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message 1: by Imix (new)

Imix | 4 comments Where is option to merge genres/shelves synonyms names?

There are many duplicated shelves for example:

sci-fi http://www.goodreads.com/genres/sci-fi
science-fiction http://www.goodreads.com/genres/scien...
scifi http://www.goodreads.com/genres/scifi
sf http://www.goodreads.com/genres/sf

they were merged to one:
http://www.goodreads.com/genres/scien...

when we enter http://www.goodreads.com/genres/sci-fi
we will be redirected to http://www.goodreads.com/genres/scien...


Where is this option? How can I do that?
This can be done only with genres, but not with shelves?

Can you put this option there where we edit genres/shelves ( http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/edit_s... ) ?


message 2: by vicki_girl (last edited Sep 24, 2012 10:41AM) (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments This can only be done by GR staff AFAIK.


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Actually, it is not done at all. They can be linked via the genre feature, but merging would force renamed shelves on users, and we absolutely do not do that.


message 4: by Ugur (new)

Ugur (ugur_basak) | 9 comments Is it possible to merge the shelves below, like science-fiction

Main shelf will be turkish-literature and türk-edebiyatı shelf will be merged to turkish-literature.


message 5: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments No, genres are really shelf names by merging you would be changing the name of the shelf a user created to catalog their books


message 6: by Ugur (new)

Ugur (ugur_basak) | 9 comments actually I mean the functionality which is currently used in science-fiction genre page.

Tags
Tags contributing to this page include: science-fiction, fiction_speculative_sciencefiction, fiction--sf, sci-fi, science_fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, sf, and tag--sci-fi



message 7: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5029 comments OK, HOPEFULLY türk-edebiyatı is a match with turkish-literature, as per your example of Science Fiction. Should be live now but give it 48 hours and then shout if it's no good?


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