Editor Discussion Guideline Update October 2006 10 Comments

Editor-Discussion-Guideline-Update-October-2006

http://help.discogs.com/wiki/AddCommentForm

Discogs Submission Guidelines - Comments

Guidelines for submitting comments.

General


  • \<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">No HTML or forum style coding is allowed.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Be aware that the Comment submission box automatically
word wraps your text, so you do not need to place line breaks unless
forming a new paragraph. Use paragraph spacing to improve the
readability of your Comment.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Make sure the Comment relates to the page it's being
submitted to. If it's about the artist, it should be on the artist page,
release on the release page, label on the label page. "Party reports"
should not be submitted at all unless they are relevant when mentioned
in the context of an artist/label/release Comment.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Some of these rules are subjective. Use your judgement
alongside these guidelines, and make use of the Moderator Notes box to
explain your submission if necessary. Take your time and try to submit a
Comment that other users will find informative and easy to read.



Content

Try to compose your Comment so that it
will be permanently valid. Remember that Comments, once added to the
database, can not be edited. With this in mind please follow the
following guidelines:


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">This form is NOT to be used to correct any release, artist
or label information held in the database. Corrections to the database
should be submitted via the "Update" form on the relevant page.
Information and trivia about releases such as pressing limitations,
coloured vinyl, use and origin of samples, packaging, specific and
verifiable background information etc. belongs in the Release Notes or
Profile on the relevant page and should also be submitted via the
"Update" form.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">The Comment should contain a reasonable amount of
information about the subject. As a rough guide, a couple of informed
sentences is the minimum, the maximum depends on the quality of the
writing i.e. if you are going to write three paragraphs, please make
them well written, informative, and interesting.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">All information should be as accurate as possible.
Unconfirmed rumours, slander etc. will not be allowed.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Comments must be written in reasonably clear English.
Before submitting, check your Comment for proper capitalisation, bad
spelling/grammar and lack of punctuation.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Try to keep the length sensible. While pointless
one-liners and "this is the best record ever" Comments should be
avoided, extremely thorough track-by-track reviews tend to clutter the
page and make readers lose interest.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">The Comment should be free of any material that is subject
to Copyright (material for which the author / owner has not given their
permission to be published on Discogs). Cut-and-pasted reviews from
other sites will not be accepted, even if the original source is
credited. Comments should add some unique value to Discogs.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Do not use Comments to ask for information or to solicit
responses from other users - use the Discogs forums for this. Spam of
any kind it not allowed in Comments; please use the Spam forum or the
Marketplace section of the site instead.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">If you feel that you must address Comments made by other
users, you must ensure that:


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">You do not mention another Discogs user name.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">You do not quote another user.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">You do not directly refer to or mention another Comment.



It is possible to agree with, counter,
elaborate on etc. the content of Comments made by other users without
directly referring to them. Remember that occasionally Comments are
deleted for a variety of reasons, so referring to another Comment or
Discogs user may one day invalidate the content of your own Comment.
Artist, release and label pages are not discussion forums, if you must
directly address a Comment then do so by using the Discogs forums or by
contacting the relevant Discogs user.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Do not include URLs or email addresses in your Comments -
these may become invalid over time and also make the Comment look ugly.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Do not refer to future events/releases that will (once
they have happened, or indeed failed to happen) invalidate the content
of your Comment.


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Do not Comment on a release's rating, as this may change
over time and invalidate the content of your Comment (also,
do not include a rating score in the
Comment. Ratings can be viewed by using the links provided on release
pages).


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\<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;

color:black">Do not sign and/or date your Comments. Both your user name
and the date of your Comment will be displayed on the relevant page if
your Comment is accepted.