locked Re: "Like" for the email-centric (was First Impressions of Groups.io)
David P. Dillard
It is not just accessibility with continuous scroll. The database Summon when they went from the 1.0 version to the 2.0 version went from individual pages of search results to continuous scroll which I detest in any such application of archived content. In Google, Google Scholar, Google Books searches one can take the link to a specific page of search results so that one can go back to where they left off in looking at the results or just remember the page number one was on. This is simply not possible in the world of scroll, one link for the entire result takes on to the very beginning of the search result. The same is true for the archives in general and for search results of archives in Yahoo Groups, not to mention the search tool on Yahoo has major issues and behaves very erratically.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Two things about search that need attention on Groups IO
The search icon on Groups IO does not work, one must hit enter for a search to work.
One should be able to search for a group on the main Groups IO page and not have to find a link to a page where this can be done.
For any interested, Summon at Temple can be found here and is available for all to use.
Here are examples of Summon in use compared to other search tools.
Between continuous scroll and walking a straight line to ones right to facilitate the abstract pop up for individual records to show up, this database has become an accessibility and usability nightmare. This in a database whose content is invaluable. It may cover more ground than Google Scholar and Google Books combined, it certainly is a critical place to look when one needs content on a subject of interest.
Here, for example, is what this database indexes regarding email groups:
(215) 204 - 4584
RESEARCH PAPER WRITING
DISABILITIES AND EMPLOYMENT
On Sun, 11 Jan 2015, Feathered Leader wrote:
Once again, replying to an older message: