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Works with inappropriate subject headings on LibraryThing

Description: Add works to this list if their "Work details" pages show "LC Subjects" that aren't accurate at all, or that apply only to some editions. Optionally, assign a higher ranking to works with particularly strange or amusing headings. See also the "broken subject headings" tag.

Members: 5 participating members (show all)

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1
19,292 members, 231 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Luisali (1), ahef1963 (1), Edward (4)

Score: 10.83

Explanations:

Luisali (1): Some subject headings are wrong: "Dummies (Bookselling) › Specimens" and "Made for TV movies".

2
17,751 members, 208 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Luisali (2), ahef1963 (2), AnnaClaire (3)

Score: 9.77

Explanations:

Luisali (2): Theatrical posters and Theatrical productions

3
55,799 members, 1,017 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (2), ahef1963 (4), Edward (9)

Score: 8.5

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (2): Apparently, this is a study guide to a large print TV movie, which was possibly set in the 1700's.

4
15,135 members, 122 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), Edward (6), AnnaClaire (8)

Score: 7.97

5
40,400 members, 687 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), AnnaClaire (6), Edward (8)

Score: 7.49

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (6): Another supposed study guide to a TV movie.

6
3,030 members, 99 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (1), Edward (3)

Score: 7.04

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (1): If subject headings are to be believed, this is a "pictorial work" about a town in New Jersey, and not a novel about the female residents of a town in England.… (more)

7
22,051 members, 464 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Edward (1), AnnaClaire (5)

Score: 6.68

8
3,799 members, 20 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Edward (2), AnnaClaire (10)

Score: 5.61

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (10): Needs a little multilingual condensing.

9
14,023 members, 177 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: Luisali (3), AnnaClaire (9)

Score: 5.35

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (9): "Publishers' advertisements"? Really?

10
792 members, 28 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Edward (5), ahef1963 (7)

Score: 5.13

11
25,403 members, 649 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (7), ahef1963 (14)

Score: 4.53

12
7,472 members, 97 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), AnnaClaire (12)

Score: 4.46

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (12): One wouldn't think Dickens wrote a biography of Tolkien, but the subject headings say he did.

13
89,641 members, 1,416 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (11), ahef1963 (15)

Score: 4.23

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (11): Quite a few subject headings from the movies. A few oddballs made their way in, too. There are also a number of headings in French that duplicate their English counterparts.… (more)

14
25,350 members, 251 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (4): A lot of edition-level items, and some multilingual duplications. Also contains a few weirdness gems.

15
37,796 members, 499 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

Score: 2.68

16
1,318 members, 15 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: Edward (7)

Score: 2.46

17
4,404 members, 80 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

18
4,671 members, 122 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

19
8,458 members, 69 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

20
10,359 members, 224 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

21
13,454 members, 397 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

Score: 2.11

22
9,314 members, 156 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (13): Fortunately, the only *wrong* heading is "7.150" -- mostly the problem is duplications from misunderstood text.

23
13,966 members, 187 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (14): An animated adaptation on TV & videodisc. Now with snazzy bindings!

24
12,339 members, 359 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: AnnaClaire (15)

Score: 2.03

Explanations:

AnnaClaire (15): There's the work-level "Electronic books" in there. And some French dupes of headings already there in English -- at least, once you correct for some wrongly-escaped characters.… (more)

25
15,882 members, 281 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Score: 0

26
15,133 members, 207 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Score: 0

27
12,390 members, 323 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Score: 0

28
6,927 members, 150 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Score: 0

29
5,278 members, 190 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Score: 0

30
3,141 members, 60 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Score: 0

31
2,994 members, 80 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Score: 0

32
2,647 members, 46 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Score: 0

33
1,438 members, 17 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Score: 0

34
804 members, 17 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Score: 0

35
612 members, 9 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

Score: 0

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Started by: Edward (February 2012)

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