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Subject: If I delete a title from my BIR does that wipe out the review I wrote?
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 3:34 PM ET
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I read Way Too Much The BIR helps me keep track of where I am in a series. I'm following too many for my feeble brain to  keep track of. But the list is ginormous now, so I'm gleaning. Which got me wondering if removing titles from the list would effect the site. Will this remove the rating I posted, or the review I wrote?

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 4:20 PM ET
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I think it will definite remove the rating but I don't know about the review. Let's do a little experiment. :)



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Date Posted: 5/8/2012 4:26 PM ET
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Coming back with the results of my experiment. :)

I rated Demon Angel (Guardians, Bk 2) which added it to my BIR. I then added a 'test' review - this is a book I haven't read because I didn't want to delete anything I currently have there. When I deleted the book from my BIR, it deleted my rating but the review is still there (don't know if it will stay there though.)

But why don't you use FictFact to keep track of your series? At least this won't mess up your ratings.

ETA: Checked a day later and the review is still there. Because I don't want to bog down the real reviews with my test, I'm deleting it myself.



Last Edited on: 5/9/12 11:08 AM ET - Total times edited: 6
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 4:41 PM ET
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Wow, do I feel silly. Never thought to run a test. Thank you! I'll check out fict fact too. 

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 5:33 PM ET
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Nancy--I second DG's suggestion of FictFact!  I found out about this site from others that posted here--and I don't know what I would do without it!  I read lots of different series, and I'd be lost without this site!

 

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Last Edited on: 5/9/12 3:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 7:12 PM ET
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I was going to suggest fictfact too.  I use the BIR here for exactly what it's intended for-to remind me what I've read. I never even look at it. I use the TBR for tooks I own and haven't read so when I'm looking at books it'll say on my TBR so I know I don't need it.  I use the reminder list and wish list for ones I don't own.  Fictfact and goodreads are great for more in depth sorting.  On goodreads you can create shelves for pretty much any catagory you want.  Fictfact will bring up a series and you can mark which ones you've read and which you own already.  It'll even update you when new books in a series you are watching come out.

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 10:36 PM ET
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I use the 'sticky note' and type in BIR or TBR against a book.  That way when I bring it up for any reason, I can see the 'sticky note', click on it and see what it says.  Pat

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Date Posted: 5/9/2012 2:24 PM ET
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Thanks for the tips about FictFact, I'd never heard of it, but have signed up and will try it now!!!!

Date Posted: 5/9/2012 2:35 PM ET
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Wow, do I feel silly. Never thought to run a test.

LOL, no worries. This the kind of thing that occur to those of us who spend way to much time on the site as it is. :)

I've been using FictFact now for more than a year and I think that everybody knows about it. :)