User:HumHumXX/bla

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Modest proposals:

  • Warn, then ban exceptionally bad editors (more than 5% down-voted edits and/or no reaction to other editors' notes).
  • Highlight new editors, maybe on the front page. (BTW, why are people following auto-editors' edits, not those of new editors, who actually do need supervision?)
  • Get rid of "Yes" and "Abstain", introduce "Ignore" or "Don't Care" as a voting option; auto-editors should still be able to approve edits.
  • Mark accepted releases that have not been voted on as such, if possible even retrospectively; let editors additionally mark releases that have issues and serious issues. A note addressing the (potential) problem should be obligatory.
  • Revoke auto-editor privileges after, say, one year of inactivity. They should be able to apply for getting them back by simply posting to the list -- or the forums, see also below.


  • Let a bot adjust release group titles/artists to release titles/artists if there's only one release in a release group, or if there's two or more releases that are identical in those respects.
  • Let it do the same for recordings ... -- yeah, I know.
  • (... or, regarding artists, disable release group/recording artist credits; except for collaborations, of course.)


  • Except for the artist or label level, do not allow linking to websites other than those that can guarantee stable links -- in short, death to purchase, download, discography ARs, etc., if they weren't dead already.
  • The remaster ARs are all useless and/or wrong, and I'm only slightly exaggerating. Get rid. No report, no fixing, get rid. Seriously. Maybe add an attribute instead.
  • Attributes! (I'll need to further elaborate on this on another occasion.)


  • Add "Series" as an option for labels instead of adding a hyper-complicated architecture for such a trivial concept.
  • Retain "Bootlegger" and "Holding" as label types, maybe "Publisher" as well, but remove the rest, unless ...
  • we let editors add companies (for (c) and (p), manufacturing, etc.). This is also the only way a meaningful parent/sub-label hierarchy can be established.


  • Do not show artist disambiguations except in search results.
  • Only show "core" edits to an entity in its editing history; for instance, *no* recording edits in a release history.


  • Close the user *and* the style mailing list, move to the forums. The regular internet user these days has no idea what a mailing list is, and they're clearly not missing out on anything.
  • Point users to IRC for the quick question, to the forums for more complicated concerns.


  • What exactly is the use of the docs and the transclusion mechanism? Why not use the wiki and simply lock the pages that need RFCs to be changed?


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