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Please vote against my bonehead suggestion #2

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Oct 8, 2013, 9:08pm Top

Please vote against my suggestion to combine Nobel Laureate (Physics) and Nobel Prize in Physics. I was too quick there. The laureate is the winner, the recipient of the award, and this should not be combined with actual prize.

Edited: Oct 8, 2013, 9:08pm Top

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Oct 18, 2013, 11:23am Top

Burgund is indeed the Duchy/region of Burgundy. But for a moment I forgot that Burgundy can also refer to the wine of that region.


Oct 18, 2013, 12:11pm Top

Or the colour.

Oct 18, 2013, 2:56pm Top

I think the tag, burgundy, can refer to the wine. The book, Die Hallwag Weinschule is tagged with burgund. And this is a book about wines.

I am not sure that anyone has used the tag, burgundy, for the color

Oct 18, 2013, 8:24pm Top

I managed to suggest the combination of royalty spain with royalty brazil, which obviously doesn't work: http://www.librarything.com/tag/Royalty+Spain

Oct 23, 2013, 2:00pm Top

Through a failed copy-paste I suggested combining Haiti - 2010 earthquake with septembre 2009. Please vote that down.

Nov 2, 2013, 6:06pm Top

Sorry about the Barack Obama Eisenhower proposal. My first Obama copy didn't take and I ended up pasting the old clipboard.

Nov 20, 2013, 6:37am Top

Apparantly I suggested combining BC 1st century and 1st century.

It's a typo. Please kill it before it grows. Grrm.

Edited: Jan 14, 2014, 6:03pm Top

Jan 26, 2014, 12:25am Top

"1982" should not be combined with "letti 1982": http://www.librarything.com/tag/letti+1982 .

Jan 26, 2014, 7:43am Top

>11 MonarchVal: You also proposed http://www.librarything.com/tag/letti+1986 with http://www.librarything.com/tag/read+in+1996
1986, 1996. Looks like a few people were just quickly going through the list and didn't notice the mixed up date and already clicked yes.

Jan 27, 2014, 4:33am Top

>12 .Monkey.:: Ack. Had indeed missed that one.

Jan 27, 2014, 11:44am Top

To be fair, if there hadn't already been a couple no votes, when all the others of the other years were all yes, I might have done the same. But those made it look different from the rest so it for sure caught my eye. :)

Jan 27, 2014, 8:25pm Top

12/14 - Thanks for the catch -- probably did them too fast; and once proposed, you can't unpropose.

Jul 26, 2014, 11:45am Top

I manage to click in the wrong combination at: http://www.librarything.com/tag/GRECIA+CLÁSICA , where I tried combining Historia de Grecia with GRECIA CLÁSICA. These are basically Portuguese words, and I forgot what phrase I had on my clipboard. This would be combining History of Greece with Classical Greece.

Sep 22, 2014, 10:53pm Top

I somehow have a proposal to separate two versions of Beverly Massachusetts: so I would recommend voting no on this separation: http://www.librarything.com/tag/%C2%A0Beverly+Massachusetts .

Sep 23, 2014, 5:43pm Top

Yet another bonehead proposal in suggesting Newton Abbott (a mispelling of Newton Abbot) with Newton MA: http://www.librarything.com/tag/Newton+Abbott . So, please vote no on this one. Sorry about this.

Sep 23, 2014, 5:51pm Top

> 18

Happens to the best of us. I do wish there were a way to delete our own bonehead proposals.

Oct 13, 2014, 7:54pm Top

I have managed to make a combination proposal which is irksome (German history and Jewish
holocaust) and I apologize. Link: http://www.librarything.com/tag/Holocaust+-+Jewish+-+1933-1945 .

Oct 18, 2014, 10:45am Top

"kuuderes_shadow has proposed combining the tags Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII (1509-1547) -- Fiction and World War 1939-1945 - Great Britain - fiction."


I pressed the wrong key when copying the tag I was intending to combine with - which is the other proposal on the page

Edited: Dec 11, 2014, 5:38am Top

I was attempting to combine http://www.librarything.com/tag/appalacian with http://www.librarything.com/tag/appalachian but it came out wrong because the latter was already combined with http://www.librarything.com/tag/Appalachia (surely it should be separated out?). Please vote 'no'.

