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I hope you enjoy editing here! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will insert your name and the date. If you need help, check out the community portal, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! Mhhutchins 23:42, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Updating pub records to add uploaded image
Now that the image for the Del Rey edition of Cyborg has been uploaded to the ISFDB, you'll need to update the publication record to add a link to it. Go to the link for the pub record that I gave here and choose "Edit This Pub" in the editing tools menu. From the edit window add the URL of the image in the field labeled "Image URL" (you can copy the URL of the image from your browser's window using the first link above). Then submit. Mhhutchins 23:47, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
- I linked the image before I found this message. The cover has a $2.25 price which would be consistent for a first printing Canadian issue. The US printings for 1978, if $1.95 have an identical Canadian printing of $2.25. The second edition is price $2.95. I cloned the above pub and made it the $1.95, then changed the original to C$2.25 and a 1st printing Canada. A little bit confusing, but all should be correct now. One quest I have for the submitter is, does his copy say "Printed in Canada" on the copy right page. In some cases I have two 1st printing both printed in the US but one is US priced and the other Canadian.Kraang 01:35, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Yes... you are correct. The copyright page on my edition of Cyborg definitely does say "PRINTED IN CANADA"
The URL you pasted into the Day of the Triffids isn't the correct one to actually display the image in the record. Once you have uploaded the image and can see on the upload page, click on the image. It will then be displayed all by itself on an otherwise blank page. The URL of that page is the one you need to copy/paste into the field of the pub record. Counterintuitive but that's the way the software works. I've fixed this one. Thanks for editing! ~Bill, --Bluesman 04:59, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
When you add a cover image, or other information, to a primary verified publication -- as you did with Slow Fall to Dawn, Dance of the Hag, and Swords and Deviltry -- please notify the verifier(s), so that they can check if the cover matches their copies. See Help: How to verify data#Making changes to verified pubs for more detail. Thank you for your contributions. -DES Talk 23:41, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
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Copied from User talk:Kraang The series "Ragnarok" contains books from two separate series.
Not sure to whom I should direct this question, or where to find in the FAQ how to fix it myself.
I noticed that you're the primary verifier for the Tom Godwin novel "Space Prison", which is the first book in his series "Ragnarok".
But just this past year, author John Meaney has released a new book, which is the first book in his new series "Ragnarok". This new book has nothing to do with Godwin's work. It's only coincidence that the books have series with identical titles.
However, the books are showing up as though it's a single series, started by Godwin and now being continued by Meaney.
I have spent some time searching the FAQ to find out how to fix it, but am a little hesitant to do edits indiscriminately when I'm still a relatively new user.
Can you sort this out if you have time? Or otherwise pass this along to someone else who has the time to correct this?
Thanks very much.
- Help:How to work with series should be clearer. The answer is to five a different name here. Perhaps "Ragnarok (Meaney)" or some other name that will distinguish the Meany series from the Goodwin series, and edit the title record(s) to change the series name on the Meaney series. I'll discuss this further on User talk:Blyoung . -DES Talk 13:18, 21 October 2010 (UTC
End text copied from User talk:Kraang
- I take it you are referring to Absorption . I do not know John Meaney's work. From what amazon UK has to say "Ragnarok" is his preferred series title. Can you suggest any alternate or qualified series name that would distinguish this series from the one by Goodwin? failing any suggestions, "Ragnarok (Meaney)" is the best I can suggest, but a central character or other such designator might be better. ---DES Talk 13:31, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
- I'll see about editing the help text. Thanks for bringing this up. ---DES Talk 13:34, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
- See #Mechanics above for comments on how and where to post things to the wiki, just FYI. ---DES Talk 13:37, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
- Now see Help:How to work with series# Duplicate names. -DES Talk 13:46, 21 October 2010 (UTC)