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Subject: Feature request "Flag books that I have read or that are on my tbr list"
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 10:24 PM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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I find it a bit troubling that this feature isn't already available.  When I am searching someones book list for a BOB swap I have to search both my bookshelf and my tbr list to see if I have already read the book or already have it.  I have ordered books I don't need because of this several times already.  Anyone have any thougts on the matter?

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 10:28 PM ET
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Yes, that is what TAGS are for....for example I use..."already read - clh" "WL-clh" TBR-clh" and "reminder list-clh" for all my various lists...the "clh" is my initials. This is a wonderful feature and has helped me tremendously.

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 10:36 PM ET
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Tags would help but I would have to go back a tag over a 1000 books.  Is there a way to automate this?

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 7:22 AM ET
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Nope theres no way to do it automatically. I doesnt actually take that long and you can tag the books from your lists.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 9:50 AM ET
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It would be nice.    Other book websites have similar features that I just love. 

As for using tags to solve this issue, yes it would take forever to do, AND you would also have to tag every version of that book.  Every different ISBN.   That would be a small PITA.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 12:37 PM ET
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Please submit this feature request using the feedback form. You can click the Contact Us link at the bottom of the screen to get to it.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 2:06 PM ET
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Lee, you stated the perfect solution to my dilemma. I posted earlier in CMT asking opinion of others for tracking solutions for BoB swaps, deals, ordered, and read books, unfortunately no solutions. I love the flag suggestion.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 3:13 PM ET
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That's why I tagged my RL and my TBR pile. I have to look at everyone elses personal tags they can look at mine too :-) When someone's made a Bob offer to me, I can see quickly if they have any of my RL books.  I can see right away if it's one of my 300 unread books. 

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 5:47 PM ET
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yeah, when I did it I had like 500 books to tag and it took me a very short time...when you do it in your lists once you do one tag you can copy and paste down the line...it works wonderfully.

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 1:20 AM ET
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Thanks for all the feedback.  This just seems to be too easy to do on the database side not to be a feature.  I have asked for this with the feedback form before tags were available.  Maybe I should do it again.

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 2:35 AM ET
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Well I went and tagged all of my books on my book shelf and on my tbr pile.  Still have to go sift through the books I have read list and tag them.  I am about an hour and 15 minutes into this and my mouse finger hurts :).  If they don't want to give us the flag at least they could have alowed a select all books on a list and give them a common tag.

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 2:37 AM ET
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my take on this is that i'd love for it to show some kind of 'auto-tag' or graphic for books that are either on my wishlist, reminder list, or TBR pile when i'm looking at a book, or in the same places where it shows tags OTHER than my own lists.  i tagged my TBR list with 'tbr' tags, but now there's a tag under each book and i can only see half as many books at a time when looking at the list.  after looking at that, i didn't tag my WL or RL books.  (i didn't mind the useful tags being in my lists - like the order for series books, as i haven't tagged too many of them.)

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 2:51 AM ET
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OK so I am busy tagging away in the books I have read list and I notice a "DATE READ" next to all of my books on the list.  Was that there before or did it just appear?  Richard are you working as we speak? :)

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 3:30 AM ET
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Well my tagging project is over.  It took right at two hours to tag about 1200 books.  Just to give anyone wanting to do this an idea of how long it will take.  I hope it is worth it.