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

Post by Scott » 30 Apr 2015, 15:59

gali wrote:@"Scott", I like the new addition to the Bookshelves (update position box). It makes it easier to move books around. Well done! :dance:
Great! I'm glad!
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Post by Gravy » 01 May 2015, 05:21

I was wondering if we would ever have individual preferences for bookshelves, like we have for the forums? Mainly, because I would love to have the option to view one shelf at a time, kind of like the way the 'trash' shelf is hidden unless clicked on.

It seems, to me at least, that the more books on a page, the slower it loads, and I thought that might help.
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Post by Scott » 06 May 2015, 13:50

Graverobber wrote:I was wondering if we would ever have individual preferences for bookshelves, like we have for the forums? Mainly, because I would love to have the option to view one shelf at a time, kind of like the way the 'trash' shelf is hidden unless clicked on.

It seems, to me at least, that the more books on a page, the slower it loads, and I thought that might help.
Alternatively, I am considering making it so that by default only a certain number of books are shown from each shelf and then there is a button to show the rest of the shelf like with the trash bin. What do you think?
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Post by Gravy » 06 May 2015, 17:08

I think either would work...for me at least.
Maybe other users would have a preference...
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Post by bookowlie » 09 May 2015, 13:31

Who do I contact about a cover on one of my Bookshelf books? Not only is the cover inaccurate, it appears to be spam. I have a feeling it is spam created by the author, who was very obnoxious and rude in response to my review.
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Post by Scott » 09 May 2015, 13:42

bookowlie wrote:Who do I contact about a cover on one of my Bookshelf books? Not only is the cover inaccurate, it appears to be spam. I have a feeling it is spam created by the author, who was very obnoxious and rude in response to my review.
You can PM me about this.
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Post by bookowlie » 09 May 2015, 13:43

Thanks Scott.

-- 09 May 2015, 15:21 --

Scott,
I had just PM'ed Ryan, Bookshelves Moderator, when I saw your reply. I also PM'ed you about this issue.

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Ryan, A big thank you for your help today!

-- 10 May 2015, 14:02 --

Also, thanks Scott for the help you provided!
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Post by Gravy » 22 May 2015, 17:49

@Scott
I have a glitch book on my 'to read' shelf. It happened when a book got corrected. Anyway...there are two versions of the same book, both link to the correct one, but one shows as correct and the other...really doesn't. I can't move the glitch book or anything. I also can't report it because it links to the 'good' book.
It shows as 'the best' by 'nicholas sparks' and is at the bottom of the shelf.
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Post by Scott » 23 May 2015, 10:33

Graverobber wrote:@Scott
I have a glitch book on my 'to read' shelf. It happened when a book got corrected. Anyway...there are two versions of the same book, both link to the correct one, but one shows as correct and the other...really doesn't. I can't move the glitch book or anything. I also can't report it because it links to the 'good' book.
It shows as 'the best' by 'nicholas sparks' and is at the bottom of the shelf.
@Graverobber I fixed it. Unfortunately, I am unsure of the cause, but I suspect it occurred during the merger of the duplicate books.
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Post by Gravy » 23 May 2015, 16:18

Scott wrote:
Graverobber wrote:@Scott
I have a glitch book on my 'to read' shelf. It happened when a book got corrected. Anyway...there are two versions of the same book, both link to the correct one, but one shows as correct and the other...really doesn't. I can't move the glitch book or anything. I also can't report it because it links to the 'good' book.
It shows as 'the best' by 'nicholas sparks' and is at the bottom of the shelf.
@Graverobber I fixed it. Unfortunately, I am unsure of the cause, but I suspect it occurred during the merger of the duplicate books.

Thank you! :mrgreen:
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Post by gali » 15 Jun 2015, 00:53

For further info, please check out the Bookshelves FAQ:

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In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by bookowlie » 15 Jun 2015, 08:24

For each book on my "Already Read" Shelves, there is an avatar of a girl hugging a man made of printed paper, against a printer paper background. The avatar shows up in the rectangular box on the book's detail page. On my Want to Read Shelves, there is a different avatar that looks like a cartoon character. Are these avatars generic pictures for each Shelf category? I never noticed them before?
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Post by Scott » 15 Jun 2015, 08:57

bookowlie wrote:For each book on my "Already Read" Shelves, there is an avatar of a girl hugging a man made of printed paper, against a printer paper background. The avatar shows up in the rectangular box on the book's detail page. On my Want to Read Shelves, there is a different avatar that looks like a cartoon character. Are these avatars generic pictures for each Shelf category? I never noticed them before?
Yes, they are different pictures for each shelf. They have been there all along. :) Incidentally, the girl hugging the printer paper is only for the 4 out of 4 star shelf, not all the 'already read' shelves.

If you have better images to use for the shelves, please give them to me.
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Post by bookowlie » 15 Jun 2015, 09:03

Scott wrote:
bookowlie wrote:For each book on my "Already Read" Shelves, there is an avatar of a girl hugging a man made of printed paper, against a printer paper background. The avatar shows up in the rectangular box on the book's detail page. On my Want to Read Shelves, there is a different avatar that looks like a cartoon character. Are these avatars generic pictures for each Shelf category? I never noticed them before?
Yes, they are different pictures for each shelf. They have been there all along. :) Incidentally, the girl hugging the printer paper is only for the 4 out of 4 star shelf, not all the 'already read' shelves.

If you have better images to use for the shelves, please give them to me.
Thanks for the info! I think the avatars are very attractive. :) Nice idea to make the Shelves fun to look at! I just never noticed them before and initially thought the girl with the printer paper was another member's photo. :doh: I only realized they were probably general avatars when I started looking at my Want to Read books.
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Post by Carmen K » 13 Jan 2018, 06:11

Is it possible to mass add books that are already in the system? There are authors like Charlaine Harris and Anne Mccaffrey where I've read all their books and don't want to have to click on each one to add to my shelves.

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