Track Annotation

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Overview

A Track annotation is user contributed text attached to a specific track entry.

{i} You may consult either the Annotation or Track page for general information about them.

Track annotation content

Idea.png A track annotation may hold any information about a track that does not fit into the fields of the database. The following uses are suggested:

  • Trivia: some trivial facts about the track, composition
  • Matrix Number
  • Historical facts: place of recording, or any other data related to the conditions of recording that doesn't fit into the AdvancedRelationships system
  • Disambiguation and other edition information: you can use the track annotation to provide more information about the track, like its take number, if it is previously unreleased, etc...
  • Miscellaneous editing warnings or information: for example if the track presents some specific spelling and/or capitalization difficulty
  • Additional comment about the state of the information attached to the track entry: if work or research needs to be done on that track
  • This list is not exhaustive: you may use a track annotation for pretty much anything you can think of - as long as it matches the purpose of Annotations, and relates to the track entry to which it's attached.

Note that track annotations are specially useful for NonAlbumTracks.

{X} You mustn't add copyrighted content copied from other resources, be they online or printed. More generally, you really shouldn't copy/paste any kind of content, unless it's purely factual.

Track annotation style

At that time there is no official (neither recommended) style for track annotations. We may later propose such a style guide if there is really a need for it.

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