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Artist ID

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The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 Permanent ids are an important aspect of MB, thus I do think it's important to have it explicitly referenced/documented for each MB entity. Anyway not a big priority, there are a lot more junk to clean up before these ones, we can discuss that one we've a clear path for the documentation part of the wiki. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
How about using sections on MusicBrainz Identifier so they can be referred to with anchors (i.e. MusicBrainz Identifier#Artist ID) then? I really don't see the point in having 5 pages to explain what MusicBrainz IDs are when the content of each page is pretty much identical. The pages themselves aren't even very long, one paragraph (which copy/pasted between each page, with Artist changed to Release or whatever), one example and then loads of included template stuff. Nikki 08:26, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 For the same reason as above. Good or not, the current system for these pages is well linked by navigation cards, categories and a number of direct links to them. Changing all that for the sole benefit of aesthetic considerations is plain useless work IMHO. dmppanda
I think in general the wiki needs a lot of condensing, we seem to have a sort of one-page-for-every-thought kind of approach; not only is this aesthetically displeasing, but it is confusing and makes it hard to find all the relevant information on a topic one would want to look up. It is my opinion that we don't need to have an entire page dedicated to explaining what a Failed Dependency or Split Release is; I'm not suggesting that all the pages on Category:Terminology be merged, but I think a lot of the smaller ones (eg. CAE, IPI, ISMN, ISWC) can be safely condensed into one terminology/glossary type of page.
Following that train of thought, I think the same applies to "more important"/official WikiDocs pages; for example, it is my opinion that all the ARs in the Discography Relationship Class should be displayed in full on that page itself, instead of having small separate pages that become hard to interlink. In fact that same thing should be done for quite a few of the pages in Category:Relationship Class, Category:Edit Types, and wait for it, Category:Identifier. Putting the various external links, cards, and categories aside for a moment, I don't think there is any reason for Track ID to exist on it's own when virtually all the same information already exists on MusicBrainz Identifier. Additionally, the four examples I gave from the terminology category are also in the identifier category, but if you look at their "backlinks" page it's evident that they just link to each other and the two categories which means they are very well hidden.
I believe instead of throwing each little page into a category (and spreading all the information out over multiple pages) we should instead either flesh the page out or incorporate it as a section into a bigger or "parent" page, thus improving wiki navigation. I apologize if this sounded like a rant, but when I first joined mb I had a terrible time navigating the wiki and finding relevant information about ARs and style guidelines, so this is something I've felt for quite a while and felt it was an important topic to discuss. navap 01:55, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Was merged into MusicBrainz Identifier anyway.

Release ID

Special:Whatlinkshere/Release ID

The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 See Artist ID. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 dmppanda

Was merged into MusicBrainz Identifier anyway.

Track ID

Special:Whatlinkshere/Track ID

The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 See Artist ID. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 dmppanda

Was merged into MusicBrainz Identifier anyway.

Label ID

Special:Whatlinkshere/Label ID

The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:43, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 See Artist ID. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 dmppanda

Was merged into MusicBrainz Identifier anyway.