User talk:Elysdir

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Hello, Elysdir, 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! Hauck 08:31, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

The City: 2000 A.D.: Urban Life Through Science Fiction

Hello, I've put your submission on hold. As you intend to modify an existing record, please clear the matter beforehand with the PV2 at his talk page. Thanks for contributing. Hauck 08:33, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

No reply, submission rejected. Hauck 09:03, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

We're Civilized

Hello, I've approved your submission after some verifications. Note that such a proposed change should be discussed beforehand with other PVs. Hauck 20:13, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Innocence - HTML

Hello, I've approved your submission but had to correct its syntax. You used a "wiki-style" syntax (brackets) instead of HTML tags ("a"). The former is to be used for example on this page, the latter in the diverse fields of the db. Note that we all made (and still make) this confusion.Hauck 03:36, 16 February 2018 (EST)

Sorry about that, and thank you for the correction! I saw after I had submitted it that it was broken, but wasn't sure how to address the problem at that point, so I very much appreciate your having fixed it. --Elysdir 12:07, 16 February 2018 (EST)

Your update submission to add a new regular title

Hello. Just wanted to let you know that when a title already exists, there's an easier way of adding additional contents to a publication; namely importing said already-existing title. Doing so will save an edit. What you've submitted will obv. work, but you would have to merge the new title record in a subsequent edit (I've done that for you). Importing can be easily done from the left-hand menu when having the publication record displayed.

If you have the book Dirty Tricks at hand, please scan the cover and upload. Would be most appreciated! And do a primary verification (left-hand menu 'Verify This Pub') Doing so indicates that this record has been confirmed to be accurate as it has been compared with the physical book you have at hand (if you don't own the book, then transiently verify). Regards, MagicUnk 07:02, 6 August 2020 (EDT)

Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans & Perverts

Thanks for submitting the Constellation Press edition of Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans & Perverts and sorry about the delay with processing the submission!

I have approved the submission and updated notes to clarify that the copyright page has 2 ISBNs: one for Kindle and one for ePub. I then created a new publication record for the ePub ISBN. Finally, I moved Elizabeth Story's cover design credit from the "Cover Art" field to Notes: as per the ISFDB data entry rules, the Cover Art field is for artists only while cover designers are credited in Notes. Thanks again! Ahasuerus (talk) 15:52, 5 November 2023 (EST)

Crediting magazine editors

Thanks for pointing out that Template:PublicationFields:Author and Template:TitleFields:Author do not mention what needs to be entered in the Author field for magazines, fanzines and other periodicals. We will work on updating the affected Help pages, but for now here are some answers:

  • For genre periodicals, enter the name(s) of the editor(s) of the issue in question
  • For non-genre periodicals, please see Help:Entering non-genre periodicals, specifically the part that says:
    • "Editors of PERIODICAL NAME" may be used instead of some or all editor names if they are unknown or unclear or not of genre interest. If using the "Editors of ..." format, get the actual periodical name as correct as possible.

Thanks! Ahasuerus (talk) 19:58, 2 February 2024 (EST)

The Cornell Writer


I approved your submission - all Joanna Russ's fiction is indeed eligible. For non-genre magazines, we have a special placeholder for the editor names if we do not know them or do not want to use them: "Editors of Magazine_name". I moved the description of the magazine up on the series level. The result is here. Please note that the yearly record that I set up is always done as a second step - what you submitted was correct and that is exactly how you need to submit the rest of them. I also edited the source note a bit - if you can add which reprint that is from (aka which book), that will be even better but what you have is also fine.

Let me know if you have any questions and have fun submitting the missing stories. Please also do not forget to mark the non-genre stories as non-genre once they are approved. Annie (talk) 21:50, 6 February 2024 (EST)


A quick note to let you know that I have moved your proposed change to Template:TitleFields:Title to the Rules and Standards page to see if we have consensus before we update Help. Thanks for looking into this! Ahasuerus (talk) 08:04, 10 February 2024 (EST)

Primary verified publications.

I'm holding this submission. This title is in 3 primary verified publications. Markwood originally entered this title in No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters. We need to be sure the title was spelled correctly within the publication. All you can see on Amazon's look inside is the T-O-C. Since the other two publications imported or cloned the title, there is no need to ask them.

  • I have inquired for you this time. If the future, you need to ask like this.

John Scifibones 12:10, 29 March 2024 (EDT)

The Cornell Writer, April 1957

Regarding this submission: "Martyr" is currently marked as an non-genre story. By editing that record, you would make "The Queen at Ur" show up as a non-genre poem and "Martyr" as a genre story. Was that your intent? In general, when there are partial contents listed and you want to add more, you should not edit the existing contents to be something else and then add a new entry for what was previously present. Contents do not need to be added in order they appear in the publication. The software will sort based on the page numbers. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 08:46, 30 March 2024 (EDT)

Sorry about that. "Martyr" should remain a non-genre story. Should I cancel that edit and do it again, adding a new entry instead of editing the old one? —Elysdir (talk) 14:52, 30 March 2024 (EDT)
Yes, please. That would be the easiest way to resolve the issue. -- JLaTondre (talk) 15:30, 30 March 2024 (EDT)
Done. Thanks! —Elysdir (talk) 16:57, 30 March 2024 (EDT)
Updated submission has been approved. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 18:06, 30 March 2024 (EDT)

My Life So Far, by Pard

I accepted your addition of My Life So Far, by Pard. Some comments:

  • I agree with entering it as fiction vs. nonfiction. In these cases, the best thing to do is to add an explanatory note which you already did.
  • When entering a chapbook, you also have to add a content record for the short fiction content.
  • I assumed the price and date where not listed in the ebook itself as they usually are not. As such, I added a statement that the source for that data was from the publisher's website. If the ebook did list either, let me know and I will update it (or you can).
  • I added a statement about the photos to the chapbook itself. Since these are not speculative fiction related, they would not be included in the contents, but they can be mentioned in the pub notes.

Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 09:19, 30 March 2024 (EDT)

Thank you for making these changes. —Elysdir (talk) 16:58, 30 March 2024 (EDT)

The Little Magazine, Winter 1973

The three reviews here, shouldn't they be interviews?--Dirk P Broer (talk) 04:38, 20 May 2024 (EDT)

Should the first story be Thursday, not Thrusday? --Username (talk) 08:27, 20 May 2024 (EDT)