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1jbd1
Edited: Jan 18, 2011, 1:21pm Top

See the blog post. Discuss your submissions, languages, ideas here!

2lorax
Jan 18, 2011, 1:57pm Top

Despite still not thinking that it was a bug not to have this, it is a great idea. Thanks.

3jbd1
Jan 18, 2011, 1:59pm Top

No, it wasn't a bug, but it was an opportunity :-)

4Anneli
Jan 18, 2011, 2:35pm Top

There was a non-English book pile competition also in 2008. I made a book pile and sent the picture. Is this the same competition?

5jbd1
Jan 18, 2011, 2:37pm Top

No, this is specifically for each of the LT language sites (you can re-submit entries from any previous contest if you like, however)!

6connie53
Jan 18, 2011, 4:35pm Top

My photo's are in my profile! Dutch of course.

7Heather19
Jan 18, 2011, 11:16pm Top

Ooohhh this is awesome! I have no non-English books, since I only know English, but I'll be obsessively checking to see the submitted piles!

8justjim
Jan 19, 2011, 12:51am Top

My Chinese entry is here.

9brightcopy
Jan 19, 2011, 1:29am Top

Now where did I put those Pirate books...

10timspalding
Jan 19, 2011, 11:46am Top

Nicely done!

11justjim
Edited: Jan 19, 2011, 2:27pm Top

Who? Me? If so, thanks.

12prosfilaes
Jan 19, 2011, 2:13pm Top

Still no Esperanto? Do I get extra points because I built a tripod out of books to stabilize the camera?

13jbd1
Jan 19, 2011, 2:19pm Top

Ha - I just asked Tim about Esperanto yesterday! I'll see what I can do :-)

14lilithcat
Jan 19, 2011, 4:41pm Top

I asked this on the blog post, too, but will ask here as well:

What about dual-language books? The titles appear in both languages on the spines.

15justjim
Jan 19, 2011, 4:47pm Top

Some of the Chinese books I used have English on the spines. If I'm disqualified, well, I only wasted half a day!

16jbd1
Jan 19, 2011, 4:48pm Top

Oh sorry, haven't been paying as much attention to the blog-comments as I should be - will mosey over there :-)

I'd say it's fine to include dual-language books if you like - go for it!

17LolaWalser
Jan 19, 2011, 4:51pm Top

I made a quick Croatian pile Here... if it's usable...

I could make at least eight other ones. Weekend project!

18timspalding
Jan 19, 2011, 5:09pm Top

Very nice ones.

If possible, orienting the titles like on the home page would help. It fits the positioning more. You can't show the right-hand side of books if the titles are on the left of the spine, as it were.

19justjim
Jan 19, 2011, 5:18pm Top

Lola, that's an interesting pile of books, but as Jeremy says on the blog post, you need a white or light coloured background.

I just used some white material laid over a table and clamped up onto my mantelpiece. A quick and dirty 'behind the scenes' shot is here so you get the idea.

Have a fun weekend shooting books!

20brightcopy
Jan 19, 2011, 5:24pm Top

Have a fun weekend shooting books!

Ack, no! Just send them to me. I'll pay for postage!

;)

21justjim
Jan 19, 2011, 5:25pm Top

>18 timspalding: Damn! I knew it was angled one way or another and didn't log out to check. Glad I left the gear set up.

22LolaWalser
Jan 19, 2011, 5:38pm Top

#19

Wow, I should just give up right now. One problem... by gum, I don't think I have ANY piece of white linen anywhere. Everything is black! Or at best, crimson! Even my towels are black! Even the kitchen towels are black! And the hallways in this building are dark grey and silver! This obviously isn't meant to be...

orienting the titles like on the home page would help.

i c

Well I'll try to figure out something--probably recruit a friend who actually knows how to photograph. And his bed sheet.

23LolaWalser
Edited: Jan 19, 2011, 6:06pm Top

Arrgh! TIM! Or Jeremy! I remembered what I meant to say about the title orientation! See, many-most non-Anglo books have titles running in the opposite direction from the most common US usage. Bottom to top, NOT top to bottom. Meaning that, if you try to orient them so that the tiles "bunch" on the left--the books will be upside down. And the titles will be upside down! See what I mean?

