| I visited the forum yesterday and my old login id and password worked
| fine. However, I couldn't find anyplace to select an option to
| participate via email. All I could find was an option to:
|  Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply...
|  and receive email notifications of replies
Yes, those are the options you must select to get postings as emails. IIRC
you must also choose which of the NGs (oops, forums) you want to watch, or
maybe the above choices are by forum. In any case, when you open the Forum
in your browser, there is a top-level choice "What's New?". If you select
it, a list of threads from all your watched forums (I always want to write
"fora") that have received new posts, showing the originating post and
latest reply. If you click on the little button on the left of thread title,
it takes you directly to the first unread post in the thread. The "Mark
Forums Read" button can empty the display; the information of what you've
read is stored on the server, so using a different browser or different
computer will not bring old ones back. It is not terribly overwhelming, and
I often just clear the list unconditionally, having read all by email.
| Well, I guess I'm out of the loop then unless I have a question to
| post, which isn't likely; and if I have a question, I'll post it here
| first. The new forum seems like a big step backward to me.
For those of us who are keyboard oriented for all work that is not graphics
and prefer to read rather than view pretty banners etc. it is. However,
looking at the identity of the complainers about this change, we were indeed
a small minority. However, there were still more complainers than approvers.
The majority? Silent unless they themselves have a problem!
| I've always thought that if JPSoft wanted more control over posting
| that a moderated Yahoo Group would have worked very well.
Or even a moderated Usenet newsgroup. But having a moderator is yet another
job a small company like JPsoft cannot really afford to pay for.
| Work is the curse of the drinking class.
And cursing is the work of the drinking class...