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Subject: Problems with Searches???
Date Posted: 9/17/2011 8:14 PM ET
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I anyone else having problems when they're using Advanced Searches? 

I've tried two different searches which should bring back lots of books.  The first were Posted Audiobooks (CDs) in the Mystery genre.  It told me there were 1,333 books posted.  But when I try to look through them and go to the next page (either by hitting the arrow or using the "go to page"), it suddenly gives me all types of books including paperbacks.

I tried another search for book to be pubished in 2012.  I used "all books" and ">=2012".  This gave me over 6,000 books to look through.  But, when I try to go to the second page, everything disappears.  I can't get past the first 100 books in the list.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Robin

 

Date Posted: 9/17/2011 8:44 PM ET
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Robin,I tried it and I had the same problem.  When I went to the next page, over to the left, I noticed all the binding types were checked. So I unchecked everything but audio cd's, updated results and the same thing happened. All the binding types were once again checked.  You can send in "Feedback"by going to the bottom of the page, find "Contact Us" and describe the problem. You will receive a reply by email and not a PM.

Date Posted: 9/17/2011 8:52 PM ET
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Thanks.  I'll send in feedback.

Date Posted: 9/17/2011 8:54 PM ET
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I sent in feedback about this yesterday -- it helps to get yours too so that they can start narrowing down whether it's a browser issue or something else.

Date Posted: 9/17/2011 10:55 PM ET
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I've noticed that if I use the Book Browser search, after a couple of pages I get an error message.  However, if I  then go back to the previous page and select the next page number, it will display the next page of books.  This has happened numerous times in the last week or so.

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 6:45 PM ET
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I also sent in feedback regarding the Book Browser feature and audio CD's.

Got an answer back this afternoon that it was fixed and it worked fine about 10 minutes ago.  Yay!

Also the 'Saved Searches' tab is working now.

 

Date Posted: 9/19/2011 6:47 PM ET
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I just received this message:

Thanks for writing in about this!  We have found and fixed the problem, and things should be working properly now.

We apologize for the trouble, and thanks again for letting us know about it.

Have a great day!

The PaperBackSwap Team



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Date Posted: 9/19/2011 8:56 PM ET
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I got the same message tonight.  Glad they fixed it quickly.

Date Posted: 9/20/2011 9:31 PM ET
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Just tried to do a search on a list of teen fantasy books my daughter wants that have been released in past 3 weeks---  Nothing came up for any of them. PBS msg says "no results" for each search I tried. I started with the teens--scifi/fantasy--fantasy genre selected so it should have narrowed down to that at least.

Date Posted: 9/22/2011 1:35 AM ET
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If the books you are looking for don't have that particular genre attached to them, you've ruled them out by adding the genre to your search.  What were you searching for?

Date Posted: 9/22/2011 2:00 AM ET
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I often find it easier to search for books on Amazon, then bring the ISBN numbers over to PBS.

Date Posted: 9/22/2011 8:45 AM ET
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thanks Denise and Patty. since the books are in YA at the bookstore, I figured that would help-- last night 4 of the 9 books were found when I searched. Also, I discovered one that I had already added to my WL a few months before it was released--but still can't figure out why this week it's not coming up in search.

Date Posted: 9/22/2011 11:01 AM ET
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With YA books I've found your best bet is searching by ISBN.  Sometimes the genre doesn't transfer over from the database, or the DB is plain wrong it seems. 

Date Posted: 9/25/2011 1:25 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2006
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Is it really fixed?  It's still not working for me :(