[mb-style] Defining packaging

Simon Reinhardt simon.reinhardt at koeln.de
Sun Jul 3 22:01:25 UTC 2011


Ryan Torchia wrote:
> I think the list should remain as general and basic as possible.  What is the functional purpose of the field?  Do we expect it to be useful in distinguishing different editions or assist users in deciding whether they want to buy that release?  Or are we just trying to document the package type for posterity?  If we keep making the list more specific and complex, users are going to be more likely to skip it, make an incorrect choice, or just set it to something generic like "Jewel Case."  With all the formats were supporting, a detailed list would make that pop-up kind of difficult to navigate.

I think Nikki's question was more general than just thinking about the list and the field we currently have. If we can come up with an alternative way to represent the packaging in MB then surely this can be implemented.

"Jewel Case" is not very generic to me, btw. :-)

Regards,
   Simon



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