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Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:11 am
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:50 am 

e.g. changing Cracow to Krakow here https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Mg%C5%82a/44722

Krakow is the much more common spelling of the city, even in English. Really think this is something that should be done sitewide, it's a tiny QOL improvement.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:07 am 

Our policy on this is twofold: 1) Always use the official English version 2) if the first point is undecided/ambiguous, use whatever's on (English) Google Maps ("Kraków" in this case)

There's been some disagreement on MA over Cracow/Kraków in particular in the past, but I think for the sake of consistency it's fine to apply the above rule-of-thumb site-wide.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:34 pm 

After a fair amount of discussion among staff, we have decided that this is indeed an area for clean-up. In order to prevent future disagreements, we now use whatever's listed on English Google Maps. Kraków is correct.

Currently, there is no advanced search for locations, so we'll have to just fix/report them as we see them.
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