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This page is a summary outline of thematic clusters for these documentation efforts and discussions:  
 
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The [[Frequently Asked Questions|FrequentlyAskedQuestions]] might provide answers to questions that are not answered in the [http://www.musicbrainz.org/faq.html general FAQ] on the main site.  These [[Frequently Asked Questions|FrequentlyAskedQuestions]] in the Wiki are maintained by the MusicBrainz community and are more up to date than the official pages.  
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These [[Frequently Asked Questions|FrequentlyAskedQuestions]] are maintained by the MusicBrainz community and may be more up to date than those on [[Doc:FrequentlyAskedQuestions|the main site]]. Chances are, that if you have a question on how to use [[MusicBrainz]], you will find the answer here.  
  
 
If you cannot find an answer in FAQ, search this third-party [http://www.nabble.com/MusicBrainz-f2885.html discussion archive] (hosted by [http://www.nabble.com Nabble]) which combines messages from Musicbrainz's user, developer, and announcement lists. You can search, browse, or post your questions there. The search is fast and the UI is clean.  
 
If you cannot find an answer in FAQ, search this third-party [http://www.nabble.com/MusicBrainz-f2885.html discussion archive] (hosted by [http://www.nabble.com Nabble]) which combines messages from Musicbrainz's user, developer, and announcement lists. You can search, browse, or post your questions there. The search is fast and the UI is clean.  
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* The [[WikiDocs]] concept outlines the future plans for this wiki.  
* Finally you can test anything in the [[Sand Box|SandBox]] or the [[Sandbox]] (don't ask me why we have two of them!).   
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Revision as of 16:27, 18 April 2007

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 and may be more up to date than those on the main site. Chances are, that if you have a question on how to use MusicBrainz, you will find the answer here.

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 lists. 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.