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Subject: How long does it take for edits & covers to appear?
Date Posted: 8/14/2007 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2007
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I posted some edits to the descriptions of some of the books (six or seven? approx) on my bookshelf last week, and I'm wondering what happened to them. How long does it take for updates to appear? If there was a problem with my updates, would I get a message advising me of that? I should have kept a list of them and a copy of the text, in case they've disappeared into the ether.

On a related matter, I uploaded some book covers also, and most of them "took," and I heard back about some of the others -- what the problem was, so I could try again. (Thank you!)  But two covers have never appeared and when I try to upload them again, I get the message that they are in the queue. For a week? 

Any advice would be appreciated. My bookshelf doesn't look nearly as good as it could, and I'm trying to take care of it.

Pam

 

 

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 4:11 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2006
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I'm glad you posted this as I had the same question. I only uploaded one cover but it was about a week ago. Mine says in queue.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 4:14 PM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2006
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I know from the Volunteer forums that there is a backlog that they are trying to get through. Both on edits and images. i will see if I can get anymore info and post it here.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 7:12 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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The images are nearly caught up, and the data approvers are short two people, so we are still behind. I wouldn't expect the images to take more than another couple days to get caught up, but we couldn't approve for about a week, and we were all caught up, right before they shut us down for programming upgrades or repairs or whatever.

We have one data approver that is moving, and one that is sick, and I can't tell you about any of the others, I haven't heard much from any of them lately. All I can tell you is that sometimes, it's just going to take a while, and for at least this couple weeks, you shouldn't count on them coming up in a couple days like they were before.

We've got some approvers in training, but we have a time restriction on them as well as a training monitor, so it will just take time for them to move up. Keep adding your data edits, and we WILL get to them eventually ;)

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 7:58 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2007
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Thanks for the information, Sherry!  I appreciate all the work you and the others are doing, and yes, I will continue working on the edits. ;-)

 

Pam