Adding to List & Thumbing Down Acting Inconsistently
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Steps to reproduce:
Go to the Nature Writing list: https://www.librarything.com/list/43001/all/Recommended-Nature-Writing
Add five titles
One of three things seems to happen next:
1. The option to add more titles goes away (i.e. the text "Add To Your List / Thumbs Down" disappears)
2. The option to add more titles is still showing on the screen, but clicking "Add to Your List" doesn't actually add to the list.
3. Able to successfully add more than five books to the list (see, for example: https://www.librarything.com/list/43001/kristilabrie/Recommended-Nature-Writing or https://www.librarything.com/list/43001/DetailMuse/Recommended-Nature-Writing)
Hard to reproduce because it seems to change without rhyme or reason.
The "limit" function seems to have not been working (i.e., people could add more books than the set limit) until around April 6. Everyone who added more than five titles to "Recommended Nature Writing" did so before that date. (I'm guessing the same is true for this list also, but I haven't been following it closely: https://www.librarything.com/list/42887/all/Must-Read-Books-by-Black-Authors)
If anyone has been able to exceed the limit since April 6 that would be a useful data point.
Otherwise, it seems to me that at present the limit function works. However, it also prevents users from thumbing down books once they have either "added" or "thumbed down" the maximum number of titles -- i.e., the system counts "thumbing down" towards the limit, which doesn't seem like the way it should work.
I tested this a bit (Firefox, Windows) and there seems to be just one small exception to this, and it involves reloading the page: the link to add or thumb down only disappears after the page is reloaded. If you have not reloaded the page since reaching the maximum number allowed by the list, it is possible to thumb down (but not add) additional titles.
I have seen no reports of anyone who has added all five books to their list since April 6 being able to thumbs-down a work. This is not "intermittent", this is "just plain doesn't work". Which is good, since it's much easier to fix.
I also withdraw my speculation that something changed around April 6, since it looks like at least one person has been able to add more than 5 titles to the "Nature Writing" list after that date.