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Left Behind: The Kids

Please note that the Left Behind: The Kids books submitted by Fixer are:

  • omnibus editions of the 40 short novels in this series
  • have a semi-credited collaborator, Chris Farby

Wikipedia has a table which explains which omnibus includes which novels. We may want to create a separate sub-series for the omnibuses. Ahasuerus 21:52, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

I've added the records, converting them to omnibuses and adding Fabry when necessary, appears that these may not be omnibuses, but Chris Fabry's rewriting the original juvenile novels, combining three (later four) of them into a single novel and, according to the Wikipedia page, with background plots from the adult series, making them conform to the timeline of the adult series. The Amazon look-inside doesn't show a contents page, but the copyright page states that it is a "special edition compilation of the following titles". And besides, why would Fabry only be co-credited (starting with the third omnibus) for these versions and not credited for the original novels? We have to determine if these are true omnibuses before going through the trouble of adding contents, varianting (due to the extra author credit), etc. Does anyone have any information or source which can help us here? Mhhutchins|talk 00:07, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Looking at OCLC records, I see that Chris Fabry is co-credited starting with the 13th volume of the original juvenile series, but the ISFDB records don't reflect that. Mhhutchins|talk 00:07, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Seeds of Earth - reprint dates

My copy of Seeds of Earth states "This edition published in 2010 by Orbit. Reprinted 2010 (four times)", which appears to match what is stated in the pub notes of this record. Is the way that it's written accepted as meaning that all four reprints took place in 2010, or should this record really show 0000-00-00 in the Metadata 'Year' field? Astrodan 23:21, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes (to the latter part of the question). Your copy is the fifth printing of 2010, so you can enter its publication date as "2010". Unfortunately, the record for your printing is displayed before the first printing record on the work's title page if the publication date for it is given in its record. That's because the software displays un-dayed or un-monthed records before day- or month-dated records which have the same year. Mhhutchins|talk 23:31, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Not sure I follow this; is your first sentence saying yes to a 0000-00-00 date (latter part of my question)? If so, how does that sit with your second sentence "...enter its publication date as "2010""?
Your second two sentences; are you saying 'Unfortunately...' because a 1234-00-00 date coming before a date with month/day data would very possibly put records in the wrong order? I'd noticed that was the general order, and 0000-00-00 dates being labelled 'unknown' at the bottom of title pages. Astrodan 00:03, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
I should have said the former part of the question. Yes, it should be dated "2010". About the order, just look at the list of publications under that title and you'll see what I mean. Your fifth printing, dated "2010", appears on the list before the first printing, dated "2010-01". In the past, I've requested that a book which was only year-dated be considered as published on December 31 of that year (not actually apparent on the record itself, but for order of display only). I guess no one else was bothered by this quirk of the software, so I dropped the matter. Mhhutchins|talk 20:47, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
There is a Feature Request to correct this behavior. I'll see what I can do. Ahasuerus 16:48, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, I think I got it. The change also affected the order in which reviews (and pubs within reviews) appear, so it wasn't quite trivial. If you see anything unusual, please let me know. Ahasuerus 01:13, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for doing this. The example above is displaying accordingly. I'll keep an eye out for anomalies. Thanks again. Mhhutchins|talk 01:33, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi guys, thanks for the replies, but I did understand the way the dating system ordered things, with from the top of the page; 'year-only', 'year-month-day', 'year-month', and 'unknown' at the bottom of the page. It had its logic, as does the way it is now after Ahasuerus's fix; 'year-only' now after 'year-month' (which is why I asked about using the word 'Unfortunately...')
Going back to my question, what I was asking was how literally we take the publisher's/printer's statement "Reprinted 2010 (four times)" (and other similar statements). Is it convention to take it at absolute face value that all four reprints occurred in 2010, or is it to accept that the statement was one of intent rather than fact, and that one or more of the reprints could have occurred after 2010-12-31, thereby requiring '0000-00-00' in the Pub Metadata 'Year' field, and giving an 'unknown' listing in the Title record? I'm inferring now that we take it literally; all reprints in the named year? Thanks again, Astrodan 11:06, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
That kind of statement is almost always made by a British publisher. American publishers rarely do that (Alfred A. Knopf does, or used to.) So we have to that it literally. If it states "Reprinted 2010 (four times)" we have to believe that this is the fourth time the book was reprinted in 2010. If the first printing was also in 2010 (as in this case), we have to believe that this is the fifth overall printing of this title by this publisher. We can't assume that "(four times)" could mean that some of them were reprinted the following year. If that were the case, the publisher would state "Reprinted 2010 (three times), 2011" which would still make this the fifth printing of the title, but the first one of 2011, so that the date for the ISFDB record would be entered as "2011". 17:02, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, that's what I wanted to make sure I had straight. Astrodan 17:12, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Cachalot -duplicate entry?

