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Book Issues > Please delete this book! (pt. 6)

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message 1: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
New thread!

Shiny!


message 2: by Cyn (new)

Cyn Armistead (technomom) | 159 comments Yay!

I combined 3 copies of this book, and was able to delete one of the two with no ISBNs - but now the other no-ISBN version is showing as primary, and I can't delete it.

Thanks!


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
Zap!


message 4: by Reid (new)

Reid (reido) | 14 comments rivka wrote: "New thread!

Shiny!"


Looks nice! Hey, from part 5: excuse my ignorance, but what's API?


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message 6: by Reid (new)

Reid (reido) | 14 comments rivka wrote: "Goodreads' API
Definition"

Thanks, I understand what API is now, I appreciate the info. Not to belabor the point, but you said something about using the API to import from Amazon; is that just a superlibrarian function? (I'm assuming you use Amazon's API and not GRs, is that right?)



message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
No, it's something Goodreads is set up to do any time someone searches for a book not currently in the GR database.


Reid wrote: "I'm assuming you use Amazon's API and not GRs, is that right?"

Correct. I was too lazy to find Amazon's API page. ;)


message 8: by Reid (new)

Reid (reido) | 14 comments rivka wrote: "No, it's something Goodreads is set up to do any time someone searches for a book not currently in the GR database.


Reid wrote: "I'm assuming you use Amazon's API and not GRs, is that right?"

Co..."


Got it!


message 9: by Cyn (new)

Cyn Armistead (technomom) | 159 comments Actually, that reminds me of a question I had - can we automatically add books from other sources? Say, Worldcat?

Thanks!
Cyn


message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
Amazon and Feedbooks. But most things on WorldCat are also on Amazon.


message 11: by Speakercoret (last edited Jul 18, 2009 12:17AM) (new)

Speakercoret | 9 comments please superlibrarian delete this book http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60...
it's has no rating, but i can't delete it. maybe because it has two reviews?
I'm sure it is the same book with http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...


thanks before


message 12: by Cyn (new)

Cyn Armistead (technomom) | 159 comments Thanks, Rivka. I hadn't ever seen Feedbooks before. I just acquired an upgraded, new-to-me PDA that's much nicer for reading ebooks than my old one, so I'm especially tickled!

(Will now stop the off-topic posts here)


message 13: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments Speakercoret - got it.


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

these two were already combined with the correct one, so please delete:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63...
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63...



message 15: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments Got them Ronny.


JG (Introverted Reader) | 480 comments Please delete this one and re-combine with Flickan som lekte med elden. Thanks!


message 17: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments took care of it


message 18: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
That was an odd one. Gone.


message 19: by Melody (last edited Jul 23, 2009 12:51PM) (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments You have to first make sure that it is combined with the other editions. Then the reviews will merge. I will delete it for you. And it's not a dumb question. :-)


message 20: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments It had been added by 4 people (I think put on their to read list)


message 21: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
Which is a good reminder: try not to delete a book without combining it with a valid edition first, even if it appears to have no reviews.


message 22: by Sherry (new)

Sherry (ssaccoliti) | 553 comments Please delete these (I have merge the authors and these have no ISBN's)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20...
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/79447
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53...

Thanks.


message 24: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments I got the first three. (One had a 1981 date for original 1980 and perhaps I should have left it, but it was otherwise a completely blank edition and I'm assuming that person figured they'd read the paperback/read it a year after publication. If I were in a different mode I might have left it or messaged the person, but by 1981 there should have been some more info on the edition page.



Sherry, What's an SU? (re your last post)


message 25: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments I think it's super user. super librarian.


message 26: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Ah, Thanks Melody. Sherry, That last one is gone too.


message 27: by Sherry (new)

Sherry (ssaccoliti) | 553 comments Thanks!


message 28: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Can some one take a look at these. They look to be links to Software programes added by
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19...

under author:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
They need a super to delete please


message 29: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments They should all go - and the user should be reported to Goodreads.


message 30: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments I deleted the books and the authors. Paula - will you send a link to Goodreads (the contact us link at the bottom of the page) asking them to delete him?


message 31: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
No need. I'll zap him.


message 32: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Great, thanks rivka as there seems to be an issue with the contact us link at the mo




message 33: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Jul 26, 2009 11:33AM) (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
Is there!? That's not good.

Hmm. I just tested it and it worked fine.

If you're still having trouble with it, email support AT goodreads DOT com.


message 34: by Steven (new)

Steven | 2 comments I can't delete this calendar:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48...

I get this message: "Only super-librarians can delete books with so many reviews."

Any super-librarians available to help?


message 35: by Melody (last edited Jul 28, 2009 05:29AM) (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments It doesn't need to be deleted (it will just come back since it has an ISBN number). It is set as Not A Book so people won't mistake it for a book and add it to their shelf. Nothing more needs to be done with it.

Edit: I deleted it and was going to add it back - but it stayed deleted - so - it's gone now.


message 36: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
Sometimes NABs do stay gone, especially if they are no longer listed on Amazon.


message 37: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
No, that one should NOT be deleted. I'm not sure why someone removed the ISBN's (I restored them), but that's the Canadian edition of the book.


message 38: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
I noticed it had been created by amazon.ca and got suspicious. So I checked the logs.


message 40: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments Got it JG


message 42: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13278 comments gone


message 43: by Foppe (last edited Aug 01, 2009 08:54AM) (new)

Foppe (0spinboson) | 39 comments please delete this, as it appears to be a very popular, but very pointlessly created, entry for the fagles translation of the Odyssey


message 44: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments I've deleted it and merged the reviews with the most popular Fagles translation.


message 45: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Please delete this link to software

I will flag the user account using the Contact us

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63...

User
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/22...


message 46: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Paula, The software is gone. The user might need a pm to explain that only books are to be entered into the Goodreads database.


message 47: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments I think it is a dummy user - last one of these I found rivka deleted the profile


message 48: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Ah, Thanks Paula. I guess Goodreads will delete the profile then. Thanks for noticing.


message 49: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 44982 comments Mod
Scummy spammers. Dragon tougue


message 50: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments nice !!!


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