User:Reosarevok/Abbreviations vote 2

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The first vote was pretty strongly on the side of not artificially expanding abbreviations, but it was mentioned to me (and it is true) that the whole thing was very centered in Vol. and other series-related abbreviations. As such, I'm running a second vote to see whether people would prefer not to expand at all, or whether they feel differently about extra title information ("rmx", "inst. ver.", and the like, which are not part of the title as such). The idea would be, if desired, to remove the abbreviation section, but add a specific line about it to the ETI section of style.

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Discussion: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.audio.musicbrainz.style/19445 / http://forums.musicbrainz.org/viewtopic.php?id=5469


Expand abbreviations in ETI

"Since ETI is not really part of the title, we can go a bit further with standardisation there and turn things like 'rmx' into the full word"

  1. KRSCuan (talk) 14:53, 4 February 2015 (UTC) Consistency > following the whims of random graphic designers, which are often not even artist intent.
  2. MeinDummy (talk) 15:24, 4 February 2015 (UTC) this is not necessarily a + for expanding but a strong + for having/keeping a guideline (or separate ones for track and recording titles)
  3. pankkake Artists are rarely consistent about it. I would support adding some artist consistency/intent clause, or if by example a release has both "remix" and "RMX". In any case, *recordings* should be standardized.
  4. callerno6 (talk) 03:33, 5 February 2015 (UTC) If some people still want this, it doesn't bother me. But why do the standardization in the database when it can be done in Picard? (Assuming it can be)
  5. Murdos (talk) 08:50, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. salo.rock (talk) 00:17, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
  7. Lotheric (talk) 21:29, 20 February 2015 (UTC) clear artist intent would of course override this

Don't expand abbreviations in ETI either

"When I said as on cover, I meant as on cover!"

  1. kuno, to be clear, this is about expanding abbreviations — I do still want us to apply capitalization and punctuation changes according to our guidelines (so use "A Song (apple pie rmx)" if the release has "A Song [Apple Pie rmx]").
  2. ListMyCDs.com (talk) 13:52, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  3. Yindesu (talk) 14:13, 4 February 2015 (UTC) - but artwork design should not override consistent text (see Toy Story 3)
  4. Freso (talk) 14:31, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  5. Nikki (talk) 14:34, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  6. HibiscusKazeneko (talk) 19:02, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
  7. -- ~猫猫~~何? 19:44, 4 February 2015 (UTC) what kuno and yindesu said, (though proper-name remixes should probably retain their proper name caps. (eg McDude RMX))
  8. — jesus2099 ♬ 09:06, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
  9. --Shepard (talk) 22:40, 20 February 2015 (UTC) What CatCat said, kuno's example should read "A Song (Apple Pie rmx)" in my eyes.