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Subject: Part of database missing?
Date Posted: 5/18/2011 9:26 AM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2008
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Yesterday I was checking my wishlist and clicked on an author that I like to read and all the current releases and future releases that were previously posted under her name did not show up on her book list.  I started clicking on other authors and noticed the same thing.  It's like part of the database is missing.  I can click on a future release book on my wishlist and that book comes up as being in the system but it just doesn't show under the author's list of books.  I thought it might be just a glitch so I cleared my cache and browsing history and rebooted my computer and signed back in but today I am still having the same problem.  Anyone else?  Or is this just happening to me?  LOL

Date Posted: 5/18/2011 9:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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There's been enough weird things going on in the last few days that I would say there is some maintenance/upgrading going on in the background. Hopefully all these weird things go away when when their are done, but do let them know when you find these types of things so they know the symptoms of what they are doing. Justsend in Feedback via the Contact button and let them know what you were doing and what happened. In this case make sure to give them author names so they have good examples. Also give them the browser you are using in case the symptoms are browswer specific.

Date Posted: 5/18/2011 10:01 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I noticed the same thing this morning...clicked on an author's name to see the list of books written and only 4 showed up even though they have written 30. Melanie is right -- I am sure that there is some "tinkering" going on in the background because I keep finding little pockets of weirdness that seem to self-correct in a few hours/days.

Date Posted: 5/18/2011 11:49 AM ET
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I noticed something similar yesterday. Books from my Wish List that all of a sudden, not only are not listed under the author's name, but cannot be found by a search of keywords. But if I click on the listing from my Wish List, the book listing is there. And I can find them by searching on the author's name ... just not by searching on the keyword field.

Sigh.

I really wish they had a development environment to test on before they start making live changes to the website. It seems to me that there cannot be one, since we all notice these in progress broken things all the time.