New submission error checks being rolled out!

We are in the process of adding a lot more error checks to the submission form. It is hoped that by ‘hard coding’ some of our rules into the form, everyone will find it easier to submit, and that submissions will be more correct and easier to moderate.

Some errors have a tick box that allows the submitter to clear the warning, in order that (for example) unusual capitalization can be entered where allowed, and for things like entering new artists and labels. The cleared warnings will be carried through to the moderation process, so it will become important for submitters to explain any cleared warnings in their submission notes.

We are adding these checks in ‘live’, so you may have to excuse the odd bug, spelling error, or other errata for a few days. Please be patient, and please list any problems in this thread so we can clear them!

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LIST OF ERROR CHECKS TO BE ADDED

Capitalization check: All artist fields, all title fields, label field -> IF each word doesn’t start with a capital letter, flag as error to be checked and confirmed by submitter

Capitalization and punctuation check: Release Notes field -> If first word of each sentience doesn’t start with a capital letter AND/OR there are no full stops at the end of sentences, flag as error to be checked and confirmed by submitter

Credit role check: all credit role fields -> IF credit role does not match a role in the credit list, flag as an error to be checked and confirmed by submitter

Artist and label check: all artist fields, label field -> IF the artist or label does not exist in the database, flag to be checked and confirmed by submitter

Format ‘free text’: free text field in the format section -> IF the entered text matches a format or format description, flag as error

ANV: ANV field -> IF the entered text is “Artist Name Variation”, flag as error

MP3 + ‘not on label’: Combined format field + label field -> IF format = file, and label = ‘not on label’, flag as an error

‘The’ check for ANV’s: ANV field -> IF name begins ‘The’ THEN flag as an error

Date format check: Date field -> IF date is not in the formats “YYYY”-MM-DD” “YYYY” or “YYYY-MM-00”, flag as error

Format versus date check: date and format fields -> IF format = “CD” and Date > 1982, flag as error


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92 Comments
  • May 9,2007 at 02:25

    [quote=fleshmeatdoll]are you asking me this question?? [/quote]
    No, it was meant as a rhetorical question

    All I mean to say is: if the submitter chose to ignore those big red boxes in the initial submission, I think he will ignore all kinds of highlighting; but if it would help to change the color: lets change it

    TBH: I like the blue, and not all that’s highlighted needs a signal red color to indicate it’s wrong, but if it helps…

  • May 9,2007 at 01:32

    [quote=Conceited_2]the boxes with the errors messages are red, those should be hard to miss, right?[/quote]

    are you asking me this question??

    [quote=Conceited_2]btw: when the user submitted that, the error highlighting wasn’t active yet[/quote]

    yes it was active at the time of his last edit. he edited after i pointed out the capitalization errors and at the time of the edit his pending was bright blue, yet he decided to ignore it.

  • May 9,2007 at 00:24

    [quote=fleshmeatdoll]i feel the highlight should be colored red.
    new people too often just click them away without bothering. [/quote]
    the boxes with the errors messages are red, those should be hard to miss, right? but ok: highlight-colors can be changed.

    btw: when the user submitted that, the error highlighting wasn’t active yet

  • May 8,2007 at 22:32

    i feel the highlight should be colored red.
    new people too often just click them away without bothering.
    i.e. here
    http://www.discogs.com/release/880845

  • May 8,2007 at 09:29

    [quote=fleshmeatdoll]i think for newbies a simple
    “warning! there are more than two John Smith in the discogs database! please double-check if you chose the right artist!”
    could do.
    it wouldnt be hard to programm, since in the roll over menu it is mentioned already.
    [/quote]

    Not just for newbies but for everyone! Some of those pages are a mess because people just dump the artist in the first page that matches :)

  • May 8,2007 at 04:57

    [quote=perham]I concur. Have any ideas been proposed regarding warning submitters when artists are linking to the wrong entry, i.e., a user write John Smith, while in fact John Smith (71618971) is more suitable. I imagine it’s impossible to get our hands on, but perhaps a warning can be issued by comparing genres: If an artist in a submission with Rock as genre links to an artist entry which is active in, say, Electronic, then perhaps the user can be noticed about that. I came up while I was writing right now, so I haven’t thought of it, but perhaps that’s an effective idea?[/quote]

    i think for newbies a simple
    “warning! there are more than two John Smith in the discogs database! please double-check if you chose the right artist!”
    could do.
    it wouldnt be hard to programm, since in the roll over menu it is mentioned already.

  • May 8,2007 at 03:55

    I concur. Have any ideas been proposed regarding warning submitters when artists are linking to the wrong entry, i.e., a user write John Smith, while in fact John Smith (71618971) is more suitable. I imagine it’s impossible to get our hands on, but perhaps a warning can be issued by comparing genres: If an artist in a submission with Rock as genre links to an artist entry which is active in, say, Electronic, then perhaps the user can be noticed about that. I came up while I was writing right now, so I haven’t thought of it, but perhaps that’s an effective idea?

  • nik
    May 8,2007 at 03:32

    We will perfect it as time goes on, but I think this is a great step forward!

  • May 8,2007 at 01:13

    [quote=assaiki]This new feature is very cool, although it needs a little more fine tuning. [/quote]
    It seems so. In one of my pendings one artist, new to the database, was correctly highlighted in the credits section, but for some reason also highlighted in the notes (where he also was mentioned). Another thing is that on every occasion it appeared in the notes section the word [i]by[/i] was highlighted.

  • May 8,2007 at 01:05

    This new feature is very cool, although it needs a little more fine tuning.

    erroneously highlighted typo: http://www.discogs.com/subs/view/2572803

    erroneously highlighted new artists (on track 15 & 16): http://www.discogs.com/subs/view/2476751

  • May 8,2007 at 00:41

    [quote=oofred]Why not adding the leading zeros ?[/quote]
    Because leading zeros are only redundant in the case where they’re not listed on the release. If leading zeros appear on the release there’s nothing wrong in listing them on here as well. On the contrary.

  • May 8,2007 at 00:16

    [quote=neocactar]Just noticed the highlighting for spelling errors.[/quote]

    Which spelling errors?? :p

    Excellent development – very user friendly! Thanks!

  • May 8,2007 at 00:02

    EXCELLENT ! Good job !
    Why not adding the leading zeros ?

  • May 7,2007 at 20:21

    Yes indeedily! I’m VERY happy with this update!!

  • May 7,2007 at 19:12

    Just noticed the highlighting for new artists/labels and for spelling errors. Looks good!

  • Apr 25,2007 at 05:20

    One more check is needed: on Edit Release submissions the names of artist links which are being removed by the edit, but have only [b]1 reference[/b] to them, should be listed separately.

    Removing the last reference to a linked artist by means of a release update may lead to dead alias or group links.

  • Apr 19,2007 at 15:08

    Ditto the wonderings of the newbie: any hint about when there’ll be more specific error messages? I know this was mentioned, and anything more specific than the very vague message would be extra-handy.

    Also: any chance there’ll be a lightened stance for MP3s Not On Label? For instance, [a=Buck 65] includes on his discography a Digital EP only available from his site, and a downloadable “mix tape” (two MP3s, each representing a single “side” of the tape with a number of songs). They are available on his site under the Show & Tell section ([url=http://buck65.com/secrethouse/multimedia.html]direct link[/url]), complete with “album art,” though both lack a catalog number or proper label. And this is only one of many examples, many already found on Discogs (rightfully so, IMO). These aren’t random remix tracks, or live songs from some recent gig, they’re stand-alone items.