24jbd1
Jan 19, 2011, 6:11pm Top

>23 LolaWalser: - Yup. This may be a little tricky. If you can "bunch" them, great; if not, we'll see what we can do.

25LolaWalser
Jan 19, 2011, 6:13pm Top

What about vertical instead of horizontal stacks? Although I get it, you want images as like each other as possible...

26timspalding
Jan 19, 2011, 10:11pm Top

We can work with any pile. But "our" orientation is easier, for sure.

27bnielsen
Jan 20, 2011, 3:43am Top

#26: A hint on the desired pixel dimensions would be appreciated, I think. It's a waste of time to create a bookpile with just barely readable titles if choosing some large books or zooming in would have done the trick.
BTW I like justjim's bookpile, so I think I'll just ship my books to him and have him select a pile to photograph :-)

28timspalding
Jan 20, 2011, 3:47am Top

The bigger the better. We can then size it. See the home page for the end-result.

29bnielsen
Jan 20, 2011, 6:22am Top

#28: Sure, but if we know how small they'll end up, it is possible to avoid pictures, that look nice while big, but like crap when small.

Everything looks like crap, when scaled to very small, so the question is how small will you want to make it.

http://www.librarything.com/blogs/librarything/2011/01/non-english-book-piles-co... has
..img style="float: left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0;" title="BookPile" src="http://www.librarything.com/pics/piles/yertle.jpg" alt="" width="133" height="227"...

http://www.librarything.com/pics/piles/yertle.jpg is 222x378 pixels, so lets go for something large that is acceptable when scaled to say 225 x 380 ?

30justjim
Jan 20, 2011, 6:43am Top

And if you're going to make your shot exactly for the usage required, which is always a good idea, don't forget that sRGB is the default colour space for the web and 72 dpi is the default resolution.

Exporting that size, colour space and resolution image as a .png file will help with the readability of any text in the photograph. Unless Tim has a specific reason to prefer jpeg or tiff formats?

31timspalding
Jan 20, 2011, 12:05pm Top

No, you always want to submit things with at least loss as possible—the largest size you have, in the colors you started with.

So, don't submit PNG files, because PNGs will apply a color table to the image. In theory, if you used PNG24 you could be fine, but I suggest a JPEG set to maximum quality.

Resolution doesn't matter on the web. It's just the number of pixels by the number of pixels.

32prosfilaes
Jan 20, 2011, 1:05pm Top

So, don't submit PNG files, because PNGs will apply a color table to the image. In theory, if you used PNG24 you could be fine,

Most PNGs aren't paletted; if you're editing the original camera shot with most programs, a PNG will be more faithful to the original than the JPEG. It will also be huge enough that JPEG is probably recommended anyway. Best bet is the original JPEG images as it comes out of the camera or a crop of it in a program that does lossless crops for JPEGs.

33gwernin
Jan 20, 2011, 3:14pm Top

Here's my first attempt (well, actually second...) at Welsh book piles

34DaynaRT
Jan 20, 2011, 3:20pm Top

>33 gwernin:
Can I also request an audio recording of you pronouncing all those titles? :)

35timspalding
Jan 20, 2011, 4:18pm Top

Three cheers for the Welsh ones!

36justjim
Jan 21, 2011, 1:04am Top

How's my second Chinese bookpile attempt for right aligned edges and titles?

37timspalding
Jan 21, 2011, 3:14am Top

Looks great.

38justjim
Jan 21, 2011, 3:59am Top

Thanks.

39TimSharrock
Edited: Jan 21, 2011, 5:11pm Top

I added my polyglot to flickr, but it is now in my profile as well - though I suppose it is misleading, as I cannot read very many of them :(

40staffordcastle
Jan 21, 2011, 5:15pm Top

I've uploaded four slightly different versions of a French bookpile to Flickr.

41bnielsen
Jan 21, 2011, 6:26pm Top

I've uploaded a pile of Danish books to my profile gallery.

