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Re: Announcing Bookshelves - Free Web App at Online Book Clu

Post by Gravy » 19 Apr 2015, 22:54

Thank you, Scott!

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Post by Ryan » 19 Apr 2015, 23:38

Oh, yes ... one more thing. How do we fix issues with purchase information? The fields can't be altered, so the only way to do it is to sabotage the old copy, create a new (correct) copy and then merge the two.

But that leads to another issue: if this is what moderators have to do each time, the process will take much longer than it has to if every step has to be approved by a fellow moderator. Is there any way to quicken the process at all?
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Post by gali » 20 Apr 2015, 02:08

ryanj1 wrote:Oh, yes ... one more thing. How do we fix issues with purchase information? The fields can't be altered, so the only way to do it is to sabotage the old copy, create a new (correct) copy and then merge the two.

But that leads to another issue: if this is what moderators have to do each time, the process will take much longer than it has to if every step has to be approved by a fellow moderator. Is there any way to quicken the process at all?
You mean the non-working purchase links? I wondered about that as well.
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Post by cherokee_rose » 20 Apr 2015, 03:19

I have been absent from the site for quite awhile so I was very happy to come back and see this bookshelf app. Great work on it!

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Post by Scott » 20 Apr 2015, 12:59

ryanj1 wrote:Oh, yes ... one more thing. How do we fix issues with purchase information? The fields can't be altered, so the only way to do it is to sabotage the old copy, create a new (correct) copy and then merge the two.

But that leads to another issue: if this is what moderators have to do each time, the process will take much longer than it has to if every step has to be approved by a fellow moderator. Is there any way to quicken the process at all?
@ryanj1 I have made some slight changes just now due to your good point. As moderators, you will know always be able to click the link to add purchase links. More importantly, when you click that link you can as moderators change the purchase links even if they had already been set. If they had already been set, then the fields should be pre-filled with the previous information (in case you don't want to change that field) but you can change it now.

-- 20 Apr 2015 01:02 pm --
cherokee_rose wrote:I have been absent from the site for quite awhile so I was very happy to come back and see this bookshelf app. Great work on it!
Thank you! I am glad you like it! :D

One great thing about it is I am here to make changes and consider suggestions personally.

Sites like Facebook might be popular and really useful, but at the same time they will not be able to take each and every person's suggestions into consideration. With Bookshelves, I am eager for suggestions from the people who are using it. In that way, you can customize your experience with Bookshelves by truly helping determine where the software goes from here! :)
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Post by Ryan » 20 Apr 2015, 18:04

Scott wrote:
ryanj1 wrote:Oh, yes ... one more thing. How do we fix issues with purchase information? The fields can't be altered, so the only way to do it is to sabotage the old copy, create a new (correct) copy and then merge the two.

But that leads to another issue: if this is what moderators have to do each time, the process will take much longer than it has to if every step has to be approved by a fellow moderator. Is there any way to quicken the process at all?
@ryanj1 I have made some slight changes just now due to your good point. As moderators, you will know always be able to click the link to add purchase links. More importantly, when you click that link you can as moderators change the purchase links even if they had already been set. If they had already been set, then the fields should be pre-filled with the previous information (in case you don't want to change that field) but you can change it now.
Thanks, Scott. This is much better :)
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Post by Gravy » 24 Apr 2015, 16:42

@Scott
I figure this can be asked here as it, at least somewhat, pertains to the bookshelves.
When posting about a certain book, whether a review or even just posting in 'what are you reading now', would it be acceptable to add a link to the book on bookshelves?

Sorry if this is a stupid question :lol: :oops:
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Post by Ryan » 25 Apr 2015, 02:10

Graverobber wrote:@Scott
I figure this can be asked here as it, at least somewhat, pertains to the bookshelves.
When posting about a certain book, whether a review or even just posting in 'what are you reading now', would it be acceptable to add a link to the book on bookshelves?

Sorry if this is a stupid question :lol: :oops:
I'd imagine so. Presumably your caution is based on its similarity to self-/promotion? I don't think that should be a problem seeing as the book would already be on the shelves :)

While I'm here, might it be possible to streamline the process of moving books from shelf to shelf without going to the book's page first? I'm thinking mainly about adding a "move to" drop down box right beneath the "bump to top" button and an "update position box" underneath that. Having to click on the book's page first can be a real pain :)
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Post by Gravy » 25 Apr 2015, 02:30

ryanj1 wrote:
Graverobber wrote:@Scott
I figure this can be asked here as it, at least somewhat, pertains to the bookshelves.
When posting about a certain book, whether a review or even just posting in 'what are you reading now', would it be acceptable to add a link to the book on bookshelves?

Sorry if this is a stupid question :lol: :oops:
I'd imagine so. Presumably your caution is based on its similarity to self-/promotion? I don't think that should be a problem seeing as the book would already be on the shelves :)
That, but also because of the link itself. I've explored all over this site and I seem to remember a warning or something about excessive links :eusa-think:
While I'm here, might it be possible to streamline the process of moving books from shelf to shelf without going to the book's page first? I'm thinking mainly about adding a "move to" drop down box right beneath the "bump to top" button and an "update position box" underneath that. Having to click on the book's page first can be a real pain :)
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Completely agree.
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Post by Scott » 25 Apr 2015, 12:26

Graverobber wrote:@Scott
I figure this can be asked here as it, at least somewhat, pertains to the bookshelves.
When posting about a certain book, whether a review or even just posting in 'what are you reading now', would it be acceptable to add a link to the book on bookshelves?
I encourage it! :D

-- 25 Apr 2015 12:27 pm --
ryanj1 wrote:While I'm here, might it be possible to streamline the process of moving books from shelf to shelf without going to the book's page first? I'm thinking mainly about adding a "move to" drop down box right beneath the "bump to top" button and an "update position box" underneath that. Having to click on the book's page first can be a real pain
Yes, great idea! :) I will have it done later today. We are especially lucky on this because I only just started my first coffee today. :techie-ebay:
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Post by PashaRu » 25 Apr 2015, 15:40

Just so somebody knows....

My bookshelf is kinda messed up. Many of the titles don't match the covers, and some covers repeat multiple times. It was fine before. Not sure what happened.
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Post by Gravy » 25 Apr 2015, 16:12

Scott wrote:I encourage it! :D
Thanks, Scott! :mrgreen:
Yes, great idea! :) I will have it done later today. We are especially lucky on this because I only just started my first coffee today. :techie-ebay:
Hahahaha! :lol:
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PashaRu wrote:Just so somebody knows....

My bookshelf is kinda messed up. Many of the titles don't match the covers, and some covers repeat multiple times. It was fine before. Not sure what happened.
:shock:
I don't see anything like that...
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Post by PashaRu » 25 Apr 2015, 16:49

Seems okay now. Must've been the gremlins.
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Post by Gravy » 25 Apr 2015, 17:25

Nope...The Glinch! :evil:
He does evil things like that :lol:
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Post by gali » 29 Apr 2015, 21:49

@"Scott", I like the new addition to the Bookshelves (update position box). It makes it easier to move books around. Well done! :dance:
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