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Subject: Are you adding to the book wiki?
Date Posted: 8/14/2009 2:41 AM ET
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I've been adding series information, because I find that useful, but honestly most of the information asked for is not the kind I would ever be interested in, so I rarely bother to fill it in. Do you bother?

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 2:50 AM ET
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I really like when it has the number in a series.  So I try and add that.  And any info I have on books that are not yet released. 

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 6:56 AM ET
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I fill out the whole thing as I finish a book.  I've done half a dozen or so now, and I've always been the first one to put anything for that book.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:27 AM ET
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Nope, I don't bother.  I don't get the point of the Wiki (don't even really know what it is) just like I don't get the point of tags.  Don't use them, don't want to see them.  Just more clutter for the page.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 9:03 AM ET
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Ditto what Sarah said. When I order a book, it's either from my wishlist or else I've looked it up elsewhere so already know what I need to know about it. I hate the cluttery things--I have tags blocked and don't even look at the wiki thing.


Date Posted: 8/14/2009 9:06 AM ET
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I fill it in when I finish the book -but I agree with Willa - the information isn't of interest to me except for book in series and maybe the character's - because I do forget  primary character's are with which book - mostly romance.  Other than that the information is relevant.  There may be other readers who find it useful and since I read the book - it doesn't do any harm.

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Date Posted: 8/14/2009 12:26 PM ET
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The things that I like about the wiki (and that I fill out) are:

1. series

2. primary characters

3. awards

Because I would DEFINITELY find books by awards, if I could on this site.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 12:53 PM ET
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I don't fill it out, seems like I am just retyping information list once or twice farther up the screen. I liked the idea of series, but seeing that they didn't allow for more than one listing, it won't work for anthologies so that's just repeating what is in most titles.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 2:13 PM ET
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I have entered the series information on some of my books. I hate having to hunt all over to figure out what order they go in.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 9:55 PM ET
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I've done a few.  I can't think right now what it is, but there is something missing in the categories available that I wish was there.   I do have to do it when I just finish Or almost finish a book, because all the names and other details vanish from my memory.  I do also mention which book is which in a series. 

I do see questions from members on the forums now and then trying to get the title of a book that had certain events or characters in them that they can't remember, but I can't figure how that would help unless it all gets searchable at some point.  I do see how it might help if you are wondering if you've ever read that book since so many are now being re-published under new covers or ISBN's.


Date Posted: 8/17/2009 4:37 PM ET
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Nope, not using it at all and really wish I could just turn it off, the same way tags can be turned off.

Date Posted: 8/17/2009 5:39 PM ET
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I did one time, just to see what it was like but I do all my notations and 'tagging' at my LibraryThing accounts, that's where it matters most to me, plus BYRON has just about anything I'd want to know about my books.


Date Posted: 8/17/2009 6:04 PM ET
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I have been completing them as I finish books.  I do this assuming that it will eventually help people searching for certain topics.  I hope all my hard work is not in vain.