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Apr 11, 2011 06:04PM

1 It's on the todo list to do this, but not super high.
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Apr 11, 2011 03:13PM

1 Does wordpress even support javascript widgets? I didn't think it did...
Apr 11, 2011 02:31PM

1 Sorry all. Our webservers all got updated to some new software over the weekend and it broke all our background jobs, including the email notifications. It should be back to normal today!
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Apr 11, 2011 02:30PM

1 Same here. Making a ticket!
Apr 11, 2011 01:56PM

1 We've never had a page for just one comment. I don't think there is a need - as long as we link you to the right anchor in the topic.
Apr 11, 2011 01:53PM

1 Would that really be faster than searching? Maybe we just need the search to autocomplete as you type like we did in the header?
Apr 05, 2011 03:20PM

1 Thanks Bob!
Apr 04, 2011 11:36PM

1 Fixed. Though not sure why you are accessing that page - it wasn't built for humans!
Apr 04, 2011 07:31PM

1 Cool idea. We are planning to put a notifications counter in the header next to the inbox one, so you can see it if there are any new ones without having to open that dropdown. I'd kind of like to try that first. But the homepage might work too - will have to give that some thought!
New To-Do list? (26 new)
Apr 04, 2011 07:24PM

1 I've been lazy :) Updated it!
Apr 04, 2011 03:51PM

1 I see one now.
Apr 04, 2011 02:47PM

1 Just in case anyone on this thread missed it, recommendations are under development, and v1 is not very far off!

Mar 29, 2011 05:10PM

1 It's actually not a bug. It's Amazon not allowing us to use their data in our iphone app. There are a few solutions to this:

1. Bug Amazon to relax their Terms of Service for their API
2. Enter a new edition of the title and combine it with Amazons, so now we can show it in our API (and thus on the iphone app)
3. Bug us (Goodreads) to make a feature so Librarians can change a book's source from Amazon to themselves
Mar 29, 2011 04:55PM

1 Elizabeths mom told us we were in USA Today, but I couldn't find it - very cool!
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Mar 23, 2011 07:06PM

1 I'm guessing Rivka is right - the sign in form only appears if you are cookied. Generally, there is no reason to delete your permanent cookies.
Mar 22, 2011 05:43PM

1 Yes, we wouldn't hide the reviews. I suppose we could do something official there like "Review from the Author" just so it doesn't look like the author is trying to be tricky?
Mar 21, 2011 04:58PM

1 I like the idea of having an "author's notes" sort of section where they could put their review or any little tidbit of information that they would like to put. I would find that less tacky than an author writing an actual review of their own book.

Having thought about this more and read this thread, I think we should definitely add this, but as a new separate section, and not use pre-existing author reviews to seed it. We want the context to be clear that the author should be telling their readers more about the book: why they wrote, it, anecdotes, more information, etc.
Mar 18, 2011 03:15PM

1 Since the start of Goodreads, we've had a policy that page titles (the text in the upper left of each page) and box titles (usually appearing in brown boxes above content sections) should be lowercased. I've always liked this, as it gives the site a nice, low key, feeling.

But it's getting hard to adhere to. Content that is made by users (listopia, user profiles, trivia) is usually upper case so it breaks the rules. Book titles and author names are also obviously upper cased.

So my question is, if we changed everything (except perhaps the header) to be upper case, would people like that? Would you care?
Mar 17, 2011 11:21AM

1 Often we see the author of the book add a review. These are usually pretty interesting (though not always), and add a lot of color. It could also be a great spot for an author to have a way to communicate to their readers.

What do you think if we highlighted the authors review of their own book in a new section called "A note from the author" or something like that?

The only downside I can see is that some authors may not have written their review intending it to be highlighted that way, but I'd guess that's the minority. What do you all think? If it's a problem, we can just make it a new field that authors can fill out...
Mar 10, 2011 02:06PM

1 Ok, will make a ticket to address this!

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