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1jasbro
Dec 5, 2011, 11:03pm Top

**Please read as there have been modifications**
_________________________________________

This thread is for LT’ers or thingamabrarians, or members, or their designees, to post combining or separating problems with their books.

** If a book has been combined with a book that is extremely different from the original.
** If a book won’t combine with the other books just like it.
** There is a problem with the entry & it is just too overwhelming to deal with.

________________________________________

WHEN YOU POST:

Give us the TITLE & author, plus any other information you think we might need & please NUMBER them if you post more than one.

Example:
..Please combine:

#1: The story of the life of you
http://www.librarything.com/work/XXXXXX
http://www.librarything.com/work/YYYYYYYY

#2: The story of the life of everyone else
http://www.librarything.com/work/WWWWW
http://www.librarything.com/work/ZZZZZZZZ

** Please do not give us search pages or author pages.
Give us concrete & specific works to be combined, not groups of possibles, unless you have questions. Series pages can be helpful.

** You can ask us to look at a set of works to ask our opinions or ask if someone with a specific language or subject knowledge look at your request, but please be brief.

** Make your request easy for yourself & for the combiners who will help you.

Then you can just wait, “and someone will be with you shortly.”
Please, keep in mind this work is done by volunteers, not LT staff.

*** If you number multiple requests, it makes it easier if someone can only work on part of a request.

*** If you edit your post to add new items to be combined, please indicate that they are new by preceding with “ETA:” or “Edit:”.

*** Also, please indicate when a request has been "DONE".
________________________________________

Tim’s Guidelines for Proper Etiquette for contacting members about their book records:

“For this topic, I still feel strongly that I’d like to consider it bad form. Many others agree with me. But a few think I’m dictating and are angry about that. So, fine. Let’s just write some guidelines up. I propose that the guidelines be something along the lines of:

* Remember that LibraryThing is used for many different reasons. The way you use and enjoy the site is not necessarily the way others do.
* Be sensitive to how the member is using LibraryThing. Approach members who show no interest in the social side more cautiously.
* Try to provide helpful information and ask questions rather than dictating.
* If the user indicates displeasure at the request, let it drop.
* When in doubt, raise the issue in the Combiners! group before sending a message.”

________________________________________

Skittles’ note: I would like to add that we should ALWAYS use private comment when we absolutely must contact a LT’er, even when their response isn’t private.
_______________________________________

Dr Mike’s (aka theapparatus) note:

If both works that need to be combine have more than 200 records, please post your request in this thread:

http://www.librarything.com/topic/95602

You need staff intervention to handle that request.
________________________________________

When this thread reaches approximately 200 posts, DO NOT POST HERE, but go to thread #45. This thread will be easier to handle if we keep it under 200 (faster loading). Please copy any notes or instructions to the new thread. Thank you.

Feel free to add comments &/or suggestions ... not just “challenges.”

** There is also a Combiner’s Group Information, FAQ & Discussion Thread #2 at: http://www.librarything.com/topic/57164 . That thread is for combining information, discussion in general, not for problems ... .

** The wiki page is here: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Book_combining

4Jarandel
Edited: Dec 6, 2011, 11:46am Top

>2 supersidvicious: Done.

For 2.3 the default cover displayed cannot be authoritatively changed, but you can select or upload the one you want to see when looking at the work in your catalogue, if enough people move to a "good" cover the irrelevant one will eventually cease to be the default.
Here after recalculating the current default cover has shifted to a correct one, but of the german edition since it has the most copies listed.

>3 Stevil2001: Done.

5fdholt
Dec 6, 2011, 1:05pm Top

Could someone who knows French look at this:
http://www.librarything.com/work/11596544/editions

I think these are different works all combined together.

6Schmerguls
Edited: Dec 6, 2011, 1:20pm Top



http://www.librarything.com/work/8547346

http://www.librarything.com/work/332636

I think these should be combined.

I found how to get the numbers. Does one have to post the first number and then find the second number and edit the message? I don't know how to get both urls on the same post without posting the first url and then editing the post ot add the second

7divinenanny
Dec 6, 2011, 1:35pm Top

I have this book: http://www.librarything.com/work/book/80636269 Het gefluister in de duisternis
This are the editions: http://www.librarything.com/work/1632793/editions/80636269
There it says that it is the short story, not the collection, but the book I have is the collection. Can someone separate these out?

8Jarandel
Edited: Dec 6, 2011, 6:35pm Top

>5 fdholt: Done, all 6 were separate works.

>6 Schmerguls: Done.

>7 divinenanny: Attempted and moved the disambig notice to the short story version.

9Collectorator
Dec 6, 2011, 5:51pm Top

6, if you want to copy the url of a page, just click at the end of it in the address bar. That highlights it. Then ctrl+C, then ctrl+V into the message box. Repeat as necessary.

11quartzite
Dec 6, 2011, 8:35pm Top

For some reason Swift's Gulliver' Travels--some 11k copies are on the page of Paul Turner http://www.librarything.com/combine.php?author=turnerpaul

12jasbro
Dec 6, 2011, 10:11pm Top

> 11: Confusing at first, yes; but it actually looks OK to me. The key? Click "go to work" for Gulliver' Travels on the "Combine works: Paul Turner" page, then click "other authors" where it says "Other authors: See the other authors section." There, Paul Turner's confirmed as Editor and secondary author of some editions, but the Work is still clearly attributed to Swift. (Remember seeing that on clicking "go to work"?) If you have other questions, please ask; thanks.

