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Topic: Is there a way to sort your RL?

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Subject: Is there a way to sort your RL?
Date Posted: 2/26/2009 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2005
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So that all the books in one series are together?  I hate having to scroll through my list to make sure that I have requested all the books I have listed for a series.

Theresa

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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Probably as close as you can get to this is to sort by author...

Date Posted: 2/26/2009 9:47 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You can try searching by author name or series name.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 12:39 AM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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The only thing about sorting by author is that sometimes the search has an author listed by his/her middle initial or even his first name.  If there are 2 authors you can multiply that again.  The search doesn't catch all of them all of the time.  That's one reason why there can be long WL's for one book while another book with a different ISBN but same format might go undiscovered in the system.  It happens often enough that I search using everything I can think of to find them.  It's just a head's up.

Ruth

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 11:27 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Ruth - if you see that, try going into the book data and edit the ones not sorting like to others so that it looks the same. Eventually the system will get cleaned up if we fix the problems as we come across them.

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 2:12 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Melanie - I'm a nervous nellie when it comes to changing data - I appreciate it when others do it - but I don't know what I'm doing so I tend to think everybody is better off if I keep out of it.  I like to be sure that I'm doing something right before I start messing with computers stuff.  It comes from being married to a computer software engineer for 35 years and he builds our computers as well.  I've learned I can do a lot of damage without really trying!  ;D

Ruth

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 4:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I've doing that. Submitting data edits when authors names are spelled wrong. I used Danielle Steel for my dummy books when mailing a WL book for a game.  I noticed that there's multiple spellings of her name. Apparently people don't look at the book for the correct spelling when they input these things.