Homepage no longer shows what was updated or added to Library?

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 11:39 AM

Todd Phillips:

Fredc:
I have not tested it so I could be wrong. But if you get 3 downloads in a row I think the resources updated in all three will show if you have not deleted the previous notification. I don't think they overwrite one another.

This is true.  I made three separate purchases and made sure to download between each one.  They are all together in the same list.

Here's my update list for the second and third downloads:

Well, my first tests above showed seemed to show one thing.

But I just updated again, and where the first three updates were additive, this one cleared out the previous ones:

This function is flaky.  It does need to show all the updates done over time (whether it's one day or 7).  Currently, I have to conclude that it's not trustworthy.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 12:01 PM

This feature clearly needs more development, but I do like the principle behind it.

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 12:07 PM

Todd Phillips:
But I just updated again, and where the first three updates were additive, this one cleared out the previous ones

I can confirm the same behaviour. 

I downloaded 160+ resources and then, separately, a free offering from Logos. The free offering overwrote the 160+ resources.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 12:32 PM

Well enough of us have confirmed the behavior. Can we get a logos rep to comment?  It really would be nice especially to have a listing of what was added to our libraries and have that listing remain for a few days.  It is also nice to know what was updated, but that is easier to accept by looking at the library tag.  What is new to us should be listed in the drop down and remain there for a period of days or until the list reaches a maximum size or x resources

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 1:32 PM

Mark:
It really would be nice especially to have a listing of what was added to our libraries and have that listing remain for a few days.  It is also nice to know what was updated, but that is easier to accept by looking at the library tag.

I think you'd find that most people's priority would be the opposite. Admittedly, this huge update download at the same time as the L6 launch has created a bit of a mess in many people's Last Updated columns. Yet, in normal cases people don't wonder what is new; they know what they've bought. It's when they get an update they haven't bought that they come running to the forums asking how they can find out what it is. 

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 2:55 PM

fgh:
think you'd find that most people's priority would be the opposite

Well I have no scientific evidence to confirm or deny what you say.  But it is important to me.

And since the feature was available in L5, it certainly would not take more than a few minutes to restore it back in L6.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:04 PM

Mark:
it certainly would not take more than a few minutes to restore it back in L6.

What exactly would they need to do to restore it? How much time would it take and how would affect the other code? I don't know and I suspect you do not know either.

I do know the changes in the Homepage are a result of a complete rewrite of that feature. There were a number of reasons for this rewrite and probably the most significant for many users is the increased speed in loading and refreshing the homepage.

I would not presume to know how easy or difficult it might be to make the updated resources part of the new homepage in the same way it was in L5. 

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:12 PM

Fredc:
I do know the changes in the Homepage are a result of a complete rewrite of that feature. There were a number of reasons for this rewrite and probably the most significant for many users is the increased speed in loading and refreshing the homepage.

Let me just add that there was no resource update on the home page during early beta testing and because of testers' requests the information was restored in the form you now see. I personally liked the old way of seeing the information and wouldn't mind seeing it return, but one reason it wasn't put on the home page contents even then may have to do with some design or coding issues. Faithlife could weigh in on this.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:17 PM

Thank you FredC and Mark for your input.  I would like to see Faithlife weigh in on this

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:31 PM

I decided to take fgh's advice earlier in this thread and make sure that everything is tagged (so now I have 3000+ resources with the ironic tag: UNTAGGED). No matter where the new resources are listed on the homepage, this would be the only way to distinguish between updated resources and new resources. I just wish I had it in place last Monday when I got the "massive update" and upgraded to Logos 6 Gold.

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Jeremiah Ketchum | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 4 2014 3:36 PM

I'd like to be able to find out what new resources I got when I upgraded to Logos 6. Is there a way to do that?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 4 2014 3:48 PM

Jeremiah Ketchum:
I'd like to be able to find out what new resources I got when I upgraded to Logos 6. Is there a way to do that?

You can sort your library by "updated". As long as you didn't have other purchases or updates on the same day, you will see everything that was added to your library that day.

NOTE: this will show you all of your book resources... it would show you things like datasets. 

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 4 2014 4:01 PM

abondservant:

I had a thought.

If you tag your resources, downloading the collection "document" from the faithlife group Logos set up to give out such things might just do the trick. Old resources, if they were tagged, will make themselves apparent right away. if they aren't tagged sorting by the date they were last updated will help you make the distinction.

Let me find the link.

https://faithlife.com/logos-product-collections/ Join this group, click documents, and then scroll down to the package you have :)

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Jeremiah Ketchum | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 4 2014 4:38 PM

Thanks for your help. I tried that but there were other updates the same day. Just trying to figure out which ones were new. I also emailed Logos to see if they could simply email it to me.

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