Dec 16, 2014, 6:18am Top

>23 SimonW11: proposed the seperations

Jan 3, 2015, 1:36pm Top

I made an erroneous proposal to combine 'Epic Poetry - French translations into English' with 'French epic poetry': http://www.librarything.com/tag/Epic+poetry+-+French+-+Translation+into+English . So, please vote against the proposal.

Edited: Feb 12, 2015, 3:58am Top

Kill this one, please. It's dumb in the extreme, and I really have no idea how/why/when I've produced it.


(In translation it asks for combining "little brother" with "big brother")

Edited: Feb 20, 2015, 11:33pm Top

I suggested combining 'exhibition design' and exhibit guide' -- a not really accurate pairing, so one might want to vote against this:
http://www.librarything.com/tag/exhibition+design .

Mar 5, 2015, 11:11am Top

I was typing too fast. Was attempting to propose combining
comics: marvel with Marvel Comics. And mistyped comics as comcis.


Course, then I learned Marvel Comics had been combined with Marvel. So the tag is now Marvel. I do not know if every use of Marvel is for Marvel Comics.

Mar 20, 2015, 10:10am Top

Please vote against my combination proposal for .auto/biographical fiction and autobiographical fiction. The hands were moving faster than the brain.


Edited: Mar 30, 2015, 4:55pm Top

I just put in a proposal to combine Yorkshire (England) with Fiction - Yorkshire, and should be voted down. Link: http://www.librarything.com/tag/Fiction+-+Yorkshire .

Apr 2, 2015, 7:59pm Top

This is what happens when I drink wine and combine tags. The combination proposed with FHA was unintended, as was the one with Federal Housing Authority.

Apr 11, 2015, 1:18pm Top

series: x-men should not be combined with Astonishing X-Men Series - this proposal was a result of the drop down menu appearing at the wrong moment.


Apr 12, 2015, 7:59pm Top

I made two questionble combination proposals with fiction-non-poetry. In my mind, I linked 'non' with the word in front, rather than thinking of it as 'fiction (that is) non-poetry'. So it should probably be voted against: http://www.librarything.com/tag/fiction-non-poetry .

Apr 18, 2015, 8:31pm Top

I'm not sure how I managed to propose this, but I somehow suggested combining "mystery" with "mystery "art history" Italy "Flavia di Stefano" Jonathan Arg"


May 4, 2015, 8:39am Top

A true boneheaded suggestion rather than a misclick or typo this time. I wasn't thinking. Obviously the F probably has some sort of meaning (eg finished).


May 10, 2015, 8:48am Top

Somehow my mother's iPad thought I wanted to combine the tags (rereads) with "retreads". Please shoot it down.

May 10, 2015, 3:27pm Top

As iPad's age, their reading eyes sometimes aren't as sharp as they once were. It's happening to me these days, too.

May 10, 2015, 3:31pm Top

More like a "damn you autocorrect!" instance.

May 12, 2015, 8:30pm Top

Please vote on my proposal to combine Chemical industry -- Waste disposal -- Environmental aspects -- Fiction with Chemical industry > Waste disposal > Environmental aspects >. Somehow, I missed the the word Fiction in the first tag, but luckily others caught the mistake.

May 12, 2015, 8:33pm Top

>38 AssyriaQ:

The astonishing part is that six people voted "yes"! So you are not the only one who missed the word "fiction".

May 13, 2015, 3:49am Top

>39 lilithcat: Now there are three left.

Edited: May 15, 2015, 11:20pm Top

The two botched paste jobs on Old Testament should be obvious. Sorry.

May 15, 2015, 11:20pm Top

Sigh. One too many taps on the delete key. Should work now.

May 19, 2015, 2:45pm Top

Failed copy-paste created the combination of not-yet-published with "yet published." Please kill the stupidity (and, I hope, upvote the intended suggestion).

May 19, 2015, 5:11pm Top

I just managed to try to combine tbr fiction and nonfiction: so should be voted against -- http://www.librarything.com/tag/tbr%3A+Adult+Fiction

May 20, 2015, 10:49am Top

Pasted into the wrong tab. Vote no on Peloponnesus and War Peloponnesian.

May 21, 2015, 10:44pm Top

I proposed to combine ÉTIENNE with St. Etienne, which should not have been done: http://www.librarything.com/tag/ÉTIENNE -- so pleae vote against

Edited: May 21, 2015, 11:34pm Top

No on Philip II (Spain) with Philip II. I was trying to combine an overly long tag and forgot momentarily about the quotation mark problem.

