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message 1: by Sam (last edited May 08, 2014 08:10AM) (new)

Sam (samhandler) | 3 comments Is there a way to query multiple author IDs at the same time? Alternatively, is there a way to get full author information when requesting /review/list?

I am trying to get a couple author attributes for every author on a user's shelf and definitely don't want to hit the API dozens/hundreds/thousands of time for each user.

message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy (michaeleconomy) I don't think so. Which attributes are you trying to get?

message 3: by Sam (new)

Sam (samhandler) | 3 comments The big ones are born_at, died_at, and gender.

Now that I look at some of the single author API responses, I see that they aren't necessarily populated in every instance, unfortunately.

message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy (michaeleconomy) We can only show that data when we've got it.

Sorry it's inconvenient in it's current state.

message 5: by Sam (new)

Sam (samhandler) | 3 comments No problem -- not meant to be a criticism. Glad you guys are making the data accessible!

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