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members sort field gone?

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Jun 21, 2019, 12:00am

I used to be able to sort my library by number of members, but that feature seems to have disappeared. Or is it still there and somehow I'm just not seeing it?

Jun 21, 2019, 12:41am

I've read your question about six times, and I'm still not quite sure what you're asking. You are aware that you've asked this in the ULTB Group, which specifically stands for Unique Library Thing Book, otherwise known as "Only I, out of all the members of Library Thing, own this particular book."

I'd bet that you meant to post it elsewhere, since you would expect that a group devoted to people have the only copy of a particular work would be unlikely to need to search for other members who might own it...

Seriously, though, please explain where you found the tool to sort by number of members, and when you last used it. Perhaps I (or someone else) might be able to help.

Jun 21, 2019, 1:21am

The sort icon is two arrows, one pointing up, the other down. If you click on it a box opens up. (I have to scroll down to see it.) One of the choices is Total Members.

Jun 21, 2019, 12:47pm

Perhaps I should have given a better explanation.

I want to filter my books to show only those with the "ultb" tag, then sort by number of members, to see if there are any "ultb" books that have two members - i.e., if somebody has added a book. Then I will delete the "ultb" tag from my book since it isn't unique any more.

There used to be a "member" field you could add to the sort style - or maybe I just imagined it. I.e., you could make "members" on of the fields in display style "A" (for example). Now I have to use the sort icon.

Jun 21, 2019, 12:51pm

OK, I'm pretty sure I was confused about the sorts and there never was a sort style field for "members".

Jun 21, 2019, 1:04pm

>5 setnahkt: Well, there kind of is. but after looking at your library, and noting that you have 924 entries marked with the "ultb" tag, I'd say it's a daunting task to figure out whether any of those works had a second member owning them.

I looked at the first page, and saw only one per each, but I'm not tough enough to go through them all (I looked at the nineteenth page as well). You could just look through the other 17 pages, which would be enough, I'd say, to determine whether someone had added one of your books.

Jun 21, 2019, 2:14pm

I'm assuming you are looking for this (as mentioned in >3 MarthaJeanne:):

Jun 21, 2019, 5:34pm

You have a good memory. Many years ago, the column including the total member count (all the way on the right) could be sorted normally, by clicking on it. That hasn't been available for ages, though, maybe not since Collections were introduced. Instead you have to use the up/down arrow icon, as lesmel shows in #7, to choose this sort.

Jun 21, 2019, 7:14pm

Filtering by the "ultb" tag, then doing "total members" sort from the drop down list does what I want; it puts all the ultb books with two or more members at the end. I'm not sure how I managed to forget how to do that.