[mb-style] VolumeNumberStyle in NGS?
mudcrow at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 7 05:01:27 UTC 2011
I'm with Jeff.
I'd hate to see the end of normalization.
On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 12:16 AM, StoneyBoh <jshoj at mindless.com> wrote:
> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 22:11:52 +0200
> > On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 21:41, Frederic Da Vitoria<davitofrg at gmail.com>
> >> 2011/6/4 Nicol?s Tamargo de Eguren<reosarevok at gmail.com>
> >>> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Philip J?genstedt<philip at foolip.org>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> Is volume number style still relevant with NGS? Based on what I've
> >>>> seen from the NGS-enabled Picard it seems like going forward we will
> >>>> start treating the release group titles as the normalized titles, and
> >>>> then let the release titles reflect the cover. Is this correct? Is it
> >>>> OK to start changing release titles to things like "Beloved Music Box
> >>>> Vol.5" right now?
> >>>> IMO, this would make perfect sense, but does of course need some
> >>>> getting used to.
> >>> I would fully support this.
> >> Normalization would still apply to the RGs, wouldn't it?
> > Yes, please see the RFC I sent out and see if that is clear enough on
> > this point (and otherwise reasonable).
> Am I the only one that thinks this will be confusing to many users? I
> mean the concept of release groups is a relatively stealth one in the
> new UI. So, on one page, one sees the normalized name, clicks on it and
> the next page a non-normalized one? Seems to me that might confuse some
> ... maybe even me. At least with tracks and recordings and
> works, there seems to be a more clear demarcation between the various
> entities in the interface, but I don't see it that way with release groups.
> Perhaps I am in the minority, but I personally really like the
> normalized names in MB. I think it is a good idea to have a set of data
> that consistently treats secondary information like part numbers, volume
> numbers, capitalization, etc. the same way. I see those - especially
> volume numbers on cover art - as more of a graphic choice than artist
> intent in the vast majority of cases. I've said it before, but I believe
> that the normalizing we have done is one of the many things that
> distinguishes MB from other sites & services.
> Will I be able to get release groups titles served to Picard if I prefer
> the normalized names? That would help but, it introduces other issues
> as sometimes there are releases in the same release group that have
> completely different titles, and in that case I don't want to see the
> release group name, I want the release.
> I also wonder what to think about the thousands (tens of thousands,
> maybe?) that have already been normalized. That's not a reason not to
> change something if the change is for the better, but we will certainly
> then have to be expect that there will be a mix of normalized and
> non-normalized release titles for the foreseeable future.
> I guess I'd like to know if I am the only one that sees things this way?
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