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- FreeDB Gateway.
- Moderator Language (and cadalach is willing to help with Gaelic)
- open edits
- open, has "No" votes
- open, has "Yes" votes
- applied edits in the last 7 days
- my votes in the last 7 days
- new releases for Various Artists
Learned by advice
- No "Nr." (See edit #6262364)
- Parts in the disc title should be separated by slashes. (see edit #6232220)
- Tempi in the track title should be separated by hyphens. (see edit #6232082 and MultipleTitleStyle)
- Use "(feat. <artist>)" when adding artists to the track title except for orchestras. (See edit #6262372)
″(U+2033 'DOUBLE PRIME') as the symbol for inch. (See edit #28374999)
Comments (for Copy 'n' Paste)
- moved featured artists from title to artist credits (see [Style/Artist_Credits/Featured_artists])
- typographically-correct punctuation (see [Style/Miscellaneous])
- You may want to correct the capitalization (see [Style/Language/English]). The "Guess case" button is your friend. (Well, almost. You have to check afterwards.)
- Use a colon (:) to separate multi‐line parts of a release title (if no other dividing punctuation mark is present). See [Style/Titles/Subtitles].
- [Style/Titles/Volume_numbers] explains how to enter volume numbers. The "Guess case" button is your friend.
- The disambiguation comments are fields in the database used to help distinguish identically named artists, labels and other entities. See [Disambiguation_Comment].
- Please enter as much information as possible. Can you provide a barcode, a label, a catalog number, a scan of the back cover, anything that helps other editors to approve your edit? See [How_to_Write_Edit_Notes].
- The release can be found on amazon or discogs, so you can provide a link.
- Please enter extra title information as described in [Style/Titles/Extra_title_information].
- Please follow [Style/Artist_Credits/Featured_artists] for featured artists.
- If you have the CD at hand, could you enter the DiscID ([How_to_Add_Disc_IDs])? And while you're at it, you may want to add the fingerprints ([AcoustID]).
- If you want to add additional information like who recorded it, where was it mastered, etc. you may want to use the relationship editor. See [How_to_Use_the_Relationship_Editor].
- You can use the MusicBrainz ID in the relationship editor
- Klicking through tons of similar items? Search in another window and put the URL in the input line.
- You can use (undocumented?) wiki style in comments
- Enter Unicode
- Linux: <CTRL-SHIFT-u>, <hex-code>, <space>
- Windows: Press and hold <ALT>, <+> on the numpad, <hex-code>, release <ALT>
- As a general rule, MusicBrainz editors should correct spelling and punctuation. (Style/Principle/Error_correction_and_artist_intent)
- Use of basic ASCII punctuation characters such as ' and " is allowed, but typographically-correct punctuation is preferred. (Style/Miscellaneous)
- Picard can convert Unicode punctuation characters in MusicBrainz data to ASCII for consistent use of punctuation in tags. (, )
- Japanese artists have a tendency to choose capitalization and punctuation for aesthetic reasons; and to be very consistent regarding case over all releases. For this reason, words in the Latin script on a Japanese release should be in the same case as on the album art if other available sources, such as official discography or record label pages, are consistent; not normalized according to English or other capitalization standards. (Style/Language/Japanese)
- English quotation marks ):
- German quotation marks in Germany ():
„…“(U+201E 'DOUBLE LOW-9 QUOTATION MARK' / U+201C 'LEFT DOUBLE QUOTATION MARK')
‚…‘(U+201A 'SINGLE LOW-9 QUOTATION MARK' / U+2018 'LEFT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK')
»…«(U+00BB 'RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK' / U+00AB 'LEFT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK')
›…‹(U+203A 'SINGLE RIGHT-POINTING ANGLE QUOTATION MARK' / U+2039 'SINGLE LEFT-POINTING ANGLE QUOTATION MARK')
- English apostrophe:
’(U+2019 'RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK') ()
- English ellipsis is treated inconsistently (). Some authorities require three dots, some suggest using the prefabricated ellipsis character
…(U+2026 'HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS'). The use of spaces before and/or after the ellipsis is also inconsistent.
- English number signs come in different shapes:
- The sharp sign in music notation:
- The numero sign
№(U+2116 'NUMERO SIGN').
- Unit signs: ()
- Please, let's never get started with white space characters. ()
- Recordings from this artist containing "feat."
- Rename audiobook tracks from "Chapter XX-0Y: Chaptername" to "Chapter XX: “Chaptername”, Part Y
- Switch all checkboxes on "Edit Release" -> "Recordings"
- How can edits be protected?
- Sometimes the spelling is special, some annotations are non-trivial. Is there a way to subscribe to releases instead of artists?
- At that time, there's only two ways to "protect" stuff: (a) write a big fat warning in the release annotation and/or (b) subscribe to the artists, and vote/watch the changes. Now, there's some discussion to address this in DataQuality. -- RobertKaye 2007-02-12
- Will there be more filters and options to search for edits?
- I'm still missing "order by closing date", "All my open edits that have comments from someone else", "All open edits from other editors that I commented" and "All my open edits that are in conflict with another open edit".
I think this is a good place to collect open questions and resolved issues. Drop me a line if I'm wrong. I will delete this page then.
- Please don't delete it. It's your page after all ;). Now, maybe this is not the most appropriate place to ask questions, as most people won't notice (errr... well, that leaves you with answers from the "not-most" people :p). There are two good places for fast answers: the users mailing list, and IRC. -- dmppanda 20:54, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
- and the new forum -- JoanW