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Randall J. Paske

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  1. Clearly a decision was made to separate Scout's various imprints. Personally, I'm not sure that was necessary, especially for existing titles, given the limitations imposed on correcting other types of faulty listings. But I'll roll with it.
  2. Wow, I never noticed the Circulation field.
  3. Thanks. I'm not sure at this point how my Pictures folder and the location specified for the folder got so screwed up, but I've reset it to use the default location and I'm now in the process of consolidating different versions of the folder to that location. Thumbnails and pictures are working as they should.
  4. That seems to have no effect on whether thumbnails load. Nor does switching to album view.
  5. OK, so here's what happens. I go to a title that I haven't visited since upgrading my hard drive. No images are loaded. No images will load at all, until I select a row. Then the thumbnail shows up. If I click the thumbnail, it shows the full-size image. The image at the top remains the generic image for the publisher. If I leave the title and then come back, the image at the top changes to the one I've loaded. So ComicBase can find my pictures, but it will not do so until I select a row in the grid. Obviously, I would prefer that they show up without my having to take that action.
  6. It's a new WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB SATA III internal drive. I don't know what all of that means, but I had it installed at a local shop and I'm reading it off the product box. I don't know how to check the firmware version. (I don't see anything clearly labeled Firmware Version in Device Manager.) Windows says the drivers are up to date. Windows Update is supposed to check for updates weekly. I'm not having issues with any other software or applications. A thumbnail comes up fast when I select a row, but no thumbnails are shown for rows I haven't specifically selected.
  7. This part is still happening. Has anyone else experienced this?
  8. It appears there was a Kickstarter for this series and Marcio Doug is indeed one of the variant cover artists. More issues and variants should be listed. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vampocalypse/jungle-captive-1-2-and-3-adults-only-jungle-adventure-comic
  9. I suggest adding a Credits field for Translation and Dialogue. Such credits can arguably go in the Writer field, but also arguably don't really belong there. This field would be useful for translated manga, manhwa, and European comics (including many Disney comics with translated stories).
  10. Update: Somehow the app started showing which issues I own again the next day, without any further intervention on my part. I'm not sure why, but I'll take it.
  11. My ComicBase Mobile app seems to be tied to a blank database and won't let go of it. Earlier, I could switch to my actual database in the drop-down, but it didn't seem to actually switch. Or if it did switch, it still wasn't showing me which issues I own when I went to a given title. I only have one database (the correct one) listed under Backups on the ComicBase website. My profile on the website showed two databases earlier, but it wouldn't let me select the erroneous one for deletion. So then I deleted the good one and they both disappeared. Then I sent a new backup to the cloud. Now it only shows that one. I uninstalled and reinstalled the Mobile app. It appears to see the new backup I just saved (and only that one), but It still isn't finding my comics when I search. The name, date. valuations, and numbers of items on the splash page are correct, but when I search titles, it's not showing me which issues I own. I went to a small convention this afternoon, and this made hunting a bit difficult. Is there a "phantom" blank database screwing up my account somewhere, or is this a glitch in the Mobile app? What can I do to fix it?
  12. Yes, I would not make wholesale changes in cases like these.
  13. This is the David B. (Beauchard) whose work I've seen. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/b_david.htm
  14. It was a location problem. The pictures are on my SSD drive, and I don't have any other drives connected. But I didn't have ComicBase pointing to the right folder location. So, having changed that, thumbnails are now expanding to the larger images. But the thumbnails themselves are still rather slow to load, for some reason. They don't seem to load until I actually select a row. And the pictures up by the titles aren't loading, either, unless I have selected the row that contains the same picture and then left the title and returned. As I mentioned, I do have "Automatically download larger pictures when viewing items" selected.
  15. I had to replace my hard drive (I now have an SSD) and do a new installation of my operating system. I'm basically on a new system in an old shell. I installed a fresh version of ComicBase and copied my Pictures folder, database backups, and log files from my old drive. Things seem to be working fine except for problems with cover images. The thumbnails frequently are not expanding to larger versions when selected, and often the thumbnails don't load at all, or load very slowly. I have "Automatically download larger pictures when viewing items" selected. What might the problem be?
  16. Yep, they go by both. I prefer the brevity of the shorter name, and they use it themselves, so that's what I use. But if ComicBase editorial wants the longer form, I can switch.
  17. The items formerly listed as #1/V36 and #1/V37 were actually variants of #2. I wrote to Support and suggested they be moved to #2. The computer on which I use ComicBase is in the shop right now, so I can't check on whether they were added to #2, but your list confirms that they were removed from #1.
  18. Now on v23.1.0.2139. Just tried to run the report again and got the "no items found" error.
  19. Now the report stopped working for me again, with that message: "No items were in your collection inventory which matched those criteria." I haven't done anything to try to diagnose or fix it yet. I'll update to the latest build later on and see what happens. For now, I just wanted to note that this problem seems to not only fix itself but also come back from the dead after you think it's gone.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. They're out of control, certainly. But I still buy them when I like them well enough.
  24. 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."
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