C J Moran
Even before Apollo 11 landed, he had been bewitched by science fiction through; Bleep and Booster, Doctor Who; and Star Trek.
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C J Moran’s last login was Friday, August 2, 2013.
You can combine them. Go to this page http://www.shelfari.com/search/books?Keywords=bookid%3A27043704%2C27043711 and use the 'combine them' link at the bottom.
Thank you for your fine editing work!
Just a hint: Every time you submit an author/contributor change request for each edition which you later combine, that causes the librarians to have to process each of the contributor requests. They cannot be ignored, they stay on the queue until processed. Each of these is irrelevant as a combination will take care of all editions under one contributor request. That is an automated Shelfari function as part of processing a combination request approval. In addition, Shelfari may then treat each of your superfluous contributor change requests in odd ways - it kinda gets confused and Shelfari is working on that issue. Even if the "confusion" part doesn't occur, the contributor request queue will be bogged down due to the unnecessary edits. This is true for title change requests as well.
As suggested in the guidelines - http://www.shelfari.com/groups/59851/about - it is really better for a variety of reasons to get the combinations requested and approved before doing contributor requests or title requests.
Let me know if you have questions.
I've approved that separation for you, and modified one of the requests so that they fold into the same separated work: http://www.shelfari.com/books/26901483/Warships-of-the-world .
There wasn't a problem as such, it's just that some edits are less obvious than others when it comes to approval. I prioritise for quantity, so if it's going to take some research then I leave those requests for later... and if the other Librarians are doing the same thing, then those more complicated requests can sit in the queue for a while.
The single best thing you can do to ensure timely processing of separation requests is to specify a suitable target work. Sometimes that's not possible, but where a target is specified separation requests are quick to approve. If there's isn't a target, the Librarian will have to look for one anyway, and that too can result in the request being set aside for later.
For what it's worth, you did provide some reasonably good comments with your separation request. But not quite enough to have convinced us to approve without digging deeper. If you suspect a request is likely to be controversial, any notes you provide can help to speed things up. Most requests are pretty obvious, but two different books which share a title and author, that's always going to be tricky.
Anyway, thanks for all the great editing work.
Running out of things to edit? I felt that when I had around 2,000 edits! Now that I am over 50,000, I know I'll never be able to finish the task ;) Since I am a linguist, Spaniard and living in Portugal, my "editing-gold-mine" is Spanish and Portuguese "prolific second-line-classics". You might find your "never ending prairies of things to edit", according to your interests, after a while :D
Thank you for your edits. I am approving some of those now. However, I'd like to inform you that some of your edits happen to be needless due to the process combine --for example, if one of the books in your request has already the series, you don't need to edit the series for the other book, that kind of data found for one edition will show in the merged book :)
The recommended procedure is request the combine and then wait until it is approved to edit the definite record (I write down the combine requests I send myself for further editing after approval).