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Unique Library Thing Book Group

A Group to bring people together through their unique books(media). A fun group to brag, not gloat, about having a book no one else on Library Thing has cataloged.

Rules to brag, not gloat, about your ULTB number.

1. The book(media) must show up on Library Thing works page with one and only member, namely you, as having the book(media).
1a) In addition, you must physically have the book(media). You can't once have had the book(media), read it, passed it on and put it on Library Thing. I am not saying you can't do that on Library Thing, I am just saying you can't do that in this group. But, seriously how am I going to stop you?

1a.0.1 eBooks can be "Physically Possessed", no matter how easy it is to get them.

1a.0.b.I Books that are wishes are not "Physically Possessed"

1a.i - Challenges to "physically possessing" (Have never really come up, so don't let this stop you from joining) the book(media) will be consider resolve by publication at some publicly available website by a picture of yourself, the front page of a locally available newspaper and the book(media) in question. This has never really come up so

2. First Edition big deal! Autographed copies so what! The book(media) must be a unique title not a particularly unique book(media).
2.1-TallyDi-Prosfilaes clause. Make it clear that the use of "unique" as used for this groups title is unique titles as cataloged within Library Thing. Furthermore the splitting of hair, atom, or quarks will not be required to determine uniqueness beyond the scope of books(media) cataloged within Library thing. In misuse of the world "unique" or "singleton" is unintended.
22. Moo, Blurb, Lulu and other vanity presses...Well if you create a wacko book(media) just to brag, or perhaps gloat, on this group more power to you. So for books(media) published by a vanity or self publishing presses and books(media) not general available through mainstream distributions channels, in order to be considered for this group the book(media) must be cataloged by at least two people on Library Thing.
2.2.3) The decision on what a "vanity or self publishing press" or "mainstream distributions channel" is or isn't is determined by the group and members there in as illustrated by the discuss of the Group.
2.2.4) Persons entering said questionable books(media) shall not be flamed. However, the books(media) and content shall be open to wide and varied mocking.

C. ULTB number is 1 for one book(media) that no one else on Library Thing has cataloged.
C.i) MULTB number is 1 for one book(media) plus .75 for a review, .50 for a recommendation, .25 for Common Knowledge entry, .05 for uploading book(media) cover.

IV) User with private library may certainly claim to have numerous unique entries...but how do we really know?

E) Remember WWMDD! Learn to use the search function of LT and figure out what WWMDD means.

7 - Be aware the hard work of Combiner! and newly added books will change the uniqueness of your books!

VIII - If you don't want to join this group please feel free to "run screaming into the night" with your hair on fire!

G.1) The Mr. Durick rule: You must admire new singletons more than spam, to be a member in good standing of this group.
G.2) However, G.1 requires nor directs you to take action! Good day and carry on.
G.iii) Still a rule.

ix) We don't need no Legal Laws!

I. "uniqueness trumps the rules"

Check what is ULTB in your library with the Vous et nul autre page. (Stats/Memes left column under Memes heading select Zero)

Check your ranking on the Group Wiki Page under the Projects link.
Find out if you have made a mistake, check the current ULTB NOT! list
check out how to "do it yourself" on the ULTB Tag Page

*Please check message thread http://www.librarything.com/topic/49510 for use of ultb tag.
New member should consider reading this thread http://www.librarything.com/topic/46993

Do you know WikiThing? I hope so. If not look at the bottom of every LT page.
Website: Group Wiki Page

If you don't understand some of the group rules. Search the group topics. There is a reason. Or not, it is not like there is any accountability.


Total members: 144 members

Recent members: science.classics, AbhayKaviraj, gmerick, Lucianna-AU, anjenue, GashOlear, CGBerendt, johninvienna, bitbattrish, eschator83, amysisson, ulmannc, AnnieMod, eddieduggan, KoobieKitten, Heather39, benjclark, starbox, Cynfelyn, M_Williams, rocketjk, kuuderes_shadow, kay0211, Aloka, nrmay, pickupf, bokai, ligature, Lyndatrue, inge87

Tags: singleton (3), obscure (2), ultb (2), unique (2), unique book (2), (show all)books (1), Groups talking about Books (1), book (1), book-general (1), single (1), singletons (1), fun (1), unique media (1)

Administrators: misericordia (creator)

