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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

There are two profiles for this author:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
and
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

The first one has more books than the latter, but lacks of biographical data.
Which is the better solution: keep one profile or use a hyperlink?


message 2: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 30 comments When you merge the profiles, the books will merge as well. You won't lose any. I would merge them into the one with the biographical data to keep it.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Kara wrote: "When you merge the profiles, the books will merge as well. You won't lose any. I would merge them into the one with the biographical data to keep it."

I should have explained the question better. The problem wasn't about the merge of the profiles (someone already did it), but about the choose of the right spelling of the author's name.


message 4: by Amara (last edited May 31, 2012 11:55AM) (new)

Amara Tanith (aftanith) I just read something by him recently, and the spelling listed in that anthology was "Rampo". The biographical information/Wikipedia also seems to indicate that "Rampo" is the more common spelling, though neither is incorrect.


message 5: by Kara (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 30 comments The ん is usually an "n" sound; however, there are more sources that romanize it to "Rampo" than "Ranpo." In this case, I would defer to the majority.


message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited May 31, 2012 12:21PM) (new)

Kara wrote: "The ん is usually an "n" sound

Thanks :)
Kara wrote: "however, there are more sources that romanize it to "Rampo" than "Ranpo."
On Gr is the other way around; so is his profile right?
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott | 18363 comments I have only ever seen it as "Rampo."


message 8: by Paula (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7027 comments In cases like this if the author has a website use that name or the library of Congress listing should be the final arbitrator on what way


message 9: by Amara (new)

Amara Tanith (aftanith) No website in this case (he died in 1965), and it looks like the library of congress didn't pick a side, either. They have both Rampo and Ranpo.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Amara wrote: "it looks like the library of congress didn't pick a side, either. They have both Rampo and Ranpo."

Worldcat uses both spellings too.


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 2443 comments According to Library of Congress Ranpo is the authorized spelling

The authority record for the Rampo spelling references the Ranpo spelling.


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