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message 1: by Ken (last edited Jul 14, 2018 10:00AM) (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=Th...+

I believe her name was Mary Muller. She wrote as "Mrs Muller" (with the umlaut over the U. There are almost as many authors that need combined, as their are duplicate books on that link.

Here is a link to her husbands Wikipedia page (that lists his wifes name Mary, and Americanized spelling options) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_...

Thanks in advance!

Also, I'm adding a few hundred books today, so I'll likely be back and will post here in this thread.


message 2: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

This title combined 5 books by at least two authors (george, and mary) under one title, and author. Mary should be added.


message 3: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=Th...

books one and two are the same, four through six are the same (and unique from the first two), and then there is a title that starts with the name "Melchizedek" listed three times on the first page of search results as well.

Thanks!


message 4: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=Er...

These two can be combined


message 5: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=Re...

These two as well.

Thanks!


message 7: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

The author for my edition is "Robert Boyle C. Howell". There are a few author variants, and duplicate books here as well.


message 8: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

Three books, and two authors to combine. One title omits "the". not sure if thats because of a print on demand version or something... but in any event I figured I'd point it out.


message 9: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

these two need some love. Thanks!


message 10: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

This one has a title issue. If I find any more I'll start a new thread for that.

However this is the bibliographic information I have:

Comfort, Philip W. New Testament Text and Translation Commentary: Commentary on the Variant Readings of the Ancient New Testament Manuscripts and How They Relate to the Major English Translations.

Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Could have been too long I suppose.


message 11: by Ken (last edited Jul 14, 2018 11:13AM) (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=An...

Two books, two authors to fix - one is a date name.

Also one of the book omits an author. These are the authors I have for that title:
Gray, Arthur R., and W. Lloyd Bev


message 12: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

Two books, but the authors need sorted out as well, one book lists the same man twice, and a girl that I don't have associated with the title in my posession and omits a guy that should have been there. The other title omits Mike Shamy.

Both authors according to my title are: Jim Peterson, and Mike Shamy


message 14: by Ken (last edited Jul 14, 2018 11:23AM) (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments three books combined :)

https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

Thanks!


message 16: by Arenda (last edited Jul 14, 2018 12:26PM) (new)

Arenda | 22165 comments #1-6 done
#7 From what I can find, his name was Boyte, not Boyle, but there were editions printed with Boyle, so I've combined everything under Boyte, and added Boyle as secondary author on the editions that had that version.
#8-15 done


message 19: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

Authors should be LeRoy Eims, and Randy Eims (GR lists "Randy with Eims" as author instead of "Randy Eims".


message 20: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=A+...

all three - there are lots of authors on this one.


message 21: by Ken (last edited Jul 14, 2018 11:52AM) (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=Hi...

the fuller titles, authors need love too.

Thanks!

Franklin is spelt with an N, not the M one has, the other two are using initials.


message 22: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

There is a date name author, and a couple titles that can be combined.

Thanks!


message 26: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

Date name author, and two books.

Thanks!


message 27: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=Hu...

Mrs. Taylor, Mrs Howard Taylor (Etc) should all be Geraldine Taylor.

Fredrick Howard Taylor is the other author. Some of them will surely need combined as well.

Thanks!


message 28: by Arenda (last edited Jul 14, 2018 01:11PM) (new)

Arenda | 22165 comments #18-26 done

#27 combined the editions from your search. This book was published as Mrs. Howard Taylor, so that name should be on the book.
I've linked to Geraldine Taylor in the profile of Mrs. Howard Taylor, and also the other way around.
Fredrick Howard Taylor has a profile with bio as Howard Taylor; the book from your search was published as Dr. Howard Taylor (no first name). Since someone has added bio's to these profiles, I've left them as they are.


message 29: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments Thank you Arenda!

https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=A+...

These are a possibility... not 100%


message 32: by Ken (last edited Jul 14, 2018 02:02PM) (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

Thanks!

The title I have lists the author as A. B. Bruce - I notice there are at least two author pages for him as well.


message 33: by Arenda (last edited Jul 14, 2018 02:10PM) (new)

Arenda | 22165 comments #29-31 done

#32 done; There is a scan of a 1892 edition online published with the full name, so I've combined these under Alexander Balmain Bruce


message 34: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...

The authors, and the titles can be combined. Thanks! :)


message 35: by Ismail (new)

Ismail | 2201 comments #34
author's profiles merged and books combined


message 36: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments Thank you Ismail!

These four need some love as well.

https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...


message 37: by Ken (new)

Ken (jsschrstrcks) | 780 comments The two McLeod books can be merged together, as can the two by broderick.

https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8...


message 38: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Price | 4 comments Help! I have a new book out, but because the title is credited to me with my middle name (or initial), the system believes it is not mine. Can we get this book added to my profile?
114125.Jonathan_Price
Title: Get Past the Tags!
Subtitle: How to Write (and Read) an XML Document
Author: Jonathan Reeve Price
Date: 2018
Publisher: The Communication Circle
ISBN-10: 0-9719954-9-4
ISBN-13: 978-0971995499

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Best,
Jonathan


message 39: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments #36 and 37 - looks like they are done

#38
Jonathan,
I corrected primary author name in line with the cover and added your profile name as secondary author to connect the book to your profile.

