Comments continue to pour in on our new format. Last week's issue was the first official HTML version, and it had a few improvements over the initial test the week before.
Many thanks to Paul DiMarzio, who back on May 12th wrote: "It would be nice to have “back to top” links at the end of each piece to make navigation easier. This is the way Yahoo Group digests come and I find it much more efficient to zero in on the stuff I want."
Based on Paul's suggestion we were able to have our programmer insert the "Back to top" links for us, and I agree that it's a nice feature.
Fred Lake writes: "The table of contents is a big help and the pictures (even yours) are a bonus. By the way, your picture must have been taken years ago....you look as young as when we got together at the 1992 ANA convention in Orlando."
Well, it wasn't taken yesterday, but it's only a couple years out of date - I was too lazy to get a new one taken. The grey is starting to creep in, so I'm in no hurry to say cheese. Here's a more up-to-date photo. I don't want to end up like one of those Coin World advertisers who've been using the same photo of themselves for the last twenty years. What are they waiting for, their tie, collar size and facial hair to come back in style?Ronald Thompson writes: "Is there any way to make the new format wider? I usually don't get a chance to read the E-Sylum at my computer so I print out a copy and read it later. The narrow columns create lots of blank space. This week's edition is 38 pages!"
Well, we're working on it. It's the number one suggestion and the designers at Grove have given me a new set of templates that should provide more flexibility on column width. Bear with us. -EditorOn the topic of an error of a different type, Pete Smith writes: "You had me going for a while. I thought I was supposed to figure out some new brain teaser about the "cascabels of cannons". Then I realized that was part of another story about the Victoria Cross. Now I believe I have found something even more difficult than the answer to a brain teaser. I caught Wayne in an error in the E-Sylum. Those are as rare as 1804 dollars."
Sorry 'bout the misplaced text, folks - that one was all my fault. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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