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  • Roleigh Martin
    Sep 17, 2013
      I'm adding to my list of major shortcomings of the new setup the following:

      1.  Moderators can no longer allow public access to anything in a group.  We used to be able to let the public browse our links.  We used (at least if we were members) to be able to use Google.com to search messages.  We can't do that anymore either.  The control panel for moderators is far more limited than what it used to be.

      2. The search conversations box (which does not allow advanced search as before), causes "404" page not found errors all of the time.  It is a totally worthless search function.

      Because I can't search past messages so easily, can the member who did a trial bulletin board setup for the group to try out, reach me offline again?  this is something I want to explore again.


      Visit my Google Profile (lots of very interesting research links)

      On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 4:33 PM, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
      Subject: Ongoing issues with the new site
      To: Roleigh Martin <marti124@...>

      Roleigh, please post this for me, because I can't!
      Inga, I tried to reply to your message about the search feature working fine for you (all I could see of that message was the truncated abstract), but the first time I opened that thread on my computer I saw several messages with overlapping lines, and your most recent message wasn't there at all.  I clicked "reply" at the top of the thread, but that link was dead.

      I was using my desktop computer at the time.  So I opened up my newer netbook and tried again.  This time I couldn't get past the list of messages with truncated abstracts at all - my netbook froze on "loading" when I tried.

      So I thought I'd open a new topic and clicked on that link at the top of the truncated message list, but that link didn't work either.

      Someone said the only problem is dead links and that that's easily fixable.  If it IS easily fixable, they are sure taking a long time doing it.  (And that isn't the only problem I continue to have - the freezing is another, and the overlapping lines another.  I also don't see data sets in any way I can make use of them.  I had none of these problems on either of my computers with the old forum version.)

      I keep trying but have started to avoid ever going directly to the site - I'm just waiting for the group emails and hoping that if I want to reply to something that I'll be able to.


      Visit my Google Profile (lots of very interesting research links)

      On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Inga Aksamit <Iaksamit@...> wrote:

      I do use the files when I'm looking for specific information about equipment or meal planning and have found the detailed spreadsheets, lists and articles to be helpful. I just checked the web version of the site and I can pull up messages and files as before but it looks like the old format so I'm probably not seeing the changes (aka "improvements") yet. 

      Inga Aksamit
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