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 Author: Brick.Door View Messages Posted By Brick.Door
 Posted: Mar 9, 2021 19:45
 Subject: Please add note to reissued minifigs
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Is it possible to have a Related Items note for reissued minifigs? The torsos
now (mostly) have separate entries in the catalog, however it looks like sellers
are still listing these incorrectly, perhaps unaware that another entry exists.

I think the only two related items options for minifigs are
- Figure In-Set Variants
- Figure Stickered and Non-Stickered Matches

Can a new one be created?

In addition perhaps a standard note can be added to minifigs such as SP001new

"Sellers must ensure listings for this minifigure consist of reissued elements
as listed in the minifig inventory and not the original elements"
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
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In Catalog Requests, Brick.Door writes:
  Is it possible to have a Related Items note for reissued minifigs?

I marked your request as completed because I think it's a good idea and I
added it to the catalog roadmap as part of project 19:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2476

I don't think it would be worthwhile to add a new relationship match for
only 27 items, but we may be able to change the Similar Parts with Different
Molds match to include figures (it's currently restricted to parts only).

We'll definitely look into it when we do that project and we have your note
to remind us.

  In addition perhaps a standard note can be added to minifigs such as SP001new

"Sellers must ensure listings for this minifigure consist of reissued elements
as listed in the minifig inventory and not the original elements"

I'm not a big fan of giving commands to sellers using additional notes.
The primary reason is that all items sold on BrickLink should be checked for
accuracy by the person selling the item. If the seller isn't doing that,
a note on the entry will likely make little difference.

BrickLink already has systems set up to handle problem orders.
 Author: infinibrix View Messages Posted By infinibrix
 Posted: Mar 10, 2021 08:10
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, Brick.Door writes:
  Is it possible to have a Related Items note for reissued minifigs?

I marked your request as completed because I think it's a good idea and I
added it to the catalog roadmap as part of project 19:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2476

I don't think it would be worthwhile to add a new relationship match for
only 27 items, but we may be able to change the Similar Parts with Different
Molds match to include figures (it's currently restricted to parts only).

We'll definitely look into it when we do that project and we have your note
to remind us.

  In addition perhaps a standard note can be added to minifigs such as SP001new

"Sellers must ensure listings for this minifigure consist of reissued elements
as listed in the minifig inventory and not the original elements"

I'm not a big fan of giving commands to sellers using additional notes.
The primary reason is that all items sold on BrickLink should be checked for
accuracy by the person selling the item. If the seller isn't doing that,
a note on the entry will likely make little difference.

BrickLink already has systems set up to handle problem orders.

Just to ask when the OP refers to re-issued minifgs they mean a minifig that
has been altered within the same set number is that correct?

Only I've also wondered what the plan is for items like these Han solo minifigs:-

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=973pb0725c01&in=M

where apart from the Young Solo they are all based upon the exact same character
in the exact same outfit with varying minior differences and yet at the moment
they all have a mismatch within their descriptions where some say 'no holster'
others describe the colour of the plain legs which neither are likely to be used
in search criteria anyway?

Yet should they not all share the same description 'Han Solo, White Shirt'
so they all come up in one place likewise if your searching for 'Luke Black
Jedi Knight Robe' it would be good if this description was applied to every
incarnation of this style of Luke minifigure too! Obviously slight differences
in head, hair etc.. can also be mentioned too but if there are no significant
difference can we not just add the date it was first released as I think this
would be a more handy visual reference than a description that extends to plain
Reddish brown or Dark brown legs that are not exactly uniqe to this or any other
minifigure anwyay

For instance:-

 
Minifig No: sw0714  Name: Han Solo, Dark Brown Legs
* 
sw0714 (Inv) Han Solo, Dark Brown Legs
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6

Han Solo White Shirt (2016)

 
Minifig No: sw0823  Name: Han Solo, Dark Brown Legs, Wavy Hair
* 
sw0823 (Inv) Han Solo, Dark Brown Legs, Wavy Hair
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6

Han Solo White Shirt, Wavy Hair (2017)
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  Just to ask when the OP refers to re-issued minifgs they mean a minifig that
has been altered within the same set number is that correct?

