Here now, we can't have that!
All joking aside, I agree with you on the slide shows. I much prefer to see images in line with text and usually avoid the slide shows because of that.
On your suggestion to have the blog and slide show link to the same discussion, I don't know if the forum software will allow two different articles to call one discussion thread, but I could be wrong. I do like your idea of the side-by-side links for the slide show and blog in the email announcements. I've passed the link to your post on up the chain so the PTB can consider your suggestions.
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