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Subject: Series volumes are not related editions of the same volume
Date Posted: 7/13/2011 5:09 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2007
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I had a hard time thinking of a title for this and thats the best I can come up with XD

I posted a couple weeks ago about how I have several volumes of a manga series on my list, and after saying "yes I want this book" and/or autorequesting when someone posts it, it puts other volumes of that series on my WL on hold.

I had the same thing happen AGAIN today, with THE SAME SERIES.  Except I dont have everything on autorequest anymore, so right after I requested the book, I checked my WL and yep, it put 2 other volumes of that series on hold.  I put them off hold right away, but I hope I didnt miss out on anymore of the books being posted D:


Anyway, onto my question.

Since it seems like these books are in the system as being related editions (or whatever you call them), is there a way to change that?  I saw that you can edit a book's data, but I dont know how you would go about making the system see them as separate books instead of related ones.


Specifics wise, here are the books:
http://www.paperbackswap.com/Please-Save-Earth-Volume-6/book/1591162696/ (this is the one I actually got a WL offer for and requested)
http://www.paperbackswap.com/Please-Save-Earth-Volume-5/book/1591162688/ (got put on hold right after)
http://www.paperbackswap.com/Please-Save-Earth-Volume-7/book/159116270X/ (also got put on hold)

Last Edited on: 7/13/11 5:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/13/2011 5:26 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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No, you cannot change it.

You can report it to PBS using Contact Us and they can change it.

I've noticed this happening more frequently recently. I think it has something to do with how they are integrating to the databases where they collect book information from ... I imagine that what they are doing works for most books, but it also seems to be creating more incorrect records as well.

Date Posted: 7/14/2011 3:43 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Like Sara says, the 'edit' feature will not work to alter the links between different editions of the same book (even if the system has the links incorrect).