No. The member is referring to figures that were re-released years after the
original version.

  Only I've also wondered what the plan is

There are no substantive guidelines for figure titles. In the absence of written
guidelines, any attempts at standardizing titles is futile because everyone has
their own ideas about how titles should be formatted.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  Just to ask when the OP refers to re-issued minifgs they mean a minifig that
has been altered within the same set number is that correct?

No. The member is referring to figures that were re-released years after the
original version.

  Only I've also wondered what the plan is

There are no substantive guidelines for figure titles. In the absence of written
guidelines, any attempts at standardizing titles is futile because everyone has
their own ideas about how titles should be formatted.

Does that mean you plan to have written guidelines before attempting to tackle
this?
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  Does that mean you plan to have written guidelines before attempting to tackle
this?

That is correct if you're referring to titles of figures within the BrickLink
catalog.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  Does that mean you plan to have written guidelines before attempting to tackle
this?

That is correct if you're referring to titles of figures within the BrickLink
catalog.

Okay I don't know if you have any ideas already in mind for how to tackle
it but can I suggest we go back to basics and use minimal descriptions when it
comes to minifigures because unlike trying to find torsos and legs the process
of locating minifigs shouldn’t need to be as complicated so long as a process
is in place across the board for example there are a lot of Luke Skywalker and
Han solo minifigures but there are only so many using the same style/colour of
outfit? If we are able to at least narrow down a minifigure by the colour of
their outfit and when I say that I mean the actual colour of the torso itself
this would allow for reliable accuracy within search results but in order for
that to work this would mean only ever referencing the colour of a torso within
a minifig description and never referencing the colour of other parts such as
hair or legs because doing so will only interfere with what appears in the
search results that’s not to say that other key words can’t still be added like
they are now

In simple terms If I search for ‘Han Solo white’ I get results like these:-

 
Minifig No: sw0278  Name: Han Solo, Reddish Brown Legs without Holster Pattern
* 
sw0278 (Inv) Han Solo, Reddish Brown Legs without Holster Pattern
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
White Shirt

 
Minifig No: sw0915  Name: Han Solo, White Jacket, Black Legs with Dirt Stains
* 
sw0915 (Inv) Han Solo, White Jacket, Black Legs with Dirt Stains
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Solo
White Jacket

 
Minifig No: sw0772  Name: Han Solo - Stormtrooper Outfit, Printed Legs
* 
sw0772 (Inv) Han Solo - Stormtrooper Outfit, Printed Legs
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
White Stormtrooper Outfit


Or ‘Han Solo Black’ items like these:-

 
Minifig No: sw0771  Name: Han Solo, Dark Blue Legs, Vest with Pockets, Wavy Hair
* 
sw0771 (Inv) Han Solo, Dark Blue Legs, Vest with Pockets, Wavy Hair
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
Black Jacket

 
Minifig No: sw0179a  Name: Han Solo - Light Nougat, Black Vest (2010)
* 
sw0179a (Inv) Han Solo - Light Nougat, Black Vest (2010)
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
Black Jacket


‘Han Solo Dark Blue’:-

 
Minifig No: sw0976  Name: Han Solo - Dual Molded Legs
* 
sw0976 (Inv) Han Solo - Dual Molded Legs
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
Dark Blue Jacket

 
Minifig No: sw0343  Name: Han Solo, Tan Legs with Holster Pattern, Parka Hood with Tan Fur
* 
sw0343 (Inv) Han Solo, Tan Legs with Holster Pattern, Parka Hood with Tan Fur
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
Dark Blue Parka


‘Han Solo Reddish Brown’:-

 
Minifig No: sw0921  Name: Han Solo, Black Legs with Holster Pattern, Brown Jacket with Black Shoulders
* 
sw0921 (Inv) Han Solo, Black Legs with Holster Pattern, Brown Jacket with Black Shoulders
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Solo
Reddish Brown Jacket

