spid: Thanks for bumping this thread. I spend a good deal of time scanning covers due to missing large images. Thankfully, I haven't been seeing too many watermarked images for recent Marvel covers, but rest assured I will replace them when I find them and I have the issue in question.
(You mean there's Marvel comics you don't own? Oh, believe me, it's a sore spot, and I continue to work on the problem.)
I can appreciate contributors adding issues and are unable to scan covers. I know I do not fill out entries with complete synopses or character listings for new books because I usually haven't read them by the time I am scanning the covers. But, it's frustrating to see either no large image or the thumbnail used as the large image. Sometimes I'll rescan covers if I don't like the quality or size of the large cover scan, but that's just me being picky.
If we had that report to show issues missing large cover images, that would help.
Also, I think the one piece of issue data that gets skipped most frequently (aside from associate/managing/chief editors being added along with the precisely named "editor") is the page count. One of the easiest things to get. Usually, on a staple-bound book, you only need to count the pages up until the staple and multiply by 2. Yes, TPBs and other squarebound books don't offer such simple counting methods, but c'mon and give it a try. Make a game out of it: pretend you're Count Von Count and count the pages with your kids or something.
1! 2! 3! 4! 4 comics book pages! Ah ah ah!
Yep, übernot finally got his forum account back and already he's ranting.