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You can add folksonomy tags to any entity in MusicBrainz except URLs. They are comma-separated, so they may consist of several words. You can use any Unicode character (except for commas) as part of your tags, but any letters will be lowercased automatically.
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== Votes ==
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Every editor can either upvote or downvote attaching a tag to an entity.
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Adding a new tag counts as upvoting.
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The total of votes has to be positive for the tag to be displayed.
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== Examples ==
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There's no limit to what you can use tags for. For example:
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'''Genres'''
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/rock rock]
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/gothic%20rock gothic rock]
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/progressive%20gothic%20rock progressive gothic rock]
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Keep in mind not every genre is yet in the allowed [[mb:genres|genre list]] - but you can still use any as tags, and propose the genre for inclusion. See [[Genre]] for more info.
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'''Nationalities'''
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/welsh welsh]
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'''Professions'''
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/soprano soprano]
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'''Combinations of the above'''
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/welsh%20metalcore welsh metalcore]
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/australian%20soprano australian soprano]
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'''Trivia'''
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/death%20by%20aids death by aids]
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/grammy%20winner grammy winner]
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'''Pleas for help'''
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/fixme fixme]
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'''Personal opinions'''
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*[http://musicbrainz.org/tag/sillyname sillyname]

Latest revision as of 18:48, 24 March 2021

You can add folksonomy tags to any entity in MusicBrainz except URLs. They are comma-separated, so they may consist of several words. You can use any Unicode character (except for commas) as part of your tags, but any letters will be lowercased automatically.

Votes

Every editor can either upvote or downvote attaching a tag to an entity. Adding a new tag counts as upvoting. The total of votes has to be positive for the tag to be displayed.

Examples

There's no limit to what you can use tags for. For example:

Genres

Keep in mind not every genre is yet in the allowed genre list - but you can still use any as tags, and propose the genre for inclusion. See Genre for more info.

Nationalities

Professions

Combinations of the above

Trivia

Pleas for help

Personal opinions