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Book Issues > Please delete this book! (pt. 16) [Anyone requests; leave deletions for superlibrarians]

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message 1: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
New thread.


message 2: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Dec 24, 2012 04:20PM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Superlibrarian to merge this no isbn paperback edition that had an expected Sept. 2012 publication date at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

with the recent actual Sept. 2012 paperback edition that has the isbn info: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
zap!


message 4: by وردٌ (new)

وردٌ | 17 comments Can you please delete this duplicated edition?
It has more than 5 reviews so I can't delete it by myself.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...
Thank you!


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Merged.


message 6: by Dylan (new)

Dylan Brann | 2 comments http://www.goodreads.com/book/combine... - Can I have all the editions of Lifeline deleted so that I may start over and try re-uploading it? It is supposed to be just one book and none of the links seem to work. Why don't I have the power to delete my own uploads?


message 7: by Serkan (new)

Serkan | 27 comments Dylan wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/book/combine... - Can I have all the editions of Lifeline deleted so that I may start over and try re-uploading it? It is supposed to be just one book and none of the ..."

I deleted 2 of them and merged them into the remaining edition (because you had one review on one of the editions). You can just edit the remaining edition and you can change it to whatever you want.


message 8: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Dec 25, 2012 02:42AM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Links would have trouble working if isbn/asin/bnid/etc. numbers weren't accurate or were missing. Now that they are deleted, not sure if that was your issue or not.


message 10: by lafon حمزة (new)

lafon حمزة نوفل (lafon) | 3557 comments Puff!


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Debbie (Debbie Rice) wrote: "Links would have trouble working if isbn/asin/bnid/etc. numbers weren't accurate or were missing. Now that they are deleted, not sure if that was your issue or not."

None of the deleted editions had ISBNs.


message 12: by lafon حمزة (new)

lafon حمزة نوفل (lafon) | 3557 comments Slightly off-topic, but I don't think ASINs show up in the log after merges. Not like ISBNs do...


message 13: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Dec 25, 2012 07:30AM) (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
They don't. However, since the remaining edition has one, I'm guessing the deleted editions likely did not.

Edit: Actually, one did. I am re-adding it. Serkan, please DO NOT delete editions with an ISBN or ASIN, even if an author has requested it.


message 14: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Dylan wrote: "Why don't I have the power to delete my own uploads?"

Because when you (or someone on your behalf) deletes a book or an edition, it affects other users.


message 15: by Serkan (new)

Serkan | 27 comments rivka wrote: "They don't. However, since the remaining edition has one, I'm guessing the deleted editions likely did not.

Edit: Actually, one did. I am re-adding it. Serkan, please DO NOT delete editions with a..."


Opps sorry won't happen again. I thought the author added them manually. So he surely knows the ISBN's and ASIN's don't he?


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Even if the author added them manually, once a book is added to Goodreads we DO NOT delete it if it has a valid ISBN or ASIN, or if it has a unique cover, etc.

Even if the author requests it.


message 17: by Serkan (new)

Serkan | 27 comments rivka wrote: "Even if the author added them manually, once a book is added to Goodreads we DO NOT delete it if it has a valid ISBN or ASIN, or if it has a unique cover, etc.

Even if the author requests it."


Sure, sorry.


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Serkan wrote: "....So he surely knows the ISBN's and ASIN's don't he.."

Possibly not or not correctly entered if that was the reason book links weren't working; alternate explanation as to why links not working would be if editions were out of print (but, we don't remove out of print editions since a member may have bought and shelved—any more than we'd go visit people's houses and repossess out of print editions or ones with older covers).


message 20: by Dylan (new)

Dylan Brann | 2 comments Thanks for all the help! I will try and get to editing this later and let you know if I need any more help. The editions I used shouldn't be out of print, so I don't know why the links didn't work, but I'm going to try and manually fix those in the next couple of days and fix the single edition I have now. I was only curious about why we don't have the power to delete books ourselves as a matter of convenience for both parties involved I suppose. Anyway thanks for everything, I'll let you know if I need more help soon!


message 21: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Got 18.


message 22: by Yannis (new)

Yannis (yannis-v) | 34 comments http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16... & http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/67... The second one has put the first's ISBN13 in the ISBN10 It has to be merged or deleted!! Thanks!


message 23: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
zing!


message 24: by Yannis (new)

Yannis (yannis-v) | 34 comments rivka wrote: "zing!"

Thanks!!


message 25: by Yannis (new)

Yannis (yannis-v) | 34 comments Yannis V. wrote: "rivka wrote: "zing!"

Thanks!!"
*actually is it merging or just deleting ??


message 26: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Dec 25, 2012 03:37PM) (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Whenever possible, we merge, rather than just delete. That way any users who have the edition getting deleted will just get moved over to the edition being kept.


message 27: by Yannis (new)

Yannis (yannis-v) | 34 comments rivka wrote: "Whenever possible, we merge, rather than delete. That way any users who have the edition getting deleted will just get moved over to the edition being kept."

Ok thanks for the info !!


message 28: by Tezar (new)

Tezar Yulianto | 174 comments please delete this edition http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

because it's the same edition with http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) Superlibrarian please for http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76...

(Had author name as "Amy Tam" instead of "Amy Tan", title not matching cover and no isbn or other info.)


message 31: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Got 28, 29, 30.


message 32: by Mary Beth (new)

Mary Beth (lifelovebooks) | 31 comments superlibrarian needed to delete the book with no info

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43...,

with the actual book that has info

our-hidden-lives http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/93... They are the same book.


message 37: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments got 32 thru 36


message 41: by lafon حمزة (new)

lafon حمزة نوفل (lafon) | 3557 comments 38-40 done.


message 47: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Dec 26, 2012 08:26AM) (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
Ren wrote: "Please delete this :
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10..."


The cover appears to be different than the other edition's, so it stays. That applies to 42-46 -- each pair has different covers. The editions are also in different languages -- one of each is Japanese, and one Indonesian.


message 48: by Ren Puspita (new)

Ren Puspita (renpuspita) | 109 comments Actually its published by illegal publisher, so that's why its don't have any ISBN. Is it okay to enter books that published illegally?


message 49: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41973 comments Mod
If you believe a book is illegally published, please send information regarding that (with any evidence you may have) to support@goodreads.com.


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