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message 1: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5022 comments I think that these two copies need merging into one book:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/90...
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11...

I started editing it, then found 'bigger issues' and stopped... Did a search on Google for the ASIN, with nothing from Amazon. I then searched on the title + publisher, which gives this copy as ISBN:978-0-7582-5566-2. That ISBN is already on GR as #9087479 (link 1 above).

Publisher link: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/findit...

Not sure if I can merge these two.


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41701 comments Mod
Got it.


message 3: by Peter (new)

Peter (pete_c) | 388 comments User added book Forward To Foundation, but it has a bad title. It should be merged to an edition of Forward the Foundation, but there is no data to identify which edition, just the 1 review. How should this be handled?


message 4: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41701 comments Mod
Cases like that just get merged into the most common edition (which is what happens when they are combined with all existing editions and then deleted).

If the user who entered it didn't specify which year, publisher, etc., then it seems safe to assume they don't care. And if they do, they can use the handy little "switch to this edition" link any time.


message 5: by Peter (new)

Peter (pete_c) | 388 comments Since it is no longer there, I hope someone fixed it.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41701 comments Mod
I did. Sorry, I should have mentioned.


message 7: by Peter (new)

Peter (pete_c) | 388 comments S'right


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