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Subject: Weird sorting glitch in BIR list?
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 2:59 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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My BIR list is not sorting properly - I've tried it on 2 computers. I have it set to sort by date in descending order, so the most recently read book is the #1 spot on page 1. Page 1 is fine, but all subsequent pages are sorted in ascending order - which means if I go to the last page, it's the exact same books as Page 1 but opposite order. When I go back to Page 1, it's right but if I click Next Page or choose page 2, it's also in the wrong sorting order, so books I posted months ago appear on page 2. This also happens when I sort by Author - whatever books are on page 1 appear in reverse order on the last page.

Temporary glitch, I hope??

edited to add - this only seems to be a glitch with "descending" order not "ascending" order - so if I choose sort by Ascending order, it works properly (so the first books I listed as read are on page 1, and the most recent books on the last page). But if I choose Descending order, the most recent books are on Page 1 and also on the last page. The glitch includes sort by Author, Descending, as well as by Date, Descending.

Last Edited on: 9/2/08 3:08 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 9:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Have you been rating your BIR books all along or did you just rate them?  I never rated my books until they said they had to be rated or they'd be deleted.  So I rated them all at once and it changed the order they were sorted. 

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 9:59 AM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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I've been rating them all along. The dates are correct on their entries. What is happening is this: the books listed on page 1 start with the most recent entry; the books listed on page 2 start with Oct 07 when I joined and go up from there. The books listed on page 7 (my last page) are exactly the same books as page 1 in reverse order - the last book is the same entry as the first book.

Same with Author sort - if it's Ascending (A to Z) it's fine. If it's Descending (Z to A) the Z authors appear on page 1 and also on page 7; page 2 is the A authors. In other words, I cannot page through a Descending sort - page 2 reverts to an Ascending sort. It's a glitch that wasn't happening before... not sure when it started.