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message 1: by Steffi (new)

Steffi Ich edited an entry about a book and corrected a spelling mistake in the name. Thus the author was automatically combined with the author of the same name, but it's another person. How can I separate the German author Thomas Harlan (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...) from the American Thomas Harlan who lives in Tucson (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...)?


message 2: by Renske (new)

Renske | 10805 comments We separated author with the same name by adding extra spaces between their name, so the American author is Thomas^Harlan (with ^= space) And the German is Thomas^^Harlan. I moved the book to the other profile.


message 3: by Steffi (new)

Steffi Thank you very much. But can it be found when somobody looks for Thomas Harlan with one space?


message 4: by Renske (new)

Renske | 10805 comments For the search function the spaces don't matter.


message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Carey | 4 comments Interesting, I too also have that issue with my own name. There is another Michelle Carey, her books are technical, while mine are African American romance. Can these be separated too?


message 6: by ☕ Lachgas ♿ (last edited Oct 02, 2017 01:31PM) (new)

☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 6182 comments they could.
it's always helpful if you provide links to the books we should move
removed three (with their editions, but wasn't exactly sure about the other two)


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 6661 comments Renske wrote: "For the search function the spaces don't matter."

Spaces don't matter in the main search, but do in the add book/author search.


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Carey | 4 comments Lachgas wrote: "they could.
it's always helpful if you provide links to the books we should move
removed three (with their editions, but wasn't exactly sure about the other two)"


Here are my books: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

Everything else belongs to the other Michelle Carey
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 6182 comments #8 moved them all
(if that happens to frequently you can ask support to give you another than the current default profile (all automatic imported books go there, that is why they are suddenly in your profile))


message 10: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Carey | 4 comments Lachgas wrote: "#8 moved them all
(if that happens to frequently you can ask support to give you another than the current default profile (all automatic imported books go there, that is why they are suddenly in yo..."


Okay thanks! Appreciate it.


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