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HouseSpiders
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:05 am
Posts: 388
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:24 pm 
 

There are a LOT of bands/artists on MA that have incorrect link names (eg. Xband@Myspace), possibly more do than don't, and few users who change them to just "Myspace" (which looks MUCH cleaner). I discussed this a bit with another mod (who also changes lots of link names) and he rather liked the idea of this thread. Hopefully we can get some help from other users with 1000< points, cause I'm also getting a little tired of all these incorrect link names.

Also, this isn't a problem that low ranked users could report because of how many reports we'd get! Anyone wanna try and help us here?


Note: Sorry about how my thread is a bit poorly written, I got very little sleep last night.
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aeternus1990
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Joined: Sun May 20, 2007 9:46 am
Posts: 466
Location: Russia
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:35 pm 
 

Yes, I'll fix all links. That's my task. Don't worry. You're right, many of 'em looks awful and tons of 'em are broken. I've already do it for the countries with less than 200 bands, but second checking 'em now.

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oogboog
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Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:09 pm
Posts: 864
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:08 am 
 

Kinda late, but for future reference:

If the band's official website is broken, plug it into http://archive.org/web/web.php. I have found many old websites this way, and might still contain information for old bands (ie, verification that the band did exist.)
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Charlo
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:05 am
Posts: 138
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:54 pm 
 

I've been fixing these as I run across them. I might make a more concerted effort soon.

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Obscurum
Emperor of the Shadows

Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:23 am
Posts: 378
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:19 am 
 

For Reference (Correct Link Names / Typesets): [I'll add more as they come to mind]

911Tabs
Abyss Records
All Good Tabs
Amazon
American Nihilist Underground Society (A.N.U.S.)
[For the prevention of vulgarity assumptions, use the full name]
A-Z Chords [This one I'm unsure of the correct name ... ]
Backstage PRO
Bandcamp
Bandzone
Band-Tees.com
[?]
Bebo
Big Cartel
Blogger/Blogspot
CD Baby
Chordie
Demo Archives
deviantART
Douban
[Chinese: 豆瓣]
eMusic
E-Chords
[Possibly E-Chords.com]
Facebook
Flickr
Formspring
Google Play
Google+
guitabs.net
[?]
Guitar Tabs Explorer [?]
Guitarboard
Guitaretab
hi5
Hyves
Instagram
iTunes
Last.fm
Lost Souls Domain
Metal Pesado
Mikseri
Motor City Rock
MusicFromNL
Musik-Sammler.de
[Commonly left lowercase ... ]
Myspace
nuTabs.com
[?]
PureVolume
RealMusic
ReverbNation
Rock Republik
Rockabilia
Rockin' Tabs
RockMagic.net
[?]
ROCK-UA.com [?]
ROCKWORLDEAST [As far as I know, all caps]
SHOWN'D [Website always uses all caps ...]
SkyMinds
Songsterr
SoundClick
SoundCloud
Star 500
Storenvy
TabIt
[Is this kind of tablature link even allowed?]
tablatures.tk [?]
Tabsolutely
The Catacombs
The Tabworld.com
[At least according to the bottom of their website ...]
Tumblr
Twitter
Ultimate Guitar Archive
Unsigned
Uvumi
Vimeo
VKontakte
Wikipedia
[Why the hell not?]
Wolfgang's Vault
WordPress
XGuitar.com
[?]
YouTube [Note discrepancies between Channels and simple videos]
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theunrelentingattack
Not yet ready for a custom title

Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:18 pm
Posts: 667
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:22 pm 
 

So I've been cleaning a lot of these up lately - if the link is broken and I plug it into archives.org and nothing comes up - is that a fair point to simply delete the link? Is there another similar site I should try before deleting it? Or should I leave it alone? (I know that might sound stupid if it's broken, but for example, if the only link present is broken and there's no archive, it at least serves the purpose to show that at one time there was some proof of the band).
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Azmodes
Ultranaut

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:44 am
Posts: 5611
Location: Gradec, Austria
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:00 pm 
 

Nah, just delete it.
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Dembo
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:58 am
Posts: 74
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:50 pm 
 

Obscurum wrote:
YouTube [Note discrepancies between Channels and simple videos]

In other words, no links to videos or playlists, not even under "Unofficial", right?

Here's a channel that's got nothing to do with the band except the channel owner have uploaded some songs by them:
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Epi ... ated_links

If those are alright under "Unofficial", then there's gonna be a hell of a lot of Youtube links on this place. Pretty much one for every uploader of metal. And people will add their own channels just to get viewers.

Compare to an unofficial Myspace dedicated to a specific band.

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Obscurum
Emperor of the Shadows

Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:23 am
Posts: 378
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:54 pm 
 

I would say if the band has an official YouTube channel, use only it and delete any unofficial links. If not, then unofficial works. I just meant for convenience, label the link with "Channel", "Clip/Sample", etc., depending on what it is, exactly.
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