User:Reosarevok/Reports description

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These descriptions will be added to each report page once they are ready, and should help the users understand what they're supposed to do with them.

Artists

Artists that may be groups

This report lists artists that have type "unknown" or "person", but may be groups, because they have other artists listed as members. If you find that an artist here is indeed a group, change its type. If it is not, please make sure that the "member of" relationships are in the right direction and are correct.

Artists that may be persons

This report lists artists that have type "unknown" or "group", but may be person, based on all relationships except "collaboration". For example, an artist will appear here if it is listed as a member of another. If you find that an artist here is indeed a person, change its type. If it is not, please make sure that all the relationships are correct and make sense.

Possibly duplicate artists

This report aims to identify artists with very similar names. If two artists are actually the same, please merge them (remember to write an edit note and give your proof). If they're different, add disambiguation comments to them (and once a group of similarly named artists have disambiguation comments, they will stop appearing here).

Artists which have collaboration relationships

This report lists artists which have collaboration relationships but no URL relationships. If the collaboration has its own independent name, do nothing. If it is in a format like "X with Y" or "X & Y", you should probably split it. See How to Split Artists.

Artists which look like collaborations

This report lists artists which have "&" in their names but no member or collaboration relationships. If the artist is usually seen as an actual group, member relationships should be added. If it's a short term collaboration, it should be split if possible (see How to Split Artists). If it is a collaboration with its own name and can't be split, collaboration relationships should be added to it.

Release groups

Release groups which contain no releases

This report shows release groups with no releases. In general, it is safe to just remove these, although it can be better to merge them if they duplicate another non-empty release group.

Release groups that might need to be merged

This report shows release groups with releases that are linked to releases in different release groups by part-of-set or transliteration relationships. If a pair of release groups are listed here, you should probably merge them. If the releases are discs linked with "part of set" relationships, you might want to merge them too into one multi-disc release (see How to Merge Releases).

Release groups with titles containing featuring artists

This report shows release groups with (feat. Artist) in the title. For classical releases, don't change anything. For non-classical releases, this is inherited from an older version of MusicBrainz and should be fixed. Consult the page about featured artists to know more

Releases

Releases which might need converting to "multiple artists"

This report aims to identify releases which need converting to multiple artists (because the track artists are on the title field, for example). Currently it does this by looking for releases where every track contains "/" or "-".

Releases without language but script

This report shows releases that have a script but no language set. If you recognize the language, please set it! Do it only if you are pretty sure, don't just guess: not everything written in Cyrillic is Russian, for example.

Releases without script but language

This report shows releases that have a language but no script set. If you recognize the script, just add it! Remember that the script used for English (and most other European languages) is Latin.

Releases which have unexpected Amazon URLs

This report shows releases with Amazon URLs which don't follow the expected format. They might still be correct if they're archive.org cover links, but in any other case they should probably be fixed or removed.

Releases which have multiple ASINs

This report shows releases that have more than one Amazon ASIN. In most cases ASINs should map to MusicBrainz releases 1:1, so only one of them will be correct. Just check which ones do not fit the release (because of format, different number of tracks, etc). If the release has a barcode, you can search Amazon for it and see which ASIN matches.

Releases which have multiple Discogs links

This report shows releases that have more than one link to Discogs. In most cases a MusicBrainz release should have only one equivalent in Discogs, so only one of them will be correct. Just check which ones do not fit the release (because of format, different number of tracks, etc). Any "master" Discogs page belongs at the release group level, not at the release level, and should be removed from releases too.

Amazon URLs linked to multiple releases

This report shows Amazon URLs which are linked to multiple releases. In most cases Amazon ASINs should map to MusicBrainz releases 1:1, so only one of the links will be correct. Just check which MusicBrainz release fits the release in Amazon (look at the format, tracklist, etc). If the release has a barcode, you can also search Amazon for it and see which ASIN matches. You might also find some ASINs linked to several discs of a multi-disc release: just merge those (see How to Merge Releases).

Discogs URLs linked to multiple releases

This report shows Discogs URLs which are linked to multiple releases. In most cases Discogs releases should map to MusicBrainz releases 1:1, so only one of the links will be correct. Just check which MusicBrainz release fits the release in Discogs (look at the format, tracklist, release country, etc.). You might also find some Discogs URLs linked to several discs of a multi-disc release: just merge those (see How to Merge Releases).

Releases which have part of set relationships

This report shows releases that still have the deprecated "part of set" relationship and should probably be merged. For instructions on how to fix them, please see the documentation about how to merge releases. If the releases are not really part of a set (for example, if they are independently-released volumes in a series) just remove the relationship.

Discs entered as separate releases

This report shows releases which have (disc n) or (bonus disc) in the title. For instructions on how to fix them, please see the documentation about how to merge releases. Note that this style has also been used for UK singles which indicate "CD 1" and "CD 2" but were released separately: these should not be merged.

Releases with non-sequential track numbers

This report lists all releases where the track numbers are not continuous (e.g. there is no "track 2"), or with duplicated track numbers (e.g. there are two "track 4"s). You should try to find what the correct order is and fix it. MusicBrainz doesn't currently support non-sequential tracklists: if a CD has tracks 1, 2 and 4 you should enter them as 1, 2 and 3.

Releases with superfluous data tracks

This report lists releases without any disc IDs that probably contain data tracks (like videos). A data track should be deleted if it is the last track of a CD and there is no disc ID.

Releases with titles containing featuring artists

This report shows releases with (feat. Artist) in the title. For classical releases, don't change anything. For non-classical releases, this is inherited from an older version of MusicBrainz and should be fixed. Consult the page about featured artists to know more.

Releases newer than indicated

This report shows releases which have disc IDs even though they were released before the CD era, where one of the medium formats didn't exist at the time the release was released or where a disc ID is attached to a medium whose format does not allow disc IDs. In most cases, this will be due to the original release date being added for a CD re-release.

Releases where some (but not all) mediums have no format set

This report shows releases where some of the medium formats are set, but others are unset. In most cases, it should be easy to find out which the correct formats are (don't just assume that they're all CDs because one is though!).

Releases with catalog numbers that look like ASINs

This report shows releases which have catalog numbers that look like ASINs. This is almost always wrong: ASINs are just Amazon's entries for the releases and should be linked to the release with an Amazon URL relationship instead.

Recordings

Recordings with earliest release relationships

This report shows recordings that have the deprecated "earliest release" relationship. They should be merged if they are truly the same recording; if they're not, the relationship should be removed. Please, do not merge recordings blindly just because the lengths fit, and do not merge recordings with very different times!

Tracks whose names include their sequence numbers

This report aims to identify releases where track names include their own track number, e.g. "1) Some Name" (instead of just "Some Name"). Notice that sometimes this is justified and correct, don't automatically assume it is a mistake! If you confirm it is a mistake, please correct it.

Recordings with titles containing featuring artists

This report shows recordings with (feat. Artist) in the title. For classical releases, don't change anything. For non-classical releases, this is inherited from an older version of MusicBrainz and should be fixed (both at the recordings at the tracks!). Consult the page about featured artists to know more.

ISRCs

ISRCs with multiple recordings

This report lists ISRCs that are attached to more than one recording. If the recordings are the same, this usually means they should be merged (ISRCs can be wrongly assigned so care should still be taken to make sure they really are the same). If the recordings are parts of a larger recording, the ISRCs are probably correct and should be left alone. If the same ISRC appears on two unrelated recordings on the same release, this is usually means there was an error when reading the disc.