[mb-users] Is it time to stop auto importing from FreeDB?
donredman at gmx.de
Tue Aug 3 17:40:08 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 15:42:35 -0700, Robert Kaye <rob at eorbit.net> wrote:
> In preparing for this change, we're looking at the usefulness of the
> automatic FreeDB imports (manifested via add album insertions from the
> freedb moderator). Do you think that these are still useful for us? I've
> heard a number of people complaining about the duplicate albums being
> added and people having to vote down the additions.
What is so bad about the freedb auto-imports?
If I am not mistaken, freedb is our only source of disc-IDs. I would not
want to turn this off before we have a tagger that can calculate disc-IDs.
Except from the "stutter"-bug it is not a bad thing if freedb enters a
If I understood the algorithm right, freedb auto-insertions only happen if
someone requests data via a disc-id and MB does not have this disc-ID but
Why do you want to keep this information out of MusicBrainz?
Ok, the algorithm is not perfect. Does it ever auto-add a disc-ID if the
album is in MB but without the disc-ID? I believe it does not do this at
Instead it adds a duplicate album into MB. But this is one merge-albums
edit to enter by hand. And it enhances our data.
Or did I get something wrong here?
Thinking laterally, perhaps we should simply exclude freedb from the new
rule that its edits are accepted after a week, if nobody sees them.
Perhaps -- assuming that the freedb editor is a stupid robot -- we should
dicard them after 3 weeks or so instead?
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