13AnnieMod
Dec 7, 2011, 1:43am Top

15AnnieMod
Dec 7, 2011, 8:01am Top

16MarthaJeanne
Edited: Dec 7, 2011, 8:02am Top

14> Done.

I thought the numbers did something funny!

17AnnieMod
Dec 7, 2011, 8:52am Top

192wonderY
Dec 7, 2011, 11:34am Top

>18 sneuper: both done.

212wonderY
Dec 8, 2011, 7:35am Top

23theapparatus
Dec 8, 2011, 9:53am Top

Greets:

I;m out of time and am trying to get going. I cleaned up this author:

http://www.librarything.com/author/whitney

Could someone double check those for me please and do the book combining?

The Understanding Nutrition on that page needs to combined with the ones on this page as well:

http://www.librarything.com/author/whitneyeleanornoss
http://www.librarything.com/author/whitneyeleanor

I'm assuming from the titles that the second author there is two authors put together.

Thakks,
-drmike

27Jarandel
Edited: Dec 8, 2011, 3:57pm Top

0-copy of Ulenspiegel, Part 1 by Charles de Coster

http://www.librarything.com/work/10585230
http://www.librarything.com/work/12023340

0-copy of Ulenspiegel, Part 2 by Charles de Coster
http://www.librarything.com/work/8370538
http://www.librarything.com/work/12023352

Thanks.

>23 theapparatus: Done except "Alien Number Eleven", aliased the nutritional guide Whitney into http://www.librarything.com/author/whitneyeleanornoss-1

Didn't combine the Instructor's guide into it as it seems to be a companion work.

>24 theapparatus: Seems someone else already did it.

>25 abbottthomas: Done.

28jasbro
Dec 8, 2011, 4:06pm Top

> 22, 26, 27: Done.

>25 abbottthomas:: (Somebody did it.)

29theapparatus
Edited: Dec 9, 2011, 10:25am Top

Someone find me a home please:

http://www.librarything.com/work/11670308

Also seems to be too many ways for kids t be making money:
http://www.librarything.com/search.php?search=50+Money+Making+Ideas+for+Kids&amp...

30AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 11:38am Top

>29 theapparatus:
Home found: http://www.librarything.com/work/9733988

And the kids had even more options than you thought (fifty and 50 are different in search if the books are not combined): http://www.librarything.com/work/935949

So all done I think :)

32AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 2:17pm Top

33theapparatus
Dec 9, 2011, 3:49pm Top

Thanks AnnieMod. I'm still doing my belringing and am very time limited with hosting support and other things. Supposed to be 3 hours in the morning and 1 in the evening has turned into 90 and 15 minutes. Please excuse my shortness over the next few weeks. If I find somehting I woud hate to lose it.

34AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 3:51pm Top

>33 theapparatus:

That is what this thread is all about. :)

35parlerodermime
Dec 9, 2011, 4:01pm Top

Can these books be combined?

http://www.librarything.com/work/9594774
http://www.librarything.com/work/10158851


It's a collection (hence the amazon.fr automated author "collectif") of short stories by these authors, who should all get equal billing:
Mohammed Berrada, Mohamed Zafzaf, Ahmad-I Al-Faqih, Izz Ed-dine Al-Madani, Nafila Dhabhab, Zehour Ounissi

Thanks!

36AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 4:04pm Top

>35 parlerodermime:

Combined.
You can add the rest of the authors in the "Other Authors" section on the work page (as you have them, you can as well add them). Let me know if you need assistance with that? :)

37theapparatus
Dec 9, 2011, 4:05pm Top

>That is what this thread is all about. :)

No, I mean I'm only throwing out a single link and asking others to d the research and the lookups and the checking.

38AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 4:09pm Top

>37 theapparatus:

And I had mentioned more than once that it is better to do that than to just leave them hanging if you do not have the time. It is much easier when you have the work numbers - but if we don't we can find them. :)

39parlerodermime
Dec 9, 2011, 4:18pm Top

Thanks! (I've already done that, but the book only shows up through the Zehour Ounissi author page)

40AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 4:23pm Top

>39 parlerodermime:

I do not see anyone added in the Other Authors section?

41parlerodermime
Dec 9, 2011, 4:29pm Top

Oh thank you! I must have been only editing my version of the work and missed that section originally.

42AnnieMod
Dec 9, 2011, 4:37pm Top

>41 parlerodermime:

You had one of them twice so I cleaned it up. :)

43sneuper
Dec 10, 2011, 2:27pm Top

Hi everybody,

This series needs cleaning up. I've adressed most of the issues, now it's combining time....

http://www.librarything.com/series/El+Croquis

thanks for the help!

44Jarandel
Edited: Dec 10, 2011, 5:05pm Top

0-copy of a polish "A Meeting with Medusa and other stories" by Arthur C. Clarke that needs nabbing down :

http://www.librarything.com/work/12030028
http://www.librarything.com/work/12030022

Not to be combined with the similar spanish and german collections that both seem to have a different selection of tales.

