Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: So I tried the Book Wiki

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: So I tried the Book Wiki
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 5:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
Posts: 9,852
Back To Top

It's pretty cool. You guys try it yet? Go look at the bottom of a book listing page.

I've started doing some of the books on my bookshelf.

help doc: The Book Wiki



Last Edited on: 7/14/09 5:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:02 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
Posts: 6,852
Back To Top

Sara - thiis so cool - is it new or I just never scrolled down enough?

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:12 PM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2006
Posts: 318
Back To Top

Thanks Sara!  I missed seeing this somehow....

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 7/4/2007
Posts: 240
Back To Top

I'm pretty sure it's new. I'll have to go and check it out further and see what all you can do with it.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
Posts: 7,977
Back To Top


Last Edited on: 10/22/09 12:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:36 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

for a full explanation look up WIKI under help section

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
Posts: 15,194
Back To Top

Sounds like what they intended for Tags, but that didn't work the way they wanted it to so now we gotta go enter the info into another spot :-\

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:47 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

I haven't tried it out yet, but it sounds a lot more sensible that the tag system, which is mostly more annoying than useful.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 6:56 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
Posts: 9,852
Back To Top

these will be searchable and clickable (I think like tags are) once there is enough info entered into them. At least, that's what the Help doc says.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 7:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
Posts: 4,058
Back To Top

I just saw it today, but it looks interesting.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 7:14 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2007
Posts: 759
Back To Top

Looks interesting.   I can't wait to see how it will work once we start filling the information for all the books.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 7:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
Posts: 2,207
Back To Top

I just linked the book I'm currently reading to one of the posts in another forum, and found the Book Wiki thing - that's really cool!

Gosh, just what I need: another 'project' like this to play around with' I'm OC/anal enough as it is! This would be may too much fun to play around with.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 8:26 PM ET
Member Since: 9/17/2008
Posts: 110
Back To Top

Ooh, yeah...something else for me to do on this site instead of reading my TBR pile, lol :)  I agree, I think it will be very useful when there is enough info entered in!  More useful than the tags seem to be.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 9:10 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2008
Posts: 456
Back To Top

Gosh, just what I need: another 'project' like this to play around with' I'm OC/anal enough as it is! This would be may too much fun to play around with.

Ooh, yeah...something else for me to do on this site instead of reading my TBR pile, lol :)

Gail & Lisa- I agree, I should be tackling another book on my TBR pile right now, but instead I'm adding information to some of the books in this Wiki, lol.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 9:24 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

Could someone give me a title they added info for? I'm curious to see what it looks like when it's used.

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 9/17/2008
Posts: 110
Back To Top

This is a title a put a little info on:  Straight from the Hip :: Susan Mallery

 

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 10:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
Posts: 15,194
Back To Top

I don't like that you cannot have more than one series showing. For anthologies (where it would be most useful because they don't have the series info in the title) it will only show one on the front screen, you have to go look at the edit history to find the others.

Right now it just seems like I scroll forever to get to see the same info I scrolled past in another format.



Last Edited on: 7/14/09 11:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 11:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
Posts: 4,600
Back To Top

OMG...one more thing to take time away from actually reading books. Seems like people will do anything rather than actually read!

How many ways/times/places do we really need to have to classify, organize, pigeon-hole, genre-ize, tag, snag, link, etc? What practical purpose will it really serve? It just really seems like overkill. I read a lot of series--so I have Stop! You're Killing Me and Fantastic Fiction websites in my speed dial. If I'm wanting the next in series and I don't know which title is up next, I click and go to one of those websites to look it up. Takes a couple of clicks, and about 20 seconds.

I just don't see the appeal of all this extraneous stuff.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 7/15/2009 12:03 AM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
Posts: 5,637
Back To Top
I agree, Cheryl. Wikis, folksonomy, and other web 2.0 stuff, if implemented well, can have many benefits. But I've yet to really see the benefit of web 2.0 tools on PBS.
Date Posted: 7/15/2009 12:52 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
Posts: 6,436
Back To Top

Thanks, Lisa.

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 3:57 PM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
Posts: 3,430
Back To Top

Yes, I love this new feature.  I was able to tag the name of a series under the book wiki.  I'm sure I'll find other uses, too. 

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 11:21 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2007
Posts: 595
Back To Top

I really hope people don't put personal information in there like they do now with tags.  It makes tags useless to me.  Tags here and tags on other sites seem to be used totatlly differently.  I hope this turns out to be a true Wiki and not just personal tags again.