  • Apr 18,2007 at 21:15

    from a newbie:

    [i]Euhm, i don’t know what i have done wrong with the capitalization? It is not really clear for me where the error is? [/i]

    http://www.discogs.com/release/949303

  • Apr 18,2007 at 09:32

    http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=130682

    [i]The following warnings were presented 100x to the submitter![/i]

  • Apr 3,2007 at 05:22

    [quote=Horoma]On a side note, shouldn’t that be The, The ? :D [/quote]
    As far as I know, yes it should.

  • Apr 3,2007 at 03:48

    [quote=Lois]I guess it’s checking the notes field too[/quote]
    no, there’s no capitalization check on the Notes, only on: Artist, Label, Title fields

    However, the check always gives a warning when there’s no standard capitalization on any of these fields… “Release contains capitalization errors” -> better text would be “Release possibly contains capitalization errors” or similar, non-standard doesn’t mean it’s always an error.

  • Apr 2,2007 at 14:30

    ▲ I guess it’s checking the notes field too.

  • Apr 2,2007 at 14:15

    the capatilization messages are not working correctly and coming up on pendings that have no capatilization issues whatsoever

  • Mar 26,2007 at 08:43

    [quote=nik]LIST OF ERROR CHECKS TO BE ADDED [/quote]
    One more check please: entries in the tracks field of global credits must match with a track position found in the actual tracklisting. (and conform to the format “1, 2, 4” or “1 to 3”)

  • Mar 23,2007 at 19:59

    it appears that japanese hiragana and kanji
    trigger the capitalization alarm

  • Mar 23,2007 at 01:38

    Good idea these.

    However I think they need checking slighty.
    For example as [u=Komikdj] said above, I keep getting the warning that a Role I have used is not on the credit list, when in reality they all are correct.
    Could be caused by the using of [ & ] square brackets for whatever reason (eg. Saxophone [Tenor] or Vocals [Featuring] etc.), and/or perhaps because I used many roles on a single line for a single artist (eg. “Vocals, Bass, Written-By – 4 Hero” ).

    Not sure, just guesting, but should be checked-out and sorted as neccessary.

    Certainly a great idea though, nice-one!

  • Mar 18,2007 at 06:38

    ^^ the combined credit roles thing is gonna be fixed: [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=128228#1683277]see niks comment.[/url]

  • Mar 17,2007 at 17:40

    so i just submitted [url=http://e.discogs.com/subs/view/2819568?highlight=1]an update[/url]

    and it told me that capitalization and credits do not match the list? wtf?

    since when “Arranged By, Producer, Written-By” are not correct?

  • Mar 17,2007 at 09:05

    ^ Nevermind.

  • Mar 17,2007 at 09:04

    Where did the submit button go?

  • Mar 17,2007 at 06:26

    Me too.

  • Mar 17,2007 at 06:00

    i get a “The following artists/labels are new to the database:” for artist which get credited with non-linked credits like Photography or Artwork By.

  • nik
    Mar 17,2007 at 05:56

    [quote=kozmikdj]small error in the text:

    “Please check these warning(s) against your submission, and if needed the Submission Guidelines. If you have verified a warning is not applicable to your submission, please tick the box to clear it, otherwise please correct the error.”

    That would be ‘tick the box to check it’, not ‘tick the box to clear it'[/quote]

    Tick the box to clear the error makes more sense to me. It’s a bit of a tounge twister because ‘check’ also means ‘tick’, so ‘tick the box to check it’ doesn’t scan properly (to me)… also check means to verify, which makes it sound like ticking the box is going to do some automatic verification or something… confusing!

    [quote=corne_mo]New artists in Discogs list can get pretty long if you have a lot of non-linked credits[/quote][quote=earshot]Credits with an added comment [] like DJ Mix [Megamix] and Producer [Assistant] get the warning[/quote][quote=kozmikdj]So do combined credits. ‘Producer, Arranged By’ for example.[/quote]

    Ok, we will get those sorted.

    [quote=jweijde]”No Artist”, “Various” or “Unknown Artist” you get warned too[/quote]

    That should be fixed now.

