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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:33 PM

Thank you.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:35 PM

Martin Folley:
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!

Expect 8.1 in approximately 6 weeks.

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Martin Folley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 2:41 PM

I agree it is time for me to zip itZip it! and I apologise to all who have been offended by my expressing a point of view.

I do not agree with your summary Mark ... Logos have had time. They could have more time ...nobody said that they had to release the software in this state, with known issues, and this form of PR. You and I both know that they have a history in this ... I know that I should have known better and expected less etc. but then Logos should have known better as well.

Time will tell. Maybe L4 will be fixed here ... the context menus will become manageable, the prioritisation will be easier, the tagging and organisation of tags will work etc. etc. Ultimately you are correct, all I can do is wait and see ...

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:00 PM

Home page looks pretty, but I start the software to a blank layout 

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:01 PM

I do feel that it is faster 

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:07 PM

Martin Folley:
I do not agree with your summary Mark ... Logos have had time. They could have more time ...nobody said that they had to release the software in this state, with known issues, and this form of PR. You and I both know that they have a history in this ... I know that I should have known better and expected less etc. but then Logos should have known better as well.

I agree that Faithlife have history, and customers (including me) have been rightly unimpressed with some of the excessive marketing and hype there have been in the past. But I genuinely believe this is not one of those occasions. I genuinely think L8 has had by far the smoothest launch with the least errors and problems of any Logos version in the last 15 years.

It's also true to say that they could have taken more time and added the features you feel are lacking before launching (for example) in December. But if they had have done, you would have been no better off (you'd have to wait until later anyway), and thousands of others (including me) who are delighted with L8 would have been worse off because we would have to have waited too. And even if Faithlife had have waited to add the features you wish were present, there would still be people wanting still other features. You can't wait until you have a perfect product (or even perfect marketing) before launch. If you do, you'll never launch. (Just like I can't wait until I have a perfect sermon before I preach it. I have to do the best I can in the time available, with this skills I have.)

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Cynthia in Florida | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:12 PM

Mark Barnes:

Martin Folley:
I do not agree with your summary Mark ... Logos have had time. They could have more time ...nobody said that they had to release the software in this state, with known issues, and this form of PR. You and I both know that they have a history in this ... I know that I should have known better and expected less etc. but then Logos should have known better as well.

I agree that Faithlife have history, and customers (including me) have been rightly unimpressed with some of the excessive marketing and hype there have been in the past. But I genuinely believe this is not one of those occasions. I genuinely think L8 has had by far the smoothest launch with the least errors and problems of any Logos version in the last 15 years.

It's also true to say that they could have taken more time and added the features you feel are lacking before launching (for example) in December. But if they had have done, you would have been no better off (you'd have to wait until later anyway), and thousands of others (including me) who are delighted with L8 would have been worse off because we would have to have waited too. And even if Faithlife had have waited to add the features you wish were present, there would still be people wanting still other features. You can't wait until you have a perfect product (or even perfect marketing) before launch. If you do, you'll never launch. (Just like I can't wait until I have a perfect sermon before I preach it. I have to do the best I can in the time available, with this skills I have.)

Wonderfully expressed!

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:13 PM

Denise:
You guys play too much with poison pills.

But you noticed the Samaritan Pentateuch!!??

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 29 2018 3:45 PM

MJ. Smith:

Denise:
You guys play too much with poison pills.

But you noticed the Samaritan Pentateuch!!??

Well, luckily I already have Samaritan, Vulgate Analytical, and NETS in the side pockets (CC/PP). So, an engine may be the answer.

But I'll admit the Orthodox Diamond is nicely packaged; it'd be my first in 13 years. I already have Aramaic Bible in hard copy, so the Fathers was the attraction.


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Batman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 30 2018 8:34 PM

I dont really want to perpetuate bad motives. However, over the past decade, the 10 years I have dealt with Logos, I have seen many things that would question integrity. 
At the same time, where integrity has come up, I have seen Bob intervene, and actually change policy and offer apologies where necessary. 
The masses are a pain in the butt. We're on the outside looking in. We know more than everyone who is actually doing the work, despite the fact we have absolutely no clue how to do anything. 
For starters, there are laws to be followed. Governmental interference, God's law, the law of computing, and laws of rationality. Because we do not know the real motives behind things, it is very easy to judge harshly. I admit, I have been there and done that. What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. And when working with the Bible, it's just that simple. Except, it's not, because we are also dealing with people. Sinful people. Godly people. People who have their hearts right and want to do the best possible job. People who are here just to make money off silly gullible Christians. Then, add to that, the masses who come bearing irrationality and stupidity. The masses who have great ideas, but no knowledge of how to incorporate things. And somehow, here we all are, being given the ability to offer our input, good, bad, or otherwise. 

So, while it is easy for us outsiders to offer up blame, there is reason we do. And, while it seems so obvious that there is evil intentions lurking behind closed doors up there, reality is, it just may be a series of unfortunate coincidences and events that convict innocent people who are doing their very best to bring us the best possible product, for the best reasonable prices. 
And that is how I have seen Logos over the past 3 years. I've seen the things that make me cringe. I see the reactions, whether from backlash or realization that decisions were not the best, but regardless have been corrected. 

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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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