Difference between revisions of "add Artist Alias Edit"

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* [[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).
 
* [[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.
 
* 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.
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* Adding aliases won't help [[Last.fm|LastFm]]! They no longer use [[MusicBrainz]] as a source for their data, and never used [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>es anyway.
* Use [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>es sparingly. Adding too many (bogus) aliases will actually degrade the search quality and encourage misattribution.
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* Use [[Artist Alias|ArtistAlias]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>es sparingly. Adding too many (bogus) aliases will actually degrade the search quality and encourage misattribution.
   
 
===Voting===
 
===Voting===

Revision as of 05:12, 6 May 2010

This edit adds an ArtistAlias to an existing Artist aicon.png

How to do it

Guidelines

Editing

  • 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 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
  • 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 PerformanceName in that case).
  • There is no reason to add an ArtistSortName as an alias.
  • Adding aliases won't help LastFm! They no longer use MusicBrainz as a source for their data, and never used ArtistAliases anyway.
  • Use ArtistAliases sparingly. Adding too many (bogus) aliases will actually degrade the search quality and encourage misattribution.

Voting

Notes

At that time, ArtistAliases have to be unique (780).

Prerequisites

Dependencies

  • None

Internal Errors

Symbolic name and id

MOD_ADD_ARTISTALIAS (15)