[mb-bugs] [jira] Commented: (MBS-3161) Add SoundUnwound links
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hrglgrmpf commented on MBS-3161:
@Ian: Uh, what a sneaky idea :-). I don't think we should try to hide anything from our users. We make the links, because there is some form of affiliation between MusicBrainz and SoundUnwound (i.e. they are full paying customers), not because the data there is good. This can be openly admitted to everybody that is interested. I don't think anybody will have strong objections, but if somebody has, we would make things worse in hiding this fact!
The links are totally harmless in my opinion, and nothing new: We also link to Jaikoz and Magic MP3 Tagger, because they are in the Tagger Affiliate Program. The links don't affect the data model, we can easily remove them if Amazon stops payments, and if they are clearly separated from user-editable links, create no confusion.
> Add SoundUnwound links
> Key: MBS-3161
> URL: http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/MBS-3161
> Project: MusicBrainz Server
> Issue Type: New Feature
> Components: Data display
> Reporter: Robert Kaye
> Assignee: Oliver Charles
> Fix For: Bug fixes, 2011-08-08
> As per our contract with Amazon, we're to add links to SoundUnwound from our artist and release pages External Links section. The link structure is as follows:
> Artist Page (Radiohead) : http://www.soundunwound.com/music/radiohead/mb:a74b1b7f-71a5-4011-9441-d0b5e4122711
> Album Page (Arcade Fire - Funeral): http://www.soundunwound.com/music/arcade-fire/funeral/mb:26cdc327-38f2-4200-b5dc-f2fa0e13fcfe
> The name of the artist/release is included in the URL since Amazon does not have pages for every single MBID. If we send a user to a SoundUnwound page that doesn't exist, they carry out a search with the provided artist/release name. The example above isn't entirely consistent (e.g. arcade-fire) -- simply URL encode the aritst/release name for the URL and send it along as is.
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