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Issues with Quotes > Please edit or correct or delete this quote. (part 2)

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message 301: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Got both.


Banjomike | 5020 comments Please can a super change the attribution for this quote:

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

to:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
in this work:
P.S. I Love You
although he credits his mother.

Our friends at Quote Investigator have checked this one as well. The earliest reference seems to be 1990!

http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/09/...


message 303: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Got it.


Banjomike | 5020 comments Please can a super change the attribution of this first quote from John Lennon:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

to:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
the book:
Phrynette Married

and then merge it with this other version which already has the correct attribution:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

AND THEN, probably, change the text to:
"Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time".


Laura Burks (goodreadscomlauraburks) | 7 comments I have some quotes added for my book (Altered) that I added under my name - Laura Burks. Here's my problem, I only put Laura Burks and not Laura Burks, Altered. How can I add my book title after my name. I want the quotes to come up listed for my book and not just me.
Thanks!


message 306: by Stephen (last edited Apr 13, 2012 12:38PM) (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 298 comments actually the problem is that your name should not have author as part of it.

I'll fix the attributes by on your quotes by making sure that they show Laura Burks as the author and the book as Altered. But since you're a goodreads author you should merge the "Laura Burks author of Altered" into your regular author profile, or ask a superlibrarian to do it.


Laura Burks (goodreadscomlauraburks) | 7 comments How do I fix that? On my other quotes, all I have is Laura Burks. Only one did I put the correct wording: Laura Burks, Altered. I have several to fix.


Stephen (Havan) | 298 comments I've cleaned up all your quotes. Lemme know if you see anything that's still incorrect. I'll post a request in the goodreads librarians forum to merge the incorrect profile into yours.


Laura Burks (goodreadscomlauraburks) | 7 comments Stephen...thank you so much. I was going crazy trying to fix it myself. Have a great weekend! :)


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rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Got 311.


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rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Gone.


Extremo_delirio (extremodelirio) | 3 comments This quote is from "The Hunger Games" (book 1)
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

Thanks!


Paula (Paulaan) | 4561 comments got 320 and 321


message 317: by Banjomike (last edited Apr 23, 2012 06:46AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5020 comments Can a super do a tweak on this one.
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...
The actual quote from the book is very different
"Let me say this: bein a idiot is no box of chocolates."

The version from the film WAS written into Gump and Co which is more of a sequel to the movie than to the first book:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68...

So I suppose you could either change the text to the correct quote OR change the book. I prefer the correct version


message 318: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Banjomike wrote: "I prefer the correct version"

But I suspect the 400+ users who have shelved it would not. Changed it to the second book.

You could always add the correct quote from the first book as well.


Banjomike | 5020 comments rivka wrote: "Banjomike wrote: "I prefer the correct version"

But I suspect the 400+ users who have shelved it would not. Changed it to the second book.

You could always add the correct quote from the first bo..."


Well, I PREFER the original version but not by much. I like the movie version even less now that I know that it was, apparently, invented by the movie makers.

If I hadn't read both books we would have deleted the quote entirely. There is a moral there somewhere.


message 320: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Banjomike wrote: "If I hadn't read both books we would have deleted the quote entirely. There is a moral there somewhere."

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

No, that's not it . . .


Brandon (bwilliamsreading) | 2 comments Can someone please fix this for me:

I added a quote from my book, but it only attributed it to me and not my book. Ideally I'd like it to be: Brandon Williams, Teenage Rewrite. I've had it work for quotes in the past, but it didn't this time for some reason.

Here's the quote link:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...
Book link:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...


message 322: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Fixed.


Brandon (bwilliamsreading) | 2 comments Rivka: Thank you!


Stephen (Havan) | 298 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

Please modify this quote to show that it's from Slaughterhouse five


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rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Fixed.


Kathy | 1 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/... I am almost 100% that this quote is from the Focus Features film, rather than the novel.


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Stephen (Havan) | 298 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

please add the tag regrets to this quote


message 329: by Stephen (last edited Apr 25, 2012 09:34PM) (new)

Stephen (Havan) | 298 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

Please add the tags introspection
and self-discovery
to this quote


Stephen (Havan) | 298 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/802
please add libraries as a tag to this quote


message 331: by Banjomike (last edited Apr 26, 2012 01:47AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5020 comments Nothing like #333 is in the book, so it needs deleting.

Other versions for deleting.
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

and two others already purged.


vicki_girl | 2754 comments Got 334 - 337.

I did do a search on gutenberg, and did not find a quote even similar #333. However, I left 333 and 338 for someone else since I am not familiar with the text of that book.


message 333: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 22361 comments Mod
Got 333 and 338.


Paula (Paulaan) | 4561 comments Done - this Paul Hoffman is Paul^^Hoffman where ^=space


Victoria (vikidi1) | 1 comments thanks


~♥*Marianna*♥~ (what stays is dry bones) (marigam) | 6 comments This seems like a post from someone's description which includes Pablo Neruda's quotations and not a quote by an author. However it has been liked by 210 people. Should it be deleted?


Melody (runningtune) | 5269 comments (344) It included 3 of Pablo Neruda's quotes. I merged it with one of them.


message 338: by Melody (last edited May 02, 2012 05:14AM) (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 5269 comments Can anyone get this author to be a "clickable" listing? Jane Austin is certainly in the database - and shows up in the author field when you edit - but when you select "Jane Austin" and save - it is not a link to her profile. I have encountered a few like this.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

Sorry - forgot the link


Paula (Paulaan) | 4561 comments Melody wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...
Here's another example."



mm interesting, I got it clickable by editing, added 1 (anything)then reedited and it is clickable


Melody (runningtune) | 5269 comments So did you gave trouble with it at first?


Melody (runningtune) | 5269 comments The Jane Austin one is still not right.


Melody (runningtune) | 5269 comments I corrected the spelling (Jane Austen) and it worked. Still doesn't explain why it wouldn't accept "Jane Austin" since it was in the database.


Paula (Paulaan) | 4561 comments Yes - had trouble with it first, did not do the Jane Austen one, incase you wanted to test it out aswell


Melody (runningtune) | 5269 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

Here's another one I can't make clickable.


vicki_girl | 2754 comments Well, I got it to work, but it was a little troublesome at first.

I started out trying my normal tactic. I deleted the last couple letters, let it search, and then selected the author name from the drop-down list. When I saved, the name still wasn't clickable.

However, when I added a number and then saved, like Paula suggested above, it created an new clickable author name. I was then able to go back and correct the author name, which was then clickable.

Seems like some sort of weird bug, but at least there's a work-around. :S


Melody (runningtune) | 5269 comments Smart.


Lobstergirl | 3558 comments Please merge this quote, which is incorrect,
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

into this one, which is correct.
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

(the quote is Parker's answer when asked to use the word horticulture during a game of Can-You-Give-Me-A-Sentence?, as quoted in You Might as well Live by John Keats (1970))


Keith (kgf0) | 164 comments Merged, corrected, and attributed 356.

(And here I thought I was the first one to come up with that pun. Shoulda known better.)


willaful Someone asked me to edit this quote, and I can't. (Which is odd because I've done it before and it only has one like.) It just needs to have "ware" changed to
"aware."

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/searc...


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