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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-6676

Deprecate the ability to duplicate unnecessary data in pseudo-releases

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: RFC Required
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Release editor
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      Description

      [This may not be strictly a technical issue and could involve Style.]

      Pseudo-releases are a dumping ground for translations and transliterated tracklists, either official or fan-made. We have the "transl[iter]ated track listing of" relationship to link these back to the Official release type.

      Because we have this relationship that software (including the Musicbrainz website) should be using, here's a list of things I believe pseudo-releases should retrieve through that relationship, rather than duplicating:

      • Cover Art. Does the Internet Archive really want to duplicate huge sets of scans a dozen times? Even duplicated front cover images bloats the "Set Cover Art" page of the release group. (I just ran into an edit where the editor created the translated tracklist relationship but uploaded a 220x220 image despite the original release holding a 1419x1417 image)
      • Labels (causes bloat on label pages for things that shouldn't exist)
      • Release-Artist relationships
      • Release-Label relationships
      • Release-Recording relationships
      • Release-Release relationships that aren't "transl[iter]ated track listing of"

      I realize people keep saying pseudo-releases are temporary until we get a better tracklist system, but as far as I'm aware no one is planning to work on such a system. My understanding is that these changes wouldn't require a schema change - just a check to prevent the making of certain edits on pseudo-releases.

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                yindesu Duke Yin
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