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Re: NookBook Filter Option Needed

@dalnewt You may want to try searching Edgar Allan Pod, instead of Allen.
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Melissa_W wrote:
@dalnewt You may want to try searching Edgar Allan Pod, instead of Allen.

Unlike you, the search function on the B&N web site overlooks inadvertent misspellings like 'Edgar Allen Poe' instead of 'Edgar Allan Poe'.:smileytongue::smileyvery-happy: 

 

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In your earlier post, you stated you used the advanced search function by using "Edgar Allen Poe" and "hardcover" as your search parameters and only got one hardcover to come up in the results.

 

Here are the results for "Edgar Allan Poe" and "hardcover" - 364 results.  The general search function may "close match" search parameters but the advanced search function is more specific and does not always overlook input errors.

 


dalnewt wrote:

 


Melissa_W wrote:
@dalnewt You may want to try searching Edgar Allan Pod, instead of Allen.

Unlike you, the search function on the B&N web site overlooks inadvertent misspellings like 'Edgar Allen Poe' instead of 'Edgar Allan Poe'.:smileytongue::smileyvery-happy: 

 


 

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Melissa_W wrote:

In your earlier post, you stated you used the advanced search function by using "Edgar Allen Poe" and "hardcover" as your search parameters and only got one hardcover to come up in the results.

 

Here are the results for "Edgar Allan Poe" and "hardcover" - 364 results.  The general search function may "close match" search parameters but the advanced search function is more specific and does not always overlook input errors.

 


dalnewt wrote:

 


Melissa_W wrote:
@dalnewt You may want to try searching Edgar Allan Pod, instead of Allen.

Unlike you, the search function on the B&N web site overlooks inadvertent misspellings like 'Edgar Allen Poe' instead of 'Edgar Allan Poe'.:smileytongue::smileyvery-happy: 

 


 


Thanks for the info about Advanced Search being more finicky than general search. Why didn't you just say so in the first place?

 

(Note, telling me to search for Edgar Allan Pod was obscure and <shrugs> lame.) 

 

 

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@dalnewt

Is there a reason you are insulting me?  My initial response to you was made on a mobile device, with limited capability, so I was attempting to be brief while resolving your issue.  I apologize that auto-complete decided that "Pod" was an appropriate replacement for "Poe" and I did not catch the error before hitting "post". 

 

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Melissa_W wrote:

@dalnewt

Is there a reason you are insulting me?  My initial response to you was made on a mobile device, with limited capability, so I was attempting to be brief while resolving your issue.  I apologize that auto-complete decided that "Pod" was an appropriate replacement for "Poe" and I did not catch the error before hitting "post". 

 


No, I'm not insulting you. What I was doing is expressing exactly what I thought about, (and was unable to understand from), your earlier 'Pod' post. I now understand that your reference to Edgar Allan Pod was unintentional, just as my typing Edgar Allen Poe instead of Edgar Allan Poe was inadvertent. 

 

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I agree that there should be a quick and easy way to omit the NOOKbooks from the search in the Books category.  Since I wasn't sure, I just did verify that using the NOOKbooks category gave me only NOOKbooks, and no hardbacks/paperbacks/etc, by searching on Anne Bronte.  I then did the same search in Books, and seven of the first ten results were NOOKbooks.  I don't want to limit my searches to only hardbacks or only paperbacks, and I don't even care if audiobooks are included; I just want to omit the NOOKbooks.  I don't think this is just being picky; the proliferation of e-books has resulted in an overabundance of them in a search that includes all formats.  It's quicker to look through ten results than one hundred and ten!

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dulcinea3 wrote:

I agree that there should be a quick and easy way to omit the NOOKbooks from the search in the Books category.  Since I wasn't sure, I just did verify that using the NOOKbooks category gave me only NOOKbooks, and no hardbacks/paperbacks/etc, by searching on Anne Bronte.  I then did the same search in Books, and seven of the first ten results were NOOKbooks.  I don't want to limit my searches to only hardbacks or only paperbacks, and I don't even care if audiobooks are included; I just want to omit the NOOKbooks.  I don't think this is just being picky; the proliferation of e-books has resulted in an overabundance of them in a search that includes all formats.  It's quicker to look through ten results than one hundred and ten!


Exactly! Regular book people like myself need some consideration too! 

 

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dulcinea3 wrote:

I agree that there should be a quick and easy way to omit the NOOKbooks from the search in the Books category.

 

[SNIP]

 

I don't think this is just being picky; the proliferation of e-books has resulted in an overabundance of them in a search that includes all formats.  It's quicker to look through ten results than one hundred and ten!


 

I read books and I read ebooks.  I don't listen to audiobooks.  I don't like (mass market) paperbacks.  They look ugly on the shelf, the only spine I ever left a crease in was a MMPB, and they aren't comfortable to hold while reading.  :smileywink:

 

I think your idea is a good one, but I think it misses the mark if you want to just avoid the evil ebook.  I think we should be able to exclude (or include, however they want to do it) any format or combination of formats.

 

Then you could search everything but ebooks, I could search hardcover, trade paperback and ebook, and someone else could search audiobook and MMPB only.

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Re: NookBook Filter Option Needed

Here's a link that may help on how to search the bookstore.

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/help/cds2.asp?PID=8123&cds2Pid=8510&linkid=1512312

 

When you search for a book you may also refine your search on the left side of the page for format, hardcover or paperback. I hope this information is helpful.