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VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2019-04-28 06:12:13 UTC

If a release on site has no or is missing a major source link (e.g. Discogs, iTunes) in the e-notes, is that error report worthy? Since trying to remember which editors want them and which do not, preference doesn't work (I need a general rule) and an internal email would be too time consuming.


The release (which has no such links) that generated this post:

Greatest Hits

https://itunes.apple.com/lu/album/greatest-hits/1253947940

walt

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walt @ 2019-04-29 14:38:47 UTC

If a release on site has no or is missing a major source link (e.g. Discogs, iTunes) in the e-notes, is that error report worthy?


I assume nobody likes error reports. If I'd be really keen on info and wasn't lucky after googling intensively, I'd rather send a personal message than an error report.


PS: The release in question was mine and had resources all over the net (this side of the pond). I've added a couple of ext. links, I'm not sure what you can actually see as a non-editor.

VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2019-04-29 15:16:32 UTC

I assume nobody likes error reports. If I'd be really keen on info and wasn't lucky after googling intensively, I'd rather send a personal message than an error report.


My assumption as well, hence hesitancy and my general question here. As noted in my original post, a personal message is not an option. I take this all to mean your vote is no error report.


PS: The release in question was mine and had resources all over the net (this side of the pond). I've added a couple of ext. links, I'm not sure what you can actually see as a non-editor.


I now see two external links in the e-notes, but oddly not the iTunes link I provided. I assume that isn't a personal preference?

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-04-29 19:30:35 UTC

Maybe we should open up adding Discogs and Apple Music links to Certified Contributors?

sebcat

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sebcat @ 2019-04-29 20:33:03 UTC

Maybe we should open up adding Discogs and Apple Music links to Certified Contributors?

Of course - and discussed previously towards the end of an earlier thread on a similar topic.

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-05-01 16:31:25 UTC

Ticket #3006

VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2019-05-01 16:36:57 UTC

I would think....


Discogs

iTunes

Amazon

AMG

CDBaby

45Cat


Missing any regular sources?

sebcat

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sebcat @ 2019-05-01 18:47:05 UTC

I would think....

Discogs

iTunes

Amazon

AMG

CDBaby

45Cat

Missing any regular sources?

Yes plus 45worlds, Rate Your Music, Spotify and Mills Records.

David King

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David King @ 2019-05-02 08:41:50 UTC

MusicBrainz can be helpful on occasion, too.

VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2019-05-02 15:02:31 UTC

Management can allow CCs to add whatever links they wish, but this CC would likely a) only add Tier 1 links and b) only add when there is no existing quality Tier 1 link in the e-notes. My Tier 1 sources (i.e. those that I look for first when researching and submitting and (when found) result in my not looking for lower tier sources:


Discogs

iTunes

Amazon

CDBaby

AMG

45Cat (when applicable)


I wouldn't add Tier 2 sources: Spotify; Rate Your Music; GooglePlay

sebcat

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sebcat @ 2019-05-02 16:15:12 UTC

MusicBrainz can be helpful on occasion, too.

Yes definitely - in fact it’s one of the sources that works with our pro forma.

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-05-22 14:14:48 UTC

Ticket now reads:

Allow Certified Contributors to add external links to releases

Allowed: Discogs, Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, AMG, CDBaby, Musicbrainz. 45cat, 45worlds, RateYourMusic

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-06-27 06:15:59 UTC

Ticket is still open.