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On This Day In My Catalog

heinäkuu 30, 2009, 9:55 am

I like "On This Day" on my homepage, and I always look at it, but it never makes it into the 20th century anymore, now that there's enough data for earlier periods. And it always has plenty of items that are thoroughly uninteresting to me.

Would it perhaps be possible for "On This Day" to filter to authors that actually appear in my catalog? That'd be groovy.

heinäkuu 30, 2009, 10:28 am

Interesting idea.

FYI - you can edit the "On this Day" module to show recent events first instead of oldest events first.

heinäkuu 30, 2009, 11:41 am

And / or let it show you more (I think up to 40).

heinäkuu 30, 2009, 12:58 pm

Points taken, but I still would get a much bigger charge out of an On This Day that was actually tailored to the data of my catalog. The generic On This Day could be a tab in Zeitgeist or something.

heinäkuu 30, 2009, 4:53 pm

Agree - very interesting idea. Perhaps also tailored to words in the titles, so that Goedel would pop up even if I don't own a title by him but do have Hofstadter's Goedel, Escher, Bach.

And, in addition to the generic being part of Zeitgeist, might be available to entice browsers who have not yet signed up for LT and don't have an LT home page.

heinäkuu 30, 2009, 5:33 pm

... it could be part of the same display; the "on this day from your catalog" at the top, with a thin line afterwards for the others. I'm just thinking that people with small catalogs will not have a lot of results.

huhtikuu 20, 12:22 pm

Bumpity, bump

huhtikuu 20, 1:24 pm

>5 elenchus:

That might yield amusing results with authors with surnames like King or Conquest.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 20, 1:46 pm

Mine makes it to the 20century and deaths makes it to the 21 century. If that section is not based on my data (and no I don't think I own anything authored by Hitler and he's there) why wouldn't everybody's look the same?

Oh, maybe it is different now, I see that first message was from a while ago.

huhtikuu 20, 1:53 pm

Yeah, I think there was an adjustment sometime in the last 14 years.

huhtikuu 20, 1:54 pm

Since this thread is 14 years old, I should note that there is a check mark now to have it prefer your authors.
There's also an option to increase number of visible authors.

huhtikuu 20, 2:10 pm

Yes, some changes have been made in the meantime, but I bumped it for preferring authors in catalogue (and only if there aren't enough of those, listing those the algorithm chooses for general audience)

huhtikuu 20, 2:13 pm

>12 SandraArdnas: "I bumped it for preferring authors in catalogue"

But as >11 gilroy: pointed out, we already have that. There are two checkboxes on the module that you can check if you want to:

Prefer authors you have
Prefer authors similar to your authors

Or do you mean something else?

huhtikuu 20, 2:26 pm

>13 AnnieMod: Ah, you're absolutely right. I don't know how I missed when this was implemented, presumably when the module was updates to LT2.0

huhtikuu 21, 6:37 am

>11 gilroy: Even with that chosen it shows authors you don't have while not showing ones you do.