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How do you like the new EOGN webpage?

  • 11 Oct 2020 10:37 PM
    Reply # 9297905 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    ---> The only thing I don't see is the RSS feed, have I overlooked it?

    Yes, it is there but isn't very visible and and available although I haven't announced it.

    Look a little below the top of the page where the search box is. It is labeled "Search this website" and right below it is the search box where you enter the search terms, if you want to search for anything in the web site. That is not an RSS function, of course, but it helps you locate the RSS icon. Look right below the search box for the RSS icon.

    Click on the RSS icon and a page of RSS will appear. It looks like gibberish but click on the URL at that top of the page, copy the URL to save it, then go to your RSS newsreader and copy (or paste) that URL into the newsreader's space for "monitor another RSS newsfeed".

    Note that different RSS newsreaders may use different terminology than "monitor another RSS newsfeed" but the wording should be similar.

  • 12 Oct 2020 11:06 AM
    Reply # 9298945 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    As someone who operates a Wordpress web site I can appreciate the amount of effort that has been put into this.  I'm sure things will get better with time.

    For some reason my password didn't work.  However after a password reset that seems to be solved.

    The notice said that articles could only be read online.  As I like to download the weekly summary I was initially disappointed.  However I found the link and you can download the summary as a PDF like before so all is good.

  • 12 Oct 2020 11:29 AM
    Reply # 9298968 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    I find the stark white hard on the eyes. Especially when it is against the beautiful, sunset background. The white is harsh.

  • 12 Oct 2020 4:04 PM
    Reply # 9299492 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    Hi Dick,

    Wonderful new look!  Still would like a new photo instead of that

    grim looking old soldier :)  Maybe Rosie the Riveter?  Best, George

  • 14 Oct 2020 6:35 AM
    Reply # 9302868 on 9297905
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    ---> The only thing I don't see is the RSS feed, have I overlooked it?

    Yes, it is there but isn't very visible and and available although I haven't announced it.

    Look a little below the top of the page where the search box is. It is labeled "Search this website" and right below it is the search box where you enter the search terms, if you want to search for anything in the web site. That is not an RSS function, of course, but it helps you locate the RSS icon. Look right below the search box for the RSS icon.

    Click on the RSS icon and a page of RSS will appear. It looks like gibberish but click on the URL at that top of the page, copy the URL to save it, then go to your RSS newsreader and copy (or paste) that URL into the newsreader's space for "monitor another RSS newsfeed".

    Note that different RSS newsreaders may use different terminology than "monitor another RSS newsfeed" but the wording should be similar.


    Perfect! Thanks, Dick!
  • 14 Oct 2020 10:32 PM
    Reply # 9304626 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    I want to be able to read the whole newsletter from one email after logging in, like in the old days. I do not find this site easier to navigate at all.. 

  • 15 Oct 2020 12:08 AM
    Reply # 9304733 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    Do not recall my subscription expiring nor notice of same.  So I subscribed today and hope to see the newsletter in my inbox tomorrow and every day thereafter.  Thank you

  • 15 Oct 2020 6:50 AM
    Reply # 9304999 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    At this time, email notices are being sent once a week. That may change to become more or less often after I gain some experience and after newsletter readers provide their feedback and suggestions.

     - Dick Eastman

  • 17 Oct 2020 5:49 PM
    Reply # 9310212 on 9279668
    Anonymous

    So far, I really don't like it at all. It is not near as user friendly as the old site. Will we eventually be able to access past issues and do searches for articles? I am also having trouble finding one of the Plus Edition Issues. There is no listing for the October 5th or 40th Issue. I realize this is a work in progress and I am hopeful that it will improve in the future.

  • 18 Oct 2020 8:20 AM
    Reply # 9310839 on 9304733
    Anonymous
    Anonymous wrote:

    Do not recall my subscription expiring nor notice of same.  So I subscribed today and hope to see the newsletter in my inbox tomorrow and every day thereafter.  Thank you

    I, too, am waiting for the email digest. I subscribed when the new version came out, but am yet to receive any email digest. I REALLY miss the daily email with all the new posts from the last 24 hours! I'm hoping this gets re-instated. I do not go out looking at discussion "forums" on various websites. Please, Dick, consider reinstating the old daily email digest. But I haven't yet even received the weekly one.

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