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=Proposed Style Guidelines=
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]].
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This page lists [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s that are not yet official. Eventually they should then make it to the [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]]s page, at the discretion of the [[Style Council|StyleCouncil]]. See the page about the specific guideline for its current status. If you want to propose a new guideline, please read [[How To Propose New Guidelines|HowToProposeNewGuidelines]].
   
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This page contains two lists: one [[Proposed Style Guideline#human|human edited list]] and one [[Proposed Style Guideline#auto|automatically generated list]]. There is also some related information on [[Unresolved Style Issues|UnresolvedStyleIssues]], but that page is not well maintained.
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=Tentative Summary of proposed and discussed StyleGuidelines=
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==Tentative Summary of Proposed and Discussed Style Guidelines==
   
'''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:
 
* 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]].
 
<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]].
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* [[Extra Title Information Style|ExtraTitleInformationStyle]]:
 
* [[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)
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<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 [[Proposed Style Guideline#leftover-title|below]] for more details)
 
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* [[No Audio Book Style Guideline|NoAudioBookStyleGuideline]]:
 
* [[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)
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<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 [[Proposed Style Guideline#leftover-audio|below]] for more details)
 
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* [[AudioBook Style|AudioBookStyle]]:
 
* [[AudioBook Style|AudioBookStyle]]:
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<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.
 
<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.
 
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==List of All Proposed Style Guidelines==
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''This list is generated from [[Back Link|BackLink]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s to the CategoryProposedStyle.''
   
 
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==Some Leftovers From the Old Page==
   
 
[[Image:Attention.png]] ''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. Also '''do not add stuff here!'''''
=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]]''
 
   
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==Proposal: NoAudioBookGuideline==
 
==Proposal: NoAudioBookGuideline==
   
By [[User:TarragonAllen|TarragonAllen]], 2004-08-28
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[[User:TarragonAllen|TarragonAllen]] wrote on 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]].
 
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]].
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==Proposal: ExtraTitleInformation==
 
==Proposal: ExtraTitleInformation==
   
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As [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-users/2004-November/018858.html discussed on the mailing list]. --MichelleW
 
As [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-users/2004-November/018858.html discussed on the mailing list]. --MichelleW
   
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Revision as of 09:48, 9 September 2005

Proposed Style Guidelines

This page lists StyleGuidelines that are not yet official. Eventually they should then make it to the OfficialStyleGuidelines page, at the discretion of the StyleCouncil. See the page about the specific guideline for its current status. If you want to propose a new guideline, please read HowToProposeNewGuidelines.

This page contains two lists: one human edited list and one automatically generated list. There is also some related information on UnresolvedStyleIssues, but that page is not well maintained.

Tentative Summary of Proposed and Discussed Style Guidelines

  • PartsOfATitle:
  • We prefer to have an AudioBook guideline, this is currently under discussion.
  • How to represent albums that were released in more than one country.
  • How to record artist roles when there's more than one way (artist, album, track) to do so.
  • 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.

List of All Proposed Style Guidelines

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This list is generated from BackLinks to the CategoryProposedStyle.





Some Leftovers From the Old Page

Attention.png 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. Also do not add stuff here!

Proposal: NoAudioBookGuideline

TarragonAllen wrote on 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 NoAudioBookGuideline.

  • WolfSong and g0llum are going to write an AudioBookStyle, which should be applied to 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


Proposal: ExtraTitleInformation

2004-11-18

  • 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 discussed on the mailing list. --MichelleW