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April 06, 2016, 09:27:36 PM
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McFarland.Lanny

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Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« on: April 06, 2016, 09:27:36 PM »
I uploaded several library quality books (epubs) but some of them were never added to the library.

Titles: The Coffee Trader, The Night Cicrus, Somewhere Over the Sea.

Is there any chance that some uploads silently fail?
« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 09:36:00 PM by McFarland.Lanny »

April 06, 2016, 10:41:43 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 10:41:43 PM »
When did you upload them?  Sometimes it takes a while for the librarians to get to them.
I've submitted several books here.  Sometimes it took several days for my uploads to appear.  For example, '100 Deadly Skills' took 3 days to show up, and when it did, so did many others.
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April 06, 2016, 10:53:01 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 10:53:01 PM »
In February.

April 06, 2016, 11:06:47 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 11:06:47 PM »
Oof...  They may have fallen through the cracks.  Try uploading them again.
Also, how big were they?
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April 06, 2016, 11:13:56 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 11:13:56 PM »
I already uploaded them 2 or 3 times in February. Now I just reuploaded them again.

What bothers me is that maybe some books uploaded by people are getting lost because of some bugs or oversights.

April 07, 2016, 09:02:56 AM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 09:02:56 AM »
You are right some times it takes too long to process the books. Your three book were uploaded three times each but were still in the moderating queue. It can happen that a book get lost by a miss detection of epub format, if the system believes it's not an epub, but this was not the case. This time it was just slow librarians. I'm sorry.  :'(

I thin they are:
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/MBwgWNEI7191Ez0T
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/UX_Sl-OoGWtxeOEy
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/kuEPcOpDeR5PIGhc

There is another different copy of The Night Circus:
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/e06Wv49GyaH218_D

Not sure what is better to keep.
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April 07, 2016, 04:14:06 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 04:14:06 PM »
Thanks!

May 16, 2016, 08:45:06 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 08:45:06 PM »
I uploaded 'The Third Policeman" by  Flann O'Brien, one of my favorite books, more than 10 days ago and it is still not in the system (along with a dozen or so other books, such as english translation of "Roadside Picnic" by the Strugatsky brothers).

I am somewhat confused by the upload process.  I have many more books to contribute (on many different devices), but given that my books are not registering, I stopped uploading.   I'd love to use the library as my main book repository, but am afraid of cleaning up given the lack of upload reliability.

Are my books lost? Will they come up later?  Should I re-upload?

May 22, 2016, 05:36:49 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2016, 05:36:49 PM »
I'm sorry there is no better feedback about uploads. We are working on improving that.

I don't see any book titled "The Third Policeman", the only one from Flann O'Brien in the queue was this one:
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/0vmwt33AMsmsrXBL
I neither see any book from Strugatsky in the queue   :'(
Maybe the system didn't detect them as epub, can you share the books to me in another way to check if there is a problem in our side? Maybe you can upload it to https://share.riseup.net/ or some other place.

There is a long queue of books that need to be moderated, so the books some times take time to appear in the site. I'm sorry for that, we are working on improving the process. The library is still pretty much a beta software, and needs some love.
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May 22, 2016, 06:00:56 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 06:00:56 PM »
Thanks, Las.
Roadside picnic: https://share.riseup.net/#bjHISbE9SqFDbvsHrHnRxg
Third Policeman: https://share.riseup.net/#Lg-bNSwC_4tVDtTkB21YYA
Bright Lights Big City (requested on this forum) https://share.riseup.net/#m-8w4KAHQBFiiit_YdE9_Q
 
I also re-uploaded today so you can see if the system is rejecting these...

Thanks!
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May 22, 2016, 08:17:46 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2016, 08:17:46 PM »
The three books are now in the library:
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/YYgCQ86Na0EijRc-
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/dSgbcHEjhQ9w4DuP
http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/book/OAm5SnPR9JeGbubw

I don't know why it didn't work the first time you uploaded them, maybe a glich. We need to investigate it more.
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May 22, 2016, 08:51:49 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2016, 08:51:49 PM »
Thanks, Las.

Did these come in from my upload today or riseup?

I've uploaded these previously,  (3 times perhaps) over a month or so...

Just concerned that something about my setup or connection precludes uploads.

May 22, 2016, 09:53:13 PM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2016, 09:53:13 PM »
Two of the come from you, but "Third Policeman" I uploaded myself.

Is extrange that it didn't work for you so many times, it works for me every time I use it. But that don't discard a failure in our side, there has being some times problems with the server or other issues.
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June 04, 2016, 12:52:13 AM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 12:52:13 AM »
BLEH!  I've been uploading for weeks and nothing is getting there!  Except for the two books Las Zenow manually pushed through (out of three)...

Something is really wrong.

June 27, 2016, 10:37:58 AM
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Re: Why some uploaded books never show up in the library?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2016, 10:37:58 AM »
Now again, few weeks ago I submitted the book "Hollywood and Hitler", and it still isn't on the site.