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Discussion: Feature Requests
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Reply to post #554 (show post):

I think you put it more diplomatically than I, MbD. I wrote in my previous post that I didn't think it was beneficial to BL to essentially hold their members' data hostage, then I deleted the comment before posting.

But that's really what it amounts to in terms of the book database, doesn't it?
Reply to post #556 (show post):

For myself, one reason I tried booklikes was fear over what goodreads censorship was doing to my data (and I had export files there just didn't want the headache if trying to figure out when and what goodreads vandalized in my shelves to figure out which export was the good one). I have every confidence that booklikes won't be doing that at least (I now ditch immediately sites that do).

Nevermind any issues with or being seduced by any book sites, how many members has booklikes gotten ibecause their sites shutdown (Visusl Bookshelf, Shelfari, Leafmarks, BookRabbit ...)? We've learned however much we love a site, we need export/backup/archive capabilities.

How many members has booklikes outright lost or seen go less active over fear of booklikes shutting down when they were so inactive and unresponsive last year?

I love it here, mostly because many of my friends came here so it's an active social and reading scene for me. I also love the dashboard and how we do posts. I have always had faith that the book database will be continually improved as the community works on it. -- yet, while not outright deleting my account, I took a multi-month break waiting to see if was shutting down or not. Part of that decision was lack of export feature (why keep adding data I'd just lose during shutdown or contribute to book data ...).
Hey you all, thank you for your comments and your insights. At the moment no big changes to the site are planned, however some minor updates and changes are possible. The idea of the ISBN numbers in the change edition window has been added to our agenda. As soon as we get new info, we'll let you know.

Thank you for your contribution and staying active both as readers-bloggers and site users. We always highlighted that our community is our best asset and that did not change. Thank you.
On the Reading list edit page...is there any way we could get a save button at the bottom of the list and not just at the top? I cannot count the number of times I've nearly deleted a list by mistake.
Reply to post #559 (show post):

Oooh yes, seconded. That almost happened to me, too ... with an almost 100 books-long list that is the backup reading list for a series of group reads!

Having just a "delete" and not also a "save" button at the bottom of the list really invites that sort of mistake.
I'll third that request! I too have almost deleted a couple of lists. Once they get past a certain length, all you see is that button on the bottom of the list and it's just too easy to click it without thinking. :P A Save button would be perfect!
And since I'm here - I've asked before, but I'll beg this time: can we please please please get the author search results on the edit book page extended from 3 results to 6? Pppplllleeeaaassseeeee???? It's not a major change - it's just one itty bitty number in the script template. And it would cut my author merging work in half.

Love ya BookLikes ;)
Reply to post #562 (show post):

I'll second that, as someone who is trying to enter some 5,000 Kindle titles . . . . . which would be made so much easier if some of the existing entries were cleaned up!!
Thank you, guys! The requests have been sent to our ITs.
Thank you! :D
Okay, here's one from my very frustrating experience today.

Can we get an author SORT feature that goes beyond just the last name? When I look at the titles on a shelf, I want all the Laura Black titles together, all the Cheryl Black titles together, all the J. Carson Black titles together. Right now they're all mixed together, and it's very frustrating when adding new titles to have to look through all of them. Yes, I know I can sort out just the specific author, but that can cause problems, too, when so many author names are already messed up or duplicated.
Reply to post #566 (show post):

This should be in the bug report thread because sort does NOT work properly - it fails to properly sort authors with the same last name.
Reply to post #567 (show post):

Okay. I can move it. I put it here because I thought you said it wasn't so much a bug as just a flaw in the initial set-up.
Reply to post #568 (show post):

Well, it's a flaw, but the kind that's a bug. :)
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