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Regarding this submission: I'm not seeing any artwork at the provided source that is titled "Exhalation". There are only 2 clear book covers, but neither are for a book titled Exhalation. Can you please clarify? -- JLaTondre (talk) 10:00, 5 September 2022 (EDT)

Artworks on that site are not entitled. Count #14 is this one. --Zapp 13:22, 5 September 2022 (EDT)
That is the cover for Faction: Kiwi Comic Anthology, Issue 1. It is also the same artwork used for CoNZealand: 78th World Science Fiction Convention (which credited Broadmore for it). What is your source that this same artwork was used for a book titled Exhalation and that it is the Exhalation that appeared in CoNZealand: 78th World Science Fiction Convention? Have you checked with Rtrace? He is pretty detailed and I would think that if the coverart for CoNZealand: 78th World Science Fiction Convention had appeared within the pub twice, he would have varianted it. -- JLaTondre (talk) 14:24, 5 September 2022 (EDT)
Ups, I confused coverart and interiorart, Sorry. --Zapp 14:32, 5 September 2022 (EDT)

Varianting into another variant

Hi, I rejected your varianting a Swedish John Rackham title into a Swedisch John T. Phillifent title not only for the reason stated here (top), but also because you have put the translator only into the new variant. If the John T. Phillifent title gets varianted against its English original we'll lose the translator, because the then empty Swedish title has no publications and gets deleted. Always put the translator in the original translated work, and preferably variant against the original title.--Dirk P Broer (talk) 03:52, 13 September 2022 (EDT)


I'm holding these two submissions, Das dunkle Feuer & Riley : Das Mädchen im Licht. Are these excerpts? You refer to them as 'appending advertising' in the notes to the publications in which they occur. Since the titles are exactly the same as the related titles, we append " (excerpt)". 'Das dunkle Feuer (excerpt)' & 'Riley: Das Mädchen im Licht (excerpt)'. (note my removal of the space in the second title). No need to resubmit, let me know and I will approve your submissions and make the changes. John Scifibones 16:30, 14 September 2022 (EDT)

Yes, these are indeed excerpts as previews for the complete novels. --Zapp (talk) 16:46, 14 September 2022 (EDT)
Approved and updated. In the future, consider adding identifying information in the excerpt title note. 'First chapter', 'first 8 pages' 'the first story in the collection', etc. Any information which can help to determine whether subsequent excerpts need to be merged or disambiguated. Thanks, John Scifibones 18:12, 14 September 2022 (EDT)


Hello Zapp,

Had you thought about asking for getting permissions for self-moderation? If you prefer to stay as you are or to just wait a bit longer, that's ok but you are familiar with most of the DB, understand our varianting, pseudonyming and dating rules (which are usually the major problematic areas for most editors) so I am comfortable supporting an application for self-moderation from you if you wish to do that. :) Annie (talk) 17:07, 15 September 2022 (EDT)

I am surprised by your offer. The following questions arise: What happens to my current pending edits if I accept the self-moderation? is there a control of the self-moderation edits? Can mistakes or errors be discovered? --Zapp (talk) 04:35, 17 September 2022 (EDT)
Continued there. --Zapp (talk) 17:13, 19 September 2022 (EDT)
Sorry, took the weekend off internet :)
Why would you be surprised? You are one of the better editors around here, you know the DB and you rarely mess up. :) It is a community process - if you decide you want it, you post the request on the Community Support board and it will take a few days for people to say if they agree or not and so on before you get the flag (if people do not disagree too strongly).
  • The existing pending edits already submitted at the time of the adding of the flag will need to be handled by a moderator. Usually you can find a willing moderator to clear them for you (ping me if it gets to that).
  • Control is similar to the control for new moderators - the community assists - expect a moderator or three to stop by your page occasionally with a question about some of your edits or reminding you of some rules. Note that self-approver's edits CAN be approved by a moderator if needed and you can always just ask someone for assistance (before or after an edit) if you are not sure.
  • Errors and mistakes: the same way it happens now - either via a cleanup report or via someone seeing it in the Recent Changes (or stumbling on it later)
If you prefer to still stay under moderation for awhile longer, that's ok as well. Annie (talk) 18:32, 19 September 2022 (EDT)
Okay, I'll post a request on the Community Support board. Thanks. --Zapp (talk) 16:54, 20 September 2022 (EDT)
Congratulations, you are now a self-approver :-) Ahasuerus (talk) 16:08, 29 September 2022 (EDT)

Magazines series

Just as a reminder: the magazine name forms a series and not a publication series. We have some of these entered in both places - the pub series field needs to be cleaned up for these. Thus this rejection :) Annie (talk) 12:48, 26 September 2022 (EDT)

Juvenile Flag

If the fiction title in a CHAPBOOK is flagged juvenile, then the container tile must also be flagged (and vice-versa). I fixed this one. They appear on the exception report here. John Scifibones 11:29, 27 September 2022 (EDT)