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BingoDOG Planning Thread

2019 Category Challenge

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1christina_reads
Edited: Dec 31, 2018, 6:44pm Top

Hello, all! I hope I'm not stepping on any toes by setting this up, but I wanted to start discussing the 2019 BingoDOG. Are we still interested in having a Bingo? I definitely am -- it's been one of my favorite parts of the category challenge for the past few years!

Assuming we would like to do another Bingo, I am happy to collect and compile suggestions from everyone! Just send me a private message with suggestions for a square or two. I'll take suggestions until November 15. Voting on the CATs will close November 9, which may affect what people want to suggest for Bingo.

After I have all the suggestions, I'll list them here. If I get more than 25 non-duplicative suggestions, I will post them all, and we can have some sort of voting process to narrow it down.

2019 BingoDOG Squares

1. Book made into a movie

2. Main title has 6 or more words in it

3. Title contains a homophone word (such as hair/hare, slay/sleigh, there/their/they’re)

4. Weather (title contains a weather word, or book involves/centers around a weather event)

5. Book has an LT rating of 4.0 or more

6. Book in translation

7. Prize-winning book

8. Children’s/YA book, or reread a childhood favorite

9. Graphic novel

10. Food-related title or topic

11. Read a book bullet (meaning another LT member inspired you to read it)

12. Book mentioned in another book you have read

13. Animal on cover/in title/plays a significant role

14. Short stories or essays

15. Debut novel

16. Book about/featuring siblings

17. Book with an artistic character

18. Fairy tale (classic or reworked)

19. Author uses middle name or middle initial

20. Cover has at least two human figures

21. Part of a series

22. Alliterative title

23. Topic or character related to medicine/health

24. Eastern European author or setting

25. Read a CAT

Once the list is finalized, we'll just need the cards themselves. Last year, LittleTaiko and LShelby graciously made two cards for us...would you two be willing to work on them again? Or would anyone else like to take on this project? I'm happy to step in, although I'd need help in learning how to create the cards.

Anyway, apologies for the super-long intro post, but please do post below if you're interested in doing the BingoDOG next year!

And don't forget to add your Bingo reads to the wiki! https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/2019_BingoDog

2sturlington
Oct 5, 2018, 12:33pm Top

I would do a Bingo card next year.

3DeltaQueen50
Oct 5, 2018, 1:44pm Top

I also love the BingoDog and definitely hope to fill a card during 2019!

4Helenliz
Oct 5, 2018, 1:52pm Top

This was the first year I've tried the BingoDog and I found it quite fun. Only a few really random books needed to finish it off. I've already got a category pencilled in for it next year.

5sallylou61
Oct 5, 2018, 3:43pm Top

I also would like a BingoDOG card in 2019. It is my favorite challenge in the category challenge group.

6rabbitprincess
Oct 5, 2018, 5:48pm Top

Thanks for setting up the thread, Christina! I'll link this on the main group page :D

I too would play Bingo again. It's a fun way to add books to my Pool!

7clue
Oct 5, 2018, 8:34pm Top

I'll play again next year.

8Kristelh
Oct 5, 2018, 10:00pm Top

I will play again.

9LibraryCin
Oct 6, 2018, 12:01am Top

I will plan to do the BingoDOG again!

I'll think about what square to add/suggest...

10MissWatson
Oct 6, 2018, 12:40pm Top

Thanks for setting this up, Christina. I'll play along joyfully.

11EBT1002
Oct 6, 2018, 4:42pm Top

I'm in! I have enjoyed the BingoDOG this year.

I'll see if I can think of an idea or two for you to consider.

12RidgewayGirl
Oct 6, 2018, 7:30pm Top

Thanks for heading things up, Christina.

13tess_schoolmarm
Oct 8, 2018, 10:42am Top

How about a square for a book that was made into a movie?

14christina_reads
Oct 8, 2018, 1:51pm Top

>13 tess_schoolmarm: Thanks, I'll add it to the topic list.

15cyderry
Edited: Oct 8, 2018, 7:55pm Top

SQUARE SUGGESTION: Title of the book has a Homophone word

Homophones are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings

examples - hair and hare, hear and here, slay and sleigh

ETA - sorry don't know what DM is.

16RidgewayGirl
Oct 8, 2018, 8:12pm Top

>15 cyderry: Leave a message on her profile page.

17christina_reads
Edited: Oct 8, 2018, 8:29pm Top

>15 cyderry: Thanks, I'll add it to the list!