May 23, 2015, 10:27am Top

I have no idea how this happened, but please vote against combining "Richard" with "Dick Cheney"!


Edited: May 23, 2015, 11:34am Top

The quotation marks in the tag Richard "Dick" Cheney happened. If you submit a combination on the page of a tag with a quotation mark it will cut off everything beginning with the first quotation mark. Tags with quotation marks must be pasted into and submitted on tag pages without quotation marks.

May 23, 2015, 11:45am Top

You didn't try again in the other direction?

May 23, 2015, 12:11pm Top

I don't think I did. I wasn't doing it in both directions for anything else.

May 23, 2015, 12:22pm Top

Shrug. Beats me then.

May 23, 2015, 2:11pm Top

Didn't notice in time, but it looks like Pompey is some kind of nickname for the Portsmouth Football Club and is used with that meaning many times on LT. So it shouldn't be combined with tags meaning the ancient Roman.

Jun 17, 2015, 2:01am Top

Jun 25, 2015, 7:18pm Top

I mistakenly suggested combining libraire (bookseller) with libréria (bookstore). It should be librairie with libréria. See: http://www.librarything.com/tag/librer%C3%ADa .

Edited: Jul 8, 2015, 3:26pm Top

Vote down my proposal to combine applique design with piecing & applique: http://www.librarything.com/tag/applique+design .

Jul 14, 2015, 11:00am Top


I only noticed the first part of the tag when clicking on it.

Jul 19, 2015, 3:33am Top

In trying to provide a corrected tag combination of someone else's failed attempt, I managed to do the same thing myself.


Jul 22, 2015, 3:06pm Top

Jul 24, 2015, 6:15pm Top

The tag "Pope John II" really doesn't belong with John Paul II, although the books tagged Pope John II are about John Paul II -- hence my mistake.

Jul 28, 2015, 1:31pm Top

In proposing a combination, I accidentally proposed a separation. Please vote "no"! http://www.librarything.com/tag/Orchestra+e+coro+di+Maggio+Musicale+Fiorentino#c...

Aug 9, 2015, 7:54am Top


Accident. I thought something was '' when it was ".

Edited: Aug 11, 2015, 3:09pm Top


I really don't know what happened there (I don't remember making any separation proposals), but they don't want separating

Aug 21, 2015, 7:22pm Top

My suggestion to combine gertrude "ma" rainey with Ma Rainey somehow got converted into a proposal to conbine "gertrude" with "Ma Rainey".

Please vote no.


Aug 28, 2015, 7:49am Top

I don't know how I did this http://www.librarything.com/tag/3+Pines
Please vote No.

Aug 29, 2015, 2:41pm Top

In proposing separating "Richard Wagner" from various iterations of that tag that include dates, I accidentally proposed also separating "richard wagner": http://www.librarything.com/tag/Richard+Wagner#combine

Sep 25, 2015, 8:33pm Top

The proposals at http://www.librarything.com/tag/E.E.+%2526quotDoc%22+Smith (that URL is actually empty, despite the proposal "looking" correct on the voting page) and http://www.librarything.com/tag/Ernesto are the results of debugging/testing stuff. There's also another second Ernesto proposal that's only showing up on the voting page but not on the tag page for some reason. It should of course be voted down too.

Oct 16, 2015, 9:44pm Top

Please vote no for the combination I proposed for combining http://www.librarything.com/tag/terrorism and http://www.librarything.com/tag/terrorism%3E9%252F11. The former was really terrorism "9/11" for which I keep forgetting the quotes in the tag cause a bug when submitting a proposal.

Nov 17, 2015, 1:29pm Top

I managed to misspell two proposed combinations:

Edited: Jan 24, 2016, 10:00pm Top

Please vote against: http://www.librarything.com/tag/Young+women--Fiction with England - young women.

Mar 6, 2016, 3:27pm Top

Proof that people just vote without looking - You have three yes votes on that.

Mar 7, 2016, 8:59am Top

>76 kuuderes_shadow:: re: Dorothy/Deborah - the only book with the "Dorothy Knott" tag is, in fact, a Deborah Knott book.

May 1, 2016, 4:14am Top

Please vote against combining Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary Place) -- Fiction with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place). (I was trying to combine the former tag with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place) > Fiction, but that was truncated when I copied it into the "Combine this tag with" box.)