Another 0-copy, the single story this time :

http://www.librarything.com/work/3565713
http://www.librarything.com/work/6011430

Thanks.

45jasbro
Dec 10, 2011, 8:12pm Top

> 43: Partly done, through 72.2

>44 Jarandel:: Done.

46theapparatus
Dec 10, 2011, 9:05pm Top

*sigh*

http://www.librarything.com/author/natgeomagazine

I'm sure at least one person here has National Geo in their database so those will all have to be combined.

47jjwilson61
Dec 10, 2011, 10:52pm Top

I'm sure at least one person here has National Geo in their database so those will all have to be combined.

theapparatus has me blocked but maybe someone else can explain to me what this means. To have Nat Geo in their database is to have it in their LT catalog? And what does that have to do with whether they should be combined or not?

48AnnaClaire
Dec 10, 2011, 11:29pm Top

And what does that have to do with whether they should be combined or not?

Exactly. They should be combined with other copies of the same issue -- but not necessarily with each other.

49AnnieMod
Edited: Dec 11, 2011, 1:28am Top

>47 jjwilson61:,48

I think that is what 46 means -- that these need to go combined into the proper issues.
Yikes - 244? That will take a while...

PS: What it has to do with people having or not having NG is a different story - probably means that it will be easier for someone that have them. Don't see how but cannot decipher it in another way.

PS2: And I left a message to the user - he has review of '' in every single one of those - looks like a weird import.

50fdholt
Edited: Dec 11, 2011, 8:51am Top

#47 Not just you. theapparatus has a busy holiday season and somewhere in the lists, he said he was temprarily (?) shutting down his comments. Correct me if I am wrong.

Edited to add: thanks AnnieMod - I noticed the wonky reviews also but slipped my mind to mention.

51jjwilson61
Edited: Dec 11, 2011, 10:50am Top

Well, the first step is to combine the authors Nat.Geo.Magazine with National Geographic isn't it. Then it will be obvious what to combine (except with over 2000 works maybe the page will be too big to work with).

ETA: 50> No. theapparatus decided a while back that I said something that was personally insulting to her and blocked me.

53fdholt
Dec 11, 2011, 4:11pm Top

#52 done

54theapparatus
Edited: Dec 11, 2011, 7:53pm Top

jjwilson61 no I blocked you because you have made multiple bigoted statements at me and others here. As I and others have explained to you multiple times as you have continued to harass me.

Just like you just did in that post by getting my gender wrong.

I flagged you again for whatever it's worth but I know Tim won't do anything about it.

I pointed out the Nation Geographic to have individual issues combined. Not to have them all combined into a single record.

Excuse me for the confusion. It was one of those "My time is very short" posts and I had to move on.

55timspalding
Edited: Dec 11, 2011, 8:22pm Top

A few comments, since I was asked to look at this:

1. Except in rare cases, Jeremy, Abby and I only react to situations brought before us explicitly. That is, if you want something done about a post, you have to complain. We often read that we're "ignoring" something and smile. That's literally so because we aren't out there reading thousands of posts every day. What do you expect?!

2. If you want personal replies from me about a problem, please ensure that you have comments turned on, or send me your email so I can write back.

3. I can't judge statements like "No. theapparatus decided a while back that I said something that was personally insulting to her and blocked me." I have no idea if it's an accurate representation of the history, and it's not clearly an attack without that background. Further, it would get me involved in a dispute in a way I won't do. Personal attacks covered by the TOS are generally obvious—you're a pig! fuck you! and so forth. To get into who said what to whom and what they meant by it is beyond me, and would lead to all sorts of bad calls.

4. Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try and love one another right now.

56AnnieMod
Dec 11, 2011, 8:13pm Top

>54 theapparatus:

Getting someone's gender wrong is not being bigoted or harassing people -- I honestly do not remember the gender of half the people I deal with here in LT... and for some I am not sure I ever knew this information.

57jjwilson61
Dec 11, 2011, 8:35pm Top

I did look at the's profile and the only thing that hints at a gender is the profile picture which is Kim Possible. So, if you want people to get your gender right, put it in your profile.

I honestly don't remember any more what I did to upset theapparatus in the first place.

58timspalding
Dec 11, 2011, 8:36pm Top

Kim Possible

Aha! Thanks. I was wondering who that was.

59Robert_Weaver
Edited: Dec 11, 2011, 11:37pm Top

- ignore me

60AnnieMod
Dec 11, 2011, 11:38pm Top

>59 Robert_Weaver:

nah - we do not like ignoring people here. I would take this as "My problem is now solved"?

62sneuper
Edited: Dec 12, 2011, 2:45pm Top

>44 Jarandel: Great, thanks so far!!

63jasbro
Edited: Dec 12, 2011, 8:10pm Top

> #61: 1 already done (somebody else?); 3, 4 & 5, done. But please confirm #2 -- are these really substantially the same? And, if so, how 'bout the other half dozen examples having separate records on LT? Glad to combine them if appropriate, but I'm not familiar with them at all. Thank you.

>#43, 62: Still working -- up to 114. (You might check that I'm not screwing it up ... .) Thanks!

