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Fred Slota

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  1. Amazing Spider-Man #666 For me, I have 666 666-2 666/A 666/B 666/B-7 (my newly unknown issue I corrected but haven't yet deleted) 666/C through 666/U 666/V 666/W through 666/Z 666/V100 through 666/V143 666/V27 through 666/V99
  2. Ahhhhh, hadn't thought of that yet. The addition of different categories within ComicBase can effectively hide an existing title from view. There they are. Knowing now what happened, I notice that AtomicAvenue is nearly silent about the fact that this title is a magazine, not a comic book. Having pulled up the page for "Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special", there is nothing on the page identifying that this is a magazine, not a comic. I did notice that when searching for the title, supplying "Amazing Heroes" brings up an autocomplete list of five items, where four of them indicate the publisher is "Fantagraphics [Magazine]" while the fifth is "Fantagraphics [Comic Book]", but once you select one, that distinction does not appear to be on the page. Is it possible to provide a mode where ComicBase operates in a consolidated form, searching through all three categories at once?
  3. So, while I'm working through "unknown" title and issue, um, issues, I noticed this... I thought I had seen this earlier, but didn't think enough of it to investigate or report. Pressing the "Next Title" button moves me through titles one at a time, regardless of if they are "official" titles or "unknown" titles. However, pressing the "Previous Title" button appears to go backwards only for "official" titles; it skips over "unknown" titles. I happen to have an entry for "Annihilation: Scourge Alpha", a rogue entry with a semicolon where all the other books in this mini use a dash. The title shows when I "Next Title" through titles, but is skipped when I "Previous Title" through titles. I currently have "Show All Items" selected, and because I haven't reconciled this unknown issue yet, I have an owned copy of the unknown issue in this unknown title.
  4. Psst.... V100 should come after V99... Just sayin'...
  5. First of probably several questions while reconciling "unknown" issues... I have Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special #4, which is on the list of both unknown titles and unknown issues. My database has a single entry in that title, the #4 that I have 1 of. I check on AtomicAvenue, and not only does it have the Title, not only does it have issue #4 in question, it has an additional 5 issues in the title that I don't have in my database.
  6. Ran a manual update this morning. Got the link. Got a few to look into.
  7. Extreme Carnage, Endless Winter, I'm sure there have been and will continue to be, others... Rather than make a miniseries with issues running from 1-8, or 1-5, let's still release issues once a week/month, but give them each their own title and standalone #1 issue. Wouldn't it be nice to have all the related issues pulled together into one place and in the proper order? Add three new fields, T.[IsSuperTitle], I.[SuperTitle] and I.[SuperTitlePart] Create a new title, say "Endless Winter", complete with description, publisher and publication date information and set the T.[IsSuperTitle]. Then go to each issue that is part of the SuperTitle and fill in the I.[SuperTitle] field and supply the proper item order with the I.[SuperTitlePart] field
  8. Well, I don't know what to tell you. Ain't not'in' there.
  9. Just ran "Check for Updates", Change $0.00, so everything was up to date from the last Sidekick update. I have a lower right button for "Collection Value Graph", and a pair of lower right buttons for "Top Gainers and Losers" and "See What's New". "See What's New" opens the last log file from the Sidekick update 4 days ago. No links that I can see. So, I guess I'll disable Sidekick for a few days, unless there are other thoughts...
  10. I get updates by Sidekick. Do I need to turn that off so I can get the next update manually?
  11. So, I'm about to do a major merge of a year or two's worth of new acquisitions, and I'm thinking of making box labels. Currently, I have box numbers written on the lids. I'm picturing printing on a 3x5 or 4x6 index card with text and the cover scan of the first and last issue in each box, and I'm thinking that I'll have to generate these by hand. Feature Suggestion - A report format that prints a label with information on 2 issues per label. First issue, text on top, picture on the left; second issue, picture on the right, text below. Fort he time being, if I add a Custom Text field for location, and fill it in with "Box 1", "Box 2", etc.,... can a report be made that breaks things down by box? Is there a way to generate a list of the first item in each box? Last item in each box? Are there any other interesting things that I can do once I have this information?
