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Subject: BIR Conversion
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 5/12/2006
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Has anyone gone through BIR Conversion?   How many books do you have in your list and how tedious was the process.

I have my family's books listed and can't really rate some of them.   But the Help page about the BIR Conversion states, that if I pick NR it will be removed from my BIR.  I would like to have ALL the books I used to have on my list on my list, so do I just make up a rating?

What do I do?

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 5:20 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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Rate the ones you haven't read as a 3 star. I hardly add to my BIR so my work wasn't too bad.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 5:37 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
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I had 478 books to rate- and I tended to just rate all the books the same unless it was a standout book for me. I mean, if I've read the book chances are I liked it a lot. I hate rating things. How do I justify the difference between a 4 and a 5? a 3 or a 4? I tended to just mark them all 5 stars for me.

I noticed that there were a lot of duplicates on my BIR list. I have no idea why some books were listed 2 or more times. I only read them once!

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 5:42 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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I had that too. I think it was because I enterred them on my BIR list and then posted them so they got on there twice.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I had less than a hundred books and found it quite annoying.  I had duplicates, books I don't ever recall reading, and, books I'd read too long ago to remember. 

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 9:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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I had 500+ books on my BIR.  But some of them (not many) were ones I hadn't actually read. They were given to me to trade.  I just deleted those.  Others I had read so far back that I can't remember what I actually thought in detail.  But I know I liked most of them very much.  The ones I didn't care for all that much stood out!   It did take a while.  I'm wondering just why it would be a bad thing not to have a book I haven't read  (but is on my bookshelf) on my BIR?

Ruth