64vpfluke
Dec 13, 2011, 12:01am Top

This is probably the wrong page to ask this question, but I believe that the author picture shown for David Einhorn #1 (link: http://www.librarything.com/author/einhorndavid-1 ) belongs with David Einhorn #3. Although I do plenty of combining, I never work with pictures.

65vpfluke
Dec 13, 2011, 12:21am Top

I figured out how to move the picture. I clicked on the picture, and there was some language about reassigning the photo, which I did and it now shoows under # 3.

66supersidvicious
Dec 13, 2011, 1:46am Top

> #63
I guess there are at least 5 different works in this http://www.librarything.com/work/534496

68guido47
Dec 13, 2011, 4:03am Top

Hi group,

This DVD also has a completely unrelated work mentioned. Yes they are all zero copies (I separated out the one with a copy) and shouldn't matter.

But it looks ugly. Can this be fixed?

Thanks, Guido.

69SimoneA
Dec 13, 2011, 4:55am Top

#68 is done. You might want to add a year to your copy though, because there are three different movie versions.

70guido47
Dec 13, 2011, 6:03am Top

Thanks SimoneA,

Do you think I should put the year in the title?

Guido.

PS. What did you do? How does one get rid of zero copies?

71SimoneA
Dec 13, 2011, 8:14am Top

>70 guido47: You could put the year in the title or use the director as author. Either of these things should help distinguish versions. You can separate zero copies just like other copie, on the editions page. There is a link behind each edition to separate it from the main work. Hope this helps!

72Jarandel
Edited: Dec 13, 2011, 3:09pm Top

>67 supersidvicious: 1/2/3/4/5/6 Done I think.

67.7 is a 0-copy which I can't currently do.

73inge87
Dec 13, 2011, 2:31pm Top

Can someone please combine these two:

Rance and the Trappist Legacy by A. J. Krailsheimer

http://www.librarything.com/work/3769591
http://www.librarything.com/work/2650704

Thanks.

74nathanielcampbell
Dec 13, 2011, 2:35pm Top

75lorax
Dec 13, 2011, 2:47pm Top

AnnieMod:

Getting someone's gender wrong is not being bigoted or harassing people

Exactly. I've long since lost track of how many times people get mine wrong, online or in person. The only time I bother to correct people is if their error indicative of a more generalized cluelessness -- like if they assume I must be male because I have a wife. But I certainly don't see it as an insult.

77jasbro
Edited: Dec 13, 2011, 7:39pm Top

>#43, 62: Still working; assistance will be appreciated. Thanks!

> #66: I think this one's sorted out. There were a few young reader's adaptations, and a two-fer (bound with "The Magic Porridge Pot"); but, otherwise, the remaining editions (essentially three of them) all appear to be translations, with various illustrators, of Tolstoy's original story. Thanks for pointing it out! Now, if somebody want to tackle "The Magic Porridge Pot" ... .

> #67.7: Done.

> #76: Done.

78guido47
Edited: Dec 13, 2011, 11:15pm Top

Dear Group,

Having added some DVD's I started looking through them looking for other members with same.

I am sure than more than one other member has this! Why, I will even bet $10,000 (or I would if I was running for President) that there are many copies out there.
Any suggestions on how to find them and then "combine" them?

Guido.

ETA. Supplimentary thought. I will go through mine and add the director as Author to my earlier ones. :-)

79AnnieMod
Dec 13, 2011, 11:18pm Top

>78 guido47:
Search for "Lord of the Rings dvd" or "Lord of the Rings film"? The search is not caching anymore so what you see is what is in the DB at the moment.

80tardis
Dec 13, 2011, 11:49pm Top

Or "Lord of the Rings videorecording"

82guido47
Dec 14, 2011, 1:04am Top

Hi, back again,

Finding "common DVD's is not simple.

Consider "Clint Eastwood's" Pale rider:

There is a book, but I also discovered these -

http://www.librarything.com/work/2335482/book/80789219
http://www.librarything.com/work/10617693/workdetails
http://www.librarything.com/work/8743731/editions
http://www.librarything.com/work/9279875/members

They are ALL the Film, albeit some are VHS, but still the same work.
How do I combine them all? I can combine similar works, but these? Before I do combine I will study each work carefully and seperate out any Non-obvious cases.

Guido.

83AnnieMod
Dec 14, 2011, 1:14am Top

Guido,

If you manage to clean them up, just post the links that need combining and the group here will be more than happy to combine them.

84guido47
Dec 14, 2011, 1:25am Top

Thanks AnnieMod,

I have separated out the zero copies from the 4 links in #82.
All the ISBN's are for the film. So.

"make it so..." as Captn Aubrey would say :-)

I am still interested in how you combine such disparate titles and authors.

Guido.

85AnnieMod
Dec 14, 2011, 1:28am Top

>I have separated out the zero copies from the 4 links in #82.

Hold on a second. IF they belong to the correct works, even if they are 0-copies, they need to stay combined... Only wrongly combined books should be separated.

86guido47
Dec 14, 2011, 1:30am Top

Oops, I go back and recombine them.

87AnnieMod
Edited: Dec 14, 2011, 1:33am Top

>82 guido47:-85
Got all of them combined including the 0 copies I could find.

88guido47
Dec 14, 2011, 1:36am Top

Ah ha, I thought there must have been some magic elf there. By the time I looked they were all combined. Thanks.

