[mb-style] RFC-327: Featured Artists

Andii Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Sun Jul 17 22:36:15 UTC 2011

On 17 July 2011 15:10, Simon Austin <chiark at auzsoft.net> wrote:
> On 17/07/11 13:25, Kuno Woudt wrote:
>> To be clear, my intent has always been to have it only apply to recording
>> and release group titles only -- that's why this guideline is a subpage
>> of the "Recording and release group titles" guideline.
>> The idea was that retain all the current guidelines for the normalized
>> release group / recording titles, but start out with very little guidelines
>> at the track/release level.  That's just the starting position however,
>> it is up to us in mb-style to determine which existing or new guidelines
>> should be applied at the track / release level.
> I don't really follow that. Dropping all guidelines for one half of
> something just seems to open it up for confusion:
> http://www.musicbrainz.org/release/242e5f1c-2755-3217-ad0d-f9b1b5652b15/edits
> (and the end result is the reverse of what the revised guideline says).
> Surely the sensible thing is to carry the rules that previously applied
> to track titles over to track titles *and* recording titles, and then
> discuss relaxing them.

That's what I assumed.  Anything else is imposing new guidelines
without going through
the usual process.

> And why require the release group to include (feat. X), but not the
> releases? I don't understand what that solves.
> - Si
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Andii :-)

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