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Accented Characters Not Rendered in Description

I've noticed lately that accented characters are not rendered at all in the Description section of a book page. For example, if you look at https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/e412d9cf-d924-4334-beb2-ef428c729d48, you will see that there are names with spaces missing - often the accented vowels.

I'm not sure if this is happening for languages other than English.

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Buddy read comment page numbers changing

Hello!
I'm encountering an issue with buddy read comments where when I add the page number for a comment it changes the page number (but remains the same percentage) when I publish the comment, which could lead to spoilers! For example, I just tried to leave a comment at page 274, which was 50%, but when I published it it changed the page number to 272 (still at 50%). I had to delete the comment because if my friend uncovers the comment at page 272 they would see a spoiler for two pages later. I also tried leaving the comment for page 275 (51%), but it changed to 278 (also 51%), so at that point my comment wouldn't make any sense when it was uncovered or they would have to flip back multiple pages to understand the context.

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Scrolling through a page

When I scroll through, for example, my To Read Pile, there is a certain point where it doesn't work properly. When I scroll, there will be books added, but I go back up to other books. Not sure I'm explaining it right, but you can probably see it when you go to that page.

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Books+pages graph doesn't extend to reflect page count

Difficult to explain, so I added a screenshot. Note that total page count is 3500+, but Y-axis stops at 2000

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Show translator name on home page (and all views)

Hey!

I’m not sure if this is a bug or if it’s something that needs to be changed. But I’d love to be able to see the translator’s name along with the author’s under the Currently Reading section on the home page

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Scroll reset when moving pages

Hi,

I'm not sure how hard this is to add but it is very hard to navigate list of books as the scrolling and search filters reset when switching pages on mobile. I have to update books on computers as I filter on genre, click a book, update a rating (which needs at least two clicks to get there), and then I go back to the list and have to filter and scroll down all over again. Is there something to be done to upgrade this?

Have a good day,
Juliette

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Buddy read comment percentage out of sync with reading progress percentage
Shipped

When adding comments on our buddy read, both my friend and I encountered the same weirdness. When making the comment, it (correctly) autofilled in 144 pages (34%), but when the comment was saved it says it's hidden until 35%, or 147 pages. Because what we're reading is a progressive release of an existing book, there's no way for us to just 'read a little more' or anything, so we're both unable to see each others comments until more of the text is released!

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Book not removed from "books you've added" to reading challenge after hitting the - button

I'm trying to remove a book from a reading challenge prompt after I added it and it won't go away. I've hit the - button, refreshed the page, backed out of the reading challenge, re-added it to the prompt and removed it again, and it still shows up on the main reading challenge page and the "books you've added section" for that prompt.

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iPhone app opens with spinning loading gif and doesn't allow changes to be saved until a refresh

Awhile back I remember you guys asking about "pain points" in user experience, and it occurred to me that there's something that tends to happen for me when I launch the mobile app on my iPhone.

I tend to have the app running in the background since I use it a lot, and I've noticed that usually when I reopen it after being away for a bit, I experience a loading issue. The loading circle usually shows up on the first page I see (wherever I left off, home page, profile, etc), and it doesn't go away. If I try to track progress on a book, it tends to not save in this situation. Typically, I get around this issue by immediately hitting one of the navigation tabs on the bottom toolbar to go to a new page. That's become something I just automatically do now to avoid loading issues or unsaved progress reports, book status changes, etc.

It's not the biggest issue, I know, but I thought I would reach out in case it's helpful or if you guys have any suggestions! I'm using an iPhone 13, if that's relevant.

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Reading Journal allows non-existent dates

The drop-down for day allows you to select 1-31 regardless of month (and it does save).

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More than 5 Stars?

I don't know if it is intended. But im able to give books a rathing of 5.25, 5.5 and 5.75 stars. That should not be the case or am i wrong?

