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Douglas Woelke | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 17 2018 6:01 PM

What became of "Excerpts from your library" on home screen; and why instead, so many ads for prepublications?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 7:00 PM

Excerpts have been removed. But Faithlife may bring them back

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 7:29 PM

Dave Hooton:

Excerpts have been removed. But Faithlife may bring them back

i am puzzled as to why they chose to remove so many things that were useful in 7

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 7:40 PM

David Wanat:
i am puzzled as to why they chose to remove so many things that were useful in 7

I don't think they did. I think your question is better asked as "why are so many useful features of L7 not yet converted to L8 on release?" I think this for example because the dataset behind the excerpts has not been removed.

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Douglas Woelke | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 8:00 PM

You may be right...hopefully...wondering if while "Now" gives us an early view,, if we are not paying to be beta testers.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 17 2018 9:52 PM

Douglas Woelke:
if we are not paying to be beta testers.

No, those of us who are beta testers can assured you that you're not paying to be beta testers ... and we're not paid to be beta testers, just have a masochistic streak.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 18 2018 12:28 AM

MJ. Smith:

David Wanat:
i am puzzled as to why they chose to remove so many things that were useful in 7

I don't think they did. I think your question is better asked as "why are so many useful features of L7 not yet converted to L8 on release?" I think this for example because the dataset behind the excerpts has not been removed.

We can interpret missing features in many ways. Here's the official wording "Resource excerpts: There are no longer resource excerpts on the Home Page. We’re exploring ways to show selections from resources in the future." Which hints that the Excerpts database may not be used!

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Natasha Lampe | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 19 2018 5:45 AM

I do hope this will come back. This is how I would find my next book to read/explore in my library. if I had known it wouldn’t be in Logos 8, I don’t think I would have upgraded from 7. Hopefully it comes back soon. 

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Natasha Lampe:

I do hope this will come back. This is how I would find my next book to read/explore in my library. if I had known it wouldn’t be in Logos 8, I don’t think I would have upgraded from 7. Hopefully it comes back soon. 

If you are looking for a way to find random books to read, you might try entering the command fsd in the Go box at the top of the main window.

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Natasha Lampe | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 19 2018 6:32 AM

I did not know this! Thank you! I will try later.

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 19 2018 7:49 AM

MJ. Smith:

David Wanat:
i am puzzled as to why they chose to remove so many things that were useful in 7

I don't think they did. I think your question is better asked as "why are so many useful features of L7 not yet converted to L8 on release?" I think this for example because the dataset behind the excerpts has not been removed.

so, you mean that what we had in 7 just wasn’t updated yet?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 20 2018 2:36 PM

David Wanat:
so, you mean that what we had in 7 just wasn’t updated yet?

We won't get the UI back! Otherwise, I refer you to https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019175372 and words like "We’re not sure if we’ll bring this back or not."

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 3 2018 8:55 PM

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Natasha Lampe:

I do hope this will come back. This is how I would find my next book to read/explore in my library. if I had known it wouldn’t be in Logos 8, I don’t think I would have upgraded from 7. Hopefully it comes back soon. 

If you are looking for a way to find random books to read, you might try entering the command fsd in the Go box at the top of the main window.

Command fsd can be used in a collection, which can be dragged to become a shortcut (so can randomly open a resource in a collection)

Screen shot shows collection list that begins with Bible in my library.

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 3:27 PM

Dave Hooton:

Excerpts have been removed. But Faithlife may bring them back

Loved the excerpts. So many wonderful books in my library are buried and unknown.

I also very much miss the "what's new" feature that showed me what changed when there was an update.

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Chris K | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 4 2018 11:10 PM

I agree!  I loved the Excerpts and the What's New.

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