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Does anyone know how to delete from bookshelves

Post by SparklingOne » 05 Apr 2015, 12:07

Hi everyone, I've been loading books to my bookshelves with my tablet and occasionally the autocorrect will change the title or author subtlely. I am wondering if there is a way to delete those from my bookshelves. Thanks
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Post by gali » 05 Apr 2015, 12:20

You can't delete the books. You should report those books and submit the correct spelling and a mod will fix it.
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Post by Scott » 05 Apr 2015, 13:10

When you use the report feature as as gali described, that will correct the spelling and thus essentially delete the misspelled book and replace it with the correct version in your shelves. The change should be immediate for your shelves, but a moderator will have to approve the spelling correction for the misspelled version of the book to be deleted by being merged into the correct version of the book.
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Post by SparklingOne » 05 Apr 2015, 19:39

Thanks for the help! I discovered something else interesting after I read your messages. From the menu where you rate the books, there is an I don't want to read option. This sends it to a trash bin which you have the option to hide even if you can't delete them permanently.
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Post by Scott » 05 Apr 2015, 23:00

Yes, the "trash bin" is just the not interested in reading. That is for books that should not be deleted from Bookshelves completely but that you personally are not interested in reading.

I have for a while been thinking of renaming it to just 'not interested' shelf. I think many members do not like to use it because they feel like they are insulting the book.
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Post by Gravy » 06 Apr 2015, 00:00

Scott wrote:I have for a while been thinking of renaming it to just 'not interested' shelf. I think many members do not like to use it because they feel like they are insulting the book.
May I suggest renaming it 'Storage'?
Personally, I have quite a few things I'd use it for (things I don't want to place on the other shelves, things I'm interested in and just want to remember...ect...), but I do have a problem insinuating that something I just can't figure out where else to place is 'trash'...even if it's only to myself :lol:

Also...I've noticed that the trash bins say they're private but aren't :eusa-think:
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Post by gali » 06 Apr 2015, 00:05

I think there should be an option to remove a book from the personal shelves/trash bin, if one put a book there by mistake.
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Post by Scott » 06 Apr 2015, 13:29

Graverobber wrote:Also...I've noticed that the trash bins say they're private but aren't :eusa-think:
:shock: Good catch! I have fixed it so it is only visible to one when viewing one's own shelves.
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Post by Ryan » 06 Apr 2015, 18:29

gali wrote:I think there should be an option to remove a book from the personal shelves/trash bin, if one put a book there by mistake.
Completely agree, gali. You could move it to the trash bin but I think it would be so much neater to just remove the book entirely :)
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Post by Gravy » 07 Apr 2015, 04:12

ryanj1 wrote:
gali wrote:I think there should be an option to remove a book from the personal shelves/trash bin, if one put a book there by mistake.
Completely agree, gali. You could move it to the trash bin but I think it would be so much neater to just remove the book entirely :)
I also agree with this.
Good idea, gali :D
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Graverobber wrote:Also...I've noticed that the trash bins say they're private but aren't :eusa-think:
:shock: Good catch! I have fixed it so it is only visible to one when viewing one's own shelves.
Excellent use of the shock face :handgestures-thumbsup: :lol:
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Post by bookowlie » 07 Apr 2015, 10:06

Speaking of the Bookshelves, I recently added a book that I am reading for review purposes. I noticed that the previous review books that I've read were automatically added. When officially reviewing a book, are we not supposed to add it since it will eventually cause duplication?
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Post by Scott » 07 Apr 2015, 12:04

bookowlie wrote:Speaking of the Bookshelves, I recently added a book that I am reading for review purposes. I noticed that the previous review books that I've read were automatically added. When officially reviewing a book, are we not supposed to add it since it will eventually cause duplication?
The software is designed to prevent duplication anyway, but there is no need to add it since it will be automatically added once you complete the review.
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Post by bookowlie » 07 Apr 2015, 13:34

Thanks Scott!
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Post by adria_charles » 01 Jun 2016, 11:46

I am in a predicament. I recently joined a week ago or so and have been adding books. I then noticed that I am able to load my Goodreads books to the shelves. When I did that I realize that some books are duplicated. I noticed that it was stated that duplicated books will eventually be removed. How long does this generally take? I also ended up adding a few books twice, before I realized I could upload Goodreads. I realize there is still no option to delete books. Just want to see if this will right itself on its own. Especially since I have duplicates in my "currently reading" shelf. Thank you :)
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Post by gali » 01 Jun 2016, 11:55

adria_charles wrote:I am in a predicament. I recently joined a week ago or so and have been adding books. I then noticed that I am able to load my Goodreads books to the shelves. When I did that I realize that some books are duplicated. I noticed that it was stated that duplicated books will eventually be removed. How long does this generally take? I also ended up adding a few books twice, before I realized I could upload Goodreads. I realize there is still no option to delete books. Just want to see if this will right itself on its own. Especially since I have duplicates in my "currently reading" shelf. Thank you :)
Only mods can delete books. You can report those duplicated books, so a mod can deal with it. It will be faster that way. :)
To report an issue, users simply click the "report it" link on a book's page. There, one can select the appropriate reason for reporting and provide any corrections. Once this is done, a Moderator will deal with it accordingly. Alternatively, if the user is aware of a correct version of the book already on the site, they can paste a link to it in the appropriate place while reporting and make the process easier, as well removing a duplicate from the shelves.
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