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TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Language problem5 unread / 5TerryFrost2390, Sunday 7:57pm
New User Questions8 unread / 8bnielsen, Wednesday 6:34am
FNG here3 unread / 3P-Rae, May 21
Cover images5 unread / 5ShayWalker, May 20
Going Crazy3 unread / 3ShayWalker, May 20
Barcode Scanner Help17 unread / 17kristilabrie, May 16
How to5 unread / 5SandraArdnas, May 12
Two books combined into one in the database?1 unread / 1xinjeisan, May 11
I am new here.14 unread / 14SandraArdnas, May 10
Where do I ask about this?3 unread / 3Cathery, May 7
Add Books directly to a Collection?5 unread / 5MarthaJeanne, May 2
I cannot edit my profile - changes do not stick (I could in the past)3 unread / 3gilroy, May 1
Overwhelmed5 unread / 5EGBERTINA, April 25
I love this site7 unread / 7MarthaJeanne, April 25
is it possible?1 unread / 1EGBERTINA, April 21
Download link location8 unread / 8AbigailAdams26, April 10
New user question re "Read but unowned"6 unread / 6eg4209, April 8
Default covers are missing their titles10 unread / 10freixas, April 2
How to get link to one of my topics to go to the top of the topic13 unread / 13jjwilson61, April 1
Reading/having a book in multiples languages/editions2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, April 1
Alt text for user-uploaded images2 unread / 2aspirit, March 30
front and back cover images2 unread / 2AnnieMod, March 26
Happy to Be Here!5 unread / 5MarthaJeanne, March 23
How can I Populate a new collection en-masse3 unread / 3Taliesien, March 21
Admin users capabilities2 unread / 2kristilabrie, March 20
Touchstones and alt text5 unread / 5MarthaJeanne, March 20
Hello New One Here4 unread / 4SandraArdnas, March 19
Unjoining a group.6 unread / 6kjuliff, March 17
newbie at 65 years old.3 unread / 3nde.books, March 11
Error on Books to Borrow8 unread / 8kjuliff, March 10
work relationship3 unread / 3amanda4242, March 10
deleting folders3 unread / 3EGBERTINA, February 28
Finding libraries when adding books6 unread / 6kjuliff, February 25
Numero massimo libri2 unread / 2thorold, February 24
Starred items5 unread / 52wonderY, February 23
Blocking and “books you share”5 unread / 5kjuliff, February 19
wondering about algorithm (and maybe general knowledge)6 unread / 6thorold, February 19
How to renumber divisions when multiple auuthors18 unread / 18kjuliff, February 18
I need to leave LT though I’ve enjoyed most of my time11 unread / 11kjuliff, February 17
Sharing My Library?2 unread / 2lilithcat, February 16
complaint/ observation1 unread / 1EGBERTINA, February 13
I am new here.9 unread / 9lilithcat, February 12
Is there anyway of tagging a member - eg if you are referencing their library but not a particular post.2 unread / 2AnnieMod, February 11
How to bring up advanced editor7 unread / 7AnnieMod, February 11
Touchstones for title only when title not unique20 unread / 20kjuliff, February 11
Magazines & Sundry4 unread / 4Nevov, February 10
The Junior Literary Guild8 unread / 8AnnieMod, February 7
Can’t post hyperlink to my book review9 unread / 9AnnieMod, February 7
hey, lovely people!5 unread / 5philosophiia, February 6
TK20 Kit for Student Teaching Early Childhood Development3 unread / 3kristilabrie, February 6
Trouble importing books from Goodreads2 unread / 2JudyGibson, February 5
Cross posting6 unread / 6kjuliff, February 4
Newsletter5 unread / 5Novelhistorian, February 1
Nothing is Working5 unread / 5MrAndrew, February 1
list- not sure if its a bug9 unread / 9EGBERTINA, January 31
how to show relationship3 unread / 3EGBERTINA, January 31
Replying to more than one thread5 unread / 5EGBERTINA, January 29
Irishman in 60's, New To Internet ...3 unread / 3Marissa_Doyle, January 28
Kid there away to get a notification when a post is answered?13 unread / 13SandraArdnas, January 26
add tab for adding books8 unread / 8EGBERTINA, January 25
New Here - Trying to build out my ideal little library12 unread / 12PeterK712, January 23
Syntax for adding photos to posts etc14 unread / 14MarthaJeanne, January 23
newsletter11 unread / 11kristilabrie, January 23
Deleting images10 unread / 10AnnieMod, January 19
How to delete photos from gallery2 unread / 2lilithcat, January 19
Trouble adding a book for Early Reviewers7 unread / 7melaniernc, January 5
alternative apps/websites to LibraryThing?6 unread / 6MrsReily, December 2022
Bestseller books7 unread / 7haydninvienna, December 2022
Hi7 unread / 7amongthestacks2, December 2022
Any other Patient-Centered, Planetree and/or Cancer Center libraries1 unread / 1jmhoobler, December 2022
Anthologies cataloging question8 unread / 8BrettFeinstein, December 2022
Exporting Books with Multiple date_started and date_read dates2 unread / 2kristilabrie, December 2022
importing books from another site4 unread / 4SandraArdnas, December 2022
exporting my collection to excel - call number problem2 unread / 2gilroy, November 2022
Where to put quotes?6 unread / 6rosalita, November 2022
Combine Query7 unread / 7davidgn, November 2022
A querie4 unread / 4MrAndrew, November 2022
unflagging2 unread / 2Nevov, November 2022
New to the group2 unread / 2lilithcat, October 2022
e-books, reprints and PDF documents6 unread / 6Petroglyph, October 2022
star ratings11 unread / 11shadrach_anki, October 2022
How to add a book that I wrote to my author profile3 unread / 3norabelle414, October 2022
Early Reviewer4 unread / 4lilithcat, October 2022
maps8 unread / 8AnnieMod, October 2022
Patron Self Return2 unread / 2kristilabrie, October 2022
Can I create second library?10 unread / 10SandraArdnas, September 2022
Tags- pet peeve8 unread / 8EGBERTINA, September 2022
Hello5 unread / 5how2doo, September 2022
importing books56 unread / 56EGBERTINA, September 2022
Tags7 unread / 7EGBERTINA, September 2022
blocking11 unread / 11aspirit, September 2022
Adding Books34 unread / 34onpaperwings, September 2022
Sorting by Dewey Decimal5 unread / 5StPetersBridgton, September 2022
3D printing2 unread / 2karenb, September 2022
questions about posts disappearing12 unread / 12EGBERTINA, September 2022
Relatively new member says Hi3 unread / 32wonderY, September 2022
Why did my newly “Add books” go to “To read” instead of “Your library”?5 unread / 5AnnieMod, September 2022
A new member (PO, Kam Shing) introducing himself.2 unread / 2rosalita, September 2022
Make a private book (this is a beta feature)8 unread / 8MarthaJeanne, August 2022
Newbie Q: Does LibraryThing support ISMN?3 unread / 3Arithon78, August 2022
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