[mb-style] RFC: Add date fields usage to the Performance AR guidelines

Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren reosarevok at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 12:48:27 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 3:12 PM, jacobbrett <jacobbrett at hotmail.com> wrote:
> ChurruKa wrote:
>> I see using the same date for all recordings is not 100% correct, but I
>> think using the "exact" date would be overkill.
>> Assuming the typical song from a pop/rock band lasts no more than 10
>> minutes, live albums can be edited, for example, to cut long pauses when
>> the band is not playing, and that is nearly impossible to know the exact
>> hour when the concert started/the band started playing the first track
>> (without counting time zone issues), I think knowing the exact track when
>> we pass from concert_start_day to concert_start_day+1 would be nearly
>> impossible and a source of disagreemens. I think the best way is as
>> expressed on the current proposal.
> I think it's quite reasonable to often not know when the clock ticks over on
> a live recording, though I think it should be mentioned as an optional,
> preferred enhancement to the quality of the MB data, if the editor is sure
> of the accuracy of their source data.

I don't see it as an improvement, unless we have also hh:mm, which is
ridiculously overkill. If not, half a show being set to day X, half to
day X+1 and one song to both is just mind-boggingly confusing and
totally unworth of the small data "quality" difference.

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