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message 1: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments I need help fixing this book
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

It had the ASIN code B087G2MV2C in the ISBN field, so I tried to cut and paste it to the right field. It usually works but this time it didn't. I couldn't save because I got the message that this ASIN already exists. I then deleted it and now the ISBN and ASIN fields appear empty.

But when I tried to re-edit and save, I failed again; somehow it seems that the ASIN still "exists" on Goodreads (and it works in search) and so this record is "unchangeable".

How can I fix it? Is it just a matter of waiting a bit so that the page updates?

Thanks

If someone else manages to fix it, there's the cover to be added (here https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/5... ) and it should be combined with https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...


message 2: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments Thanks. Interesting, I didn't realize it wasn't the same record. So there's another record with that ASIN, but it's unreachable.

I don't know what to do and I await further assistance.


message 3: by Moloch (last edited May 14, 2020 05:40AM) (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments Now the ASIN B087G2MV2C is no longer found in Search, or rather it spins endlessly but there isn't a "No results" message. However it is still "in use" somehow because it can't be saved here https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5...

Meanwhile this one (the book page that apparently is "taking" that ASIN) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5... is still "page unavailable".

Hoping that superlibrarians or staff can sort this out.


message 4: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments "Page unavailable" may take up to two days before it resolves itself.


message 5: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments Ok, good to know, thanks. I will check again.


message 6: by Moloch (last edited May 15, 2020 01:53AM) (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments Thanks!

Book finally fixed: the record with ASIN was combined, the other one should disappear soon has been deleted


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