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Go to your Profile page and click on Edit your profile, in the top right corner (there are two links, actually, either will work). Go to Account Settings and the second field is a dropdown where you can choose to go private.
You miss out on a lot of connectivity on LT by going private - want to say why and see if we can convince you otherwise?
A question. ..... Why is there an option for privacy as in private collections, as all the pleasure of LT comes from connecting and sharing thoughts. The use of a nom de plum is a good half way approach . had been so interesting sharing thoughts and info with others.
Some people want to catalog their books and either a) don't want particular people to know what all they have (and believe, or know, that their collection identifies them whatever name they use) or b) don't really want all that connectivity, they just want a catalog. Not me, I like connections, but those are some of the reasons I've seen advanced by people with private catalogs.
If the book-level privacy ever happens (they're working on it), we may get a bunch with the first reason going public with just their problem books kept private. But although there's a checkbox for "make this book private" on the Edit screen, it doesn't work and causes problems elsewhere in the code.
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