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Slowness / Lagging when Adding Tags to Lots of Books

I have ran into this a few times with adding tags. Specifically just now I was going through my owned titles and adding tags to them all and after about 15 books adding tags to future books started to slow down and there is a delay when you are typing in the tag field and selecting them in the drop down.

I am in Safari Version 17.1.2 (19616.2.9.11.12)

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Archived Reading challenge UI

Not sure if it was a bug or unclear ui - icon at the bottom right of each archived challenge looked like “share”, but clicking it caused them to disappear. No pop ups or messages. On iOS, so couldn’t hover over button with mouse to see what it was supposed to be. Now all past challenges are gone from my archive 😕

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links in reading challenge descriptions won't open
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gets stuck in a "you're about to leave storygraph" loop

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Long To-Read Pile Crashing

To be fair, my to-read pile is excessive at over 1400 titles. I have problems with scrolling through all the options. The page eventually gets sluggish then crashes or stops responding.

Filtering is great, but sometimes I can't filter for the type of book I'm looking for (e.g., a book with a purple cover, or when I want to see which authors have 3+ books on my TBR pile), so I have to resort to scrolling through all my options. I can never get to the middle of my list.

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iOS app flashes white screen when opening app and set to Dark mode
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I am on iOS 17.1.1. I am on the iPhone 15 Pro Max but this happened with my previous iPhone as well (12 Pro Max).

My phone system settings is set to dark mode. My theme in the app preferences is set to Dark. Whenever I leave the app closed in the background for a while and reopen open it later, I am blinded by a white screen.

Screen recording -
https://imgur.com/yoLMA0X

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Personalized book preview doesn’t update on next book’s page

I tried out the personalized preview for one book (If I Survive You) but when I switched to another book (Something Wicked This Way Comes) the same preview for If I Survive You kept showing. This has persisted.

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Goodreads Data Import Missing Info

This may very well be an issue with the data the Goodreads provides with the export, but I noticed that most of the dates of when I started reading/made progress didn't carry over.

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DNF percentage

When crossing over my Goodreads data to TSG, I found that I sometimes wasn't able to update the percentage I stopped reading my DNF books at. It seemed that it was only happening on the books that I had also written a review for. I was able to back out and go back in to fix it, but it took several extra steps.

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Re-Read Percentage Bug

When trying to mark my progress on a re-read, it says that I have to enter 100.

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suggestions skewed to one preference

I have noticed that my suggestions page is skewed towards one genre category, with only a few exceptions. 95% of my recommendations were travel focused until I removed travel from my preferences, now 95% are young adult focused. I have 4 genres listed in my preferences page.

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TBR list not removing books when read

I have tried searching to see if anyone has listed this problem, but I couldn’t find anything here or with google.

So, I have noticed that several books that I have on my TBR list did not remove themselves when the book was read. The only thing that I have noticed is the edition I added vs the actual edition that I read and I can’t delete as it states that all my information on the book will be removed.

Can you please advise if this is an error or if it something that I can fix. It is driving me crazy.

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Headings in "Viewing stats for" dropdown missing in dark mode
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Device and app info:

  • Windows 11
  • Chrome
  • Dark mode

Steps:

  1. Click Stats
  2. Click into the "Viewing stats for" dropdown

Result - You're unable to see the "Standard" and "Plus" headings because the rows have a white background

Expected - The background for the headings is the same dark grey used throughout the site

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Book count and pages read graph missing
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I just noticed that the number of books read and page count per month graph is missing from the main stats page. I’m sure it was there yesterday.

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iPad search not usable in portrait mode
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When using the storygraph app on an iPad the search field is barely usable as it is. Due to its very small width, you cannot see what you are typing in it nor the results for your search

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"Not a book" items showing up as books

I've started using Storygraph to track short stories I've read and loved. These stories are included in another publication and are not books, but even though they're added as "not a book" they're showing up as books in my graph. I'm assuming this is a bug.

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Book reading journal page not loading all entries in fullscreen
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Issue: On the reading journal for a specific book, the entries are not all showing. 2 are missing. When I navigate to "all entries" I see the 2 other entries shown in there. The percentage shown on the book in home page and book page is correct. Root cause seems to be related to the trigger for loading more than the standard number of results (see workaround below).