Etc etc…

The point being that when you use a colour search you at least know BL will only
focus of the main torso colour for its minifig search results(which is often
the more prominent part of a minifig anyway) meaning you don’t have to worry
about it throwing up results for hair and legs colour into the mix especially
as these in comparison to a torso are more likely to be more generic parts anyway

Either way other key words like gun holster, printed Legs, Parka hood can still
be added to help refine a search and if a minifig is identical apart from say
one with Reddish brown Legs and one with Dark Brown Legs I would suggest including
the year it was released that is assuming every minifig description must be different?
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  Okay I don't know if you have any ideas already in mind for how to tackle
it but can I suggest we go back to basics and use minimal descriptions

You're welcome to suggest anything, but I likely won't remember it.
Standardizing figure titles is on our roadmap as project 12:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2476

We typically announce roadmap projects in the forum and that would be the most
appropriate time to offer suggestions.

  every minifig description must be different?

Yes.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:

  You're welcome to suggest anything, but I likely won't remember it.

I'm not sure how to read into that statement? Should I assume its a viable
option to bring up during the future roadmap or am I to read into it that
you don't really like the idea in which case its not you that should forget
the idea but me?
Either way being a catmin surely you have an opinion one way or another and so
if you don't like the idea why not just tell me where you see issue so that
other ideas can be worked around and expanded upon?


  Standardizing figure titles is on our roadmap as project 12:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2476

We typically announce roadmap projects in the forum and that would be the most
appropriate time to offer suggestions.


I would have thought that any moment would be an appropriate time to discuss/offer
suggestions otherwise if we only consider suggestions at the time of the roadmap
for said topic ar'nt we just limiting ourselves to the opinions of those
that happen to be on the forum at the time of the discussion? Besides it relies
on all the best ideas being brought up during that very short time period that
the topic is under discussion?
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  I'm not sure how to read into that statement?

You should not read anything into it. The words I used meant exactly what they
meant and nothing more or less.

When we start the project I'll consider suggestions related to it. Until
that time I might read things members post in the forum regarding the issue,
but I likely won't store profound and multiple-paragraphs-long observations
in my memory.

  I would have thought that any moment would be an appropriate time to discuss/offer
suggestions

Yep. That's why I said you're welcome to suggest anything. Forum posts
are saved for three years, so you can always just link back to what you said
when the time comes.
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  if you don't like the idea why not just tell me where you see issue so that
other ideas can be worked around and expanded upon?

Because we're not working on that issue right now. You are working on it,
which is fine for you, but we're not working on it.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  if you don't like the idea why not just tell me where you see issue so that
other ideas can be worked around and expanded upon?

Because we're not working on that issue right now. You are working on it,
which is fine for you, but we're not working on it.

I'm not working on anything... I'm simply putting suggestions forward
but some peoples suggestions get discussed, other peoples suggestions get shot
down and then there other peoples suggestion where people give their time and
input and get vague/riddle like responses in return?
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  people give their time and
input and get vague/riddle like responses in return?

You are welcome to share your thoughts on any project on the catalog roadmap
to your heart's content, but your sharing of thoughts will not compel us
to drop what we're doing to address work that we're not currently focused
on.

I'm not sure how I can make that any more clear and less of a riddle to you.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  people give their time and
input and get vague/riddle like responses in return?

You are welcome to share your thoughts on any project on the catalog roadmap
to your heart's content, but your sharing of thoughts will not compel us
to drop what we're doing to address work that we're not currently focused
on.

I'm not sure how I can make that any more clear and less of a riddle to you.

When did I ever suggest you should drop what you are doing? or even work on anything
different to what you are doing?
You are now mistaking a simple discussion/suggestion with something else?

but its fine I thought as the main CATMIN you might be interested in engaging
with the ideas from ALL members of this forum but with that seemingly not the
case, rather than trying to discuss with you directly I will just put my suggestions
to the forum instead. Its really not a problem, its fine!
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  When did I ever suggest you should drop what you are doing? or even work on anything
different to what you are doing?
You are now mistaking a simple discussion/suggestion with something else?