89AnnieMod
Dec 14, 2011, 1:36am Top

91AnnieMod
Dec 14, 2011, 2:57am Top

92guido47
Dec 14, 2011, 3:28am Top

Please combine,

http://www.librarything.com/work/8309268&titleauthorredo=286998325

http://www.librarything.com/work/545272/editions

I am not sure why I couldn't get my copy to be recognised by the other "bunching".

I went in by author. Since I expect many more of these examples PLEASE tell me what you did.

Guido.

93AnnieMod
Dec 14, 2011, 3:30am Top

In this case - both were in http://www.librarything.com/combine.php?author=langwalter so this was the easiest way...:)

95guido47
Dec 14, 2011, 4:02am Top

More DVD's,

Please combine :

http://www.librarything.com/work/9816340/editions

http://www.librarything.com/work/6735327/editions/79890151

http://www.librarything.com/work/4275635

http://www.librarything.com/work/824719/workdetails

I have another 9 or so "Fred Astaires" films to go, and I think they are also spread out like these. Any tricks I should know so I can do them myself.

Guido.

97SimoneA
Dec 14, 2011, 5:51am Top

#95 & 96 are done. What you can do, is add the author of one work to all the other works as 'other author'. Then, all works will be on that author page and can be combined. Afterwards, you can clean up all 'other authors' again. Does that help?

98Jarandel
Edited: Dec 14, 2011, 4:59pm Top

94 1/2/3/4/6/7/8/9 Done.

94.5 Those two are not the same thing, there's a Spiderman comics compilation and a Cyberpunk RPG supplement, cleaned up both and rounded up some strays but didn't combine the two.

------

Some 0-copy combining needed too :

1
At All Costs, Part 1/2 by David Weber
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043096
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043082
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043838
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043840

2
At All Costs, Part 2/2 by David Weber
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043078
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043066

3
War of Honor, Part 2/2 by David Weber
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043613
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043605
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043599

4
Echoes of Honor, Part 1/2
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043891
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043882

5
Echoes of Honor, Part 2/2
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043901
http://www.librarything.com/work/12043877

6
The Shadow of Saganami, Part 1/2
http://www.librarything.com/work/12044027
http://www.librarything.com/work/12044022

Thanks.

99jasbro
Dec 14, 2011, 5:24pm Top

> #98: Done, but please check results (especially item 1?), as I'm not familiar with these Works and their various parts. Thank you.

100guido47
Edited: Dec 14, 2011, 7:09pm Top

Please combine:

http://www.librarything.com/work/11257547/editions

http://www.librarything.com/work/11931627/editions/79890035

http://www.librarything.com/work/10152546/editions

http://www.librarything.com/work/9907185/editions

http://www.librarything.com/work/4275502/editions

http://www.librarything.com/work/9816314/editions

I thought about #97s approach, but not YET confident.
Please tell me if that is the way you went.

Oh, could I add a "place holder, eg xxqw say" as a other
author and then delete that?

Guido.

PS. I also looked at Lord of the rings and shuddered.

101AnnieMod
Dec 15, 2011, 2:35am Top

>100 guido47:
There are a lot of ways to skin a cat...
The approach in 97 is one way :)

Adding and deleting a book will leave a 0-copy work:)So yes - it can work but has a side effect.

And nothing is unfixable - so try - if you make a mess, post back here and someone will help you fix it. :)

102guido47
Dec 15, 2011, 3:18am Top

OK, I'll "fiddle" but please give me an approach for works without authors. One approach I just though of was to create a dummy Work exactly like the Non-author work, with a secondary author, combine these etc.

Seems like a lot of work!

103SimoneA
Dec 15, 2011, 3:29am Top

#100 is done. In this case, I added Thornton Freeland as an other author to all works and combined them on his author page. A placeholder would probably also work, but maybe you will create a nonsense author page, so I prefer to use an actual author. And there are of course other ways to do this, but this works well for me.

1042wonderY
Dec 15, 2011, 8:03am Top

>102 guido47:
Isn't that method unnecessary now? You can simply add other authors on the main work page. That's what I've been doing, and it works charmingly.

105guido47
Dec 15, 2011, 9:50am Top

Just stumbled onto that "main work page, add another author", an hour ago.

All seems to be stumble, stub toe, stumble...

Bloody DVD adders who don't look up and use directors as authors.
Oh wait, that was me yesterday.

Just a thought. Should I keep asking questions on this thread, which is designed to solve specific problems, or go somewhere else? Where though?

Guido.

106jasbro
Dec 15, 2011, 1:01pm Top

> #105: guido47: This is our "Please Fix This Book!" request thread, and each continuation starts with guidelines similar #1 (above) including more info referenced at "Combiner's Group Information, FAQ & Discussion Thread #2," http://www.librarything.com/topic/57164 .

With these notes in mind, anything that helps us with Work combinations is fair game, and learning about stubbed toes is part of the process. (I can be gracious on this point, 'cause I don't keep the wet noodles or administer the dungeons.) If an off-topic discussion threatens to derail our primary purpose, it's best to start a new thread, and maybe post its URL here.

I did this once myself for the LOTR books: http://www.librarything.com/topic/64126 ; and another Member tried to help too: http://www.librarything.com/topic/94222 . (Unfortunately, we've got a ways to go before LOTR will be in any kind of order.)

