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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-2519

Find a way to allow users to edit the Medium on pre-1982 (or undated) releases that have DiscIDs attached (as long as the DiscIDs aren't orphaned)



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: CD support, Release editor
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      This is a pretty frustrating scenario. When imported to NGS, any release event that didn't specify a format inherited all the DiscIDs attached to the release, regardless of release date. Now in NGS, when a user tries to edit a release that previously had no medium attached to it, certain edits are blocked if a DiscID is attached. (The most annoying one is not being able to assign a medium other than CD to the release; other blocked edits include changing track times or adding/removing tracks, both errors I've run into when trying to change the artist for a specific track).

      Before these edits are allowed, the DiscIDs have to be removed, which sucks for two reasons:
      1) You have to wait for the votes to finish before you can continue editing.
      2) If there wasn't a release event for a CD issue previously, removing the DiscIDs will probably sever any link between that release and those IDs (especially if the the pre-NGS release had no release events, or just one for the original release).

      I'm writing a Feature Request to address the second issue. For the first one, it seems like removing a DiscID from a release that doesn't already have its medium set to CD should be an auto-edit, as long as there are other releases still attached to that DiscID.
      Instead of being blocked from assigning a medium, users should be asked if they want to remove the DiscIDs as part of the edit. That way, they'd still be subject to a vote.


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              torc Ryan Torchia
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