If you wish you can contact support and ask them to change your profile name to include the middle name ( and merge two profiles together) or you can leave it as is.


message 40: by Ismail (new)

Ismail | 2201 comments Olivia wrote: "#36 and 37 - looks like they are done

#38
Jonathan,
I corrected primary author name in line with the cover and added your profile name as secondary author to connect the book to your profile.

If ..."


Yes Olivia I think I'm done with 36 & 37, it's just some combining here or there. Thanks


message 41: by Helen (new)

Helen Arutyunyants | 6 comments Hello!

I've recently contacted Help on GoodReads, but unfortunately the situation only got worse (possibly due to the fact that the author in question writes only in Russian and it's difficult for English-speaking support to deal with and unknown language).

So the issue was as follows:
There is an author Елена Михалкова - whose profile used to be here (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...) It contained part of the authors works and there was also her blog (http://eilin-o-connor.livejournal.com/) attached to the profile, which a few people followed (including yours truly).
BUT! At the same time there was another profile for Elena Mihalkova (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...) - in fact the same author as Елена Михалкова, only transliterated - which contained part of the authors works and also duplicates of the books already added to Елена Михалкова's profile, causing a mess for the readers.
So I addressed help, asking to merge these two profiles so that searching for "Елена Михалкова" or "Elena Mihalkova" will take you to one and the same author, like searching for "Алексей Пехов" will take you to "Alexey Pehov" - where you can see both the original name in Cyrillic and the transliteration in Latin alphabet (see his page for the example).

Unfortunately instead of merging the result was purging - sorry for the rhyme. (( Now searching for "Елена Михалкова" brings you to "Elena Mihalkova", but the actual name "Елена Михалкова" is nowhere to be seen on the authors page. (( Since the author writes in Russian I suppose it's important for her name in Cyrillic to be present on her Profile and Book List pages.
Moreover, the books I added (two of them are duplicates, because I was naturally adding them to "Елена Михалкова"'s profile while they already existed on "Elena Mihalkova"'s profile) are now uneditable for me, so there are still duplicates in the author's book list.

So, to sum up the aforesaid.
Could you, please, change the author's profile so that it has the name of the author both in Cyrillic - "Елена Михалкова" and Latin transliteration - "Elena Mihalkova" (like, for example, Alexey Pehov's page has - the link to his page is in the previous paragraph). And also attach the Elena's blog back.
Alternatively (and possibly the less troublesome way - in case you have no Russian speaking Librarian who can do it correctly), could you allow me to do the correcting with the subsequent merging of the duplicate books?

Thanks for your patience - I know that I've written a lot, but I just wanted to explain everything in detail.


message 42: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Helen wrote: "Hello!

I've recently contacted Help on GoodReads, but unfortunately the situation only got worse (possibly due to the fact that the author in question writes only in Russian and it's difficult for..."


Helen,
does this author have any of the books translated or is she published only under Елена Михалкова?


message 43: by Helen (new)

Helen Arutyunyants | 6 comments Olivia, as far as I know (and I'm almost sure of it, as I follow her on Facebook and LiveJournal) none of her books have been translated, She publishes under Елена Михалкова and she's also known among her readers (there are some publications, too) as Эйлин О'Коннор.


message 44: by Olivia (last edited Jul 28, 2018 01:38PM) (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Helen wrote: "Olivia, as far as I know (and I'm almost sure of it, as I follow her on Facebook and LiveJournal) none of her books have been translated, She publishes under Елена Михалкова and she's also known am..."

I changed the profile name to Елена Михалкова.
If there are no books published in Roman language there's no reason for her to have a second profile for transliteration.

I also found 3 books to combine on her profile.
If there are any more please list them.

Thanks


message 45: by Helen (new)

Helen Arutyunyants | 6 comments Thanks, Olivia!
And now I discovered two more profiles of this author (one created completely incorrectly as the surname precedes the first name)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
and the other is Эйлин О'Коннор - which is Елена's old pen-name. (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...)

Could you merge them with Елена Михалкова's profile as well?

Also when you merge the profiles, you'll discover a duplicate -
Жизнь под чужим солнцем (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...) which has very little information.
and another
Жизнь под чужим солнцем (Расследования Даши Прониной, #2) (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...)
which has a more detailed description.
Could you merge them as well?

Sorry for bothering you, but it's sometimes so difficult to find the books you need when there's such a mess...


message 46: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments Helen wrote: "Thanks, Olivia!
And now I discovered two more profiles of this author (one created completely incorrectly as the surname precedes the first name)
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show......"

Hi,
I merged the first profile and the duplicated edition.

Эйлин О'Коннор should remain a separate profile, as this name was used on the covers. All books on this profile are also linked to the main profile.
This is a separate pen name and is listed on the main profile as such.


message 47: by Helen (new)

Helen Arutyunyants | 6 comments Thank you, Olivia.
I've got another question about this author but not sure if I can ask it here or create a different thread.
She's got two series - a major one, and a smaller series, containing two books so far. But not all the titles of books belonging to the series are marked as part of the series. Should I create a different thread for that or...?


message 48: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (livka) | 7927 comments I think it would be best to create a new one, as it's not related to the subject of this one :)


message 49: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Price | 4 comments Thanks a lot!
#38
Jonathan,
I corrected primary author name in line with the cover and added your profile name as secondary author to connect the book to your profile.

If ..."


message 50: by Goran (new)

Goran | 181 comments Some books are writen in Latin and some in Cyrillic alphabet, so was the author name, but it is same one.
Is it possible to correct it?

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


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