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Book Issues > Goodreads Author profiles needing merging BY GR STAFF pt. 23

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message 1: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32927 comments Mod
New thread.

Reminder: Please only list authors in this topic who need to be merged by a GR staff member. That is, when one of the profiles has been claimed by the GR-member author.

Do not list authors for disambiguation, authors who are deceased, or authors needing merging where neither profile has been claimed.

Posts that do not belong in this thread may be deleted.

Also note: Blank profiles (no books, fans, quotes, etc.) will not be merged. They will be left for the cleanup script.

Please only post the links, and -- if necessary -- additional information we need to understand the reason for the request. Examples of additional information that is useful and fine to include: a link to the author's official website showing all the books in question (especially if they have a common name); note that the books all have [name] on the covers; explanation of why they should be combined even though they are two distinct genres, etc.

Please do not editorialize, comment on other users' behavior, etc. If your request doesn't make sense without such comments, please use the contact link instead of posting in this thread.

Posts that contain such editorializing will be deleted. If you are not sure whether your additional information falls under this criteria, please use the contact link instead of posting in this thread.


message 21: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (GreenFairy429) | 4 comments I was contacted by an author about merging his two profiles on Goodreads.

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

^ That is the profile that he actually uses. However, he does not use the dot after the middle initial. And is saying that it won't sync with his Amazon author account because the dot is in it.

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

^This is how is name is supposed to be written. But, this is not the profile he uses.

What he's wanting is to have the reviews from the second profile attached to the first profile. The second profile deleted. And the dot removed from his middle initial on the first.


message 22: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32927 comments Mod
Re 21: The two profiles can be merged, and will be the next time this thread is worked on by staff. However, the dot will stay, as per Goodreads policy on author names containing initials: https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/6...


message 23: by Andrés (new)

Andrés Ruiz Hi! This two profiles need to me merged, first is the profile the author actually uses and the second one was added by mistake.

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

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


message 25: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 32927 comments Mod
Kate wrote: "Hi, the author contacted me - he has 2 GR author profiles, one with his name in Bengali characters and the other in English, and would like both profiles under the English name"

We do not merge author names in different languages. https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...
Authors with books published in multiple languages should have their names dealt with similarly to those with pen names. All editions should have the primary author name as the standard or most common Roman (that is, English-language) version of the author's name. Editions published under another spelling of the name or the name in another language should have that name listed as the secondary author. Different editions of a book not having the same primary author can cause quite a few distinct problems. Please keep the primary author for all editions of a work the same.



message 26: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (GreenFairy429) | 4 comments rivka wrote: "Re 21: The two profiles can be merged, and will be the next time this thread is worked on by staff. However, the dot will stay, as per Goodreads policy on author names containing initials: https://..."

I will let the author know about it. Thank you.


message 27: by Sofi, Goodreads Expert (new)

Sofi (sofimch) | 369 comments Mod
Should be complete up to #24


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