[mb-devel] Re: Predixis reports data not updated since June?
dupuy at cs.columbia.edu
Mon Oct 25 22:53:45 UTC 2004
Thanks for getting these up and running again!
Wendell Hicken wrote:
> I had one other idea for improving the reports - part of the problem is that
> false positives are not being pruned from the list. I understand not
> wanting to clutter up the existing server with a full-blown reporting and
> tracking mechanism.
> However, a quick-and-easy solution may be to add a link for each
> recommendation on the list which is labelled "Mark as incorrect" (or
> somesuch) and maps to a url like "mailto:whicken at predixis.com&subject=MB
> Incorrect Suggestions XXX=YYY". This should be a smallish change in the
> generating script, and lets me automate the tracking on my side. All users
> would need to do is click on the label, and press "Send" from their mail
That's not a bad idea. It definitely has the highest level of moderator
convenience, but might be subject to "accidental" (or just mistaken) clicks.
However, it does require reprogramming of the report's server pages, and as
such wouldn't be available until the next server release (at the earliest).
In the meantime, I've added some Wiki pages for tracking this data;
http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/?NotDuplicateArtist for the two reports
respectively. While this is less convenient for moderators, and isn't quite as
drop-in on your side, there is an RSS feed from the Wiki that you could tap
into to see if users have updated the data. Another advantage of the Wiki is
that moderators can look at the entries to see if similar artists/albums are
known not to be duplicates (especially useful for the other Duplicate Artists
report, and for general voting on Album/Artist merge moderations).
I'm not married to the exact format on these pages; it's a first version, and
if it's awkward or difficult for any reason, or you think you have an
improvement, go for it (it's a Wiki, you can edit it yourself).
If the Wiki pages seem to work well, and you can process the RSS feed in a
useful way, it might make sense to have the future "Mark as incorrect" links
take the moderator to the appropriate Wiki page with a new entry all filled out
and waiting for the moderator to add additional comments. (That last bit would
probably require us to move to a more advanced Wiki software version.)
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