Kristine Kristine's Comments (member since Oct 30, 2011)

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May 09, 2014 02:38PM

1 One thing that drives me crazy on the iphone app is I have two friends that are rather prolific in their adding and rating books, on my laptop I've "unsubscribed" from their updates so it's easier for me to get to the rest. But that setting doesn't translate to my iphone, whenever I open the iphone, there are those two friends - and I have to page through several times to get to anyone else. I would LOVE that functionality to be consistent across devices!
Mar 06, 2014 11:20PM

1 This is an awesome idea. I read books for the mock Caldecott and would like to record the year I read them, but I do not want them included in the Challenge.
Jan 12, 2014 01:27PM

1 Sophie wrote: "Web fashions come and go. I'm more concerned with the loss of functionality and data."

yes, this. in all reality - change the thing to rainbow colors with every button being a ballon-y, mobile friendly img.

Fine. I'll get used to it being ugly.

But I don't get used to things being less useful. When I no longer derive value from said things, I quit using them.
Jan 10, 2014 12:33PM

1 Ugh, I used the provided (user) scripting to add info to my widget. I can't stand the drilldown through 3 pages to get to anything useful.

If I am not satisfied with the workaround the scripting provides I'll just delete the challenge. They're hoping we just get used to what we don't like and quit complaining about it. But no, you give me poorly designed crap to increase your page views, and I refuse to use it. I refuse to ever click on the challenge button again. yuck.
Jan 06, 2014 01:47PM

1 Maria M. wrote: "Without the percentages and the ahead/behind the widget is pretty much useless for me."

Yes - I understand GR would like to make it better for THEM, but users need for it to be USEFUL or we won't use it.

I need percentages and behind stats on the front page or I won't use it.
Sub-shelves? (14 new)
Oct 23, 2013 06:14PM

1 this is #1 on my want list!!! pleasepleaseplease
1 I just don't add everything I don't want shared with people, really private reads. Whether it's work friends, family, church friends, or strangers.

What GoodReads doesn't get is that if they let me have a private shelf and private review, they would actually have more data. They would have more knowledge of my reading habits and be able to recommend books better. They could still mine the private shelves for data.

As it is, they'll continue to not have a full record, which may hamper them in the long run (for a variety of reasons).
Sub-shelves (169 new)
Aug 18, 2013 07:48PM

1 +1 again, would love to get this added to a to do list? make my GoodReads experience complete (well, adding series tracking and rereads - but this might be the easiest to implement, so I'll start here).
Aug 05, 2013 06:41PM

1 I'm having the same problem in my group - help?
Aug 05, 2013 07:21AM

1 On my iphone app when I log in to see my newsfeed I see content from all friends, not just from those I have marked as top friends. Is there any way we can get that fixed?

And I second the idea to be able to select the series.
Series reviews (20 new)
Aug 01, 2013 06:08PM

1 +1 I love this idea
Jun 23, 2013 11:27AM

1 I agree with Dave, I would find this feature helpful in my circumstance. Others are strongly against it and have the freedom not to use the feature. Everyone's happy :-)
Jun 13, 2013 08:03AM

1 +1 for draft feature
FAQ needed (48 new)
Jun 11, 2013 10:12PM

1 yes, i think it needs to be sticky
FAQ needed (48 new)
Jun 08, 2013 01:28PM

1 Please add to the FAQ:

content ratings for books ?s
1 Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "She seems not to understand the 3 by that user might mean something other than what a 3 means to the rest of us. On whatever shelf she has it, for instance, it might mean an author she's read befor..."

I think her and her author husband understand, and that's why they chose to quit using goodreads. It's a free-for-all in a way. Ratings here are exported elsewhere via the tubes of the internets and are being shown on par (equivalent) with professional review ratings/sites. I'm all for reader freedom, but there are a lot of grey areas in the digitization and web 2.0 about what is fair.

And I agree that once a product has been released for ARCs it's out of their control 100% for opinion on their work. But while the item is being created? How is that out of line that she's frustrated? I see no problem with an author having a choice to unlock when it's released. Default being all ratings and reviews allowed, a choice to have them unlock it when they release ARCs. I'm not even sure if the coding work would be worth the trouble. But I sympathize.
Jun 07, 2013 01:38PM

1 I don't mind. I agree with Elizabeth, statistically it's either insignificant or it has so few ratings/reviews the sample size means nothing. And authors are readers as well, let them rate whatever they want. They shouldn't tell me how or what to rate, and I won't tell them how to either.

I think every reader has personal biases upon which we decide whether we like a book or how we rate it. Que sera . . .
1 I follow one of my favorite author's blog on her website, and recently she finished a final draft to send to her editor. It had been announced with a release date so it was already on GR. She posted how frustrated she was because her book already had a three star rating on goodreads, but that was impossible because ARCs hadn't even been created yet, and no one but her had seen the final draft.

Not weighing in either way but just an additional perspective that not all authors love the free for all of early ratings and reviews. If it is indeed for promotional purposes (allowing early ratings) I can see logic in giving publishers/authors a choice in when to open a book for ratings and/or reviews.

p.s. She's a children's author and it's not because she suffers from ABB (author behaving badly)
1 I think it would be similar to the coding they already have in place when they cross reference our shelves with when a book is released and send us an email. I think it's a great idea, too.
May 01, 2013 10:30PM

1 Please Amazon/Goodreads - please develop the series feature
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