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Star*Line, March-April 1997

I've accepted the submission to add a record for this issue of the periodical. There's just a few changes that I've made in order for it to comply with ISFDB standards (see this help page). The title field was changed from "Star*Line March-April 1997" to "Star*Line, March-April 1997" (note the comma to separate title from issue date). I also changed the page number for "DOWN THE WATERWAY" from "8-10" to just "8" (we only record the page on which the content begins). I also disambiguated the generic title "Editorial" by adding the issue title (name and date) parenthetically (this keeps common names on an author's page from being accidentally merged, because doing this disambiguation gives each work a unique name). I did the same thing with the two works with identical titles "(untitled)" by Garrison, but went further by giving them each a number because they're in the same issue. A question: all the titles of the poems were accepted as entered, even though they don't follow standard capitalization rules. Are you certain that some are all caps because of the author's intentions or was this an editorial or typesetter's intentions. In most cases we standardize capitalization unless we're certain that it's authorial and not editorial. Thanks. Mhhutchins 04:53, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the helpful advice. In answer to your question, I entered the titles as they appear on the page where each poem is actually presented. The all caps titles are listed in standard form in the table of contents, but are all caps above the poems themselves. I don't know which capitalization scheme was intended by the author, especially since there is a disparity between the table of contents and the body of the magazine. I assume the uncapitalized titles are as the author intended, since the body & table of contents agree (& I know this to be the case for my poems). Thanks. PeterRoberts 03:28, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Star*Line Special Issue 1992

I accepted the submission adding this issue to the database, but there are a couple of problems. I think the publisher is probably the SFPA, not the SFWA. Also "octavo" is not one of the standard sizes. You'll find the list here. I see that other issues of this have used the same name for the publication type. What are the dimensions of the magazine? Is it perfect-bound or stapled? Thanks. Mhhutchins 07:59, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

You are of course quite right that it should be SFPA -- carelessness on my part, sorry. As to the size of the magazine, it is about 5.5 x 8.5 in. & is stapled. Thanks. PeterRoberts 08:36, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Just realized there's 1 mistake on the Aoife's Kiss issue I just entered. The Peter Roberts listed as author on p. 53 should be Peter Roberts (1952).

Dreams & Nightmares, #96, 2013

I accepted your change to the title of the poem on page 8 of Dreams & Nightmares, #96, 2013. It is ISFDB standard practice to notify primary verifiers when modifying their records. Even though he is inactive, I left a message at Biswas‎'s talk page for you.

We do not enter the ISSN in the ISBN field. Instead, as it identified the magazine as a whole vs. a single issue, the ISSN is recorded on the magazine's wiki page. I removed it from the publication and entered it at Magazine:Dreams & Nightmares.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 21:32, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll have a better idea how to deal with these issues if I encounter them again. PeterRoberts 05:21, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Aoife's Kiss, March 2013

Approved your submission and tweaked it a bit, result is here.Hauck 12:00, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

With regard to the Aoife's Kiss listing, for p.53, the Peter Roberts listed as author for the poem "Outreach" is the wrong one (it should be Peter Roberts (1952)). In the instructions for entering data for a new magazine entry, it said to list author's names exactly as they appeared in the magazine, but I now assume that in a case such as this, I should in future use the appropriate name to differentiate. Is that correct? PeterRoberts 01:51, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes, when there are multiple people with the same name, we have to disambiguate them (see Help:How to separate two authors with the same name). I have gone ahead and edited the poem to change the author to "Peter Roberts (1952-)". Thanks. -- JLaTondre (talk) 02:22, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. PeterRoberts 02:23, 2 July 2015 (UTC)