[mb-style] RFV327: Featured artists
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Wed Aug 3 05:13:09 UTC 2011
On 3 August 2011 05:36, Ryan Torchia <anarchyriot at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 5:51 AM, SwissChris <swisschris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Ryan Torchia <anarchyriot at gmail.com>
>>> ("On the back cover" doesn't cut it.)
> Ask the question in context: ...and until there's a functional set of
> criteria for determining which credit goes where. ("On the back cover"
> doesn't cut it.)
> There's no consistency or standards for what gets put on or left off any
> album cover, either front or back, so just pointing at that and saying 'go
> copy that' won't get us reliable data. For example:
> Album 1
> Album 2
> Album 3
> Album 4
> Either the Artist credits for those albums are horribly screwed up in MB, or
> "1) It's an artist and 2) it's on the cover" is utterly useless as a
> definition. That's why "on the back cover" alone doesn't cut it, because
> it's not what we actually want.
> What are you going write in a guideline, post, and expect users of varying
> backgrounds and experience to read, understand, follow, and produce data
> with any degree of consistency or reliability?
I don't get your point here. None of these examples contain featured artists
and two of the three don't even contain tracklists!
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