Jun 5, 2016, 8:31am Top

16Feb / 16jan are not the same thing as feb 16 / jan 16.


Jun 9, 2016, 8:32pm Top

I just flagged a cover as being inappropriate to a work, by mistake. This is the work, and correct cover:


It had been combined by mistake with an older work, one that's in my library. I'm not even sure what happens with most covers that get flagged, but this one was a mistake. Vote no, if you're the voting kind. Thanks.

Jul 16, 2016, 11:15am Top

I hit the wrong separation to separate 'English literature' from 'english literature'. This is at http://www.librarything.com/tag/English+literature , and one should vote NO. I did want 'Literature: England' separated from 'English Literature', as obviously English literature goes well beyond England's borders, even though nearly all people who use the tag English literature to mean literature from England. The most important book tagged English literature that to me clearly is not a production of England is James Joyce's "Ulysses."

Jul 16, 2016, 12:40pm Top

>81 vpfluke:

"Threshold met".


Jul 30, 2017, 12:16pm Top

Please vote against my suggestion to combine Manaweg and Manx.

Manaweg is Welsh for the Manx language. Like some other languages, but unlike English (for the most part?), Welsh distinguishes between the name of a language and the adjective. The tag 'Manx' is already cluttered up with Manx folklore, Manx cats and Manx bus timetables. Please vote for combining Manaweg and 'Manx language'.


Aug 8, 2017, 7:42am Top

I mistakenly proposed combining the tag "series: 'Yale English Monarchs' (Yale)" with "yale monarchs series". There aren't any works with the latter tag; it should have been "Yale monarch series".


Edited: Aug 9, 2017, 11:05pm Top

I just mistakenly mispelled a combination at http://www.librarything.com/tag/snow+%2526Ice . The first combo I mispelled two words (ice nd show); and then corrected myself at the 2nd proposal (ice and snow).

Edited: Sep 6, 2017, 11:09pm Top

I recommended that 'il Cairo' (Italian version of Cairo) and 'Cairo EGYPT' be combined. http://www.librarything.com/tag/Il+Cairo . This is probably not a good choice, given that there is a Cairo IL in the USA. Note, like the Arabic original, a number of languages put a definite article in front of the name of the city (e.g. The Hague in the Netherlands); and Italian is one of them.

Sep 25, 2017, 7:53am Top

Two oopsies from me...


Please vote no for combining Römisch and römische with Roman. It seems obvious that the tag Roman is chiefly for novels, which I didn't notice until afterwards.


Edited: Nov 8, 2017, 9:25am Top

Slip of the finger:

"lilithcat has proposed separating the tag Harry Potter (3) from harry potter 3." http://www.librarything.com/tag/Harry+Potter+%283%29#combine

(I have proposed some appropriate separations, but this isn't one of them!)

Nov 22, 2017, 5:34pm Top

Too quick with the carriage return key.

Please vote against combining http://www.librarything.com/tag/Herefordshire with Henffordd

But please vote to combine Herefordshire with Swydd Henffordd, and www.librarything.com/tag/Hereford with Henffordd.

Nov 23, 2017, 1:30am Top

But Hereford can mean many other things than just the British town.


Dec 8, 2017, 10:43am Top

I mistakenly suggested combining '(MaddAddam Trilogy)' with the (misspelled) 'maddadam trilogy'. https://www.librarything.com/tag/%28MaddAddam+Trilogy%29

Jan 16, 2018, 1:18am Top

Another oops: I proposed separating one the plural "fiber arts" from the plural "fiber arts":


(lilithcat's proposed separations are all good.)

Edited: Jul 3, 2018, 1:46pm Top

I proposed to combine math with mathématique. The latter French word means mathematical. Link: http://www.librarything.com/tag/mathématique .

Jul 13, 2018, 11:24am Top


Made the mistake of trying to combine widow and wife. Duh...