Take a look at these resources, let us know of other questions, and keep those "Please Fix This Book!" requests coming.

Thank you!

107jseger9000
Edited: Dec 15, 2011, 2:04pm Top

Please combine:

Doom: Knee-Deep in the Dead
By Dafydd ab Hugh and Brad Linaweaver
(there are seperate copies under each author's name)

http://www.librarything.com/work/6926580
http://www.librarything.com/work/187934

Similarly:

Doom: Hell on Earth
By Dafydd ab Hugh and Brad Linaweaver
(there are seperate copies under each author's name)

http://www.librarything.com/work/5786834
http://www.librarything.com/work/1021237

108jasbro
Dec 15, 2011, 3:07pm Top

> #107: Done.

109AnnieMod
Edited: Dec 15, 2011, 3:25pm Top

guido,

No offense but if you do not know what are you doing, why someone would give you a method that will allow you to bypass some of the checks the site had put in place to stop people from making mistakes that will take hours to clean?

What we are trying to tell you is that there are ways to do it and we are happy to help but we are not handing it to people that still do not understand how the system works. Cleaning after that is a pain and there is no way to "un-tell" you.

Make sense?

With this being said - if someone decides to hand you the information, it is up to them. I personally wait to see people doing all they can using the standard methods before going and passing it around. Call it a precaution if you want...

110fdholt
Dec 15, 2011, 7:08pm Top

I have to second AnnieMod - I have gotten into a lot of trouble in a wink of an eye which took hours for me to fix.

111lawecon
Edited: Dec 16, 2011, 11:40am Top

Except in rare cases, Jeremy, Abby and I only react to situations brought before us explicitly. That is, if you want something done about a post, you have to complain. We often read that we're "ignoring" something and smile. That's literally so because we aren't out there reading thousands of posts every day. What do you expect?!

=============================================

What I would expect is that, if you are going to maintain these forums, you reasonably police them. If I owned an empty lot and gangs regularly used it as a gathering point, a base of attack to mug anyone who wandered by, I would be personally legally liable. It wouldn't do for me to say "Hey, I'm busy, can't bother to police my property. Let someone else take care of it." You can't legally turn a blind eye to what is being done on and with your property.

Now due to our mutual anonymity and the first amendment, the same legal standard does not apply here. However, the same social dynamics applies. You let people do whatever they want with no effective rules and no enforcement of the rules that exist and you get pages long rants by nazis (as you have recently had) and persistent abuse by the irrational and just plain assholes of everyone else - the everyone else who want to have a rational conversation.

But that is apparently what you want, since you don't have the time.......

112jjwilson61
Dec 16, 2011, 12:31pm Top

111> You're perfectly free to create your own discussion group and invite those who you think want to have a rational conversation. Good luck with that.

I don't know why you think Tim is obligated to provide you with a certain type of forum. You must like something about it since you keep posting here.

113jasbro
Dec 16, 2011, 3:00pm Top

Can we get back to "Please Fix This Book!" -- please?

115jasbro
Dec 16, 2011, 6:06pm Top

> #114, schleiermacher: What's Swedish for "Done"?

116schleiermacher
Dec 16, 2011, 6:18pm Top

Klart!

117schleiermacher
Dec 16, 2011, 6:25pm Top

These two books have, erronously, the same ISBN number. I guess the publisher is to blame. The Royal Library of Sweden also has the same ISBN number for them. What should be done?
http://se.librarything.com/work/270979/edit/80836814
http://se.librarything.com/work/270979/edit/80890771

118AnnieMod
Edited: Dec 17, 2011, 1:45am Top

>117 schleiermacher:

Nothing for the books themselves but I split the two separate works so they are now showing as separate works. So... Klart :)

PS: the way links work in LT, the above ones will still appear to be pointing to the same work but now the non-matching book is here: http://www.librarything.com/work/12051930/edit/80890771

119guido47
Edited: Dec 17, 2011, 5:48am Top

120SimoneA
Dec 17, 2011, 6:12am Top

#119 is done

122Felagund
Dec 17, 2011, 8:17am Top

124Felagund
Dec 17, 2011, 9:13am Top

125Schmerguls
Edited: Dec 17, 2011, 9:42am Top

126r.orrison
Dec 17, 2011, 11:17am Top

125: Easily done from the author page

127eclecticdodo
Dec 17, 2011, 3:38pm Top

These should be combined:
http://www.librarything.com/work/11773752
http://www.librarything.com/work/1458557

I've tried doing it through the author page but for some reason the first doesn't come up. Any tips gratefully received...

128fdholt
Dec 17, 2011, 3:44pm Top

#127 done

130fdholt
Dec 17, 2011, 5:49pm Top

#129 done - found some other copies including zero copies and combind those also.

131supersidvicious
Dec 18, 2011, 3:37am Top

#130 great thanks

133nathanielcampbell
Dec 18, 2011, 3:30pm Top

132 #2 is done.

135AnnieMod
Dec 20, 2011, 2:37am Top

138liao
Dec 20, 2011, 3:00pm Top

139AnnaClaire
Dec 20, 2011, 4:32pm Top

>138 liao:
Done before I got to it. The second link is the one that "stuck."

