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The '''disambiguation comments''' are fields in the database used to help distinguish identically named [[Identically Named Artists|artists]], [[Identically Named Labels|labels]] and other entities. They are visible in the pages for the entities, and also appear in the search results next to their names.
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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 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|annotation]] instead. The text inside the comment field is not part of the title, and thus should be entered following the normal capitalization rules (that is, usually in lowercase).
 
Disambiguation comments should be 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|annotation]] instead. The text inside the comment field is not part of the title, and thus should be entered following the normal capitalization rules (that is, usually in lowercase).
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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.  
 
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.  
  
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Terminology]] [[Category:WikiDocs Page]]
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== Examples ==
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* [[artist:593abf14-4292-4d62-b365-79c7674cd1a5|Randy Jackson]] has the disambiguation comment "brother of Michael and Janet."
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* [[artist:39828c81-cc39-4e8a-8e00-f0874c657d47|Randy Jackson]] has the disambiguation comment "former bassist with Journey and American Idol Judge"
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* The album [[ReleaseGroup:9b8af98f-8214-32ee-9b05-96b8c557f7f0|Weezer]] has the disambiguation comment "Red Album"
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* The album [[ReleaseGroup:923d5ba6-7eee-3bce-bcb2-c913b2bd69d4|Weezer]] has the disambiguation comment "Green Album"
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[[Category:Terminology]] [[Category:WikiDocs Page]]

Revision as of 20:53, 22 March 2012

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 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 normal capitalization rules (that is, usually in lowercase).

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"