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Subject: Alphabetizing members booklists
Date Posted: 9/16/2011 12:56 PM ET
Member Since: 9/6/2009
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Hi, this is my first time getting on the forum so please forgive me if this has been discussed somewhere before.  I find it really hard to look through other members book lists to see if there is something else I want to order from them when they are listed randomly.  Like one person I just ordered from has 51 pages of books to look through.  I won't take the time but if it was alphabetical it would speed things up condiserably and more books may get ordered. 

Is there any way for the system to be upgrade to allow such a thing?

Thanks, TanyaM

Date Posted: 9/16/2011 1:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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Hi Tanya,

Normally, when you look at someone else's bookshelf it is alphabetical by title.

If you want to change it, you should see a "Resort" button along the top edge of their booksjelf page, and when you click it, you will have options to resort by title, author, date posted, etc.

Date Posted: 9/16/2011 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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When I first go into anyone's bookshelf, it's sorted alphabetically by title.  This is true even if I sorted the last bookshelf by author, or by date.  When I go to the new bookshelf, it sorts alphabetically by title.

I just sorted your bookshelf by author, went out, then went back in and it was sorted by title again.


I didn't think there was a way for us to change that default.  You might ask the PBS Team to look at your account and see if there's something odd about the way it is sorting things.