140jasbro
Edited: Dec 20, 2011, 5:55pm Top

> #136.1 & 136.4: Done (others previously done by somebody else).

> #137: Done.

> #138: Ditto AnnaClaire, at 139.

Thank you all!

142AnnieMod
Dec 21, 2011, 3:24am Top

>141 supersidvicious:

These were easy - they were visible on the editions page :)

Do you need help with the combinations here: http://www.librarything.com/series/Environmental+Health+Criteria ?

143supersidvicious
Dec 21, 2011, 5:43am Top

>142 AnnieMod: It would be really appreciated. I'm also trying to add numbers to the series thanks

144jasbro
Dec 21, 2011, 8:38am Top

> #43, sneuper: Done, what I can. (I think.) Thanks!

146henkl
Dec 21, 2011, 2:24pm Top

>145 prussia_cove:: Done. I also combined two books.

147sneuper
Dec 22, 2011, 3:04am Top

>144 jasbro: Thanks, it looks great now!!

149DemetriosX
Edited: Dec 25, 2011, 12:42pm Top

Can someone please combine

http://www.librarything.com/work/4925053
http://www.librarything.com/work/1766883

They're definitely the same work from the same series.

ETA: Done

150jasbro
Dec 22, 2011, 9:11am Top

> #148: Done (what wasn't already -- thanks, somebody!)

> #149: Done, but please double-check the results for us. Thanks!

152jasbro
Dec 22, 2011, 9:33pm Top

> #151: Done; thanks!

154Felagund
Dec 23, 2011, 3:54am Top

155DemetriosX
Dec 23, 2011, 9:46am Top

>150 jasbro:, looks OK to me. Thanks.

157AnnaClaire
Dec 23, 2011, 11:12am Top

159jasbro
Dec 23, 2011, 10:09pm Top

> #158: Done?

160lawecon
Edited: Dec 24, 2011, 5:48am Top

~112

I would suggest you read the thread entitled "Dystopian II." Obviously you aren't getting an oft repeated very basic point, and I have no intention of repeating it again.

162jasbro
Edited: Dec 24, 2011, 10:00am Top

> #160: Terms of Use; Social features; Good advice: Consider the context before posting. A political religious dispute does not belong in a knitting group ( http://www.librarything.com/privacy#terms ). Thank you for drawing attention to the Dystopian II thread ( http://www.librarything.com/topic/128896 ), and also for respecting this Combining/Separating (Please Fix This Book!) Request Thread.

> #161: Done!

164jasbro
Edited: Dec 24, 2011, 12:43pm Top

> #163 & 165 (below): Done.

166Jarandel
Edited: Dec 24, 2011, 1:20pm Top

A 0-copy of Alcools: Selected poems that needs to be tucked in :
http://www.librarything.com/work/12073071
http://www.librarything.com/work/12073081

Thanks.

167AnnaClaire
Dec 24, 2011, 1:55pm Top

>166 Jarandel:
Done!

>165 supersidvicious:
Done before I got to it!

169henkl
Dec 24, 2011, 4:13pm Top

170Moomin_Mama
Dec 24, 2011, 7:43pm Top

>169 henkl:: Thanks :)

171Collectorator
Dec 25, 2011, 10:26pm Top

http://www.librarything.com/work/398136/editions
Please separate. I already separated one that was wrongly combined but I can't be arsed to do another.
There should be two works, both in the same series, but the other languages sites have two series.

172jasbro
Edited: Dec 26, 2011, 10:43am Top

> #171: Thanks for pointing out the difficulties with this record, and with the related Series. I think I've got "Vienna" largely straightened out. Please see also a new thread at http://www.librarything.com/topic/129167 .

173Jarandel
Dec 26, 2011, 1:00pm Top

A french translation of the Mabinogion in need of combining :

Main : http://www.librarything.com/work/58729
Stray : http://www.librarything.com/work/12077929

Thanks.

174jasbro
Edited: Dec 26, 2011, 1:22pm Top

> #173: Done.

176MarthaJeanne
Dec 26, 2011, 5:17pm Top

175 Done.

177supersidvicious
Edited: Dec 28, 2011, 1:28pm Top

178jasbro
Edited: Dec 28, 2011, 6:32pm Top

(Done.)

179connie53
Dec 28, 2011, 9:15am Top

Please combine

http://www.librarything.nl/work/227132
(Markus Zusak - I am the messenger)

with

http://www.librarything.nl/work/11871269/summary/81235490

(Markus Zusak - de boodschapper)

180MarthaJeanne
Dec 28, 2011, 11:52am Top

179 Done

181Ameise1
Dec 29, 2011, 5:24am Top

Please would you mind combining a book side:
http://www.librarything.de/work/11823909/book/81200247

with the author side:
http://www.librarything.de/author/redipeter

Thanks a lot for your help :-)

182r.orrison
Edited: Dec 29, 2011, 5:36am Top

181: Done. Combined the authors, the winning page is http://www.librarything.de/author/ruumledipeter

183Ameise1
Dec 29, 2011, 10:35am Top

182
Thanks a lot! :-)

185Louve_de_mer
Dec 30, 2011, 4:58am Top

I own two books by Shaun Tan :
http://www.librarything.fr/work/1779085/
and
www.librarything.fr/work/12091956/

They were combined on the author page :
http://www.librarything.fr/combine.php?author=tanshaun
I separate them (once again...) but now there are two "Recherches sur un pays sans nom" and the book "The arrival" is listed under the bad title. "Recherches sur un pays sans nom" is NOT the same book as "The arrival", it is the making of (English title : Sketches from a Nameless Land)

Could somebody look at those two books and write a desambiguation notice in good English ? Because I had separate them some time ago and someone recombined them.

