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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-10516

Provide entity-specific help on merge pages

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Edit system
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      I started thinking about this for recordings, because I've only ever learned how to compare recordings better by accident. Like, first I looked at the title and length, but I quickly realized that wasn't sufficient. Then I looked at title and length and sources, which helped some. Then I realized I could look at the acoustids, including the metadata that's sometimes included with them (taking that with a grain of salt since it's not well-vetted data, but it's better than nothing). But I only today discovered how to compare fingerprints side-by-side for similarity.

      It would be really valuable to include info like this on the merge page: "before you merge these recordings, please make sure you've checked x, y, and z. Here's a page with more instructions:" The same would be valuable for merging release groups, etc, with appropriate help pages. Right now I think the only page that has any context-sensitive info is for merging releases, and even that's pretty minimal.

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              psychoadept Psychoadept
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