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Search loses '#' when you hit Enter

If you are trying to search for something with a '#' in it, hitting Enter will remove the '#' from the search, as well as everything following it. However, the dropdown results include everything entered and the search works as expected if you manually click "View Results" instead of hitting Enter.

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Form submit button hidden by mobile layout

Website, Firefox mobile browser on a Samsung Android phone.
On the "Add buddy read comment" page, the floating navigation bar at the bottom of the screen overlaps the page content and hides the button to submit the form.
(I have a screenshot, but the Add Attachment button on this form doesn't appear to be working.)

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Can only view a limited portion of any list

When I click on "read," for example, the list stops at the first 20 books I've read (same on to read and some others). I feel like the system wasn't doing this before.

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"Not a Book" search too strict

TL;DR: Searching "the wizard the witch and the wild one" doesn't return any of the numerous Storygraph entries for the "Worlds Beyond Number" podcast, such as this one: https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/ea1bda75-4a60-44f5-9cf1-38513ab84d6d. This appears to be because you must search the entire exact title.

I've noticed that for a long time now the search seems to return some really strange results. In particular, I like to track a particular podcast, Worlds Beyond Number, in Storygraph. The entries are created with the title being the episode title, which is something like "The Wizard, the Witch, and the Wild One #1: The Open Door". Unfortunately, searching any part of that episode title never seems to return the podcast episode. In fact, if I search "the wizard the witch and the wild one", it returns no results whatsoever. The only way I've managed to get the podcast episodes is if I search only for their series name, "Worlds Beyond Number". That makes it difficult to check if another user has already created an entry for a new episode because they may have mistakenly not included the series. I've also been considering tracking these episodes in one of the combined "on-going" entries I've seen previously for this podcast, but I can't find all of them since they aren't all added to the "Worlds Beyond Number" series.

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My read edition in Personalised recommendations

When seeing Personalised Similar books, can I see the editions I read or TBR'd by default? Is it also possible to exclude previously read books?

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Mark book as completed for Prompt Reading Challenge if DNF

I DNF'd the book below, which has worked as a prompt completed for other challenges, but not this one, which is just prompt based https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/9fc8685d-726b-42e8-8e20-016c9ed2dfe2

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Tag keyboard doesn't stay on numbers

This is the silliest little thing but I run into it constantly when I'm trying to tag books. When I try to type in a number (e.g. 2024) to bring up a tag, I can successfully type the 2 and then the 0, but then the keyboard changes itself back to letters, so I consistently end up typing "20wr" instead of "2024". I end up having to delete it and then tap the "number keyboard" button after every individual character to type the whole number. I'm on a Pixel 8 Pro, Android 14. I've got a screenshot I can add if this is unclear but, hilariously, the "add attachment" function on noora doesn't seem to work on my phone haha.

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Personalised Similar Books doesn’t seem personal

The personalised similar books feature is confusing me. I have over half my recommendations showing genres I have specified in my preferences that I do not want to read. Or, and sometimes additionally many books ‘I have read another edition’ of and as irritating as that is it even shows books I have read. That very edition. I’m puzzled as to how this is personalised?

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App does not open

App is a white screen and I have to uninstall and reinstall the app frequently, no idea why other apps all ok
I phone 11
IOS17.4.1 any ideas

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Data persisting when creating readalong forums on the Android app
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I'm trying to set up forums in a new Readalong right now. I create one, save, and I'm taken back to the main page as expected. However, when I tap on the "+ New Forum" button, I see the info from the previous one that I just set up, and I have to drag to refresh before the form clears. This is on the android app, if that makes a difference!

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Magazine search doesn't work

I read a lot of literary magazines and some of them are available on Storygraphy, specifically Clarkesworld and Uncanny. But searching "Clarkesworld Issue 211," for example, never turns up that issue. I usually have to scroll through all of the issues to find the one I'm looking for.

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Excluding in filters don't show all results

This is a little bit hard to explain but I've been seeing it a lot lately with the mass tagging that I've been doing.

  1. In the filters on either the To Read list or on the Read list, tick off a bunch of tags in the "Exclude" filter and click the Filter button. In this example, I'm trying to exclude all books that already have any tag that starts with "original-language", but I was seeing this with much smaller groups of tags as well.
  2. After clicking "Filter", you will see a list of results. In this case, it showed me I had 562 books left to tag.
  3. I proceeded to tag 20 books. This meant I went through two different loading phases with the infinite scroll. I see a particular book as the next untagged book (in the screenshot, that book is The Little Disturbances of Man).
  4. I scroll back up to the top and click "Filter" again. The total number in the filter goes down by 20 books, but the first book in the list is not the book I expect to see (in the screenshot it is Incarnadine instead, even though the sort on the list hasn't changed). There are a whole bunch of new books in the list first before that book reappears.

