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XLUIS3333
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Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 1:20 am
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:39 pm 
 

Greetings, I think it would be very helpful to have an organized format in order to add compilation appearances instead of having the users write it from scratch. I believe it would make the band pages look more tidy and standardized.

I've noticed that many bands have their compilation appearences mentioned in very different ways, sometimes missing information such as dates, format, label or having some minor typos. Some examples:
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ko ... 3540422916
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Nettlethrone/20936
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Apylon/3540392455
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Sa ... ratu/84935
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Fire_Throne/52377

I've made an image of the idea I had in mind for the format, using already existing features of the page: https://imgur.com/u6hHHIy

The format presented on the image have the following sections:
1. Songs (with option to add more tracks).
2. Name of the release (with option to add the cover art, which would display by clicking on the compilation's name).
3. Format.
4. Label.
5. Release date.
6. [+] (in order to add a different release and repeat the process).

The result after saving the changes would be the following, which is also the most common way to add compilations I've seen:

<b>Compilation appearance(s):</b>
- "Song 1", "Song 2" & "Song 3" on "<i>Name of the compilation</i> (Format, Label, Release date).

I believe this format would make adding compilation appearences easier for newly registered bands and users, while also being able to add more information of the release.

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