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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2013, 02:47:21 PM »
As a reminder. . . . .the signature size limits are still in play . . . I'm seeing a couple of signatures where folks have added the reading bar and now exceed the sizes :o . . . . Since this is a new feature we're not going to put anyone in the stocks right away. . .but will probably start contacting folks after a few days to help you get them sorted. :)

I also will note, these are NOT supposed to be for your OWN books. . . unless, of course, that's all you read ::) . . . though, of course, no rules against including your own books. :)


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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2013, 02:58:13 PM »
Thanks this is neat.  I choose what books I'm going to read by what I see other reading on goodreads so now I have another source to help
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2013, 03:06:40 PM »
Thanks this is neat.  I choose what books I'm going to read by what I see other reading on goodreads so now I have another source to help
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And remember: when you spend your money by clicking through on a signature link, KB gets an affiliate payment. ;D

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2013, 03:13:51 PM »
We can't all be Tolstoy.  Or read Tolstoy.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2013, 03:47:08 PM »
To Harvey and All The Mods:

THIS IS SOOOO AWESOME!!!  I love it!  Thanks so much for a great feature!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2013, 04:23:45 PM »
Thank you for adding the Reading Bar.  I find it interesting to see what everyone is reading or at least see what they want us to see about their reading habits.  There are a few book titles and covers that I am not planning on posting at all.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2013, 04:50:45 PM »
Thank you for the kind comments! I'm excited to see your reading bars!

Thank you for adding the Reading Bar.  I find it interesting to see what everyone is reading or at least see what they want us to see about their reading habits.  There are a few book titles and covers that I am not planning on posting at all.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2013, 05:46:10 PM »
I don't do Goodreads because I've never been able to find my way around it and the birds keep eating my breadcrumb trail. I don't know if I'll put a reading bar in my siggy (not much time to read these days  :'( ), but I'll certainly watch for what others are reading.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2013, 06:17:16 PM »
Neat idea!!  Once I get over this stupid cold, I'll see about adding one in. It's fun to see what others read but I don't have enough hours in the day to go to Goodreads or somewhere similar in addition to here and other unrelated stops. The reading bars will be a good addition to the site.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2013, 06:21:09 PM »
Neat idea!!  Once I get over this stupid cold, I'll see about adding one in. It's fun to see what others read but I don't have enough hours in the day to go to Goodreads or somewhere similar in addition to here and other unrelated stops. The reading bars will be a good addition to the site.

Exactly.  That's what we thought, and Harvey made it happen.  I'd rather just hang out here.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2013, 06:38:00 PM »
Thanks, Betsy. I like your new mod badge too!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2013, 06:43:50 PM »
Thanks, Betsy. I like your new mod badge too!

Thanks!  I needed something smaller, and the old one went with the original banner for Kindleboards...so I made up something to go with the current look.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2013, 08:19:09 PM »
To Harvey & all the mods, this is awesome! Thanks! I always post my books in the monthly BookKlubs Thread, but I will try this as well. I love to see what others are reading. I've found some good books this way.

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« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2013, 11:54:29 PM »
Fun idea!  Will start using my reading page.  Thanks!

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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2013, 12:26:55 AM »
thank you so much for this feature!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2013, 04:10:40 AM »
Really cool idea. The yellow is a bit of an eyesore though.

I don't know if I'll stick with it because every time I start a new book, it will mean finding the ASIN, adding it, removing the ASIN for the book I just finished and pasting it into "recently read" instead. It might be easier if the setup page had something like the "link maker" where you could put in the title and get the ASIN number without having to go look it up on Amazon in another tab.

Also, if there was a button we could click for a book under currently reading which would automatically move it to "recently read", that would make it a lot easier too, instead of having to manually copy and paste it.

I understand if adding such features would require too much work though.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2013, 04:43:35 AM »
It might be easier if the setup page had something like the "link maker" where you could put in the title and get the ASIN number without having to go look it up on Amazon in another tab.


There's a 'find ASIN' link on the set up page that allows you to search for the ASIN using the author or title as keywords.

I agree, the yellow is a little bright - it's more noticeable if you have a blank slot though.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2013, 05:31:14 AM »
For the copying and pasting, don't forget the keystrokes for copying and pasting (which are all I use).  Click in the field with the ASIN.  CTRL-A selects all the text in that field, CTRL-C copies it.  Click in the target field, CTRL-V pastes it.  More keystrokes than just pushing a button, I know, but still very quick.  COMMAND-A, COMMAND-C, COMMAND-V if you're on a Mac.

Also, if you want to use the reading list, but not the sig bar, you can do that too!  And if you want, you can just put the direct link to the reading bar in your sig, instead of the reading bar.  If, for example, there is other stuff you want in your sig instead.

See the first post in the thread for the direct links.

And yeah, grab another book from the TBR pile and fill up the yellow slot!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2013, 05:53:27 AM »
Testing to see how it looks. I think it's great, I had to turn "view forum signatures" back on to check it out. One more thing for me to obsess over lol

That is really nice. One can click on a user's bar and view their page, and click on a book cover to go to the Amazon page. That is really nice!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2013, 06:18:10 AM »
I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's bars. . .I honestly think I'll be much more likely to keep up with this than any of the other things I've tried. . .after all, I'm here all the time so I'll be reminded constantly to update my page when I finish a book or whatever. ::)

I do see the point about the yellow for 'reading next'. . . .if you have nothing in that slot it is kind of bright. . . . I'm going to guess that might be something Harvey can fix fairly easily -- maybe make it a bit more muted of a shade. . . . we'll bring it up with him in admin!

And. . . if you have more stuff you want in your signature than the bar but it's coming out too big, contact Betsy.  She's a whiz with them. . . . I'm sure she'll help you get something sorted.  And, as a visual artist as well, it'll even look nice. ::)

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2013, 07:10:19 AM »
Thanks for more good feedback.

It's a good suggestion to tone back the yellow color; I'll work on that today. I'll post in here once it's done; in order to pick up the new color you'll have to go to your Setup page and press Save Changes.

Also a good suggestion on having an easier way to move a book from Reading Now to Recently Read. I'll have to think about how to most smoothly implement that.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2013, 07:26:08 AM »
I'm a fan of yellow...but it's a hard color to use in quilting because it wants to play a starring role whenever it's used, so I can see what people are saying.  Since the green and blue are pastel, perhaps a more pastel shade of yellow would work.  It is a pretty intense shade.

I'm really enjoying the bars, too...I've already checked a couple of books out that I've seen in signatures.  And found I already own one of them!  Just moved it up the TBR list...
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2013, 07:31:43 AM »
Great feature! Another reason this is the best board out there!

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Oh, wow! The new reading bar feature is awesome! Thanks for letting us know about it.  ;D

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2013, 11:42:31 AM »
Testing this thing out. Its a great idea. Would make it much easier then the mess I had before with constant copy and past and trying to adjust even text.
But I don't know if I am doing something wrong on my end, the covers look very blurry. I can't really make anything out in my reading bar. Is that something I am not doing that I should?

Just looks like mine are even more blurry than others I see.
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