Issue does NOT occur on app for Android using Samsung Galaxy S20. Book journal page loads the later entries.

Expected Result: Book journal page loads all entries for that specific book.

Device: Windows 10 PC
Browser: Firefox, Version 114.0.2 64-bit

To recreate:

  • Open book page
  • Note that current percentage is correct to latest entry
  • Click "view journal entries"
  • Two latest entries are missing
  • Click "All entries" button on book journal page
  • scroll to dates that entries were made for book and they appear in the "all entries" page

To fix / workaround:

  • Open book journal page with browser in full screen so the entire outlined box with entries appears fully on the screen
  • Note that some entries are missing
  • Shrink browser window so not all entries are visible
  • Scroll down
  • Page loads the additional entries
  • Return to fullscreen
  • Reloading page while in fullscreen results in entries not showing again

Let me know if a video capture would help and I can email a screen recording showing the workaround if my description is unclear. Thanks y'all!

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Recalculate streak changes days the streaks run from and to

When I hit recalculate streak, it changes the current period from whatever it was before (e.g. 19th to the 25th June) today to 7 days in the future. This seems to change the history too (as in the dates that the count run from and to) as I have now lost my streak that was previously active. Maybe this is how it is intended to work, but if so it should be clear that clicking that will have this result

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“Never Show Me” not working on Giveaways
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I love the “never show me” feature, and I was happy to X away a particular author, but now their upcoming book is being displayed to me as a featured giveaway.
The giveaway does link to the book page, so it would be great if “never” included the giveaways.

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Personalized similar books list for user added editions

When using the personalized similar books feature, there is a bug.

Expected behavior: personalized similar books list is the same for the same book across different editions (or at least similar).

Actual behavior: personalized similar books list may be empty for user added editions.

Example:

Typical book edition has a complete personalized similar books list:
https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/4c79a0ce-4dbb-4947-ba2d-bcfdff5cbc6c

For a user added edition of the exact same book, the personalized similar books list is empty:
https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/9fc79c37-f975-4681-b5b2-780bd5e83eab

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Buddy read comment threading

As a participant in a buddy read, I expect that when I click "reply" on a comment, whether it's a top level comment or a reply itself, my comment is nested as a reply to that comment, so that I can follow the threads of conversation.

For example, I'm in a buddy read right now and all replies to the comment I made at 100% and replies to any sub-comments are displayed in time order (I assume). The interesting thing is that they do get displayed properly nested at the time of creation, but after reloading the view they are no longer correct. I can provide a link to the buddy read in question if that's useful, thanks!

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Fiction/Non-fiction stats: omit pie chart indicating %age (Non)Fiction

HI there! I'm loving the new stats options in the plus package! Of course I had to check it out immediately.... I noticed that when you're looking at the stats for Fiction/Non-fiction, it still shows you the pie chart with % of reads that are Fiction/Non-fiction: in this case both are at 100%. It would make sense just not to show this pie-chart, just like the language bar graph is omitted if all the read books are in one language.
Thanks for the great work!

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Can't properly add authors with short names

When adding a book, the author field requires 3 characters to search the database. This has caused me issues when adding Korean books as some names only consist of 2 syllables (which are counted as two characters). I can add them as a new author since that field does not have a character limit but I expect that that would create duplicates each time I add one of their books.

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Read books in wrong order
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Not sure if I'm doing anything wrong but when I mark books as finished in the order I read them in, they don't always show up in that exact order under "Books read". So the last book I finished might show up as the second last book. I have tried removing the book and marking it as read to see if that will help it show up in the right order but it doesn't chance anything. I find it especially annoying when I read a series in order and the order changes under "Books read".

Hope it makes sense.

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Format pie chart numbers not updating

I changed one of my read books from the digital edition to paperback. But the number of digital books in my pie chart hasn’t changed. Even though when I click on it, that book no longer shows up on the list.

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Libro.fm Buy Link is broken
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I tried to use TSG's affiliate link to buy Dear Henry, Love Edith by Becca Kinzer, but I got a 403 forbidden error on Libro.fm's site! Obviously you don't have much control over this, but maybe check the affiliate link is working properly?

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