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text 2013-10-24 11:44
Shelf, Writing Reviews & Reblog Updates

 

We're making organizing your books and writing reviews easier and faster. Today's Thursday release includes several updates concerning exclusive statuses, your reviews and reblogs.

 

On Your Shelf

 

NEW: Change shelf into exclusive status

 

Form now on you can change existing thematic shelf into exclusive status. Then the books will be shelved only with this exclusive status (former shelf) and any other default status (read, planning to read, currently reading) will be removed. This means that you don't have to manually reset the default statuses, it will be done automatically. 

 

To Change the existing thematic shelf into exclusive status, point on the shelf name and click the icon .

 

  

 

This change works in both ways. This means that you can make new status (former shelf) a thematic shelf again. However, the default statuses will not be brought back. Be careful and double check that you really want to change the chosen shelf into exclusive status and reset default statuses. 

 

Here are several other options available on your Shelf page:

 

1. Create exclusive status

 

You can still add new status to your Shelf (e.g.: Re-read) and shelve new book with this status. Here's how:

1. Just create new status (click +add exclusive status, type name and Enter).

2. Search for a book in search box on the top, click on it and select "Add to bookshelf" in book pop up.

3. Select new status in Edit Statuses sector and Save. 

 

OR

 

If you don't want to change the whole shelf into new status, you can manually reset default status on several books and keep those books with new status only. If you wan to reset the default status follow these steps:

 

1. Create new exclusive status on your Shelf page 

2. Click on the book on your Shelf.

3. Edit your statuses and select the one that fits you.

4. Click on the default status.

5. Click on the green default status on tab in book pop up - it will go white (deactivated).

6. Save.

Below are screens that show how it looks like in the pop up.

 

Default Read and Exclusive: 

Exclusive only:

 

2. Create thematic shelves

 

Thematic shelves help you to organize your books and keep those from the same series, author, genre together. To add new thematic shelves: click +Add new Shelf, type name and hit Enter. Then click on book on your Shelf and Edit shelves in book pop up. Remember to Save.

 

You can also rename and remove thematic shelves.

Hover over the Shelf name and you'll see two icons: "x" and little pencil. When you click on a pencil, you'll be able to edit shelf's name and if you select 'x', you'll delete the shelf. Your books will not be deleted, the books will stay on your Shelf page with default status but not on the thematic shelf (it will be gone). 

 

 

3. Table view

 

Table view shows your books in a list an has numerous edit options:

 

- Add to Shelves: You can select several books and add them to a given thematic shelf or change status.

- Sort by: You can sort by author, title, add date, read date, ratings and cover to add missing cover images.

Remove selected: You can delete several books from your shelf, they will be removed from your shelf page permanently. 

- Add: you can add ratings, shelves to single book, read date, review. 

 

Reviews

 

NEW: You can Go from your Shelf straight into Review writing mode. 

 

Now when you want to create a review straight from your Shelf, the rating stars marked on your Shelf will be auto-transferred to your writing mode and the text will be automatically marked as a Review

 

You can uncheck the review marker and change ratings any time in the writing mode. 

 

Reblog update

 

We made reblogs more transparent. From now on every time you reblog a given post (review, text, photo, quote, URL, video) an information about it and a link to original author of the post will be given on the top

 

More updates concerning reblogs are also in progress. As well as many many more :-)

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text 2013-10-16 04:34
[REBLOG] Letting people on GR know your BL name and BL people your GL one

If you have come from Goodreads and haven't already done so, could you please go to Booklikes Group - Post Your Name Here and post your name, that way your friends and other GR people will be able to find you.  Thanks.

 

If you think people might not recognise you here, you could post your Goodreads name in the comments.

 

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If anyone's wondering, on Goodreads I'm "Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways" or just plain Richard.

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text 2013-10-10 19:56
Spoiler Tag & Top Reviewers

 

We have some extra features for all who love shelving and reviewing books and reading reviews. Spoiler Tags let you hide moments in your text that could spoil reading experience for those who haven't finished a given book yet. Explore Page received a box with Top Reviewers where we present a group of BookLikes members who have impressive collection of reviews on their blogs. 

 

How to add spoiler tag? It's so simple.

 

Just type your review, then mark text fragment that contains spoiler and should stay hidden and press new SP icon on upper tool bar. The text will receive opening and closing spoiler tags and after Saving this part of post/review will be hidden. 

 

 

To reveal hidden part, click "show spoiler" and to hide it hit "hide". Spoiler tag is active on Dashboard:

 

and on your Blog in public view.

 

 

This means that the hidden text stays invisible for your friends who follow you on BookLikes and read your text on Dashboard as well as for guests and non BookLikes members who visit your Blog (yourusername.booklikes.com). 

 

Explore page received this week new category of Top Reviewers.

Top Reviewers present group of BookLikes members who have an impressive amount of reviews on their BookLikes Blog. 

Now you can look at their recent posts, follow them and stay up to date with their book updates.

 

Explore page presents also popular blogs, hot reviews and new and trending on BookLikes. All boxes can be sorted by given category and language. BookLikes Team also would like to welcome all Authors who recently joined BookLikes :-)

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text 2013-10-01 10:23
Question...

