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- 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)
[Style/Titles/Subtitles] [Style/Titles/Volume_numbers] moved featured artists from title to artist credits (see [Style/Artist_Credits/Featured_artists]) capitalization 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 language and script attributes should match the (majority of) release and track titles. See http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Style/Release#Language_and_script The disambiguation comments are fields in the database used to help distinguish identically named artists, labels and other entities. See [Disambiguation_Comment]. Please enter enough information that this release can be identified. A scan of the back cover is great, a barcode is often unique, label and catalog number might help. 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]. [Style/Titles/Multiple_titles] [Style/Titles/Subtitles] [Style/Titles/Volume_numbers] [Style/Artist_Credits/Featured_artists] [Style/Specific_types_of_releases/Audiobook]
- 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 uses of Hyphens, Dashes and the Minus Sign
-(U+0012 'HYPHEN-MINUS') is the multi-purpose character with its own key on the keyboard ().
‐(U+2010 'HYPHEN') joins words and syllables and is used within dates ()
−(U+2212 'MINUS SIGN') is used in equations or for negative numbers ().
‒(U+2012 'FIGURE DASH') is the same width as a digit and thus mostly used within a number ().
–(U+2013 'EN DASH') is used for ranges, relationships, and connections ().
—(U+2014 'EM DASH') can be used instead of colons, parentheses or to show an aprupt change of thought ().
―(U+2015 'HORIZONTAL BAR') is used as quotation mark ().
- 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"
- Replace all ASCII apostrophes in track titles with typographically correct ones
- 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".
- What are the artist credits for releases like "Marian McPartland and Friends - 85 Candles: Live From New York"?
- Various Artists? An artist of its own? Marian McPartland and [Various Artists as "Friends"]?
- Does the Audiobook Styleguide also apply to radio plays?
- Radio plays differ from audiobooks in several ways. Audiobooks are usually read by one artist that does all voices, there are no sound effects or music. They also differ in perception, one is a book read by a person, the other is a story performed by several persons with no role as central as the reader of an audiobook. While the script for the audiobook is often only marginally different than the book, the script for a radio play is often significantly different with no clearly marked chapters.
- What's the primary type of audiobooks?
- I think I saw "Other" more often than "Album".
- Should "Prologue / Epilogue" also be prefixed with "Chapter"? Should the numbering for "Prologue" start with 0?
- Should audiobooks by various writers read by a single narrator be filed under "Various Artists read by XYZ"?
- Should it always be "ABC read/narrated/... by XYZ" or is "XYZ reads/narrates/... ABC" allowed? What about the sort order?
- What about texts with a higher level ordering like "Book 1: The Fellowship of the Ring"?
- Should abbreviated/reworked/modified audiobook scripts constitute a work of their own?
- Audiobooks often start with a jingle. Could a default name for that be a good idea ("Title", "Introduction", "Anouncement", "Jingle")?
- Audiobooks often have "director" (German: Regie) credits. How should that be represented in MB?
- There are many different disambiguation texts for artists that are mainly reading audio books, like "audiobook narrator", "audiobook reader", "voice actor" or "dubbing actor". What sounds best?
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