Verifying with my copy of Cachalot, I've come across this book; Cachalot # 236021, and its apparent double; Cachalot # 336350. Is this a straightforward moderator deletion of the second pub record, or do I need to do anything in terms of merging? Astrodan 22:17, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Publication records can't be merged. Anyone can delete a record. The moderator determines if it should be. In cases of duplicate records where one or more have been primary verified, you should first contact the PV editors. In this case, it's an inactive editor. So feel free to make a submission to delete one of them. Mhhutchins|talk 23:26, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Will do. Astrodan 23:36, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Stealing Light - change of publisher

I've verified this edition of Stealing Light from my copy, but now wish to change the publisher details in the metadata. The pub record shows 'Tor UK', but my copy states "Tor, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Ltd", and the Publisher Directory lists the book under 'Tor / Pan Macmillan UK'. The PV1, Pips55, is an inactive user, and in the absence of any other PVs, is this change acceptable? Astrodan 20:12, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes. Please proceed to change the publisher credit. There are many pubs from this publisher which probably should be corrected. But since we don't have many British editors here, it's hard to determine if we should merge the two publishers or to keep both as viable publisher names. I'll do some further research to see what can be done. In the meantime, correct the record for your copy and do a PV of the record. Thanks. Mhhutchins|talk 00:34, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, will do. Astrodan 15:44, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

New cleanup reports

2 new cleanup reports were deployed as part of the last patch. The first, "Authors Without Titles", should have approximately 225 entries once it's been populated by the nightly job. Most of the problematic author records are artists associated with previously deleted titles. If you create a dummy New Pub for the author and then delete the resulting pub/title pair, the author record will go away as well. However, certain records may require additional research. They seem to be pseudonyms which remained in the database after the last associated title had been deleted. Some of them have Web pages which may need to be copied to the main author record. I would also recommend double checking that the pseudonym is no longer needed before using the method described above to get rid of the author record.

The second cleanup report, "Authors With Dangling Publications", should have fewer than a dozen entries. Most of them are authors with stray publication, which will require pseudonym creation. A few have the pseudonym set up, but there is a mismatch between one or more pubs' authors and the VTs' authors. Ahasuerus 03:41, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Mixed and overlapping page numbers

My copy of Viriconium has the following wonky page numbering system:

Six unnumbered pages, followed by Roman numeral pages vii - xii, then four unnumbered pages, then Arabic numeral pages 9 - 276, with page 9 being the first page of the text of the novel - in other words, counting back, Arabic page 1 is the same as Roman page ix.

There are six pages of Content; "Introduction (Viriconium)" written by Iain Banks on pages vii - xii, and 4 unnumbered pages of advertisements at the end of the book, following page 276.

I've entered the page count as '276' just to fill the 'Pages' box, but would the preferred entry be any different? Astrodan 19:11, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

I would suggest entering the highest roman number and the highest arabic number as "xii+276", and then add an explanation in the Note field. Mhhutchins|talk 02:32, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
Explanation already in Note field; amending Pages figure as suggested now. Thanks, Astrodan 12:28, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

The Man Who Sold the Moon - pub record changes

In the absence of the PV1, Pips55, there are some changes I think could be made to this pub record The Man Who Sold the Moon, after checking it against my copy.

