all this sounds great, but I'd like to be able to pick & choose, or "opt in/opt out" of what we share
Sure. All of this information is specific to you and is completely hidden from other users. Only you can see your personal dashboard.
Since a new search feature was mentioned, I'll give my two cents. How about the ability to search the caption to find specific books? For example, someone might be looking for 30-cent price variants, or DC Universe UPC variants, or certain Dell'Otto covers. Usually this info is found in the caption, so searching through the caption would be helpful. It would help the casual buyer find books without having to take the time to build a wishlist.
Good suggestion. I'll see if we can include the caption in search.
1) That could get to be a very, very long page for someone with a large number of titles. Will it be a single page and user just has to scroll down OR will there be a set number of titles per page with a picklist that will allow the user able to select # of titles to display?
Right now we're debating on paging the results or including a "Load More" button at the bottom. The number of results displayed isn't determined yet. We could also do an infinite scroll that would populate as you reach the bottom of the results. Issue lists will also have an Issue Jump option.
I know CCL works with paging right now. Would you guys rather have an infinite scroll / load more?
2) One of the complaints / issues I've seen mentioned a number of times is the Gaps section of the current software. Members have stated that they may not care about 2nd print or signed variants or other variants. To that member, they only care they have 1 of that numbered issue. Currently, the Gaps view would show them all of the variants as gaps. Some type of setting to control what the Gaps count actually means would be useful - example: option 1 would be count all variants and option 2 would be count single issue numbers without an issue in collection. Let me know if you would like me to clarify.
This is a great suggestion. Just talked to Joe about how we could implement this. We think it would be cool to have a rocker switch called "Essentials" that's displayed on any issue list. When toggled on it would only show the A issues. This would apply to All, Owned, Gaps, Wishlist and My Store issues.
3) I'd like a single place - doesn't need title lists, images, etc. - to show me the total # of titles in my collection (across all categories), the total # of issues in my collection (across all categories) and then have the ability to drill down.
We will definitely show the total # of items for each category. You'll be able to click into each category and see those titles and items. You'll also be able to create an "All Items" report that you can export, it will include every category.