Edited: Jul 30, 2018, 6:14pm Top

Oops. While translating a few tags, I've proposed a couple of tag combinations where one half hasn't been used yet. Please vote against:
https://www.librarything.com/tag/zombies (+ sombïod)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/zomby (+ sombi)

While you are there, please vote to separate the various single zombie tags from the plural zombies. Also to separate the single from the plural for the below, including voting to combine the Welsh tag:
https://www.librarything.com/tag/witches (+ gwrachod)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/werewolves (+ bleidd-ddynion)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/wizards (+ dewiniaid)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/unicorns (+ uncyrn)

This is the first time I've proposed tag separations. How do I now propose combining, e.g unicorn/Unicorn with UNICORN? The individual sub-tag pages say "Can I propose a tag combination now? No. Tag combinations and separations can only be accomplished from the main (combined) tag page."

Jul 30, 2018, 6:18pm Top

Casing doesn't make a difference. That is upper-case and lower-case tags are always combined without doing anything (except, apparently, with non-ascii characters as someone reported this morning).

Also, I don't agree that single and plural tags should be separated so I'll be voting against your separations.

Aug 4, 2018, 12:32pm Top

Not strictly boneheaded, but I was just testing out something related to Tim's recent implementation of disambiguation/warning messages related to tag combining here: https://www.librarything.com/tag/detail/spa#combinations

Edited: Oct 16, 2018, 9:34pm Top

Glad I found this group! Last week I suggested combining "essays" and "saggi," not thinking at the moment that, while "saggi" does mean "essays," it is also used in general in Italian for nonfiction works. I almost immediately wanted to take it back, but unfortunately could not... Please vote it down!


Oct 27, 2018, 8:04am Top

Adding translations, I hit "Enter" before changing the default language on the menu. Please vote down French = blwch 13 here:


Oct 31, 2018, 7:15am Top



Sorry, please vote no while I reboot my brain.

Nov 1, 2018, 5:32pm Top

Ouch. Clearly åpne+båter is not the same tag as åpne båter. Please sink åpne+båter:


Nov 1, 2018, 9:59pm Top

Please vote down


I've already posted when I realized roman, which is a novel in a number of languages, is in a predominantly English speaking site used already to denote anything pertaining to Roman Empire

Nov 8, 2018, 4:14am Top

I think that one gets voted down every month or so, don't worry.

Nov 8, 2018, 4:18am Top

https://www.librarything.com/tag/detail/novel#combinations vote down my test please.

Too bad we don't get an "Are you sure, there's a disambiguation on this page" box when proposing a combination.

Jan 7, 7:04pm Top


Don't know what happened there -- I tried to combine the tags "read in 2019" and "read: 2019", and then this happened.

Jan 8, 2:33am Top

Jan 8, 8:23am Top

>106 Petroglyph: Wow. Someone voted undecided...

Edited: Jan 8, 9:34am Top

It's a very weird tag page by the way - a specific address (here in The Hague - Netherlands). I can imagine some user(s) having their books at that location, and wishing to make a note of that. But dozens of them, several with thousands of volumes?

Could there be some bug involved?

Jan 8, 9:54am Top

I wonder if it's related to the blank tag issue?

The alias page shows only 14 users which seems more reasonable to me: https://www.librarything.com/tag/detail/savornin+lohmanlaan+17a#tagaliases

Jan 8, 10:31am Top

I did a little more digging around and created a bug report: https://www.librarything.com/topic/302109

Jan 8, 6:17pm Top

>111 norabelle414:

When I tried to combine "read: 2019" with a few other likely synonyms, that actual tag did not exist yet (it still doesn't, as of this writing). Perhaps that's why this happened. I've also posted that info over at the bug report.

Apr 29, 2:22am Top

I didn't check the aliases for both tags, ack! Still learning how to combine, alas. And thanks for voting.


Apr 29, 9:02am Top

>113 karenb: In this context, isn't it clear that S.F. means science fiction? I suppose mundane San Francisco makes sense, but it doesn't seem likely that is what is meant here.

Apr 29, 12:17pm Top

I also think the context makes it clear SF is in fact science fiction here (and the usage confirms it).

I voted against runaway husbands combination, though, since the second part of the pair did not include 'fiction'. Most of the works tagged are probably fiction, but still it's conceivable to be used for biographies and memoirs too

Apr 29, 5:49pm Top

>115 SandraArdnas:
Thanks. Yeah, I'm still figuring out how to propose combinations properly.

Apr 29, 9:47pm Top

Wait, why are we voting against the mundane sf combination?

Apr 29, 10:40pm Top

Because SF can mean San Francisco as well as science fiction.

Edited: Apr 30, 6:54am Top

What is "mundane San Francisco"? Which stories have been tagged it?

