- member since December 16, 2011
That's correct. Behind the scenes, when we review and approve combines we select a "target" edition to which all others are combined. The target determines which title and other information is displayed. I believe author is brought in from any edition in the combine if it has been through the author approved process. If there are pending author change requests when the combine is done, they are dumped by shelfari so both the editor and the librarians go through a lot of unnecessary and time-consuming work if individual editions are edited prior to a combine. Thanks for your editing work!
I know and am aware of the dilemma. Until Shelfari incorporates a better way to track "pages read", it's commonly accepted to allow another page count for ancient or unknown page counts for first editions. As soon as Shelfari provides a solution, I'm with you, and these incorrect page counts need to be removed. Until then, I'm afraid I must insist that a rough approximation must be included.
You're welcome. I remember you requested a title change into the original Chinese. Unfortunately, according to Shelfari policies, we can't have titles in scripts other than Latin except for privately created books. Hopefully sometime in future that might change.
We can't edit specific editions, that depends on Amazon, not on us. If you had an Amazon account, you could go to the editions tab on top of the Shelfari book page, click the link to Amazon and request a change there. If approved, the change should show on Shelfari a few days later. If you haven't got an Amazon account, you could ask me and I would request the change a few hours later (I've got to stop working now). But I can't guarantee that my request should be approved.
Another suggestion --you could create the book privately and then request a combine with the editions we've got here (if you just removed the book in our database and only show your private book on your shelf, there's a little disadvantage --you won't be able to see if there are other readers of the same book anywhere over the world.
I've got to stop now, but feel free to ask anything else or further details about something I have mentioned.