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Sep 23, 2014, 1:32pm Top

I'm excited to introduce LibraryThing Staff's newest addition, Kristi (kristilabrie), who's joining us as our new Project Specialist!

You can read a bit about Kristi over on the blog. Post your congratulations, welcomes, and questions here!

Sep 23, 2014, 1:34pm Top

Welcome, Kristi! I'm really excited to see that someone will be focused on managing bug and feature requests. Is it time for a feature-request version of the bug tracker yet? ;)

Sep 23, 2014, 1:35pm Top

Welcome, Kristi! Having someone devoted to keeping track of bugs and feature requests is long overdue, and most welcome.

Sep 23, 2014, 1:46pm Top

Welcome, Kristi, and good luck!

Sep 23, 2014, 1:48pm Top

Hi Kristi and welcome!

You sound like the perfect addition to LT. I look forward to chatting with you on Talk.

Sep 23, 2014, 3:18pm Top

Welcome, Kristi! I hope you arrived in time for "Talk like a Pirate" Day and got a kick out of it :-)

Sep 23, 2014, 3:20pm Top

Progress Reports and Bug Tracking certainly fit into "general geekery", and not too much of a stretch to include them in SciFi, either. Hope you feel right at home in short order.

Sep 23, 2014, 3:39pm Top

Hi Kristi!

Welcome to LT. We look forward to your participation and your efforts in support of my favorite website!


Sep 23, 2014, 6:29pm Top

Welcome, Kristi! The blog says, "managing new feature requests, keeping track of progress, and following up on bug reports." I am finding it hard to express how happy that makes me. :D

Sep 24, 2014, 12:43am Top

Nice to have you here, Kristi!

Sep 24, 2014, 1:51am Top


Sep 24, 2014, 8:23am Top


Sep 24, 2014, 8:31am Top

Welcome aboard!

Sep 24, 2014, 8:43am Top

More staff! Yay. Welcome.

Sep 24, 2014, 9:00am Top


Sep 24, 2014, 9:35am Top

It really is quite impressive, the growing staff: a nominal fee for members, no ads, a robust product that only improves (however slowly many of us may think), yet not achieved through being captive to a marketing conglomerate or other unsavory player in the publishing industry. And for me, at least, a continuing, positive contribution to book culture.

LT remains rara avis and I love it!

Sep 24, 2014, 9:54am Top

>16 elenchus: I just have to say that your comment warmed my heart this morning.

And I think working for LT is pretty much the best.

Sep 24, 2014, 11:15am Top

Thanks elenchus. We're on the upswing I have to say. The app is being developed—as fast as our contractor can work on it. And we're scaling up the coders. Indeed, I think we're going to make another big investment, because—holy shit—having almost 40% of our extra money get taxed at a corporate rate is a nightmare. If we're not going to get to save the money, we should spend it…

Sep 24, 2014, 11:42am Top

>18 timspalding: Such an exciting update! Congratulations on your success.

Sep 24, 2014, 11:45am Top

y'all are terrific and welcome Kristi!

Sep 24, 2014, 1:51pm Top

Welcome, Kristi! You get to work at LibraryThing. How great is that?

Sep 24, 2014, 8:30pm Top


Sep 24, 2014, 8:32pm Top

*waving at the staff/family* Hi Kristi! It's kinda crazy around here, but we love it. Hope you do too.

Sep 24, 2014, 10:17pm Top

Welcome Kristi! You've proved your worth already by fixing the Talk like a Pirate Forever malfunction, which only lasted a few minutes.

I'd like to know what you are eating in your photo. Looks like a bowl of chocolate ice cream?? With a knife and fork??

Sep 25, 2014, 5:17am Top

>24 VivienneR: If you click the picture you can see the caption ;)

Sep 25, 2014, 8:43am Top

>25 .Monkey.: the picture on her profile, not the blog post.

Sep 25, 2014, 9:06am Top

Welcome, Kristi!

Sep 25, 2014, 11:16am Top

>26 jjwilson61: Yes? It's the same photo...

