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message 1: by Ivan (last edited Nov 30, 2018 12:42PM) (new)

Ivan | 75 comments Hello

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

I have added a book but I don't know why it shows "Platón" instead of "Platon" (that is Croatian for Plato, obviously). Much better would be to put the English spelling "Plato" so it can pick up the information about the author in "About" section.

Thank You


message 2: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13665 comments Plato should be the primary name on all editions, to make combining possible. The name as on the cover should be added as a secondary author.

Unfortunately it is not possible to distinguish between single-name authors, so Platon and Platón (both correct spellings in different languages) will end up on the same profile.


message 3: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 23225 comments Added Plato & combined.


message 4: by Ivan (last edited Nov 30, 2018 07:03PM) (new)

Ivan | 75 comments In my request above I actually asked you to replace "Platon" with "Plato" because I added "Platon" by mistake. If I knew "Plato" should be the primary name I wouldn't have done that. Could you please delete that entry so it stays only the primary name, because I made it by mistake, and it is completely unnecessary to have both spellings?

Thank You


message 5: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 23225 comments Sorry Ivan, we keep both Plato & Platon. Plato so it can be combined, and Platon as that is on the cover, that is GR policy.


message 6: by Ivan (last edited Dec 02, 2018 04:41AM) (new)

Ivan | 75 comments Ok, but then at least correct "Platón" to "Platon". This a Croatian translation, we do not use letter ó, on the cover it says "Platon" with an o.

Thank You


message 7: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 23225 comments I'd love to Ivan but it won't let me change it :(


message 8: by Arenda (last edited Dec 01, 2018 02:48AM) (new)

Arenda | 19997 comments It is possible to disambiguate single author names, see https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Recently there was a discussion about Platon/Platón: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... and separate profiles were created. Since a lot of the books on the Platón profile should actually be Platon, I've made Platon the default author. I will check the books on the Platón profile and correct where needed.

I've corrected the author on the book linked in message 1: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


message 9: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 23225 comments Thank you Arenda :)


message 10: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13665 comments Arenda wrote: "It is possible to disambiguate single author names, see https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Recently there was a discussion about Platon/Platón: https:..."


Thanks, Arenda :)
I had forgotten about the disambiguation fix, possibly because I find it so ugly ;)


message 11: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 19997 comments lethe wrote: "possibly because I find it so ugly ;)"
Agree


message 12: by Mark (new)

Mark Pryor (markapryor) | 2 comments My new book, Cyberian Affair, incorrectly lists my name as Mark a Pryor (lower case middle initial). For that reason, it is not added to my correct profile (Mark A Pryor), which includes my first book, Noble Phoenix


message 13: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 19997 comments #12 Mark wrote: "My new book, Cyberian Affair, incorrectly lists my name as Mark a Pryor (lower case middle initial). For that reason, it is not added to my correct profile (Mark A Pryor), which includes my first b..."

Moved the book to your profile by capitalizing the initial and putting period after the initial: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...


message 14: by Mark (new)

Mark Pryor (markapryor) | 2 comments Arenda wrote: "#12 Mark wrote: "My new book, Cyberian Affair, incorrectly lists my name as Mark a Pryor (lower case middle initial). For that reason, it is not added to my correct profile (Mark A Pryor), which in..."
Thanks, Arenda


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