User talk:Fredvp71


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Hello, Fredvp71, and welcome to the ISFDB Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Note: Image uploading isn't entirely automated. You're uploading the files to the wiki which will then have to be linked to the database by editing the publication record.

Please be careful in editing publications that have been primary verified by other editors. See Help:How to verify data#Making changes to verified pubs. But if you have a copy of an unverified publication, verifying it can be quite helpful. See Help:How to verify data for detailed information.

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 23:36, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Linking images to records

Thanks for uploading cover images to the ISFDB wiki. The next step is to link those images to the records of the books for which these are the covers. As the instructions (step 6) explain:

Once the file has been uploaded, the image's wiki page will appear. In order to get the URL (address) for the image you just uploaded, left click anywhere on the image and copy the URL from your browser's address window. (Or right click on the image and choose "Copy Image Location".) If you're adding a cover image to a pub record, this is the URL which you would enter into the pub record's "Image URL" field.

So once you have the image's URL, go back to the pub record (it's linked on the image's wiki page) and then click the "Edit This Pub" link under the Editing Tools menu. This opens up an edit page. Under the Publication Metadata section, there's a field labeled "Image URL:" Enter the URL of the image you uploaded into this field, and then click on the "Submit Data" button at the bottom of the page. Once the submission has been moderated the cover image will be linked to the publication record. Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 02:02, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Note to Moderator field

I'm holding a couple of submissions that add data to a record, but only in the Note to Moderator field. This field should not be used to add data, because it is temporary and doesn't become part of the visible record. Its purpose is for the editor to provide additional information about the submission, not about the publication, which helps the moderator in their decision to approve the submission. A "Note to the Moderator" doesn't update the record. If you want to get the attention of a moderator, with questions or concerns about a specific record, leave a note on the Moderator Noticeboard. If you feel the information is vital to the record, add it to the Note field, not the Note to Moderator field. Thanks. Mhhutchins 00:22, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

The Devil in a Forest - Gene Wolfe

Added cover image to SFJuggler 06:34, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

The Final Programme

I'm holding the submission to add a credit for Malcolm Dean as the cover artist of this record. Are you certain the credit is for cover art? When "Illustrated by ..." appears on the title page, it certainly is for the interior art, and not the cover or dustjacket art. Can you confirm that Dean is explicitly credited for the cover art. Thanks. Mhhutchins 04:08, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Cherryh's Ealdwood

I expanded the notes to C.J. Cherryh's Ealdwood. I also added the introduction and changed the artist credit from "David Cherry" to "David A. Cherry" as he is credited on the title page. Thanks. --Ron ~ RtraceTalk 00:37, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Real-Time World

Hi. I accepted your changes to Real-Time World. Especially as the Primary Verifier for the record is no longer active, please consider adding yourself as another verifier. Thanks. --MartyD 11:01, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

By the way, whenever you make a modification to a record that has a Primary Verifier, you should leave a note on that person's talk page. If you are changing data, you should ask before submitting the change. If you are adding data (as you did here), it's usually ok to notify and submit the change in parallel, especially if the addition is unlikely to be controversial. I left a note in this case. --MartyD 11:05, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
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