At some point this discussion is going to devolve into silliness.

  I thought as the main CATMIN you might be interested in engaging
with the ideas from ALL members of this forum

First, there are no catmins. That isn't a word.

Second, I'm not the main catalog administrator. There are none.
BricksThatStick and I share equal roles and he has senority.

Third, I am interested in engaging with members. I wouldn't be exchanging
messages with you if I weren't.

Fourth, you appear to be suffering from beliefs of being persecuted or
singled out for dismissal. That is delusional ideation.

Fifth, I have spent my fair share of time engaged in lengthy public discussions
in the past on the subject of titles for figures. I'm well aware of the
complexity of the topic and the difficulty in reaching some form of suitable
solution.

You, I think it very fair to say, have not yet fully considered this topic.
As some (not all) examples:

1. What is the role of age-related terms?
2. What is the role of gender-related terms?
3. What is the role of figure occupations?
4. What is the role of categories?
5. What is the role of the torso itself?
6. In what order should figure parts be described?
7. What is the role of punctuation?
8. What is the role of conjunctions (with, and, etc.)?
9. What is the role of distinguishing text between versions?
10. What are exceptions to any rule and how are they defined?
11. How are different types of figures (micro, big, statuette, etc.) separated?
12. What search terms are critical for inclusion in titles?
13. How do titles affect sorting by name in the catalog?
14. Who decides all of the above and writes effective guidelines for them?
15. Who is responsible for changing titles to comply with new guidelines?
16. How are disputes regarding figure titles resolved?

If you're actually serious about talking figure titles, write a set of guidelines
for figures that are applicable to all 13,000 figures in the catalog (I already
have, but they're not perfected yet).

Then we can talk and compare notes.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:

  
At some point this discussion is going to devolve into silliness.


You start your reply with the above comment and then follow that up with this
uneccessary nitpicky statement:-

  First, there are no catmins. That isn't a word.

and so in light of you not wanting things to get even more silly I think its
better that we just leave it there...
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  and so in light of you not wanting things to get even more silly I think its
better that we just leave it there...

Yes, that might be best. It sounds like you didn't want to actually talk
figure titles.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  and so in light of you not wanting things to get even more silly I think its
better that we just leave it there...

Yes, that might be best. It sounds like you didn't want to actually talk
figure titles.

I do but I will discuss directly with the rest of the forum when the time comes....
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  I do but I will discuss directly with the rest of the forum when the time comes....

Sounds good. I'll look forward to your input.

Since you seem interested in the topic, I'll share with you what I've
come up with:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2506

It's nothing official and I think it's a long way from being complete,
but it's a start.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
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  I do but I will discuss directly with the rest of the forum when the time comes....

Sounds good. I'll look forward to your input.

Since you seem interested in the topic, I'll share with you what I've
come up with:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2506

It's nothing official and I think it's a long way from being complete,
but it's a start.

Why did'nt you just share your link in the first place when I mentioned what
the long term plan was for minifig descriptions?

Either way there is plenty of discussion I could get into on the subject but
on the basis you've already mentioned you don't want to get deep into
it all that right now I will just quickly say that whilst it would be nice for
all minifigures to follow the exact same listing practice different minifigs
may benefit from a different set of guidelines

Also just an early observation with regards to Age am I right in thinking you
want minfigs like Ankain Podracer to be described as 'Anakin, Child'
and so If I'm understanding that correctly can I suggest that we always assume
by default that a minifigure character is an adult and therfore we don't
bother to include the word 'Adult'? also we replace 'Older Adult'
With 'Obi-Wan Kenobi, Senior' for instance?
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  I do but I will discuss directly with the rest of the forum when the time comes....

Sounds good. I'll look forward to your input.

