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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-4237

Make edit history more compact, more like classic.mb.org

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Data display
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      Description

      Compare the edit history view of classic.mb.org[1] with that of the current system/NGS[2].

      The classic is much more compact, easier to read, and gives a better overview of the history.
      On my system, the entire history on classic (or at least the last 5 'old' edits) fits easily on one screen, while the NGS view spreads out over 3 screensful.

      This, despite the fact that NGS displays a lot of stuff side-by-side instead of above each other (e.g. release name changes).

      There is a vast amount of whitespace and very little content, making it extremely hard to understand what's happened over the history of a release. I see lots of room for improvement:

      • Remove whitespace
      • Remove extraneous linebreaks
      • Don't show "No edit notes have been added." for every edit, with its additional whitespace above/below
      • Merges should be a two-column view with the sources on one column and the destination on the other.
      • Collapsible tracklists would help for many tracklist edits — just give a few release details to inform the editor whether this is a release they care about (e.g. name, label, cat number, track count)

      1. http://classic.musicbrainz.org/mod/search/results.html?object_type=album&orderby=desc&object_id=485253
      2. http://musicbrainz.org/release/11a5ef77-0821-4591-916e-ea3612643b50/edits

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              hawke Alex Mauer
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