First one; as Pips55 says in a pub note, the author's name on the spine, front cover, "About The Author", "Also By..." and title page is written as "Robert A. Heinlein". There is only the one short sentence in small print; "Copyright by Robert Heinlein" on the copyright page which uses the variant name. Should not the name in the metadata 'Authors' box therefore be "Robert A. Heinlein" rather than "Robert Heinlein"?

Then, is the pub note mentioning the L. Sprague de Camp quote on page 9 a judgement call, or is it not really necessary as it just repeats what is on the page?

And lastly, unless I'm missing assumed knowledge, what would be the relevance of the pub note about the short story "Without Doubt"/("Beyond Doubt")? I looked for it in other editions of the book, but have drawn a blank so far.

Thanks, Astrodan 00:42, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

I would suggest recording the author credit exactly as it appears on the title page, and only note any difference which may appear on the cover. The copyright notice should be negligible in determining the author credit.
I don't think the "subtitle" is anything more than a quote, and doesn't warrant a Note.
Remove the note about "Without Doubt". There are tons of stories that are not included. The only reason to mention it would be if it appears in other printings of this edition, and was omitted from this printing. Mhhutchins|talk 02:37, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
BTW, if you change the publication's author credit to "Robert A. Heinlein" you'll have to remove all of the contents credited to "Robert Heinlein" and import them from another edition, this one perhaps. Mhhutchins|talk 02:44, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
Just about to do the remove/import process, but does that include the Container Title as well? Astrodan 11:27, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
That's two different submissions. Do the Remove function first. Wait for it to be moderated, then do the Import function. The Container Title shouldn't show up on the list of contents when you use the Import Content function. The Container Title already exists in the publication record. Mhhutchins|talk 15:34, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
What I mean is that when I clicked on the 'Remove Titles from this Pub' tab on the left, opening the 'Removal Editor' page, it gave me the option to tick the box to remove the Container Title in addition to those of the Regular Titles. Because the Container Title was showing the same variant "Robert Heinlein" version of the author name as the Regular Titles, I wondered whether this meant that I should tick it for removal too? And then import both a new Container Title and new Regular Titles? Having regard for the 'exercise caution' warning beside it, I am asking first before doing it. Astrodan 20:04, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
As the warning says, you should use extreme caution when removing the container title record. In this case, don't. Once you've corrected the record's metadata and contents to match your copy of the book, we will need to "unmerge" it from its current title record (crediting "Robert Heinlein"), and merge it with the correct title record (crediting "Robert A. Heinlein".) Mhhutchins|talk 20:52, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
Someone was busy while I've been away - you've already carried out the changes? Astrodan 11:46, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
I only changed the title reference because it showed up on a clean-up (error) report last night. You still have to remove the contents and import the right ones. Mhhutchins|talk 21:11, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
I see now; I was reading the Content section incorrectly; I was looking at the " Robert A. Heinlein" and missing the "[as by Robert Heinlein]" after each of the stories. I'll submit the removal now. Astrodan 22:35, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguated artist

On the Pending AddPub page for a book I have, there is a yellow 'Disambiguated artist' flag against the artist name (which is in purple in the 'Proposed Values' field). The Summary Biography page for the artist highlights a couple of alternate names, but is there anything I need to do? Thanks, Astrodan 09:28, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

The 'disambiguated' flag is there to let you know of other names in the database that are the same, and that may need to be looked at to determine the correct author/artist. It's useful when an editor may not know there are others with the same name, or if an editor knows but is is unsure which is the correct one, so think of it as a prompt to check them out. No need to do anything if you're certain the name you have is the correct one, and not any of the other similarly named authors/artists listed. PeteYoung 10:32, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, understood. In this case the other names are just alternate names for my artist. Thanks, Astrodan 10:41, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
The flag shouldn't pop up for "alternate" names. Only for those names which are identical to the one entered, and for which a parenthetical disambiguation has been made. For example, if you enter "Stephen King", you'd get the warning, because there is a person in the database named Stephen King (artist). Look at the top of his page for a notice about having the identical name of another person in the database. Which name did you enter that had the warning? Mhhutchins|talk 17:42, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
It was Tony Roberts on the pub record for Demon-4, and you're quite right, I didn't pick up correctly on the sentence at the top of the Summary Bibliography page for him; as they are both UK artists (or are they? Re-reading this, there's very little if anything about the other guy, the CD artist...) I thought at first glance that that sentence referred to the alternate names in the biog. below it. I've now followed the link to the other artist at Author Record #100309, here. Another bit of data handling procedure committed to memory. Thanks, Astrodan 21:38, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
Since they're both from the UK, I think the disambiguation is misleading. I'll change it to the standard of "(I)". Thanks. Mhhutchins|talk 21:47, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Cauldron - Pages and pub notes

