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message 1: by Gökhan (new)

Gökhan Bozkurt (gokhan) | 8 comments Hello,
As far as I know, as librarians, we are allowed to delete the exact same duplicate of an existing book with less than 5 reviews. And I had tried to delete the exact duplicate of an existing book (the exact same book, not an edition) Although it has NO REVIEWS nor ratings, I got the warning message of ''Only super-librarians can delete books with so many reviews'' (the book I tried to delete absolutely had no reviews/rating) What could be the reason? Is there anything that I misunderstood? what do you recommend in this kind of cases? Thanks.


message 2: by Cassandra (last edited Oct 03, 2017 08:47AM) (new)

Cassandra (cassanj) | 4919 comments Gökhan wrote: "Hello,
As far as I know, as librarians, we are allowed to delete the exact same duplicate of an existing book with less than 5 reviews. And I had tried to delete the exact duplicate of an existing ..."


It may have only 5 reviews, but it may have been shelved by readers more than 5 times, and that will prevent you from being able to delete it. Also, if it's the only edition of a particular book, you will not be allowed to delete it, either.

This would be the appropriate thread to request the merge- https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/.... You'll need to separate the book with the edition to be merged into (unless it needs to be merged with default), and then post in that thread explaining your request.


message 3: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20779 comments Also, the duplicate has to be combined with the merge target, see https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


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