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''The intertwingling is quite awful currently. It should be something like this:'' (--[[User:DonRedman|DonRedman]])  
 
''The intertwingling is quite awful currently. It should be something like this:'' (--[[User:DonRedman|DonRedman]])  
 
* [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] -- about the ''project'', can also help with backlinks if you say "We are [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] here" on doc pages.   
 
* [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] -- about the ''project'', can also help with backlinks if you say "We are [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] here" on doc pages.   
* [[MusicBrainz Documentation|MusicBrainzDocumentation]] [http://dionpills.org/ viagra online] -- an index of everything there is. No matter what the current status is.  
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* Category Documentation Official -- should replace '[[Original Version|OriginalVersion]]' which is a terribly [[Bad WikiName|BadWikiName]]  
 
* Category Documentation Official -- should replace '[[Original Version|OriginalVersion]]' which is a terribly [[Bad WikiName|BadWikiName]]  
 
* [[Official Documentation|OfficialDocumentation]] -- currently does what [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] should do. The full [[Wiki Name|WikiName]] of this page should be [[Official MusicBrainz Documentation|OfficialMusicBrainzDocumentation]] BTW.  
 
* [[Official Documentation|OfficialDocumentation]] -- currently does what [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] should do. The full [[Wiki Name|WikiName]] of this page should be [[Official MusicBrainz Documentation|OfficialMusicBrainzDocumentation]] BTW.  

Revision as of 09:07, 16 January 2008

Welcome to the MusicBrainz Wiki!

The MusicBrainzWiki is a dynamic and growing information resource to help you understand MusicBrainz, learn how to use it and contribute to it more effectively, and to help shape the direction it takes into the future. It complements the other MusicBrainzForums, being used for collaboration on detailed and specific discussions about MusicBrainz and documentation of the MusicBrainz community, conventions, interfaces, and internals.

This page is a summary outline of thematic clusters for these documentation efforts and discussions:



Introduction to MusicBrainz

New users can find an introduction to MusicBrainz in this Wiki, as well as ModerationPhilosophy, an explanation of the MusicBrainzTagger, HowMusicBrainzWorks, HowToContribute, and MusicBrainzPress information.

Frequently Asked Questions

These FrequentlyAskedQuestions are maintained by the MusicBrainz community. Chances are, that if you have a question on how to use MusicBrainz, you will find the answer here. There is also a reviewed read-only version of this FAQ on the main site.

If you cannot find an answer in FAQ, search this third-party discussion archive (hosted by Nabble) which combines messages from Musicbrainz's user, developer, and announcement MailingLists. You can search, browse, or post your questions there. The search is fast and the UI is clean.

MusicBrainz Guidelines

This Wiki contains all important StyleGuidelines, which address issues for new and expert users on how to add to and improve the MusicBrainz database.

The MailingList archives also hold many discussions and informal agreements on formatting entries.

Community Projects

The Contributors who take care of the MusicBrainz database have started to found small CommunityProjects around specialized areas. This helps people to coordinate their editing efforts and to find like minded editors and with knowledge in similar areas. Feel free to contact, or join these groups, or found a new one!

Additional Metadata and Information

The MusicBrainz database can only hold some types of information; this Wiki can be used for AdditionalMetadata that is helpful when editing or voting, such as information on IdenticallyNamedArtists, and lists of artists & releases that are NotDuplicateArtists and NotDuplicateReleases. There is also information on InternationalArtists.

Now that the database supports ArtistAnnotations and ReleaseAnnotations, some of this information can and should be moved to the database; for example, the ArtistDiscography information.

MusicBrainz Development

MusicBrainz is being developed in small evolutionary steps and this Wiki provides an important resource for this process. The section MusicBrainzDevelopment lists work depending on its status:

MusicBrainz Documentation

The MusicBrainzDocumentation is a major current project on the Wiki. We have started RestructuringTheDocumentation; i.e. to move the MusicBrainzDocumentation from the main pages into the Wiki. The docs on the main pages are often quite dated, so we will try to update and intertwingle them here. This will finally lead to WikiDocs, a homepage that is completely based on the MusicBrainzWiki

The intertwingling is quite awful currently. It should be something like this: (--DonRedman)

About This Wiki

See MusicBrainzWiki for more information on this wiki.