[mb-style] RFC: Change Default Data Quality
krazykiwi at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 08:56:01 UTC 2007
> > Me: "Please provide a verification url, and please use guess case. Please
> also set the script on your add edits."
> You know you won't be able to write this on each new release edit. The
> problem is many edits pass without anyone questioning them.
As long as these things are easily fixable and most importantly
optional, I find it very rude to demand every single user to do them
(ditto adding dates and catalog numbers). It wouldn't kill anyone to
fix them directly, say what you've done, and ask people to try to
remember them for next time - and to do it politely.
I would very much like to see such notes phrased much more politely,
and if that means editing them to the situation, so be it. "It's very
helpful for us to have some kind of URL to crosscheck this information
against, because typing errors creep up on the best of us and it gives
us something to check back against later. Also I've corrected the
track titles (you can use the guess case tool to help you do this
yourself next time) and set the script (English is always Latin
script). Thank you for participating, and welcome to Musicbrainz!"
Edit messages don't need to sound like a cranky old schoolteacher
cracking a beginning editor over the knuckles with a wooden ruler. So
that example is probably a bit long, but I know which one I would
rather get, if I was a beginner and unsure of what I was doing.
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