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Where do we stand? 142sarahemmm, May 25ignore
Have you checked your list lately? 144sarahemmm, April 21ignore
members sort field gone? 9setnahkt, June 2019ignore
Gaylebones 1st ULTB 6eschator83, December 2017ignore
What Book Are You Most Likely to Find In A ULTB Library? 3Lyndatrue, June 2017ignore
utb ultb 8kuuderes_shadow, September 2016ignore
The List 8bernsad, May 2016ignore
Where do you find ULTBs? 14staffordcastle, December 2015ignore
New member - Lots of ULTBs but plenty of questions 25misericordia, November 2015ignore
Is there a word for that feeling? 9misericordia, March 2015ignore
Question about (addendum to?) Rule #1 10Keeline, January 2015ignore
Vous et nul autre 2rudel519, July 2014ignore
Just Joined; Have a few ULTB's. 84misericordia, July 2014ignore
OPPS 3misericordia, July 2014ignore
New to the Group 23Africansky1, August 2013ignore
jmaall 11Collectorator, August 2013ignore
Just the Group I have been looking for!!! 12Emrayfo, May 2013ignore
What does WWMDD mean? 17Collectorator, May 2013ignore
Saving your books in a Fire... 9rudel519, July 2012ignore
s-ULTB 15rgurskey, May 2012ignore
Group Picture 4misericordia, April 2012ignore
Where do you get your ultb 27jjmcgaffey, April 2012ignore
List of my most unique book? 39staffordcastle, April 2012ignore
I think we need a new tag. 45Collectorator, April 2012ignore
1/3 of my books are ULTBs. Should I laugh or cry? 7unicoherent, March 2012ignore
Grandmother's books 2sarahemmm, January 2012ignore
Down and up 7marq, November 2011ignore
492 ULTB 12staffordcastle, September 2011ignore
ULTFW 5misericordia, August 2011ignore
How to find your ULTBs? 3theapparatus, July 2011ignore
Old 42wonderY, April 2011ignore
500+ ULTBs 2misericordia, April 2011ignore
ULTB on ISS 1misericordia, March 2011ignore
Group Picture of ULTB book stack. 1misericordia, March 2011ignore
Cora Harris: Lady of Purpose -- today's ultb find 13Mr.Durick, March 2011ignore
the Geography of ULTBs 14douglas1963, February 2011ignore
A new class of ULTB 1misericordia, July 2010ignore
First Reviews 10PhaedraB, July 2010ignore
Is it a ULTB if... 7setnahkt, March 2010ignore
Introducing myself 9setnahkt, January 2010ignore
Hand Made Books Unique or Not? 13guido47, January 2010ignore
9 out of 30 3muumi, December 2009ignore
You can join and not mark ULTB 9misericordia, December 2009ignore
Fight the Power! 15misericordia, December 2009ignore
ULTB bought and B&N!!! 10misericordia, November 2009ignore
CD's as ULTB??? 8bernsad, June 2009ignore
What book would you save...ultb or otherwise... 4jjmcgaffey, June 2009ignore
ULTB tag verses collection? 2jjmcgaffey, June 2009ignore
200 ULTBs 3misericordia, May 2009ignore
ultb is not a good sign 17SaintSunniva, May 2009ignore
I'm the ultbest of them all! 11muumi, May 2009ignore
Another Possible Game... Stolen from Go Review That Book! group. 13muumi, April 2009ignore
New way to sort for ULTB count... 2muumi, April 2009ignore
I would gloat, but it makes my chin fat. 20muumi, March 2009ignore
ultb tag, NOT 34bertilak, February 2009ignore
A ultb game. 43LisaMorr, February 2009ignore
Travel Brochures? 9misericordia, February 2009ignore
Why isn't ultb in the tag mirror? 2LisaMorr, January 2009ignore
Conflict in rule 2.2 5jjmcgaffey, January 2009ignore
Take Control of the Group! 4misericordia, January 2009ignore
Really ultb even though it says it's not... 2kevinashley, January 2009ignore
Time Line 4kevinashley, January 2009ignore
Convention Programs 2misericordia, December 2008ignore
What book are you wishing for, Unique, Real or Not 11misericordia, December 2008ignore
A Really Unique Book 17SaintSunniva, December 2008ignore
848 ULTB 4vintage_books, December 2008ignore
Thank you, misericordia 17LisaMorr, December 2008ignore
Most commonly shared books (weighted) WEIRDNESS 12jjmcgaffey, December 2008ignore
Personal Journals entered into LT, Yea or Nea? 18SaintSunniva, December 2008ignore
Tagging Unique Books. 30abbottthomas, December 2008ignore
Group Picture... 2misericordia, December 2008ignore
28 Member! 3misericordia, November 2008ignore
Opps! 7misericordia, November 2008ignore
Retiring a ultb book 6eromsted, November 2008ignore
Hello - interesting group! 2misericordia, November 2008ignore
522 but these I wish weren't unique 4misericordia, October 2008ignore
Thanks to the Secrete Line-Break Helper 1TallyDi, October 2008ignore
How do I find out who has my specific book edition? 5vintage_books, October 2008ignore
Do you read Russian? 13vintage_books, October 2008ignore
ULTB number 13 45vintage_books, October 2008ignore
Project Gutenberg 6jjmcgaffey, October 2008ignore
Only One 8misericordia, September 2008ignore
Simple combining tips 6misericordia, September 2008ignore
ULTB 2misericordia, September 2008ignore

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Created: Sep 2, 2008

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