Apr 30, 7:13am Top

>114 jjwilson61: >115 SandraArdnas: >120 Stevil2001: This really isn't the appropriate thread to discuss this. Please move this to the why I voted yes thread.

Apr 30, 7:20am Top

>121 gilroy: Whatever do you mean? We are commenting on the post in this thread. It's like saying those who oppose a proposal in the 'why I voted yes' thread should move their discussion to 'why I voted no'.

Apr 30, 7:38am Top

>122 SandraArdnas: Actually, they should.

Apr 30, 7:53am Top

You must be joking. How is anyone supposed to follow a discussion across threads? This little discussion of ours is actually off-topic. Comments on a post in this thread are not

Apr 30, 8:04am Top

Isn't the point of separate threads to explain reasons for a vote without going into debate?

One of the reasons I voted no for the "mudane S.F." + "mundane science fiction" combination is because S.F. can mean "speculative fiction", which isn't combined with science fiction in other tags (nor should it be).

Apr 30, 8:42am Top

>124 SandraArdnas: Nope. Not joking. Whether to vote yes or no to a suggestion is an opinion.
This is a thread for someone to say "I goofed, just kill it." None of those really need discussions.

Undecided might.

Apr 30, 8:42am Top

>125 aspirit: That's an interesting point, but while I agree that "speculative fiction" and "science fiction" aren't the same thing, it's hard for me to imagine how "mundane speculative fiction" and "mundane science fiction" aren't the same in any meaningful sense.

Apr 30, 8:44am Top

>127 Stevil2001: Because Speculative Fiction contains Fantasy, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Science Fantasy...

Apr 30, 8:46am Top

>126 gilroy: No, this is a thread for someone saying "I made an obvious mistake, just kill it." If the mistake isn't so obvious there's room for discussion.

Apr 30, 8:47am Top

>129 jjwilson61: Except much of the recent "discussion" has been more denigrating and bullying than true discussion.

Apr 30, 9:48am Top

>130 gilroy: The only bullying I see is your attempt to control the discussion.

Apr 30, 10:06pm Top

We could start a new topic for general discussions, questions, maybe even proposals before making them.

{jokes that starting another thread could be too easy}

Jun 25, 4:42pm Top

I made one attempt to combine erroneously culture with dinosaurs -- fiction and another 4 times with thriller / romanzo. So, obviously, these should be rejected (dinosaurs already has).

Jun 25, 4:51pm Top

>133 vpfluke: The "culture" tag is still a clusterf**k so it's possible you tried to make a good combination and were thwarted.

Edited: Jun 25, 5:09pm Top

You're not the only one with a current culture suggestion. I agree with >134 norabelle414:. Probably not your fault.

Jun 25, 5:19pm Top


Jun 26, 7:55am Top

I goofed and crossed the streams phrases. Please vote against combining the tags "Gender and Queer Theory" and "Gender Studies/ Queer Theory."

Jun 26, 8:43am Top

>137 karenb:

Here's the link to that: http://www.librarything.com/tag/detail/Gender+and+Queer+Theory#combinations

There's also one of those blank combinations that happens with quotation marks: http://www.librarything.com/tag/detail/queer+theory#combinations

Jun 26, 1:37pm Top

>138 lilithcat: Thank you!

Jun 27, 2:25am Top

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Jun 27, 2:24pm Top

Another: "bi sexuality" not with "bisexual" but with "bisexuality"


Jul 19, 11:06pm Top

Sorry, I proposed before I noticed the second acronym for this phrase, so combining the plain phrase with either acronym is probably right out.


Jul 20, 12:23pm Top

<143 why should we need combine those tags? I'm not sure I understand the difference.

Aug 5, 12:46am Top

Somehow combined plain with " 3", which is wrong.


Aug 8, 4:13am Top

Didn't quite catch these in time, please vote no:

https://www.librarything.com/tag/detail/Schlichtmann%3B#combinations (has only the surname)

(There's at least one more, but I just got a Gateway/time out.)

Aug 8, 5:58pm Top


(Someone's earlier tagging mistake, I think, & I checked after clicking)

Aug 9, 12:47am Top

Those seem to refer to the same person though

Aug 10, 9:58am Top

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Aug 12, 3:05am Top

>148 Nicole_VanK:
I searched and found an Alix who is younger and also alive. Not necessarily an author, but apparently namesakes may be likely?

