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My library is a bit of a mess after I was gone for a while...

Fev 22, 2:08 pm

I have returned to LibraryThing after a long absence. Before, I'd added almost a thousand books. I was meticulous in fixing the book names, including capitalization and punctuation, and making sure the right covers were always chosen, and uploading better ones as was needed.

It's been a few years, and upon my return, I find that the capitalization in many times is all wrong again, books are missing covers, or have wrong covers. I intended to add the few thousand books I still have yet to include on my LibraryThing library, but I'm not sure why this happened or how to prevent it. Is this a normal occurrence? I feel like I wasted hours and hours of work I now have to fix. I'm not sure if some error on my part caused it.

Fev 22, 2:17 pm

Are you pulling up the books in question from your library or searching them and finding the work page?
If you are on the work page, it will show the most common title for the book. If you are pulling it up from your library, it's how you left the book.

Did someone else have the password to access your library? If so, then they may have made changes you did not agree with.
If not, the library SHOULD be as you left it. No one can edit your library except you and who ever you gave the password to.

Fev 22, 2:18 pm

About the covers: If you are using Amazon covers and Amazon changes their cover, yours will change as well. So if you want to make sure that the covers don't change, use non-Amazon covers.

For the case - make sure you are looking at the book title (your data) and not the work title (the combined data). Your book titles should not have changed in any way or form - unless you adjusted a work title (via Canonical name) or were looking at them last time. If one of yours shifted, can you share an example so the engineers can try to see what may have happened.

Fev 22, 4:10 pm

You are mostly using Amazon covers. Member covers are reliable, Amazon covers aren't.