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1timspalding
des. 18, 2007, 7:44am

Does anyone have any spare introductions. I want to check out the site. I have no interest in the topic per se, but I hear such great things about it; I think I want to mention it in my talks.

2DaynaRT
des. 18, 2007, 12:08pm

I don't think us regular schmoes get any invites, at least I didn't. Did you sign up for the waiting list yet?

3timspalding
des. 18, 2007, 4:14pm

Yeah. I thought it was like Gmail—you get invites. Drat. Maybe I'll write the creators and try to butter them up. :)

4AnnaClaire
Editat: des. 18, 2007, 8:06pm

Tim--

I don't use Gmail, so I can't compare it to anything. But Ravelry's invites don't work like the ones on LT. Their invites are really more like notifications that it's your turn to sign up. The process (for "normal" users, anyway) is to get your e-mail on the list: Ravelry is letting in users at a certain rate, and when your name is next on the list, they'll send you an invite.

Last I checked, they were sending out twice as many invites a day as there were people signing up for the waiting list. And as of October, the wait was under a month (I signed up a week or so before I left for that trip to Austin and had my invite less than a week after I got back).

5DaynaRT
des. 18, 2007, 9:05pm

>3 timspalding:

I was going to suggest you email Jess and/or Casey. They seem like nice folks.

http://www.ravelry.com/contact

If you do get in, come stop by the LibraryThing group!

6pdxwoman
des. 20, 2007, 5:57am

Tim:

yes, it would be great for you to check out.

They have a virtual "bookshelf" and I've heard mention that they'd like folks to be able to pull their list of knit and crochet books in from LT (don't know if it's even possible, but I've heard talk).

They've done some great things with their groups, too.

LT will always be my 1st love, though, so don't worry ;-)

7Suncat
des. 21, 2007, 1:57pm

I've "gotten in the door" at Ravelry. It was three weeks from when I put my name on the waiting list to when I received my invite. That was in November. A friend got in this week, and she'd been on the waiting list two weeks plus two days.

I've also been watching the size of the waiting list. It was over 11,000 when I signed up. Yesterday, it was under 7000.

The way the books thing works, is that you export your books from LT, and then upload that list to Ravelry. Only the books that they already have "registered" in the Ravelry central library will appear on your bookshelf. But they're continuing to add books, so we re-upload our lists periodically, and sometimes new books will appear.

8Silvernfire
des. 21, 2007, 8:30pm

#7: And I'm the "two weeks plus two days" person: there were about 8600 people ahead of me, so under 6000 has got to be faster (unless they take a break for the holidays).

The book exportation feature is not flawless. I tried it last night and Ravelry gave me a message that it could not find any new books in my entire LT library. I then manually entered one and Ravelry had no problems. Sigh. It's a nice idea, though.

9vintagefrog Primer missatge
gen. 2, 2008, 9:11pm

I am new to LT and I am also a newbie to the Raverly community which I love, but I don't know how to upload a book from this site to Ravelry????can anybody send me to the right location, I have tried a couple of different things but nothing worked for me.

10marise
gen. 2, 2008, 9:21pm

Welcome, vintagefrog!
I wish I could help, but it did not work for me either. I just had to settle for uploading the ones they already had on Ravelry. :(

11Silvernfire
gen. 3, 2008, 4:09am

On Ravelry, when you click on Add a Book, the form that pops up allows you to have your LT collection turned into a database that Ravelry can read. You then point Ravelry to where you've saved that database (the Browse button) and turn it loose. Mind you, this has never worked for me, but maybe you will have better luck.

You can't upload a book that Ravelry doesn't already have. Ravelry is adding books with patterns first (either stitch dictionaries or books of project patterns). Books that are only about knitting or crocheting techniques will be added later. If you look through the threads on the Ravelry Editors group, you'll see that some people are requesting that particular titles be added. Other than that, I don't know what the process is.

(I'm really liking Ravelry, but in all honesty, LT is better set up to handle books. LT spoils you for Ravelry's library function!)

12pdxwoman
gen. 11, 2008, 6:40pm

Suncat:

with a list of over 2000 books, you periodically upload your knitting books to ravelry? Do you know something I don't know? I downloaded, filtered for my yarnie books, then uploaded to ravelry -- it took 20 minutes. 20 minutes isn't forever, but it's not something I really want to do often! :-) What process do you use?

I'm looking forward to a possible arrangement between LT and ravelry that makes the process faster.

13pdxwoman
Editat: gen. 11, 2008, 6:52pm

vintage frog:

to upload from LT to ravelry -- if you don't have many yarnie books, it's easier to just enter them on ravelry one at a time.

If you have a bunch, you want to use the LT exporter. Go to the Tools tab on LT, and look on the right side of the screen for Import/Export. Select "export as tab-delimited text". This will export your entire book list. Now go to ravelry, to your pages, and select "library". Click "add book". You'll get the option to search for a book or to upload a file. Click "browse", select the file you downloaded from LT, and click "upload".

ravelry will search for your books. If none of the books you have is already in ravelry, none will show up on your shelf, and it will say "0 new books detected".

Not sure you wanted that much detail, but there it is!

14pdxwoman
gen. 11, 2008, 6:48pm

three messages in a row...if only i could think of everything I want to say at once...

Does anyone know if you can export only a section of your LT books (if you can sort them first and then export just certain books)?

15DaynaRT
gen. 11, 2008, 7:07pm

I use the LibrayThing Plus extension for Firefox to export subsets of my library. You can find it here: http://twistedlip.org/extensions/librarythingplus/

Other than that, I'm not aware of a way to do it.

16Suncat
feb. 14, 2008, 4:07pm

Sorry I haven't been hanging around LT for a few weeks.

>12 pdxwoman:

No, I didn't throw all 2000 of my LT entries at Ravelry! I exported my LT library into a file I could load into MS Excel. Then I sorted (like, by tags) to isolate my knitting books. Then I just saved those off to another file, and used that file to upload to Ravelry.

As it is, only about half of my knitting books "got in". I have a few obscure books (like Japanese or Norwegian) and I tend to *not* buy pattern books. So I have to wait for those kinds of books to be registered in the main Ravelry library.

17DianeNeedlework
feb. 29, 2008, 7:36am

AHA! Knew that I had seen this, had not remembered that it was you.

Just tried it, didn't find anything yet. But I did take good notes, so should be able to do it again without all the whining.

Thank you very much.

18oregonobsessionz
Editat: feb. 29, 2008, 9:41am

>17 DianeNeedlework:

At the very top of each thread, above "xx/xx read (jump to first unread)", you will find a light gray star and an X. If you click the star, it turns yellow. When you want to find the message again, click the link for "Your Starred" on the left side of the screen.

Clicking on the X hides the thread. Very useful for ignoring all those "random la-la-la" messages.