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Andrew d’Entremont

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  1. I have changed the schedule to when I'm not gaming, but I really don't like leaving my computer running all the time. If I miss the backup window because my computer is off it resets too 11:00 PM. Is there any way to avoid this scenario?

    Also, I did update the software right after my initial post.


  2. I've recently run into a problem with automatic backups. I have been playing a new game on my PC and when "Save to Cloud" starts running my game just becomes unplayable.

    I changed the schedule so that backups happen in the morning so it doesn't interfere with my gameplay at night, but if my PC isn't turned on at the time the backup is scheduled it reverts back to the original schedule of 11:00 pm. This also happens to the other items on the schedule that I have activated (updates and compacting). 

    Is there a way that I can stop it for reverting back to 11:00 PM? 


    I am currently running v23.2.2.2814.


    My PC specs:

    Processor    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz   3.70 GHz
    Installed RAM    32.0 GB
    System type    64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080

    Edition    Windows 11 Home
    Version    22H2
    Installed on    ‎2022-‎10-‎01
    OS build    22621.1702
    Experience    Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22641.1000.0

  3. 33 minutes ago, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    However, he was incorrect in that it is NOT displayed in Add By Barcode.

    Yep, and this is the key thing that Fred was talking about. You can only see the new cover after you finish entering your comics and display them after saving. It would be very useful if you could see the newly downloaded cover from the Add by Barcode window.


    33 minutes ago, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    PS: If you had scanned the issue in one time (when it is not displayed in Add By Barcode), if you had 'Display Items After Saving' checked, when you click save, the result display WILL show the newly downloaded cover.

    You are correct. That was my experience this evening, although I may not have explained it clearly enough in my post. 

  4. I just wanted to follow-up on something that was covered during the last Livestream.

    Fred mentioned that he'd like to see auto downloading of new covers when entering by barcode and Pete told us that as long as "Automatically download larger pictures when viewing items" was checked under preferences that it should work. Well, I made sure to update my preferences and I just finished entering a batch of new comics and I can tell you that it still does not seem to work.

    I scanned in Batman #133 and despite interacting with the entry several different ways from the "Add by Barcode" window,  the cover image wouldn't display. I just got the (outdated) DC logo as the cover image thumbnail.

    However, as soon as I closed the Add by Barcode window and all the items I had just scanned were displayed, the cover image for Batman 133 showed up.


  5. I've noticed that after updating for the last little while now "Junkyard Joe 2" shows up under my Unrecognized Items. I'm going to assume that this is because it should actually be 2/A, and the issue listed as 2/A should be 2/B, 2/B should be 2/C and so on.

    Is there a reason why updates aren't making the changes to the correct variation? 



  6. Also to add, the auto generated report for magazines displays all the cover images correctly, and so does the one for comic books. I also just tried manually saving a collection report for my comics to the web and all the cover images are showing up. It seems like there might be something a little wonky with books.  

  7. Sorry, I guess I just assumed this process was a given. I'm not having a problem with reports being generated and saved to the cloud, it's the end result that seems to be a problem. I can see all my reports on both the web and the mobile app just fine, it's just that certain cover images won't display when I view my report on books. The reports look the same on the mobile app and the web.

    Also of note is that when I generate the same collection report on books  manually and use the "Save to Web" function  I don't see any covers at all.  

  8. There really aren't any steps. I just go online to check reports under "My Comics" and view "Collection Report-Books (Auto)". Cover images have been appearing and then disappearing from report to report. It was solved for a while when I was working with support, but after it was sorted out the first time cover images disappeared again a week or two later. It's very strange.

    It's not a huge issue, but it would be nice to have the cover images when I'm using the report to see which books I have when I'm out browsing the used book stores. 

  9. I've gone back and forth with support on this issue quite a bit, to the point where I'm starting to feel like I am harassing them, so I wanted to address the issue here.

    I've noticed that when I look at my auto-generated report for books, cover images that appeared one week aren't there the next. In particular I have been having a lot of problems with The Destroyer (Pinnacle). Cover images disappeared on one report a while back, so I contacted support and they reappeared on the next report, but now they're gone again. As far as I can tell nothing has changed about the series, and all of the cover images show up on Atomic Avenue. I also checked the latest unrecognized items log file of and they aren't listed.

    This has happened for a few other titles too. Should I just try resubmitting the covers for books whose cover images are not showing up in reports? 

  10. I wouldn't mind seeing that either. Although I've noticed that the length of time it takes to send new data for a single issues seems quite long for what I would assume are just text fields.  It makes me wonder if everything, including the cover image,  gets submitted all at once and then the second box is to just confirm that you want the cover scan to be considered as new data too. 

    Of course I could be completely wrong. 

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  11. I sometimes wonder if it may not always be obvious what corrections are being submitting when using the "Submit New of Corrected Data" feature. Would it be possible to add way to include a note to the reviewer when submitting corrections? 

    For instance, I just submitted a change for the book "Vows and Honor" because there is conflicting information in the Notes field. There are two separate notes stating "Collects the Vows and Honor series #1-3; Collects the Vows and Honor series #1-2" While it is true there are three books in the Vows and Honor series, the third book had not yet been written when this Vows and Honor collection was released. This is the kind of note I'd like to be able to add when submitting a correction

    Or maybe your reviews are eagle-eyed and it's not necessary! 



  12. One more question. Am I correct in assuming that "Publication Date" is when the book was first published, and "Release Date" is when a specific edition might have been released?

    For instance, I have the first Destroyer novel which was originally published in 1971, but the version I have is a seventh printing which was printed in March of 1974. Would I be correct in putting "1971-06-01" as the Publication Date and "1974-03-01" as the Release Date?

  13. This is when it would be really handy to be able to tag multiple publishers in the Publisher field when you're creating a new title.  This isn't an issue that is unique to books either.

    I suppose using the "Overall Title" field would come in handy in this case. Maybe create a new title Called "The Destroyer Novels (Pinnacle/Signet/Gold Eagle)" with "The Destroyer" as the overall title? 

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