Trainee Checklist

  1. Set up a visual/avatar for your SHS user profile
  2. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter
    • NB: We don't expect you to create a Facebook account if you don't have one. But if you do we'll give you editor access, and you can post anything you deem cover song-relevant.
    • Get editor access to our Facebook page
  3. Link your SecondHandSongs account to your Discogs account.
    • If you don't have a Discogs account, create it first.
    • This is how it should look like on your User Profile:
  4. Communication
    1. Give a short presentation (anything you want to share) in the forum thread with your name
    2. Use the forum to communicate, this will allow any editor to jump in
    3. Avoid PM and email for any database-related subject
  5. Submissions
    1. You can continue submitting covers on public website, but beware you're only making your own To Do-list longer.
    2. Also, as an editor you won't be using the submission form anymore, except for web covers.
    3. Process a submission using the "Create" buttons
    4. Reattribute a submission to a different work
    5. Register a performance
  6. Essential reading list
  7. Make sure you understand the difference between a Works and a Performances.
  8. Process your very first submission
    • Go to Participate > Unprocessed Own Submissions
    • Choose a submission with the green "Cover" label (NOT with the blue "Generic label)
    • Click on "Assign to Me"
    • Start processing...
    • NB: This will create the weird situation where you're asked to rate your own submissions. This is not an important matter, do what you want with it.
  9. Handle the Error reports assigned to you
    1. When we spot database entries that need to be improved or corrected, we will assign Error Reports to you.
    2. Don't be suprised if you get an impressive amount of error reports, and certainly don't take it personal:
      • It's part of your training process
      • It's inevitable to make (a lot of) mistakes in the beginning
      • While you're in the training process, please wait to set error reports as processed until more senior editors have confirmed all is ok
    3. Reattribute an error report to the relevant database entity, and also the editor asssignation (if needed)
  10. Handle the Unassigned Error reports submitted by you
    1. With your new powers you're able to edit entries created by retired editors.
    2. Use these new access powers to clean up the list of Unassigned Error reports submitted by you, that have probably remained unprocessed for some time.
    3. Assign an error report for a mistake that has been made by an active editor different from the owner of the entry.
  11. Works
    1. Create a new work
      • Link your work to ISWC, ASCAP, BMI and GEMA. Access them through our list of PRO databases
      • Manage a data mismatch: Decide whether to overrule or correct
    2. Create a foreign language adaptation
    3. Make an existing work an adaptation of another work
  12. Performances
    1. Attributing an existing performance from the wrong to the right work
    2. Create a medley
    3. Fix the order of the medley parts
    4. Create an original performance that first appeared in a movie. Requires creating a Broadcast first.
  13. Release
    1. Create a release using the Discogs form filler
    2. Linking an existing performance to a second release
    3. Link to 2 related releases
    4. Link a Youtube playlist
    5. Link a Spotify release
    6. Link an Apple Music release
    7. External data: Link artists and/or performances
    8. Create a joint performer while creating a release or performance
    9. Changing the performer of a release, and subsequently using the "Mass Edit" menu to likewise edit the performances on the release
    10. Upload an attachment
    11. Use the circular crop feature for a single visual
  14. Artists
    1. Crop an artist picture
      1. To get rid of a border or text
      2. To center it horizontally
    2. Create an artist relation
    3. Merge artist aliases
    4. Convert an artist alias into a joint performer. See Video tutorial
  15. Text editing
    1. Use mark-up language to make internal object links simply by pasting the URL
    2. Use mark-up language to make internal object links but also altering the displayed text
    3. Use mark-up language to hide external links
    4. Manually quoting = not using the quote button
    5. Link a specific forum post
  16. Ask to be added to the Editor World Map
  17. Vote for Enhancements
  18. Clean Automated Error Lists


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