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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #175 on: February 21, 2013, 08:33:29 AM »
I have tried to read multiple books at one time and it just doesn't work for me.  I keep getting the books confused so I decided one at a time from now on.

Same applies with me for fiction books.  But for non-fiction, I can read several concurrently (which I am doing right now).  It depends on what time of the day I read.  I usually read fiction on the train, and then non-fiction at night.  Lunch breaks can be for short stories or essays or the news. :)
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #176 on: February 21, 2013, 09:00:20 AM »
I love this feature, but I don't know if I am doing something wrong.  I recently moved something I was "Reading" to "Recently Read" and it shows up properly on my reading page, but not on my signature.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #177 on: February 21, 2013, 09:28:56 AM »
I love this feature, but I don't know if I am doing something wrong.  I recently moved something I was "Reading" to "Recently Read" and it shows up properly on my reading page, but not on my signature.

Probably just cached, give it time.

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I'm sure there's a way to limit it - GR have widgets that show off only a handful of the top books on a select shelf. If only they produced a code for forums instead of html, it could be used here.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #178 on: February 21, 2013, 10:06:40 AM »
I'm sure there's a way to limit it - GR have widgets that show off only a handful of the top books on a select shelf. If only they produced a code for forums instead of html, it could be used here.

I think it was the "import" not the "display" that was the issue...Harvey's bar doesn't display all the books that are on the Reading Page, either. 

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #179 on: February 21, 2013, 11:56:54 AM »
I'm really enjoying moving books around on my reading bar (even though, since I'm currently blazing my way through a series, it doesn't look like any changes have been made at all! :D ). A couple of thoughts, Harvey:

* Is there any way there could be more than 5 books allowed on the Reading Page itself for "To Be Read"? I'm coming across many interesting possibilities from others' Reading Bars along with the Free/Bargain thread and so on, that it'd be neat to use the TBR as a repository for books I'm interested in.  Or maybe add a new component that doesn't show on the bar, for "Books to Check Into" or something similar. :)

* As with many others, I usually only actually read one book at a time. But I'm using the Reading section partly as my "for sure reading next" where I know what it will be (like in the series I'm reading now) for the next couple-three books, with the To Be Read also serving as the next few possibilities after that. I just moved a book from To Be Read to Reading, and it moved it to the first book in the list but it's not going to be the next book I read. This may be a matter of some people want it one way and some want it the other -- I'd prefer that it be moved to the end of the list and not the first of the list. Have you seen any feedback on changing how that's done?

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #180 on: February 21, 2013, 12:21:17 PM »
As you say, different people may want it in a different order.  I like having the most recently read immediately following the reading now...I feel like I've put the book on top of the stack of books I've read...

But then, I read KB with "most recent post" on top....
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #181 on: February 21, 2013, 05:16:33 PM »
I like the feature and am enjoying seeing the books others are reading.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #182 on: February 21, 2013, 06:07:05 PM »
I just did it. Now to see if it works. Nope, it does not work. I set up my reading page, but can't seem to set up the reading bar. All I see under my name is [img] In my reading bar, no book covers shown. I can't seem to master the copy & paste from my iPad, so I wrote the url thingy down & just typed it in. I need help!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #183 on: February 21, 2013, 06:15:22 PM »
I love this feature, but I don't know if I am doing something wrong.  I recently moved something I was "Reading" to "Recently Read" and it shows up properly on my reading page, but not on my signature.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #184 on: February 21, 2013, 06:16:30 PM »
Thanks so much Harvey. I am using my iPad.

Nope, not working. Will try once again. I just click on the circular arrow at the top of the screen to refresh the page. Am I doing it right? If not, then I need more instructions.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #185 on: February 21, 2013, 07:26:02 PM »
Thanks so much Harvey. I am using my iPad.

Nope, not working. Will try once again. I just click on the circular arrow at the top of the screen to refresh the page. Am I doing it right? If not, then I need more instructions.

After you entered in your ASINs, did you click/tap "Change" at the top of the list of ASINs?  I made that mistake the first time I tried it - didn't click on "Change".  

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« Reply #186 on: February 21, 2013, 07:53:48 PM »
I clicked on save changes at the bottom of the list. I went back after what you said to click on save changes at the top of the list. Still does not give me the Reading Bar here in my sig. However, I see my book's covers on my Reading Page. I can click on [img] in my sig here to see my book's covers in my Reading Page.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #187 on: February 21, 2013, 08:01:07 PM »
I thought I would give it a try. its fun to see the book covers!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #188 on: February 21, 2013, 08:23:31 PM »
I clicked on save changes at the bottom of the list. I went back after what you said to click on save changes at the top of the list. Still does not give me the Reading Bar here in my sig. However, I see my book's covers on my Reading Page. I can click on [img]http://in my sig here to see my book's covers in my Reading Page.

Toby,

it looks like you're not getting the whole code when you copy.  What's in your signature is this:

[url=http://kboards.com/reading/?id=788][img]

What it should be is this:

[url=http://kboards.com/reading/?id=788][img]http://kboards.com/reading/bars/788.jpg[/img][/url][br][url=http://kboards.com/reading][size=8pt](Make your own reading bar)[/url]

Are you using an iPad to copy and paste?

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #189 on: February 22, 2013, 04:12:31 PM »
Thanks, Harvey!  This is a really cool feature. 

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #190 on: February 22, 2013, 04:18:12 PM »
I'm not getting the currently reading and to be read in my signature although it does show up on the Reading Page.  What did I do?!?!

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« Reply #191 on: February 22, 2013, 04:21:34 PM »
I figured it out.   :-[

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #192 on: February 22, 2013, 04:33:23 PM »
I figured it out.   :-[

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« Reply #193 on: February 22, 2013, 07:40:43 PM »
Thanks Betsy! No, it looks like I did not get the whole code pasted. It's just like you said. I am embarrassed to say that I can do the copy & past on a computer, but still not the iPad. I am going to try it again now.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #194 on: February 22, 2013, 07:48:15 PM »
Toby,

I thought I recalled that you were using an iPad.  On the iPad, tap once in the field you want to copy to put the cursor thingy there.  Then, press and hold until the magnifying glass appears.  Then let up.  You should see "Select / Select All / Paste" on a pop-up menu.  Tap on "Select All."  A different pop up menu with "Cut / Copy / Paste / Speak" should appear.  Tap on "Copy."  (At least that's the way it is on my iPad1.)

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« Reply #195 on: February 22, 2013, 07:54:01 PM »
Thanks! I will try that also again. I just seem to loose it going to the next page. Off to try.

It WORKED! Thanks Betsy!!! I changed my stylus this time to a smaller tip stylus, called the Hand Stylus. I think that helped a bit. Then, I followed your instructions to the tea & it worked. Yeahhhhh!!! Whahooo!!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #196 on: February 22, 2013, 08:06:00 PM »
If you press and hold, and then let up, so you get "select all," you don't have to drag the magnifying glass to select all the text.  That should work better.

Let me know.

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« Reply #197 on: February 22, 2013, 08:11:02 PM »
Toby, it looks great!  Way to go!

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« Reply #198 on: February 22, 2013, 08:11:44 PM »
Thanks so much Betsy! I was a bit nervous, so I decided to write the code down, just in case, but the Copy & Paste worked on my iPad.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #199 on: February 22, 2013, 08:17:58 PM »
Is there a way to put paper books in your reading bar, or is it limited to Kindle books?

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