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Subject: Browse feature problems?
Date Posted: 8/25/2007 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2005
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I was trying to browse the books listed today by Genre (Horror) and am getting a 0 of 0 books posted message although I was able to see some posted earlier this afternoon.  I have had the problem a few times in the past week.  Anyone else encountering this?

Date Posted: 8/25/2007 10:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/15/2006
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I just tried it and came up with 0 postings too.

ETA: You have to pick a sub-category, then plenty of books show up. I had to do the same with Cooking, otherwise it came up with 0. I've never had to choose a sub-category for Cooking before, not even when I searched it earlier today. I wonder what gives?



Last Edited on: 8/25/07 10:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/25/2007 10:15 PM ET
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I searched earlier today though without choosing a subcategory and it came up fine.  Weird....

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 10:24 AM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2006
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Thanks for the tip of doing the sub-category. At least that is better than getting ZERO books.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 12:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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I've had the same problem - just sent a message to R&R to see if it can be fixed!

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 12:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2007
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I have been having the same problem; came here to post, if no one else has. When I try to browse the daily postings by genre, it always comes up zero, no matter which genre I ask for......

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 1:52 PM ET
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I also sent a message to R&R. It's too darn time-consuming to browse the Cooking genre by sub-category! I liked being able to see *all* the books posted without having to think about which of sub-categories to choose.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 4:26 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2007
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One more person with the same problem.

was there a deliberate change or is this a glitch.  if it was a change sure hope it gets changed back. It takes way too long to do each subcategory in both cooking and home/garden

Date Posted: 8/28/2007 10:38 AM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2007
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Maybe we need to be e-mailing the Librarian to get it changed back. Posting here did not seem to help.

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 9/28/2006
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I am having the same problem. . .I love searching the entire genre and don't have time to do each separate one.  Is it a glitch or a new feature?

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2006
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I'm still getting the "doing maintenance" blank white page in books posted today. I'm heartbroken as that's my favorite activity here for me.

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 10:55 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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It's fixed!

Date Posted: 8/29/2007 12:17 PM ET
Member Since: 1/14/2007
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Here's the update on the Daily Digest problems as of today:

  • Finally we have gotten the Daily Wish List and Daily Digest working again.  These emails are actually putting a strain on the server, and it has been a job to try to tweak the programming to prevent another server crash like the one we had on 8/20.  We got them working for now, but it is possible that these emails will have to be discontinued, if a permanent solution can't be found.
  • The Books Posted Today Browse by Genre should also be working properly again.