[mb-style] RFC-329: Removal of CDON.COM and AMG from What not to Link to

jacobbrett jacobbrett at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 15 12:17:47 UTC 2011


Nikki-3 wrote:
> 
> That page wasn't included under Style/ because it was never official 
> [1], so I don't think it should have been moved there.
> 
I apologise, an oversight on my part and indeed a mistake, too.


> Also, when you want to move a page, please ask someone [2] to move it 
> properly. Pasting the last version on the new page and making the old 
> page a redirect loses all the history (well, technically it's still 
> there, but nobody will be able to find it) and it also doesn't move the 
> talk page.
> 
Good point, sorry about that.


> I actually think the entire page should just be deleted, there's very 
> little on it that's still correct or not already stated somewhere else. 
> iTunes and CD Baby are also incorrect now. Last.fm is debatable but 
> would be more suited to the relevant pages (e.g. the discography 
> relationship page or a page talking about good/bad sources of data [3]).
> 
> Nikki
> 
> [1] "It is not an Official Style Guideline" 
> http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/?title=Style/Miscellaneous&oldid=43735 and 
> there's nothing on 
> http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/?title=What_Not_To_Link_To&oldid=30086 
> saying that it's official.
> [2] Anyone (who's still active) from 
> http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/?title=Special%3AListusers&username=&group=wiki-editor&limit=50
> [3] http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/How_To_Write_Edit_Notes I guess...
> 
In that case, shall I resubmit the RFC to delete or designate as history?


> jacobbrett wrote:
>> Please see 'What not to link to':
>> http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Style/Relationships/URLs/What_not_to_link_to
>> 
>> I think the following sites below should be okay to link to now.
>> 
>> AMG
>> http://allmusic.com/
>> 
>> Example:
>> http://allmusic.com/artist/p4147
>> http://allmusic.com/album/r661152
>> http://allmusic.com/song/t6527744
>> 
>> The ID on the end is an "AMG [Artist/Album/Song] ID"; the URI format
>> seems
>> unlikely to be obfuscated.
>> 
>> "If you operate a Web site and wish to link to the AMG Websites, you may
>> do
>> so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from AMG." -
>> http://allmusic.com/about/terms
>> 
>> CDON.COM/EU
>> http://cdon.com/
>> 
>> Point 1 is now irrelevant and I think the EU domain could be used for all
>> music links, rendering point two obsolete, also.
>> 
>> The EU domain seems to stock all music products that the other sites do,
>> combined.
>> 
>> Example:
>> http://cdon.eu/music/dylan_bob/freewheelin%27_bob_dylan-300020
>> 
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