Sorry, all -- I accidentally used Twitter lingo when I said to "DM" me your suggestions! I should have said, send me a private message on my profile page if you have a suggestion for a square. I don't mind if you post them to this thread instead, although I think it might be more fun to keep them all private until the cutoff date, at which point All Will Be Revealed. :)

18LadyoftheLodge
Oct 9, 2018, 3:14pm Top

I love BingoDOG and would definitely play again. It really stretched my reading selections.

Could we include a square for a YA or kids book? Or a fave from our own childhood reading?
Maybe a square for a graphic novel? I am not a big fan but read some when I was in library school.
A square for titles or topics that are food related?

19christina_reads
Nov 1, 2018, 2:06pm Top

Hi, all! Just wanted to bump this thread and remind you that I am taking Bingo square suggestions until the 15th, so please send me a private message if you think of one (or more) to contribute! So far I have 12 suggestions, which means I still need 12 more, assuming the middle square will be the traditional "Read a CAT."

And speaking of the CATs, voting is going on now and will close on the 9th: https://www.librarything.com/topic/297720.

20LisaMorr
Nov 1, 2018, 4:11pm Top

>19 christina_reads: Thanks Christina for bumping the thread - I wasn't sure how many you had received yet. I'll be happy to send a few ideas your way.

21LibraryCin
Nov 1, 2018, 7:06pm Top

Ahhhh, I need to think of something!

22christina_reads
Nov 2, 2018, 10:26am Top

Thanks, everyone, for sending me suggestions! I now have 28 possible squares -- but am still very happy to take more! I'll list them all on the 15th, and then we can do some sort of voting process to narrow them down.

23christina_reads
Nov 12, 2018, 4:17pm Top

Just wanted to remind everyone that the cutoff for Bingo square suggestions is this Thursday, November 15...let's say by noon EST. I'll post all the suggestions that afternoon, and then we'll figure out how to whittle down the list.

I currently have 35 suggestions for 24 squares (assuming the center square will remain "Read a CAT"), although I can get it down to 29 if people don't mind my combining some similar-but-not-the-same ideas. So we definitely don't *need* any more suggestions, but I want to give everyone a chance to contribute! Send me a private message if you'd like to submit a square idea before the cutoff.

24LibraryCin
Nov 12, 2018, 10:31pm Top

>23 christina_reads: I've not had any brilliant ideas (that aren't different from ones I've suggested or that have been done before), I don't think, so I will probably just see where it goes with other suggestions.

25sushicat
Edited: Nov 13, 2018, 1:52pm Top

>23 christina_reads: Added a bit to the choices. Hopefully in the right place...

And of course I’ll join the challenge :-)

26christina_reads
Edited: Nov 15, 2018, 2:26pm Top

Bingo Square Suggestions

Below is a list of all the Bingo suggestions I've received. I have combined a few that seemed similar, but if you suggested one of them and don't like the combination, please let me know and I will separate them!

1. Book made into a movie

2. Main title has 6 or more words in it

3. Title contains a homophone word (such as hair/hare, slay/sleigh, there/their/they’re)

4. Weather (title contains a weather word, or book involves/centers around a weather event)

5. Book has an LT rating of 4.0 or more

6. Book in translation

7. Prize-winning book

8. Published 50 years before you were born

9. Children’s or YA book

10. Reread a childhood favorite (could combine with #9?)

11. Graphic novel

12. Food-related title or topic

13. Title contains a person’s proper name

14. Read a book bullet (meaning another LT member inspired you to read it)

15. Book mentioned in another book you have read

16. Contains a character you’d like to have as a friend

17. More than 250 years old (i.e., 1769 or before)

18. Animal on cover/in title/plays a significant role

19. Number or roman numeral on cover/in title

20. Short stories or essays

21. Debut novel

22. Biography, autobiography, or memoir

23. Book about/featuring siblings

24. Book involving thievery

25. Book with an artistic character

26. Fairy tale (classic or reworked)

27. Author uses middle name or middle initial

28. Cover has at least two human figures

29. Part of a series

30. Alliterative title

31. Topic or character related to medicine/health

32. Eastern European author or setting

27christina_reads
Nov 15, 2018, 12:13pm Top

So we have 30 square suggestions, and only 24 available squares (assuming the center square will be "Read a CAT," as has been done in the past). I have two suggestions for ways to narrow down the list.

