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electraa

As of now, one has to go to the specific book they want to add to a challenge. instead, it would be much easier for a challenge we have already joined to be able to add directly a book to the prompt we want. otherwise it is very tiring. also, it would be good to be able to add a book on multiple challenges in an easier way than having to select each challenge individually.

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Nadia
Dec 27, 2022
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Back on hold whilst I work on the redesign and 2022 Wrap-Up. Will be a priority once agin in the New Year!

Sorry everyone!

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drusjella
Dec 18, 2022

I noticed when I was working on my reading challenge lists for next year you guys made it so that any edition of a book counts toward a prompt it's added to and jus wanted to say thanks. That is so unbelievably helpful!

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Nadia
Dec 18, 2022

drusjella Awww yay! Glad you spotted that. That was the very first thing I did as part of this work. :-D

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Nadia
Dec 16, 2022

Sorry everybody! I've had to pause work on this longer than I'd like due to prioritising the general redesign, the stats, the 2022 wrap-up and January Pages 2023. I'll be back on this as soon as I can!

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trejondunkley
Oct 4, 2022

Can you show descriptions of prompts on the challenge page instead of having to click into the specific prompt page?

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Nadia
Oct 6, 2022

trejondunkley They are on the challenge page! (Unless you meant while adding books to prompts, for which I reckon that'll be rather cluttered.)

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drusjella
Dec 18, 2022

Nadia Could you maybe include the numbering then? It's difficult scrolling through some of these challenge lists at times because they're very long and as it is now it just lists the name when you're adding a book to a challenge, not the number of the prompt. I reckon it would be easier to find the right prompt if I can look for the number instead of trying to guess how many prompts I've scrolled past.

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a_robin_reads
Sep 7, 2022

So excited for this! I use reading challenges for everything!

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rlgreen91
Sep 4, 2022

It sounds like y'all are in the process of rolling out changes gradually, but I just want to note that it's a lot harder now to add a book to a challenge from the book page, because the link is buried within other links. If I recall correctly, there used to be a more prominent section for this that drew your eye on the bottom left under the review sidebar.

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Nadia
Sep 5, 2022

rlgreen91 We are! The problem is that the flow was difficult for people as you kept on being redirected back to the book page and having to start again.

We needed a way to direct people to a landing page that they could stay on until they were done with their changes. Initially finding the link, especially the first time, will be harder. But, we hope people will get used to the change(s). There's pretty much always an adjustment period when things are moved around, even when things are objectively better for most people (e.g. the recent shifting of the To-Read Pile above Recommendations on the homepage. People, including myself, still mis-click).

That being said, changes are still in-progress and we are listening to your feedback as we implement them. Also, the design of the book page is in itself something that will be improved upon — there are other things that people struggle to find, but the main focus of this first step was getting to the new landing page, and not redesigning the page, so adding a link to the already-existing link was an easy option — and we recognise that at the moment it's not easy to see if a book has already been added to challenges.

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rebeccap
Sep 4, 2022

I might be in the minority... But I don't like the new way you add books to a challenge. It’s harder to tell from the book page if a book has been added to any of my challenges.

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Nadia
Sep 5, 2022

rebeccap We'll be adding a way to make it clear from the book page if a book has already been added to challenges (by you), and which ones.

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rebeccap
Sep 5, 2022

Nadia Okay awesome! I almost didn’t comment but every time I went to use that feature it would take me a minute to find the challenges button.

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Nadia
Sep 5, 2022

rebeccap Please always comment! I wasn't going to add this change in this body of work but we've heard this feedback from enough people for me to adapt it sooner rather than later. :-D

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Nadia
Aug 4, 2022
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This will be happening in stages and will encompass:

  • Any edition in a book family counting when you add a book to a prompt (SHIPPED)
  • A 'one-page experience' when you click to add a book to your reading challenges from the book page, including being able to search and filter prompts (IN PROGRESS)
  • The ability to add any book to a prompt from the prompt page (There's a reason I made sure the main search results dropdown was done before this! 👀 😌)
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a_robin_reads
Jul 30, 2022

So excited for this one! Would be a great help for me, since I use the Reading challenges for a lot of organisation

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Nadia
May 2, 2022
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There are some other features (mainly search-related ones) that we need to do before this one!

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Nadia
Apr 20, 2022
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Nadia
Feb 14, 2022
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electraa
Mar 4, 2021

I second that too!

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njw13
Mar 4, 2021

To add to this suggestion would also be great to be able to see a list of all prompts from challenges you have joined so you can easily find a prompt to add to (I don’t always remember what challenge it is in so have to check each one to place the book)

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