42justjim
Jan 21, 2011, 6:44pm Top

>39 TimSharrock: Nice one. I don't have enough books in or about other languages to attempt this.

>40 staffordcastle: Have you changed your Flickr account since you did the "Also on" on your profile? Your profile sends me to Flickr user smonson17 which is not able to be found.

>41 bnielsen: Nice shot, I like that you don't have the biggest book on the bottom. Nice textured background as well.

I have an acquaintance who is strangely keen on dressing up as a pirate, I might see what books he has for the Piratical site, arr!

43staffordcastle
Jan 21, 2011, 6:46pm Top

>42 justjim:
>40 staffordcastle: Have you changed your Flickr account since you did the "Also on" on your profile? Your profile sends me to Flickr user smonson17 which is not able to be found.

Yes, sorry - I'll fix that. You can find all the submissions by searching the tag "LTInternationalBookpile" though.

44jbd1
Jan 21, 2011, 6:53pm Top

Yeah, here's the Flickr collection, which is looking pretty amazing!

45justjim
Jan 21, 2011, 6:56pm Top

>43 staffordcastle: Yeah, I should have thought of that! *facepalm*

46staffordcastle
Edited: Jan 21, 2011, 7:03pm Top

Well, there seems to be a problem with LT referring to aliases on Flickr. Here's a direct link to the photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/86595022@N00/

47justjim
Jan 21, 2011, 7:13pm Top

I found them anyway via the tag. Nice bookpiles.

I accidentally pressed the right-arrow one to many times. A lady wearing a kilt and a Naval Officer marching with his sword clipped to his belt? Abomination!

I checked my Flickr link on my LT profile and it seems to work fine. Your user name on Flickr seems to be the same as it is here, 'staffordcastle'.

48staffordcastle
Jan 21, 2011, 7:32pm Top

Poor Mr. Sharp! His satchel has misled you into thinking him a lady! And certainly, a naval officer would wear his sword when in attendance on Her Majesty the Queen!

49justjim
Edited: Jan 21, 2011, 7:50pm Top

I do apologise to Mr Sharp, I did mistake his satchel for a handbag.

A Naval Officer would not 'wear' his sword, he would 'carry' it. It would be in the scabbard but the scabbard would be unhooked from his sword belt and carried in his left hand. The only time he, or indeed she, would have the sword in the scabbard and hooked to the sword belt would be if carrying 'Colours'.

There is a lot of rumour and stories as to why, but in the end it is all down to Queens Regulations and Instructions.

And now back to your regularly scheduled thread...

50staffordcastle
Jan 21, 2011, 9:22pm Top

I'll pass that on to Admiral Clanwilliam!

51justjim
Jan 22, 2011, 6:26am Top

Please give my kind regards to Vice Admiral Clanwilliam, OBE†

†I'm guessing here. OBE or MBE possibly, I can't read the other ribbons at all.

52staffordcastle
Jan 22, 2011, 2:45pm Top

KCB & KCMG at least, though I don't know whether he's wearing those; they're just the ones he gets announced by.

53Nicole_VanK
Jan 22, 2011, 4:59pm Top

Ribbons? He's posing as a little girl?

/flippancy

54staffordcastle
Jan 23, 2011, 12:04am Top

>53 Nicole_VanK:
Ribbons as in military medals! In the service, often referred to as "fruit salad."

55Hobbitlass
Jan 23, 2011, 8:10am Top

I have uploaded some Norwegian books to my profile. :)

56jcbrunner
Jan 23, 2011, 9:17am Top

Uploaded some German, Austrian, Swiss and French book piles to Flickr. I found the task of choosing the books quite difficult. It should be personal, yet somewhat representative, with a nod to regions, date of publication, genre and gender. Some great titles had to dropped because they had no spine labels, others were in the wrong language ...

>49 justjim: Swords are carried because they tend to dangle on the ground, making undignified noises. An officer is supposed to be mounted on his horse, on land anyway. In the confined space of a ship, a sword is a useless weapon (compared to a cutlass). Modern penis symbols like ties, pens and cell phones are much more comfortable to wear.

