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Okay, thanks, Jens! I understand! [[User:Rosab618|Rosab618]] 23:28, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
Okay, thanks, Jens! I understand! [[User:Rosab618|Rosab618]] 23:28, 6 May 2019 (EDT)
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Question: if comic books aren’t allowed, why are the Sandman books included? They’re collections of comic books just like
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:: Question: if comic books aren’t allowed, why are the Sandman books included? They’re collections of comic books just like Yeah. [[User:Rosab618|Rosab618]] 02:55, 14 May 2019 (EDT)
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Yeah. [[User:Rosab618|Rosab618]] 02:55, 14 May 2019 (EDT)
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::: Please don't cross post and keep the discussion about the same topic on the page where it started, which is this page in this case. I deleted your post on my page.
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::: As for your question: As a ''speculative fiction'' database, the ISFDB includes only written texts like novels and short stories, as well as essays, reviews, interviews ''about'' such speculative fiction. However, there are exceptions, which are explained in the [[ISFDB:Policy]], to which I had already linked above. The relevant term to look up there is "threshold". I quote from there:
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:::* "'''Included''': Works (both fiction and non-fiction) which are '''not''' related to speculative fiction, but were produced by authors who have otherwise published works either of or about speculative fiction '''over a certain threshold'''"
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:::* "'''Excluded''': Works that are '''not''' related to speculative fiction by authors who have '''not''' published works either of or about speculative fiction '''over a certain threshold'''."
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::: In short, this means that if an author has published a ''substantial'' amount of speculative fiction, the author's ''other'' works which are not speculative fiction or about speculative fiction ''may'' be entered. The "threshold" mentioned in the policy can be hard to determine in some cases, but prolific authors like Neil Gaiman are certainly above it and therefore his Sandman books are allowed here. [http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?100 Iain M. Banks], who has written a solid body of non-genre novels, is another example. Put the other way around: if a comic author had published dozens of comic books but only one speculative fiction novel ever, only the one and only novel would be eligible for inclusion here, but no comics, because this author would not be above the "threshold". The authors of your comic book submission haven't written speculative fiction, therefore the rejection. Jens [[User:Hitspacebar|Hitspacebar]] 14:03, 14 May 2019 (EDT)

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Welcome!

Hello, Rosab618, 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! Stonecreek 12:18, 27 March 2019 (EDT)

The Magnificent Mummy Maker

Thank you very much for this new item! Since the word count seems to be less than 40,000 we categorize the fiction as SHORTFICTION (and the publication for only one piece of fiction or one poem as CHAPBOOK), so I transformed the titles accordingly (see the help on types of publication. Thank you again, Stonecreek 12:26, 27 March 2019 (EDT)

I've put your submission on hold as the fiction seems to be not of novel length. If you heve proof of another length, please state so (it's possible to count only the word on a representative page and thus come to an estimate for the word count). Thanks, Stonecreek 04:13, 28 March 2019 (EDT)
With no answer, I'll reject your submission.
It may be looking odd, but there are many, many titles that were advertised & published as NOVELs, but ain't so by our standard (which is based on some major award categories and the SFWA categorization in particular). Thanks, Stonecreek 05:53, 30 March 2019 (EDT)

Image Uploading

Cover image uploading is a two step process. Once you have uploaded a cover to the wiki, you need to click on the image (so you get just the image), copy that URL, and then edit the publication to add the URL to the publication. So for:

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:04, 25 April 2019 (EDT)

Thanks for your help. I think I've done it right this time.˜˜˜˜
Why can't I sign my name? The tildes aren't working for me. Any advice?
Rosab618
Yes, you have updated the pubs correctly. I approved the edits.
The tildes you typed above are not ASCII tildes. They are at the top of the line vs in the middle (˜ vs ~). You can use the signature button (second to last in toolbar at top of edit box).
I moved your post from my talk page to here. It is easier to keep conversations grouped and I have watchlisted this page. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 07:23, 27 April 2019 (EDT)

Yeah!

Hi. Sorry, but I had to reject your submission for Yeah! because we don't include comic books into the database, even if they are science fiction comics. See the ISFDB Policy for more details about what is eligible for inclusion into the ISFDB. Don't hesitate to ask on the Help desk page if you're not sure how to proceed or if an item is eligible for inclusion. Thanks, Jens Hitspacebar 07:46, 28 April 2019 (EDT)

Okay, thanks, Jens! I understand! Rosab618 23:28, 6 May 2019 (EDT)

Question: if comic books aren’t allowed, why are the Sandman books included? They’re collections of comic books just like Yeah. Rosab618 02:55, 14 May 2019 (EDT)
Please don't cross post and keep the discussion about the same topic on the page where it started, which is this page in this case. I deleted your post on my page.
As for your question: As a speculative fiction database, the ISFDB includes only written texts like novels and short stories, as well as essays, reviews, interviews about such speculative fiction. However, there are exceptions, which are explained in the ISFDB:Policy, to which I had already linked above. The relevant term to look up there is "threshold". I quote from there:
  • "Included: Works (both fiction and non-fiction) which are not related to speculative fiction, but were produced by authors who have otherwise published works either of or about speculative fiction over a certain threshold"
  • "Excluded: Works that are not related to speculative fiction by authors who have not published works either of or about speculative fiction over a certain threshold."
In short, this means that if an author has published a substantial amount of speculative fiction, the author's other works which are not speculative fiction or about speculative fiction may be entered. The "threshold" mentioned in the policy can be hard to determine in some cases, but prolific authors like Neil Gaiman are certainly above it and therefore his Sandman books are allowed here. Iain M. Banks, who has written a solid body of non-genre novels, is another example. Put the other way around: if a comic author had published dozens of comic books but only one speculative fiction novel ever, only the one and only novel would be eligible for inclusion here, but no comics, because this author would not be above the "threshold". The authors of your comic book submission haven't written speculative fiction, therefore the rejection. Jens Hitspacebar 14:03, 14 May 2019 (EDT)
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