User talk:Hoddy

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Hello, Hoddy, 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:

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 20:03, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Earth Abides

Have held your submission to remove the image from the SFBC UK edition. It is the correct image. Is there a reason to delete it? --~ Bill, Bluesman 22:38, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Correct image, but I'm not the owner. I downloaded it for my own collection and can't remember where from, since my book lacks its dustjacket. Hoddy 15:32, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
The download ended up coming through at this end as a deletion of the image. Will reject the submission. Thanks! --~ Bill, Bluesman 18:58, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

British SF Magazine, Vol. 2 #7

A few questions and comments about this pub:

  1. What is the format? Pulp, bedsheet, digest?
  2. Page 18: "Science Cameos No. 15 • essay by Wilhelm Konrad Rontgen [as by The Editor]" should be credited to "The Editor" in the pub record. Then we can create a variant record if we know who actually wrote it. What is the source for the Rontgen credit?
  3. Is "Day of the Dogs" (page 32) a novel or should it be shortfiction?
  4. Page 50: The NONFICTION type is only used for book-length works. If it's part of a larger publication (anthology, magazine, book), it should be typed as ESSAY.

Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:24, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

One more question: is the pub month-dated? Mhhutchins 17:27, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Also I just added the cover image and noticed there are several more contents. Do you plan to enter the remaining contents? Thanks. Mhhutchins 17:36, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
  1. I presume that the format should be Pulp and have amended the record accordingly;
  2. The designation for the item on Page 18 was just wrong, now corrected;
  3. Page 32 was entered as novel because that's what it said on the cover, now changed them all to be short fiction;
  4. Removed the nonfiction designation;
  5. Cannot find a date anywhere on the publication, assumed it was 1952 from the data on this magazine's grid as presented on this site;
  6. I did enter the remaining items, no idea where they got lost to, now re-entered;
  7. Was going to upload the cover once the main body was accepted, on comparing mine with yours, they are the same apart from colour but I have uploaded mine anyway.
Go ahead and replace the current cover image with the one you uploaded. The one we have now is a link to an image on another website. Thanks. Mhhutchins 16:33, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Connecting coverscan to publication

Hi, I noticed you started to upload coverscans. You got the process right, except for the connection of the scan to the publication. This is the helptext for the process: 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". Try it. Nice scans by the way! Thanks, --Willem H. 19:11, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

changes to Primary-verified publications

Hi. Thank you for adding all of those cover scans! That's a lot of work, but very appreciated. One small etiquette note: If you add covers to publications that have a Primary (or Primary2, etc.) verifier, our practice is to leave a note on that verifier's talk page (the "discussion" tab of their user page). Some people post special instructions at the top of their page, in which case do as the instructions ask. It's a bit of a pain, but it's a good way to make sure everyone's talking about the same book. For Star Probe, I've left a note on Brin1's page. Brin1 hasn't been active in a long time (the "User Contributions" link at the left when you're on someone's page will give you a Wiki contribution history so you can judge whether you might expect a response). But active editors usually will double-check the addition. Our general practice is to notify after the fact about additions and to ask before changing something that is already there (unless the verifier is inactive). Thanks. --MartyD 11:49, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Atlas (UK) printing of Astounding SF, November 1955

I think this question is for you? BLongley 17:34, 27 September 2010 (UTC)