Sep 25, 2014, 12:42pm Top

>28 .Monkey.: Exactly, but clicking on the photo in the blog doesn't do anything.

Sep 25, 2014, 4:11pm Top

Hi Kristi - Welcome to LT!

Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 11:48pm Top

>2 _Zoe_: Thanks! Maybe after I get settled in a bit eh? :)

Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 11:48pm Top

>3 lorax: Thanks so much, very excited to be here!

Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 11:49pm Top

>5 SqueakyChu: Thanks! I will reiterate that I'm thrilled to be here, and I'm currently absorbing the wealth of information that is Librarything.com! I will try to keep my responses as prompt as possible. Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes.

Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 11:49pm Top

>6 bnielsen: I just missed it, but saw it on Facebook -- 'twas mighty fun! er, did I do that right? :)

Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 11:50pm Top

>9 Collectorator: we shall become great virtual friends then, I think! Psyched to be here. :)

Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 11:50pm Top

>21 MsMaryAnn: Thank you. So far, wonderful! The staff here are friendly, down-to-earth, and really know their stuff. I will be learning--a lot!

Edited: Sep 25, 2014, 11:51pm Top

>24 VivienneR: - that would be a popover a la mode at the Jordan Pond House in Acadia Nat'l Park! Very rewarding after a day hike a few summers ago. mmmmmm ice cream and popovers.

Sep 26, 2014, 12:43am Top


I have failed somehow.

Sep 26, 2014, 9:30am Top

>38 timspalding: probably you were excluded from that comment.

Sep 26, 2014, 11:56am Top

Welcome! Wishing you all greatness as work to streamline a great site!

Sep 26, 2014, 12:37pm Top

>39 ablachly: I'd say so--you're the owner so you don't count. :)

Sep 26, 2014, 12:39pm Top

It's hard to project "down to earth" when you've got cases of books in dead languages scattered everywhere. ;)

Edited: Sep 26, 2014, 3:36pm Top

so you're even cooler than down-to-earth, then. you're subterranean cool.

Sep 26, 2014, 4:59pm Top

Welcome Kristi! It's nice to see another biology major who loves books!

Sep 27, 2014, 6:51am Top

>43 kristilabrie: Good to see you sucking up to Tim appropriately. Now all you need to do is eat some cheese with him. You are going to fit right in. Long may you stay.

Sep 27, 2014, 10:59am Top

>45 TheoClarke:

She's a big cheese eater.

Sep 28, 2014, 12:13am Top

>46 timspalding:
I hope you realize there's more than one way to slice that... block of cheese.

Sep 28, 2014, 12:41am Top

Hello! Welcome Kristi! As someone who gets overwhelmed easily, hopefully us LTers won't make that happen to you. Also, I hope none of us are ridiculously vague when requesting new features nor too technical. Nor should we be screaming in caps when it comes to bugs. Or sending the same message a zillion times. I personally want an easier way of reading the talk section because the way it is now, I get overwhelmed and confused...but have no idea how that could be accomplished. If that's being vague, sorry!

Sep 28, 2014, 11:30am Top

Welcome! :)

Sep 29, 2014, 3:55pm Top


Sep 29, 2014, 4:37pm Top

Welcome from me, too; have fun :) There's nothing better than a job one actually enjoys! Well, at least I hope you'll have a few mighty good days before you poke your head in the Bug Collectors group ;)

Sep 30, 2014, 4:35pm Top

Thanks all!

>45 TheoClarke: yes, I do love cheese, no matter how much it might kill me. my blood is half-French, after all. I will never give up cheese!
>48 jeshakespeare: I will consider this my first feature request, so thanks! I think... I'm sure I'll be (perhaps all too) familiar with frequent feature requests in the very near future :)
>51 leselotte: I am pretty psyched about this new path, and feel it fits my work-style so well. I've flirted with the Bug Collectors group but haven't done any deep-diving yet! I'm looking forward to it though, really. :) (Ask me 6 months from now.)

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