While add. verifying this edition of Cauldron from my copy, I amended the 'Pages' count to allow for "Cauldron (star chart) already in Content to have a page number. Also added/amended pub notes on art/design credit, and the star chart. PV1 is inactive, PVs 2, 3 and P(T) being advised. Astrodan 12:47, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

You don't need to post on this page if there are active verifiers. Instead, you would just notify the active verifiers. Posting here is only needed when there are no active verifiers. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 20:17, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Non-genre anthology 100 Doors to Madness

This record was recently accepted into the database, and typed as non-genre. I'm not sure why. Now there are title records for 100 stories which may be non-genre (according to the pub's title record) and written by possibly non-genre authors. Shouldn't this have been rejected or at least questioned? (This showed up on a clean-up report because it has an ISBN-10. Otherwise it would not have come to my attention.) Mhhutchins|talk 15:20, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Just checked the Amazon listing and see that the subtitle is "One hundred of the very best tales of short form terror by modern authors of the macabre". So I guess it is genre. Wonder why it was entered as non-genre? I'll correct that and the ISBN as well. Mhhutchins|talk 15:24, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Createspace describes it as "terror fiction", so it's possible that some or even most of the stories are psychological rather than supernatural terror. According to the publisher, "All types of horror or dark fantasy [were] welcome", so I expect that quite a few stories contain speculative elements. Ahasuerus 15:40, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

"Publishers with Similar Names" changes

The cleanup report "Publishers with Similar Names" has been enhanced to identify publishers whose names are identical except for leading "The"s and/or trailing "Inc"s and "LLC"s. Ahasuerus 19:56, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Is there a way to dismiss those pairs which are legitimately different companies? I've also come across several instances where a publisher has changed its name by adding "The" before it. Mhhutchins|talk 02:11, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
That's a good point and I will need to add the ability to "ignore" publishers. Hopefully it will happen tomorrow once I deploy the latest round of "Add ..." enhancements. Ahasuerus 02:21, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, the report has been rewritten to be more in line with the "Potential Duplicate Authors" report. The data will become available around 1:15am server time. I have also added "Books", "Publisher(s)" and "Publishing" to the list, so the report will find an additional 400 publisher pairs. Ahasuerus 20:16, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

The Web Between the Worlds - page count and pub notes

In absence of sole PV, BLongley, of The Web Between the Worlds, I amended the page count in respect of Content item in unnumbered pages at end of novel, and added pub notes on number line, cover art credit and pricing. Astrodan 22:39, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Request to merge authors

These two records belong to the same person:

Done. Hauck 13:07, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Author updates

Hello to all, just FYI, I've rejected a submission that intended to delete another author's birth date here. Hauck 16:57, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

I see that her birthdate was removed from Wikipedia on March 23, 2015, also with no explanation. It had been posted there on Sept. 24, 2013, hence had been there for 1 1/2 years. Chavey 04:19, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Moderator review pages enhanced

All moderator review pages have been updated. If a submission is no longer valid, the review page will display a big red error message and allow the reviewing moderator to "hard reject" the submission. Hopefully this will significantly reduce the number of "errored out" submissions. Ahasuerus 22:32, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Steel Beach

I've amended the Pages count, added Artist1 details, added Content item and pub notes in respect of the pub record of The Steel Beach here. There're no other PVs to advise in the absence of PV1 Blongley. Astrodan 14:22, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

