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Posted 2011-10-10 8:22 PM (#2704)
Subject: Novel page errors



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This thread is the place to report any errors you find on any novel page.  Bad Amazon links, duplicate novel entries, spelling errors etc.  Basically, anything you find that needs fixing.  This is a continuation of the Wrong link to Amazon thread which was a little too specific for the thread title.

Thanks, as always, for the heads up on these issues!

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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2368 - in reply to #2704)
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Hallo,

Today I found wrong link for Peter Hamilton Fallen Dragon (it was in book rotator) to Amazon page. It' showing some other book of some other author in Amazon.  

 

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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2369 - in reply to #2368)
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risbom - 2011-03-29 4:39 PM

Hallo,

Today I found wrong link for Peter Hamilton Fallen Dragon (it was in book rotator) to Amazon page. It' showing some other book of some other author in Amazon.  

Fixed.  Thanks for pointing that out.  

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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2686 - in reply to #2368)
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Stephen Kings Mist both Amazon links are wrong.

Btw, I like more book rotator upper position like it is now. Book rotator is responsible for my daily visit to your wwend site, so it is important to me.
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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2687 - in reply to #2686)
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risbom - 2011-10-02 1:33 AM Stephen Kings Mist both Amazon links are wrong. Btw, I like more book rotator upper position like it is now. Book rotator is responsible for my daily visit to your wwend site, so it is important to me.

Fixed.  The Mist is a novella that originally published in the Skeleton Crew so we linked it there since there was no stand alone volume available at the time.  I added the Kindle link too.

Glad you like the Random Reads!  I look those over daily too.

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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2691 - in reply to #2368)
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This time it's not wrong link, but I think there is no need to open a new topic for it? It looks like Ken MacLeod book The Restoration Game is added twice in the database, (probably was already there when you got a books in a mail) although not from same publisher and same year? It shows when you query author.

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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2692 - in reply to #2691)
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risbom - 2011-10-09 1:54 AM This time it's not wrong link, but I think there is no need to open a new topic for it? It looks like Ken MacLeod book The Restoration Game is added twice in the database, (probably was already there when you got a books in a mail) although not from same publisher and same year? It shows when you query author.

Drat!  When I looked to see if we had the book already I searched the Pyr page.  I forgot that Pyr often publishes re-prints from books published in the UK.  I've deleted the extra record and added Pyr to the first Restoration record.

Thanks for pointing that out!

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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2698 - in reply to #2368)
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I guess that updating authors biography is not so easy tasks. Because someone biography is not something that is changed regularly. But people get older, etc. Today I found sentence in Stephen Baxter biography: "He is currently working on his next novel, collaboration with Sir Arthur C. Clarke." That is for sure obsolete info, and not correct any more.
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Posted 2011-10-10 8:23 PM (#2699 - in reply to #2698)
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I took out the last line so it's good to go now.  Typically we'll update these as we find them but we don't have time to go looking through them all.  If you find more drop me a note here and I will fix 'em.  Thanks!
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Posted 2011-10-11 3:37 PM (#2708 - in reply to #2704)
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That's good idea to update this thread title.

Btw, I really don't know why it's happening to me, but Gene Wolfe The Sorcerer's House has wrong Amazon links (404-page not found). Maybe Amazon changed this book address or something.
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Posted 2011-10-11 4:57 PM (#2709 - in reply to #2708)
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risbom - 2011-10-11 3:37 PM That's good idea to update this thread title. Btw, I really don't know why it's happening to me, but Gene Wolfe The Sorcerer's House has wrong Amazon links (404-page not found). Maybe Amazon changed this book address or something.

Yeah, this thread title is more usefull.  No reason to open a new thread for each issue on the some page.

I fixed the link to Amazon and added the Kindle link too.  Amazon usually uses the ISBN-10 as the link element but will occasionally mismatch the ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 or they'll us an ASIN number instead.  In this case we had the ISBN-13 which is one character off the 10 on their site.  Thanks!

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Posted 2011-10-22 5:03 AM (#2744 - in reply to #2704)
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Tim Lebbon Dusk Kindle link is wrong.
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Posted 2011-10-22 10:16 AM (#2745 - in reply to #2744)
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risbom - 2011-10-22 5:03 AM Tim Lebbon Dusk Kindle link is wrong.

