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    Hello there!

    When I became a Lounge member back in 2002 I was pretty young and curious, an I had plenty of time to read posts carefully. However, as time passed by and time constraints became an issue, and since my profession is not directly related to IT, I found myself relying heavily on daily digests and only occasionally jumping into a conversation.

    But over the last few months I noticed I have been unaware of the activity of the forums I usually check. And the reason is, I believe, that the format of the new digests is too awful. With a "new Lounge" digest you:

    a. Don't have a post index, to tell whether some thread might indeed be of interest without going through the entire posts list;
    b. Cannot tell at a quick glance where a post starts and where it ends, because the format and the delimiters are way too messy. Ceaseless, poorly formatted quotes make my eyes sore.
    c. Cannot thus gather information quickly from the digest. In my case, I just end up deleting the message.

    As an example, see attached old.txt and new.txt, two sample Other Software Applications digests, and how easy it was to read old.txt and just how hard it is now to read new.txt.

    I know administrators must still be really busy getting things to work alright in the New Lounge. However, should they have some spare time in the future, I think a little work here would have a considerable impact in the way many people access the Lounge.

    In any case, thank you for reading this post and for all the effort you have put into making the Lounge a better place so far!
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    [quote name='diegol' post='774239' date='07-May-2009 20:53']But over the last few months I noticed I have been unaware of the activity of the forums I usually check. And the reason is, I believe, that the format of the new digests is too awful.[/quote]
    I think the admins are painfully aware of the shortcomings of the digests, but that their resources for digging under the covers of IP Board to diagnose the situation are very limited these days.

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    Diegol,

    This is pretty close to our top issue at the moment, it will be addressed we just need a bit more time.

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    [quote name='StuartR' post='774253' date='08-May-2009 05:54']This is pretty close to our top issue at the moment, it will be addressed we just need a bit more time.[/quote]

    Thank you Stuart. I just wanted to remark that a feature could be enhanced. I can be patient enough .
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