Thank you.

186AnnieMod
Dec 30, 2011, 5:10am Top

>185 Louve_de_mer:

It was the canonical title playing tricks because of the double setting. All fixed now I think. I put a disambig note as well and cleaned up the CK that had leaked into the Arrival page)

Let's hope they stay separate

187AnnieMod
Dec 30, 2011, 5:13am Top

>184 Jarandel: - done

A note: I am working on Mikhail Sholokhov's page - the Don novels are in a total mess (nothing to do with the way they were published in the different languages of course..). Might take a while because I am checking and rechecking but should be able to untangle that mess.

188Louve_de_mer
Dec 30, 2011, 5:20am Top

>186 AnnieMod: : Nice ! Thanks.

189jasbro
Dec 30, 2011, 9:13am Top

> 187:

A special nod to AnnieMod,
A learned friend of letters!
I can catalog our Don
After she makes it better ... .

(Thank you!)

190SaintSunniva
Dec 30, 2011, 6:14pm Top

Please, someone braver and abler than me, rename this book, so it will be the same as the rest of the set, in the list of works by the author.

The Axe: The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 1
http://www.librarything.com/work/10954542
should be The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 1: The Axe

following the pattern of the rest of The Master of Hestviken from the author's combination page:
http://www.librarything.com/combine.php?author=undsetsigrid
which are listed as

The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 2: The Snake Pit
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 3: In the Wilderness
The Master of Hestviken, Vol. 4: The Son Avenger

Thank you!

191rodneyvc
Dec 30, 2011, 10:11pm Top

Please combine:

1) Syv Søskende : Fortælling fra Australien is the Danish translation of Seven Little Australians, and Seitsemän sisarusta ja jatko-osa Sisarusten varttuessa is the Finnish version

http://www.librarything.com/work/7929181 and
http://www.librarything.com/work/8137879 into

http://www.librarything.com/work/363916

Thanks

192rodneyvc
Dec 30, 2011, 10:24pm Top

>191 rodneyvc:: belay that order - I worked it out!

193AnnieMod
Dec 30, 2011, 11:21pm Top

>189 jasbro:

There are 4 volume editions of the first volume (based on the original 4 books in it), there are 2 volumes editions of the same which are easy as long as I manage to figure out when book/volume 1 is from the first type and when from the second. There is at least one 5 volumes edition (I am still trying to figure that one out and how they split 4 books in 5). Add the second actual volume in the mix and they start getting ugly. Sigh. Why publishers do that? And I am afraid to even check some of the other Russian classics :)

Just grumbling. Working on it. And I was thinking Shakespeare was hard last time I was dealing with it.

>190 SaintSunniva:
Done. It just needed a canonical title :)

>191 rodneyvc:/192
Well.. The second one (Seitsemän sisarusta ja jatko-osa Sisarusten varttuessa ) was still out so I combined it in. All should be fine now.

194Menzel
Dec 31, 2011, 12:04pm Top

Can someone smarter than me help me please?

I'm having some trouble, two of my books gets combined as they are the same book but, in fact, they aren't. One is the Vol.1 and the other is the Vol.2. I've tried to fix it myself but I can't or can't see how.

Vol.1:
http://www.librarything.com/work/11527514/book/77576881
Vol.2:
http://www.librarything.com/work/book/80716508

195Jarandel
Edited: Dec 31, 2011, 7:07pm Top

DONE.
>194 Menzel: Those 2 are separated, though that spawned a 0-copy of T.2 that needs combining :

http://www.librarything.com/work/505155
http://www.librarything.com/work/12096467

Someone may want to see if they have the same contents as the english language "Jeeves Omnibus" T.1 and T.2 for further combining as well.
Combined with equivalent english language versions.

196Menzel
Dec 31, 2011, 1:58pm Top

Thanks. Yes, they both do have the same content as the english ones.

197fdholt
Dec 31, 2011, 3:23pm Top

#195 done along with another "0" copy stray.

199MarthaJeanne
Jan 1, 2012, 9:11am Top

198 Done.

200jseger9000
Jan 1, 2012, 2:26pm Top

201fdholt
Jan 1, 2012, 2:57pm Top

#200 done

202timspalding
Jan 1, 2012, 4:54pm Top

If you want personal replies from me about a problem, please ensure that you have comments turned on, or send me your email so I can write back.

203Jarandel
Jan 1, 2012, 5:06pm Top

0-copies of the Easy Readers' version of My Mother's Castle that need combining :
Main : http://www.librarything.com/work/12102887
Strays : http://www.librarything.com/work/12102903
http://www.librarything.com/work/12102897

Thanks.

205AnnieMod
Edited: Jan 2, 2012, 4:14am Top

>203 Jarandel:
Done

>204 Hibou8:
Done

And we have a new thread as we are over 200.

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