When you change an alias type to "search hint" in the editor, the sort name field is disabled (cannot be edited). However, when you go to the artist's alias page, the sort name field is still displayed for the search hint alias, which is a bit confusing and inconsistent.
Some ideas for solutions:
- Allow people to edit the sort name for search hint aliases. This honestly doesn't really make sense.
- Change the UI to simply not display the sort name on search hint aliases.
- Store '' (the empty string) as the sort name for search hint aliases (the schema currently doesn't allow them to be NULL).