First, we could vote on which ones to get rid of. I would create 30 polls, one for each suggestion, and ask whether people want to do that square or not. The six squares with the most "no" votes would be eliminated. This is the most democratic way to do it, but it would be time-consuming and potentially confusing.

Second, I could use a random number generator to choose six squares to eliminate at random. This would be quicker and easier than voting, but it might end up eliminating some awesome squares!

So, I propose an initial poll to decide!

Vote: How should we eliminate the extra square suggestions?

Current tally: Yes 7, No 17
Vote YES if you want to vote on which squares to eliminate.

Vote NO if you want me to randomly select which squares to eliminate.

An UNDECIDED vote counts for nothing. ;)

I'll tally the votes at midnight tonight (EST), and we'll go from there! In the meantime, feel free to discuss and ask questions about these great suggestions! Thanks to everyone who submitted their ideas!

28sturlington
Nov 15, 2018, 12:16pm Top

I think you could combine #9 and #10.

A book more than 250 years old would be all but impossible for me to get, and #8 would certainly fulfill that one.

29dudes22
Nov 15, 2018, 12:20pm Top

Or you could put them in a hat and draw out 6/24 as you like.

30RidgewayGirl
Nov 15, 2018, 12:29pm Top

I think we can combine 8 and 17 somehow and also 9 and 10.

31Helenliz
Nov 15, 2018, 12:55pm Top

>28 sturlington: I think that's really interesting and just goes to show how varied we are. This year's square of "read a book 100 years old or more" would account for about half of my reading. And as I'm nearly 50 (gulp) square 8 is another walk in the park.

32cyderry
Edited: Nov 15, 2018, 1:11pm Top

We have several that seemed to be repeats or reworded from 2018

#13 Title contains a person’s proper name seems to be repeated in
Title contains a person’s rank, real, or fictional
Title contains name of a famous person, real or fictional
Relative name in the title (aunt, niece, etc...)
#8 Published 50 years before you were born and 17 More than 250 years old seem very much the same
Published more than 100 years ago
#22 Biography, autobiography, or memoir is the same as
Autobiography/memoir
#18 Animal on cover
#19 Number or roman numeral on cover
#28 Cover has at least two human figures
all ask for something on the cover. Maybe we could combine at least two of them?
If we eliminate 13, 8, 17, 22 as being repeats, combine 9 & 10 and two of the covers 18,19, and 28 we'd have 24 squares.

Just my suggestion.

33The_Hibernator
Nov 15, 2018, 1:53pm Top

>32 cyderry: that's very well thought out.

34LadyoftheLodge
Nov 15, 2018, 2:05pm Top

>32 cyderry: Yes, I like that idea. Thanks for thinking this through.

35christina_reads
Edited: Nov 15, 2018, 2:23pm Top

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36christina_reads
Edited: Nov 15, 2018, 2:25pm Top

I forgot to add a couple more suggestions! I was all set to embrace the suggestion at >32 cyderry: but I left off the last few square submissions (which were sent before the "cutoff" of noon today). Please see >26 christina_reads: again -- I've added the rest of the ideas. So even if we do eliminate the squares suggested at >32 cyderry: -- which did seem like a good idea to me -- we still have 2 more than we need.

37RidgewayGirl
Nov 15, 2018, 2:39pm Top

I'd vote for the random generator to eliminate two options.

38Kristelh
Nov 15, 2018, 3:51pm Top

I would like us to go with the newer options and be rid of the ones that have been repeats from past years.
I would suggest doing something like 100 or greater years older than your age so it is more flexible to fit those that like to read really old classics.

39sturlington
Nov 15, 2018, 4:14pm Top

>38 Kristelh: I also would prefer to see some new squares rather than repeats.

40virginiahomeschooler
Nov 15, 2018, 4:31pm Top

I don't have much preference how it gets sorted, but I wanted to say I'm excited about the new topics. There are some really imaginative ones.