  • Mar 17,2007 at 03:57

    [quote=earshot]Credits with an added comment [] like DJ Mix [Megamix] and Producer [Assistant] get the warning: One or more of the credit roles do not appear to match the credit list.[/quote]

    So do combined credits. ‘Producer, Arranged By’ for example.

  • Mar 17,2007 at 03:36

    [quote=corne_mo]I don’t want to see the unlinked credits get into that list.[/quote]
    Just noticed this when using ‘Written By’ and I agree with you [u=corne_mo]

  • Mar 17,2007 at 02:47

    When you enter “No Artist”, “Various” or “Unknown Artist” you get warned too.
    See [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=121377#1682645]this[/url] post in another topic.

  • Mar 17,2007 at 00:30

    [quote=corne_mo]Don’t know if it is been said before, but the New artists in Discogs list can get pretty long if you have a lot of non-linked credits. Personally I don’t want to see the unlinked credits get into that list.[/quote]

    the alarm even comes up when the artist ie for Artwork By
    is in fact in the database and has been listed with Artwork By before!
    i.e. http://www.discogs.com/search?type=all&q=andrew+arnold&btn=Search
    andrew arnold

  • Mar 17,2007 at 00:28

    Credits with an added comment [] like DJ Mix [Megamix] and Producer [Assistant] get the warning: One or more of the credit roles do not appear to match the credit list.

  • Mar 17,2007 at 00:09

    Don’t know if it is been said before, but the New artists in Discogs list can get pretty long if you have a lot of non-linked credits. Personally I don’t want to see the unlinked credits get into that list.

  • Mar 16,2007 at 23:03

    small error in the text:

    “Please check these warning(s) against your submission, and if needed the Submission Guidelines. If you have verified a warning is not applicable to your submission, please tick the box to clear it, otherwise please correct the error.”

    That would be ‘tick the box to check it’, not ‘tick the box to clear it’

  • teo
    Mar 16,2007 at 17:54

    [quote=EricLanzillotta]Not time to answer all right now, but this one:
    http://www.discogs.com/release/930367
    gives me this warning:[/quote]
    Thanks for posting. I’ve found the cause of this and it’s fixed.

  • Mar 16,2007 at 17:20

    Not time to answer all right now, but this one:
    http://www.discogs.com/release/930367
    gives me this warning:

    The following artists/labels are new to the database:

    Please check all artist and label links. If the artist or label is a legitimate new entry for the database, please list them in the Submission Notes so the moderators can check.

    No artist/labels are listed, and all of them are already in Discogs.

  • Mar 16,2007 at 15:01

    [quote=nik] [u=EricLanzillotta]

    And it seems to be catching a lot of credit roles which don’t seem to be missing from the standard list.

    Can you tell us which ones?[/quote]

    [url=http://www.discogs.com/release/906089]This one[/url] got flagged for credits…there are only 2 credits (Lyrics By and Music By) and both are on the list :)

  • Mar 16,2007 at 14:48

    [quote=nik]EricLanzillotta
    And it seems to be catching a lot of credit roles which don’t seem to be missing from the standard list.

    Can you tell us which ones?[/quote]

    As I see it catching combined credits as a missing credit from standard roles

  • nik
    Mar 16,2007 at 13:39

    Can you be more specific and give links to the releases you are having problems with Eric?

    [quote=EricLanzillotta]The checks are nice, but still a little vague to be entirely useful as many don’t point out exactly what it is looking for, which in a large submission can be hard to pinpoint. [/quote]

    Kevin will get some highlighting happening once we have the basic checks in place, hopefully won’t be too long.

    [quote=EricLanzillotta]it seems labels or artist which are acronyms, such as G.R.O.S.S., are being caught as spelling errors.[/quote]

    Capitalisation errors… yes it will, maybe there is a way of allowing acronyms like G.R.O.S.S., but GROSS will always get flagged as a capitalization error and have to be checked off.

