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message 1: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) | 69 comments okay so...apparently there are two authors with the same name, the same works but one of them does not have the " ¨ " so...check it out for yourselves
Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Bronte

message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments That happens, sometimes, when an author gets imported or manually created with the wrong spelling. I've merged the authors together into the "Charlotte Brontë" spelling.

message 3: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) | 69 comments thanks, I was going the hard do you merge them both toghether?

message 4: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments You edit merge authors by editing the profile of the incorrect one so that the name is identical (it helps to cut and paste) to the correct one's name: then you'll be prompted to choose which spelling to keep, and you should choose the correct one. All of the incorrect one's books, quotes, fans, etc., will transfer to the correct one (you'll probably need to do some edition combining), but the incorrect one's bio and picture will be deleted, so if there's anything worth keeping from there it should be copied before the profiles are merged.

Note: This won't work if the correct profile belongs to a Goodreads Author -- only GR staff or the GR Author hirself can merge an incorrect spelling into a GR Author profile, so you can move each book over the hard way or post here in the librarian group asking rivka to do it. :)

message 5: by Andrez (new)

Andrez (andrez-ssi) | 69 comments oh k thanks

message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 40026 comments Mod
Cait wrote: "hirself"


We have a perfectly good work in English for singular, non-gender-specific, second person. "Them" (or in this case, "themselves"). Used that way since at least the 1800s.

[/rant:] [/soapbox:]

message 7: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments *grins at rivka* I actually used that the first time through, but then on my editing pass I decided that I was feeling contrary today.

message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 40026 comments Mod

message 9: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 20607 comments You both had me laughing out loud (deserved to be written in full), luckily I'm alone in the house.

message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 40026 comments Mod
I am torn between editing out my typo/Freudian slip above and letting it stand.

I think the hatred of edit tags will keep me honest. ;)

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