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Fred Slota

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  1. Optimized. No change. Rebuild Lists. No change. Reboot PC. No change. Next?
  2. I just updated to 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)"
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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".
  9. Just installed and I know see an unchecked checkbox in the Sidekick settings. Trying an update now...
  10. "Dr." alphabetizes as "Doctor" "Sgt." alphabetizes as "Sergeant" "Mr." alphabetizes as "Mister" "Mrs." alphabetizes as "Mistress" But.... "Ms." does not alphabetize as "Miss"?
  11. I brought this up on the old forums several months ago, but it appears to still be double listed. Cover reads "DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronolgy 2013", with a #1 and a "Free". Indicia on page 2 gives the same name. On the back we have the following: ISBN 978-1-4012-4559-7 UPC 9 781401 245597 50000 Diamond Code FEB138581 It, and several others, are still double listed under "DC Entertainment Essential Graphic Novels and Chronology" in Books as issue #TPB 2013 and "DC Essential Graphic Novels" in Comic Books as issue #2013, both in Comicbase and AtomicAvenue (Incidentally, in AtomicAvenue, while the dropdown lists the issues as "TPB xxxx", each individual entry only shows the issues as #xxxx.)
  12. Query - The option is missing from what, or, how do you have the option in your screen capture and I don't? Was yours from Comicbase, if it was going to do the update, while mine was from Sidekick? Are you running a different version/build than I am? Is it Archive vs. Professional? Is it PC vs. Mac?
  13. That is the only option I don't have in my Comicbase Sidekick Settings | Content Updates tab. I am running Archive Edition on Windows 10.
  14. And where is this "lock item notes" check box? Sidekick offers Content Updates options for Item Values and Prices; allow corrections to existing Cover Dates, Cover Prices, Creator Credits, Storylines, and Title Info and Description; options for Cover Downloading; and the ability to remove obsolete titles and issues. None of those appear to effect Notes. I have every option selected for Updates allowed.
  15. The new forum can keep track of which topics have new posts that you haven't read. Am I missing some trick in actually reading these updated threads so that I will be focused starting on the new posts? Every time I go to read a thread with new posts, I start off at the top and have to figure out scrolling down where the transition is between stuff I've read (3, 4, 10, 15 times...) and the new posts?
  16. I believe that he is describing data missing from some (930) of his books, and not all (at 34 boxes, we're talking many thousands). I don't believe he's describing a hidden column, where he would be unable to see the Location information for all of his books, but rather the selective omission of the Location information from a portion of his collection.
  17. How will we know when the maintenance is finished? Is it already finished?
  18. It looks like changes were made. While I understand why, the database purist in me has a small twinge at the shifting of the Pink skies version from the original #1 to #1/B, rather than retaining the #1 description and adding the #1/B fresh as the Blue version. The Pink is the variant, the previously unlisted Blue is apparently the main, and the main should be the #1 while the variant should be the, well, variant. I get it, but I still weep inside. My database appears to have done a merge update on the Notes, however, resulting in the following incongruous Notes for #1: "Pink Skies; The Joes; Blue Sky Background". How can I: 1) Determine which of my notes don't match the official notes? and/or 2a) Update all my notes to the official? 2b) Suggestions on how to perform a manual comparison of my notes to the official, probably by way of comparing information exported from two different databases?
  19. When pulling up a title list, here are some possible things to do: Highlight titles that are current, i.e. have the end year as "Present" Highlight titles that you own when looking at all titles. Highlight marked titles.
  20. Optimizing. Preparing backup 0%, 59%, 84%, 100% Backing up... 12:49 twiddle, twiddle, twiddle 12:58. Yeah, no. I still don't think it's working.
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