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Discussion: Feature Requests
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created by: BookLikes
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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.
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