Why was this cover flagged?

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1LucindaLibri
jul 10, 2012, 10:22 pm

The cover I chose for this book, which is the actual cover of the book sitting on my bookshelf, was flagged as inappropriate.

http://www.librarything.com/work/7694723/41100985

Why?

It clearly says it is the cover of the book Wuthering Heights. It is also the cover of the book I have.

If the problem is that someone combined my Norton Critical Edition (which includes the text PLUS other essays about the work) with another work, then it is a combiners problem, not a cover to be flagged. It IS the cover for the Norton Critical Edition of Wuthering Heights . . . which I have owned since reading it in college in 1980.

Also, can someone tell me an easy way to identify which of my covers have been flagged? I stumbled on this one by accident . . . and am not pleased.

2LucindaLibri
jul 10, 2012, 10:59 pm

I have scanned and uploaded my own cover and chosen it instead of the one that is flagged. They are identical, so I hope the new one doesn't also get flagged by someone unfamiliar with the work.

I cannot figure out how to link here to the specific cover in question, but my questions above remain.

3LucindaLibri
jul 10, 2012, 11:14 pm

Same issue with the Norton Critical Edition of Jane Eyre . . .

Is there a way to flag the flags? This is ridiculous. If you don't actually own the work, don't flag things you don't know about.

4Nicole_VanK
jul 11, 2012, 1:50 am

Sorry, must be a bug in the flagging thingy.

The Norton Critical editions are separated from the standard works because of their extra content. (I'm not sure I always 100% agree with the practice, but that's another matter.)

These covers got flagged on the standard editions as inappropriate for them. Now somehow they also show up as flagged for the Nortons. Which, obviously, is bad.

The only place you can reasonably quickly see which covers got flagged is : http://www.librarything.com/helpers_covers.php.

5Nicole_VanK
jul 11, 2012, 2:24 am

Posted bug report on this here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/139639

6LucindaLibri
jul 11, 2012, 11:02 am

They really shouldn't have been flagged for the standard editions either. They do contain the text of the books. If someone wants to choose that as their cover, why not let them?

I understand weeding out covers that are for different books than those they have become linked with, but really, this has turned into a weird kind of content policing that is most unpleasant.

At a certain point when I looked down the list of flagged covers, my response was "these people need to get a life" . . . sure there are some messy and silly covers . . . if you don't like them, DON'T CHOOSE THEM!

Save the flags for things like actual spam.

7Nicole_VanK
Redigerat: jul 11, 2012, 12:55 pm

They do contain the text of the books. If someone wants to choose that as their cover, why not let them?

That isn't really the point. If people want to use them - sure. It's not as if your cover is going to disappear. But if the Norton Critical Edition deserves to be a different work then the general edition, then it's cover isn't appropriate for that work.

my response was "these people need to get a life"

Okay, fair enough. You do realize a lot of the functionality of this site - recommendations, series info, common knowledge, combining, such stuff - relies on people caring enough to do some maintenance? Call us the janitors if you must. But I don't think we deserve contempt.

8Nicole_VanK
jul 11, 2012, 12:33 pm

But seriously: we may have to have a real discussion about that part of the issue.

An example: Just because my "Complete works" of Shakespeare contains each of his works, I don't feel my cover for it should show on Hamlet, MacBeth, etc, etc.

9lorax
jul 11, 2012, 3:53 pm

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They really shouldn't have been flagged for the standard editions either. They do contain the text of the books. If someone wants to choose that as their cover, why not let them?

That's a red herring. Nobody is stopping anyone from uploading anything they want to use as a cover in their own library; all that this flagging does is prevent covers that aren't applicable from being shown to other users as potentials.

if you don't like them, DON'T CHOOSE THEM!

And if you don't like Nigerian scams and V*agra spam, just delete them. No need for your email provider to spend all that time developing spam filters.

"Just ignore them" is a viable suggestion for a rare event. But if one cover on ten on a popular book is garbage, or the only "user-uploaded cover" for an obscure book is a drawing of a cat (which has happened to me on more than one occasion), it becomes less helpful and instead actively annoying.

10Collectorator
jul 21, 2012, 10:10 am

Medlemmem har stängts av.

11lilithcat
jul 22, 2012, 8:27 pm

> 10

I left a comment for the person who flagged the cover you mention first, asking why he did so. His response was that he was clearing out low quality images. I have left another comment pointing out that low quality does not equal spam. We'll see if he heeds that.