My suggestions to improve OBC

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Re: My suggestions to improve OBC

Post by gali » 22 Nov 2015, 05:10

ryanj1 wrote:I too am against the idea of a "like" feature. Scott and the rest of the moderating team have come up with a feature in which a "New Reviews" link would be displayed at the top of the page, similar to the "New Posts" feature. This means that the reviews are separate from the rest of the forum threads, which would save users time searching for them. It also means that all reviews are getting the same amount of exposure and no kind of "cliques" develop. I personally prefer this method.
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Post by anonanemone » 22 Nov 2015, 23:18

That sounds great! I like this solution and will definitely use this new feature! You guys rock! :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Post by stoppoppingtheP » 17 Dec 2015, 10:49

At first I thought a like button would be nice, but after thinking about it, I am also inclined to agree with the majority. A like button would make people lazy to post their opinions, thereby making the number of posts lessen.

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Post by AutumnW_83 » 21 Feb 2019, 01:23

I am new to the Online Book Club website. I am also new to Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Tumbler sites, as well as their respective forms of response. I began to think of ways OBC could educate newcomer's on ways to properly execute each site as throughout the Guidelines and rules. Adding a few screenshots of completing the tasks listed under the bonus entry options on the free book giveaway BOTD forum. Also, a few examples illustrating a well-written post or review compared to a rejected pl post written

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Post by Barbara Vargo » 27 Feb 2019, 00:38

When offering a book from a series, why are you posting a book from the middle of the series, as you did with "The Noble Mercenary". Why start at the beginning?

On another note, how can a member suggest a book or a series? I have several suggestions, buut I do not know how to post them.

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Post by gali » 27 Feb 2019, 03:48

Barbara Vargo wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 00:38
When offering a book from a series, why are you posting a book from the middle of the series, as you did with "The Noble Mercenary". Why start at the beginning?

On another note, how can a member suggest a book or a series? I have several suggestions, buut I do not know how to post them.
This thread explains how to recommend books: Topic Creation Guidelines. :tiphat:
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Post by CatInTheHat » 27 Feb 2019, 07:08

Barbara Vargo wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 00:38
When offering a book from a series, why are you posting a book from the middle of the series, as you did with "The Noble Mercenary". Why start at the beginning?
Because that is the book the author paid to have reviewed. They likely have already gone through the process with the previous books in the series and don't need help with the old ones.
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Post by Crazyreader01 » 17 Mar 2019, 15:29

I like the notification ideas as I do find the whole forum thing a bit tedious at times. Your other suggestions also sound like you put a lot of thought into them, good on you.

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Post by Clorinda Donovan » 29 Apr 2019, 16:15

Thank goodness the suggestions first made for this topic never came to fruition. For heaven's sake are not the email updates enough?! Please no more notifications, of any kind. My only request would be that we have more avatar options. Please don't laugh everyone.
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Post by Gravy » 30 Apr 2019, 05:08

Clorinda Donovan wrote:
29 Apr 2019, 16:15
Thank goodness the suggestions first made for this topic never came to fruition. For heaven's sake are not the email updates enough?! Please no more notifications, of any kind. My only request would be that we have more avatar options. Please don't laugh everyone.
I am an avatar junky. I change my avatar so much, people have failed to recognize me before. :lol:

Needless to say, no way I'd be laughing at anyone but myself. :P

Anyway, you can submit an avatar, either by using a URL to an online picture that works, or by uploading from your computer. :tiphat:
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Post by Clorinda Donovan » 03 May 2019, 10:32

Thank you Gravy, I shall attempt something in that order right now.
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Post by Jennz123 » 02 Jun 2019, 07:36

I like the idea of having a like button for the forum posts, then you can display your agreement with multiple people without having to quote each one...

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Post by gali » 02 Jun 2019, 21:49

Jennz123 wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 07:36
I like the idea of having a like button for the forum posts, then you can display your agreement with multiple people without having to quote each one...
This idea was rejected.
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Post by Jennz123 » 10 Jun 2019, 00:58

Could we have a section on the author page to list the different series and the plot reading order (as opposed to the publication order) as this subject doesn’t seem appropriate for the author bio or book blurb and it would make more sense for the book related information to be on the author page as opposed to being lost in the masses of forum topics...

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Post by Gravy » 11 Jun 2019, 06:38

Jennz123 wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 00:58
Could we have a section on the author page to list the different series and the plot reading order (as opposed to the publication order) as this subject doesn’t seem appropriate for the author bio or book blurb and it would make more sense for the book related information to be on the author page as opposed to being lost in the masses of forum topics...
Do you mean on Bookshelves?

If so, it was added to the list of things to be done. :tiphat:
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