It is frustrating how computer software is constantly evolving. We are comfortable with what we already know, and what we know seems to be faster and efficient, but it is not.
If you do not regularly use the website, you will never benefit from how fast and efficient it is compared to the email digest. And the following is how I can prove it:
Save this link: https://orchid.ganoksin.com/c/jewelry-discussion in your favorites.
Put the link where you don’t need to search for it; (I put a couple of frequently used links in the header of my browser).
For maximum time-savings, stay logged-in to the website. And when you save that link, be sure it is to your logged-in page.
What is so efficient and time-saving about this page is that it tells you what is new since your last visit, but these “new post indicators” are based on having done all your reading on the website as opposed to reading the email, so you would need to do it this way for awhile for the “new post indicators” to function to your advantage.
It will initially take more time to determine which posts you have not read. So, maybe it would be helpful to start on a certain date like Jan. 1, so that you can ignore all posts that were created before Jan 1.
But once you get in sync with the new post indicators, there is no faster or more efficient way to read the new posts.
When you are in sync with the “new post indicators”, you open the link and see the page divided. The top part of the page shows every thread to which there was added a new post since your last visit.
You simply click on a thread and you are immediately taken to the post that is new to you. You don’t have to look through the posts you already read in a thread in order to see what’s new. This system is seriously fast and efficient when used as intended on the website.
If you miss checking the new posts for a number of days, the website’s “new post indicators” make reading the new posts way more efficient than reading several days of the digest.
I’ve used both the old and the new websites, the email digest and individual emails, and I know for a fact that understanding how efficient this new website can be, has a direct relationship with how much time you invest in learning and actually using the website. Your usage does not include any of the time you spent reading emails and digests.
For me, looking at the photos on the website is vastly superior to looking at them in my email client. You might toy around with this on the next photo that interests you and compare the difference. Sometimes my email client cuts off part of the photo, so looking at the photo on the website often shows a much more interesting photo than how it looks in the email client.
This other link: https://orchid.ganoksin.com/ is another web page in my favorites, which I use in order to keep up with the posts to other categories. When pressed for time, I let those other categories wait until another day.