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Sebastian Hallmann | 3 comments Hi together,

I am wondering why added editions with different languages can't be found by the search. I'm reading Graham Mastertons "Trauma" right now. The German edition is called "Das Insekt". Well, this edition hasn't been added to GR so I did that - and I combined it with the original edition. So far, so good.

Translation: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Original edition: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Now the problem. When I search for the German edition with the Android-app (normally I don't use the homepage for adding books to my account) it only finds the English edition. Did I do something wrong when I combined these both editions?

Another example is "Power Down" by Ben Coes.

Translation: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Original: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...

Same problem (with the difference that I didn't combine the editions by myself, somebody else did).


message 2: by Eline (last edited Feb 05, 2014 12:42PM) (new)

Eline (justamistake) | 147 comments Did you check for other editions? Because as far as I know it just shows the most populair one when you search for a book. This is most often the English one. Because when I click on 'other editions' I am able to find it.


Sebastian Hallmann | 3 comments As I said, the problem only appears while using the app for Android. Search with ISBN works fine. Barcodescan works, too. But searching for the title only brings the english edition. And in the app I don't see anything like "other editions"


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Eline (justamistake) | 147 comments Oh, I can't help you with that. Maybe someone else can?


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Nina | 426 comments I don't have any app.. so I can't say. Only know that through the website on the computer, I had no probs at all to find the German version.

I do know, when posting on Facebook, it always gives the most popular version, not the one you're reading. Maybe there's similar things going on with the Android apps?


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rivka | 42057 comments Mod
This is not a Librarians Group issue, but one for the Feedback Group. Librarians can help with issues pertaining to specific book records or most related issues, but have no control over general site functionality or related issues. Closing thread.


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