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Subject: Other editions link not working on some titles
Date Posted: 9/28/2011 9:23 AM ET
Member Since: 3/5/2010
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I have noticed that when I click for the other editions of a title, like "paperback" I do not get the title. If I type in the title name in search box, Both editions of the title of  the book show up as the first and second hits.

Is this a problem that has to be solved? It is annoying to click on paperback and not get to the hardcover, paperback or audiobook page of a book in question with the link for the other version of the title.

 

 

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 9:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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When this happens you need to report it to PBS using the contact us link on the bottom of every page.  They probably won't respond but they'll go in and fix it.

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 9:33 AM ET
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Great, thanks I will do that.

 

 

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 1:01 PM ET
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Actually I ususally get an email from PBS with a thank you and it is fixed please check again message :)

 

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 1:55 PM ET
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I honestly think their time woudl be better spent making a tool where people could link or unlink books together themselves (and then perhaps those links could be approved by the Data Edit team).

I come across this multiple times a day .... so often that I could spend several hours a day sending them examples to fix. 

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 2:25 PM ET
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I agaree with Sara.  When I WL a book and the option comes to also WL other versions about 80% of them have nothing to do with the book I'm looking for.  I find that option to be a total waste of time.

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 3:01 PM ET
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Yes that would be nice. I have to confess that I am usually too lazy to message them about all the incorrectly connected ones that I find.

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 8:18 PM ET
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Great suggestion, Sara!  Please send it in to the team.  I love the idea.

Date Posted: 9/28/2011 11:03 PM ET
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Amen Sara,

When I run into these errors I run into them in the tens I would use the link but it's too much trouble for the message etc.