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#REDIRECT [[Aliases]]
This edit adds an [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]] to an existing Artist [[Image:aicon.png]]
===How to do it===
* The [http://musicbrainz.org/edit/artistalias/add.html?id=36434 Add New Alias] link below the list of existing aliases on an [http://musicbrainz.org/show/artist/aliases.html?artistid=36434 artist aliases page] takes you to a page where you can add a new [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]] (AddArtistAliasEdit).
* Aliases are useful to enhance search results; there are a number of legit reasons to create a new alias: misspellings, variants, numbers... Be sure to read [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]] for a complete list.
* Thanks to the Lucene search engine that [[MusicBrainz]] uses, there is no longer a need for aliases containing unaccented characters
* [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]] in [[MusicBrainz]] are not the same as in Discogs: an alias here is nothing more than a search hint, not a way to collect different names used by an artist in different circumstances (use a [[Performance Name|PerformanceName]] in that case).
* There is no reason to add an [[Artist Sort Name|ArtistSortName]] as an alias.
* Adding aliases won't help [[Last.fm|LastFm]]! They don't use [[MusicBrainz]] data anymore, and don't use [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>es anyhow.
* Use [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>es sparingly. Adding too many (bogus) aliases will actually degrade the search quality and encourage misattribution.
* The [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]] page covers most legitimate uses.
At that time, [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>es have to be unique ([[Ticket:780|780]]).
* An AddArtistAliasEdit will fail due to a [[Failed Prerequisite|FailedPrerequisite]] if that alias already exists (be it attached to the same artist or to another one).
* An AddArtistAliasEdit will fail due to a [[Failed Prerequisite|FailedPrerequisite]] if the artist is deleted by a [[Remove Artist Edit|RemoveArtistEdit]].
* None
===Internal Errors===
* None since [[Edit:323276|323276]]
===Symbolic name and id===
Is [[Ticket:1162|1162]] still true? Please [[Answer Me|AnswerMe]]. -- [[User:dmppanda|dmppanda]] 03:22, 07 April 2007 (UTC)
Isn't the second [[Failed Prerequisite|FailedPrerequisite]] a [[Failed Dependency|FailedDependency]]? -- [[User:dmppanda|dmppanda]] 03:25, 07 April 2007 (UTC)
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