Book award lists that are too long
Join LibraryThing to post.
This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.
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?
Yeah, a wiki page that is listed in all of the sub-pages descriptions is probably the best idea - at least at this point...
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.
If they are willing to.
But with what we have now, a wiki is the only viable option
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:
Going to get longer as I go back through and start CK'ing them. My project for the new year...
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:
Isn't that every book that TSR published (oh and a couple that WoTC published)?
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....
I'll hold off doing the wiki-index workaround if it will be addressed with software, at some point. Thanks for the history, rsterling.
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.
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.
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...
The TSR publishers series has been discussed previously. The numbers are publisher issued.
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.
This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.