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thinkpad20
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Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:35 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:12 am 
 

I think that the lineup should be part of the information for all of the albums on the site. It's definitely a very imporant part of the record! I know that there are a lot of albums that list the lineup, but there are a lot that don't. I think it should be encouraged, if not required, when putting up information about a new album, because with some bands that have a revolving-door lineup it's impossible to know who's doing what on a particular album unless you have the liner notes in front of you. Also of course information such as producers/engineers, where it was recorded, etc, is useful. Even things like, what amps/guitars/drums were used, if someone has that information, it would be cool to be able to add that as well. Basically I think the more information about an album that can be posted, the better (as long as it's factual of course). What is Metal Archives' policy towards this sort of stuff?

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christkiller
Black Metal Elite

Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 5:12 am
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:25 am 
 

Feel free to use the report function to do it, no problem for me

Just be sure you gather the correct info about the line-up

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PiotrB
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:48 am
Posts: 1886
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:29 am 
 

when I know line-up, guests then I add them

"Even things like, what amps/guitars/drums were used"
not important :P only for musicians

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christkiller
Black Metal Elite

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:32 am 
 

You can write everything you want except insults & personal opinions

Well also, notes can be interesting but please don't exaggerate though

For example I never write

"cover design by X (or sometimes if the guy is well known like Kris Verwimp), booklet photos by XX, thanks to our friend blablabla"

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Evenfiel
Heavy Metal Hunter

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 9:50 am
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Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:34 am 
 

A specific field for line-up and guests will be present in v2.

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christkiller
Black Metal Elite

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:38 am 
 

Evenfiel wrote:
A specific field for line-up and guests will be present in v2.


:wtf: really?

V.2 will kick ass then :D

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droneriot
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Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:17 pm
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:39 am 
 

Evenfiel wrote:
A specific field for line-up and guests will be present in v2.

Sweet.
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christkiller
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:02 am 
 

Another thing that I hope will improve on V2 = accents such as umlauts ö, ä, ü etc

At some point they get fucked up and it's not always easy to transcribe the words again

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Evenfiel
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Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 9:50 am
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Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:23 am 
 

christkiller wrote:
Another thing that I hope will improve on V2 = accents such as umlauts ö, ä, ü etc

At some point they get fucked up and it's not always easy to transcribe the words again

Yeah, it'll be fixed. Just like Wikipedia, MA will use UTF-8, though oriental characters will still require the user to install them on his computer.

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thinkpad20
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:35 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:22 pm 
 

Oh, sweet. When is this fabled V2 coming out, and how drastic a change? Will the layout stay the same, or will it be a complete overhaul?

Either way, sounds like I can't wait :)

--Allen

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christkiller
Black Metal Elite

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:03 pm 
 

we all hope this version will come soon :)

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Morrigan
Crone of War

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:27 am
Posts: 9385
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:38 pm 
 

FAQ updated. :P Sorry to disappoint you all.

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christkiller
Black Metal Elite

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:43 am 
 

:grumble:

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ralfman
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2004 12:45 pm
Posts: 907
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:28 pm 
 

I wasn’t sure to where to put this, but here it goes:

A suggestion:

How about creating a sub-page in the bands discography for tribute albums (ex. Slayer-"Slatanic slaughter" or Black Sabbath "Masters of misery", "Nativity in black" , Bathory -"In conspiracy with satan" , etc,etc,etc)

I don’t know if this was already discussed, but if it hasn’t, it sure should have some attention, or shouldn’t it....?
This way the real Gods of Metal woud be more noticed and "seperated" from the common underground band . :bow:

cheers

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