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Subject: Book cover images gone missing?
Date Posted: 7/10/2008 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 10/15/2007
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I've noticed over the last few days that images for books that I had uploaded months ago have gone missing.  there is at least half dozen or more that were accepted into the system, and were displaying quite fine for months, and now they are just gone.  Has anyone else noticed this?  I try to get images for all the books in my TBR, Wish, and Transactions, and now I have a bunch of holes.  Server problems perhaps? :(

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 10:21 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I just checked my bookshelf, my WL, TBR, and reminder lists and it all looks fine.  Hmmm.

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 7:33 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2008
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I've noticed that lately when posting books initially, some that are recent releases--say, w/in last 5 years, that are popular fiction reads and that i would definitely expect to have cover images, don't seem to when I post them or view them later in my lists or bookshelf---happening much more frequently than it used to.  I just posted 100 books over last weekend, and about 10 of them had this happen--10%!

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 8:35 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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There are ususally 2 or 3 different sizes of images for a book, the little thumbnail size, the regular size, and sometimes the "larger view" size.  Play around with it and see if all 3 are gone, or only one.  If it's just one, maybe you were looking at the image in your bookshelf before (thumbnail), but when you click on the title, the "regular sized" image isn't there.  It could be that only the thumbnail initially "took."

Date Posted: 7/11/2008 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 10/15/2007
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Any/all pictures are gone from the books.  There are now 7 missing from my TBR pile, and 3 missing from my Wish List.  One of the WL was already in the system, uploaded by someone else, the rest were by loaded by myself months ago.  I check my WL and TBR piles (looking to see if any have become WL'd) almost everyday, and they were tehre a week ago.  It's just odd.

 

ETA: also, one of the cover pics in my tranaction archive has gone MIA as well, and that had a picture going back to October :(



Last Edited on: 7/11/08 10:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/11/2008 3:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Oh dear.  PMing you.