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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 16:23, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Bridging the Galaxies by Niven
I'm holding your submission which adds a note to this pub that the record incorrectly paginates the contents. It's better to actually make the corrections to the record and then do a primary verification (if you have the book) so that we know the source of the data. The note itself doesn't correct anything, it only points out the error. That sort of contribution should be made on the community pages of this wiki, not in the database record itself. You can respond here on your user talk page, or make another submission correcting the mistaken pagination. Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 16:29, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- It appears that our data comes from the Locus Index, which is not infallible. Mhhutchins 16:33, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- The record here correctly paginates the contents; it’s the table of contents in the book that’s wrong. FlaSheridn 16:38, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
- Sorry, I misread the note. Your submission has been accepted. Thanks. Mhhutchins 22:12, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Dates for "A Columbus of Space"
Hi. I don't necessarily agree with it myself, but I believe the dating on the "A Columbus of Space" serializations and novel are in accordance with ISFDB policy. Serializations carry the date of appearance (unless a reprint of an earlier serialization), and the book-length title record carries the date of first book publication. This practice predates my involvement, so I have no insight into any discussion around it that might have taken place. See Help:Use_of_the_SERIAL_type#Date_Rule for an explanation. In light of that, I am going to reject your proposed date change on the first installment of the 1926 serialization. But I will keep it on hold to give you a chance to respond. Thanks. --MartyD 03:58, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
- I am going through with the rejection. If you see this and believe it should be otherwise, please let me know. I tried to send you mail, but your account isn't configured to let me do that. Thanks. --MartyD 02:29, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
- Ouch, I disagree with the policy as well. The distinction is particularly needed for early Amazings, since Gernsback doesn’t always make it clear when he’s reprinting. (He briefly starred new stories in the Table of Contents, but soon gave up.)
- I fixed the mail setting, sorry.
- —FlaSheridn 20:06, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Amazing Stories, April 1927
Hello, I've put your submission on hold on multiple grounds:
- You entered the new item as an EDITOR record, it should be an ESSAY (EDITOR roughly corresponds to the issue of the magazine so there's only one by publication).
- You gave "n/a" for credit, if the piece is not credited, simply use "uncredited".
- As the issue is PVed, try first to clear the matter with the primary verifier (even if he/she seems to be inactive), it's our etiquette.
- As this piece seems quite short, I was wondering if its inclusion was desirable, Is it something more that a filler?
Thanks. Hauck 08:13, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
- I think the “Readers' Vote of Preference,” though short, is historically significant, and is important for the ISFDB to include, as it’s omitted from the Table of Contents but referred to in later discussions. I’m happy to make the other corrections, and will try to figure out how to contact the PVer. (Though since it’s not in the ToC, it’s not surprising.)
- —FlaSheridn 18:06, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
- I've approved your submission and corrected it (I've also disambiguated the new essay just in case). Hauck 19:04, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Amazing Stories, May 1927
Hello, I've approved your submission but had to disambiguate the new essay and regularize its author to our usual "The Editor". Hauck 07:47, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Amazing Stories, June 1927
Hello, I've approved your submission but had ãgain to disambiguate the essay, please take some time to read the comments that are adressed to you above. Hauck 07:49, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
- Sorry, will do. —FlaSheridn 23:06, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Amazing Stories, August 1927
Hello, I've put your submission on hold for two reasons: 1) you should discuss the matter with the PV1 and 2) the piece should be entered as ESSAY (NONFICTION is for book-length works), note that it may also have to be disambiguated. Hauck 14:55, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
Tags cannot be added to variants directly. To add a tag, you need to go the parent title record and apply the tag there (either through the Quick Tag or via the Manage Tags "button"). Tags applied to a parent will automatically show on its variants. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 14:50, 3 March 2019 (EST)