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  1. Running 20.0.1.3085 Sidekick updated, Lock Notes checkbox unchecked. Issue #1 for me still has the notes "Pink Skies; The Joes; Blue Sky Background".
  2. We might also want to allow a little user fine-tuning of what is included as "regular". Maybe someone wants to see lettered variants even when a regular issue exists...
  3. So, I was walking through my collection, trying to identify holes I want to fill, doing this with the "View | Items to Show" set to Owned Items + Regular Issues" when I get to the Title "Angel (Boom!)", which I have spotty ownership of. I am presented with the following list bold I own): 0, 2, 5/A, 5/B, 5/C, 5/D, 5/E, 6/A, 6/B, 6/C, 6/D, 7/A, ... No variations of issue #1, #3, #4? 1) Okay, 0 and 2 had straight "Regular" variations. That makes sense. Nothing else is shown, no bloody A, B, C or D, no multiple printings, they all get ignored. 2) 5 and 6, had no straight "Regular" variations; they only had lettered variations. Apparently this situation is recognized as consisting of multiple regular issues, so some issues that in case 1 would be ignored are instead now considered "Regular". 3) So, what's up with 1, 3 and 4? As in case 2, they had no "Regular" variations. However, in addition to having several lettered variations, they also each had a reprint "2nd" variation. Apparently, having no straight "Regular", but having a reprint "2nd", prevents the lettered variations from being considered "Regular". I think that the rules for deciding what is a regular issue needs a little modification. I propose that, in the absence of a regular issue, regardless of if there are reprints, that lettered variations be considered "Regular". There might be more circumstances to consider.
  4. Sidekicked an update today, and it had no problem. Thank you.
  5. Optimized. No change. Rebuild Lists. No change. Reboot PC. No change. Next?
  6. I just updated to 20.0.1.3085. When it first loaded, it did some database cleanups I hadn't noticed before. Post update, attempts to do a content update are failing, whether initiated in Sidekick or ComicBase itself. While "Reading comicbook issues", after hitting 50,000, it throws an error stating "Unable to load update: C:\#######\Local]Temp\X202002201602.ccx Index was outside the bounds of the array. (9)"
  7. Am I jumping into a thriving community or black hole of doom by asking if there is an equivalent for card collecting (non-sport, non-CCG) to ComicBase out there?
  8. I have a #-2 (Minus Two) and the indicia indicates that it is a first printing, but the cover is black with slightly lighter black lettering instead of the red that the official cover scan shows. Any thoughts?
  9. This flipbook scan is composited wrong. Both images are on the correct sides (brown on left, blue with UPC on right), but both are upside-down. This is not correctable by simply rotating the whole scan 180 degrees or mirror flipping the whole scan top-to-bottom; each side image needs to be rotated 180 degrees separately, so the current outer edges would then join in the center.
  10. TL;DR - Confusion can be avoided by adding indication of Category assignment on information listing. Had a little difficulty finding an issue I was adding to my collection. I had several, owned or wanted, but this one in my hand wasn't in the ComicBase list. I go to AtomicAvenue, pull up the title, and find the issue in my hand in the list with the other issues I have in ComicBase. I enter the UPC, and find the issue exists in ComicBase. Turns out, the title has been changed with the 2020 update from Comicbooks to Magazines. This period of confusion could be shortened if the category were displayed in AtomicAvenue.
  11. Is there a way to see extended information on AtomicAvenue to verify odd information, including UPC? I have noticed that I had an entry for The Ninjettes #2, an issue that appears to not exist compared with #2/A and #2/B. Fine. But, as I go to switch my inventory tick to a proper issue, I notice that my database has consecutive UPCs for #2, 2/A and 2/B, ending -211, -221 and -231. My issue has the cover that matches #2/A, which includes the issue UPC, ending in -211, not what is in ComicBase as -221.
  12. Did an update with Sidekick with the "Lock Notes (Don't Allow the update to add new info)" checkbox unchecked, which i assume means notes are unlocked and should update (which is mildly confusing, since the other two checks in this section are "Remove obsolete titles" and "Remove obsolete issues", two boxes you check to allow a change, while this is a box you check to prevent a change). Issue #1 for me still has the notes "Pink Skies; The Joes; Blue Sky Background".
  13. Just installed 20.0.1.3010 and I know see an unchecked checkbox in the Sidekick settings. Trying an update now...
  14. "Dr." alphabetizes as "Doctor" "Sgt." alphabetizes as "Sergeant" "Mr." alphabetizes as "Mister" "Mrs." alphabetizes as "Mistress" But.... "Ms." does not alphabetize as "Miss"?
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