  12. Okay, I see that the change has been implemented. Looking in my log file, a new title has been added, new issues added, and old issues deleted. I also see that, as expected, the issue I indicated I own was not deleted, and the old title was not deleted. Question: Isn't there supposed to be a listing in the log of unmatched items? I'm about to do my major merge of a year or two's worth of acquisitions and would like to bring everything in line with the official database. I'm sure that there are others that have crept in.
  13. Yeah, but it's the kind of thing that those with a broader knowledge of the publishing lists could do database-wide in a single sweep.
  14. Apparently, the X-Men titles has three concurrently-running series, as the listings have X-Men (4th Series), (5th Series) and (6th Series) running from 2013-Present, 2019-Present and 2021, respectively. Can we get a sweep of the database to at least properly terminate non-current titles, and hopefully correcting the spans on other titles?
  15. From the person who brought you unified Volume and Series ordering... From the person who suggested the numerical sorting of titles with spelled out numbers (I'm looking at you, Doctor Who)... I bring you, Customized Title Sorting. Suppose you prefer to keep your boxes organized by Character or Team. That's fine for X-Factors and X-Forces, but X-Men... Wouldn't it be nice if you could get ComicBase to order your collection, everywhere, in your preferred order? X-Men (1st Series) Uncanny X-Men, The X-Men (2nd Series) X-Men (3rd Series) Uncanny X-Men (2nd Series) X-Men (4th Series) Uncanny X-Men (3rd Series) X-Men Gold Uncanny X-Men (4th Series) Uncanny X-Men (5th Series) X-Men: Blue X-Men Gold (2nd Series) X-Men: Red X-Men (5th Series) X-Men (6th Series) I propose a new field, say T.[SuperAlphabetizedTitle]. If present, this field supersedes the normal system-used Alphabetized sort field. Thus, you can bring various disparate titles into a more consolidated order.
  16. Parts 2-7, Agony, Lasher, etc, indicia reads as title and subtitle with a separating colon,, as in "Extreme Carnage: Agony" Parts 1 & 8, Alpha and Omega, indicia reads as a single title with no colon, as in "Extreme Carnage Alpha" Please correct the title for part 8, "Extreme Carnage Omega" without the colon. Thank you.
  17. Cover and Indicia has the last word as "Fun!", not "Past", so this should be "Archie: Past, Present & Future Fun!"
  18. Many issues, even recent issues, are missing one, and sometimes both, a CoverDate and a StreetDate. I would like to request a stronger effort going forward that new issues, when they are added to the weekly update that they have a date filled in for them. It might also be nice to try and clean up existing entries without dates.
  19. I'm looking for some interesting search and meta-search techniques to help identify holes, and by holes I mean unowned issues of interest in titles for which I currently have issues. Is there a way to identify, in search terms, titles that have issues? Is it possible to Mark the Titles or set a Title Custom Check on Titles after I do a search for owned issues? Is there a way to search for the first owned issue of each title? The last owned issue of each title? Is there a way to search for the first (smallest) regular issue # of each title? the last (largest) regular issue # of each title?
  20. Okay, just noticed that hovering the mouse over a cover in the screen saver displays the Title and Issue. Not used to thinking about using the mouse during a screen saver... Have a suggestion that might be difficult to implement... Extra-wide wraparound and gatefold cover scans, when they occur in the screen saver grid, would be better appreciated if they spanned two positions in grid.
  21. Now that I have set a number of titles to "Subscribed", and I can search for upcoming books on subscribed titles, is there a way to get a list of titles with the check box set, and not a giant list of issues?
  22. 1) I go to the menu item "Setup | Custom Fields..." and supply the name "Subscribed" to Title "Custom Check 1" and "Ordered" to Issue "Custom Check 1". If I Modify issue information, my custom name "Ordered" is displayed in the "Custom" tab, but if I go to "Edit Title Information...", my custom name is not showed, instead it still reads "Custom Check 1". 2) I have conducted a Find with issues from many different titles, and so the leftmost column after the image thumbnail in the grid has the comic Title. (My grid includes several custom fields). If I go to the menu item "Setup | Custom Fields..." and then close the modal window, the column with the titles disappears from the grid.
  23. Thanks. I had tried T.[], and ComicTitles. hadn't tried ComicTitles.[] Out of curiosity, why the difference between ComicTitles.AlphabetizedTitle and ComicTitles.[CustomCheck1]?
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