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message 1: by Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ , Moderator (new)

Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂  | 1659 comments Mod
other than I am still receiving PMs.

Goodreads has turned notifications off, due to a deluge of porny spam. There is an announcement in Help. Of course Goodreads could put up a banner notification, but that isn't the way Goodreads rolls.

Some members are also seeing a beta version of how Goodreads is going to change the book page. I've only seen screenshots - it's not as bad as most recent changes, but it is going to mean more clicks for the volunteer librarians who help maintain the data base. :(

& a reminder that the Decision at Delphi read starts on the 12th of this month.


message 2: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 379 comments I can't tell you how much I hate this. :-(


message 3: by Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ , Moderator (new)

Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂  | 1659 comments Mod
Jackie wrote: "I can't tell you how much I hate this. :-("

Looks like notifications back on!


message 4: by Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽, Moderator (new)

Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ | 1221 comments Mod
I noticed this morning, whew! It surprised me how much of a difference that made in how much time I spent on GR this past week.


message 5: by Susan in NC (new)

Susan in NC (susanncreader) | 1370 comments Thanks! I wondered...I’ve been glued to the news last several days, not checking GR or reading much for pleasure, but was surprised I wasn’t getting any notifications of comments.


message 6: by Susan in NC (new)

Susan in NC (susanncreader) | 1370 comments Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ wrote: "I noticed this morning, whew! It surprised me how much of a difference that made in how much time I spent on GR this past week."

Yes, me too!


message 7: by Critterbee❇ (new)

Critterbee❇ (critterbee) | 352 comments They are back!! whew


message 8: by Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽, Moderator (new)

Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ | 1221 comments Mod
Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ wrote: "Of course Goodreads could put up a banner notification, but that isn't the way Goodreads rolls."

Of course not.


message 9: by Fergus (new)

Fergus | 30 comments Well, I’m just glad you gave us the straight goods on this. Thanks so much. I’ve been onto the new layout, and it’s only as off-putting as the tech improvements we all now experience on a day to day basis!


message 10: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 379 comments thank goodness!!


message 11: by Peggy (new)

Peggy (dandelion_cottage) | 266 comments I had no idea how much I would miss the comments till they weren’t here. 😊


message 12: by Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ , Moderator (new)

Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂  | 1659 comments Mod
Fergus wrote: "Well, I’m just glad you gave us the straight goods on this. Thanks so much. I’ve been onto the new layout, and it’s only as off-putting as the tech improvements we all now experience on a day to da..."

I've only seen screenshots, but it looks like the changes will make things harder for GR librarians. & I'm not really interested in how many other people are reading the same book as I am. With my old fashioned tastes quite often the answer will be no one!


message 13: by Connie (new)

Connie | 29 comments Susan in NC wrote: "Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ wrote: "I noticed this morning, whew! It surprised me how much of a difference that made in how much time I spent on GR this past week."

Yes, me too!"


Me too.


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