Existing prize-winning books have a little marker that describes which prize they won. I added a new book but the marker did not show up for it (not even after some time passed in which any nightly batch jobs could have been run).
That makes sense I guess Wikipedia has a somewhat easy to parse list. A bit hard to generalize to other prizes (since all have slightly different formats) though, but I guess that’s up to @brandon to decide.
It would be nice if there was a source providing that info in a csv format or something like that. I kinda remember seeing one source like that for the Akutagawa prize.
Indeed! OTOH once the initial data has been parsed, there is not much change actually, only a small handful of books per year, and it might be less time-consuming to just add them manually instead of working with a csv feed that might even break at some point…
So this isn’t a bug as it’s all been manually marked up until this point.
While it’s a nice idea to automatically add them, tbf there just aren’t that many… and in general matching titles can be a bit of a nightmare. I think simply using the ‘Something not right?’ button and sending manual reports would be the way to go for now.
In my very technical mind it became a bug the moment you added the automatic addition of books
But let’s not split hairs over this. In my perfectionist mind I’m a bit sad because this will inevitably lead to books not being marked properly, thus the Natively data will become unreliable. But other than that, I’m fine with requesting this manually.
The adding books automatically relies in the Amazon API.
If Amazon provided that information in the API it would be easy is my guess, but that’s not the case, and it would require to do another request to a different database/service, and it might not be 100% accurate.
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