Our database is compiled elsewhere, and it has various spellings of an author name. We would prefer that an author's name appear in its full version (without leading first initials, unless that is the only way that an author publishes). The Search and Book Recommendations both rely on matching spelling of author names, and so these various spellings impede these features.
To use the Author Cleanup feature:
This will submit that spelling of the author's name to an archive, and when we have enough of these changes, we will implement them in the database.
If a mistake is made, don't worry! Submissions must be approved by another member independently in order to go into the archive.
If you don't know what to enter (if the author is not familiar to you) you can click Refresh on your browser and a different author screen will come up.