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message 1: by Nuno (new)

Nuno R. (cetian) | 8 comments Hello,

Can somone please combine:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
and
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

The translation is a book I own, that I purchased in a used books store, and I've added it. There are a few images (two at least) of the original book, that show up in google images, but I am very unconfortable with using unauthorized images. So that is why I did not complete the original book info that was already in Goodreads, by adding a cover.

Before coming here with this request, I did find a post explaing in full detail how to combine editions, and to my frustration it was impossible to "Check the box next to the titles that need to be combined" because there were no boxes. And I tried 3 different browsers and turned off add blocker.

Eventually I imagined this was something only librarians could do. If that is the case, please do me this favor. If it's not, I will gladly do it myself, if someone explains to me what I'm missing.

Thanks for your time,
Nuno.


message 2: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20808 comments The books are already combined.


message 3: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments You're right, combining existing editions is something only librarians can do. But if you know that another edition of the book you want to add is already in the database, instead of adding a new book you can click 'add a new edition' underneath the description of the existing edition. Then it is combined straightaway, no librarian needed.


message 4: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) yes, lethe has combined them.

Nuno, you are not a librarian and have no access to the combine page, that why you are not seeing any boxes to check.

She has also added a cover, and yes, we wouldn't just use google for covers, so good decision there. This is what we can use: https://www.goodreads.com/librarian_m...


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Ellie [The Empress] wrote: "yes, lethe has combined them. (...) She has also added a cover"

I didn't. Nuno did it. Where did you find the cover, Nuno?


message 6: by Empress (last edited Aug 15, 2015 08:29AM) (new)

Empress (the_empress) Ah, correct. I simply assumed so as he said he didn't finish the record.


message 7: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Nuno, are you still there?

If we don't know the source of the cover, I'm afraid we'll have to delete it.


message 9: by Renske (new)

Renske | 10991 comments 8 done, but please don't use a thread linked to an other book.


message 10: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Renske wrote: "8 done, but please don't use a thread linked to an other book."

To be fair, it isn't linked to another book :)


message 11: by Renske (new)

Renske | 10991 comments I think I looked to fast.


message 12: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Re #1-7, deleting the cover for now, until I hear from Nuno.
I did find this same cover on a publisher's website, but it's another name than is on the record: http://www.almedina.net/catalog/produ...


message 13: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Reverted the image deletion, as it apparently was Nuno's own scan (see https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... )


message 14: by Nuno (last edited Aug 31, 2015 05:48AM) (new)

Nuno R. (cetian) | 8 comments Thank you lethe.
For me it is really hard to keep track of forum posts. I had to do a search, just to know what happened with my recent request. That was the reason for the absence of response from me originally. I see the "Add to my update Feed" option down there, but something is wrong sometimes apparently. And there is no options to simply see my posts. Or if there is, I can't find it. Thank you so much for helping me.

edit: followed the tip by a user of using my user name in the search box and my forum posts show up! that's wonderful! Now I know how to keep up.


message 15: by Nuno (new)

Nuno R. (cetian) | 8 comments lethe wrote: "You're right, combining existing editions is something only librarians can do. But if you know that another edition of the book you want to add is already in the database, instead of adding a new b..."

Thank you for the tip, that will be my way of adding, and I will avoid making combine requests, in the future.


message 16: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments If you click on 'edit profile', you'll see a tab 'emails'. Scrolling down to the bottom of the page, you can specify to be notified by email or notification only (the g at the top of every page next to your user icon) whenever someone responds to a thread you started or commented on. Much easier to keep track of discussions that way :)


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