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message 1: by Angel (new)

Angel | 17 comments It's possible I'm wrong, or Goodreads has a different policy, but I think the following authors sort wrong. It's something I noticed when I exported my library.

Mark del Frano (sorts by Franco) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

V. St. Clair (sorts by Clair) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Val St. Crowe (sorts by Crowe) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

L.E. Modesitt Jr. (sorts by Jr.) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

The following have special characters (nothing I did changed the characters, but I could see how this could be me?)

Caitlín R. Kiernan (shows up as Kiernan, Caitlín R. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Höst, Andrea K. (shows up with extra characters, apparently deleted my example, sorry) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...#

Daniel José Older (shows up as Older, Daniel José) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 2: by Moloch (last edited Jun 03, 2017 12:53AM) (new)

Moloch | 3175 comments I was able to fix only Val St. Crowe, the others are Goodreads Authors so only GR staff (not even librarians or superlibrarians) can edit their profiles.

You have to email support@goodreads.com with these requests: explain carefully what you need because in my experience I noticed that the support people don't know much about this librarian stuff, unfortunately (I was told I could edit GR Authors profiles myself or I could ask a librarian, while as I said this is not possible...)

Unfortunately, however, even if they fix them you'll see them sort properly on the "My Books" page, but the export file will still be wrong: as of today the export still ignores the new "shelf display name" field for authors: I have asked them to fix this https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

As for the special characters, on the edit page for these authors everything is normal, so this may be related to a recent bug that affects special characters ("&" and such) on the homepage, they are trying to fix it.


message 3: by Angel (new)

Angel | 17 comments Thanks for trying, the export file is what I was most fixated on.


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