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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:15 pm

Well, they might have been sent intentionally, Ariadne. Publicists nowadays encourage authors to sign up for MySpace and Facebook accounts and build a friend list that's as large as possible, in order to develop a base for publicizing their books. LibraryThing has a "friend" feature, too, but doesn't notify people by email whenever they get a friend request. I've gotten friend requests at Facebook from people I don't know at all, and I always get an email for each request.
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JMJacobsen
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Postby JMJacobsen » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:15 pm

Has anyone been able to import their books from LibraryThing to Goodreads? I tried it, but no luck, but admittedly I didn't try very hard. I didn't want to expend the effort if it isn't even possible.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:17 pm

You get an email if someone invites you as a friend, and I've been getting emails when my friends make changes/comments, etc. but I think that can be turned off in the settings feature.

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Lady of the Forest
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Postby Lady of the Forest » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:32 pm

Yes, you can make it so that you do not get an e-mails if you do not want. Mine is set up so I only get e-mails about friend requsts
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:36 pm

I can believe some of the requests, like those from authors, may have been deliberately sent. Others I'm sure weren't. I've done some googling around and see that others have noticed this issue with them too (requests sent on their behalf without their knowing about it).

I get notification when people friend me on Librarything. It may be a setting in their preferences.

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:36 pm

I have profiles at GoodReads (Ludmilla) and LT (LudmillaLotaria). I started them around the same time to see which I liked better, but am probably going to just maintain LT going forward. Good Reads is fine for tracking what you read, socializing, etc., but I'm just more geared toward the database approach, and I really like the home page feature that LibraryThing rolled out recently. It makes it easier for me to track my interests. I have some friends who use and like Shelfari, which is a site similar to GoodReads (but has a more visual interface).

I think there are issues with any of these sites if you're trying to catalogue older books w/out ISBNs. It's an arduous process, and I made the mistake of trying to upload a bunch of books in an import and am still trying to figure out what I missed.

Anyway... feel free to visit or friend me at either site. Bookish friends are always welcome. :)

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Thu September 4th, 2008, 7:41 pm

"JMJacobsen" wrote:Has anyone been able to import their books from LibraryThing to Goodreads? I tried it, but no luck, but admittedly I didn't try very hard. I didn't want to expend the effort if it isn't even possible.


Sorry for the double-post. Just noticed your comment after posting. I would export goodreads to excel, and from the Excel file, only import the Author, Title and ISBN columns in LT, to get a proper import. Don't bother to import books without ISBN's as LT's import won't load them.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu September 4th, 2008, 8:25 pm

I have Library Thing but I have got out of the habit of updating it. Another option is Shelfari, which I haven't used. I do use Visual Bookshelf on Facebook as well.
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JaneConsumer
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Postby JaneConsumer » Fri September 5th, 2008, 1:10 am

Now I tried librarything and for some reason it didn't work for me as easily as this one is. Don't recall why though

I know. I found you there and sent you a friend invite, but you never responded. :( :p :D

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Fri September 5th, 2008, 10:46 am

"JaneConsumer" wrote:Now I tried librarything and for some reason it didn't work for me as easily as this one is. Don't recall why though

I know. I found you there and sent you a friend invite, but you never responded.



Sorry, I don't think I've been back there for quite some time. If I can remember how to log back in I'll accept the invite :p :o


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