41christina_reads
Nov 15, 2018, 7:30pm Top

Based on Chèli's suggestion at >32 cyderry:, here is a revised list of possibilities:

1. Book made into a movie

2. Main title has 6 or more words in it

3. Title contains a homophone word (such as hair/hare, slay/sleigh, there/their/they’re)

4. Weather (title contains a weather word, or book involves/centers around a weather event)

5. Book has an LT rating of 4.0 or more

6. Book in translation

7. Prize-winning book

8. Children’s/YA book, or reread a childhood favorite

9. Graphic novel

10. Food-related title or topic

11. Read a book bullet (meaning another LT member inspired you to read it)

12. Book mentioned in another book you have read

13. Contains a character you’d like to have as a friend

14. Animal on cover/in title/plays a significant role

15. Short stories or essays

16. Debut novel

17. Book about/featuring siblings

18. Book involving thievery

19. Book with an artistic character

20. Fairy tale (classic or reworked)

21. Author uses middle name or middle initial

22. Cover has at least two human figures

23. Part of a series

24. Alliterative title

25. Topic or character related to medicine/health

26. Eastern European author or setting

This combines a few more of the topics and eliminates some that were similar to the 2018 Bingo squares. Is everyone OK with working from this list? If so, we still need to eliminate two squares, which means the vote at >27 christina_reads: still applies. And if not, please feel free to speak up! I don't want to shut down anyone who's disappointed that their suggestion has already been removed from this list. Either way, I'll tally the votes at midnight EST tonight!

Also, thanks to everyone for the fantastic and creative suggestions! No matter how it shakes out, I think we're going to have a really fun 2019 Bingo card. :)

42tess_schoolmarm
Nov 15, 2018, 8:00pm Top

If we need to delete 2, I would suggest # 23 because series is part of another CAT.

43sallylou61
Nov 15, 2018, 8:28pm Top

If we want to try to avoid repetition from earlier Bingos, Number 1. movie appeared in both the 2016 BingoPUP and 2017 BingoDOG; #14 animal (in some form) appeared in both the 2015 and 2017 BingoDOGs. Of course, by 2019, 2017 will be two years ago.

44DeltaQueen50
Nov 15, 2018, 8:28pm Top

I will be happy with whatever the final list is - thanks Christina for organizing this!

45LibraryCin
Edited: Nov 15, 2018, 10:47pm Top

A question about this one:
8. Published 50 years before you were born

Do we want it to be published exactly 50 years before, or do we mean 50+ years?

Also, YIKES on this one:
17. More than 250 years old (i.e., 1769 or before)

Some cool new suggestions here, too!

ETA: It looks like others have taken the "50 years before you were born" as 50+ years.

46LibraryCin
Nov 15, 2018, 10:44pm Top

>31 Helenliz: This year's square of "read a book 100 years old or more" would account for about half of my reading.

And I had to really struggle to come up with something for it!

47christina_reads
Nov 16, 2018, 10:05am Top

Based on the list in >41 christina_reads:, I had to eliminate two squares to get down to 24. The poll in >27 christina_reads: indicated that a majority of folks were OK with using a random number generator to eliminate the last two squares. I used this one to choose two numbers between 1 and 26, and it chose 13 and 18. That means we are losing "contains a character you'd like to have as a friend" and "book involving thievery." I'm sorry to see them go, but we now have a final, official list! I'll post it at the top of the thread also.

BingoDOG 2019 Squares: The Official List

1. Book made into a movie

2. Main title has 6 or more words in it

3. Title contains a homophone word (such as hair/hare, slay/sleigh, there/their/they’re)

4. Weather (title contains a weather word, or book involves/centers around a weather event)

5. Book has an LT rating of 4.0 or more

6. Book in translation

7. Prize-winning book

8. Children’s/YA book, or reread a childhood favorite

9. Graphic novel

10. Food-related title or topic

11. Read a book bullet (meaning another LT member inspired you to read it)

12. Book mentioned in another book you have read

13. Animal on cover/in title/plays a significant role

14. Short stories or essays

15. Debut novel

16. Book about/featuring siblings

17. Book with an artistic character

18. Fairy tale (classic or reworked)

19. Author uses middle name or middle initial

20. Cover has at least two human figures

21. Part of a series

22. Alliterative title

23. Topic or character related to medicine/health

24. Eastern European author or setting

25. Read a CAT

48MissWatson
Nov 16, 2018, 10:43am Top

>47 christina_reads: This looks like a good list to me. It's a bit sad that the randomiser dropped two of the new ideas, but we could always re-use them in 2020.

49virginiahomeschooler
Nov 16, 2018, 10:45am Top

>47 christina_reads: thanks so much for your work on this. Looks like a fun list.

50LadyoftheLodge
Nov 16, 2018, 5:40pm Top

Thanks! Looks like fun and challenging too.