This is much less of a big deal when I'm working through 500+ books remaining, but it becomes a struggle when I get near the end of a tagging endeavor. I will think that I am done, because I get to what appears to be the bottom of the list. But then when I refresh the filter, just to make sure, there are often many books that just didn't appear when the infinite scroll loaded. I have to repeat this process many times in order to actually be completed with tagging. It seems like there might be something going wrong with the infinite scroll that it skips seemingly ten-ish books at a time when it is loading.

(argh, the screenshots ended up out of order! hopefully it is clear which ones go where based on the description of the repro steps!)

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Limited to 10 on challenges.

When I try to look at the books I've read for this year's challenge, it will only show me 10. When I try to look at prompts for the baseline challenge, it will only show me 10. When I try to look at prompts for the baseline diverse book challenge, it only shows me 10.

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Marking all editions of a book as read

I own a physical book but read the audiobook version of it but when I go to my owned book stats the physical book shows up as unread.

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Import notification from several months ago

Issue: on 3/20/24 I got a notification letting me know the book I tried to add via import was complete. I tried to add this book probably 3-5 months ago and am just now getting the notice after I've already manually added the book a while back, had it on my shelves, etc.

short term Rec: if there's no immediate match, or if it doesn't happen within a few days, maybe send a notification that's like "we couldn't find this book, but will keep searching and let you know if it gets added!" so it's less jarring.

long term rec: any way to track the history of books you've tried to import via ISBN / title would be great so it's easier to remember and see where they're at.

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Missing Pub Info when original date of publication is 0

Issue: Running into an issue where the book will say "missing pub info" but then when expanded it has all of the information. This prevents it from displaying in order when sorting books by publication date.

Cause: In the book edit, the original publication date is set to 0, which seems to cause the issue as once I updated it, it loaded correctly and showed in the sorted results as expected.

Reco: only show "missing pub info" alert when the fields that display under it are incomplete for that edition. ISBN, format, language, publisher, date published.

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Too much time to open the app

I don't know if it's a me problem, but it always takes a long time to open the app (a problem that stands across devices), which often makes me change my mind on using it

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Plus Stats - Clicking section in custom chart leads to list of all books in timeframe
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I set up a custom chart with breakdowns of books by pages. It looks like the numbers are showing up in the graph right, but when I click on a section, it takes me to all the books. So, for example, I have a section set to over 550 pages and it says I've read 1 book, but when I click the section, it takes me to a list of all 61 books I've read in 2024, though it still has the name of the slice at the top of the page.

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In Compare Stats, the second dropdown can't be set to "All-time"
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When setting up the comparison of TBR vs All Time, the All time switches to current year after clicking compare. All Time vs TBR works ok.
Browser: Chrome Version 122.0.6261.95

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App logs out too frequently.

The iOS app logs me out way too frequently. I would love not to have to log in about every other day.

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Adding a hyperlink to text doesn't work

Adding hyperlinks feature is broken, after highlighting my text, clicking the hyperlink icon, and typing in my link i click on the 'Link' (next to 'Unlink') button, with no dice :( it just keeps flashing

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Adding a buddy read comments shows "Content Missing"
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Clicking on the "Add Comment" on one of my current buddy reads, and the entire discussion section then disappears and says "Content Missing" in bold type. This happens both on mobile and on a laptop

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Lost Progress While Adding Book to Book-Specific Reading Challenge

Not sure that this is necessarily a bug, just a little frustrating. I just went through adding ~30 books to a challenge and then reached one that I couldn't find. I clicked the "Can't find a book? Add it" and then realized I had typed the title slightly wrong. When I went back to correct it and add it to the challenge, everything was deleted. So now I have to start over with entering all of the books again.

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"For anything that's broken on The StoryGraph" - the RECS

The list of problems I'm having with the revised recs keeps getting longer. The stubborn insistence on putting books that EXACTLY match details in my prefeences survey into "outside my comfort zone" is getting tiresome. As is "based on your survey" recs that clearly aren't Add to that the persistent problem of recs showing up ONLY on my homepage and being quite literally impossible to find anwhere else and thus impossible to delete, and the recs are indeed wrecks. And now, a blast from the past, a problem I last had with the recs several years ago - offering me a book in German, which is NOT in my list of languages in my preferences. My experience of the revised recs is that the AI has gone HAL - ignoring everything I've filled in the preferences and trying to foist books of no interest at all - unless I check "outside my comfort zone". this is not what I pay for.

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Tap target to add keywords on mobile is too small
  • navigate to a list of books (TBR works fine)
  • scroll to a book that already has tags added, preferably a few
  • try to tap the tag icon to add a new tag
  • more often than not, your tap will land on one of the existing tags instead of on the "add" icon. I literally couldn't do it at all for this book and had to navigate to the book directly to accomplish it, since the icon is spaced a little further apart there
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