Why in the world are people fighting HERE
about/over their problems with/on Goodreads?

 

 

You know.. A while ago it was all about having fun, remember?
If reading hurts you this much, you should get another hobby already.

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text 2013-09-30 16:30
BookLikes Community Guidelines Supplements & Official Statement

Since many questions and some incorrect statements made by others occurred, BookLikes would like to clear things up. Here are several points that supplement and explain BookLikes Community Guidelines, which are still valid and in force. 

 


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Each BookLikes member receives personal webpage with Blog, Shelf, Timeline which can be edited and personalized in particular tabs in Settings and Customization tab

 

Each BookLikes member is administrator and has access to admin mode of his/her webpage and Dashboard once he/she signs up and then logs into service. Public view of webpage is available with individual address yourusername.booklikes.com. You can also use your own domain with no fees. 

 

Supplement:

Each administrator is responsible for content published on his/her site.

 

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Dashboard is a place where you see writings and bookshelf updates of people you follow. 

 

BookLikes Community can be found on Explore page. Blogs are put into categories. You can edit and change your categories in Settings/Blog.

 

Supplement:

It is the BookLikes member who decides who to follow (and see writings on Dashboard) and who to unfollow. It is the BookLikes member who decides how his/her webpage will be categorized on Explore page.

 

 

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You can publish review, text, photo, video, URL of your choice and complement it with a book/books (up to 10). Inspiring and well written reviews are always encouraged, welcome and may be promoted. 

 

You can create posts and publish them on your webpage, however, if BookLikes members find it assaulting or violating they can block the user who might be removed from Follower list. This means that the person with inappropriate texts might receive lower priority and may not be presented in Explore page where we present BookLikes Community. 

 

Supplement:

All users who assault or harass other BookLikes members may be blocked by BookLikes users and reported to BookLikes Team. Each complaint will be evaluated by BookLikes Team who can decide whether to block a given user or not. If user's behavior is inappropriate he/she can receive Ghost status, his/her rates and reviews will not be counted to overall book statistics and will not be promoted on BookLikes pages visible for all members: Explore Page, Dashboard, Book Page. Users who follow member with Ghost status will still view his/her writings on Dashboard. BookLikes will not unfollow anyone from your Following list.

 

No text, review or any other post will be removed from personal webpage. Inappropriate and assaulting texts can be hidden from BookLikes Community Dashboard but will stay on personal public blog. Remember that opinions in posts are those of the post's author and not BookLikes.com.

 

Supplement: 

No text, review or any other post will be removed from personal webpage even when user received Ghost status. Ghost status refers only to pages of BookLikes Community, not personal webpages. 

 

Comments under posts can be moderated by author of the post. Author of the post can delete comments if he/she finds comment inappropriate.

 

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You can import books from Goodreads (export your library to csv file),LibraryThing (export your library to csv file), Lovely Books and Lubimy czytańá in Settings/Import. You can also sync your Goodreads account with your BookLikes profile - then books and reviews published on BL will be also visible on GR.

 

BookLikes Team releases new feature once a week every Thursday.  All updates and news can be followed on BookLikes Blog and our social media. If you have any questions, requests, suggestions or concerns, just mail us. We're open to new ideas and appreciate all the feedback.

 

Supplement:

BokLikes Team will do it's best to keep the service a positive and friendly place for all kind of book lovers and authors. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any question or concern. 

 

 

Books and Readers on BookLikes - Official Statement

 

Our mission is to create the best place for book lovers on the web. We’ve been and still are creating BookLikes with and for our users and we believe that being frank and open is something crucial in every discussion, including book discussions. For that reason we strongly believe in freedom of speech and individual opinions and we’ll be sticking to those rules in our service. At the same time we would like to kindly ask you to respect other BookLikes users and readers, both in reviews and discussions. Positive, interesting and valuable discussion is something what will be promoted and welcomed on BookLikes. We would like to assure you that we won’t remove any content unless legal situation forces us to do so.

 

We’re aware that freedom of speech on the internet may be difficult and sometimes tricky.From time to time we experience harsh criticism and sometimes unfair and untrue opinions about ourselves and our service. This happens and can happen to everyone. What we are always determined to do is to face a charge and explain wrongful statements which often take origin from lack of knowledge or wrong assumptions. We would like to keep this rule on BookLikes as well.

 

However we want you to feel comfortable and safe on BookLikes. That’s why we have given you possibility of blocking other users - then they will not follow your writings or comment your posts. In very particular cases we may not share those posts among BookLikes Community if we consider them harmful and meaningless. Remember, though that we’re not interfering into your content on your private BookLikes websites as it is you who is responsible for published content there.

 

All data presented by BookLikes is done in accordance with the law. This refers to book information which follow Affiliate programs guidelines of particular book sources.

 

We would like also to confirm that BookLikes is independent, doesn't support or is linked in any kind with STGRB community, or any other.

 

Finally, we believe that we can create awesome community for book lovers from all over the world engaged into respectful and open book discussions. Remember that we’re building BookLikes with you, we are still curious of your ideas and suggestions and counting on your active participation in making BookLikes the best positive place for book lovers.


Thank you and one more time welcome to BookLikes :-)

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