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Spider_X
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:48 pm
Posts: 174
Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:00 pm 
 

Umm, maybe I'm missing something, cause I sure can't figure it out... but, I follow Blut aus Nord, and this dude seems like he's changing all of the album covers? Maybe for points? I don't know? Maybe a Mod should look into this, please... as he's changing an awful lot of 'em.

22 album cover changes so far!

4 more since the above statement, this dude just keeps on going...

https://www.metal-archives.com/users/Drinkenstein
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OpsiusCato
Mexican Metal Inquisition

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:42 am
Posts: 2951
Location: Mexico
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:56 pm 
 

Spider_X wrote:
Umm, maybe I'm missing something, cause I sure can't figure it out... but, I follow Blut aus Nord, and this dude seems like he's changing all of the album covers? Maybe for points? I don't know? Maybe a Mod should look into this, please... as he's changing an awful lot of 'em.

22 album cover changes so far!

4 more since the above statement, this dude just keeps on going...

https://www.metal-archives.com/users/Drinkenstein

He's changing them to higher quality images. Those are valid updates. There's no problem on him doing so.
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OpsiusCato
Mexican Metal Inquisition

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:42 am
Posts: 2951
Location: Mexico
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:09 pm 
 

Tlacaxipehualiztli wrote:
https://www.metal-archives.com/users/NolanBell7805

Warned.
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Uncolored, on being a law-abiding citizen wrote:
I'm going to an illegal AnarchoPunkfest in an abandoned disco near a beach. If I'm not here tomorrow look for me in jail.
PhiloFrog, making accurate statements as usual, wrote:
Opsius is Metal as fuck.

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OpsiusCato
Mexican Metal Inquisition

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:42 am
Posts: 2951
Location: Mexico
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:56 pm 
 

delcev903 wrote:
https://www.metal-archives.com/users/VladimirCokorilo

Warned.
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Uncolored, on being a law-abiding citizen wrote:
I'm going to an illegal AnarchoPunkfest in an abandoned disco near a beach. If I'm not here tomorrow look for me in jail.
PhiloFrog, making accurate statements as usual, wrote:
Opsius is Metal as fuck.

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Spider_X
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Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:48 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:43 pm 
 

Thanks, OpsiusCato! :) I wasn't sure, I really couldn't tell. I was just like what the hell is he doing? Def appreciate!
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OpsiusCato
Mexican Metal Inquisition

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:44 pm 
 

Nothing to thank for, Spider_X. Thank you for brigning that up.
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Uncolored, on being a law-abiding citizen wrote:
I'm going to an illegal AnarchoPunkfest in an abandoned disco near a beach. If I'm not here tomorrow look for me in jail.
PhiloFrog, making accurate statements as usual, wrote:
Opsius is Metal as fuck.

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Antioch
Metalhead

Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 4:08 am
Posts: 1452
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:31 pm 
 

He's going through a long list of bands adding a link to his own website/archives:
https://www.metal-archives.com/users/giovanni3
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eviluus
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Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:22 pm
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Location: Poland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:27 am 
 

Antioch wrote:
He's going through a long list of bands adding a link to his own website/archives:
https://www.metal-archives.com/users/giovanni3


His website provides information about past and upcoming shows of the bands he links. No stupid copy-paste from M-A, but still worthless, in my opinion.

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PaganiusI
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Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:49 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:43 am 
 

We deemed those links to be valid additions to band pages.
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Antioch
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:29 pm 
 

You should probably tell this guy then, as he's started removing them.
https://www.metal-archives.com/users/brutallegion
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PaganiusI
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:48 pm 
 

*sigh*
Done.
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EzraBlumenfeld
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Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:50 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:29 pm 
 

https://www.metal-archives.com/artists/ ... san/876395

Those unlisted bands are obviously not real, what does RazorDick have to say about that?
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Quorthallis
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Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:40 am
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:35 pm 
 

EzraBlumenfeld wrote:
https://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Shereef_Hassan/876395

Those unlisted bands are obviously not real, what does RazorDick have to say about that?

Unbelievable as it is, they actually are real lmao.
https://www.discogs.com/Motherfuckectom ... e/16211393
https://www.discogs.com/artist/8267117- ... ckupectomy
https://www.discogs.com/artist/8068416- ... dnamectomy
https://youtu.be/rF7gVRNsNoQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp4THMGRQyo

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Cyrdarxes
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:59 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:50 am 
 

I hope I don't get shit for this post because it's about a user with mod status, but this has been bothering me for quite some time now and need to get it off my chest, so I hope you other mods don't mind this.

The user/mod Gutterscream is quite a prolific updater of band pages, but my issue with him are the (to an extent) useless and arbitrary changes he makes to bands' additional notes:

(Beneath each issue, I will provide an example of it. If you need more evidence, you can refer to his own modification history or that of various band pages he's updated and were then corrected by me. FYI, since I deleted my previous account, my username shows as ~Guest 62838, if you wish to know which ones I did.)

1. He rewrites reasonably written parts and replaces words and entire sentences with ones that essentially mean/express the same thing.

https://www.metal-archives.com/history/ ... d/id/16071 (refer to the update made on 2020-10-11 at 17:07:19)

2. He has a tendency to replace the word "and" with ampersands.

https://www.metal-archives.com/history/ ... and/id/152 (refer to the update made on 2020-12-27 at 06:53:01)

(3 and 4 are me getting pedantic, but I wanted to point them out, anyway.)

3. He will remove the final comma in sentences containing lists (e.g. Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth will instead be presented as Metallica, Slayer & Megadeth).

4. He will use two spaces before beginning a new sentence as opposed to one. From what I've seen, the tendency to use only one space is the norm on this site.

(Refer to examples of points 1 and 2 for evidence of 4 and 5.)

5. On artist pages, he will add completely useless information like where the musician is from and what instrument they play.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z8ARzG ... sp=sharing (Is it really necessary to point out that's he's American and a drummer?)

If I didn't know better, I would say this was point-whoring. It seems to me that he changes stuff in accordance with his personal writing quirks instead of conforming to the site's generic, semi-standardized style that I myself try my best to adhere to (based on the countless band pages I've observed throughout the years). I remember reporting him once before for another one of his quirks and he seemed to stop doing that (he was capitalizing the A in "Appearances" in "Compilation appearances"). However, outside of what I've mentioned, his other updates are completely fine and seems to do a lot of "other versions" updates, which are a great help.

I take particular issue with the things I mentioned above because he changed a lot of stuff that I initially wrote or improved upon (primarily under my previous username Viral) and made these pointless changes to them. It doesn't feel very good to see your hard work being erased like that. If the changes were an improvement, I wouldn't complain or be reversing them when I catch them, but they're not.

Again, I apologize if I'm coming across as pedantic/autistic with these complaints, but I just want to see this resolved without me having to tail this guy whenever he makes these kinds of updates.

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