51sallylou61
Nov 16, 2018, 6:49pm Top

>47 christina_reads: . Thanks for all your work setting this up. It ought to be fun reading; BingoDOG is my favorite challenge.

52LibraryCin
Nov 16, 2018, 7:20pm Top

>48 MissWatson: Agreed! Hopefully someone will remember to suggest them next year.

53clue
Nov 16, 2018, 7:43pm Top

Thanks for taking this on Christina, let the planning begin!

54VivienneR
Nov 17, 2018, 2:10am Top

>47 christina_reads: The list looks great! Thanks for organizing it, Christina. I love BingoDOG.

55christina_reads
Nov 17, 2018, 10:42am Top

Thank you all! :) I think we have a great list this year and am excited to get started!

56rabbitprincess
Nov 17, 2018, 11:26am Top

I've already started building my 2019 Pool based on this list! :) Now the fun begins of slotting those choices into the other CATs.

57Helenliz
Nov 17, 2018, 11:31am Top

Thanks for pulling the list together.
Are you going to be getting in touch with whoever it was that produced the bingo cards the last few years? That's the fun bit, seeing the card fill up.

58dudes22
Nov 17, 2018, 3:28pm Top

>56 rabbitprincess: - I've already started too, rp. I like to be somewhat planned on my reads for the year. Plus we're going away for @6weeks starting in Jan and I need to plan what to take with me.

59EBT1002
Nov 17, 2018, 4:37pm Top

Christina, thank you for all your work setting this up! I enjoy the CATs but I especially like BingoDOG. I like that I can read them anytime in the year and the variety of prompts is fun.

60RidgewayGirl
Nov 17, 2018, 5:14pm Top

Thanks for getting the BingoDOG up and running for us, Christina.

61christina_reads
Nov 19, 2018, 9:55am Top

>57 Helenliz: I have messaged the person who created the cards last year but have not heard back yet. If anyone else knows how to create the cards and wold like to volunteer, that would be great!

62LittleTaiko
Nov 19, 2018, 12:48pm Top

>61 christina_reads: - Hey there! Sorry for the delay. Just messaged you back with the instructions on how to build the card.

63christina_reads
Nov 19, 2018, 1:08pm Top

>62 LittleTaiko: Thank you! :)

64LShelby
Dec 6, 2018, 12:37pm Top

Okay y'all it's me, your handy Bingo utility author checking in again. It looks like 2019 is going to feature three very lovely Bingo cards provided by christina_reads. :)

Here are your magic codes:

<img src="http://www.lshelby.com/Utilities/Bingo/bingocardC.php?type=CAT2019-1&color=green&markers=9-13-20-5-24-6">


<img src="http://www.lshelby.com/Utilities/Bingo/bingocardC.php?type=CAT2019-2&color=fuchsia&markers=2-13-19-7-22-15">


<img src="http://www.lshelby.com/Utilities/Bingo/bingocardC.php?type=CAT2019-3&color=blue&markers=5-8-17-15-21-1">


Don't forget that you can change the color of the markers to any of the following:
aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, orange, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow

If you haven't used my cards before, instructions on how they work can be found at:
https://www.librarything.com/topic/180134#4971850

Have fun playing BINGO! :)

65VivienneR
Dec 6, 2018, 12:45pm Top

Beautiful Bingo cards! Congratulations and thanks to you and christina_reads.

66virginiahomeschooler
Dec 6, 2018, 12:51pm Top

Those are lovely. Thanks to both of you for all your work.

67sturlington
Dec 6, 2018, 1:26pm Top

I always love it when the new bingo cards are unveiled. But it's so difficult to choose which design...

68Helenliz
Dec 6, 2018, 1:29pm Top

Fabulous Bingo cards again.

69majkia
Dec 6, 2018, 1:52pm Top

oh! I love all three!

70scaifea
Dec 6, 2018, 2:37pm Top

Lovely! Thanks so much!

71crazy4reading
Dec 6, 2018, 2:54pm Top

It is hard to even chose one!!

72christina_reads
Dec 6, 2018, 2:59pm Top

Thanks, everyone -- I hope you like them! :) And thanks especially to >64 LShelby: for all her help in creating the template, giving me instructions, and posting the cards! Also to Stacy (LittleTaiko) for her step-by-step guide.

73LittleTaiko
Dec 6, 2018, 3:22pm Top

These are so wonderful!! Great job!

