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Total Mess with a Work and Authors

1mrblond
Dez. 27, 2020, 10:13am

Can somebody help in solving this mess?
I can explain what happened if you ask...
For now just here are some remains of my fight with this:
https://www.librarything.com/work/25873930
https://www.librarything.com/work/2013059

2SandraArdnas
Bearbeitet: Dez. 27, 2020, 10:28am

The existing single was somehow combined with unrelated book. Separated them and combined with your record for the music single

Edit: can't get other 'authors' by recalculating from member records. It's not a part of your record, songwriter, drummer etc?

3mrblond
Dez. 27, 2020, 10:48am

It was the author of this unrelated book: Cliff (Oats) Williams who caught one of the sub-authors of the single: Cliff Williams and the system mixed them.
Trying to separate the single, all authors of the single and the Common Knowledge of the single remained in the unrelated book.

Okay, as I see, you cleaned the book "One More Train to Ride".
So, can I now start again adding authors to the single?

4mrblond
Dez. 27, 2020, 10:54am

Please: https://www.librarything.com/author/williamscliff
divide this page which messes everything.
Cut Cliff (Oats) Williams of this so that I can create Cliff Williams separately!!!

5MarthaJeanne
Dez. 27, 2020, 11:03am

The page can only be split once both authors are on it.

6lilithcat
Dez. 27, 2020, 11:57am

>4 mrblond:

There's nothing to split. There's only one author on that page.

I will say that we run into a problem when someone has used parentheses in an author name. You'll see that the system sees that as "Cliff Williams"; it doesn't recognize the "(Oats)".

7SandraArdnas
Dez. 27, 2020, 12:05pm

>6 lilithcat: There were other authors confirmed on the book page, but since they belonged to the music single, I removed them when I separated the single. Tried to add them to the single, but apparently the data is not part of either record.

8lilithcat
Bearbeitet: Dez. 27, 2020, 12:29pm

>7 SandraArdnas:

I don't understand what you mean by that.

Do you mean there were other authors named Cliff Wiliams on the book page? Which book?

I don't know why you wouldn't be able to add "other authors" to the single using the "other authors" field? What's the page for the single?

Weird that https://www.librarything.com/work/2013059 is showing the author as Clifford Williams but is not on that author page. (OKay, I see it now. Someone changed the author name to "Clifford", which is wrong. Fixing that now.)

Fixing again, because Cliff and Clifford are the same person!

Never mind.

A mess, indeed.

9MarthaJeanne
Bearbeitet: Dez. 27, 2020, 12:32pm

Several members and LoC have the author listed as Clifford Williams.

LoC has several authors with either Cliff or Clifford.

10SandraArdnas
Dez. 27, 2020, 12:32pm

>8 lilithcat: The links in the first post are for the book and the single, but initially the single was combined with the book and the whole cast for the single confirmed on the book page

11MarthaJeanne
Bearbeitet: Dez. 27, 2020, 12:34pm

Does anyone know the current URL for the single? Both links in >1 mrblond: now point to the book.

12lilithcat
Dez. 27, 2020, 12:34pm

13mrblond
Bearbeitet: Dez. 27, 2020, 12:55pm

I thought the problem with the work is solved and I added again all the info as it was in the beginning.
I only still don't add Cliff Williams to prevent starting the mess again.

I wait for solution what to do with this author.

How can Cliff (Oats) Williams be separated from Cliff Williams?
Now, it grabs all that names.

14lilithcat
Bearbeitet: Dez. 27, 2020, 1:24pm

>13 mrblond:

How can Cliff (Oats) Williams be separated from Cliff Williams?

No. See >6 lilithcat:

In any case, why? There don't seem to be any other authors named "Cliff Williams", so I don't understand why you are trying to do that.

problem with the work is solved

WHICH work?

15MarthaJeanne
Dez. 27, 2020, 1:31pm

If and when there are works by more than one Cliff Williams on the author page, we can split it. Until then, we can't.

16SandraArdnas
Dez. 27, 2020, 1:41pm

>13 mrblond: If there's another Cliff Williams, someone associated with the music single, you have to add him so he can be separated from the other one. Currently, only one exists