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Subject: Seperate HC from PB on shelf?
Date Posted: 6/11/2008 9:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2008
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Is there a way to do that on my shelf to make it easier for people to look thru my books?  I am going to do 3/2 on hardcover and 5/3 on paperback.  I just don't want people to have to look at each book to know which is which.  Can anyone help?  TIA

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I believe when people look at your shelf they can choose to sort by bindings but, there isn't any way for you to do that in advance, I don't think!

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 9:39 PM ET
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ok, thank you!  Just wanted to make it easier, I have a slow computer so when I try to do the binding thing on someone elses shelf, it takes forever.  I had hoped there was a way to make it faster for someone looking at mine.

Date Posted: 6/11/2008 11:13 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You could also tag them so people can see the tags when they're perusing.  You can always delete the tags later. Then as people are going down your shelf page they'll see the tags.

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 8:13 AM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2008
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I can't see the tags when I am looking at a member's shelf. Is there a way to turn that on?

Amend that, just double checked, I can see MY tags when I look at a shelf but not everyone's tags.

 



Last Edited on: 6/12/08 8:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 11:51 AM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2005
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If you don't want to use tags, there is a way for members to search your bookshelf by binding type. All they have to do is to click on your bookshelf tab and when there they click on "Search: Filter: Browse by Genre" and then choose either paperback or hardcover in the binding drop down box.

I know that probably sounds complicated, but when you try it out you will see how easy it is.



Last Edited on: 6/12/08 11:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/12/2008 2:41 PM ET
Member Since: 9/29/2005
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I use the 'sort by binding' all the time when viewing other's bookshelves - it works great for me.  I'm on cable so I don't know how slow/fast it might be on dial-up, but it's almost instant for me.   It's a fantastic feature - I couldn't do without it myself.

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 2:55 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2008
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You can also create a link which filters it for them. For example:

Hardbacks

Paperbacks

I used my own shelf as the example.

Since the links are pre-sorted, you don't have to wonder what everyone is seeing.