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Feb 08, 2011 03:44PM

220 This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For wrote: "I believe the answer will be "no", but are there any good reasons to consider adding a second box/field for series numbering...a primary one for the "numbering" and a second one for "extra info", t..."

It looks cleaner that way. Not sure if it would otherwise help or hinder.
Feb 07, 2011 04:31PM

220 Ken-ichi wrote: "I'm still curious about the ancillary-material-in-a-series question, though. "

Isn't that almost series dependent? I know at least one series that only has one ancillary book, but there are obviously other series that have all sorts of ancillary material.

In an ideal world, I'd love three views of a given series. One that covers only the core books. A second that adds in the shorts. And a third that adds in anything even loosely related - including third party commentary on the series. Of course that doesn't handle series that branch off. You'd almost want more views to handle something like that.

If there are plans to eventually let us rate and review series, I think we'd want to rate and review the core series, not any of the ancillary material. So, from that point of view you'd want to separate off the ancillary material.
Feb 07, 2011 04:05PM

220 Personally, I like the way it's working now. Only showing whole numbers shows the main books, but hides shorts, omnibus editions, and other add-ons.

As for books that aren't ordered at all, just display the first 7 as they are listed on the series page.
Cover artists? (7 new)
Feb 05, 2011 02:27PM

220 Last I heard, we don't include cover artists in the author fields, but can include them in the description field.
Feb 04, 2011 10:35PM

220 I don't believe it is currently possible to merge lists. Sounds like that "it will be merged eventually" was wishful thinking.
Jan 31, 2011 10:25PM

220 They should be grandfather and grandson going by their names alone. It goes senior, junior, then the third. My brother-in-law has the silly naming convention going on in his family.
Jan 26, 2011 09:32PM

220 I kind of like it. It shows the non-bilingual reader what the second language is in a glance.
220 I think having a single thread would give us a cleaner interface, it would eliminates dead threads that have little archive value, and it would keep people from opening threads just to see that they've already been handled.

There were 12 such threads (from one user) the day I posted this suggestion. Those 12 threads could have been handled by one post in one thread.
220 Is there a particular reason why page numbering requests are the only thing we encourage multiple threads on? I think it would be more efficient to have one thread just like we do with "please delete this book", "this author needs help", and "please correct this quote".
Policing Quizzes (73 new)
Jan 20, 2011 02:23PM

220 I don't believe quizzes can be undeleted.
Jan 20, 2011 02:22PM

220 Cait wrote: "Under our current guidelines, a story published in a magazine (online or in any other format) should not be listed as a book; however, the same story put online by itself (or printed, recorded, or released in some format) would be listed as a book. "

That was my understanding. Online short stories are treated like eBooks. Magazines, on the other hand, are discouraged.
Jan 19, 2011 04:33PM

220 As far as I can tell, they broke up the book differently each time, therefore none of those can be combined.

It might be clearer if the same primary author was used for all editions. I'm not familiar enough with the work to know who is considered the primary author.
Jan 18, 2011 10:27PM

220 Ah. Thanks, anyway.
Jan 18, 2011 03:03PM

220 This will probably require a staff member, as one of the authors is a GR author.

The Amanda Ashley that is a GR author has 2 spaces. But, as far as I can tell, the non-GR author has only written one book. The two should really be swapped so that new imports are going to the correct author more often than not.

No idea how "do-able" that is, but I thought I should suggest it.
Jan 17, 2011 07:39PM

220 Okay. Just my luck that the first one I stumble upon to try is the more complicated type.
Jan 17, 2011 02:30PM

220 Once again, how do we handle Goodreads authors?

Here's an example:

At least one of the books currently listed with the non-Goodreads author, belongs to the Goodreads author.

If we are no longer maintaining the disambiguation list, how do we know how many spaces a Goodread's author uses?
Jan 15, 2011 09:28PM

220 If I'm understanding your question correctly, some new or yet to be released books are missing a description, but have a description under the First Reads Giveaway feature. If that is true, I see no reason you shouldn't copy the information into the description box, assuming it's a valid description.

If the book is a "placeholder" the publisher-approved description will show up when the book is official imported from Amazon or B&N.
Jan 14, 2011 11:57PM

220 Oh, how do you get to that page with a Goodreads author, since their profile isn't editable?
Jan 14, 2011 11:54PM

220 Cool tool. I don't have anything to change at the moment, but it looks a lot easier to handle.
Jan 14, 2011 11:50PM

220 Paula wrote: "To add to Cait's message 8, the photo's that display are all for the first profile "

If you look at that example, the author links are different, but both use the more popular Christine Feehan's picture.

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