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message 1: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5036 comments Sans Auteur

Some works need moving to Anonymous or Unknown, others have named authors that can be tracked down on WorldCat or similar.


message 2: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments bumping this. should this just be merged with unknown?


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
If we don't have any volunteers who want to try tackling some of the books first, yes.


message 4: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5036 comments The main reason I didn't merge with Unknown initially is that some fit as Anonymous instead, and fishing all editions out of Unknown/Anon is a nightmare IMO :)


message 5: by Philip (new)

Philip (burnnerman) | 5913 comments Reduced it by a few pages of books. Still a long way to go.


message 6: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5036 comments Philip wrote: "Reduced it by a few pages of books. Still a long way to go."

Any reduction is good, though, so thank you for your work so far! :)


message 7: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (legidget) | 5 comments Working on this now! I have a few hours free, so I'll see how much I can get done. :)


message 8: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey (legidget) | 5 comments I wasn't keeping close track but I think I edited around 100 titles. I'll be without internet most of the weekend but will be glad to continue contributing to this project next week!


message 9: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5036 comments Thank you :)


message 10: by Emy (last edited Dec 08, 2016 06:04PM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5036 comments Bump for various iterations of "No Author"

No Author
No Author Details
No Author Credited
No author listed
No author stated
No author.
No Author Listed.
No Authorship
No author - This is NOT a book


Many do/should have authors, but some will need to be listed as Anonymous or Unknown as appropriate (see their author descriptions if you're not sure of the difference).


☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 7238 comments by looking after the "no author" authors I came across this "author" https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...
Looks a bit like there's a reason for existing for that (all these "unknown book no xy" are there on purpose I assume?) but, what for?


message 12: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Dec 08, 2016 05:40PM) (new)

rivka | 45024 comments Mod
Lachgas wrote: "by looking after the "no author" authors I came across this "author" https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...
Looks a bit like there's a reason for existing for that (all th..."


Historical remnants.

When Amazon bought Goodreads, most remaining Unknowns from January 2012 were able to be restored using Amazon data. However, some small percentage no longer existed in the Amazon database or for other reasons could not be fixed. Some have been corrected since by tireless librarians. Others linger on.


☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 7238 comments ok that means if I'm bored at the weekend I can have a look into them and don't mess up a kind of "for deletion marked" category . If I can ad something useful it's fine, if not it's ok too.
Good to know :)


☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 7238 comments #10 the "no author" is done - for the moment. (some books got their matching authors now)


message 15: by Sherry (new)

Sherry (ssaccoliti) | 553 comments Unknown Author 692
Unknown Author 1

Many, many like this. All begin with Unknown Author and then a number.

This should keep many people busy for a long time... :(


message 16: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5036 comments Hi Sherry,

Those are the issues that Rivka is referring to in message 12. It's a separate issue to the authors listed above. Good luck though! :)


☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 7238 comments hm in the "no author" still 3 books are stucked and I don't know why (shouldn't be a caching issue after a few days... one of them had a "no author" edition which I changed today, but the other two... no idea)


message 18: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5036 comments All gone: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...

The front page is the most heavily cached part of the site AFAIK.


message 19: by Redangel333 (new)

Redangel333 | 256 comments I came across sans auteur as a second author in the author with dates project. Solved a few, but compared to the overall number it seems quite a lot of work to be left.


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