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This page gives a structured overview over existing and planned HowTo's. For a plain list, see the. HowTo's are the lightweight, user-orientated part of the [[MusicBrainz Documentation|MusicBrainzDocumentation]]. The pages' stress lies on tutorials and not exhausting exact documentations.  
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How-Tos are the lightweight, user-orientated part of the [[MusicBrainz Documentation|MusicBrainz documentation]]. The pages' stress lies on tutorials and not exhausting exact documentations.
  
If you want to create a new HowTo, please consider the following points:
 
* Use the [[How To Template|HowToTemplate]] for the layout of new pages.
 
* Titles of HowTo pages always start with "HowTo". The titles should not contain complicated [[MusicBrainz Terminology|MusicBrainzTerminology]] but be simple and orientated at what the users could look for. E.g. [[How To Make Relationships|HowToMakeRelationships]] rather than [[How To Advanced Relationships|HowToAdvancedRelationships]].
 
* Find a good place in the structured list below to link to your HowTo. Don't think about the technical background of it but where users would expect to find it.
 
* Remember: HowTo's should just be simple step by step instructions for how to do things, not document features! You can link to the documentations for further information though.
 
* For short questions we have the [[Frequently Asked Questions|FrequentlyAskedQuestions]], so HowTo's should be a bit longer than that. ;)
 
  
==Existing and Planned How To's==
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{{HowtoBox}}
  
* Browsing
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[[Category:How To]]
** [[How To Search|HowToSearch]]
 
** [[How To Use Aliases|HowToUseAliases]]
 
 
 
* Editing
 
** [[How To Add Artists With Same Names|HowToAddArtistsWithSameNames]] ''(because HowToAddDuplicateArtists can be missunderstood)''
 
** [[How To Add Disc IDs|HowToAddDiscIDs]]
 
** [[How To Parse Track Listings|HowToParseTrackListings]]
 
** [[How To Cancel Edits|HowToCancelEdits]]
 
** [[How To Write Annotations|HowToWriteAnnotations]]
 
** [[How To Use Guess Case|HowToUseGuessCase]] 
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">''The HowTo's are not thought for educating users but to tell them the things they want to know. --[[User:Shepard|Shepard]]'' ''I know ~[[User:mo|mo]]''
 
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** [[How To Add Script And Language|HowToAddScriptAndLanguage]]
 
** [[How To Get Your Edits Accepted|HowToGetYourEditsAccepted]] ''(I'm thinking this can be a page where we describe the most common reasons for down voted edits, and how we want people to use the database, etc.)''
 
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">What about the much simpler [[How To Get Your Edits Accepted|HowToGetYourEditsAccepted]]? ''agreed, much better''
 
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** [[Advanced Relationship|AdvancedRelationship]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s
 
*** [[How To Make Relationships|HowToMakeRelationships]]
 
*** [[How To Add URLs|HowToAddURLs]]
 
 
 
** Albums
 
*** [[How To Properly Add Albums From Free DB|HowToProperlyAddAlbumsFromFreeDB]]
 
*** [[How To Add Various Artist Albums|HowToAddVariousArtistAlbums]]
 
*** [[How To Merge Albums|HowToMergeAlbums]]
 
*** [[How To Properly Add Non Album Tracks|HowToProperlyAddNonAlbumTracks]]
 
*** [[How To Change Cover Art|HowToChangeCoverArt]]
 
 
 
* Voting
 
** [[How To Find Edits|HowToFindEdits]]
 
 
 
* Contribute
 
** [[How To Contribute To MusicBrainz|HowToContributeToMusicBrainz]]
 
** [[How To Propose New Guidelines|HowToProposeNewGuidelines]]
 
** [[How To Write Feature Suggestions|HowToWriteFeatureSuggestions]]
 
** [[How To Contact Other Moderators|HowToContactOtherModerators]] ([[How To Contact Contributors|HowToContactContributors]]?) ''ew, please no :p''
 
** [[How To Write In The Wiki|HowToWriteInTheWiki]] / [[How To Create Wiki Pages|HowToCreateWikiPages]]
 
 
 
* Picard
 
** [[How To Tag Files With Picard|HowToTagFilesWithPicard]]
 
** [[How To Add Disc IDs|HowToAddDiscIDs]]
 
** ...
 
 
 
* Development
 
** ...
 
 
 
[[Category:To Be Reviewed]] [[Category:How To]] [[Category:How To]] [[Category:Documentation]]
 

Latest revision as of 22:38, 8 September 2012