[mb-users] Style query: exact format for volume numbers
wolfsong at endlessforest.net
Thu Aug 5 02:04:10 UTC 2004
> On Tuesday 03 August 2004 12:46, listsub at digiwisp.com wrote:
> > I'm not sure if I have a real strong argument for either but I'm
> > leaning toward subtitle since the volume is just a counter
> and acts as
> > a distinguisher. I think where things get a little dicey is when we
> > talk about storing this information separately. If we store
> > separately then Volume information should probably be part of the
> > title to again act as a distinguisher.
> The main problem with setting a style for the use of "Volume"
> is that there is no _clearly correct_ way to present them :
> everything we're discussing here (use of colon, comma, space,
> parenthesis) all comes down to personal preference.
> Some things I think are important to think about:
> 1. "Volume" is very commonly used as a distinguisher for
> parts of a series, and as such is _vital_ information with
> respect to the titling of these sorts of releases. I think
> the question of the use of "Volume" needs to be slightly
> broadened to deal with "Series" of releases.
Tarragon can you clarify what you mean here? Something like
http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/wiki.pl?BoxSets or something else entirely?
> 2. Does anyone believe that "sub-title" information is not
> vital to the titling of a release? Why/why not?
I would say no in most cases however in others it may impact logical
sorting. For example:
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of .38 Special
Of course the alternative is to swap the order here but doing so would be at
the loss of "series" information.
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