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message 1: by Muphyn (last edited Aug 05, 2008 10:06PM) (new)

Muphyn I accidentally merged two profiles of the same author (Gunther Grass) by correcting the spelling of Gunter Grass' name in one profile, without realising that this would mean a merge of profiles.

Unfortunately I lost most of the author info that was in the profile which already had the correct name. Is there a way to revert the change?

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

Very sorry to have stuffed up the author profile.


This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For | 949 comments No. When the correct information is under the wrong spelling but the correct spelling exists, you need to copy/paste the info into the correct spelling first, before changing the name of the wrong spelling.

Generally, this isn't too much of an issue because the wrong spelling rarely has that much author info, but it can happen now and then. Hard to avoid in some sense.


message 3: by Muphyn (new)

Muphyn uh, shame. Just have to be more careful next time.


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) | 2413 comments Muphyn, It happened to me once and luckily another librarian was able to find another legal picture and description to add back. As Michael says, it sometimes happens.


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