Experiment BL626 Experiment BL626's Comments (member since Apr 10, 2011)

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Needs Fixing (24 new)
Mar 26, 2012 05:25PM

220 Kim wrote: "Maybe for ebooks but not physical. Would you want to count every word you read? And it will also create more disagreement about what words would count."

And we don't already have disagreement about what pages we would count? Pages are more misleading than word count, imo, because of font size, paper size, margin, etc. Look at this thread, we're having a disagreement about which page count from which epub format we should use. If we used word count, this wouldn't happen. There would be new problems, yes I agree, but it would be less problematic than page count imo.

Maybe we should have both a page and a word count field. More info doesn't hurt.
Alternate Cover (3 new)
Mar 26, 2012 04:37PM

220 Done. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Mar 26, 2012 04:13PM

220 Done.

ETA: Wrong cover that edition. You want this edition: The History of Rock  A Definitive Guide to Rock, Punk, Metal and Beyond by Mark Paytress
220 Done. If there's anything else you would like me to fix, speak up. =)
Needs Fixing (24 new)
Mar 25, 2012 10:52PM

220 Instead of pages, I wish we used word count. Hella easier that way.
Mar 24, 2012 03:06PM

220 Nenangs wrote: "i started to put notes including link to the new book (at the very start of description field) about the new cover edition whenever an author strongly to change the cover image instead of creating ..."

We only replace cover art if the existing cover art is of lower quality image being replaced with a higher one or if the existing cover art never belonged to that edition in the first place.
Needs Fixing (24 new)
Mar 23, 2012 08:26AM

220 1) Description changed
2) Cover replaced
3) Original publication date changed.
4) It should be 288 pages as settled in another Librarian thread. Some misguided Librarian ignored the Librarian's Note of another Librarian.
Mar 23, 2012 08:06AM

220 Combined.
Mar 21, 2012 12:07PM

220 Paula wrote: "Got 67"

Thank you for that. Please delete this one too: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13... ... Yeah, someone else it created the book page again for the second time.
Please delete (17 new)
Mar 21, 2012 11:14AM

220 JSWolf wrote: "Experiment BL626 wrote: "JSWolf wrote: "There's a problem here. I just looked at a book that's not yet been released and it has almost 5 stars. That's just wrong. Something really needs to be done ..."

I'll tell you what I told the other user who brought it up here and it's this: A zombie apocalypse is more likely to happen than Goodreads changing its rating system. Once that happen, then Goodreads will think about it... if they're not all zombies already. ;)
Mar 21, 2012 11:07AM

220 J.C. wrote: "Yeah, I have to say, as an author I find this frustrating. I changed the cover of the ebook edition of my book Rook: Allie's War, Book One to match that of the ebook that's currently for sale (on t..."

You're talking about me. I also said in that Librarian's Note that if anyone has an issue with this, then they should come here to this group and discuss it. However, if you truly find the "or you will be reported" line so threatening, then I apologize. I changed that part to "or your change will be reversed" now. Hopefully you will find it non-threatening.

As rivka said, we don't change covers on existing edition. We absolutely do not change covers simply for the fact because it look ugly or doesn't help sales or whatever. The times that we do is when the cover is inaccurate or we found a higher quality image for replacement. Goodreads is a book-cataloging website with an ability to sell ebooks, not a book-selling store that catalog books as a side feature.

That cover I plead people not to change is the accurate cover for that edition with that ASIN. Sorry if it bums you out. Moreover, we Librarians cannot control how normal users add edition or review which edition. What we Librarians do is keeping book records accurate. For that edition, I did just that.
Mar 20, 2012 11:00PM

220 Please delete this edition: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13... It is a duplicate of the 1st edition. Yes, the edition I want deleted has a different cover than the 1st edition it is duplicating but it is NOT an alternate cover edition. Someone simply took the cover from the 2nd Edition and slap on it there.
Mar 19, 2012 05:00PM

220 Done.
Mar 18, 2012 03:08PM

220 Mel wrote: "#7 was already in the database; fixed the title, page number and description.

I didn't added the review part from the comment because, as far as I know, reviews are not suppose to be added in the..."

No, you're right. No review whatsoever in the book description. Description is the key word, or else it would be 'book advertisement'.
Mar 15, 2012 10:18AM

220 Paula wrote: "If the series info is part of the original title title as in msg 25 and 26 then it should display consistently as per GR Standards in my opinion"

I see. But you can see where I am having problem with this. Because to me, original is original. It's not truly original anymore once it is effected by GR title convention. I guess we have a miscommunication about what original means.
Mar 15, 2012 10:07AM

220 Paula wrote: "Yes - "everywhere we display series information" includes that field.

If a series as others have indicated in other messages exist then the format of that should be consistent and since I am full..."

I thought rivka said the opposite, that it does preclude GR having and following standards? At least it's how I interpreted her comment in message #11 and how she didn't outright say how I was wrong in the first couple comments of mine when I answering Νατάσα about this issue.
Mar 15, 2012 09:32AM

220 Nada wrote: "Done"

Please do not that. We are only allowed to replace cover if there is no existing cover or the existing cover is of low image quality.

Natalie wrote: "I need a new book cover uploaded. My book is here..."

An Alternate Cover Edition has been created. I also noticed in the Librarian Change Log that you replaced the old edition's info with the new edition's info, specifically you changed what was supposed to be the Nook 1st Cover-Art edition into the Paperback 2nd Cover-Art Edition. Please do not that. Goodreads absolutely forbid updating book pages with new edition's info — we would make a new book page for the new edition. The Paperback 2nd Cover-Art Edition has its own book page now, please do not change the Nook 1st Cover-Art Edition.

The new cover edition will take precedence when more people have added it over the old cover edition.
Mar 15, 2012 09:11AM

220 Paula wrote: "GR has standards around formatting hence our use of the (blah blah, #1) in the series and for consistency I would want to use that format where ever we list a series."

Title field, yes. But in the original title field?
Mar 15, 2012 08:28AM

220 Vicky wrote: "Not necessarily formatted as such."

But I am talking formatted as such. Original title is original title, exempt from Goodreads' title conventions.

Sandra wrote: "Experiment BL626, some random examples, incl a pb..."

I see series' title as the subtitle. I do not see them in parentheses and with a comma in this "(blah blah, #1)" setting which proves my point.

This one: Carinian's Seeker (Vampire Council of Ethics, #1) by T.J. Michaels

Its *original* title should be "Carinian's Seeker: Book 1 of the Vampire Council of Ethics" based on the cover-art. I already mentioned in comment #16 about how some books include the series' title as their subtitle. The example I gave was actually a real book.

I'm sorry to say, Sandra, but all the examples you've given prove my point. None of those series' title as formatted this "(blah blah, #1)" way as part of their original title.
Mar 15, 2012 08:16AM

220 Roberto wrote: "MissJessie wrote: "1) Hyperlinks by nature are unstable. Static data are good, but the official URL's data will never be static no matter how much we want it to be."


Link is currently down... proving the point made. =P

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