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status in multiple editions not shown

This shows up in 3 ways (feel free to separate out into multiple posts if the implementation is very different):

  1. if you open an edition that you haven't read, it says "you've read another edition of this book." but if you've read two editions, they don't cross-link to each other.
  2. re-reads aren't tracked across editions (if you've read edition A and edition B, it doesn't list either under re-reads).
  3. tags and "owned" don't surface at all, so I've found myself accidentally buying an e-book for a book I already owned a physical copy of because I didn't manually check all the editions.
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Recommendations only in English

Not sure if it's a bug, but all of my recommendations are in English, even if I specified I can read in eight more languages. I would like to be recommended books in all of my languages.
If it's not a bug, please consider this as a feature request.

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Reading challenge not showing books as complete

I've been adding books to prompts on my reading challenges but they're not showing up as "prompt complete" even though I've read them. Example attached

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New icon fails to load with no error message

I was trying to change my icon and I would load an image and the page would refresh, but my icon wouldn't change. I tried several times, removing the current icon to try to load the new one, but it would still just refresh and not load anything. I'm assuming that the file was too big, because I did eventually try a different image that loaded fine the first try, but there was no error message or anything to tell me what was going wrong.

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Cannot decrease reading progress

If I accidentally fill in an incorrect value for my reading progress on a book, or if I for whatever reason want to reread something a part and revert my progress, the app doesn't let me do this. I can only make forward progress. Optimistic! ... but it doesn't reflect real-world usage.

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No way to easily get back to Home on iPad in the PWA

On iPad, when I’m using the “app” I can apparently only return to home by using the back button. Sometimes that means a lot of backtracking.

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Doubling of page

Sometimes the storygraph home page will load again underneath whatever page I already have up. It sorts itself out if I refresh, but I find it happening multiple times a week.

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Recommendations in languages I don't read

Recently, I have had books in Dutch and German turn up in my recommendations. I might be able to struggle through simple books in those languages, but not by choice and I only have English set in my preferences.

Speaking of preferences, is there a way to exclude book TYPES? At the moment, an audiobook keeps sitting front and centre on the recommendations on the landing page. Since I find audiobooks marginally less appealing than the idea of DIY dentistry, I would love to be able to exclude audiobooks from showing up in my recommendations

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Buy Button remains

The buy button remains even after you market book as owned. It used to disappear once it was marked.

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"Silent" book failure regression
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I'm entering this as a bug because it feels like a very significant regression to me, in my usage pattern.

I add quite a few books, and "add by ISBN" seldom works for me. It was a minor nuisance but at least when it did fail, I used to get a message on my screen immediately that said "We were unable to import your book:

You can add the book manually by clicking the link below."

Last night, I was perplexed when 2 attempts to add books by ISBN failed with ZERO visible sign of failure. In one case, I tried 3 times, the other twice, because I did not know what was happening.

Then, just now, I noticed the red notification dot on my profile pic and saw two notifications for the failed imports. Because these notifications are now 10 hours old, I have to search the ISBNs to find out which books I was trying to add.

The old error message was much more visible and made it easier for me to manually add the book while the relevant external info pages were sill open, I hope some thought can be given to restoring that behaviour. Although it is probably less likely to happen going forward as I have bookmarked the "add manually" page to avoid wasting time trying to import by ISBN first.

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Keyboard not appearing on iPad when pencil is paired

I have the storygraph on my homescreen, and the only keyboard I get when I open the “app” this way, is that tiny little one that I have to use my Apple pencil to open.

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Exact match not first in search results

Sometimes the exact match for a search does not show up as the first result. Attached is one recent example; I'm sure something like popularity is driving this particular case, but I feel like an exact match should supersede that.

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'Pace" is different by editions?

I have basically given up trying to understand how "pace" works at TSG, but this is a new wrinkle that seems like an actual bug. The same book is listed with different "pace" tags in different editions. If anyone (else) is (also) trying to compensate for the idiosyncrasies of the "pace" tag by trying to select books of a given "pace", this sort of inconsistency may present a new challenge

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Time Zone not set by device clock

If I log my reading for the day past 8pm MST, it associates it with the next day. I have to manually chance the journal date back to today.

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