Disambiguation problems

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Disambiguation problems

1jonsweitzerlamme
Aug. 24, 2:16pm

Hi,
I'm trying to deal with this page: https://www.librarything.com/author/bibliographicalsocie . The problem is that I "fixed" a "combination issue" that allowed the page to be known as "Bibliographical Society..." and it's now known as Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Can this be undone?

2gilroy
Aug. 24, 3:56pm

>1 jonsweitzerlamme: You need to put the Canonical name back in place.

3MarthaJeanne
Aug. 24, 4:11pm

>2 gilroy: Yes, but is that even possible on a split page? It would be important to add disambiguation notices to all similar pages so that well meaning members don't remove the canonical names that keep these pages reasonable.

4AnnieMod
Aug. 24, 5:11pm

It can be done with a bit of a trick:
1. Click on English in CK
2. Click on any other language - that opens up the full list
3. Click again in English - now you see ALL fields on English.

:) I set it and then added a note to the disambiguated note.

5MarthaJeanne
Aug. 24, 5:42pm

Thank you. That's a trick I didn't know.

6AnnieMod
Aug. 24, 6:26pm

I think that it is really an unintended behavior but as it is useful, I just consider it a side effect and not a bug and use it in such cases. :)