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At one of the meetings, some time ago, we discussed the blatant free commercial we were giving Amazon. After pretty much doing nothing since, I decided to merge part of Mith's Template:Mallorn with this, creating an automated search (so no more having to update prices). Any thoughts, comments? -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:48, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

I think it looks good, I don't think it needs anything else.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  19:26, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Changed it. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:33, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


I've just found a slight problem with the automated search; it seems that both Amazon's and AbeBooks' search doesn't recognise special characters (it changes ú to ú), however eBay does recognise them. Therefore these searches don't work. As far I can see, only the following pages are affected:

So, any ideas on what we should do?-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:47, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Maybe a switch? Another variable, "Buy", where "no" gets PAGENAMEE, and anything else gets said anything else? Need to figure out how to do that. Probably means getting two bottom halves-- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:54, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Another idea: no=nothing at all (for old books), yes=PAGENAMEE, alt|{{{1}}}={{{1}}}. And I also think of including antiqbook. I love that place. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 23:51, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Books vs. editions

The latter five fields in this template (isbn, publisher, date, format, pages) refer to editions of a book, rather than the book itself. Since it doesn't seem suited to having multiple inputs should I be choosing one edition to fill in the details for? The first? The most recent? --Aule the Smith 09:46, 5 August 2010 (UTC)


We could include a "Foreword by" section as well. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:14, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Finally done! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:55, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
And sp fixed. --16:56, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
What's happened to your sig? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:29, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Probably only did two ~'s. There's something wrong with my keyboard settings, whenever I type a diacritic, I get two... , ``, ~~... Havent found a way to fix it yet. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:53, 18 December 2011 (UTC)