Difference between revisions of "FreeDB Moderation"

From MusicBrainz Wiki
(FreeDB Auto-Imports and the FreeDB Editor: fixed mailing list discussion link)
(Redirecting to FreeDB)
(5 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
=FreeDB Auto-Imports and the FreeDB Editor=
Prior to the 2004-10-10 server update, it was possible for a release to be imported into [[MusicBrainz]] from [[FreeDB]] without any human interaction or verification.  This would only happen under certain circumstances described in more detail at [[Auto-Insert From FreeDB|AutoInsertFromFreeDB]].  When this occurred, the editor for the [[Add Release Edit|AddReleaseEdit]] was the [http://www.musicbrainz.org/user/view.html?modname=FreeDB FreeDB editor].  The FreeDB editor was just a placeholder for these edits; instead of being a real person, it represented the system operating in an automated, unattended fashion.
This feature was disabled after some mailing list [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-users/2004-August/006134.html discussion] because the poor quality of the raw [[FreeDB]] entries and the frequency of duplicated entries due to [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=898903&group_id=19506&atid=119506 bug #898903] were felt to outweigh the benefits of additional data for [[MusicBrainz]].
Note that the effect on the rate of [[Disc ID|DiscID]] imports can be seen clearly on the [http://musicbrainz.org/stats.html Database Stats] page (the [http://musicbrainz.org/generated/plot_count.discid.png DiscID total graph]).
Nonetheless, even though the automatic addition of releases was disabled, certain elements of the implementation still remain in [[MusicBrainz]].  Notably, the addition of [[Disc ID|DiscID]]s to existing releases is still supported, although this occurs ''very'' rarely, since the artist name and release title must match the [[FreeDB]] entry "exactly" (subject to some case insensitivity described in AutoInsertFromFreeDB).  (Since the addition of [[Disc ID|DiscID]]s to a release happens automatically, without voting, the FreeDB editor is not used for these additions.)
Additionally, the [http://www.musicbrainz.org/mod/search/index.html MusicBrainz search page] still retains special support for including or excluding the FreeDB editor, and a prefined search for [http://www.musicbrainz.org/mod/search/pre/freedb.html FreeDB edits] is still one of the entries in the [[Site Menu|SiteMenu]].
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">''This page is referenced from the [[Editor:FreeDB|FreeDB editor profile page]]; if you are moving, renaming, or redirecting this page, please (ask a MusicBrainz administrator to) update that as well.''
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:Documentation]] [[Category:History]]

Latest revision as of 02:58, 29 March 2010

Redirect to: