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Status: This Page is Glorious History!

The content of this page either is bit-rotted, or has lost its reason to exist due to some new features having been implemented in MusicBrainz, or maybe just described something that never made it in (or made it in a different way), or possibly is meant to store information and memories about our Glorious Past. We still keep this page to honor the brave editors who, during the prehistoric times (prehistoric for you, newcomer!), struggled hard to build a better present and dreamed of an even better future. We also keep it for archival purposes because possibly it still contains crazy thoughts and ideas that may be reused someday. If you're not into looking at either the past or the future, you should just disregard entirely this page content and look for an up to date documentation page elsewhere.

Annotations history


This page should be used to store historical information about previous uses of annotations, deprecated guidelines, fixed tickets, so on. While probably most "past" bugs/discussions are of little interest, some of them hold special value and should be kept.

This page has some direct relations with AnnotationFuture (tickets usually begin life there, and finish here).

Fixed: List of fixed tickets (down to ~2000 + 1259)

  • 2964: Broken link to annotation history on the voting page
  • 2835: Annotation history: show edits link broken
  • 2832: Broken link to annotation history on the release page
  • 2588: Can't show annotation diff
  • 2587: "Add release annotation" edit depends on autoeditor privilege
  • 2585: Add release annotation and Edit release annotation are not autoedits on ...
  • 2582: No way to show annotation if it's not an autoedit
  • 2381: simple link to annotations
  • 2323: Album annotation fields accept and render HTML (including script tags)
  • 2150: "Edit annotation" page does not allow adding an edit note
  • 2018: Annotations don't seem to get shortened any more
  • 1259: Add support for track annotations

Fixed: List of old discussions


Release annotation (glorious) history

Prior to the introduction of the label system in MusicBrainz, release annotations were used extensively by brave moderators (the former name of editors) to store release data, possibly thanks to TeleGUISE's head-bashing, errrrr suggestions. This led to several revisions of the not-really-followed-but-could-have-been-official, Shepard's turbulent child: ReleaseAnnotationStyle, and a lot of nitpicking to decide if we were to use "cat #:", "catalog #:", "catalogue #:", and other super-duper important style reflexions, like whether or not we should use bold and italics wiki formatting...

While mainly of historical interest, you should read this document for self-edification, or for some interesting thoughts about how different editions relate to each other and how this pertains (or not) to NadelnderBambus.

For the record, here is such a piece-of-old-school annotation:

  • Label: Atlantic - Catalog #: 1317 - Format: 12"LP - Discogs: 488973 - Rel: 1959 US
  • Label: Atlantic - Catalog #: SD 1317-2 - UPC: 075678133923 - Format: CD - Discogs: 794440 and 385271 - ASIN: B000002I4W - Rel: 1993/06 US - Note: Straight cd reissue
  • Label: Rhino/Atlantic - EAN: 0 8122-72398-2 4 - ID: qAP3jE5wr0pPd0iMj4Tof.SiHG8- - ASIN: B000026GV5 - Rel: 1998 FR - Note: Red stripe on left border, part of the Atlantic Original Sound collection
  • Label: Atlantic? - Catalog #: AMCY-1171 - ASIN: B0000089IS - Rel: 1998 JP - Note: 20kbit Japanese limited edition
  • Label: Atlantic - EAN: 81227313326 - ASIN: B0009QQ6GC - Rel: 2005/07 UK - Note: Black stripe on left border, part of the Atlantic Masters collection