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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #125 on: February 18, 2013, 05:58:00 PM »
telracs,

if you click on "reading page" up in the top grey menu bar, does the resulting page (which I guess will be blank since you don't have a reading page set up (or do you?--you can even if you don't do signatures), can you see the link to random book pages?

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #126 on: February 18, 2013, 07:56:13 PM »
telracs,

if you click on "reading page" up in the top grey menu bar, does the resulting page (which I guess will be blank since you don't have a reading page set up (or do you?--you can even if you don't do signatures), can you see the link to random book pages?

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #127 on: February 19, 2013, 04:41:52 AM »
Thanks!!!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #128 on: February 19, 2013, 08:47:44 AM »
I seem to be having the problem of the missing covers again and saving doesn't fix it, but makes it worse actually.
I had one missing and now after saving I have 3 missing.  :P

Going to check it again later.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #129 on: February 19, 2013, 08:57:27 AM »
I had some problems last night, but the third try, I think, was the charm...

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #130 on: February 19, 2013, 09:15:54 AM »
Random bars are interesting!

By the way, want to weigh in on the authors and having their own books in their bars.. seems like we've been allowing them to have their books in sigs, so this is really no different.  If a bar never changes, then I just glaze over and ignore it.  In fact, this feature had me turning sigs back on, since I enjoy seeing what is being read.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #131 on: February 19, 2013, 09:31:49 AM »
Random bars are interesting!

By the way, want to weigh in on the authors and having their own books in their bars.. seems like we've been allowing them to have their books in sigs, so this is really no different.  If a bar never changes, then I just glaze over and ignore it.  In fact, this feature had me turning sigs back on, since I enjoy seeing what is being read.

I don't know if it needs to be illegal, but it would certainly strike me as pathetic. Even authors should be able to resist turning a current, past, and next reading bar into marketing. Or if they truly just read their own book over and over again, it could be a good flag to avoid that book....

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #132 on: February 19, 2013, 09:53:52 AM »
Cool feature.  Thanks Harvey!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #133 on: February 19, 2013, 10:52:59 AM »
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We followed up on your suggestion and made the font a little bolder in the headers. Also, Ann suggested that we rename the 'Reading Next' category to 'To Be Read', which implies a little more flexibility in your next reading choices!

Thanks for the updates. I'm enjoying the Random Bars also.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #134 on: February 19, 2013, 11:04:55 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, good people!!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #135 on: February 19, 2013, 02:30:32 PM »
Would it be possible to link with Goodreads for those that are too lazy to maintain their books in multiple systems? :-)

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2013, 03:18:02 PM »
Would it be possible to link with Goodreads for those that are too lazy to maintain their books in multiple systems? :-)

I can see why that might be desirable, but... no. :)
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2013, 04:38:34 PM »
When Ann told Harvey that she imported 2000 books into Shelfari, she scared him away from importing from other sites.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #138 on: February 19, 2013, 04:58:25 PM »
I love this!!! Just updated my reading page and I'm so looking forward to see what everyone else is reading!


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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #139 on: February 19, 2013, 07:12:59 PM »
I have been reading this thread for the last few days but have been too lazy...er...busy to set my reading bar up.  I don't know why I waited.  This was easy peasy.  Thanks Harvey!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #140 on: February 19, 2013, 08:38:27 PM »
Thanks for the great comments - that's very encouraging! :)

We added a small enhancement tonight. In the Setup page, you can now move a book from the "To Be Read" area up to the "Reading Now" area, by clicking on the little "M" button beside each book in the To Be Read area. Thanks to Ann for the idea.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #141 on: February 19, 2013, 10:33:05 PM »
Minor update: we enhanced the Reading Pages today, so that when you hover over a cover, the title and author are displayed in a tooltip.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #142 on: February 20, 2013, 12:22:47 AM »
Ohhhh, I like the hover idea!! I wish it worked on my Fire (or if it does, that I knew how... :D ).
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #143 on: February 20, 2013, 12:59:48 AM »
I wish it worked on my iPad, but it's a great idea!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #144 on: February 20, 2013, 04:10:05 AM »
Is the 'hover' supposed to work when on signatures?  'Cause it' snot working for me, either -- I'm using IE10 on Win8 at the moment. ???

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #145 on: February 20, 2013, 05:41:41 AM »
not working on Chrome on for me either

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #146 on: February 20, 2013, 06:38:10 AM »
Not working with Firefox (18.02)either.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #147 on: February 20, 2013, 06:39:49 AM »
Well, Harvey did say its on the Reading Page, not the Reading Bar.  :P. And it works on the Reading Page great.  ;D

I don't think it can work on the bar, isn't that like one image that contains the code that is pulled from the page?

eta: I am still having issue though with it showing all my books. This morning  I get a lot of small blank rectangles where the books are suppose to me.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #148 on: February 20, 2013, 07:06:31 AM »
Is the 'hover' supposed to work when on signatures?  'Cause it' snot working for me, either -- I'm using IE10 on Win8 at the moment. ???

No, it doesn't work on the signatures - it's for when you hover over the specific book images in your Reading Page.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #149 on: February 20, 2013, 07:08:53 AM »
Well, Harvey did say its on the Reading Page, not the Reading Bar.  :P. And it works on the Reading Page great.  ;D

I don't think it can work on the bar, isn't that like one image that contains the code that is pulled from the page?

That is exactly right.

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eta: I am still having issue though with it showing all my books. This morning  I get a lot of small blank rectangles where the books are suppose to me.

Hmm, sorry for that inconvenience. I presume this is happening on the Setup page? Some of the Amazon query results can be sporadic... if it's consistently happening for you I might have to increase the delay timer and see if that helps.
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