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Subject: Edit Book Data Question
Date Posted: 12/11/2008 8:21 AM ET
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A couple of days ago I posted a book More Bitter Than Death which at the time had very little information about it, along with no image. Well I'm pretty good at making sure all my books I list have everything about them that members would want to know so I did my normal edit book data. Today some of the data is showing, series, year published, genre, etc., but the most important part, story description is not. Yet when I go back to edit book data again the description is there. I can't do images so that's why there is no cover picture, but why is the description missing?

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 9:21 AM ET
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that is odd, usually the approvers approve everything.  it could be a glitch in the system. 

you know, I wonder if this has been approved at all.  It is possible that the database picked up some basic info from Amazon or somewhere



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Date Posted: 12/11/2008 9:29 AM ET
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It looks like it is still pending approval, they update one thread when there are no pending edits so that is my guess.

watch it and let me know if it still isn't updated in the next day or so.  if a lot of edits are submitted it might be because they are behind

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 9:31 AM ET
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I think it has been approved because if you go to edit data for that book it's all there, whereas yesterday before anything showed on my bookshelf there was nothing. Also normally when they get info from another source they normally don't include the series as I did.

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 9:33 AM ET
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I've got the question in to the BD approvers to make sure but who knows!

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 9:48 AM ET
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Thanks Leslie!

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 1:14 PM ET
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Debbie, this is what Robin (one of the approvers) said:

I've seen that happen sometimes and usually it's just a 'delay in the system' glitch.  Usually, I see this when an edit has just been approved.  The corrections will not show up in the listing until the next day, but the corrections are all still showing if you go into the book edit data page.

I don't know why it happens, but I'd advise that they give it a day for the system to "catch up".

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 5:38 PM ET
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If it helps, I learned recently that sometimes not all of the edited data shows up at the same time once approved (which was a suprise to me).

As Leslie said, the info is likely there, just give it some time.

If you need help getting images posted for your bookshelf, there are often folks willing to help -- Dartha was looking for shelves to work on in CMT, or just ask, I'll be happy to help.

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 6:57 PM ET
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I'm asking -PLEASE!!!!!!!! It's just that one book on my shelf, the other images I needed have been kindly taken care of by Leslie and I think it was Daniel. You guys are all awesome.

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 7:38 PM ET
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i have submitted an image for your book

Date Posted: 12/11/2008 8:25 PM ET
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Thank you so much, Stephanie! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

Date Posted: 12/12/2008 8:41 AM ET
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The image looks great and the description just showed up. Thanks so much everybody for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date Posted: 12/12/2008 9:52 AM ET
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I think I approved your edit Debbie.  It does update in stages sometimes.  I've edited books and when I check my edit tag it looks like it updated until I click on the link then it's the old info.  I've seen it take a couple of days to all come through. 

BTW - there are 125 edits in the queue so it's going to take some time to clear.  There were over 200 yesterday and I was only able to work on about 10 before my eyes started giving out. :-)