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''We're making the move because [[Moin Moin|MoinMoin]] has various features that will allow us to integrate the editable wiki into the documentation on the main site.  Indeed, the plan is that virtually all of the static documentation will be replaced by a read-only shadow of selected pages from the wiki.  This will present the useful information from the wiki in a user-friendly form.  See [[WikiDocs]] for details.''
 
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This wiki is a permanent WIP (work in progress). The project to [[Restructure The Wiki|RestructureTheWiki]] is largely complete and we are now [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]].  There is information on the [[Status Of This Wiki|StatusOfThisWiki]] to tell you which parts are stable and which are "in progress."
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When editing this wiki please stick to [[Good Wiki Style|GoodWikiStyle]]. You can also use the [[Sand Box|SandBox]] if you just want to test something like the [[Text Formatting Rules|TextFormattingRules]].
 
 
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Revision as of 22:38, 2 September 2005

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, HowToContributeToMusicBrainz, and MusicBrainzPress information.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FrequentlyAskedQuestions might provide answers to questions that are not answered in the general FAQ on the main site. These FrequentlyAskedQuestions in the Wiki are maintained by the MusicBrainz community and are more up to date than the official pages.

MusicBrainz Guidelines

This Wiki contains all important MusicBrainzGuidelines, 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.

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 & albums that are NotDuplicateArtists and NotDuplicateAlbums. There is also information on InternationalArtists.

Now that the database supports ArtistAnnotations and AlbumAnnotations, 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.