FAQ - Collection
by James O'Dell (lothario)
Do you have to be a paid member to add comics to your collection?
There are no paid members to the site - all you have to do is register an account if you haven't done so (there is a "Register" button directly beneath the login fields of every page in the site).
I don't own any issues that aren't already in the database. Is there a way that I can still help?
You can help out in the biggest areas that are still lacking, adding synopses and characters. Any assistance you can give in those areas is greatly appreciated!
Adding a run of issues to your collection
You can add a run of issues to your collection by going to the title's page that lists its issues. At the bottom there should be a link that says, "Add a run of issues from this title to your collection".
How can I view other people's collections?
There is a link in the Browse section of the left sidebar called "Public Collections". This will allow you to browse through the collections of those users who have made their collections viewable to the public.
How do I select the favorite issue in my collection or the most wanted issue in my wishlist?
You can go into your collection or wishlist and set the favorite/most wanted issue by going to the specific issue in your collection/wishlist. There will be a link that says, "Make this the favorite issue in your collection." Clicking that will take you straight to your user page where you should see the updated issue.
How do I add a title to my pull list?
In order to add a title to your pull list, go to the title's main page where all of the issues are listed. Click the link at the bottom that says, "Add this title to your pull list".
On the following page, read the text and click the "Yes" button if you want to add the title to your pull list. As you will note from the text on this page, only numbered issues are added to your collection via subscriptions and only new issues.
Once you have added the title to your pull list, new issues will automatically be added to your collection. You can view your pull list and remove titles by clicking the "Your Pull List" link in the left menu bar near the top of each page.
How do I search only within my collection?
While you are logged in, you will see a checkbox below the search dropdown that says, "Only in your collection". Checking this box before you search will only search for results within your collection.
Note that this search works differently than the original in that the end results, with the exception of Title searches, are issues in your collection. So, if you perform a creator search on 'Ellis' in the normal search, the results will find creators with 'Ellis' in their name. In the collection-only search, it will search for issues in your collection in which someone with 'Ellis' in their name is a creator.
How can I find the issues in my collection that I have not yet rated?
In your collection, you will find a link that says, "View a list of issues in your collection that you have not rated." Naturally, this will show you all of the issues in your collection that you haven't rated yet.
Should the Mature Content label be used to denote explicit mature content on the cover or is it to be used for archival purposes to denote issues that contain mature content?
It is not for archival purposes (such as listing every Punisher MAX issue under mature content because Marvel rated it as such). It is for signaling that there is mature content in the issue entry. That may be an explicit cover, it might be text in the synopsis, issue name or some other part of the issue, thus it's not tied only to the Add Cover Image page.