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Re: What are TAGS?


blkeyesuzi wrote:

What does it mean when someone tags a comment?  I see the "tag" button at the bottom of the posts, but I'm not sure what this does.

 

Can someone enlighten me?


 

here's the info...you can find out more on the far right side of your screen under announcements...under new features.

Tags 

 

Tags are a new feature that helps you keep track of information in the way that makes the most sense to you.  If you see a lot of different posts in different boards that are all about a certain genre of fiction, you can give all of those posts the same tag – and then use that tag to pull up all of those posts in different areas.  You can use a tag to indicate a subject of interest in a post, a particular author, a note that you’d like to  see more information on the topic, or anything you like.  And other users’ tags are visible to you as well, so if you see that someone’s tagging posts in a useful way, you can use those same tags and add posts to them yourself as well.

 

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Re: What are TAGS?


Re76 wrote:

blkeyesuzi wrote:

What does it mean when someone tags a comment?  I see the "tag" button at the bottom of the posts, but I'm not sure what this does.

 

Can someone enlighten me?


 

here's the info...you can find out more on the far right side of your screen under announcements...under new features.

Tags 

 

Tags are a new feature that helps you keep track of information in the way that makes the most sense to you.  If you see a lot of different posts in different boards that are all about a certain genre of fiction, you can give all of those posts the same tag – and then use that tag to pull up all of those posts in different areas.  You can use a tag to indicate a subject of interest in a post, a particular author, a note that you’d like to  see more information on the topic, or anything you like.  And other users’ tags are visible to you as well, so if you see that someone’s tagging posts in a useful way, you can use those same tags and add posts to them yourself as well.

 


Thanks so much!

Suzi

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Ok you two, don't get a swelled head now lol and Lynda, of course it gives you more to do, what did you think? That you could "rest on your laurels"? hehehe! :smileywink:

 



 

 Carmenere_lady also wrote..... Thanks a bunch Debbie.  It will be interesting to see how this all goes.  Either it's going to be fun or just another chore,....

 

 


dhaupt wrote:

Carmenere_lady wrote:
I've not logged on for only a couple of days and I see these Laurel things on posts?  What are they and why do I have one?  Do we get free best sellers?  wink wink
Check out the announcement thread and it will tell you, because I was just as surprised this morning when I logged in.

 


 

 

 

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Re: what the......

Vivien!  I'll have you know that my laurels would love to take a rest.  lol
vivico1 wrote:

 

Ok you two, don't get a swelled head now lol and Lynda, of course it gives you more to do, what did you think? That you could "rest on your laurels"? hehehe! :smileywink:

 



 

 Carmenere_lady also wrote..... Thanks a bunch Debbie.  It will be interesting to see how this all goes.  Either it's going to be fun or just another chore,....

 

 


dhaupt wrote:

Carmenere_lady wrote:
I've not logged on for only a couple of days and I see these Laurel things on posts?  What are they and why do I have one?  Do we get free best sellers?  wink wink
Check out the announcement thread and it will tell you, because I was just as surprised this morning when I logged in.

 


 

 

 

Message Edited by vivico1 on 02-21-2009 04:02 PM

 

Lynda

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Re: Islands, tornadoes and computers, Oh My!


 Hey mch, just wanted to tell you that it worked!  I didn't get everything back but most of it.  I was given instructions as to how to back up so this won't happen again.  Thanks so much.


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Carmenere_lady wrote:

OMG, I made it back in time!  My computer crashed on Wednesday and through all my mechanizations I could not get it up and running.  Finally, I just replaced the hard drive, needless to say all is lost.....itunes, some but not many pictures, documents etc etc.  My advice to all.................back up!  I will from now on, that's a certainty.

 


Lynda, just a note, if you email Itunes, there is no such thing as calling them, they can direct you on how to recover your library! I hope you read this!


 

 

Lynda

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"You've been running around naked in the stacks again, haven't you?"
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Re: Zoe Heller & the NYT's

Hey First Lookers,

 

There is an article in Thursday's New York Times featuring Zoe Heller and the impending release of her novel, "The Believers".  It includes some quotes from "a recent online chat with readers about her new novel....".  You can check it out at this link  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/books/26zoe.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=zoe%20heller&st=cse

Lynda

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Thanks for posting the link, Lynda--interesting article.

 

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Re: Zoe Heller & the NYT's

I love it!  "it's like watching sausage being made!!!" LOL

 

I can only imagine that's how she felt during the whole process.  It was probably a brutal one for her!

Suzi

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Lynda, thank you very much for the link.

 

I cringed because one of those quotes was mine. I don't regret those comments, or my negative review; but I can imagine that Zoe Heller must have some very painful memories of her time with us.

 

I hope other authors, especially Mr. whitehead, aren't going to find us intimidating. 

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Re: Community Room

Thank you for this thread for all discussions that wander off topic from Sag Harbor.  It really separates the wheat from the chaff!
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Hi. I received Colson Whitehead's book last week and find it very much describes the point in time. While I didn't go to the Hamptons, I had heard of the section of Sag Harbor as an enclave for  summer vacation for African-Americans. The language of Benji and his friends rings true, and I fondly recall the NY haunts he refers to (the Olympia at 107th -- where I think I first saw Last Tango in Paris). While I now live in Pennsylvania, I remain a New Yorker at heart, and a Brooklynite by birth. I feel nostalgic as I imagine Colson does as Benji reminisces. It sounds like Benji is reflecting on the 80's -- is this accurate?
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Re: Community Room

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hee hee (and not a spoiler) -- after all our calls for it in "A Fortunate Age," I laughed when I read the phrase "kicked to the curb" in this book! (p216) :smileyvery-happy:
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Re: Community Room


sue2boys wrote:
Hi. I received Colson Whitehead's book last week and find it very much describes the point in time. While I didn't go to the Hamptons, I had heard of the section of Sag Harbor as an enclave for  summer vacation for African-Americans. The language of Benji and his friends rings true, and I fondly recall the NY haunts he refers to (the Olympia at 107th -- where I think I first saw Last Tango in Paris). While I now live in Pennsylvania, I remain a New Yorker at heart, and a Brooklynite by birth. I feel nostalgic as I imagine Colson does as Benji reminisces. It sounds like Benji is reflecting on the 80's -- is this accurate?
 
Hi, Yes, I think that sounds accurate. The Olympia theater is on 107th St. and Broadway, isn't it? Then on p. 102 Benji says that he attends a party a few blocks from his house on 98th St. and West End Avenue, so it's a pretty nice neighborhood.
 
On p. 14 he mentions the deaths of Eleanor Bumpurs and Michael Stewart -- the former a mentally ill black woman shot to death in 1984 by Emergency Services while being evicted; the latter a young African American graffiti artist choked to death in 1983 while in the custody of Transit Police. I was living in the East Village at the time.
 
These same two deaths are mentioned on p. 174 of the author's earlier novel "John Henry Days," where the young protagonist says of the Stewart choking "anyone could be next!" (and of course, not too long afterwards he nearly chokes to death himself by eating while standing in a buffet line! :smileyhappy: