How to Turn off Ads on L8 Home Page?

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Peter Lever | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:22 AM

L7  had the option where I could choose. Not able to see that in L8.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:25 AM

Peter Lever:

L7  had the option where I could choose. Not able to see that in L8.

This is currently not available and will be added in a future release from what we have been told.

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:26 AM

We're working on it right now. We expect it to ship in 8.1.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:29 AM

Alan Palmer (Faithlife):

We're working on it right now. We expect it to ship in 8.1.

You guys play too much with poison pills.  I'm on the fence with Diamond Orthodox. Versus 8.1.


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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 9:48 AM

Denise:

Alan Palmer (Faithlife):

We're working on it right now. We expect it to ship in 8.1.

You guys play too much with poison pills.  I'm on the fence with Diamond Orthodox. Versus 8.1.

I'm not sure what you mean by this. What Alan is saying is that we already know about the limitation on the homepage and they are already working on a fix that will be pushed with the next Logos 8 update 8.1. 8.1 is not another upgrade scenario, it will be part of L8.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 10:40 AM

David Taylor Jr:

Denise:

Alan Palmer (Faithlife):

We're working on it right now. We expect it to ship in 8.1.

You guys play too much with poison pills.  I'm on the fence with Diamond Orthodox. Versus 8.1.

I'm not sure what you mean by this. What Alan is saying is that we already know about the limitation on the homepage and they are already working on a fix that will be pushed with the next Logos 8 update 8.1. 8.1 is not another upgrade scenario, it will be part of L8.

Thanks, David. My point is D/O is the only package interesting. 8.1 is the next choice. 7.18 works fine.


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Michael Parry-Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:18 PM

I can't believe the homepage has not got the function To customise and turn off items which I do not want to see

would like to able to have the option to turn stuff off the main page as we did in previous version

advertisements are annoying .There is too much information on the page

All I wanted on this page is content from the library. An options to add any of the other stuff 

I'm not knocking this version  I just thought that such a simple thing would have been added. Knowing how most of us like to customise Our home page

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:19 PM

Michael:

I can't believe the homepage has not got the function To customise and turn off items which I do not want to see

would like to able to have the option to turn stuff off the main page as we did in previous version

Why bring a new version out with this option, missing? Everyone's gonna want to customised this page to suit one's needs

advertisements are annoying .There is too much information on the page

All I wanted on this page is content from the library. An options to add any of the other stuff I've become  defaultIn this version

I'm not knocking this version is just I would have expected to have the same flexibility as in the previous version when it comes to customisation

mick

They are bringing it back it just wasn't ready to go for launch. 

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 1:20 PM

Michael:

I can't believe the homepage has not got the function To customise and turn off items which I do not want to see

would like to able to have the option to turn stuff off the main page as we did in previous version

Why bring a new version out with this option, missing? Everyone's gonna want to customised this page to suit one's needs

advertisements are annoying .There is too much information on the page

All I wanted on this page is content from the library. An options to add any of the other stuff I've become  defaultIn this version

I'm not knocking this version is just I would have expected to have the same flexibility as in the previous version when it comes to customisation

mick

I think this is coming in a future version, but didn't make it into 8.0. 

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:04 PM

Hi Alan.

When will 8.1 ship? I am seeing forums where 'is a known issue' and version 8.1 are mentioned ... for what I consider to be fundamental things ... such a simple uncluttered UI, no freemium advertising, and a basic unbroken workflow.

It would be really nice to know if, by waiting for the version with the 'fixes', will we loose out on any current discounts (not that I can work out off there are any discounts at the moment ... it all seems a little over-hyped and deliberately muddied ... the use of facebook, the broken videos, twitter, that 'live' Youtube debacle, these forums etc. etc. ... and not forgetting the constant exhortation to call a sales rep ... phone in the 21st century!).

Sorry if this sounds frustrated ... but too many Logos hype jobs have resulted in poorer software, higher prices, and the few fixies of L4 issues e.g. prioritisation or the cited by tool ... the hopes of fixes dash by the breaking of working features. Things will settle, hopefully with 8.01 (not 8.1). When you have so much invested into a platform, and then see the videos and misinformation and confusion, things get personal. I am actually feeling vaguely sick over the  loss of the direction from what I have seen so far ... and am unwilling to pop for L8 to be a test bed.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:08 PM

Martin Folley:

Hi Alan.

When will 8.1 ship? I am seeing forums where 'is a known issue' and version 8.1 are mentioned ... for what I consider to be fundamental things ... such a simple uncluttered UI, no freemium advertising, and a basic unbroken workflow.

It would be really nice to know if, by waiting for the version with the 'fixes', will we loose out on any current discounts (not that I can work out off there are any discounts at the moment ... it all seems a little over-hyped and deliberately muddied ... the use of facebook, the broken videos, twitter, that 'live' Youtube debacle, these forums etc. etc. ... and not forgetting the constant exhortation to call a sales rep ... phone in the 21st century!).

