I have to admit that I am far from being as active as I have been in the past, but I do some stuff in the report queue now and then. An apparent issue is the lack of evidence and this on a broad scale. Be it the amount of copies, some underground label that has done a re-release or the line-up that need to be changed in one way or another, all of these are touched in one way or another. Sometimes it is possible to get in touch with the band or the artist [...] and ask them whether this or that would be correct, but this feels rather like an unnecessary reaction and the burden is being placed on the moderators and the admins -- not to mention those who are allowed to work on the queue as well.
Why not make it mandatory
to add some kind of evidence?
Currently it is merely some type of "sheet" (html form) in which all is placed, while some kind of drop-down menu helps to sort it a bit. Yet some kind of three(four) step process in which each of the requirements needs to be met could help to ease the current state.
1. Type of chance (drop-down menu)
2. What needs to be changed (the field that had been there before)
3. Evidence (an image or some background on a re-release or the sort, but no mere words)
4. e-mail Contact address (hidden and only visible to moderators, could be used by ordinary visitors of the site)
So no one would get away with not presenting enough information. Furthermore, this way a lot of pointless discussion in the report queue could be avoided and the facts would outweigh the hot air that is spread there on too large a scale.
Just look at his reports:http://www.metal-archives.com/report/vi ... /show/mine
pretty pointless and impossible to deal with. Written down in a matter of seconds and without consideration of the quality of the information in the report or in the database. The sad thing is, he has written numerous of equal ingenuity.