[mb-style] PersonalAssociationRelationshipClass & the goal of MB
steve at inhouse.co.uk
Mon Jan 30 13:16:46 UTC 2006
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006, Jan van Thiel wrote:
> On 1/30/06, Steve Wyles <steve at inhouse.co.uk> wrote:
>> For instance, we can only show both parents of an artist if both of them
>> would be in the database for another reason.
>> An example here is:
>> which shows both parents
>> which only shows one, because his mother is Cynthia Powell, John Lennon's
>> first wife.
>> But despite Cynthia Powell being married to a famous artist and the mother
>> of another, she isn't currently deemed worthy of an entry in the database.
> True. The only important information here (Julian Lennon is John
> Lennon's son) can be entered in the database without adding Cynthia
The only important information to who?
But, people have two parents, not just one. There is absolutely no reason
(apart from politics) why MusicBrainz can't show both. Adding the missing
Cynthia Powell entry, would close the open incomplete parent/child
relationship and also show that John Lennon had two wifes. This is
completing the information on two artists.
so, if somebody wants to know who his other parent is, you're basically
telling them to get the information somewhere else. Isn't this going
against the " ....attempts to create a comprehensive music information
site" claim on the front page?
> But in general, I think adding non-musicians is not the way to go.
Why? Adding only to the level where there is a direct relationship to an
artist is not going to create a problem and completes the information held
on an artist.
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