    [quote=EricLanzillotta]t lists artists as being new to Discogs even when updating an entry with some other details and leaving the artist credits alone.[/quote]

    I see there is an issue with ‘Various’ at the moment. Can you give other examples?

    [quote=EricLanzillotta]It point out new names to Discogs in non-indexed fields (like Photography).[/quote]

    Cool, we’ll have to sort that out.

    [quote=EricLanzillotta]And it seems to be catching a lot of credit roles which don’t seem to be missing from the standard list. [/quote]

    Can you tell us which ones?

  • Mar 16,2007 at 12:52

    The checks are nice, but still a little vague to be entirely useful as many don’t point out exactly what it is looking for, which in a large submission can be hard to pinpoint.
    To compound this, it seems labels or artist which are acronyms, such as G.R.O.S.S., are being caught as spelling errors. It lists artists as being new to Discogs even when updating an entry with some other details and leaving the artist credits alone. It point out new names to Discogs in non-indexed fields (like Photography). And it seems to be catching a lot of credit roles which don’t seem to be missing from the standard list.
    So for the moment, it seems to be flagging things which moderators would not think are out of place.

  • Mar 13,2007 at 10:02

    I don’t normally submit to such measures as grovelling and begging but this delightful change to the system has pointed out a major flaw in the submission of [l=jon7.net microlabel] which I have a whole bunch of releases pending and a bunch of drafts waiting for. Every time I deal with one, I get the reminder that the capitalization is wrong and it’s a wee tad on the annoying side, especially when mods seem to be concerned about y-voting my submissions for fear of the obvious capitalization error. So I’m begging some mod/editor to PLEASE just fix it and/or y-vote the other edit I have waiting in the queue so that I can submit the capitalization fix. Thanks in advance.

  • Mar 12,2007 at 05:41

    [quote=nik]
    Yes you are right :-/

    maths > nik [/quote]

    lol, a maths joke :)

  • nik
    Mar 12,2007 at 04:18

    Highlighting the errors is on the list, please bear with us as these checks are rolled out over the next week or two. The ideas for other checks are good, but we will probably go for the main ones first and debug them before adding more, we don’t want to drown under errors.

  • Mar 11,2007 at 21:18

    [quote=Locustus]but since I get a caps-warning with every edit[/quote]

    i agree, the errors should be highlighted in the preview

  • Mar 11,2007 at 15:06

    Next update: the automod.

    Sorry for not being that enthusiastic at all, but since I get a caps-warning with [i][b]every edit[/b][/i], it doesn’t seem to be functioning right and isn’t very useful to me.
    Could this be caused by missing spaces at the end of names, labels and/or titles?

  • Mar 11,2007 at 08:53

    Capitalization check:

    Having problem with an update, so I wondering:
    Is there a problem with # or ( as the first letter?

  • Mar 10,2007 at 21:21

    [quote=JT_X]That’s not what I’m saying. Various Artists is the name of a specific artist. People constantly submit compilations under “Various Artists”, or other variations of that term, when they should instead submit them under “Various”.[/quote]

    Ohhhhhh – gotcha. In that case, spot on I agree :)

    [quote=JT_X]I was suggesting that there are certain labels whose names are commonly misspelled or abbreviated, and it would be nice to catch those mistakes automatically, since I’ve found them to be quite common.[/quote]

    Agreed. A list of the most commonly mistaken labels would be a good idea, yah.

  • Mar 10,2007 at 20:51

    [quote=Kergillian]I may misunderstand you – but a compilation doesn’t have to be a Various Artists release. There are many compilations that are releases of a single band.[/quote]
    That’s not what I’m saying. [a=Various Artists] is the name of a specific artist. People constantly submit compilations under “Various Artists”, or other variations of that term, when they should instead submit them under “Various”.

    [quote=Kergillian]This could get messy, as some labels have a single name. You’d have to implement a complete list, and that’s not worth the programming work, to be honest…[/quote]
    I was suggesting that there are certain labels whose names are commonly misspelled or abbreviated, and it would be nice to catch those mistakes automatically, since I’ve found them to be quite common.

