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Why start a group?

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1dajashby
Jan 31, 2010, 11:23pm

Having been working on this for a couple of weeks I've found several other members out there indexing magazines and anthologies, and everybody has their own ideas of how to do it. I though it would be a good idea to be able to share them in one place. Maybe we could also function as a lobby group to get useful enhancements made to the site?

2aulsmith
Fév 4, 2010, 8:57pm

Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for starting this up.

3AnnieMod
Fév 5, 2010, 5:37am

I was thinking the other day that we can actually use the Description field on the work page (especially for magazines - these do not have more than one edition... even though if the fiction pieces in a collection/anthology are different they should not be combined). That at least will allow someone to use the work of someone else - there is no much point into 7 people cataloging the same Analog magazine content for example...

4dajashby
Modifié : Fév 10, 2010, 4:27am

I entered a description, and found that I could drag the description field above other stuff on the main page so that it was visible. OK so far. There are a couple of problems/issues: (1) the field doesn't seem to be searchable, (2) I'm not sure whether a member's own description is visible in the same way to other members. I put mine in Analog, June 1967 - have a look and tell me...

5dajashby
Modifié : Fév 10, 2010, 4:28am

3 & 4-> Description is displayed on the Main page, but is not indexed so as to b e searchable, Comments is not displayed on the Main page, but is displayed on the Details page and is indexed so as to be searchable. This seems to me to be a little counterintuitive. To explain: I entered the contents of a magazine in the Description field. I did a search on a story in the magazine but didn't get a hit. If you put the same contents in the Comments field, you will get a hit, but when you select the entry in the list of hits the Main page is displayed, but nothing on that page matches the hit - you need to go to the Details page to see why there was a hit. Tim - either you need to put the Comments field on the main page, or index the Description field.

6aulsmith
Fév 10, 2010, 5:12pm

I don't use the Main page much. I have the My Library display set to show the comments and most everything else I need. If I need to see the whole record I hit the edit icon.