Editor Discussion Guideline Update October 2006 8 Updating A Label

Editor-Discussion-Guideline-Update-October-2006

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

Discogs Submission Guidelines - Updating A Label''

NOTE:
Labels can not be added on their own, labels are automatically added
when a release is first accepted into the database.

Profile

The Profile field is used to give a
(brief) synopsis of the label. History, style, location, sister label
info, the label manager’s name etc. belong here. The profile should be
written in clear English and as grammatically correct as possible,
avoiding the duplication of information that is in
a label’s release discography.

Remember that the longer the profile, the
less people will want to read it. 3-5 lines of profile text is fine.
Long, detailed histories should be avoided, particularly when that
information is available via official web sites, fan sites etc.

The following are not accepted:


  • \<span style="font-size:10.0pt;

font-family:Arial;color:black">Copy/pasted info from the internet, or
any other copyrighted or credited material


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

font-family:Arial;color:black">Promotional wordings, or anything that
could be perceived as hype


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

font-family:Arial;color:black">Profiles written in the first or second
person


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

font-family:Arial;color:black">Lists of sub/parent-labels, releases or
artists (these can all go into the database via release submissions and
Parent Label updates). Former parent/sub label information is allowed,
however, as there is no way to indicate this otherwise.


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

font-family:Arial;color:black">Links that point towards external web
sites



Always be sure to use Moderator Notes to
clearly explain what you are changing and WHY you are changing it.
Remember that changes that may seem obvious to you might not be as
obvious to other Discogs users.

Parent Label

Here you can enter the parent label for
this label. This must be a label that already
exists on Discogs with active releases.
Make sure you copy the
parent label's spelling and capitalization. Test the link on the
confirmation page. This field is only for parent label, not for
sub-labels (sub-labels are linked automatically when a parent label
update is accepted). Sister label can not currently be displayed via
live links, please use the label profile for this information.

Contact Info

If available, please format as
follows:

Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Phone
Fax
Email

Note the line breaks. Addresses without
line breaks are difficult to read.

Where contact info is available for a
defunct label, it should be displayed. This can help to identify a label
and provide extra information on it’s history. Where appropriate, append
this info with: (Contact info now obsolete).

Labels that have been relocated should
list all their addresses for the same reason. The same (Contact info
now obsolete)
line under obsolete addresses can be used to make clear
which is the current address. A brief explanation in the profile can
clear up any confusion.

URLs

For the submission of a label’s URLs.
Only add full URLs with the http:// prefix to this field. Do not add
any auxiliary text.

The following are not accepted:


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

font-family:Arial;color:black">Poor quality fan pages


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

font-family:Arial;color:black">Review pages


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

font-family:Arial;color:black">email addresses



Comments

You can add a
personal Comment to Label pages.
You can also request the removal
of a Comment if it does not comply with the Comment Submission
Guidelines
.

Images

Please follow the Image
Guidelines
.

Merge

You can merge two labels. Submit the
update to the label entry that should remain. Click the "Merge" button
and enter the duplicate label’s name on the
submission form
. On the next step, check the labels by clicking
the links. Remember that only duplicate labels should be merged.
You must clearly explain in the Moderator
Notes
what you are trying to achieve. Any comments will be merged
with the updated label, but the images and profile from the merged label
will be deleted, so any relevant information
appearing on the duplicate label and missing on the remaining label
should be added to the remaining label’s profile before merging
them.

Rename

You can rename a wrongly named label.
Click the "Rename" button and enter the correct name. It is not possible
to use an already attributed name. Be sure to add
detailed Moderator Notes
and remember that on Discogs, labels
ought to be listed by their full name whenever possible. Abbreviations
and case follow the usual
rules
.

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