Otis Chandler Otis's Comments (member since Apr 18, 2007)

Otis's comments from the Goodreads Feedback group.

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Jun 01, 2011 03:34PM

1 Agreed. It's just a little hard to do at the moment!
Jun 01, 2011 01:50PM

1 This will exist in our upcoming recommendations. And it would be great for trivia too. Not sure though if taking books out of lists would make sense as then we are messing with the content.
May 18, 2011 06:35PM

1 I'm curious which page you were on? The homepage? We get this question occasionally and I'd love to know if there is a way to make it more apparent...
May 17, 2011 05:52PM

1 I'm curious about book descriptions. They come from all kinds of sources: from the publisher, the author, the bookseller (Amazon, B&N, etc), and sometimes even from Publishers Weekly.

Goodreads currently just accepts one description, and relies on librarians to help fix it if we pick a bad one. I have two questions:

1. Would it be worthwhile to have Goodreads store multiple descriptions and let librarians pick the best one?
2. Are the descriptions we have good enough? Are there examples of bad ones? Would it be worth putting effort into finding or writing better ones?
May 04, 2011 12:48AM

1 Glad you like it! This is version 1.0 of our app, so clearly there are lots of things yet to be added, like friends lists, barcode scanner, and more.
Apr 20, 2011 01:02PM

1 Giselle wrote: "So has anyone ever won a book before reviewing a book they have previously won?
I have won one and obviously won't get it for 4-6 weeks and then another week before i can read and review it. So do..."

We give you some time to get and read the book :)
Video reviews (40 new)
Apr 18, 2011 05:14PM

1 Do any of you know about or watch video reviews on YouTube? This "book haul" phenomenon is interesting, and some of them have quite a lot of reviews.


While I would never want to put videos in our text reviews, I could certainly see a new section of the book page dedicated to video reviews. Thoughts?
Apr 18, 2011 04:25PM

1 I think we should list some of the bigger recent winners (like Goon Squad!) on the right side of the explore page. I will make a ticket to do that!
combine broken (48 new)
Apr 18, 2011 10:00AM

1 Weird - we got no alerts this weekend that anything was broken. Is it working now?
Apr 18, 2011 09:59AM

1 That page isn't good enough for prime-time. Is a page that lists the awards really useful? Or would it be better to show recent award winners on the appropriate genre pages?
Apr 15, 2011 05:16PM

1 My bad - will fix!
Apr 13, 2011 10:44AM

1 I like how Louise put it. It's not about positivity/negativity - it's about making sure we get the best answers to the question posed at the top. You can't see who voted up/down either, which makes it harmless. All Question & Answer sites have up/down voting: Yahoo Answers, Quora, Mahalo, Stack Overflow, etc.
Apr 11, 2011 06:04PM

1 It's on the todo list to do this, but not super high.
Widget fail (8 new)
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!
Top friends (44 new)
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!

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