Moderation improvements (and general feedback)
paul at miraclefish.com
Wed Dec 12 12:39:43 UTC 2001
Allan Odgaard wrote:
> Hi there, I just found MusicBrainz (through Relatable.com) and am very
> excited about this project.
Cool, isn't it?
> I read somewhere on the site that the database would slowly be expanded.
> Is this really the plan? I mean, currently I think it's really a shame
> that there is no year attached to albums nor involved people for tracks.
> If such fields are first added later, then how big is the chance that
> these fields will be filled for older entries?
It is the plan
> I wanted to fix a strictly lowercase album title, but reading the
> guidelines at the moderation screen said it had to be typed *exactly* as
> on the CD cover, and so I looked, and here it actually were written in
> strictly lowercase. However, I think the reason for this was esthetical,
> as the title was printed in cursive/italic -- so perhaps this rule could
> be set a side for a more general one.
> I'd suggest allowing an optional comment when submitting a moderation. For
> example I removed one album, because it was a duplicate (with all tracks
> besides one missing) -- but that's probably not obvious for the people who
> have to vote.
> The current web-interface for moderating entries is not optimal. The ideal
> thing would probably be a real application (perhaps a JAVA applet) which'd
> allow for drag'n'drop (e.g. to collapse artists/albums, move tracks among
> albums/artists), edit-in-place listviews (e.g. of album contents), user
> guided heuristics to fix case setting etc. etc.
I agree with this. I think it's going to be even more important as the
schema grows to ensure that relationships between database objects are
Most of your points have been discussed at some point on the mailing
I suggested to Rob that some 'IRC summits' might be a good idea to
increase momentum. Style guides seem to be a hot topic atm so how about
trying that as the first. I think license and schema summits should be
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