Introducing Shuffling

April 28, 2009

Now I know I promised a newsletter this week, but due to losing my internet connection at home and BT looking into it, I’m not going to be able to send the newsletter this week. Instead what I’m going to do is mention “Shuffling”.

SHUFFLING

We have over 700 books on the site at the moment. I realise that some of them have been on for a while and may have slid to the bottom of a few pages. It may have been sometime since they’ve appeared on the front page of the site. And this is where shuffling comes in. We can take some books and change their submission date to the site, thus making them appear back at the top of the list.

I know what you’re thinking “Is this an attempt to boost the old junk people didn’t want to make them appear as if they’re new books?” and to be honest, partly. For one, they’re not old junk. Some of the books we have had on the site for a long time are considered great books. Secondly, we’re just trying to give all our members a chance to get rid of books they don’t want anymore and we think this will help.

HOW – TO

Just send us a list of the books you’d like shuffled, no more than 10, and we can re-jig their position on the site. If the book doesn’t have a cover photo let me know and we’ll do our best to find one.

Probably best to send the list using this page : http://www.weswapbooks.com/uk/contactus/

Don’t forget the Christian Aid book sale in Edinburgh next month (see you there) and we are planning to begin development of wish lists on the site soon as well.

You can catch me on twitter at http://twitter.com/weswapbooks. If you have any problems/questions/suggestions then either post them here or use the link above to contact me.

Sorry that took so long

April 20, 2009

After almost 3 weeks trying to get it working, I finally did. The automatic book cover search option should now be working. Took me a little longer than I thought it would, but with some help from my web hosts finally it is working.

Now when you add a book to the site you should notice a “find book cover” button at the foot of the page. Click it and it will automatically use the details you entered and find the book cover for you. It won’t find every book you add, but it should find most. Next on the development list, wishlists.

Will try to get a newsletter out either this or next week, anyone have any problems with the site then please let me know.