User talk:Karamazow

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Hello, Karamazow, 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! Mhhutchins 17:40, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks you very much for the welcome speech and the information about the images. I have now edited the pubs and will wait for a mod to approve. I have no idea what to do with the four tildes :-( Will scan the Wiki for an explanation, though... Many thanks --Karamazow 11:40, 29 March 2012 (UTC) Edit: Got that now, I think. The Wiki says left most but one button, but it actually is the right most but one ... --Karamazow 11:40, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

The tilde is also available on most keyboards. In the US, it's the first key on the number line, just left of "1". You have to shift to enter the tilde character. Mhhutchins 13:57, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Linking Images

If you re-read the instructions I gave you about linking images to publication records, you'll see that you're supposed to enter the entire URL in the record's "Image URL" field, not just the file name. Please try again. Mhhutchins 14:16, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Ah! I see, I did that just now. Thanks again! Karamazow 22:17, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Yep, worked fine, images now accepted.
Here's another Q for you... The order of the stories in do not match the order in the book and seems completely random (they are not arranged alphabetically nor chronologically). Is there a method to let them appear in correct order? Thanks again! Karamazow 07:06, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, edit the record and give the page numbers on which the stories start (don't use the table of contents page.) Thanks. (Also, sdding a colon to each successive message in a wiki discussion makes a clearer display. And don't use the keyboard "enter" key to create a line break. They don't work in a wiki environment.) Mhhutchins 15:44, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
I did just that now. Thanks again for your guidance...Karamazow 15:09, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Don't upload image until the record has been created

Although it's possible to do so, it's better to wait until the record is in the database. If you upload it before hand, you have to name it and you have to add a license tag claiming fair use (to prevent us from being liable for copyright infringement). By waiting until it's in the system and using the "Upload Cover Scan" function, the system does all of this automatically, and gives the image a unique file name. (You might accidentally give it the same name as another record and overwrite the original file.) So I'll accept the submission adding the Dutch version of Michael Strogoff - De Koerier van de Czaar, but I'll have some work to do to bring the image file up to speed. BTW, what is the source for your data? It is ISFDB policy that you note your sources. If you're working from a copy of the book itself, you should record in the Note to Moderator that you're doing so, and will be doing a primary verification of the record. Thanks. Mhhutchins 01:36, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes it's my own scan, will make a mod note with the next one, thanks again. Karamazow 15:48, 31 March 2012 (UTC)


I've accepted your submission to add this record tot he database, but I added a number sign (#) to the catalog number field, based on ISFDB standards. (Please bookmark this page and use to to add or update database records.)

You asked a question in the Note to Moderator field. It's better to ask questions on one of the various community pages, not in the Note to Moderator field. This field's purpose is to provide further information that helps the moderator determine whether to accept the submission. Specific questions about how to edit the database can be asked at Help Desk page, general comments can be made on the Community Portal, or to discuss ISFDB policy and rules go to the Rules and Standards page. You'll get a faster and more thorough response as more editors will see it there than the one moderator who handles your submission. You can even leave a question on the Moderator Noticeboard if you want to get the attention of all moderators who are currently online. Most of us monitor all of these pages so we know when a message has been left on any of them.

Now to your question: no, we don't have a field for the country of publication. We only add geographical information to a publisher's name in order to differentiate from a similarly named publisher, e.g. "Orbit (US)" or "Harper (UK)".

When you get a chance please do a primary verification of the record if you have a copy of the book (see the link in the Welcome section above for help on verification). If you don't have a copy, you should update the record and enter the source of your information in the Note field (not the Note to Moderator field!)

One last thing: is the title correctly entered as Hyper-drive? According to Tuck, the title is Hyper-Drive (capital "D"). Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 20:46, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

thanks again for your help! I have uploaded the image now. Primary verification done too.

As for the title: this is not determinable: all instances in the book (front, back, spine, titlepage) give the title in full CAPS, so it's a matter of interpretation. Should I change it to Hyper-Drive to conform with Tuck? Karamazow 08:33, 25 May 2012 (UTC)


Two things about your submission to add Rob Metz as cover artist to this pub. One, according to the "rules" you should ask the primary verifier (is me) what he thinks before submitting this kind of change. Two, what proof do you have that Rob Metz is the artist, aside from the fact that his name is printed on my scan. He is not credited as such. The copyright page credits Nikolski for "illustrations" and states nothing specific about the cover. --Willem H. 18:02, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

No response yet. I rejected your edit, but you can always re-submit if there's any proof. --Willem H. 20:39, 29 June 2012 (UTC)