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1Stbalbach
Dec 9, 2011, 5:27pm Top

Some of the book awards get very long, too long, impractically long, loading the page is browser crushing, and probably server loading. After about 500 it's a lot, after 1000 too much. The solution is to break the list into years, so instead of having "New York Times bestseller" it's "New York Times bestseller 2011". The question then is how to organize all those sub-lists, there is no mechanism for a master list, that I'm aware. Some ideas would be to create an index page on the LT Wiki, with a link to the index from each award page, so readers can browse through the individual years. Thoughts?

2AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 5:32pm Top

Yeah, a wiki page that is listed in all of the sub-pages descriptions is probably the best idea - at least at this point...

3rsterling
Dec 9, 2011, 7:54pm Top

Actually, one other solution would be to have Tim & co add pagination to lists over a certain size. That's been requested before. I'd prefer that, actually, since it would keep everything together and wouldn't require re-doing a lot of CK.

4AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 7:59pm Top

If they are willing to.

But with what we have now, a wiki is the only viable option

5theapparatus
Dec 9, 2011, 9:22pm Top

Would be nice to see it on Series and Publisher Series as well.

As much as it pains me to say it, this page does take a bit to load:

http://www.librarything.com/publisherseries/TSR

Going to get longer as I go back through and start CK'ing them. My project for the new year...

6rsterling
Dec 9, 2011, 9:47pm Top

On the previous RSI thread about this ("CK Awards Pages - good things should come in small packages"), Tim said that this was on his radar. That was in February:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/87280#2512267

7andyl
Dec 10, 2011, 4:11am Top

#5

Isn't that every book that TSR published (oh and a couple that WoTC published)?

8theapparatus
Dec 10, 2011, 8:58pm Top

It's still missing a couple hundred I believe....

The WoTC's I believe are actually TSR written before the sale but WoTC numbered. I still have t g back through one of these days....

9Stbalbach
Dec 11, 2011, 3:33am Top

I'll hold off doing the wiki-index workaround if it will be addressed with software, at some point. Thanks for the history, rsterling.

10andyl
Dec 11, 2011, 6:49am Top

#8

Is that really interesting? To use a Publisher Series to hold every book a publisher published - I would have thought that could be handled in a different, better, way myself.

11jjwilson61
Dec 11, 2011, 10:41am Top

10> Oh, I thought he was talking about using the Publisher field (i could have sworn Tim added a Publisher field at some point). If it's the Publisher Series field I believe using it to list every work a publisher published has been ruled to be incorrect usage.

12AnnieMod
Dec 11, 2011, 6:40pm Top

>10 andyl:,11

If there is official numbering in the books (printed), they are considered Publisher Series IMO.
If that publisher published only this, then yes - it will match the list of all published books. But that does not make them less of a series.

For example Folio have numbering but it is not on the books. Golden Gryphon's one is on page one on each and every of their books...

13theapparatus
Dec 11, 2011, 7:52pm Top

The TSR publishers series has been discussed previously. The numbers are publisher issued.

14andyl
Dec 12, 2011, 8:01am Top

Yes but quite a lot of publishers did that.

It was just a product code, an easy way to identify a book. For example in many old paperbacks there are a couple of pages at the back advertising other books each with a 4 (or 5) digit number identifying them. As ISBNs came in individual numbering was mostly dropped. However many RPG publishers still use product codes.

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