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About customized creator/character lists and CLZ Core

August 24th, 2023

After the CLZ Comics 8.5 release, we have seen some common questions, by email and in this group. So let me answer the most common ones here:

Q: Will my changes to creators/characters automatically affect Core?
A: No, they will not. Just like with any other change or correction you make: if you want to change it in Core too, you need to use the Submit to Core command.
In version 8.5 of the app, the Submit to Core feature has been expanded to also upload your custom creator/character list to the Core submit form.

Q: How will user submitted creator/character list be policed / dealt with?
A: This will happen the same way all other submitted data is dealt with. Our content manager will manually or semi-automatically process the submissions. Also, note that dealing with submitted creators/characters is nothing new for us. The Comic Collector for Windows software has allowed submitting customized creator/character lists for at least 15 years.

Q: Once creator/character data is updated in Core, either by user submission or by CLZ crew, while those changes automatically flow back to my database?
A: Nope, that will not happen automatically. You will need to use the Update from Core command to get any Core changes to be applied to your local data. Here too, it works exactly the same way for creators/characters as for any other Core data. Nothing new, nothing different.

Q: What about duplicate creator entries or typos in creator names?
A: Please do not use Submit to Core to submit corrections to all affected comics! This would be a very inefficient way to fix this (both for you and for us), as it is a very time-consuming way to do it and moreover, it would only fix the comics you happen to own!
We have efficient CMS tool to fix problems like this over the whole Core database, so please just report the duplicate or typo to us in the special post in this group, and we will take care of it: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clzcomics/posts/631495395435187/

Q: I have been using Comic Collector for Windows and have already customized the creator/character list for many comics. How do I get those changes to the mobile app?
A: A new Comic Collector version 23.7 is coming up that has the Sync with CLZ Cloud system expanded with creators and characters. You will need to edit your comics to toggle the Creator or Character list to “Custom” first though, that will cause the custom list to sync.

Recent changes

v8.6: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.5: Modify the Creators and Character lists of your comic entries! August 21st, 2023 v8.4: Use multiple folder levels May 21st, 2023 v8.3: A new look for slabbed comics, plus 3 new slab-related fields March 6th, 2023 v8.2: New report after Updating Key Info January 24th, 2023 v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen November 9th, 2022 v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 v7.11.1: Configurable Update from Core August 9th, 2022 v7.10: ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View July 31st, 2022 v7.9 Filter your Series list by Completed status July 1st, 2022 v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! June 16th, 2022 v7.7 New “Card View” / List View is back in the Add screen! May 19th, 2022 v7.6 Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen April 17th, 2022 v7.5: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.4: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 16th, 2022 v7.3: Mark Multiple Series as Completed in one go! February 17th, 2022 v7.2: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 2nd, 2022 v7.1: Minor Keys vs Major Keys and Key Categories January 11th, 2022 v7.0: Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more November 12th, 2021 v6.9 No more automatic comic values from GoCollect October 29th, 2021 v6.8 Submit to Core / New Select Mode and action menu September 27th, 2021 v6.7: Duplicate / Clear Cloud / Shake to Shuffle / Web-links September 9th, 2021 v6.6 New look for comic list, cover view & comic details June 1st, 2021 v6.5: Download GoCollect values in other currencies March 25th, 2021