Frederic Da Vitoria | 29 Apr 18:05 2015
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Editing bug

Hello,

I just entered release 6c73c660-f0c9-45c5-841f-f7e429d99d8d. This one disc release has been also entered previously in a multi-disc compilation. During my editing, I changed the track title for tracks 9 to 12, so that checking the recordings was a little tricky. Now I have this strange situation where clicking on track 9 leads to an empty page. How was this possible? How can I make it right?

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Frederic Da Vitoria | 29 Apr 17:13 2015
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Strange mail answer

Hello,

I just had an issue while entering a new release and I posted a question to musicbrainz-users <at> lists.musicbrainz.org. To my surprise, I got an answer from a company called InnovativeAir telling me a ticked had been entered. I checked the mail I sent and the destination was correct.


Does this make any sense to any one?

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Laura Bethke | 20 Apr 17:14 2015

Artist work relationship

Hi,

 

I have a short question regarding artist work relationships (I can’t seem to find the answer in the docs):

 

Is it possible for a work to have multiple artist relations with the same type, e.g. several composers?

Or would other composers have an “additional” relationship attribute, and there is only one primary composer?

 

Thanks,

Laura

 

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Héctor Arroyo | 28 Mar 20:38 2015

Re: Guidelines for Events

Hi,

I would like to bring into the attention of the Style Council the need for some sort of Event Guidelines in order to reach some consensus when linking locations, events, artists and recordings. I've added a ticket on Jira [1] with my thoughts.

I would really like to hear oppinions from other editors so we can formalise a set of guidelines on the wiki and /doc pages.

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David Gasaway | 20 Mar 23:20 2015

Remove honorary titles

Hi,

I'd like to propose that we remove honorary titles from artist names,
i.e., "Sir Thomas Beecham" [1] should be simply "Thomas Beecham".
They are not really part of the artists' names, and should not apply
to times before the titles were bestowed.  ACs can be used to indicate
the title if they are featured on a release, of course.  I'd like to
see this added to Style/Artist.

[1] http://musicbrainz.org/artist/0e6ccc63-41cb-4903-8b7d-60846aca6d58

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CARO REPETTO, RAFAEL | 12 Mar 09:36 2015

Alias for Chinese artists

Hello,

I have been editing a series of Chinese releases, that have been published, as far as I know, just in China for Chinese consumers.

I have been editing the artists' names in simplified Chinese, as it appears in the CDs, with the sort name in pinyin transliteration, maintaining the comma between surname and name:
Name: 李胜素
Sort Name: Li, Shengsu
(http://musicbrainz.org/artist/947a82fc-4394-4861-ad7c-35d51dd2d182).

I have the doubt though if there's a need for also adding an alias to that, with the transliteration withouth the comma, as it might appear when quoted in languages that use latin script. In case I need to do so, do I have to use a specific locale? Because I haven't changed the language at all, it is still Chinese. And I haven't found a locale such as "Chinese pinyin". I wouldn't like use "English", beacuse this is the form that will also be used in Spanish, French, Italian, German, etc.

As I said, the whole purpose of the alias would be to have a translitarion of the name without the comma that is needed for sort names.

Thank you!

Rafael Caro.

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Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren | 2 Feb 13:50 2015
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Step and half brother data. Do we really want this?

Hi! 

Ages ago (before my style time) an RFC passed to implement "step" and "half" attributes for the sibling relationship, and "step" for the parent/child one. This was never implemented, and there's a ticket for it still (well, 5...) at http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/STYLE-9

I personally feel this is overkill and have no interest in it, but do other people feel this is useful?

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Jim Duke | 19 Jan 16:38 2015
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Question on Release Artist

This release has a Release Artist of Goran Bregović who is an artist and his name is featured on the cover.  But for this release he is the producer.

As I understand it this release should really be attributed to the special artist Various Artists; not Goran Bregović.  But his name being the front cover gives me pause.
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Héctor Arroyo | 16 Jan 12:38 2015

Preferred way of adding festivals held on sparse dates and other things related to events guidelines

Hi,

ATM I'm adding data for an upcoming series of concerts that will be held on my hometown [1] and I'm not sure if I should link them together using a parent Festival event or if I should use a Series instead. The fact is the concerts will span two weeks (January 30-February 7), but only on some days of the week (Fridays, Weekends and one Thursday).

So, should we handle these cases using a parent "Festival" event (even if most days on the interval between the begin and end dates will have no events at all) or should we use a "Series" event for linking the sparse events together? I would go with the first approach (and even I've started to convert a festival I entered earlier as a "Series" into parent-child event ARs [2]), but I would like to hear opinions in favor of one way or another.


Also, are there any plans for a guideline for events, or are there any guidelines for them that I'm unaware of?
  • Things like title standarization, when/how to use parent-child events, how to set dates etc etc.
  • I've also concerns about the data duplication that happens on festivals when artists can potentially be linked 2 to 3 times (on the day they perform, on a child event for the artist performance itself and on the "parent" event that links each festival day together).

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MeinDummy | 16 Jan 10:05 2015
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Re: Cover Art Style Guide

+1 for having a guideline.

Some other things to cover there are:
- valid file formats
- no watermarked images
- resolution: min. 500x500 (with exceptions: downloads that only come with
lower resolution cover art, rare physical releases where gogling only
provides some low-rez scans, ...)
- no image distortion or rotation, no artifacts (like a photo with
reflection from camera flash) (similar exceptions as before)
- images should be cropped to the cover edge
- type assignment (e.g. back+spine)
- content of the comment field (nothing like "my scan", "from google", pixel
size etc.; "page X" for booklet pages; ...)
- ordering (front, booklet, media, tray, back)

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Bill Purosky | 15 Jan 03:40 2015
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Re: Cover Art Style Guide

For mine, I number all the pages in the book style booklets and I label the fold out type "obverse" and "reverse".  I'd like to see some guidelines also so we can all get on the same page.

Examples:
http://musicbrainz.org/release/e7c31322-9108-4452-8f85-7871edfd7d9a/cover-art
http://musicbrainz.org/release/a1097a97-2e4a-4749-9454-7389d477815c/cover-art
On 1/14/2015 10:48 AM, Ross Tyler wrote:
I too think that one should be able to reproduce the booklet viewing experience using MB as a source. To that end, each of my booklet comments describes the form factor of the booklet (e.g., card, bi-fold, tri-fold, saddle-stitched) and the index of the image taken from it (e.g. cover, inside/outside, 1, 2, 3). I do not attempt to paginate my indeces but, rather, try to keep the presented to the user as the user would see them in front of them. This means that a saddle stitched booklet cover is often presented as just the MB types "Front, Booklet" but the whole cover (as experienced by the user by unfolding it would be Front,Booklet "saddle stictched, cover". If a {bi,tri,x-fold}, I usually call this "x-fold, outside" (fully unfolded) with the other side "x-fold, inside (fully unfolded)". For the remainder of a saddle stitched booklet, I simple number the inside spreads (as a user would experience the *physical* booklet), indexed by 1, 2, 3, etc (e.g. "saddle stitched, 1" for the first inside spread). I purposefully don't split a spread into pages (because, often, that is not the way it intended to be consumed) or use booklet page numbers (because the don't lend any useful reassembly information). I simply comment on what part and what type of booklet.

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