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September 2, 2008

Today’s question: Members who have your books. Do you ever look at this feature? Do you use it to make LT friends, or compare notes? There are three tabs- weighted, raw, and recent. “Weighted,” which means “weighted by book obscurity and library size” is probably the least self-explanatory of the three, whereas “raw” and “recent” are more so. Do you get any kind of use out of this feature?

I have looked at the “Members with your books” feature, but I haven’t used it much.  I only have 72 books listed, so they don’t have a lot to work with.  Under weighted the top one is 11/293 and under raw it’s 41/2599, so I think the raw is a more accurate indication of similiar tastes for me.  I have looked at a few libraries and blogs with this feature, but that’s it – I’ve never added a friend with it.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2008 8:03 am

    I have a little over 400 books listed and it always shocks me to see libraries with over 4000 books!

  2. September 2, 2008 8:32 am

    i have about a 1,000…and am shocked to see people with 10,000!

  3. September 2, 2008 12:19 pm

    One of the friends I’ve made on LT is an Englishman with 10,000 books. I asked him if he lived on a farm and converted all the outbuildings to library space! I have a 2,000 sq.ft. house, and I’m paring down my 3,500 books!

  4. September 2, 2008 12:37 pm

    I can’t stand clutter either, so I have a lot of bookshelves. I’ve recently joined Paperback Swap and have released about 100 books to new homes so far, and I will continue to do so until I’ve pared those 3500 books down to the ones that are truly important to me.

  5. September 2, 2008 12:46 pm

    Yes, now that I’ve looked at it, I think the “raw” listing is probably a better indication of similar collections. But since my library is so diverse, I’m not sure that would really tell anyone much if they were checking me out.

    For a long time after I signed up with LT, I only had a dozen or so books listed. Then I got my husband hooked on cataloguing and suddenly our list is up to 1,500 and climbing!

  6. kegsoccer permalink
    September 2, 2008 2:42 pm

    I’ve never added a friend with it either 🙂 Maybe in the future though!

  7. September 2, 2008 9:29 pm

    I’ve used it in about the same way as you have. I know it’s there but it isn’t a main feature for me.

  8. September 2, 2008 11:15 pm

    My list is really small too since I am listing books as I read them and only started 08/01/2008. But, I love adding interesting libraries and friends with it.

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