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#REDIRECT [[Proposals#Style_Proposals]]
This page is for new style guidelines that are not yet official. This page is overseen by [[Style Dude|StyleDude]], who is [[User:TarragonAllen|TarragonAllen]] at the time of writing. There is some related information on [[Unresolved Style Issues|UnresolvedStyleIssues]] and [[Tarragon Allens Todo List|TarragonAllensTodoList]].
'''Do not propose guidelines here!''' Instead you should propose and discuss new guidelines on the user's [[Mailing List|MailingList]]. If some rough consensus is reached there, then the new guideline can be listed here. Eventually it should then make it to the [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]]s page, at the discretion of the [[Style Dude|StyleDude]].
=Tentative Summary of proposed and discussed StyleGuidelines=
'''Note:''' ''As this page has been getting very long, I started to split it into sub-pages similar to the way [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]]s are spit. The main purpose of this list is to start a reference for intertwingling. New style-proposals should then get a new page (Think of the [[Wiki Name|WikiName]] carefully!!!) and discussion on [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]s should happen on the respective page to that guideline. --[[User:DonRedman|DonRedman]]''
* PartsOfATitle:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">[[User:TarragonAllen|TarragonAllen]] proposed to define the parts of a [[Track Title|TrackTitle]] or [[Album Title|AlbumTitle]] as follows: [[Main Title|MainTitle]], [[Subtitle|SubTitle]], [[Volume Number|VolumeNumber]], [[Extra Title Information|ExtraTitleInformation]] and [[Disc Number|DiscNumber]] (I changed "Distinguisher" to "Number" because it is already inuse in the wiki -DR). Accordingly we should make the following pages descibing their style: [[Main Title Style|MainTitleStyle]], [[Subtitle Style|SubTitleStyle]] (better than [[Separate Title Style|SeparateTitleStyle]]), [[Volume Number Style|VolumeNumberStyle]], [[Extra Title Information Style|ExtraTitleInformationStyle]] and [[Disc Number Style|DiscNumberStyle]].
* [[Volume Number Style|VolumeNumberStyle]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Apparently this has become an [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]] by now.
* [[Extra Title Information Style|ExtraTitleInformationStyle]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Includes some discussion on how to order the different parts of the [[Extra Title Information|ExtraTitleInformation]]. Also it was proposed that [[Extra Title Information|ExtraTitleInformation]] be always in english. (see below for more details)
* [[No Audio Book Style Guideline|NoAudioBookStyleGuideline]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">You can enter [[Audio Book|AudioBook]]s into [[MusicBrainz]], but there are no [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]s for them and there won't be any in the near future. (see below for more details)
* [[AudioBook Style|AudioBookStyle]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">We prefer to have an [[Audio Book|AudioBook]] guideline, this is currently under discussion.
* [[Featuring Artist Style|FeaturingArtistStyle]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">This one actually is an [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]], but one of which even the [[Style Dude|StyleDude]] himself is not very convinced. It will be abolished as soon as [[Advanced Relationships|AdvancedRelationships]] come out.
* [[Live Track Style|LiveTrackStyle]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Describing how the [[Extra Title Information|ExtraTitleInformation]] of live tracks should be done.
* [[Release Country Style|ReleaseCountryStyle]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">How to represent albums that were released in more than one country.
* [[Artist Role Inheritance|ArtistRoleInheritance]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">How to record artist roles when there's more than one way (artist, album, track) to do so.
* [[Soundtrack Style|SoundtrackStyle]]:
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">Soundtracks are currently being handled based merely on a mailing list conversation a year or so back. This is a first attempt to actually build a complete set of guidelines to codify this.
=Full Proposals and Discussion=
'''Status:''' ''The following might still be up to date, but it is not well maintained. If you update this, then please take the time to put it on a page of its own --[[User:DonRedman|DonRedman]]''
==Proposal: NoAudioBookGuideline==
By [[User:TarragonAllen|TarragonAllen]], 2004-08-28
As the database is set up primarily as a music resource audio books and other related spoken word releases do not map very well into the current data-set. As such, audio books and other related spoken word releases are allowed in the database but there will be no official standards for how they are entered, sorted or categorised, nor will there be any official style guidelines for them. If people wish to create their own style guidelines for audio books and other related spoken word releases they are free to do so, but there will be [[No Audio Book Guideline|NoAudioBookGuideline]].
<ul><li style="list-style-type:none">[[User:WolfSong|WolfSong]] and [[G0llum|g0llum]] are going to write an [[AudioBook Style|AudioBookStyle]], which should be applied to [[Audio Books|AudioBooks]] for some consistency of the Track Titles. (The most important characteristic of such a guideline is to ensure that the tracks are sorted in the right sequence, if a user chooses to rename the tracks without the track number -> encode Chapter and Sub-chapters into the trackname) --[[G0llum|g0llum]]
==Proposal: ExtraTitleInformation==
* Extra title information should always be in English, except for volume identifiers which are considered part of the title and should be consistent with the language used in the title.
* Expand all abbreviations within extra title information unless they are part of a title, ie: RMX or MX can sometimes be considered part of a remix title and so should not be blanketly expanded. Featuring is the only accepted abbreviation (as "feat."), all similar abbreviations should be expanded.
As [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-users/2004-November/018858.html discussed on the mailing list]. --MichelleW
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