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  1. MusicBrainz Style
  2. STYLE-1392

Discourage the usage of custom YouTube channel URLs

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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    • Component/s: URL relationships
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      They are less stable and adding them or replacing the channel ID ones by them should be discouraged. 

      https://chatlogs.metabrainz.org/brainzbot/musicbrainz/msg/4596074/

      Google makes it pretty clear that they are not stable and can even be reused by others.

      Furthermore it seems that channels can have multiple branded URLs:

      Both of them have the same canonical channel ID UCxLCxSB1v8k3Rk0-HIz0OGg:

      <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxLCxSB1v8k3Rk0-HIz0OGg">
      

      A few examples where YouTube links are replaced in either direction:

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            • Assignee:
              reosarevok Nicolás Tamargo
              Reporter:
              chaban chaban
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