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message 2: by Frank (new)

Frank (frankss) | 47 comments #1 Done.


message 3: by Bookish (new)

Bookish | 19 comments Can you delete the page http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
thanks


message 4: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments #1 done fully. Frank - merge the authors once you've check the book covers to make sure they aren't published under the alternate name form. :)


message 5: by Bookish (new)

Bookish | 19 comments thanks


message 6: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13259 comments http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

I can not make these two author profiles merge. Anyone else want to give it a try?


message 7: by Emy (last edited Mar 25, 2013 10:25AM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments Melody wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

I can not make these two author profiles merge. Anyone else want to give it a try?"


Got it eventually. Added then deleted a 2! How bizarre. Leaving the book combines for you though :)


message 8: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13259 comments It was bizarre. Thanks for your perseverance.


message 10: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13259 comments They were books - not authors - but I merged them


message 11: by Terry (new)

Terry | 25 comments Oops....thanks.


message 12: by Zoe's Human (new)

Zoe's Human | 11 comments These are all the same author:

S.P. Meek (this profile has the most info about him)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Captain S.P. Meek
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Sterner St. Paul Meek
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

S. P. (Sterner St. Paul) Meek
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Sterner St. Paul
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

S. P. Meek
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Please let me know if I've posted to the wrong place (or if it's something I can fix my self but just didn't figure out). Thanks!


message 13: by Nada (new)

Nada (nada-sadek) | 1077 comments Author profiles merged


message 14: by Zoe's Human (new)

Zoe's Human | 11 comments Nada wrote: "Author profiles merged" Thank you.


message 16: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13259 comments Got 15


message 18: by Abcdarian (last edited Jan 25, 2017 06:35PM) (new)

Abcdarian | 20080 comments #17: Moved the book to your profile.


message 20: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments #19 Profiles merged.


message 22: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Piotr wrote: "Please merge the authors:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https:/..."


Profiles in different languages should never be merged.

That said, the first three all are English. I have merged the first two into John Damascene, because that was the most complete profile, and then changed that author name back to John of Damascus.


message 23: by Piotr (last edited Jan 21, 2018 05:26AM) (new)

Piotr | 224 comments So what? There should be 5 or more the same books with different profiles, when they have the same author?...


message 24: by lethe (last edited Jan 21, 2018 05:35AM) (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Piotr wrote: "So what? There should be 5 or more the same books with different profiles, when they have the same author?..."

See the Librarian Manual: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...

Users searching for the author name as it appears on their book should be able to find it in the catalogue. So author names in different spellings/alphabets should never be merged.

If there are books that do not have John of Damascus as primary author, please start a new thread requesting the name to be added. That is the only way to combine different editions/translations of the same book.


message 25: by Piotr (new)

Piotr | 224 comments So, what is the problem to add another names of the author?


message 26: by lethe (last edited Jan 21, 2018 06:32AM) (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Piotr wrote: "So, what is the problem to add another names of the author?"

Please start a new thread.

This thread is for simple, straightforward author merge requests.

Your new request is a time-consuming project, which has nothing to do with merging author profiles.


message 28: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments #27 merged


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