User:Nikki/Recording lengths

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Since User_talk:Reosarevok/Recording_Issues is really not helping us decide what to do about MBS-2021...

Note: This page doesn't refer to standalone recordings. They don't have tracks and therefore don't have track length which means the lengths can only be entered manually. If you want to get rid of standalone recordings entirely, that's something separate from what we're trying to solve here and is a whole new can of worms. Make your own proposal for that if that's what you want.

Should recording lengths ever be calculated automatically from track lengths?

Yes - some or all of the time

No - editors should always enter them by hand

Should recording lengths be editable?

Yes, always

Yes, but only when there are multiple tracks

No, always calculate them automatically when there are tracks

If recording lengths should only be calculated automatically some of the time, when should it happen?

Vote for both if you like, they're not mutually exclusive.

When there isn't an existing recording length

When the recording only has one track


If recording lengths should always be calculated automatically from track lengths, how should the length be determined?

I don't care, just calculate them from track lengths somehow

Sort the releases (e.g. by status then by date) and use the first available length

Take the mean average of the lengths

Take the modal track time


Other views

There is no spoon^wrecording length

ocharles thinks that abolishing the concept of recording lengths entirely is the way to go.