74clue
Dec 6, 2018, 3:37pm Top

I was so excited to move one to my challenge page that I forgot I didn't have one yet! Guess I'd better get on that. Thanks, they are beautiful!

75LibraryCin
Dec 6, 2018, 4:26pm Top

>64 LShelby: Oooooooh, I'm going to use the astronomy one - love it!

76sallylou61
Dec 6, 2018, 4:45pm Top

Thanks to LShelby, christina_reads, and LittleTaiko for their parts in creating/posting the beautiful bingo cards. They are all so different from each other and from those of other years.

77LittleTaiko
Dec 6, 2018, 5:42pm Top

I have a question about the author initials square. Does this mean the author publishes under the middle name or initial only? Or does it mean they include their middle name or initial in their full published name such as S.E. Hinton or Ralph Waldo Emerson?

78NinieB
Dec 6, 2018, 6:20pm Top

Wow, these are amazing! And thank you for the instructions!

79rabbitprincess
Dec 6, 2018, 6:42pm Top

Thank you all for your hard work! These are lovely :D

80MissWatson
Dec 7, 2018, 3:37am Top

>64 LShelby: These are so gorgeous, thank you LShelby, christina_reads, and LittleTaiko! It adds so much to the fun of playing, ah reading Bingo!

81LisaMorr
Dec 7, 2018, 9:44am Top

Beautiful bingo cards! Adding my thanks to LShelby, christina_reads, and LittleTaiko

>77 LittleTaiko: I suggested that one - my original thought was your second example, e.g., Iain M. Banks and Orson Scott Card. I think you could use your first example as well - I just hadn't thought of that interpretation, but I think it works.

82jonesli
Dec 7, 2018, 10:10am Top

These look great, thanks to all involved!

83VivienneR
Dec 7, 2018, 10:47am Top

>77 LittleTaiko: I'm glad you asked that question, it was puzzling me too. At first I was looking for something like C. Alan Bradley.

And apologies for omitting your name in #65. Thank you for your share in creating the terrific cards.

84DeltaQueen50
Dec 7, 2018, 11:47am Top

Wow, these are beautiful. Thanks to Christina, L. Shelby and Stacy for getting these put together. I love our Bingo Challenges and now I can hardly wait until it's 2019!

85LittleTaiko
Dec 7, 2018, 5:34pm Top

>81 LisaMorr: - Thanks for clarifying! I was hoping it was the second option as that will be much easier for me to find something to fit.

86dudes22
Dec 8, 2018, 7:10am Top

I always love to see the various Bingo cards. Thanks all for working on them. I can't wait to start filling my blocks.

87tess_schoolmarm
Dec 8, 2018, 12:59pm Top

The cards are sooooooooooooo nice! TY TY TY~

88cyderry
Dec 8, 2018, 10:00pm Top

Christina - thanks so much for the beautiful Bingo cards you have created for us!

89EBT1002
Dec 9, 2018, 5:39pm Top

Lovely Bingo cards! Thank you SO much, Christina!!!

90Kristelh
Dec 10, 2018, 7:19am Top

I agree, great cards, makes me eager to get started on for thread which I am waiting until Christmas week to do.

91This-n-That
Dec 23, 2018, 10:51am Top

The bingo cards are so lovely and tempting, that I have decided to join in with BingoDOG. Thank you, Christina.

As 2019 draws ever closer, wishing everyone a happy holiday and a fulfilling year of reading!

92clue
Dec 23, 2018, 8:10pm Top

I'm using the middle card and just realized the squares aren't numbered. I'm okay with that but thought I'd point it out in case someone would want them numbered.

93Chrischi_HH
Dec 27, 2018, 3:22pm Top

>92 clue: They are numbered, but it's quite hard to see on the dark background.

94Kristelh
Dec 28, 2018, 8:16am Top

I've lost my bingo card and I can't see the bingo card here either. Can anyone tell me how I fix this problem?

95hailelib
Edited: Dec 28, 2018, 10:26am Top

Mine is gone too. If it doesn't come back soon I may make a bug report.

Edited to add: Reading a thread about several display problems others are having I followed the suggestion to replace http with https in the image link and my card came right back.

96Kristelh
Dec 28, 2018, 10:52am Top

>95 hailelib: I think it must be a bug as I visited other people and I can't see their pictures either. Thanks for responding as now I don't feel so anxious. They probably had something happen with the flurry of people setting up threads for the new year.

