Cindy Cindy's Comments (member since Aug 16, 2009)


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Sep 30, 2011 04:17PM

1 Do all Manderley articles/citations have to be in pdf format? I was looking at their website and I was curious...
Sep 30, 2011 04:14PM

1 Oh, I had a friend mention Mendeley some time ago! Cool! One of the differences is that Mendeley is a stand-alone piece of software. (I think? Last time I looked into it at any rate, but I could be wrong.) Zotero can be used as a browser extension and on your phone and iPad, and it's all synced. But, yeah, I think they have similar functions. Probably it depends on your own work-flow and personal tastes.
Sep 30, 2011 03:59PM

1 Hey Kara,

As a former grad student myself, I wanted to suggest zotero. It sounds (an their website looks) deceptively simple, but it is actually a very powerful tool, and it will save you tons of time. It keeps all your citations and quotes in one place, and can output them in a variety of ways - so it's dead easy to make a bibliography for a paper or your thesis. It also keeps them synced between devices.

Anyway, it may sound like I'm off my rocker, since it's not quite what you are suggesting. but it's worth looking into. I am in physics, and zotero worked like a charm. I don't know what it would be like for other fields, though.

I know people have mentioned journals, magazines, etc. in the past. One of the arguments against (besides the utterly massive size the database would have to be, and librarian maintenance for a resource that probably wouldn't be used by too many members) is that it's a slippery slope. If we allow peer-reviewed journal X, do we allow a non-peer-reviewed one? How about a one-off publication. If you log articles, why not blog posts? etc, etc.
Sep 24, 2011 09:12PM

1 I almost hate to mention this here, because it could be a Pandora's Box -- but my husband and I wrote a Greasemonkey script to remember the state of those two boxes down there for certain types of Goodreads pages.

So, say for example you decide to not add this post to your update feed, so you unclick the box. The next time you make a comment in a group, the box will remain unchecked. It has a bug we couldn't resolve - once you post, the boxes become checked if you post again before refreshing the page.

Anyway, it's a very useful script if you happen to already use Greasemonkey.
Sep 22, 2011 06:02PM

1 Vicky wrote: "If we had the ability to sticky groups, I think I would be a member of more groups than I currently am (which is only 4). "

Yes!! I had to drop out of quite a few groups because they were always at the top of my feed, but they weren't the groups I was most active in.

So +1 from me, too!
Sep 19, 2011 08:45AM

1 This sounds like it would be a very useful addition to Goodreads. I'd use it!
Sep 16, 2011 11:20AM

1 I'm so glad you brought this up Jan! It's been bothering me too.
Sep 16, 2011 11:06AM

1 I just wanted to drop in and say thank you so much for putting the notifications right up at the top!
1 Yup I'm seeing it too. As well as quite a few friends posting status updates wondering what it's all about!
Aug 27, 2011 01:01PM

1 YES! I'm so glad Barbara had the answer!

I agree - an "Ignore all notifications" button would be simple and helpful.
Aug 27, 2011 12:55PM

1 Good idea Barbara!

Hamzah, Try this page:
http://www.goodreads.com/notifications

Are there any (new) notices?
Aug 27, 2011 10:10AM

1 If that's the case (my wild guess), clearing the cache would work - but that's not the way you want to do this at all.

It used to be in older browsers that you could alter a setting to force it to do a proper/full refresh when you hit the refresh button. It would by default use as much of the cache as it could to save bandwidth. Honestly, I haven't stayed up to date with the workings of new browsers to know if this behavior is still standard or not. Sorry!

I wish I could help you more! All I can say is that the sequence I described above works for me - which isn't exactly helpful. :/
Aug 27, 2011 10:03AM

1 I've checked it on FF 6 and Chrome 13.0.782.112 m.

My only guess is that when you refresh the page it's not completely refreshing? I.e. it's pulling info from your cache, not downloading it anew? Just a guess, though.

Hopefully some other folks can weigh in if this method works for them, what browser they're using. Because I'm befuddled.
Aug 27, 2011 09:46AM

1 Well, shoot. It works for me, so maybe I didn't describe it well enough.

I click the notifications link. It pops up a "light box" with the list of notifications. I click anywhere outside of that box to close it. Then I have to do a full refresh of the home page. The red number is gone.

Or maybe it's the way the browser is accessing cached information? What browser do you use?
Aug 27, 2011 09:30AM

1 If you just look at the notifications lightbox (don't need to follow the links), then refresh the homepage, that should be enough to clear them.
1 Although there is already that functionality, I agree it would make sense to have "authors" as a tab. It could be clearer and easier to use.
Aug 19, 2011 08:42PM

1 I just went and checked, and the Science Genre recommendation page is broken for me as well. However my science shelf generates a full list of recommendations.(My curiosity was piqued because I have a lot of science books on my shelves.)
Aug 16, 2011 10:43PM

1 I have a friend who has already read this book, and I can confirm he truly has an ARC.
Aug 03, 2011 09:35AM

1 I love idea #3, Morningstar.
Aug 03, 2011 08:41AM

1 Susan wrote: "I really like it, don't have any major issues at all, although I agree with some of the suggestions."

Ditto! Finally I am rewarded for having a bunch of odd shelves. Users without custom shelves might complain, though. I love the look, the pagination seems about right, but would like more customization when adding to my shelves like others have mentioned.


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