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Date change on "By the Aero-Mail. A Romance of To-Morrow"
Hi, and welcome. I have a question about your proposed change of publication date for By the Aero-Mail. A Romance of To-Morrow from April, 1919 to May, 1919. What is your source for that date? The 1919-04-00 came from Science-Fiction: The Early Years, which places the first publication in the April, 1919 edition of The Strand Magazine (see this Google Books scan).
If you click on the title above, you'll notice we have the April, 1919 appearance recorded, so your change would make the first publication date later than the date of the first publication we have it appearing in.
I did a little searching on Google Books, and I found the piece indeed appeared on p. 405 in Volume 57 of The Strand Magazine. See this search. Unfortunately, it's a snippet view, but searching for May in the same volume shows this, which suggests April started on p. 236 and May started on p. 449, placing p. 405 in the April edition.
But stranger things have happened, so I am wondering where you found the date. You can reply here by editing this section (click on the "edit" link at the top right of this text). Putting a colon(s) at the beginning of your response indents (one level per colon), separating your comments from mine. Thanks. --MartyD 11:31, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
- Sorry, but due to lack of response I've decided to reject this edit. I am happy to reapply it if you do have information that May is the correct date. Thanks. --MartyD 10:39, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
Linking to images on other sites
Hi. I accepted your changes to the record for Joan Vatsek, but I have temporarily removed the link to her photograph, http://www.elizabetharthur.org/bio/joan_vaczek_photo.jpg, as we do not have permission to link to the elizabetharthur.org site (see ISFDB:Image_linking_permissions for information about the policy). Since the photograph is copyright by Russell Lynes, we also cannot copy it to the ISFDB server. I have sent mail to the contact for that site to see if we can get permission to link or permission from the copyright holder to upload. Thanks. --MartyD 10:38, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
- I got a response today from the folks at the site granting permission to link to the image or copy it. I will figure out appropriate treatment and hook it up to her page. --MartyD 14:28, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
I had to reject your change to Mark Sonders. Changing the name of the author record would change the credit on the novel. The ISFDB records credit as explicitly given in the publication. If the author has a different "real name", we use the Legalname field to record the author's true full name (in "LASTNAME, FIRST MIDDLE" format).
In this case, since Michael Berlyn was already in the database (since he also published novels under that name), the fix is to create a pseudonym relationship between the two records. I have gone ahead and done that. For future reference, Help:Screen:MakePseudonym provides instructions on how to do that.
We also can only use images from sites that have explicitly given us permission to do so. See ISFDB:Image linking permissions for a list of such sites. Since www.bibliograph.ru is not on that list, we cannot use their image. If you wish to contact the site to see about permission, the instructions to do so are below the list.
- Hello! In a somewhat similar case I had to reject your submission to change the data for Hervé Calixte. First, but minor reason was the use of capitals (RONDARD), which we don't use. The major reason was the change of the last name (Calixte) to RONDARD. It is a bit confusing but the last name in this field is the one of the canonical name, so Calixte has to remain. Please do re-submit: the other information is much appreciated. Thanks, Stonecreek 19:35, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
Cover image for Darkness and Dawnn
I have linked the image you uploaded to the publication record. Whenever you upload a cover image file to the ISFDB server, you must go back to the publication record and add the URL of the image file so that it links to the record. Otherwise it will not appear on the publication record. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:55, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi. I accepted your updates to Richard S. Simak, but I removed the link to http://geneo.kingrat.us/media/Photos/People/Simak,%20Richard.jpg, as we do not have permission to link to images on geneo.kingrat.us. See ISFDB:Image_linking_permissions for details. You can try to get their permission, if you want. Otherwise, if the photo is in the public domain, you can download it and upload it to the ISFDB server. If it it not in the public domain, you would have to find another one. Thanks. --MartyD 10:14, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Denis vs. David Plimmer on "Man from the Wrong Time-Track"
Hi. I have your proposed edit that would add a synopsis of Denis Plimmer on this cover http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/e/e3/CNNYSTRAPR1941.jpg to Man from the Wrong Time-Track on hold. That's not a synopsis, so the note doesn't belong there. Were you trying to bring the discrepancy to someone's attention or simply meaning to add this as a Note instead of as a Synopsis? I looked around, and I think there's good evidence that "David" is a data entry error and should be "Denis"; so we could just fix the author credit on the title instead. --MartyD 10:44, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
- In fact, I found this scan, showing the interior credit in the magazine was Denis. So I'm going to cancel your submission and change the author credit. Thanks for finding the error. --MartyD 10:47, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Hello, I've put your submisison to change authorship of the two uncredited stories on hold. What are the reasons of this proposed change? Thanks. Hauck 13:44, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
- Without any more informations forthcoming, I've rejected the submission. Hauck 16:32, 2 October 2016 (UTC)