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== Update 1 ==
 
== Update 1 ==
  
If this proposal passes and the "Other" type gets implemented, the [[Artist Type|old wiki page]] will get replaced by [[User:hrglgrmpf/Artist Type|this one]]. --[[User:Hrglgrmpf|Hrglgrmpf]] 00:39, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
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If this proposal passes and the "Other" type gets implemented, the [[Artist Type|old wiki page]] will get replaced by [[User:hrglgrmpf/Artist Type|this one]]. --[[User:Hrglgrmpf|hrglgrmpf]] 00:39, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
  
 
== Update 2 ==
 
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All attributes / link phrases etc. should be the same as with type "Unknown". --[[User:Hrglgrmpf|Hrglgrmpf]] 08:20, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
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All attributes / link phrases etc. should be the same as with type "Unknown". --[[User:Hrglgrmpf|hrglgrmpf]] 08:20, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Revision as of 08:32, 12 July 2011


Status: This page describes an active proposal and is not official.



Proposal number: RFC-326
Champion: hrglgrmpf
Current status: Unknown
Initial Discussion



Artist Type: Other

This proposal is about a new ArtistType "Other". Many artists don't fit into the Group/Person scheme, e.g.:

  1. Some fictional characters (animals, mythical creatures, ...), e.g.: Pumuckl
  2. Some fictional artists are purely created to keep a series together, e.g. Die drei ???
  3. Companies that were created to credit them in a relationship, but that are not labels, e.g. Type2error
  4. Labels that are also created as artist, to use them in a relationship, e.g. Lantis
  5. Special purpose artists, e.g. [unknown]

There are probably even more categories. Because all of them are pretty rare compared to Person/Group and are not really in the focus of this database, I suggest a catch-all type "Other" for them. Using "Unknown" is not a really good alternative, because

  1. Searching for "Unknown" artists should only show artists where further research will eventually result in another type
  2. "Unknown" artists can be changed to any type as auto-edit, so if someone wants to leave an artist "Unknown" on purpose, anybody can change the type without vote

Update 1

If this proposal passes and the "Other" type gets implemented, the old wiki page will get replaced by this one. --hrglgrmpf 00:39, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Update 2

All attributes / link phrases etc. should be the same as with type "Unknown". --hrglgrmpf 08:20, 12 July 2011 (UTC)