57lilithcat
Jan 23, 2011, 11:36am Top

One polyglot and four Italian on Flickr.

58Nicole_VanK
Jan 23, 2011, 11:45am Top

I don't think we actually have a polyglot site yet. Maybe we should. Though translating the English interface into 'polyglot' might cause some problems ;-)

59jbd1
Jan 23, 2011, 11:50am Top

We're going to use the polyglot ones for any languages sites that don't get submissions, so they're welcome too!

60Nicole_VanK
Jan 23, 2011, 12:02pm Top

Okay, in that case I might try to pile up some books representing every language in my library. Having some problems with camera > computer at the moment though.

61timspalding
Edited: Jan 23, 2011, 1:45pm Top

Maybe for polyglot we should ask people to make a pile of books with no words on the spine. No words, nobody offended! :)

Love the Norwegian, French, etc. But do we have to have Foucault?

(ducks!)

62jcbrunner
Jan 23, 2011, 2:26pm Top

>61 timspalding: What do you want instead? Tocqueville, Sartre, Braudel, Houellebecq? I thought about including La lectrice, a quirky short story and also a 1988 film with Miou-Miou, but such stuff ages quickly.

I also want to do a reverse spine shot with some old books, highlighting the different paper textures and qualities.

63prosfilaes
Jan 23, 2011, 3:24pm Top

#58: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europanto is the language designed by a UN translator to solve exactly that problem; choose your vocabulary, choose your grammar and hope your audience understands your personal mélange!

64elfo
Jan 23, 2011, 6:37pm Top

I think this is a great opportunity to combine books and photography.

My Spanish attempt here although I believe that the "real" contest will be the polyglot one :-)

Cheers

65justjim
Jan 23, 2011, 6:56pm Top

>27 bnielsen: (and everybody else)
I've got my lighting setup and post-production workflow just the way I want it now.

If anybody wants to ship me half a dozen or so books I will be happy to take a photo of them for you. I will email you back a free high resolution image specifically licensed to you so that you can enter the competition and will have no legal problems claiming your prize should you be judged to win.

It's just the sort of generous guy I am.

66lilithcat
Jan 23, 2011, 8:30pm Top

> 61

Actually, I have a lot of books with no words on the spine!

67timspalding
Jan 24, 2011, 1:01am Top

>66 lilithcat:

I'm intrigued. What books are like that? Blank books? Very thin books? Spiral-bound ones. What else? Art books?

68justjim
Jan 24, 2011, 1:13am Top

Old but not ancient hardbacks, from the early days of the dust jacket, often have very little on the boards or the spine.

69MarthaJeanne
Jan 24, 2011, 3:03am Top

27> What I'm missing in your offer is the bit about shipping the books back.

70staffordcastle
Jan 24, 2011, 3:05am Top

>69 MarthaJeanne:
I was wondering about that myself ;-)

71justjim
Jan 24, 2011, 3:45am Top

Shipping the books back? Did I say anything about shipping the books back? I don't think I did.

If you're going to be like that and want the books back, I'm going to have to have some sort of shares in your T-shirt (and, of course, in the everlasting fame and glory).

72bnielsen
Jan 24, 2011, 5:37am Top

I could easily find some books that I wouldn't want back :-)

73lilithcat
Jan 24, 2011, 8:36am Top

Some of my non-English books, some older books, some thin books.

I'm at work now, but when I get home tonight I'll make you a pile!

74bandedtulip
Jan 26, 2011, 2:40pm Top

I have uploaded my German book pile and my Turkish book pile to my profile. I hope the pictures are acceptable.

75timspalding
Jan 26, 2011, 2:52pm Top

Harika!

76lilithcat
Edited: Jan 26, 2011, 10:29pm Top

> 67

Okay, I promised you a pile of books with no titles on the spine. (One does have text on the spine, but it's the name of the publisher!) If you click through to the photo on Flickr, it has notes identifying the books.



(You know, the worst part of doing these bookpiles is re-shelving the books afterwards.)