What is on the +[1] page? Mhhutchins|talk 22:58, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
An 'Author's Note', which seems to have fallen off my check-list. Now included in Content, with accompanying pub note. Thanks, Astrodan 11:42, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I have merged it with the existing title record. I suggest changing the page number to what it would have been if the pagination had continued. Perhaps "[567]" or "[568]"? Otherwise a user may think it appears before the start of the novel on unnumbered page 1. Thanks. Mhhutchins|talk 15:17, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
No probs, I'll increase the 'Pages' count, and the "Author's Note" page number to 567 (it's on the immediate next page after the novel.) Rereading the help page "Help:How to determine the value for the "Pages" field in a book" I see I should have done that in the first place.
Just to remind me, when you say you've merged the Content with the existing title record; that's a moderator task, or is it something I can, or should do? Astrodan 21:40, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Any editor can merge title records. If you know that you've created a new record of a title which already exists in the db, you should merge the two records. That happens quite often when you're adding the contents of new collections and anthologies. In this case, it was just an essay, but I checked and saw that there was already a record for it in the database, so I merged the two.
Here's a How To page which contains links to the most common editing tasks. (It would be a good idea to bookmark that page for future reference, or link to it from you user page.) There you'll find a link to "How to merge titles" help page. Mhhutchins|talk 23:52, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

The Lost Traveller - PV absence metadata changes

I've verified this pub record of The Lost Traveller from my copy of the book, and made a couple of changes in the absence of the sole other PV, Blongley, as follows;

  • Change of Title to full version as shown on title page.
  • Change of Pages count to show unnumbered pages containing Content at start of the book.
  • Inclusion of map in Content.
  • Other pub notes added

Will the change of title affect the Title record in any way? I'm asking as none of the other pub records in the Title record refer to the longer title. Thanks, Astrodan 12:13, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Changing the title field of a publication record doesn't affect the title field of a title record...and shouldn't. Editors have the option to record subtitles and series data that is stated on a publication's title page, but the canonical title usually omits such extended titles. Mhhutchins|talk 23:55, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I'll revert the title to the canonical version and just leave a pub note about it. Thanks, Astrodan 01:49, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Let me clarify. An editor has the option to record subtitles in the title field of a publication record, but not in the title field of a title record. Mhhutchins|talk 02:19, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Got you now (have to stop doing these things late at night...) Astrodan 14:10, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Publication Authors That Are Not the Title Author

As per Bug 590, the cleanup report Publication Authors That Are Not the Title Author has been enhanced to include fanzines and magazines. The data will become available tomorrow morning.

At this time the report ignores German magazines because we have about 1,400 Perry Rhodan mismatches on file. Once the other 126 mismatches have been resolved, we can revisit the PR issue. Ahasuerus 16:35, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Body count

Just for the record, re cleanup records : the button corresponding to "Titles without a Language by Non-English Authors” still shows (1) title, although there are none left. Linguist 13:17, 6 November 2015 (UTC).

I've never seen the figures in the cleanup reports' buttons change between (daily) iterations. Hauck 14:44, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Is that how it works ? Thanks. Linguist 15:31, 6 November 2015 (UTC).
On most cleanup reports, the figures given on the list of reports only change if the editor uses the "ignore" option. If an editor corrects a publication or title which removes it from the report, the figure given on the list of reports doesn't change until the reports are ran the next day (as Hauck points out.) Mhhutchins|talk 15:36, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
I see. Thanks ! Linguist 16:10, 6 November 2015 (UTC).

It has been a long time since I contributed to this site. I recently found a picture of the cover art on pinterest for the paperback, Sword of Aldones, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Ace 79200. Michael Whalen's distinctive signature is centered just below the man's left foot. The paperback crops this off. How can an edit be made?

Sfbooks52 23:29, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Editing a cover artist

It has been a long time since I contributed to this site. I recently found a picture of the cover art on pinterest for the paperback, Sword of Aldones, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Ace 79200. Michael Whalen's distinctive signature is centered just below the man's left foot. The paperback crops this off. How can an edit be made?

