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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Wed 14 Jan 2009, 08:46 PM
It is a sad and pathetic story, really, one which is barely fit for a family-oriented blog, much less a corporate one.  There are a bunch of unfortunate folks who would like to be at Lotusphere 2009, but they just can't.  They really, really can't.  Steve McDonagh started the whole sad litany, but has been joined by the likes of Vaughan Rivett and Ben Poole and others.  So, in a fit of sympathy, I offered to throw them a bone, as it were, and list them in the Lotusphere Sessions db as Non-Attenders, but the name just didn't quite fit the truly pathetic nature of the group.  Then I happened to notice Steve's side bar:

Geeky Order of Notes Admins and Developers

... and it struck me what to call them.  I plan to add Steve and others to the sessions db tonight as "Missing GONADs".  It just seems right.  Of course, if you would like to be in Steve's auspicious company, please respond here and let me know that you would also like to be listed under "Missing GONADs" in the Sessions db, proudly and for all to see.

Still, there is one question that remains unanswered: Why aren't they going to be at Lotusphere?  Do they not have the time?  Do they not have the money?  Or, perchance, do they just not have the balls?

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Wed 14 Jan 2009, 01:50 PM
As I polish up the last few pre-beta details with iFidelity, I wanted to ask a favor of anybody out there.  Do you have an example of an outbound email that you know renders badly, an example of an inbound email that is horrible when forwarded, or just anything sufficiently complex that you wonder how iFidelity might handle it?  If you create a blank database (with no design) and just paste in the mail messages that you would like tested, the send to , I'll test them out and send them back rendered by iFidelity (once I scramble around fixing any oddities I may find, so don't expect it back in minutes).  Obviously, keep out any confidential information, but give me a chance to put iFidelity through its paces.  Feel free to play "gotcha", as I know some of you enjoy that.

As an example, I went to the Notes client help (through the db), and forwarded a message using Action - Forward this Topic.  While it rendered well in most ways, it turned out the horizontal rule was not colored correctly by iFidelity if it didn't use one of the basic sixteen colors.  Fortunately, that was an easy bug to fix.  I'd like to see if your mail has easy (or even difficult) rendering issues to fix.  Thanks in advance (and there might just be a discount for the product for those who send samples)!

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Wed 14 Jan 2009, 12:30 PM
Clearly, a fair number of people want IBM to fix this age old issue.  I wonder how many people will want to try out iFidelity in Lotus Notes 6, 6.5, 7, 8 or 8.5 so they can have a solution now, and not in Notes/Domino 9, 10, 11 or 12?  

Still, don't forget to vote and let IBM know it is wanted.  Some trains take a long time to get up to speed, so they need a healthy lead time.

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