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message 1: by Dustin (new)

Dustin | 3 comments Classical Mechanics (3rd Edition) by Herbert Goldstein and Principles of Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover) by Ramamurti Shankar both show up in my lists as having an average rating of 5.07 and have a rating of 5.00 on the books' pages. A few other books show up in my lists as 5.00s but are less on the book page.
Anybody else with this problem?


message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2400 comments Dustin, It's a caching issue. It takes at least a day, and sometimes longer, for the numbers to become accurate. Occasionally, there's some sort of bug and Goodreads needs to do a reset, but usually the numbers resolve themselves. You'll see this frequently with many books on Goodreads.


This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 949 comments We need an obvious popup note or FAQ about this. It seems like this question pops up every few weeks.


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2400 comments Michael, That would be great. It might be most effective on each book's page since not every member will look for other pages for an explanation.


message 5: by jenjn79 (last edited Jan 08, 2009 10:42AM) (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments I think I see what the original poster is talking about...though it may still be a caching issue.

If you look at your books on your My Books pages, sometimes the ratings don't seem to match up with what is on the actual book page.

For example, this book is showing up in (my) My Books with a 10.67 average rating, but if you go to the book page, it is 4.50.

I'm guessing it's still a caching thing, but weird nonetheless. Strange to see a book on one's shelf with an average rating of 13.50.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36726 comments Mod
That issue was addressed a few weeks back in the Feedback group, and I thought had been resolved. Guess not.


message 7: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments Doesn't seem like it. I just checked my My Books again and sorted by rating, and I still have 12 books with a greater than 5 rating.


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