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Anthony Dowden | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Dec 17 2020 4:52 AM

I've joined the Logos Public Beta Group. I have the latest (9.2.0.0002) Beta installed and I have re-started the software.

However, I cannot see anyway to add a "Today in Christian History" card to the front page.

Can anybody help?

Thanks.

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Anthony Dowden | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 5:00 AM

OK I've found it. I thought it would be in the top section. It is actually buried near the bottom of the page in amongst all the other items.

Hoping that it would show more than just a solitary person's (who I've never heard of) birthday. Perhaps I am being a little unfair in saying that I was completely underwhelmed? Lol.

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 5:22 AM

I still don't see it...

I only have Excerpts, From Your Library, and Verse of the Day turned on in the Explore section.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 6:01 AM

PL:
I only have Excerpts, From Your Library, and Verse of the Day turned on in the Explore section.

You need to enable Today in Christian History as well

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 6:18 AM

I don't have that option.

I already joined the relevant FL group.

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 6:23 AM

Anthony Dowden:

OK I've found it. I thought it would be in the top section. It is actually buried near the bottom of the page in amongst all the other items.

Agreed. I have suggested that they make this a Dashboard card. I hope they'll consider that, or it wont get much visibility, IMO.

PL:

I still don't see it...

I only have Excerpts, From Your Library, and Verse of the Day turned on in the Explore section.

Have you joined the public beta for these features? That was my issue, until someone made me aware of the FL group.

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 6:25 AM

Anthony Dowden:

Hoping that it would show more than just a solitary person's (who I've never heard of) birthday. Perhaps I am being a little unfair in saying that I was completely underwhelmed? Lol.

I would think some days would have more content than others. Also, there's likely some limitations to the amount of content on the card, so you'd need to click on it to get the full experience. 

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 7:02 AM

I pressed "Follow" on that group's page... is that the same as joining it? The group seems to have no other useful content.

I do see the "Today in History" section on Factbook, just not on Home page.

(Why does FL have to make seeing such a small feature so complicated and confusing?)

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 7:19 AM

PL:
I do see the "Today in History" section on Factbook, just not on Home page.

It's part of the Explore section, and even if much content is turned off, it's way way down- for the screenshot I removed all other content from this section (using the gear-wheel on the righthand side):

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 8:06 AM

I see it now. I had to restart Logos.

I agree it's hard to find, and the result is underwhelming.

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Pater Noster | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 11:34 AM

Does not show up in the set of checkboxes to select on mine (Verbum 9.2 beta 1) even after a restart. I did follow the FL Beta group, am I supposed to Join? I did not see that option.

EDIT: I do not see it in the Factbook either, I searched for Marianne Hearn (what shows today) and John the Baptist. I do have the dataset. I wonder what is wrong...

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 12:02 PM

It took about 30 minutes or more for mine to sync up.

Have you checked the Today in History option under the Explorer content settings?

Also, since the card is in the Explore section, it can be rather hard to find. Just an FYI.

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Andrew Batishko | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 12:35 PM

Pater Noster:
I do not see it in the Factbook either, I searched for Marianne Hearn (what shows today) and John the Baptist. I do have the dataset. I wonder what is wrong...

The thing to search for in Factbook is today's date: "December 17"

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 1:03 PM

I'm sorry to have to say this out loud again: Why are you making this little new "feature" (that doesn't seem very useful) so obscure to find and so hard to activate? Is there a bigger secret plan behind this?

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Pater Noster | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 1:12 PM

Thanks Andrew! I do have it in the Factbook, but it does NOT appear in the settings to turn on for Explore, unless it's somewhere else?

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Andrew Batishko | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 1:51 PM

Pater Noster:
Thanks Andrew! I do have it in the Factbook, but it does NOT appear in the settings to turn on for Explore, unless it's somewhere else?

Now that you've confirmed it in Factbook, can you restart one more time? If the homepage was made visible before the dataset finished initializing in the application, then you might be able to see it in Factbook but not on the homepage. However, having it show up in Factbook proves it's initialized, so we just need to verify the homepage initialization by restarting.

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Pater Noster | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 1:59 PM

That was it Andrew! Thanks. So you have to see an entry in the Factbook then restart. I had restarted twice after seeing the dataset download. It's a little obscure but working now!

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Andrew Batishko | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2020 2:09 PM

I suspect if you had waited longer before restarting earlier, it would have given the application enough time to finish doing the setup that's required after the download completes. Instead it had to start that again when the application restarted, and if you went to the homepage before that completed, then the homepage wouldn't have been initialized with what it needed.

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Pater Noster | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2020 4:14 AM

Front and center (or left actually) - for those commenting on Today in Christian History being buried in the Explore section, for me it was top and left this morning!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 18 2020 8:47 AM

Pater Noster:
Front and center (or left actually) - for those commenting on Today in Christian History being buried in the Explore section, for me it was top and left this morning!

Well, I had only the Logos Blogs turned on and it was down and below them. But then again, locating the picture on the homepage was the most interesting thing about it - the factbook entry being dysfunctional and devoid of information, not even containing a link to the factbook entry about the person Charles Wesley. Not sure why there even should be any "Life of XYZ" factbook entries.

   

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