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message 1: by Holly (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Holly Booms Walsh (withherownwings) | 34 comments Antarctica on a Plate is credited as being
by Alexander Thomson, but it's by Alexa Thomson, and thus should not be linked to books by Alexander Thomson. Alexa has not written any other books.

Thanks!


message 2: by Rob (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:16PM) (new)

Rob McMonigal | 12 comments Fixed! :)

-Rob


message 3: by Aidan (last edited Mar 24, 2012 02:13AM) (new)

Aidan | 7 comments Sidetracked (Wallander #5)(TV Tie-in),this version, /4448646-sidetracked-wallander-5, the author is Henning Mankell. Has been entered the wrong way round.


message 4: by Tntexas (new)

Tntexas | 404 comments #3 - Someone's taken care of it.


message 5: by Aidan (last edited Apr 03, 2012 12:58AM) (new)

Aidan | 7 comments Tntexas wrote: "#3 - Someone's taken care of it."

Thanks - but how long does the fix take - the author's name is still the wrong way round. The author of "http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44..." is Henning Mankell not Mankell Henning. I've also found "http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...". This also has the author as Mankell Henning, the wrong way round. There is also an author's profile for this Mankell Henning, though it has very little in it!


message 6: by Kim (new)

Kim | 604 comments All looks fine to me


message 7: by Tntexas (new)

Tntexas | 404 comments Aidan wrote: "Tntexas wrote: "#3 - Someone's taken care of it."

Thanks - but how long does the fix take - the author's name is still the wrong way round. The author of "http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44......"


Like Kim, the two entries you mentioned look fine to me. Someone must have taken care of them. I also checked all the other editions of the book; and all credit it to Henning Mankell, not the other way around. As for the Mankell Henning author profile, I have no idea what to do with that. Someone else will have to make that decision.


message 8: by Renske (new)

Renske | 10518 comments If the Mankell Henning author profile still exists it can be merged into the right profile. I couldn't find the wrong one, maybe someone else can give the link to the wrong profile.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Could someone please put this right for me? I have been added to the author program, but there are two Chris Naylors, and I've been linked to the wrong set of books. I'm the author of Wizard's Brew and two others, but I've been linked to The Cyclist's Friend and several others that were written by the other Chris Naylor. The split of books is OK, it's just that I've been linked to the wrong set of books. I've emailed the support team twice about this, but had no response. (Please note, I've only joined Goodreads very recently, so if I'm doing the wrong thing in sending this post, put it down to my ignorance.)


message 10: by Aidan (new)

Aidan | 7 comments All looks fine now - thank you. Does the incorrect author profile automatically delete if you make these corrections? I'm sorry but I don't have a link to it as I was clicking on the author link to get to it and of course that (incorrect) link no longer exists. Thanks again for your help.


message 11: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7026 comments Chris wrote: "Could someone please put this right for me? I have been added to the author program, but there are two Chris Naylors, and I've been linked to the wrong set of books. I'm the author of Wizard's Brew..."

Can you post links to the books that are yours please


message 12: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7026 comments I found Wizards brew but no others. Please post links or book details so they can be added

You are Chris^Naylor (where^= space). When books are imported with the name Chris Naylor that are not yours post here and some one will remove them to a different profile.

Ideally your profile would be Chris^^Naylor which would mean that books not yours are unlikely to auto import, rivka may be able to change the profile I cannot.


message 13: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7026 comments This is the book that was linked to Chris^^Naylor

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22...

Worldcat credit Chris Fox with the book, doing a search on the ISBN also shows Chris Fox as the author

Is this the correct book?


message 14: by Tntexas (new)

Tntexas | 404 comments Aidan wrote: "All looks fine now - thank you. Does the incorrect author profile automatically delete if you make these corrections? I'm sorry but I don't have a link to it as I was clicking on the author link to..."

I went in to one of Henning Mankell's books and reversed his name for a moment, clicked on the author's name and brought up an author page, then went back and corrected the name. Here's the link to author page I reached while the name was reversed. I have no idea whether it can be accessed by a search since it no longer has any books associated with it. (It only had the one I had just created associated with it when I brought it up.)

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


message 15: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7026 comments The empty profile can be merged in to the correct profile or left empty. There is a script run every so often that deletes empty profiles.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks Paula.

Yes, Wizard's Brew is my book. It's credited to Chris Fox on Worldcat because for that one book I used the pen name Chris Fox. I am not the Chris Fox who wrote Luci in the Sky and others, and I no longer use that pen name.

These are my other books (as contributor):

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14...

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...

I also contributed to The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Stories, ISBN 0192781693, which is on Goodreads but currently has no contributors listed.

I think that's all.

Should I wait for rivka to change me to Chris^^Naylor before I add books I'm reading and other stuff to my profile?


message 17: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41102 comments Mod
We already have a two-space and a three-space Chris Naylor. How about 4-space?


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

rivka, if you are asking me, then I'm happy to have 4 spaces. If you're not asking me, I apologise for interrupting the discussion. (I'll get the hang of all this in a while.)


message 19: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41102 comments Mod
Chris wrote: "rivka, if you are asking me, then I'm happy to have 4 spaces."

Sorry if that was unclear. I was.

I dub three Chris-4space-Naylor.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

rivka, thanks for doing that, but I think things are still not quite right, because I'm actually the same person as this guy:

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

I probably should have spotted this sooner. Sorry.

Can the two profiles be merged?


message 21: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41102 comments Mod
Sure.

I re-dub thee Chris-2space-Naylor.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks rivka. I feel well and truly dubbed.

Could you do one more thing for me? (And then I'll go away, I promise.) I have a story in this book:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/72...

Could you link that to my profile?


message 23: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41102 comments Mod
No need to promise to go away. ;)

I added the list of contributors.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks rivka. '2space' signing off for now.


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