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Suggestions & Questions > Can I hide one shelf/keep it private?

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message 1: by Lg (new)

Lg | 11 comments Can I hide one shelf/keep it private? I would like to set up a shelf on a particular topic that I don't want to be viewed by others. I understand that I can mark a post so that it is not added to my Update feed on Facebook - but I don't know if I can set up a private shelf, just for me!
Thanks - I love Goodreads!!!!

message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (LisaVegan) | 8679 comments Ig, The way it is now, the only way to keep a shelf private is to make your whole profile private. Even then, your GR friends could see that shelf. You're not the first person who's asked for that. Maybe a document kept off of GR is what's called for here???/

message 3: by rivka, librarian moderator (new)

rivka | 11965 comments Mod
That is a clever work-around.

message 4: by Bluedaizy (new)

Bluedaizy | 44 comments ooooh very clever!

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (LisaVegan) | 8679 comments Yes! I don't have any desire for a secret shelf but what a terrific idea for those who want one. Thanks Sherri. We'll now all remember your solution as I'm sure many other members will ask for a secret shelf; I've seen the request several times since I've been a member here.

message 6: by Lg (new)

Lg | 11 comments Thanks everyone! I needed a shelf that my kids could not see (!).

message 7: by Kyra (new)

Kyra (kyrat) | 9 comments I would really like to be able to hide a shelf!

I avoid "friending" many actual friends or work colleagues because I have a shelf that I'm embarrassed about sharing with everyone.

I still want to keep track of what I read online & easily available for my own reference- so doing it offline doesn't work as well for me. (kind of defeeats the purpose that I use Goodreads for - which I joined after keepign my own lists of books reads)

Bark's Book Nonsense (BarkLessWagMore) | 57 comments Where'd the workaround advice go? I had to delete a shelf because I couldn't make it private without making everything private. I'd love to figure out how to do this.

message 9: by rivka, librarian moderator (new)

rivka | 11965 comments Mod
Looks like the member who posted it in this thread either deleted their post or account since 2009.

Here's a more recent thread:

message 10: by Goesta (new)

Goesta | 20 comments rivka wrote: ""

I suggest the two threads be merged if possible?

message 11: by rivka, librarian moderator (new)

rivka | 11965 comments Mod
Threads cannot be merged. However, I will close this one, to encourage people to add posts to the newer one instead.

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