Cheryl Cheryl's Comments (member since Apr 26, 2010)

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1 I don't think it's a bug per se, but an ill-considered aspect of the feature. I closed a few some time ago, and it looked to me like they were just put 'on the back burner' as the idiom goes. I forget if you can delete them all the way, not just close them??
Sep 05, 2014 11:35AM

1 I like the suggestion as is because it's verifiable.

I'd prefer ethnicity/ country considered homeland/ aka "Finnish" even though born in Petrograd, but that would lead to arguments/ controversies.

I'd *really* prefer this only if somehow v. convenient, because there are other requests for improvements to existing features that are in the queue that are more important to me. (listopia, group bookshelves, etc.)
Sep 05, 2014 10:57AM

1 Most of the interesting ones are pretty old, at least on the front page. Those of you who have clicked *more* plz advise - should I do so too?
Maybe if they were more visible, we'd get some more that are worth voting on. If anyone here does post one, plz announce here!
Sep 01, 2014 04:05PM

1 Besides friending like-minded people and joining likely groups, and requesting recommendations from the community, you can search Listopias. I don't see how the basic infrastructure of the site could be adapted to support the feature request, but I don know that there are lots and lots of ways to find great new reads here.
1 Elizabeth, spot on. Just because you are writing to a specific audience, doesn't mean you shouldn't get feedback from a complementary or even hostile audience.

If one writes a book with a political agenda, for example, doesn't one want to avoid simply 'preaching to the choir?' Wouldn't one also want the members of the opposition to read and be swayed, possibly even 'converted?'

So, I hope that Emily's unsaid implication was that "officially, no, giveaways are based on an algorithm that does not include demographics." Of course I don't want her to come out and say that, for a number of reasons, but I am optimistic that's her implication.
1 Sure Mark, do whatever you want. But know that you're probably alienating potential readers. I doubt you have a crystal ball that tells you that your book exactly fits a particular demographic - so why not reach out broadly, inclusively?
1 Are these threads still an option? I would think that they'd be lost in the background, so to speak, by now.
Aug 27, 2014 06:22PM

1 That's a winner, Lobstergirl!
iow, yikes, you're right, pretty awful
Aug 25, 2014 03:34PM

1 I definitely still want it.
Aug 25, 2014 09:09AM

1 I have no idea whether mine are showing up there - I have far too many assorted comments to wade through.
1 Even if you pay for an ARC, like maybe you got it in second-hand shop, please disclose. Because the version you're reading may be different than the finished version that other readers would get.

Say, for example, all the typos bothered you - and you reported them in your review - and I didn't buy the finished book because I didn't realize that you reviewed an ARC... but if they cleaned up all the typos, then I should have bought the finished book.
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Aug 23, 2014 05:36PM

1 Huh. It just worked for me. This is kinda scary for you, though!
Aug 23, 2014 04:17PM

1 I agree, it would be nice to have a way to review what questions we've asked. After all, the notification system is not perfect: GR, email providers, and members can all mess up notifications.
1 I bought an ARC from an online used book store at least once. Not disclosed by the seller. Probably should have complained to the host site (don't recall, but probably or alibris). But I wasn't too worried about it. And, if it matters to any of you, this happened *after* the release of the real book.

Thank you Faith for reminding us that ARCs and free books are not necessarily equivalent. I believe the policies, laws, and guidelines of etiquette, boil down to:

1. Disclose if you got the book for free in exchange for a review, because then it wasn't really free and because it's the law.

2. Disclose if the book is an ARC, because changes may be made before general publication that might have an impact on your evaluation of the quality of the book, and because it's the law.

2. Disclose if the book was written by a friend or family member. Because, um, duh, bias.

3. Optionally disclose if you paid for the book, got it free from a promotion, or got it from the library, because that information might help readers of your review understand your pov.

Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
Aug 21, 2014 11:00AM

1 Got your PM, will vote & then add soon (likely later today).
Aug 21, 2014 07:59AM

1 +1 to 'following a recommendation request. Brilliant, Lindsey.
Aug 20, 2014 08:03PM

1 Well, you could recruit a friend to add books to the list. In fact, I'd be delighted to help - PM me w/ a list of titles and a link to the list and I'll help you seed it.

But, yes, the list creator needs something other than a cold '100 votes.'
Aug 18, 2014 03:35PM

1 Yes! +1
Aug 17, 2014 06:17PM

1 I cleaned up my duplicately shelved books today, and a friend just liked my status update that I 'wanted to read' one of the books. This despite the fact that I wasn't actually changing the status of anything.

Not a huge issue, of course, but I thought maybe I wasn't the last to know, so here's my report.
Aug 17, 2014 06:01PM

1 wtg, Jim :)

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