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Randall J. Paske

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  1. Sounds like the same problem I had a while ago: https://forums.comicbase.com/index.php?/topic/1677-report-not-working/ . I don't know what fixed it, but eventually it started working again.
  2. Westfield was the first sub service I used, starting in the late 1980s. I was always a fan of their service, but I eventually had to leave for a service that allowed me to order from the entire catalog (Previews or Advance Comics) rather than a narrower selection. At the time, they were limiting themselves to a one-page order sheet and leaving off some of the indie series I gravitated toward. I landed at M&M Comic Service, which I've used for years. For a time, that meant sending floppy disks through the mail to submit my orders, until the Internet came into wider usage.
  3. Oh, no offense taken. I was just trying to further clarify what happened with this title, since the typo arose after I sent my message to Support.
  4. They're out of control, certainly. But I still buy them when I like them well enough.
  5. Because the title had been in the database for a long time as "Grandpa," I didn't submit the correction to "Grampa" (as on the cover and in the indicia) from within ComicBase but instead sent a message to Support in case they didn't want to change it. So I'm responsible for it changing, but I'm not responsible for the typo with the remaining "d."
  6. I tried again after downloading the latest content update this morning, and it finally worked again, for whatever reason. It looked like it was going to choke on that 10% of Preparing Report window again, but then it actually completed the process instead.
  7. I tried the new build, with the same result. I usually use the Preview button to look at the report without printing it, but I tried Print with the same result. It shows me the following dialog box (which never gets past 10% in the title bar), before it gives up and displays the message shown in the first post of this thread.
  8. Updated to 23.0.0.2054. Still getting the error. Parameters shown below.
  9. Yes, Comic Books is the selected type.
  10. When I run the Top Gainers and Losers report for Owned Items, I get the following message. Running ComicBase 2023 Archive Edition, v.23.0.0.2018, with over 18,000 items added so far. The report always worked before, but I've been getting this error for a couple of weeks.
  11. I can only say that mine didn't bounce at all--not immediately, not later. I've sent three messages in the past week. i haven't received replies, but I also haven't seen anything to make me think they're not getting through.
  12. I sent a message yesterday and it did not bounce back.
  13. I ran Rebuild Lists and did another content update. Unfortunately, both ComicBase and Sidekick still say that my last update was October 27. But I'm getting new log files each time.
  14. OK, today I downloaded and installed the current build, just to be sure I was on the right one. Then I did a content update via Sidekick. Both Sidekick and ComicBase (in the Collection Statistics window) still show my last update as October 27. ComicBase also indicates that new content is available, even though I just did a content update. Would this have anything to do with the renewal nag box that has started popping up? I'll be renewing later on, so I keep declining. They are probably unrelated, but it seems like this started when that started.
  15. Meanwhile, I updated last night (November 2) via Sidekick, and now both Sidekick and ComicBase (in the Collection Statistics window) show my last update as October 27. I do have an update log from November 2, though. I've never seen this problem before, or at least never noticed it.
  16. I suggested in an email once that the Description field should be made read-only or labeled in some way if it is ignored during the normal submission process. I wasted time writing a number of descriptions before learning that they went nowhere and then got wiped out when I did a content update. I still think this is a valid suggestion.
  17. That first Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man series is just Spectacular Spider-Man in the indicia for the first 48 issues, despite what it says on the cover. So the key words in this case are Spectacular Spider-Man. Searching for that will get you the '70s series. Perhaps "Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man" should be in the new Item Title field to aid with search results. I'm not sure if that's the intent of that field, though.
  18. D'oh! I just went back to one of my problem images, and its dimensions were smaller than the existing image. I dropped it as-is and it was quickly replaced by the existing image, as usual. Then I resized my image to be slightly larger in dimension than the existing one, and I was able to to drop it in and send it without issue. Before, I was looking at file size, not image dimensions. My replacement image was of a larger file size than the existing image, but its dimensions were smaller. That has probably been the difficulty with the few other images that have given me this problem. I haven't even done the Rebuild Lists thing yet. Glad to know this!
  19. I run into this on occasion. Most of the time I can drop a cover in the grid and upload it, but once in a while the replacement I've dropped in is immediately replaced by the existing (smaller, inferior) cover and I can't do anything to make my new one stick (and thus I can't submit it in the usual way). I have not been able to figure out why this happens every now and then. In these few cases, I've resorted to sending the new image to CB support via e-mail.
  20. When I first upgraded to CB 2023, I had this problem, with the agonizingly slow loading of grids as I scroll down. My laptop is 2 years old. The problem seems to have been mostly alleviated with the fix in a newer update that Pete mentioned in yesterday's livestream. I still encounter short delays from time to time, but nothing like I was experiencing before.
  21. Also, these two titles were both added, but they appear to be the same comic: Health and Wealth Health and Wealth, A Graphic Guide to the US Healthcare System
  22. Thanks! I'll hold off on any potential bombardment of resubmissions (though there have been a handful already).
  23. I've had a great many corrections and additions get wiped out in the last few weeks. While I suppose a minority of them could have been rejected at editorial discretion, I'm confident in the overall accuracy of my submissions, and there are so many going missing that I've wondered if something was going on either technologically (submitted corrections not reaching HC HQ for some reason) or administratively (perhaps a backlog of submissions because of all the other activity surrounding the new release of ComicBase). It is dismaying to see them get overwritten by less complete or less accurate records.
  24. Thanks for the comment. This morning I redid the download by holding the Shift key and selecting Check for Updates within ComicBase, and this time I got a new Downloaded Update Log file. I didn't get an Unknown Items list, but maybe there aren't any this time. I still don't know what went wrong the first time around. For what it's worth, I updated via Sidekick that time.
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