77TheCriticalTimes
Jan 27, 2011, 6:56am Top

Considering the fact that winners were never picked for the last book pile contest, I'm not really motivated to go through all that trouble yet again.

78bandedtulip
Jan 27, 2011, 12:03pm Top

especially if, like me, you keep them on different shelves in different parts of the house, and have to remember which went were.

79bandedtulip
Jan 27, 2011, 12:05pm Top

If I win, I want the everlasting fame, of course, and the cat thing. Thanks.

80jbd1
Jan 27, 2011, 12:05pm Top

Well, I can't speak to what happened last time, but there will definitely be winners for this one!

81Nicole_VanK
Jan 27, 2011, 12:16pm Top

Just an idea, for possible prizes that is. Anybody can oder an LT t-shirt, but how about making it a staff autographed t-shirt?

82hisbigal
Jan 27, 2011, 12:16pm Top

I 'd love to see a pile of Irish or Scots Gaelic books. I happen to be learning the two, so it would be nice to see something most people don't see regularly.

83Nicole_VanK
Jan 27, 2011, 12:21pm Top

I have only Teach yourself Gaelic and Teach yourself Irish - hardly a pile. Do we actually have a Gaelic site?

84Scorbet
Jan 27, 2011, 12:28pm Top

I have one or two Irish books that I was planning to throw into a polyglot pile.

Would a pile of books about Ireland do instead?

85MerryMary
Jan 27, 2011, 2:21pm Top

Now I wish I read other languages.

*staff-autographed tee shirt -- want, want*

86EveleenM
Jan 27, 2011, 2:58pm Top

I'm hoping to get an Irish one - I'll know at the weekend.

87timspalding
Edited: Jan 27, 2011, 4:05pm Top

>TheCriticalTimes

Thanks for reminding us. I had no idea what you were talking about. Probably at some point I did. Jeremy and I pinged Abby and she reports that, as she recalls it, there were only 2 photos up by the actual deadline, and she was waiting for Flickr. (There are now many.) My guess is that she checked a few times after, but anyway the next week she had to go on emergency bed rest. (Abby had a rather difficult pregnancy.) If I knew about it, it escaped my mind during the rush to replace Abby.

Anyway, my apologies. Late it is, but we've decided to pick winners from that batch. There are some really awesome photos there—photos I really don't think I've ever seen! ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/LTbookpile/ )

We're going to announce the winners all together. The contest closes monday, but we'll wait a few days, to make sure Flickr has listed everything.

88Sile
Jan 27, 2011, 10:10pm Top

>82 hisbigal: I hope to do a Scottish book pile over the weekend, but I'm not sure I'll meet the deadline.

>83 Nicole_VanK: As far as I am aware we don't, but we do have a Reading Gàidhlig group.

89lilithcat
Jan 27, 2011, 10:18pm Top

> 87

I don't suppose we get a vote, but I love this one!

90timspalding
Jan 27, 2011, 10:23pm Top

>82 hisbigal:

Scottish Gaelic? (We don't have a language site for that yet. If you promise to translate 5,000 phrases, I'll make one!)

>87 timspalding:

Yeah. Awesome. A lot of them are.

91Sile
Edited: Jan 27, 2011, 11:09pm Top

>90 timspalding:: Um, no. I am a student (still), but I have been canvassing for volunteers to help out with that, because I would love to see it come to fruition.

92TheCriticalTimes
Jan 28, 2011, 9:30am Top

> timspalding

Thanks for clarifying that, I've often wondered what happened. Thanks!

93reading_fox
Jan 28, 2011, 9:49am Top

#78 "you keep them on different shelves in different parts of the house, and have to remember which went were.
"

Tags and or collections are excellant at this, you just have to keep LT open anytime you need to find a book, or put one away. And train the rest of your household to so properly as well.

94bandedtulip
Jan 28, 2011, 11:31am Top

No fair! Jeremy said we could post them in our profile. Since that was in the blog it seems only reasonable that you include all submissions before you decide. Right or wrong?

95-Eva-
Jan 28, 2011, 11:45am Top

@94

If you're referring to Tim's post in #87, he's talking about the last bookpile contest (mentioned in #77), not the current one.

