Vous et nul autres with active collections only?
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It seems that 'Vous et nul autres' show books from all collection whether the collection is active or not. There are a number of reason one might have a collection with books that are not relevant to be included here. Perhaps one has a collection of books on loan, or a collection of previously owned books etc. If one wants to check if there are books that no-one else has, or 1-5 other people have, it's a bit annoying to see all the books from all the collections presented.
May I suggest that only active collections were shown.
"Include in connections" might be a more sensible status than "Active", but agreed that there should be some way of restricting which collections are included.
To be able to restrict LT's statistics to use specific collections only has been a request ever since they were first introduced (eg to exclude wishlist from book totals etc). I'm not holding my breath, although TIM does seem to be occasionally prone to suddenly fixing these sorts of requests.
reading_fox, ok, thanks for informing, I thought this might be the situation. During the past almost 11 years in LT, I still haven't found the time to go through and keep up with all the threads :)
To clarify: I find this feature especially useful for checking if I have books in my library which possibly need connecting. If no-one else has a certain book, it indicates I should check editions, translations and relation with original book.
So 'vous et nul autres' is a tool, not merely about statistics.
>5 TAir: You can also do that by sorting your catalog by number of members.
Your requested change would make this feature less useful for that purpose, because there could be any number of members who have cataloged that book but the feature would say that you are the only person who has cataloged that book if all of the other members have "use in connections" turned off for that collection that holds that book.
IMO, the fun of "vous et nul autres" is seeing books in my catalog that very few people have cataloged at all, not just ones that members have in certain collections. If it showed books that many people have, but only a few have in collections marked "use in connections", the page might show that a book is shared with only one person when actually it is shared with 25. If that happened I would no longer find the feature interesting at all.
And, in case it's not clear, the way to sort by number of copies is to click on the up/down arrow icon and choose "Total members". You can't sort by clicking on the column header as you can for most other columns, since there isn't a header to click on.
LT is great - every day you learn something new!
How/where can I do this sorting by number of members? I go to "Your books", then open "All collections? Where is this arrow icon lorax mentions? Thank you for your help ja tips! (edit: found it)
I see what you mean norabelle414, that's true, my original suggestion would break the genuine relations. I myself have e.g. a collection with old work-related books I once owned but don't own any longer. I find it useful to have this collection and haven't thought of deleting it, they are just "removed books". I'm not sure if it is of any use to anyone, whether they see these books in relation with their books or not but for me to see them in all stats is rather confusing than helpful or interesting.
Edit: Found the up/down arrow and sorting now that I knew it exists. Great, this opens new possibilities for me:)
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