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.


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How does "Vous et nul autre" generate its counts?2 lukematonta / 2kuuderes_shadow, elokuu 2020
Where do we stand?145 lukematonta / 145rocketjk, elokuu 2020
Have you checked your list lately?144 lukematonta / 144sarahemmm, huhtikuu 2020
members sort field gone?9 lukematonta / 9setnahkt, kesäkuu 2019
Gaylebones 1st ULTB6 lukematonta / 6eschator83, joulukuu 2017
What Book Are You Most Likely to Find In A ULTB Library?3 lukematonta / 3Lyndatrue, kesäkuu 2017
utb ultb8 lukematonta / 8kuuderes_shadow, syyskuu 2016
The List8 lukematonta / 8bernsad, toukokuu 2016
Where do you find ULTBs?14 lukematonta / 14staffordcastle, joulukuu 2015
New member - Lots of ULTBs but plenty of questions25 lukematonta / 25misericordia, marraskuu 2015
Is there a word for that feeling?9 lukematonta / 9misericordia, maaliskuu 2015
Question about (addendum to?) Rule #110 lukematonta / 10Keeline, tammikuu 2015
Vous et nul autre2 lukematonta / 2rudel519, heinäkuu 2014
Just Joined; Have a few ULTB's.84 lukematonta / 84misericordia, heinäkuu 2014
OPPS3 lukematonta / 3misericordia, heinäkuu 2014
New to the Group23 lukematonta / 23Africansky1, elokuu 2013
jmaall11 lukematonta / 11Collectorator, elokuu 2013
Just the Group I have been looking for!!!12 lukematonta / 12Emrayfo, toukokuu 2013
What does WWMDD mean?17 lukematonta / 17Collectorator, toukokuu 2013
Saving your books in a Fire...9 lukematonta / 9rudel519, heinäkuu 2012
s-ULTB15 lukematonta / 15rgurskey, toukokuu 2012
Group Picture4 lukematonta / 4misericordia, huhtikuu 2012
Where do you get your ultb27 lukematonta / 27jjmcgaffey, huhtikuu 2012
List of my most unique book?39 lukematonta / 39staffordcastle, huhtikuu 2012
I think we need a new tag.45 lukematonta / 45Collectorator, huhtikuu 2012
1/3 of my books are ULTBs. Should I laugh or cry?7 lukematonta / 7unicoherent, maaliskuu 2012
Grandmother's books2 lukematonta / 2sarahemmm, tammikuu 2012
Down and up7 lukematonta / 7marq, marraskuu 2011
492 ULTB12 lukematonta / 12staffordcastle, syyskuu 2011
ULTFW5 lukematonta / 5misericordia, elokuu 2011
How to find your ULTBs?3 lukematonta / 3theapparatus, heinäkuu 2011
Old5 lukematonta / 52wonderY, huhtikuu 2011
500+ ULTBs2 lukematonta / 2misericordia, huhtikuu 2011
ULTB on ISS1 lukematon / 1misericordia, maaliskuu 2011
Group Picture of ULTB book stack.1 lukematon / 1misericordia, maaliskuu 2011
Cora Harris: Lady of Purpose -- today's ultb find13 lukematonta / 13Mr.Durick, maaliskuu 2011
the Geography of ULTBs14 lukematonta / 14douglas1963, helmikuu 2011
A new class of ULTB1 lukematon / 1misericordia, heinäkuu 2010
First Reviews10 lukematonta / 10PhaedraB, heinäkuu 2010
Is it a ULTB if...7 lukematonta / 7setnahkt, maaliskuu 2010
Introducing myself9 lukematonta / 9setnahkt, tammikuu 2010
Hand Made Books Unique or Not?13 lukematonta / 13guido47, tammikuu 2010
9 out of 303 lukematonta / 3muumi, joulukuu 2009
You can join and not mark ULTB9 lukematonta / 9misericordia, joulukuu 2009
Fight the Power!15 lukematonta / 15misericordia, joulukuu 2009
ULTB bought and B&N!!!10 lukematonta / 10misericordia, marraskuu 2009
CD's as ULTB???8 lukematonta / 8bernsad, kesäkuu 2009
What book would you save...ultb or otherwise...4 lukematonta / 4jjmcgaffey, kesäkuu 2009
ULTB tag verses collection?2 lukematonta / 2jjmcgaffey, kesäkuu 2009
200 ULTBs3 lukematonta / 3misericordia, toukokuu 2009
ultb is not a good sign17 lukematonta / 17SaintSunniva, toukokuu 2009
I'm the ultbest of them all!11 lukematonta / 11muumi, toukokuu 2009
Another Possible Game... Stolen from Go Review That Book! group.13 lukematonta / 13muumi, huhtikuu 2009
New way to sort for ULTB count...2 lukematonta / 2muumi, huhtikuu 2009
I would gloat, but it makes my chin fat.20 lukematonta / 20muumi, maaliskuu 2009
ultb tag, NOT34 lukematonta / 34bertilak, helmikuu 2009
A ultb game.43 lukematonta / 43LisaMorr, helmikuu 2009
Travel Brochures?9 lukematonta / 9misericordia, helmikuu 2009
Why isn't ultb in the tag mirror?2 lukematonta / 2LisaMorr, tammikuu 2009
Conflict in rule 2.25 lukematonta / 5jjmcgaffey, tammikuu 2009
Take Control of the Group!4 lukematonta / 4misericordia, tammikuu 2009
Really ultb even though it says it's not...2 lukematonta / 2kevinashley, tammikuu 2009
Time Line4 lukematonta / 4kevinashley, tammikuu 2009
Convention Programs2 lukematonta / 2misericordia, joulukuu 2008
What book are you wishing for, Unique, Real or Not11 lukematonta / 11misericordia, joulukuu 2008
A Really Unique Book17 lukematonta / 17SaintSunniva, joulukuu 2008
848 ULTB4 lukematonta / 4vintage_books, joulukuu 2008
Thank you, misericordia17 lukematonta / 17LisaMorr, joulukuu 2008
Most commonly shared books (weighted) WEIRDNESS12 lukematonta / 12jjmcgaffey, joulukuu 2008
Personal Journals entered into LT, Yea or Nea?18 lukematonta / 18SaintSunniva, joulukuu 2008
Tagging Unique Books.30 lukematonta / 30abbottthomas, joulukuu 2008
Group Picture...2 lukematonta / 2misericordia, joulukuu 2008
28 Member!3 lukematonta / 3misericordia, marraskuu 2008
Opps!7 lukematonta / 7misericordia, marraskuu 2008
Retiring a ultb book6 lukematonta / 6eromsted, marraskuu 2008
Hello - interesting group!2 lukematonta / 2misericordia, marraskuu 2008
522 but these I wish weren't unique4 lukematonta / 4misericordia, lokakuu 2008
Thanks to the Secrete Line-Break Helper1 lukematon / 1TallyDi, lokakuu 2008
How do I find out who has my specific book edition?5 lukematonta / 5vintage_books, lokakuu 2008
Do you read Russian?13 lukematonta / 13vintage_books, lokakuu 2008
ULTB number 1345 lukematonta / 45vintage_books, lokakuu 2008
Project Gutenberg6 lukematonta / 6jjmcgaffey, lokakuu 2008
Only One8 lukematonta / 8misericordia, syyskuu 2008
Simple combining tips6 lukematonta / 6misericordia, syyskuu 2008
ULTB2 lukematonta / 2misericordia, syyskuu 2008
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