Merge Rather Than Delete

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Revision as of 10:49, 27 July 2009 by Murdos (talk | contribs) (Merge Rather than Delete Duplicate Releases)

It's usually best to enter Merge Releases edits to deal with duplicate releases instead of entering Remove Release edits.

Deleting releases has two kinds of bad effects on the database:

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