Aug 12, 9:08am Top

>150 karenb:

Apparently, Jan Alix is his son. I don't find any indication that the son has written anything, but I also don't find any evidence that his father's middle name was "Alix".

I note that the only book tagged "Uitham (Jon Alix)" is a biography, and is also tagged "Uitham (Jon)" and "Uitham (Max)". Max is Jon's brother. So my guess is that someone is using tags for family members.

So my inclination is to keep the tags separate.

Aug 18, 4:22pm Top

>151 lilithcat: Thank you for figuring that out. It's farther than I was able to get.

Another boneheaded suggestion: Count Brass and Castle Brass are two different series. If you look closely, you'll see that the newer proposal matches the series names.


Aug 30, 10:59pm Top

Why is the first one boneheaded? 'Tag:' just seems superfluous information. Every single tag could have it without changing its meaning. Am I missing something?

Aug 31, 4:20pm Top

>156 SandraArdnas:
I'm assuming that LT takes the proposals literally and would just create a new tag with the full text. Which wouldn't be helpful.

(Copy and paste errors, alas.)

Aug 31, 7:32pm Top

Ah, OK thanks, I missed the part that the tag in that form does not really exist. I thought someone actually entered it in that form.

Sep 1, 4:02pm Top

There is a musical artist named Graham Franklin. Unfortunately, I figured this out after I proposed the combination.


(LT has far more tags regarding William Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son, mostly called Franklin Graham.)

Edited: Sep 5, 4:33am Top

Once is a stone item/tool (like a spear head, I think). One is a person.


Sep 9, 9:34am Top


Sigh. I wish we could delete our own proposals. Most of the time I realize my mistake before anyone has voted, but there's no going back. In this case, there are other Coelho authors besides Paolo

Sep 12, 9:25pm Top


>161 SandraArdnas: It could be useful to be able to delete our own proposals, but I expect it's too much trouble to code.

Sep 16, 2:09am Top

Sep 25, 12:04am Top

Please vote no: Pasted the URL for another tag's info by mistake.

OK to vote yes: "Glanzer" is the surname of characters in the book.


Oct 11, 4:42am Top

#Wimsey: YES to "Lord Peter Wimsey" and NO to "Lord Peter Wimsey (14)"

"V" proposals by me are the most common pasting errors.

Oct 15, 12:51am Top

I did not mean to combine "weaving" with "weaving patterns."


Oct 23, 5:23am Top

There are two series called Martha's Vineyard Mystery/ies, by two different authors. Please vote NO on combinations proposed for the tags that refer to individual books.

(The tags for the overall series probably don't matter, because they're already applied to both authors' works.)

Example: https://www.librarything.com/tag/detail/Martha%27s+Vineyard+Mysteries+%2801%29#c...

Oct 24, 9:42am Top

copy error resulted in mismatched names; the matching names should be better


Oct 25, 1:28pm Top

another mismatched name: Lilie = Lillie (not Gormley)


Oct 25, 2:21pm Top

I voted no on both. As someone whose name is often misspelled, if it is misspelled it is NOT my name. Often the misspelling is also a name (as apparently in this case).

Oct 25, 7:59pm Top

>170 MarthaJeanne:
"As someone whose name is often misspelled, if it is misspelled it is NOT my name." Fair enough.

In this case, both spellings refer to the same person, the actress.

Oct 28, 4:44pm Top

Another paste error resulting in mismatched terms. (Are these obvious enough that I don't need to post them here? Let me know and I'll stop.) "Reviewed" and "nonfiction" are a bad pairing.


Oct 28, 5:25pm Top

>172 karenb:

I think it's always a good idea to post. Yes, they are often obvious, but sometimes fingers are faster than eyes when you're clicking. So this helps.

Oct 29, 9:16am Top

>172 karenb: I think it helps to post here just to get eyeballs on it quickly. I don't always have time to vote on every proposal but I do vote on the ones that are linked here.

Nov 3, 7:57am Top

Oops -- I made a copy and paste error. Please vote against it.


Nov 8, 5:38pm Top

Another finger error (V is not ctrl-v)


Edited: Nov 8, 8:35pm Top

History and art are not the same. (History and history make a much better match.)


Today, 7:21pm Top

paste error: "life and customs" is not "conditions" (the other proposal is better)


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