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!
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