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Edited: Aug 3, 2011, 10:37am Top

Blog post: http://www.librarything.com/blogs/librarything/2011/08/import-your-livingsocialv...

I'm not expecting this thread to get much play—almost by definition the people who want this aren't members yet.

As a reminder, LivingSocial users with file-upload problems should email me (tim @ librarything.com).

Aug 3, 2011, 10:18am Top


Aug 3, 2011, 10:23am Top

read the blog, interesting and nice thing to do for those on LivingSocial

Aug 3, 2011, 10:26am Top

Why do they get free lifetime membership just for importing 25 books?

Edited: Aug 3, 2011, 10:36am Top

Maybe as encouragement to test and/or to come over here?

Have to admit I'm tempted just to create an account to import it over here and get the free account.

Do we get anything if we point out to Tim that his use of the @ in his email points to a deleted profile account? :)

Edited: Aug 3, 2011, 10:38am Top

Yes, they get such an account.

You could too, for $1. When you go to pay, it's pay-what-you-want, and has been for some years.

>5 theapparatus:

Yes. You get a free lifetime account to LibraryThing-for-perfume, when we launch it.

Aug 3, 2011, 10:41am Top

Wow, that was easy! I imported my books from LivingSocial and it was a breeze! And I can be technologically challenged. Thanks for the heads up and the step-by-step instructions!

Aug 3, 2011, 10:44am Top

Great stuff. Glad to hear it!

Aug 3, 2011, 10:47am Top

>You could too, for $1. When you go to pay, it's pay-what-you-want, and has been for some years.

The lifetime doesn't go down that low, just the annual. Lifetime only goes down to $19.

Aug 3, 2011, 12:04pm Top

504 Gateway Timeout. You guys having trouble with the traffic volume?

Aug 3, 2011, 1:54pm Top

I don't think so. When did you get it? Can you try again?


Aug 3, 2011, 3:11pm Top

Lifetime only goes down to $19.

Aug 3, 2011, 5:04pm Top

I've received a 504 gateway Timeout error twice. First time around 4:50pm EST, second time about 5 minutes later. I'm going to try it 1 or 2 more times before waiting until later tonight or tomorrow.

Aug 3, 2011, 5:10pm Top

Follow up to my post from a few minutes ago. I went to my home page, and the books are being added even though I had received a 504 gateway timeout when I tried to import the file. I'll assume that they will all show up in my library, but I'm confused...

Aug 3, 2011, 5:56pm Top

Tell me what page it's happening after?

Aug 3, 2011, 6:18pm Top

I think it was happening after you answered the various questions and was caused by the page taking too long to generate. If so, I have fixed the problem.


Aug 3, 2011, 8:22pm Top

Thanks, Tim. That sounds like the point where it happened.

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