Sfbooks52 23:31, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

If it's this edition, you should notify the primary verifiers first by posting a message on their talk pages. If convinced that your source is a reliable one, they will then edit the record. Dragoondelight is no longer active, but Willem H., Chavey, and Bluesman are. Just leave a message on one or all of their talk pages.
If this had not been a primary-verified record, you would log-in to the database side of the ISFDB, go to the publication record, click on "Edit This Pub" under the Editing Tools menu, on the next screen enter "Michael Whelan" into the Artist1 field, give the source for the credit in the Note field, and submit your changes. Mhhutchins|talk 04:07, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
I am on Bluesman's page, but I cannot figure what page to ask my question. I used to do this so easily, but now cannot remember what the "talk" page is. I was on the talk tab, but he says not to ask questions there. A little help please?

Sfbooks52 19:35, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Go to the editor's page and click the "Discussions" tab, which leads you to their talk page. On the talk page, click the plus "+" tab, which opens a dialogue box into which you fill the subject line, and then type your comment or question. Mhhutchins|talk 22:23, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
I see the Pinterest page is here. Also posted on Not Pulp Covers and (apparently originally) on Geeky Nerf Herder. It looks authentic to me, as one of the primary verifiers. Chavey 05:12, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Before this gets lost in the maelstrom of time I'll add the artist. Stonecreek 07:46, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

A new cleanup report for COVERART records

A new cleanup report, "COVERART titles without a 'Cover: ' prefix", has been deployed. The data (approximately a dozen records) will become available tomorrow morning. Ahasuerus 19:52, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

2015-01 e-NewPubs

I have submitted the first batch of 2015-01 e-NewPubs. Most of them are actually "AddPubs in disguise" -- please be careful when merging them with pre-existing titles. Ahasuerus 03:26, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

All e-NewPubs for 2015-01 have been submitted. There weren't that many eligible books but Fixer had also found 1,400+ low priority ISBNs, which had to be sorted out manually and that took a while. I have tweaked Fixer's logic to automate some parts of the process, so it should be less time-consuming in the future. Many thanks to the approving moderators! Ahasuerus 18:34, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

"Suspected Duplicate Authors" - 'M' added

The letter 'M' has been added to the "Suspected Duplicate Authors" report. The data will be regenerated over the next 20 hours. There should be approximately 500 suspected duplicate pairs. Ahasuerus 16:25, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Thought Experiments

I have a question. There is Thought Experiments and Thought Experiment. Both are series in Asimov's Science Fiction, and I was wondering. I think a parent series called Thought Experiment(s) should be created with these other two series as sub-series of it so that both of these irregular series can be found on one page, and you never know when Thought Experiment will be switched back to Thought Experiments. Lemme know what to do. MLB 05:11, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Choose one and add all titles to that series. Titles of title records don't have to match exactly the series name. Mhhutchins|talk 05:23, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
BTW, this was incorrectly posted to the talk page and not the project page (this one). I deleted it from there and copied it to this page. Mhhutchins|talk 05:25, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Done, I picked the older series title for consistency. MLB 03:41, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

David Sale's year of birth

An intermediate update from the SFE3 team re: the submission that has been on hold for over a month: they have made progress tracing the origins of their data, but they need to do some more digging. Ahasuerus 03:39, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban first American edition

The only entry for the month the book came out is listed as the 43rd printing, so I submitted a cloned record for the first printing. I also submitted an update to the 43rd printing entry to change the date to 0000-00-00 since I have no idea when it was printed and Dcarson can't tell us. The note on the primary verifier's talk page says to leave a notice here instead of on that talk page, so here it is. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 06:18, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I see another moderator has already accepted the submission. BTW, linking to the record really helps. It took me awhile to find the record you are referring to, since there's so many records under this title. Mhhutchins|talk 08:27, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I usually do that. Sorry. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 22:12, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Pending edits for Seiun Award works

I have a bunch of Japanese works pending approval right now. Several of them are winners of the Seiun Award, and I can't add the award to them until the works themselves are approved. Will someone go through and approve them so I can continue updating the award listings? I'm going to be adding a bunch more over the holidays, too. Thanks! ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 00:03, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for approving. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:56, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Note added to Contact

As the primary verifier is listed as inactive, just posting a note here. I just updated the note to indicate the source of the cover credit. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 19:58, 27 December 2015 (UTC)