Please Give Us Back The Library And Favoriting Stories (Different From Rating Up) Like We HadI am very unhappy about the changes EP has made to the Library feature. I was very fond of this feature. Previously there was a "Favorite" button to click at the bottom of a story that put stories in our Library. It was very useful to me to keep a very limited number of stories in my Library that I could access for quick reference. I saw fit to put in it a limited number of my own stories that I knew I would be referring back to. I sometimes put in my Library stories I disagreed with sharply but for which I was interested in following the thread. So for me, "Favoriting" a story was NOT at all the same thing as rating a story up! I only chose to put a very wieldy total of several dozen stories in my library.
Now EP has merged the Favorite / Library feature with Rating Up, or actually displaced the former in favor of the latter. I feel like my Library has been vandalized. I look at this My Favorites page, and it doesn't appear to have the stories that I had chosen to Favorite and have as part of my small, manageable Library. It doesn't appear to have any of my stories. Instead it has a collection of stories I have rated up, which is something I was never interested in having. Just because we do an author the kindness of rating up a story doesn't mean we feel any need to have that story in an archive for future reference. Instead of 2 or 3 columns of Library stories that I had before, now this My Favorites page has 59 columns. That makes it totally useless to me. I will never use it if you keep it as it is. It would be easier finding a story by googling than laboriously going through 59 columns and hundreds and hundreds of stories.
Furthermore, it appears to me that our own stories don't go into the My Favorites page. As I said, I did not want to put the great majority of mine there. But I am unhappy that you have taken away from us the right to Favorite our own stories for quick reference.
On top of that, the new My Favorites page has no means for removing a story. So if I wanted to take the time to pare it down to I would not be able to do that.
I would also point out that if a member is inclined to utilize this archive, having all rated up stories go into it could be a disincentive to rating up stories as readily as one did before the feature change.
Sentiments similar to mine here were expressed at EP Link and EP Link .
Please give us back the old option of creating our own Library of our own preferred size, an option that I enjoyed and found so useful, by restoring the Favorite button alongside the Rate Up button. Please allow us to Favorite our own stories once again. If you really are sold on us having this new robo-Rate-Ups page (which I have no use for) you could retain it and still give us back the old option of creating our own Library of our own preferred size by restoring the Favorite button alongside the Rate Up button.
conceptualclarity 51-55, M 13 Responses 23 Nov 11, 2012