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message 1: by Eva Marie (new)

Eva Marie (evamarie3578) | 755 comments This "author"- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... is actually two authors-

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... and
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

So, there are no more books listed here- can this be deleted? If so is this something I do or a super? Thanks!


message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Eva, usually "empty" author profiles can just be left alone and they'll be cleaned out of the cache eventually, but in this case you'd moved all of the books over but left the quotes and the fans. I merged the old profile with the first of the split profiles, which transferred the quotes and fans over. (It doesn't take a superlibrarian to do this -- any librarian can merge author profiles by changing the names to match exactly.)

I'd also recommend putting notes in both author bios that the authors are usually credited as the combined name, so that people who are looking for them know that they've found them!


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45034 comments Mod
Cait wrote: "they'll be cleaned out of the cache eventually"

Actually, no. But Otis says it doesn't matter.


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Any orphaned author with no books can always be combined with a real author, keeping the real author's name. That will get rid of the "authors" with no books.


message 5: by Eva Marie (new)

Eva Marie (evamarie3578) | 755 comments Thanks everyone- I did the notes because I knew someone would change it if they saw it seeing as how the covers say "Ashley JacQuavis" or "Ashley & JacQuavis" and sometimes both of their full names. I didn't think to switch this over to one of their names though so thanks- I'll remember that.


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