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"Your list" vs. thumbs down

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Jul 25, 2016, 11:37am Top

On a list like this one, people are allowed to list 20 items and also to thumb down.

The items that they list show up to the right as "Your list". It was my impression that people could add up to 20 items on their own list (based on the number that I set as the list creator), and additionally thumb down whatever they wanted.

But it seems that the 20 items is the total number of list additions and thumbs down together: if you thumb down one item, you're only allowed to add 19, etc.

I'm not sure this is how it's supposed to work. It's certainly confusing as presented; someone asked me a question about the list today.

I think it would be much clearer if the list creator could specify number of additions and number of downvotes separately, and if there were some explicit statement when the total number of up and down votes was combined.

Edited: Jul 25, 2016, 12:31pm Top

>1 _Zoe_: Interesting, I see what you mean. I did a bit of testing, and it appears that there's no limit on the number of books you can thumb down, but thumbing down any book counts toward your total number of books on the list. That doesn't make any sense! Sounds like a bug to me.

Jul 25, 2016, 12:30pm Top

To reproduce:

1) Add 15-17 items to this list: http://www.librarything.com/list/305/all/Recommend-the-20-best-books-youve-read-... quite to the limit of 20, but almost
2) Thumb down some books, so that your total of added plus thumbed-down books is > 20
3) Try to add another book to the list
4) You'll see the following message: "This list has a limit of 20 items per member"

Mar 7, 12:14pm Top

Is this limitation current?

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Bug (edit)

ID: 227595

Category: Lists

Assigned to timspalding

Reported by _Zoe_

Status: Reported

Jul 25, 2016, 11:37am

3 years since last change

By _Zoe_

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Reported. _Zoe_ (Jul 25, 2016, 11:37am)


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