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Subject: Rating books question
Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/7/2008
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This is something I've been wondering for a while...

When you rate a book, does the system apply your rating to just the ISBN number of the book you read? Or does it accumulate ratings from all different bindings/ISBNs to the title?

There've been a few books I've read lately that I just can't believe I'm the first one to read and rate. I mean, I know the ratings system is only a fairly recent feature, but still... there's still several books on my reminder/TBR pile with no ratings yet. And they're not too unusual!

Just throwing my question out there...



Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It only applies it to that ISBN.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 8:44 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
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  • Blue stars--Allow you to see what the Club rating of a book is.
    • Blue stars are the average rating of all members in the club who have rated this book.
    • Put your cursor over the blue stars on a book listing to see the stars turn yellow, and assign your rating.

  • Yellow stars--Allow you to rate a book from 1 (Hate it) to 5 (Love it) stars.  
    • Yellow stars are your rating of a book.
    • You can click the number of stars you want to assign a book you have read, on the Book Details page, on your bookshelf,  or on your other  lists.
    • You can clear your rating by clicking the .
Date Posted: 2/20/2009 10:22 AM ET
Member Since: 2/7/2008
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Mary, that makes sense, because there's some books that are impossible that nobody's read before me!


Date Posted: 2/20/2009 11:59 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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Yeah, it can be a pain if there are 1,000 versions of a book you've read (think "Bridget Jones' Diary" or something) and you have to redo the stars everytime you see it somewhere!