Certified Contributor

2018-01-14 17:45:39 UTC

Dear barney06, Bendysan, blues99man, dany, freakscener, Guesswho, Jeff Chamberlain, Huffy, jojo, maryhelen, peter_nl, rbrnb, roscoebank, VirileVagabond and Wikke,

We have the pleasure at announce that we have selected you for our brandnew feature: the Certified Contributor!

Based on your qualitative input and your obvious enthousiasm for our project, we think you are the best members to test and use this new access level. From now on, you'll be able to:

  • Add missing information to artists: Identify as person or member, visual, birth date, death date, home country, and free biography details.
  • View editor notes for all database objects. These notes contain research-related information by the editors.
  • View attachments for all database objects. For example, in the case of releases you will often find the back cover scan.
  • View and post in the editor boards Ideas & Suggestions and Bugs & Problems.

This is just the start of this project. Based on how this goes we may very well open up other parts of the database to certified contributors. Feel free to make suggestions, this is what might (or not) implement in the future:

  • Flagging performances as instrumentals
  • Linking existing performances to existing releases
  • Create artist relations
  • Delete YT videos that don't play
  • Adding release visuals when missing

We sincerely hope you will enjoy this upgrade and look forward to your feedback!


PS: Editors > You got a reply request as a way to notify you.

Last edit: 2018-01-30 19:39:55 UTC by Bastien


2018-01-14 17:59:09 UTC

(In my best Oscar tux and attitude) - I'd like to thank my agent...., and of course all the little people that made this happen....

2018-01-14 18:00:47 UTC

Actually we also have to thank YOU VV for your input on this project!

2018-01-14 18:03:01 UTC


2018-01-14 18:07:52 UTC

This is great. It will eliminate a lot of error reports.

2018-01-14 18:10:20 UTC

Welcome aboard to the Inaugural Class of Certified Contributors.


2018-01-14 18:12:08 UTC



2018-01-14 18:15:40 UTC

I look forward to test-driving this, and I'll hold suggestion/comments until after I do.


2018-01-14 18:39:31 UTC

This is a great new feature. Congratulation to our inaugural class of CCs!

VV in particular has been very helpful to me, sending me lots of error reports and keeping me on my toes,

2018-01-14 18:41:14 UTC

Welcome all. I have a feeling you might enjoy this Smile

2018-01-14 19:02:20 UTC
2018-01-14 19:43:15 UTC

Great !

2018-01-14 20:11:45 UTC

Welcome Smile

''I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive...''
(Hank Williams, 1952)

2018-01-14 20:22:13 UTC

Excellent. This one sounds like a great program for all editors to try. Happy

2018-01-14 22:15:34 UTC

Really happy with this especially the possibility for these Certified Contributors to see the editor notes. Looking forward to see how this works.


2018-01-14 23:53:47 UTC

I will look into it soon

2018-01-15 01:31:57 UTC

I appreciate the invite, but I don't really understand what the new stuff I can do is all about.

2018-01-15 04:29:16 UTC

Many thanks - I am honoured!!

2018-01-15 04:33:57 UTC

Does the Certified Contributors have access to read all of the editor guidelines??

If they do and they want to ask questions about why we added something a certain way, I would hope that they would quote the guideline and then ask why we did something a certain way .

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