[mb-style] LiveBootlegStyle: How to handle incomplete dates
cadalach at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 11:17:54 UTC 2007
I also thought the accepted practice was to put in as much of a date
as was available and just omit the stuff that wasn't available. That's
what we do for release dates after all. Also "2000-Xx-Xx" contains no
more info than just "2000" so why include the X's?
Adding place holders might also lead to messier entries...Why wouldn't
someone write"2000-XX-YY" or "2000-MM-DD" or any of a few other
I don't think this is a particularly big issue, but avoiding place
holders seems, to me, to be the cleanest solution.
On 15/04/07, Frederic Da Vitoria <davitofrg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/4/15, Aaron Cooper <cooperaa at gmail.com>:
> > On 4/15/07, Frederic Da Vitoria <davitofrg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 2007/4/15, Aaron Cooper <cooperaa at gmail.com>:
> > >
> > > > Currently
> > > and
> > > > http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/UntitledBootlegStyle do
> > > say what to do
> > > > with or give explicit examples of incomplete concert dates.
> > > >
> > > > Some people use 1992-XX-XX: NameOfBootleg in their collections but I
> > > > think that the current practice is to just write 1992: NameOfBootleg.
> > > > Can we add some examples to these wiki pages to make it explicit? Any
> > > > objections to me doing this?
> > >
> > > As usual, I wonder: is this really useful? Should we set rules for
> > > everything? Shouldn"t we let a little space for users to breathe. In
> > > specific matter, both conventions seem equally clear to me. Some entries
> > > will have 1992-XX-XX and others just 1992? So what? If you can give a
> > > reason
> > > 1 - I will probably agree with you
> > > 2 - I think this good reason should be mentioned in the style guide.
> > What if one user wants to tag their collection with XX-XX while another
> > Adding space holders can most likely be done with PicardQt now.
> > Sorting issues when some titles are XX-XX while others are not.
> > I don't want to make things stricter, but clearer. If a user sees an
> > example on the wiki that says "1972-09: City, Country" then they'll
> > know how to enter their bootleg, but with no example they may wonder
> > "How do I do this? Do I need to put space holders?"
> Not really convincing IMO, but I agree we should put examples.
> Frederic Da Vitoria
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