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Subject: Wishlist Search not responding to Authors
Date Posted: 4/6/2011 12:27 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2007
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I have been trying to get the books of certain authors to come up in my Wishlist search, like I can do in my Posted Books. No joy--blinks and continues toshow whole list..

Bug or me???

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 1:07 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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It broke a while ago when they changed the Wish List and they never fixed it.

I also cannot search my Wish List, using any browser. I can only re-sort it.

I CAN search my TBR and my bookshelf, though.

I reported it months ago and they told me it was fixed. Nope.

if you are looking for a particular author on your Wish List, just sort your list by author and then go look. And make sure you look under both the last name AND the middle name or initial (if the author has one) .... because the Wish List sort will list some books by "Millie T. Author" under "T" and some under "A".

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 1:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Are you hitting the Enter key or clicking on the Search button? The only way I've found it to work is to click the button using my mouse, keyboard navigation just makes it blink and do nothing.

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 2:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I search my WL by author all the time and never have a problem. Same with TBR and RL.

Date Posted: 4/6/2011 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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WOW Melanie!  Thanks for that tip!

I was just going to say that my WL search only works occasionally, but I'll bet that's because I just hit enter.  It looks like it's searching, but nothing come up.  I just tried searching by clicking on the Search button and it worked!



Date Posted: 4/6/2011 6:09 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2007
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I've used both enter and clicked on thebutton and it won't search for me.  As Sara said, I sort by author or title and look for the book.

Date Posted: 4/9/2011 1:59 AM ET
Member Since: 9/28/2010
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Like for Melanie, the wish list search only works for me if i click the search button with the mouse. When I hit enter, it just refreshes the whole list. I believe this is probably the issue. Try refreshing the page, then re-typing the search term and clicking "search".

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 4/9/2011 11:40 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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There are two wish list pages. It might help narrow this down if you say which one you're having problems with and what search you're trying to perform. SuzyQ40, I clicked on Wish List on your post, then I clicked on the [Search :: Filter :: Browse by Genre] button, then I typed Harris and clicked Search. I got three results: 2 books by Charlaine Harris and one by C.S. Harris.

In my own account, I went to My Profile and did the exact same steps and got the exact same books (we have similar tastes :-) ).

I then went to My Account / My Lists / Wish List, entered Harris in the search box and got just the Charlaine Harris books. {ETA, turns out the C.S. Harris book was offered to me while I was doing this, so that likely accounts for its disappearance from the search.}

Last Edited on: 4/9/11 11:41 AM ET - Total times edited: 1