Difference between revisions of "Merge Rather Than Delete"

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It's usually best to [[Merge Albums|MergeAlbums]] to deal with [[Duplicate Albums|DuplicateAlbums]] instead of doing a [[Remove Album|RemoveAlbum]].  
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It's usually best to [[Merge Albums|MergeAlbums]] to deal with [[Duplicate Album|DuplicateAlbum]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s instead of doing a [[Remove Album|RemoveAlbum]].  
  
 
Even if there's no useful data (DiscIDs, [[TRM]]s, Releases) attached to the album, it's possible that someone may [[Add TR Ms|AddTRMs]], AddDiscID or [[Edit Album Releases|EditAlbumReleases]] before your [[Remove Album|RemoveAlbum]] edit is approved.  If so, the recently added data will be lost.  
 
Even if there's no useful data (DiscIDs, [[TRM]]s, Releases) attached to the album, it's possible that someone may [[Add TR Ms|AddTRMs]], AddDiscID or [[Edit Album Releases|EditAlbumReleases]] before your [[Remove Album|RemoveAlbum]] edit is approved.  If so, the recently added data will be lost.  

Revision as of 20:23, 6 December 2005

Merge Rather than Delete Duplicate Albums

It's usually best to MergeAlbums to deal with DuplicateAlbums instead of doing a RemoveAlbum.

Even if there's no useful data (DiscIDs, TRMs, Releases) attached to the album, it's possible that someone may AddTRMs, AddDiscID or EditAlbumReleases before your RemoveAlbum edit is approved. If so, the recently added data will be lost.

This MergeRatherThanDelete guideline also applies to artists, but since RemoveArtist is not possible for an artist with any albums or NonAlbumTracks it's more of a system-enforced rule than a guideline. An analogous guideline is to MergeMisspelledArtists.