  • Mar 10,2007 at 15:44

    [quote=JT_X]Format contains “Compilation”, main artist = “Various Artists”, “Various Artist”, “V/A”, “V.A.”, “V.A”, “VA”, etc.

    (There is a legitimate artist Various Artists, but 99% of the submissions I see in my watchlist are incorrect.)[/quote]

    I may misunderstand you – but a compilation doesn’t have to be a Various Artists release. There are many compilations that are releases of a single band.

    [quote=JT_X]Incomplete major label names such as EMI (instead of EMI Music (Country Name), etc.), Reprise (instead of Reprise Records), Warner, Parlophone (instead of Parlophone Records), etc.[/quote]

    This could get messy, as some labels have a single name. You’d have to implement a complete list, and that’s not worth the programming work, to be honest…

    A warning if the label doesn’t exist should be enough.

  • Mar 10,2007 at 11:43

    I’m not really sure if that is a bug, but everytime I enter unlinked Written By credits as on the release, I get a capitalization warning, even if there is all properly capitalited.

    Could that be a result of special characters into artist names like “-” or “/” which appear almost always between the writer credits?

    Maybe worth a little watching, but not really critical as the warning can be skipped.

  • Mar 10,2007 at 11:23

    It would also be nice to automate checks for common mistakes:

    Format contains “Compilation”, main artist = “Various Artists”, “Various Artist”, “V/A”, “V.A.”, “V.A”, “VA”, etc.

    (There is a legitimate artist [a=Various Artists], but 99% of the submissions I see in my watchlist are incorrect.)

    Incomplete major label names such as EMI (instead of EMI Music (Country Name), etc.), Reprise (instead of [l=Reprise Records]), Warner, Parlophone (instead of [l=Parlophone Records]), etc.

    Misspelled major label names like Parlaphone ([l=Parlophone Records]).

    Misspelled popular artist names like Sinead O’Connor ([a=Sinéad O’Connor]) that should either be fixed or set to ANV.

  • Mar 10,2007 at 03:34

    [quote=ziggysmurfdust]And a label / catalog# check.[/quote]

    When I started submitting at Discogs I was amazed at the fact that anybody can add a non-existing label. All I have to do is add a new release.

    For Example [l=MCA Records] http://www.discogs.com/search?type=labels&q=MCA+Records+&btn=Search
    Try to clean up the mess with this one (And I know I made a mistake myself). But new pending releases are being added continuously!
    BTW could a editor remove the reference to other non-exeisting labels that like: [l=MCA Records, Inc] and [l=MCA Records Inc]

  • Mar 10,2007 at 03:14

    [quote=mawiles]This is completely unnecessary. Release notes should remain as it is now. [/quote]

    In agreement. Not everything can be shoehorned into specific fields. Some flexibility to paraphrase or freely describe additional info must remain.

  • Mar 10,2007 at 02:55

    [u=ziggysmurfdust] You are a moderator. The checks I suggested to be automated are the same checks you do. And with current size of the Queue you need all the help you can get.

  • Mar 10,2007 at 02:40

    [quote=earshot]This is definitely the way to go. It’s a good start but we need much more checking.
    The Artist check for example.

    – Warning for creating new artist, suggesting alternatives already in the db.
    – Warning for creating artist already in the db as ANV.
    – Check role against profile.
    etc

    And a label / catalog# check.

    – Warning for creating new label, suggesting alternatives already in the db.
    – Checking catalog# format against existing releases.[/quote]

    Shouldn’t there be a warning when you subscribe to Discogs then? ;)

    “Warning!!! Do you really want to do this? Are you sure? Really? Really really?……………… Ok then.”
    :D

  • Mar 9,2007 at 21:49

    This is definitely the way to go. It’s a good start but we need much more checking.
    The Artist check for example.

