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Subject: FABIL
Date Posted: 8/29/2008 2:44 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2007
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Does anyone know why the FABIL list includes books you have already read.  I've got books on my BIR list that keep showing up on my FABIL list.  That just doesn't make sense to me.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 3:04 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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Are they the same ISBN as the books on you BIR?  I've always assumed that it (accurately) suggested i would like titles I've already read because of the numerous ISBNs assigned to a single title.  If it's recommending the same ISBN, too, then I have no idea lol.

Date Posted: 8/30/2008 2:49 PM ET
Member Since: 3/11/2007
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I thought of that too and without going back to FABIL to look that is what I would guess the problem is.  I am getting A LOT of duplication from my BIR list on my FABIL list.  It would be nice to just get new recommendations :-)

 

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 8:06 PM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2007
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I have a few books from my BIR list showing up on my FABIL, but mostly I have a ton of books that are on my TBR list that are showing up and there isn't an option that says "TBR".  I don't want to say I'm NI, because I do want recommendations for similar books. Any idea's?

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 10:12 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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I decided to try the rec's recently, and I gave up.

My WL is full. I can't add it to my RL from the interface.  

I can't tell it "Already read" or "I agree, but I've already ordered it" without it going on my BIR pile which requires me to rate it.  I'd like to be able to tell it when it's right, but I don't want to see it again anyway without having to muck with BIR and rating.

 

I'd really rather it only show me books already in the system.  See above--my WL is full. 

I'm not even sure where it's pulled some of the books from--I'd like to be able to say "No! Don't use that book as a guess.  You say If I Liked...but that's a book I've not read!"