96jbd1
Jan 28, 2011, 11:59am Top

Yeah, profile gallery pics are fine for the international one, no need to post to Flickr.

Sorry about that!

97timspalding
Jan 28, 2011, 12:26pm Top

Right. No need to post there. But we'll wait a few days so that people who did post there have their stuff seen.

98flyingtux
Jan 29, 2011, 4:19pm Top

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99jbd1
Jan 29, 2011, 4:24pm Top

Thanks catsnbooks! Can you tag your piles "ltinternationalbookpile" so that they're show up with the others? That way I'll be less likely to miss them when I go through the entries.

100flyingtux
Jan 30, 2011, 6:33am Top

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101mta
Jan 30, 2011, 8:58am Top

>82 hisbigal:, 83, 84, 88, 90, 91

I have submitted a Scottish Gaelic bookpile photo, though I think the background is too dark. I hope someone will do a better one.

For anyone interested, there is an LT group for everyone who does, or would like to, read Scottish Gaelic at any level, including absolute beginner.

It's called Reading Gaidhlig (should be a grave accent on the a of Gaidhlig). Find out about 5-minute reading, 3-word reviews, 5-word scores, readalong and more!

Not sure I'm up for translating 5000 phrases, but anyway LibraryThing would be RudLeabharlann, pronounced approximately ROOT LYOW-er-lahn.

102dheijl
Jan 30, 2011, 11:46am Top

Another Welsh bookpile entry, but were are the Welsh (the "Cymry Cymraeg" I mean)?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannyheijl/5400650389/

103editfish
Jan 30, 2011, 8:55pm Top

I uploaded some photos for TAGALOG and CHINESE:

The Tagalog photos are the same books, with a slight variations in angles.

The Chinese photos have minor stacking differences.

http://www.librarything.com/gallery/member/editfish

I can resubmit the Chinese pics if they need to be oriented the other way.

104justjim
Edited: Jan 30, 2011, 9:07pm Top

Nice job, fish! What's the very top one in the Chinese piles? I can't make out the characters here.

Edit: Well I probably could, but this may be quicker. ;)

105editfish
Edited: Jan 30, 2011, 9:24pm Top

I believe it is titled 新約附詩篇.

(If it looks like gibberish, change your browser Character Encoding settings to UTF-8.)

106justjim
Jan 30, 2011, 9:27pm Top

Ah, the New Testament and the Book of Psalms! Interesting. My Chinese professional library doesn't include such things.

107editfish
Jan 30, 2011, 9:31pm Top

Yeah, I've got a mishmash of all sorts of things. Really had to pick and choose to build a stack that didn't look like it was all part of a single set... :/

108RAGT
Jan 30, 2011, 11:45pm Top

I have uploaded my Spanish book pile. The picture it's in my profile. Thanks

109Hobbitlass
Jan 31, 2011, 3:12am Top

I added another pile of Norwegian books to my profile, wanted to include titles that were really easy to make out.

110Scorbet
Jan 31, 2011, 10:10am Top

Added French, German and Polyglot (French, German, Irish and Chinese) bookpiles to my profile gallery.

111ForeignCircus
Feb 7, 2011, 7:34am Top

I know I'm too late for the contest, but if we need a picture for the Arabic site let me know. I'm currently living in the Middle East and should be able to easily assemble a pile of Arabic books for a photo!

112Anneli
Feb 8, 2011, 12:07pm Top

I am sure posted my suggestion for the Finnish bookpile in the blog, but my post has disappeared. It seems that all the posts before 30th January have disappeared. What happened? Or are the earlier posts just hidden somehow?

My pile:
http://www.librarything.com/pic/225400

113jbd1
Feb 8, 2011, 12:10pm Top

They're all there, just not all displaying on one page. I saw them all when I collected all the contestants, don't worry!

I'm hoping to be able to announce the winners before too much longer. Stay tuned!

114Anneli
Feb 8, 2011, 12:36pm Top

>113 jbd1:
Thanks!

115timspalding
Feb 8, 2011, 3:13pm Top

All I need is a free night and a bottle of wine...

