[mb-style] policy on merging of recordings

lorenz pressler lop at gmx.at
Sun Jul 10 18:10:24 UTC 2011

for popular music it is not very common that there is a high amount of  
different recordings for one work, however right now there is an insane  
amount of recordings present in the database. e.g. i was looking right now  
into some novelty song from 1958 [1] which has about 50 recordings present  
on 60 different releases. i can't imagine that there are more than a few  
different recordings for this work. so is merging recodings together based  
on playtime a valid approach? of course such edits are highly questionable  
since tracklength is an indication, but no proof whatsoever; however  
having 50+ recordings seems wrong to me too.

[1] http://musicbrainz.org/work/07191344-5675-4bb6-bd0c-cdd5431ba063
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