User talk:RHFay

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Hello, RHFay, 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:

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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! BLongley 23:31, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Dates of contents for Tales of the Talisman

I accepted the submission adding the contents to this pub (thanks), but wonder why the contents were dated 2009-00-00, when the issue is dated 2009-03-00. Ordinarily when either creating or updating a magazine or other container pubs, the contents will be the same date of the pub (unless it reprints contents). The system will automatically date the contents the same as the pub if you leave the date field of the contents blank. Any particular reason why these contents would not be the same date of the pub? Thanks. Mhhutchins 01:07, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Another question: could you supply further data for this issue? I'm assuming you have the pub in hand and can determine the binding and page count. Standards for entries in these fields can be found here. Thanks again. Mhhutchins 01:13, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Additional Data for TALES OF THE TALISMAN

What additional data do you need for this zine? Please be specific.

I have said this before, and I will say it again, your system isn't the easiest thing for a casual user to use.

Oh, and the date of the pub is the same as the date of the individual entries. I probably messed up entering the publication date. (Also, some pubs have Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter issues.)—The preceding unsigned comment was added by RHFay (talkcontribs) .

Well, as I stated above, we need the binding type (digest, tp, quarto, bedsheet, etc., use the link I gave in the original message to see the different bindings) and the page count. That's all. Sorry about the system's user interface. I admit it's difficult to learn, but the best way to learn how to use it is to use it. There's also dozens of help pages that we don't expect people to read completely before they start editing. That's why the most important ones are linked in the Welcome section above. Most of the other stuff you'll pick up as you go along. But isn't that the way most things are learned in life? Mhhutchins 18:26, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Dates in Content Data

I can't quite figure out if dates should be entered the same way in the content data as they are entered for the whole zine. Your help is not clear on that point. I entered the dates for the content material for the Walpurgisnacht 2010 HUNGUR (May 2010) as May 2010. Should each date for each story/poem/article/artwork have been entered as 2010-05-00 instead? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by RHFay (talkcontribs) .

If you're certain that all of the contents in a publication are the same date as the publication itself, you can leave the contents' date fields blank. The system will then automatically "fill in" the same date they you put in the header. If you know certain pieces were published earlier, and you know the dates, then you should enter that date in the content's date field. Mhhutchins 18:29, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Please remember to end each of your Wiki comments with four tildes (~~~~). The system will then automatically "sign" and date each message. Thanks. Mhhutchins 18:32, 11 September 2011 (UTC)


The submission adding this record to the database was accepted. A few changes should be made in order to bring it up to ISFDB standards:

  • The title of the magazine should include the date of the issue. My research shows that this issue should be titled "Hungur, Walpurgisnacht 2010". Doing this insures that the record of each issue has a separate and individual title.
  • The price should be entered in dollars and cents. So "$7" should be "$7.00".
  • You will need to blank out the dates of each of the content records in order for the system to automatically give them the same date as the issue (as explained above.)
  • NONFICTION type is used only for book-length works. Shorter nonfiction works which are contained in a larger work (ANTHOLOGY, MAGAZINE, COLLECTION, NONFICTION) should be typed as an ESSAY. So you'll need to change the types of "The Alp And The Schrattl" and "It Came From The 70s: Vampire Movie Reviews" to ESSAY.

Thanks for contributing. Mhhutchins 18:42, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Your update to that one looks good. Now you'll need to make the same corrections to this issue. If you have copies of these issues please do a Primary Verification (see the link in the Welcome Section explaining that). If you do not have copies, you should record the source for your data in the record's note field. Thanks. 18:57, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
Looks like you made a second submission to change a pub, before the first submission was accepted. By doing this you've reversed some of the changes you made in the first submission. In the second submission to update this record, it looks like you want change the name back to simply "Hungur" (which I assume is wrong), change the date of "Blood Creature" from 2010-11-00 to 2011-11-00 (which must be wrong), change "The Customer Is Always Right" from ESSAY to SHORTFICTION, and change "The Top 10 Science Fiction Vampire Movies" from ESSAY to NONFICTION (which I know is wrong). I'll go ahead and accept the submission and ask you to check those four items to see which ones you intended and which ones reverted because of the order of submissions. Remember, you should always wait for a submission to be accepted before you make another submission to update the same record. Thanks. Mhhutchins 19:19, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

This is bullshit. You want your data entered, do it yourself. I tried, but it's nothing but a royal pain in the ass. I don't have time for this shit! RHFay

I'm truly sorry you feel that way. Mhhutchins 19:31, 11 September 2011 (UTC)