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Today's question: A few weeks ago, someone told me about the Common Knowledge feature of Library Thing. The statistics and basic information can be found through a link at the bottom of any page. Currently there are over 869,540 facts that have been entered. How do they get there? We add them!
It took me a while to figure out that you enter them from the book or author page. When you have a book or author page pulled up, if you look at the left hand side, there are a bunch of links you can choose from. One of them is Common Knowledge. If you click the link, it will bring up a section where you can add facts.
Have you ever looked at the Common Knowledge page, or viewed the history of changes/additions? If you were aware of this section, have you added any information? Do you find this information useful or interesting?
My Answer: I was not aware of the Common Knowledge areas until one of you added that you wanted to learn how to add facts to that section a few weeks ago!
I only found the history of changes as I was posting this, but it was fun to go back and see my name up there after I added a few facts for one of the books I'm reading now.
As I was not previously aware of this function on LT, today was the first day that I entered any information, but I must admit that it was fun to be able to contribute to the site!!! I added some information to The Valentine Edition by Robin Shope (one of my current reads).
I think the information is probably useful, but as I've not really noted it prior to this week, I can't attest to it's usefulness. I can say that I am going to try to pay more attention to the book details as I am adding to my library and while I am browsing titles for new books.
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