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The '''style council''' is the institution in [[MusicBrainz]] that creates and edits the [[Style|official style guideline]]s, by following the the [[Proposals|proposal system]]. The style council was reformed many times, as it did not work well initially. See the [[History:Style Council/History|history of the council]] for details. The council has reached a relatively balanced state now.  
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Until 2014, the '''style council''' was the institution in [[MusicBrainz]] that created and edited the [[Style|official style guideline]]s, by following the the [[Proposals|proposal system]]. The style council has been reformed many times, as it did not work well initially. See the [[History:Style Council/History|history of the council]] for details. In October, 2014 it was replaced with a Style Benevoltent Dictator<sup>1</sup>.
  
 
==Membership==
 
==Membership==
  
There is no formal membership to the style council. If you are an interested contributor to [[MusicBrainz]] and reasonably well informed about existing [[Style|style guidelines]], [[MusicBrainz Development|MusicBrainz development]] and the general culture of the project, you are welcome to subscribe to the [[Mailing Lists|style mailing list]] and join the discussions.  
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There was no formal membership to the style council. If you were an interested contributor to [[MusicBrainz]] and reasonably well informed about existing [[Style|style guidelines]], [[MusicBrainz Development|MusicBrainz development]] and the general culture of the project, you were welcome to subscribe to the [[Mailing Lists|style mailing list]] and join the discussions.  
  
There are however two formal positions of "supervisors" of the general style process: <dl><dt>Elder
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==References==
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1. http://blog.musicbrainz.org/2014/10/17/changes-to-our-style-process/
 
 
[[User:RobertKaye|Robert Kaye]] is the elder and benevolent dictator of [[MusicBrainz]] style issues. If the [[Proposals|style process]] goes off the rails, or if someone disputes the style leaders' decisions, the elder steps in.  
 
<dt>Style Leader
 
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[[User:Nikki|Nikki]] and [[User:Reosarevok|Reosarevok]] are the current style leaders. They guide the [[Proposals|style process]] and keep it from getting stuck. If the council cannot reach consensus they will make a decision. This position was previously called "secretary".
 
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Revision as of 20:07, 30 April 2015

Until 2014, the style council was the institution in MusicBrainz that created and edited the official style guidelines, by following the the proposal system. The style council has been reformed many times, as it did not work well initially. See the history of the council for details. In October, 2014 it was replaced with a Style Benevoltent Dictator1.

Membership

There was no formal membership to the style council. If you were an interested contributor to MusicBrainz and reasonably well informed about existing style guidelines, MusicBrainz development and the general culture of the project, you were welcome to subscribe to the style mailing list and join the discussions.

References

1. http://blog.musicbrainz.org/2014/10/17/changes-to-our-style-process/