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Submitting originals

2018-10-27 15:12:36 UTC

The submission form has been expanded so you can also submit missing originals in a structured way instead of free text format. Once you have submitted an original, select the button "ADD COVER" to submit a cover for it. The originals and their covers will immediately appear on the respective artist page.

This allows us to capture more information from the submitter, process the submission with less effort, group multiple covers for the same submitted original, and attribute the originals to the submitter.

Editors are able to convert generic submissions into original & cover submissions, but these generic submissions can still be processed as they are.


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2018-10-27 20:35:25 UTC

Read. Smile

2018-10-27 21:56:53 UTC

Awesome. Thanks for all your hard work Mathieu Smile

2018-10-28 05:23:16 UTC

Cool. Smile Thanks, Mathieu

2018-10-28 14:23:28 UTC

More than 800 generic submission have now been automatically converted into original & cover submissions.

2018-10-28 14:36:08 UTC

More than 800 generic submission have now been automatically converted into original & cover submissions.

Nice!

2018-10-28 14:53:02 UTC

More than 800 generic submission have now been automatically converted into original & cover submissions.


I haven't commented thus far as I want to do so after submitting using the new function....


Nevertheless, while clearing all of my new "eyes", I found a generic new original that was auto-converted when the work/original (but not the cover) has been added to the site in the interim. Wanted to bring to your attention in case such instances could result in problems:

https://secondhandsongs.com/case/80295


I'll also request again that the editors add a comment to existing submissions if they add the original but not the submitted cover(s)….

2018-10-28 15:31:15 UTC

Additional observations....


While it appears that an original submission of "It's A Mistake" by Men at Work was auto-converted:

https://secondhandsongs.com/case/98682


Others were not:

https://secondhandsongs.com/case/98686

https://secondhandsongs.com/case/65297


None list under the Men At Work artist page....


Also, a number of additional Men At Work originals did not auto-convert:

https://secondhandsongs.com/case/65115

https://secondhandsongs.com/case/65341

2018-10-28 16:07:17 UTC

In order to be automatically converted, the "generic submission" template must have been used & respected more or less.

2018-10-28 16:27:36 UTC

In order to be automatically converted, the "generic submission" template must have been used & respected more or less.


I can definitely understand that, as it must have been a task to mass convert these; however, some/all of those exampled above that didn't trigger seem to meet that standard. Regardless, my purpose was to provide some feedback to aid in finding bugs in the system....

2018-10-28 17:10:00 UTC

Basic requirement is to have ORIGINAL and COVER section in bold.

2018-10-28 17:41:47 UTC

Basic requirement is to have ORIGINAL and COVER section in bold.


I wouldn't have changed the formatting of any of the form's text. Perhaps the bold was added for more recent versions of the generic submission form? That would likely explain most of them tho….

2018-10-30 22:59:43 UTC

Mathieu

To see - a happy customer Smile

The ones that I've done are much easier for an editor to process too.

2018-11-01 21:21:16 UTC

Great to hear that Smile