116DaynaRT
Feb 8, 2011, 3:19pm Top

Shall I overnight some Gewurztraminer to LT HQ?

117timspalding
Feb 8, 2011, 4:12pm Top

Naw, I got wine. Send me a free night... :)

118kotarana
Feb 11, 2011, 1:22am Top

I realize I'm too late for the contest but I didn't see a Bulgarian bookpile among the contestant's pictures so here is one - http://www.librarything.com/pic/229036.

119timspalding
Feb 11, 2011, 1:16pm Top

No, that's cool. We'll include it.

120bnielsen
Feb 12, 2011, 12:22pm Top

#118: Nice touch to include a book with the title "Bulgaria". I don't think I have a book with "Danmark" on the spine, but I didn't even think of it. I'll second Tims decision :-)

121jbd1
Feb 16, 2011, 1:42pm Top

I've just posted a list of winners, for this and the previous bookpiles contest.

122Anneli
Feb 19, 2011, 2:56am Top

Have you collected the pile pictures somewhere so we could see all of them in one place?

123jbd1
Feb 19, 2011, 7:17am Top

All the Flickr ones are here; I didn't put all the profile ones into a central place, sorry.

124jbd1
Feb 22, 2011, 12:27pm Top

Languages we're still looking for (remember, we'll send a prize if you send a picture we can use for the language homepage):

- Portuguese
- Slovak
- Estonian
- Italian
- Hungarian
- Norwegian
- Danish
- Greek
- Lithuanian
- Croatian
- Romanian
- Irish
- Belarussian
- Icelandic
- Afrikaans
- Georgian
- Hindi
- Latin
- Arabic
- Latvian
- Korean
- Persian
- Basque
- Urdu
- Armenian
- Maori
- Yiddish

125TimSharrock
Feb 22, 2011, 12:51pm Top

is the Greek Ancient or Modern?

126jbd1
Feb 22, 2011, 12:55pm Top

127AnnieMod
Feb 22, 2011, 12:59pm Top

>118 kotarana:

kotarana,

That's a nice pile :)

128Heather19
Feb 22, 2011, 7:19pm Top

... Well, now would be the perfect time for all my Hungarian wishlisted books to suddenly become available. lol

I've seen some awesome book piles here!!

129bluejulie
Feb 25, 2011, 4:26pm Top

I posted a photo of an Italian book pile. The background turned out to be a tad too dark perhaps. But if you can use it, go ahead.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluejulie/5476867109/

130jbd1
Feb 27, 2011, 12:07pm Top

Thanks all! I've gotten quite a few Italian submissions so I think we're all set there - lots of others left, though!

131justjim
Mar 5, 2011, 10:19am Top

The Chinese home pages (both simplified and traditional) are still showing the Dutch (?) pile. Not trying to offend any Dutch Thingamabrarians, but this is possibly making a worse first impression than we started with.

132Nicole_VanK
Mar 5, 2011, 10:36am Top

No offense taken: neither I (born Dutchy), nor my Chinese neighbours (I live on the edge of our local "China Town"), think the languages are much alike.

133jbd1
Mar 5, 2011, 11:56am Top

Tim's just got to finish rolling out the images. Sorry it's Dutch at the moment.

134rborozan
Mar 25, 2011, 7:53pm Top

Here's a try for Romanian and Hungarian each...

RO: http://flic.kr/p/9tg9pB

HU: http://flic.kr/p/9tj7ej

135justjim
Apr 3, 2011, 2:48pm Top

Here is a nice bookpile...

136AnnaClaire
Apr 4, 2011, 11:35am Top

Now, if only we could get that bookpile translated...

137justjim
Jul 15, 2011, 4:55pm Top

Bump!

139justjim
Jul 16, 2011, 9:04pm Top

Sorry, I was more bumping for >133 jbd1:.

It has been months now and the book piles still don't appear to have been used anywhere, defeating the whole purpose of the competition.

140jbd1
Jul 16, 2011, 9:05pm Top

Yes, believe me, I know this. It's on Tim's plate to do, and he knows it's there to be done.

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