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1RobertDay
Mar 14, 2010, 7:30pm

...but the list is still arranged in author order. Authors are present in style A, but missing from one other style (D, I think).

Wierd.

2Collectorator
Mar 14, 2010, 8:33pm

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3jjmcgaffey
Mar 14, 2010, 9:15pm

And the sort remains, whether or not you can see the column you're sorting on. You can sort either by clicking the column header, if the sort you want appears in the view you're using, or use the button with the up/down arrows and choose any sort (and subsort) you like.

4timspalding
Mar 14, 2010, 9:46pm

I did change the defaults recently—to improve them, I think. We can perhaps talk about the best options, although it's hard because all the heavy talkers also know you can edit anything, so they're not going to be as invested in it.

5RobertDay
Mar 15, 2010, 6:14pm

> 2: Oh, you mean THAT little cog?

That's fixed it. It's just in the three years or so of LT-ing, I'd had my pages switch styles on me before, but never column selections. So I assumed something was wrong. Thanks, guys.

6lorax
Mar 15, 2010, 6:46pm

5>

Yeah, I don't think they've ever changed defaults before, though it's been so long since I used the defaults that I wouldn't know.

7_Zoe_
Mar 15, 2010, 8:06pm

>4 timspalding: I've made suggestions about the defaults multiple times, and you've never shown any interest in them.

What are the defaults now?

8sqdancer
Mar 16, 2010, 12:06am

>7 _Zoe_:

Just sign out if you want to see the defaults.

9justjim
Mar 16, 2010, 12:43am

This thread (especially since #4) has set me to thinking and I have made a proposal in RSI that I would ask that you consider and comment on.

10countrylife
Mar 16, 2010, 9:25am

You've got to wonder what that was all about! Although the presets were changed, the only actual additions to the list of available options were: review language and CK:movies. Is there something exciting going on behind the scenes, Tim?

11_Zoe_
Mar 16, 2010, 12:58pm

So, it seems that the current defaults are:

Cover
Title
Author
Date
Tags
Rating
Entry Date

Cover
Title
Tags
Comment

Title
Author
Publication
LC
Comments

Cover
Author
Title
Date
Tags
Rating
Google Books

Title
Tags
LC
Subject
ISBN

I have to say, I don't think they make much sense. I've always thought the defaults should try to give a sense of the varied things available on LT. Why are A and D pretty much identical, while not one single style has Date Read? Why is there hardly anything at all in B?

Also, what were the recent changes, and why did they happen? And before I waste any more time, are you actually interested in getting user input here?

12lorax
Mar 16, 2010, 1:14pm

I agree with Zoe, though not about the "Date Read" hobby-horse; the glaring omission to my eyes is Collections. A and D are far too similar, and styles B and E are far too sparse.

My own settings include an "author-centric" one, including Other Authors, a "classification-centric" one with Dewey and LC, one with entry date and CK:OPD (which would have Date Read, if I used it); I can easily see a CK-centered one being used, as well.