Topic Creation Guidelines

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Please help us make Online Book Club even better! Please post suggestions, feedback and ideas for new features. Wild brainstorming and potentially 'crazy ideas' are super-strongly encouraged! :)

For new members (or old members who run into an issue), please make a post in this forum asking any questions you have about using the site and how it works that are not answered in the FAQ. Not only are we happy help you, but also we can use your feedback to make the site better for tomorrow's new member! A lot of the instructions throughout the site and answers in the FAQ are there because someone else pointed out that it wasn't clear before.

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IMPORTANT: The Public Suggestion Box is NOT for discussing issues with the Review Team. If you are a reviewer and need help, please first check the Review Team Page and then if you still need help use the Review Team Support Forum. If you are an author and need help, please first check the Author Dashboard and if that does not resolve your issue use the private contact form. For reference, there is a contact link on every page of the website.

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To ensure the above procedures are used, posts by new members in the Suggestion Box will be held for moderation.

There are over 240,000 members at OnlineBookClub.org. Following the proper procedures to get help or make suggestions actually helps us help you much faster.
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Please do not discuss issues related to the Review Team in the Public Suggestion Box, as we prefer to deal with Review Team issues privately. If you have an issue or question related to the Review Team, please first check either the Author Dashboard (if you are an author or publisher) or check the Review Team Page (if you are a reviewer). If you are a reviewer and you have a suggestion, you can post that in the special private Review Team Support Forum.
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Post by CharHeikkila »

As a new member I find the guidelines very helpful. Thank you.

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Post by Annam607 »

Thanks for the guidelines. I’m a new reviewer so this was very helpful.

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Post by mohamed elziny »

Thank you, it has been helpful to me as a beginner. I understand that any new topic we create must be exclusive. And if there is a similar topic, we should write under this topic and not create a new topic.

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Post by lea_aluie »

Thank you for the clear and helpful guidelines! It makes navigating around much easier especially for a new user :)

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Post by Vera_bookily »

Thank you for the guidelines. I was hesitating about starting a topic, but your guidelines are very clear and helpful.

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Post by docbetty »

Thanks for the guidelines! Very clear and succinct! :)

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This was helpful. Thanks.
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Post by Lillybutterfly73 »

:D Hello I am a new member to OnlineBook Club. My name is Lillybutterfly73 I am excited to read and review books. Thanks for allowing me to be a member.

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Post by Livia Andreea »

Thank you for the post. As a new member is easy to get lost around here :roll:

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Post by Tebzola »

Hi,

As a new member, I am grateful for these guidelines. They are most helpful to enable me to navigate the forum. :tiphat:

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Post by Cleoliane1 »

:) Thank you. I was navigating the sight trying to get some insight into how to post and this helps.

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Scott wrote:
12 Jan 2015, 04:02

• If you are setting up a new topic for a particular book, having checked that one does not already exist, please keep in mind that one sentence does not constitute a review. A review must be your opinion of the book, what you liked or did not like, what you feel worked or failed to work and/or your opinion of character, plot, style etc.
It doesn’t seem that you can create a topic for just any book. For example, Of Illusions and Ink Spills is a book of poems and has been a BOTD. It would be great to discuss favorite poems and other thoughts on the book. In the forum for this book, there is only a listing of reviews without the ability to add a topic. There is a poetry forum, but that is too vast for a focused discussion on one book. How do I create a topic for this book in this scenario? Thank you.

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Post by Gravy »

MsH2k wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 11:04
Scott wrote:
12 Jan 2015, 04:02

• If you are setting up a new topic for a particular book, having checked that one does not already exist, please keep in mind that one sentence does not constitute a review. A review must be your opinion of the book, what you liked or did not like, what you feel worked or failed to work and/or your opinion of character, plot, style etc.
It doesn’t seem that you can create a topic for just any book. For example, Of Illusions and Ink Spills is a book of poems and has been a BOTD. It would be great to discuss favorite poems and other thoughts on the book. In the forum for this book, there is only a listing of reviews without the ability to add a topic. There is a poetry forum, but that is too vast for a focused discussion on one book. How do I create a topic for this book in this scenario? Thank you.

That is not a forum, it's the books page on Bookshelves.

You can discuss the book on any of the posted reviews. :tiphat:
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Post by MsH2k »

Gravy wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 16:52
That is not a forum
Ok. Thanks.

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Post by juliusthandi »

I was lost before, but This came in handy :)

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