Topic Creation Guidelines

(Formerly the "Support, Feedback and Forum Announcements" forum.)
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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LeDiplomatique
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Re: Topic Creation Guidelines

Post by LeDiplomatique »

Thank you for the guidelines.

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Frances G
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Post by Frances G »

I began as a new member on October 29th 2019. I am somewhat confused with the navigation, but I'm not one to throw my hands in the air and call it quits. I love this site, because it gives me an opportunity to connect to others who have a similar attraction to reading, and the best part is to actually write a review of the books. My start is slow, but once I master this site, I will increase my activity and commenting.

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Post by Tobewankenobe »

I'm happy these are here, and featured prominently so I can access them easily later.

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Post by LiliW »

I`m a new member. Already read your set of guidelines. Hope there wouldn`t be problems with me :)

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Post by HallieCallens »

Thank you for letting me join and I cant wait to get started reading and discussing. I have read the guidelines and agree to follow them. If I happen to put something in the wrong place, please be patient with me. Learning new apps and software is not my strong suit.

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Post by Cschaef »

Excited to join the book review club. Have been an avid reader since I learned to read. I can’t wait to get started reading and reviewing books for authors. Thanks for the guidelines and hope I can figure out how to get the books.

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Post by Avocet »

Hi. I am new here and welcome the guidelines. Finding my way round now. I think I am going to like it.

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Post by Abby_9410 »

This was incredibly helpful for me has a new member! Thank you! :D :D :D

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Post by Arhnie Esguerra »

I am a new member. I definitely agree that strong implementation of rules and guidelines has a strong impact with members participation in a group. Thank you for being clear and I'll do my best to follow everything and learn a lot along the way. This is really a great opportunity :)

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Post by Caffrey_19 »

Great information for new members. Being a bit new, I find this helpful in navigating and not making wrong turns in the process. Thanks

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Post by uaebasi »

I have a question on duplicate topics. When I searched for a topic it pulls up a message "to many common words". I try again with a little bit more detail and it won't pull up anything. At that point I assume that it is a new topic. I then try and post a new topic and it gets flagged as a duplicate. What do I do in cases like that? How do I know if a topic has already been used without scrolling through them?

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Post by gali »

uaebasi wrote:
25 Apr 2020, 10:23
I have a question on duplicate topics. When I searched for a topic it pulls up a message "to many common words". I try again with a little bit more detail and it won't pull up anything. At that point I assume that it is a new topic. I then try and post a new topic and it gets flagged as a duplicate. What do I do in cases like that? How do I know if a topic has already been used without scrolling through them?
Just type in the most uncommon word/combination of words, and it should show if there is one open.
Personal pronouns: She/Her

"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 Herbert pilgrim »

Thank you for the information. I am new here and still looking for my own way here. Thank you for the opportunity of giving my personal opinion.

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Post by JAWDEKOCK »

Yes its something to get used to kts almost as if its a bit but will just change the view to simple view of the phone. And thanks also new. my first time on here.

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Post by Josep22 »

Thank you for stating them so clearly, really helpful to me as a new member.

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