bobrobboy: May 2008 Archives
It's true. WorldCat.org is having a few issues with lists disappearing. The now-you-see-it-now-you-don't trick that lists have been playing on us lately should be resolved in a couple of days. We've isolated the problem and have prepared a couple of fixes.
Don't worry if you're experiencing this problem. We are not losing your lists, we're just having trouble displaying them. As soon as this is resolved all of your lists will be available and should function normally.
If you haven't seen this issue, what happens is that your list of lists will disappear. For instance my list of list should be here:
If you go to that page you may (or may not) see my list of 20 or so lists. The lists themselves are still there even if you can't see them. For instance my list of "Radio Shows from WorldCat's Long Tail" is always accessible even if my list of list is not showing up.
This problem appears in the drop-down menu from the search result page and the item page which can make it difficult to add items to your lists.
New lists will likely appear if you happen to create one; however creating a new list could cause your old lists to run through the disappearing act.
Again, rest assured that we'll get your lists back in order as quickly as possible, and even improve a few things along the way. (Have you checked out our new reviews and ratings yet? Here's an example from my profile. Give them a whirl and let us know what you think.)