Disambiguation Comment

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The disambiguation comments are fields in the database used to help distinguish identically named artists, labels and other entities. They are visible in the pages for the entities, and also appear in the search results next to their names.

Disambiguation comments should be written in English if possible and kept fairly short. A few words are usually enough for someone reading it to recognize the entity they're looking for. The comment fields should not be used to store general background information: that kind of information should go in the annotation instead. The text inside the comment field is not part of the title, and thus should be entered following the same capitalization guidelines as extra title information.

You will be prompted to enter a disambiguation comment any time you try to add a new artist or label that shares its name with an existing one, but you'll not be prompted to enter a disambiguation comment for the "old" one, nor for works, recordings, releases and release groups. To enhance the search results, you should ideally provide a disambiguation comment for all the identically named entities, by navigating to their pages and editing them.

Examples

  • Randy Jackson has the disambiguation comment "brother of Michael and Janet."
  • Randy Jackson has the disambiguation comment "former bassist with Journey and American Idol Judge"
  • The album Weezer has the disambiguation comment "Red Album"
  • The album Weezer has the disambiguation comment "Green Album"