* see if I still have a book
* how many books of a given author I have lying around
* see how many physical books I have "in common" with another site member
Sometimes, however, a query for a very generic title or author times out - this leads me to believe that my search goes through all the books in the bookcrossing database and not only mine - my shelf only has some 15 pages, it couldn't take that long .. could it?
If my assumption is right, I was wondering whether it would be possible that, when the "my shelf only" is ticked, queries be limited to own shelf before the search, and not after it, to avoid strain on the main database and of course to get rid of the pesky timeout.
Error: There was an error processing your search. Please check your input and try again. (BookSearch: S)
[Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.]