Since you seem interested in the topic, I'll share with you what I've
come up with:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2506

It's nothing official and I think it's a long way from being complete,
but it's a start.

Why did'nt you just share your link in the first place when I mentioned what
the long term plan was for minifig descriptions?

Either way there is plenty of discussion I could get into on the subject but
on the basis you've already mentioned you don't want to get deep into
it all that right now I will just quickly say that whilst it would be nice for
all minifigures to follow the exact same listing practice different minifigs
may benefit from a different set of guidelines

Also just an early observation with regards to Age am I right in thinking you
want minfigs like Ankain Podracer to be described as 'Anakin, Child'
and so If I'm understanding that correctly can I suggest that we always assume
by default that a minifigure character is an adult and therfore we don't
bother to include the word 'Adult'? also we replace 'Older Adult'
With 'Obi-Wan Kenobi, Senior' for instance?

You make some compelling points throughout this thread.

Keep it up, I appreciate and look for your posted thoughts. You've got a
fine mind!
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  I do but I will discuss directly with the rest of the forum when the time comes....

Sounds good. I'll look forward to your input.

Since you seem interested in the topic, I'll share with you what I've
come up with:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2506

It's nothing official and I think it's a long way from being complete,
but it's a start.

Why did'nt you just share your link in the first place when I mentioned what
the long term plan was for minifig descriptions?

I believe he didn't post it due to what he first stated. It is not being
worked on right now, so having a discussion about it right now is pointless.
And what is posted at that link is just Robert's thoughts. It has not been
discussed with the other admins, it has not been discussed with the site, and
it has not been discussed publicly. In other words, there is currently no "long
term plan".
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  I will discuss directly with the rest of the forum when the time comes....

If you'd care to read further, here's a discussion from two months ago:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1244785

Just one of many that have happened over the years.
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  If you'd care to read further, here's a discussion from two months ago:

If you'd care to read even further, here's a discussion from two years
ago:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1116686
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  If you'd care to read further, here's a discussion from two months ago:

If you'd care to read even further, here's a discussion from two years
ago:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1116686

and going further back
 
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In Catalog Requests, popsicle writes:
  In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  If you'd care to read further, here's a discussion from two months ago:

If you'd care to read even further, here's a discussion from two years
ago:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1116686

and going further back

suddenly everything all makes perfect sense to me now
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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In Catalog Requests, infinibrix writes:
  In Catalog Requests, popsicle writes:
  In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  If you'd care to read further, here's a discussion from two months ago:

If you'd care to read even further, here's a discussion from two years
ago:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1116686

and going further back

suddenly everything all makes perfect sense to me now

Thought it might give Robert a hand in clearing things up a bit
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In Catalog Requests, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog Requests, Brick.Door writes:

  In addition perhaps a standard note can be added to minifigs such as SP001new

"Sellers must ensure listings for this minifigure consist of reissued elements
as listed in the minifig inventory and not the original elements"

I'm not a big fan of giving commands to sellers using additional notes.
The primary reason is that all items sold on BrickLink should be checked for
accuracy by the person selling the item. If the seller isn't doing that,
a note on the entry will likely make little difference.

BrickLink already has systems set up to handle problem orders.

Can the note that was added to cas122new be added to other reissue figs? The
notes and 'related items' are very helpful for sellers to list used items
correctly. There are related items links on the torsos (if one digs down to look
at the minifig details) but nothing on the minifig entry itself.

Much better to list correctly than to deal with a problem order. Currently they
aren't being listed correctly.
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In Catalog Requests, Brick.Door writes:
  Can the note that was added to cas122new be added to other reissue figs?

Sure. Give me a list of figures you want the note added to.

  Much better to list correctly than to deal with a problem order.

Agreed. But if sellers are careless, we're not going to fundamentally alter
their characters as human beings with additional notes.

  Currently they aren't being listed correctly.

You can report incorrectly-listed item here:

https://www.bricklink.com/problemInventory.asp