add Artist Alias Edit
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Revision as of 03:22, 7 April 2007 by Dmppanda (god this template is damn boring (Imported from MoinMoin))
This edit adds an ArtistAlias to an existing Artist
How to do it
- The Add New Alias link below the list of existing aliases on an artist aliases page takes you to a page where you can add a new 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 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 don't use MusicBrainz data anymore, and don't use ArtistAlias
- Use ArtistAlias
es sparingly. Adding too many (bogus) aliases will actually degrade the search quality and encourage misattribution.
- The ArtistAlias page covers most legitimate uses.
- An AddArtistAliasEdit will fail due to a FailedPrerequisite if that alias already exists (be it attached to the same artist or to another one).
- An AddArtistAliasEdit will fail due to a FailedPrerequisite if the artist is deleted by a RemoveArtistEdit.
- None since 323276
Symbolic name and id