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How do you merge authors?

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Posted : 3 years, 12 months ago at Apr 21 18:47 -
I've so far found three John (Lofty) Wiseman entries. Can these, and any others that there may be, be merged?

http://www.listal.com/author/john-wiseman
http://www.listal.com/author/john-%27lofty%27-wiseman
http://www.listal.com/author/john-%22lofty%22-wiseman
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Posted : 3 years, 12 months ago at Apr 22 16:45 -
I can't at the moment but you can edit the author for all the books.
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Posted : 3 years, 10 months ago at May 30 23:41 -
Manually updating them would work sometimes (if there're not dozens of books for each dup)... but we'll lose data about favorites, pictures, revies and tags.

I think the merge feature is a must-have (at least for admins)
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Posted : 3 years, 10 months ago at Jun 8 19:27 -
Have combined all three into one listing for now under John Wiseman. Lofty was just his nickname in the SAS and is not used on his latest releases.
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Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Jul 5 4:11 -
This case illustrates what I said in my previous post:

http://www.listal.com/person/leonardo-di-caprio
http://www.listal.com/person/leonardo-dicaprio

Although di-caprio has no related "items", there are some favs, photos, lists and ratings that would be awesome to merge with dicaprio. In the meantime, is there anyway Tom can do this on the backend?
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Admin
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Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Jul 15 1:37 -
I hope to add something to do this fairly soon.
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Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Jul 19 3:48 -
Another one :(

http://www.listal.com/person/scarlett-johansson
http://www.listal.com/person/scarlet-johansson
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Posted : 3 years, 2 months ago at Jan 25 20:02 -
More and more :D

http://www.listal.com/author/kerouac
http://www.listal.com/author/jack-kerouac

And not only authors, but also TV Shows:

http://www.listal.com/tv/dragon-ball-z
http://www.listal.com/tv/doragon-bru-z
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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 4 4:16 -
Another one to be merged:

http://www.listal.com/tv/dragon-ball-44630
http://www.listal.com/tv/dragon-ball
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Posted : 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 9 21:54 -
Another one:

http://www.listal.com/the-cinematic-orchestra
http://www.listal.com/cinematic-orchestra
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Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 9 4:47 -
More here: http://www.listal.com/search/Hou+hsiao
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Posted : 1 year, 7 months ago at Aug 23 2:36 -
Another one: http://www.listal.com/search/yalom