    – Warning for creating new artist, suggesting alternatives already in the db.
    – Warning for creating artist already in the db as ANV.
    – Check role against profile.
    etc

    And a label / catalog# check.

    – Warning for creating new label, suggesting alternatives already in the db.
    – Checking catalog# format against existing releases.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 19:49

    [quote=mawiles]Capitalizing each word is a crime[/quote]
    i agree, but [u=nik] is talking about each [b]sentence[/b] here.

    [i]…with all these error checks, perhaps the database will develop sentience soon…[/i]

  • Mar 9,2007 at 19:45

    oops, sorry, I read “If each word of a sentence…”

    Ok, the capitalization should be checked, but the punctuation problem remains. Btw how does the system know where a sentence begins and ends?

  • Mar 9,2007 at 19:39

    [quote=nik]Capitalization and punctuation check: Release Notes field -> If first word of each sentience doesn’t start with a capital letter AND/OR there are no full stops at the end of sentences, flag as error to be checked and confirmed by submitter [/quote]

    This is completely unnecessary. Release notes should remain as it is now.
    Capitalizing each word is a crime on the english language and the viewer’s eye. Also, remember that release notes often contain raw data like EAN & Runout groove, without full stops behind.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 16:39

    [quote=bikefridaywalter]Oh, and I’d like to see a check for xx:xx format on track times.[/quote]
    That’s been in place a while.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 15:38

    Oh, and I’d like to see a check for xx:xx format on track times.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 15:24

    Kergy, sorry for beating ya to the punch. :) I usually use Character Palette to find whatever code I want on my Mac. There’s a similar feature on Windoze called Character Map. Everything you wanted to know about inputting such special characters can be found [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode#Input_methods]here[/url].

  • Mar 9,2007 at 15:07

    Another one that shouldn’t be to difficult to implement: spaces in trackpositions.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 14:53

    [quote=bikefridaywalter]You can find lists of characters and how to input them here.[/quote]

    -grin- or you could always wait until [u=bikefridaywalter] quickdraws me and gives a better answer;)

  • Mar 9,2007 at 14:52

    [quote=Mycdhitzone]Also i want give comment that moderators should understand that some letters are not avaible on dutch keyboards. For example eachtime that i want at Blof with / between the 0 i should look first to earlier release because the / between the O is not on my keyboard. Also i want ask to put more instruments.[/quote]

    Took me a couple of seconds, but I assume you mean ø and Ø? This isn’t a regular key on North American keyboards either – you need a shortcut.

    I run a Mac and it’s alt-o and shift-option-O on my keyboard. I imagine the average PC would be similar.

    But if you can’t find a way, try just copying and pasting from another release.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 14:50

    Oh, by the way, [u=nik], this is awesome! Thank you,

  • Mar 9,2007 at 14:50

    You mean Bløf? Um, that’s not so hard. You can find lists of characters and how to input them [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode]here[/url].

  • Mar 9,2007 at 14:49

    [u=Mycdhitzone]: the date error is supposed to be only if you ENTER a date but it’s not in the proper format.

    There is a bug, which may even be fixed by now, that flags an error if there’s no date – but that’s unintentional and won’t remain. ([url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=128194]See This Thread[/url]).

  • Mar 9,2007 at 14:30

    Also i want give comment that moderators should understand that some letters are not avaible on dutch keyboards. For example eachtime that i want at Blof with / between the 0 i should look first to earlier release because the / between the O is not on my keyboard. Also i want ask to put more instruments.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 14:25

    I don´t think you should get a error if you can´t put a Date,there are releases (and moost of the time non American and non Uk releases like releases from my country The Netherlands or Germany.) who don´t have any release date and iam afraid that people like Conceited_2 don´t accepted a release because of don´t put. I have a lot of with moderators about that. Mabey you can make a checkbox wih no release besides the field.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 13:46

    Seems to work correct now. Thanks.