Sorry if this sounds frustrated ... but too many Logos hype jobs have resulted in poorer software, higher prices, and the few fixies of L4 issues e.g. prioritisation or the cited by tool ... the hopes of fixes dash by the breaking of working features. Things will settle, hopefully with 8.01 (not 8.1). When you have so much invested into a platform, and then see the videos and misinformation and confusion, things get personal. I am actually feeling vaguely sick over the  loss of the direction from what I have seen so far ... and am unwilling to pop for L8 to be a test bed.

Beta is planned to ship out next week, then they typically work on a 6 week release cycle.

I disagree with you assessment of the software. L8 is a lot of fun and practical to use. Not really sure what you mean by misinformation?

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:11 PM

It is at best "unfortunate" that Logos forgot to let you switch adds off.

At best it shows a complete lack of appreciation for what has been a very widely held concern and at worst something that verges on sharp practice.  

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:13 PM

Mike Pettit:

It is at best "unfortunate" that Logos forgot to let you switch adds off.

At best it shows a complete lack of appreciation for what has been a very widely held concern and at worst something that verges on sharp practice.  

Or it could have just been an oversight on an extensive overhaul. Grace guys, remember to give grace.

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Richard Wardman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:15 PM

David Taylor Jr:
Grace guys, remember to give grace.

Yes

I personally think the FL team have done a great job with this update and release. And on things like this (control over home page content) they know what users want and are planning updates soon. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:20 PM

Martin Folley:
I am actually feeling vaguely sick over the  loss of the direction from what I have seen so far ... and am unwilling to pop for L8 to be a test bed.

Interesting in that this is the version that, despite some problems, finally includes everything I was very noisy about starting in L3 - notes, workflows, lectionaries, graphics. I'm pleased although I have a few items that I want fixed ASAP.

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:22 PM

Martin Folley:

Hi Alan.

When will 8.1 ship?

Logos desktop currently operates on a 6-week dev cycle. We release updates every week to our Beta channel and then target shipping the next "point" release to the stable channel (i.e. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, etc) every 6-weeks.

Thus, 8.1 is expected ~6 weeks from now.

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:24 PM
Hi David. Misinformation relates to the various channels of information, none of which ties together in a single location. There are some videos on 'Faithlife' somewhere ... but no link that |I can see from Logos ... the links where provided within this community. There were advanced notices ... in Fakebook, but not on the site or hear. There are posts from FL employees here that do not direct you to product pages or videos, but to other forum posts, which in turn link you to other places. There is uncertainty ... in my mind ... and that is the POV that I am taking. I noticed that buried deep in the lists of resources there were words the the effect of a free course of your choice ... not sure if that is working ... but again, the information of less than clear. Did you watch the 'live' Youtube thing ... somebody else said timeshare selling ... I concur ... it is not what I would expect of a large professional corporation ... unless they are not was large, and the app is not so improved ... and my investment is not so secure ... and the program is not so free as it was when I was first sold on it. 'Notes are no longer core ... and working notes require you to be an additional tool etc. etc. I am wanting to say the 'best thing since sliced bread' but the impression I am given is Logos Marketing department strikes again ... excess hype leading to excess expectations ... etc. etc. This is not the first time ... or even the second, or third ... To be honest, when I posted I was, and still am frustrated, ... but my question still stands ... when will 8.1 be released? What discounts are being offered at the moment, and when will they evaporate. All reasonable questions that should have a reasonable time-frame estimate. It is not as if they were publishing a commentary set!

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:25 PM

Mike Pettit:
It is at best "unfortunate" that Logos forgot to let you switch adds off.

They didn't "forget" to let you switch ads off. Nowadays developing software is done iteratively. You don't build everything all at once. With regard to the Home Page, you obviously have to build the modules first. Customisation has to come next. Ideally, I agree that it would have been better if that customisation was available at 8.0, but I'm confident it will come soon. I don't believe it's necessary (or helpful) to question motives just because a feature isn't finished yet.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:31 PM

Well, we'll see what's available in 6 weeks.  May well work out to a free engine.


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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:31 PM

Martin Folley:
and that is the POV that I am taking

If that's the POV you've chosen to take, I'd gently suggest you log off and come back in a week's time when things have settled down. Faithlife are doing their best with this massive change to their website, videos, base packages, etc. They won't (can't) get everything perfectly correct in one day. But this has been by far the smoothest transition I've seen in the last ten years. I've read every post on the L8 forum, and I've seen no mention of any "misinformation" (the occasional missing information certainly, but that's not the same thing). There's a huge amount to say. Some people want to know everything. Others just want a quick summary. Some people want videos, others want text. It's impossible to please everyone, but that's what Faithlife have to try to do.

Martin Folley:
I noticed that buried deep in the lists of resources there were words the the effect of a free course of your choice ... not sure if that is working

It is working. I've already started watching mine.

Martin Folley:
o be honest, when I posted I was, and still am frustrated, ... but my question still stands ... when will 8.1 be released

This is day one. You don't need to purchase now. None of us do. If you're not happy, then wait. You'll get plenty of notice of the initial offering being withdrawn (whenever that happens), and you'll have plenty of time to make your decisions. 8.1 will be along in six weeks or so.

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