97Helenliz
Dec 28, 2018, 11:01am Top

>95 hailelib: Thanks. That's worked for me for both the bingo card and some missing images in my thread.

98LibraryCin
Dec 28, 2018, 3:27pm Top

Ah, I was going to finally set up my challenge thread today, including the bingo card. I used the https:// so I can see the threads properly now. Hope the bingo card will work for me!

99dudes22
Dec 28, 2018, 5:13pm Top

>95 hailelib: - You are my hero! Going to fix mine now.

100VivienneR
Dec 28, 2018, 11:48pm Top

I noticed that depending on how I access my thread, the graphics and formatting are gone, even the banners. I expect the holiday staff at LT are not able to stay on top of problems.

101majkia
Edited: Dec 29, 2018, 8:49am Top

Has anyone set up a wiki for this? Do we want one?

I'll be glad to do it if no one else wants the task.

102tess_schoolmarm
Dec 29, 2018, 8:38am Top

>100 VivienneR: I've noticed that also, Vivienne......I even posted about it in my thread. I can sign out and then sign back in and it's all okay; for a bit, but have to do that several times a day.

103LibraryCin
Dec 29, 2018, 1:20pm Top

>101 majkia: Thanks for checking! I think the only other one I'm not sure about (was going to check, but haven't gotten around to it) was whether or not someone has set up the ScaredyKIT wiki.

104LibraryCin
Edited: Dec 29, 2018, 1:25pm Top

>103 LibraryCin: Ok, the link for the ScaredyKIT wiki is there now.

105VivienneR
Dec 29, 2018, 1:25pm Top

>102 tess_schoolmarm: & >103 LibraryCin: I was accessing my thread from a note on my home page. The URL had http: instead of https: That was causing the problem for me. The graphics that were missing in the thread also just needed to have an S added to the http. I hope this solves your problem.

106rabbitprincess
Dec 29, 2018, 1:35pm Top

>104 LibraryCin: Yes, I put up links for all the wikis except for the BingoDOG one.

107majkia
Dec 29, 2018, 2:27pm Top

I'll go ahead and set up the Bingo Dog wiki this weekend. Probably tomorrow, unless this weirdness affects the wikis. But so far it doesn't seem so.

108LibraryCin
Dec 29, 2018, 5:16pm Top

>106 rabbitprincess: Thank you! And I should have double checked! I was commenting based on what was there last night!

109LibraryCin
Dec 29, 2018, 6:05pm Top

So... I was going to set up my challenge thread today or tomorrow. Images are not loading, so does anyone remember which Bingo cards are which?

I guess I can just type in a placeholder and add the Bingo card image in later...

110majkia
Dec 29, 2018, 6:35pm Top

111EBT1002
Dec 29, 2018, 7:35pm Top

>109 LibraryCin: Images are not loading and also my image from the 2018 BingoDOG isn't loading. There have also been problems with the touchstones today so I'm hoping it's just a temporary issue.... Anyone know?

112rabbitprincess
Dec 29, 2018, 8:24pm Top

>108 LibraryCin: No worries! I decided since I was in there anyway, might as well check that I had everything there ;)

113LibraryCin
Dec 30, 2018, 1:34am Top

>111 EBT1002: Yeah, I also noticed the touchstones after. I'm hoping things get fixed when the LT staff return after the holidays. The https issue seems to be the most obvious right now, but i do wonder if they are all related?

114christina_reads
Dec 31, 2018, 6:43pm Top

>110 majkia: Thank you for creating the wiki! I've posted it to the top of this thread.

115christina_reads
Jan 2, 6:08pm Top

We did monthly Bingo threads last year, which seemed to work well, so I've created a "BingoDOG reads in January" thread here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/301728. Stop by to share what you're reading!

116LShelby
Jan 19, 5:00pm Top

A couple questions...

Should I do a quick fix to that space card so that the numbers show up better?

Also, my earlier post of the cards... I never changed anything and for me the cards are currently showing up just fine. So I was wondering if it was a temporary issue or not?
If other people still can't see them, I'll go fix that post.

117Kristelh
Jan 19, 5:56pm Top

I am seeing mine.

118LibraryCin
Jan 20, 1:01am Top

>116 LShelby: Should I do a quick fix to that space card so that the numbers show up better?

I can't see all of them, but I don't think you need to change it. It's pretty quick to just count!

119LisaMorr
Jan 20, 4:45am Top

>116 LShelby: I agree, it's fine.

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