    [quote=ivo6]The ANV check is certainly not working correctly. I get the error while I have no ANV’s starting with ‘The’.[/quote]

  • Mar 9,2007 at 11:55

    Thanks for implementing this.
    I really hope it all works out fine & that it will effectively facilitate & speed up the moderation process.

    A few more automated checks that I’m thinking of:

    cat#: None => none

    Format & trackpositions: Two-sided media & trackpositions 1, 2, 3, etc. => error

    Trackpositions & Tracks in creditsection should be matching. This might be difficult to program though? At least ‘All’ or ‘CD1’ or something like that should give an error.
    I’m also wondering if it would be possible to check if a hyphen is used instead of ‘to’ to join a group of tracks?

    Recordable Media (CDr, DVDr, Cassette, Minidisc, DAT, File) + Unofficial release => error

  • Mar 9,2007 at 11:51

    correct, not to speak of eventual abbreviations, like “v.” or “v/d” etc.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 11:48

    [quote=azzurro]Dutch rules (and applied also here quite often) state that van should not be capitalised[/quote]

    It is even more complicated: when used [u]with[/u] surename or initials it is without capitals, when used [u]without[/u] it is with capitals. (Non musical) example:
    Vincent [u]v[/u]an Gogh
    V. [u]v[/u]an Gogh
    [u]V[/u]an Gogh

  • Mar 9,2007 at 11:18

    same BTw for “de”, “der”, “den”, “ten” “‘t” and maybe some others I cant come up with now

  • Mar 9,2007 at 11:16

    one update request for the caps check:

    artists with “van” in their name, Dutch rules (and applied also here quite often) state that van should not be capitalised, though the error checker marks them…

  • Mar 9,2007 at 10:49

    [quote=Harm-less]Isn’t it a good idea to check if there are more artist with the same name: ‘name (2)’, ‘name (3)’, etc., and if so ask for confirmation of the one chosen?[/quote]
    Imo No. Imagine you’re submitting a 5xCD compilation with a lot of artists with an index number. I really don’t want to give a Y for each one i’ve added.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 10:18

    * Track positions caps check please.
    * Colour / Color should not been in free-text field when describing format

    Good work so far!

  • Mar 9,2007 at 09:56

    As Assaiki mentioned [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=128205]HERE[/url] it would also be nice to separately flag a non-existing artist that appears in another pending release…

  • Mar 9,2007 at 09:08

    and also for label, ofcourse

  • Mar 9,2007 at 09:07

    Isn’t it a good idea to check if there are more artist with the same name: ‘name (2)’, ‘name (3)’, etc., and if so ask for confirmation of the one chosen?

  • Mar 9,2007 at 08:54

    Beautiful. One more, please:
    IF release date > current date THEN flag as error.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 08:15

    The ANV check is certainly not working correctly. I get the error while I have no ANV’s starting with ‘The’.

  • nik
    Mar 9,2007 at 07:51

    [quote=dj_purity_control]You may also want to check for EACH WORD BEING ENTERED IN ALL CAPS, if that’s possible.[/quote]

    GOOD IDEA!

    [quote=md]should that chevron not be the other way round?[/quote]

    Yes you are right :-/

    maths > nik

    [quote=Conceited_2]Is it correct the “Warning” message appears as 1 big black field in IE 6? ;-)
    (I can only read the text by selecting it, as that gives “negative” color text)
    (the “Error” message with “red” background color looks ok)[/quote]

    Will look into that, sorry.

  • Mar 9,2007 at 07:40

    Is it correct the “Warning” message appears as 1 big black field in IE 6? ;-)
    (I can only read the text by selecting it, as that gives “negative” color text)
    (the “Error” message with “red” background color looks ok)

  • md
    Mar 9,2007 at 07:29

    [quote=nik]Format versus date check: date and format fields -> IF format = “CD” and Date > 1982, flag as error[/quote]
    should that chevron not be the other way round?

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