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Carol [Goodreads Addict] | 220 comments Can you merge these two author's pages, one is correct and one is an incorrect spelling. Thank you.
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


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lethe | 13747 comments Reposted in the appropriate thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Balint Horvath | 56 comments Please merge the following two profiles:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

The author's family name is Bereményi.

Also please merge the books:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


message 4: by Balint (last edited Nov 23, 2019 03:18AM) (new)

Balint Horvath | 56 comments Please merge what I've written in my comment above.


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Balint Horvath | 56 comments Please merge the following two author pages:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

The author's family name is Kőrösi.


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Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments #3/4 done


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Balint Horvath | 56 comments Olivia wrote: "#3/4 done"

Shouldn't the family name come second, i.e. Géza Bereményi instead of Bereményi Géza?


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Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments This is how the name is listed on all the covers.
I don't think there's a rule that states the first name needs to be listed first, but there is a rule saying that author names should be listed as on the covers.

Happy for someone to correct me if I'm wrong.


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Balint Horvath | 56 comments Olivia wrote: "This is how the name is listed on all the covers.
I don't think there's a rule that states the first name needs to be listed first, but there is a rule saying that author names should be listed as ..."


I'm not sure which rule you are referring to. Is this the one?
"When editing or adding information for a book written by an author with multiple names, enter the author's name as it appears on the front cover as the primary author."
https://help.goodreads.com/s/article/...

This is about editing books, not author profiles.

I couldn't find any rule so far that restricts the name order on author pages in this case.

So I think, it is ok for now.

Thanks for the merge.


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Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments #9 done


message 12: by lethe (last edited Nov 25, 2019 02:39AM) (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Olivia wrote: "This is how the name is listed on all the covers.
I don't think there's a rule that states the first name needs to be listed first, but there is a rule saying that author names should be listed as ..."


Preferred order is Firstname Lastname. Translated Hungarian authors are also listed that way.

The 'as on the cover' rule refers to people being able to find the specific names (alphabets, alternative spellings). For searching, it doesn't matter which is the name order.

@Balint, please start a new thread in future, instead of adding to one that is several years old.

ETA Changed https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... to Firstname Lastname. Also corrected the 'sort by name' and 'shelf display name' fields, which were sorted on Géza instead of Bereményi.


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