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Old 04-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Tiny suggestion for plugins-locking user data

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If this already has a solution I'm afraid I couldn't find it and any "pushes" in the right direction would be appreciated. I know that these are minor issues but this is a suggestion "box" correct.

I seem to spend a significant amount of time fixing the same data over and over due to metadata downloads over-riding changes that I have made previously to fields such a author name sort and series title.
For example I have decided that all authors that use initials for their proper name (first, middle) should be set up as "X. <space> Y."

All the authors with the last name of Firstname St. Something should be sorted as St. Something, Firstname not Something, Firstname St.

The other little problem is that when downloading metadata from Amazon, calibre seems to read bold formatting as astericks and places them before and after the marked text. It also seems to put ### in front of some types of titles in the metadata. I know, this is really small potatoes but when I download and have to edit these day after day, it become potato salad...

Here is an example of what calibre imports versus what is shown; for amazon book B007PM2H66 - if you compare this downloaded information against what is shown on the amazon site.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~beginning of example~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

**Pleasure Cruise** (Book One)
Michelle M. Pillow & Mandy M. Roth
Revised Second Edition

***Paranormal Erotic Romance***

Clare needs to loosen up and have some fun--not to mention some hot sex with someone other than herself. Her best friend, Kira, knows exactly what she needs--a vacation full of hunky single men who'll knock her panties off. When she booked the cruise for Clare's birthday, the travel agent left out one tiny detail. It's a supernatural cruise, and they aren't getting off until they're married.

[section deleted]

**Rating: **Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.This book is an erotic title. That means it's super, mega hot and full of steamy, melt your sock off sex. If that isn't for you, you should move along to a less steamy title.

**This novel contains adult content. Must
be 18 years or older to read.**

This book was previously published. It has been revised and revisited for this second edition.

**Pleasure Cruise Series**
1. Pleasure Cruise - ASIN: B007PM2H66
2. Date With Destiny - ASIN: B007PSNQR4
3. Pleasure Island- ASIN: B007PS0S3Y

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### Review

**5 CUPIDS! **"This is a fun book filled with SEX, SEX, SEX. From the humorous and smart prologue to the erotic ending, this book is a winner...The nice twist to the idea of a singles cruise for supernatural beings is so creative and a wonderful bouncing off point for a whole heap of books on a supernatural dating service or should I say mating service..."Marina, Cupid's Library Reviews. March 2005

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### From the Author
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ end of example ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So, thanks for your patience and any help given.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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@bauerhjb - assuming you're using the Download Metadata button in the Edit Metadata dialogue, then you could try using the Download metadata and covers item in the context menu of the Edit Metadata toolbar icon - press ctrl/d on a book or books.

I think it might give you better control over some of the issues you've raised.

But its not a panacea - just another alternative.

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The Quality Check plugin can reformat author initials according to your set preference.

It cannot do anything about "Firstname St. Something", but mention it on the thread and maybe something can be done.

EDIT: Actually maybe it can, by means of "Find books with an invalid author sort".

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If you dont want metadata download to overwrite author names, tell it not to via Preferences->Metadata download.
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