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message 1: by Mohammed (new)

Mohammed Abu Oweimer (vic2pal) | 47 comments Hello..

I think we have some problems with sir Arther page & books.. Please consider fixing them ASAP.

First of all, I think this is the main & official page of the writer,
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Am I right?

If yes, then all these pages need to be either merged or deleted:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Also..
I've just finished reading this book by Sir Arthur
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...

And I need to mention that it has some wrong or lost information:
(I'm holding the printed paper copy now)
The name of the translator to Arabic is سمية فلو عبود
Publisher: Sawt Al-Nas
ISBN: 1-85513-139-0
First edition Apr 1993
Pages: 273

Actually, I can help with many Arabic books or books translated to Arabic, but I need to be a librarian first.
If you want, help me to be promoted as a librarian

Thanks anyway


message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott | 18511 comments I merged most of the authors, but left the foreign language names alone as I am not sure how they should be handled, myself.

Fixed the data on your book.


message 3: by Mohammed (new)

Mohammed Abu Oweimer (vic2pal) | 47 comments Scott wrote: "I merged most of the authors, but left the foreign language names alone as I am not sure how they should be handled, myself.

Fixed the data on your book."


Well done, Scott.. Thanks for your efforts


message 4: by Scott (new)

Scott | 18511 comments I think that foreign language names are okay, but on the books the original name needs to be primary.


message 5: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20219 comments Mohammed wrote: "First of all, I think this is the main & official page of the writer,
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
Am I right?

If yes, then all these pages need to be either merged or deleted:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show..."


Author profiles in different languages/alphabets should NOT be merged.
The Arabic profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... is a valid profile. The Arabic author name should be secondary on the Arabic books, with Arthur Conan Doyle being the primary author. I've corrected that for the editions that had the Arabic name as primary author.
I've also corrected the link to the main Arthur Conan Doyle page in the description of the Arabic author profile.


message 6: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20219 comments Mohammed wrote: "Actually, I can help with many Arabic books or books translated to Arabic, but I need to be a librarian first.
If you want, help me to be promoted as a librarian"


Librarians can't help with making you a librarian.
As a start, making requests here in the Librarian Group is also helpful for the quality of Arabic books, and it will also get you acquainted with GR (Librarian) policy.


message 7: by Mohammed (new)

Mohammed Abu Oweimer (vic2pal) | 47 comments Arenda wrote: "Author profiles in different languages/alphabets should NOT be merged.
The Arabic profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... is a valid profile. The Arabic author name should be secondary on the Arabic books, with Arthur Conan Doyle being the primary author..."


Hi, does that mean all translated (for Arabic) books of Sir Arthur must have آرثر كونان دويل as a secondary author?

By the way..
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
↑↑ This version of the book must be deleted or merged with the given one (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...)


message 8: by Scott (last edited Dec 06, 2018 10:27AM) (new)

Scott | 18511 comments I have added Doyle's English name to the Japanese editions. (Japanese profile here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... )


message 9: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20219 comments Mohammed wrote: "Hi, does that mean all translated (for Arabic) books of Sir Arthur must have آرثر كونان دويل as a secondary author?"

Yes, see https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/4...
Quote from that link Editions published under another spelling of the name or the name in another language should have that name listed as the secondary author.


message 10: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20219 comments Scott wrote: "I have added Doyle's English name to the Japanese editions. (Japanese profile here: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... )"

I've added a link to Arthur Conan Doyle to the Japanese profile.


message 11: by Arenda (last edited Dec 06, 2018 10:45AM) (new)

Arenda | 20219 comments Mohammed wrote: "By the way..
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
↑↑ This version of the book must be deleted or merged with the given one (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...) "


It should not be deleted of merged, as it is a different cover and a different format (ebook vs paperback).
It needs to be combined, I'm working on that. Done.

On GR, there is a difference between combining and merging, see https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/2...


message 12: by Mohammed (new)

Mohammed Abu Oweimer (vic2pal) | 47 comments Completely understood..
Thanks Arenda


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