Fixed.  Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 2012-01-28 1:47 AM (#2955 - in reply to #2704)
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Richard Morgan Kindle link for Black Man is wrong, (it's showing book "13" of same author). Another 2 Amazon links are ok.
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Posted 2012-01-28 7:59 AM (#2958 - in reply to #2955)
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risbom - 2012-01-28 1:47 AM Richard Morgan Kindle link for Black Man is wrong, (it's showing book "13" of same author). Another 2 Amazon links are ok.

Black Man (UK) and Thirteen (US) are the same book.  Apparently "Black Man" is not a title that will sell in the US.  The Kindle links are to Amazon.com so we end up with Thirteen there.

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Posted 2012-01-28 1:46 PM (#2962 - in reply to #2704)
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O, I didn't notice. You probably save me some time of searching. Thanks.
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Posted 2012-02-02 11:12 AM (#2975 - in reply to #2704)
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It looks like Mack Reynold's Looking Backward, from the Year 2000 is incorrectly included as a member of The Classics of Science Fiction (#96). Book #96 in Harris' list is actually Looking Backwards by Edward Bellamy. The Reynolds inclusion in the Pringle list is however correct.

An easy mistake to make!
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Posted 2012-02-02 10:34 PM (#2978 - in reply to #2975)
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Nice catch, Engelbrecht!  I've fixed it now.  Bellamy's "Looking Backward" is also published as "Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887" which only made it worse.  Thanks for bringing that to our attention.
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Posted 2012-02-05 2:52 PM (#2990 - in reply to #2704)
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Thanks - I was inputting from my spreadsheet and noticed that one.

Something else I ran across was that one of Philip Jose Farmer's titles is duplicated - The Other Log of Phileas Fogg and The Other Log of Phileas Fogg.

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Posted 2012-02-05 2:58 PM (#2991 - in reply to #2990)
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Right you are on the duplicate.  I've deleted that record.  Thanks!
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Posted 2017-03-23 11:20 PM (#15485 - in reply to #2704)
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Italo Calvino's novel (or, actually, pair of novels) "The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount" has its title misspelled ("Nonexistant").

Is this really the right place to report this, as the first message says? Hard to believe no one has spotted any typos in the past five years.


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Posted 2017-03-23 11:38 PM (#15486 - in reply to #15485)
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fredh - 2017-03-23 11:20 PM Italo Calvino's novel (or, actually, pair of novels) "The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount" has its title misspelled ("Nonexistant". Is this really the right place to report this, as the first message says? Hard to believe no one has spotted any typos in the past five years.

Well, that is a bit embarrassing.  These little things crop up every once in a while and I always find them surprising.  Thanks for the heads-up and welcome to WWEnd!

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Posted 2017-03-24 12:59 AM (#15487 - in reply to #15486)
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Well, that is a bit embarrassing. These little things crop up every once in a while and I always find them surprising. Thanks for the heads-up and welcome to WWEnd!

Thanks for the prompt correction of that typo. While you're at it, there are also a few issues in the "TERMS OF USAGE" on the new account registration page. "harassment" and "acknowledge" are misspelled. There's also a problem with the parallelism in the sentence beginning "You may not post": "libelous" needs to be replaced by a noun; either "libel" or "libelous material" would work.
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Posted 2017-10-01 12:36 AM (#16310 - in reply to #2978)
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Administrator - 2012-02-03 3:34 PM Nice catch, Engelbrecht! I've fixed it now. Bellamy's "Looking Backward" is also published as "Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887" which only made it worse. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

It doesn't look as though the fix took; the Bellamy book doesn't show on the list.
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Posted 2018-02-12 7:22 PM (#16842 - in reply to #2704)
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The synopsis for Kim Stanley Robinson's novel "Green Mars" (novel.asp?ID=41) is messed up. The first two paragraphs describe another book entirely ("A Fire upon the Deep" by Vernor Vinge, in fact). The remaining two paragraphs are mostly correct, although the first Martian revolution was in 2061, not 2062.
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