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Gelordum
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:01 am
Posts: 32
Location: Ukraine
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:08 am 
 

aeternus1990, try now, I've updated the link. This is an issue of your browser and not the site. If you want to insert universal links, use any URL encoder for special characters.

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aeternus1990
Metalhead

Joined: Sun May 20, 2007 9:46 am
Posts: 551
Location: Moscow, Russia
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:47 am 
 

Thank you! I should know it though.

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teatrteney
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:09 am
Posts: 1
Location: Russia
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:34 am 
 

I don't know whether this topic is right. Redirect me if I'm wrong. I have a suggestion about advanced search here. Is it possible to add number of reviews and average rating to album search? It would be useful for the beginners in metal, for example. Rating represents value of the album in some way. So you see Metallica's album with 30 reviews and around 80% rating and choose it instead of obscure album of unknown band with no reviews. Also sorting albums by each column (band, country, etc.) would be useful. Tell me if it's possible to be done. Thanks for help.

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ben_wrangle
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:11 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:32 pm 
 

On the band discography we have the tabs to Complete discography, Main, Lives, Demos and Misc. Would be cool if instead o misc. there were separate tabs for EPs, compilations... I know it's another work to do, but that's just an ide.

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perzine
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Posts: 59
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:21 am 
 

perzine wrote:
Any updates from Hellblazer on where they're at around splitting the "other/unknown" option in the gender field for artists (ie: instead having two discrete options - "other" and "unknown")? It's been a bit over two months since the last update from a mod (and nearly six months since the first positive response from a mod), and no changes have gone through.


Okay, the silence on this issue is getting deafening right now. I understand admins like Hellblazer have many other commitments in their life, but it's been seven months now since I got a thumbs up from a mod about this issue, and four months since getting a subsequent thumbs up when asking about its progress, but nothing has been done.

If there are technical problems, please could someone say so, and explain how long it is likely to take to implement this change. There's loads of discrimination against gender variant people in the metal scene, so I don't think I'm overreacting by seeing that as a quite likely reason why this change has stalled.

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HellBlazer
Veteran

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2002 6:48 am
Posts: 3488
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:48 am 
 

perzine wrote:
Okay, the silence on this issue is getting deafening right now. I understand admins like Hellblazer have many other commitments in their life, but it's been seven months now since I got a thumbs up from a mod about this issue, and four months since getting a subsequent thumbs up when asking about its progress, but nothing has been done.

If there are technical problems, please could someone say so, and explain how long it is likely to take to implement this change. There's loads of discrimination against gender variant people in the metal scene, so I don't think I'm overreacting by seeing that as a quite likely reason why this change has stalled.


The reason is I'm fucking busy. This site isn't my life. I have a full-time job -- and when I do have free time to relax, I must admit it's rare that I'll think "you know what would be fun? More programming!" I have a hard enough time just keeping up with my backlog of site emails. I'm not ignoring your request; there haven't been any changes to the site in the past months. And there's stuff that has been waiting for longer and is higher priority, besides.

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perzine
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Posts: 59
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:08 pm 
 

HellBlazer wrote:
perzine wrote:
Okay, the silence on this issue is getting deafening right now. I understand admins like Hellblazer have many other commitments in their life, but it's been seven months now since I got a thumbs up from a mod about this issue, and four months since getting a subsequent thumbs up when asking about its progress, but nothing has been done.

If there are technical problems, please could someone say so, and explain how long it is likely to take to implement this change. There's loads of discrimination against gender variant people in the metal scene, so I don't think I'm overreacting by seeing that as a quite likely reason why this change has stalled.


The reason is I'm fucking busy. This site isn't my life. I have a full-time job -- and when I do have free time to relax, I must admit it's rare that I'll think "you know what would be fun? More programming!" I have a hard enough time just keeping up with my backlog of site emails. I'm not ignoring your request; there haven't been any changes to the site in the past months. And there's stuff that has been waiting for longer and is higher priority, besides.


I completely get this site isn't your life. But there had been no indication that anything was happening, and waiting more than half a year for a response from someone like yourself felt like I'd been pretty damn patient. And, as I said, there's plenty of precedent for these kinds of concerns getting pushed under the rug in our community.

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perzine
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Posts: 59
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 pm 
 

It's kind of a given with sites like this that everyone has busy lives beyond them, and, equally, it's also a given that people tend to forget this aspect. I get that. I sympathise with that. But it's hard to know what to do with silence. Something along the lines of "yep, that sounds good. This could take x months - or even a year or more (however long it might take for upstream software updates/upgrades, etc) - before I have the time to tackle with it" at least gives the person asking the question something to work with. I'm frustrated on this matter because my experience in the metal scene is that people generally don't have time for LGBTIQA+ matters, and this could very well have been another example of that, especially given half a year of almost radio silence (aside from a couple of "yep, sounds good - I'll ask hellblazer to look into it" responses from mods). It's a big assumption, for sure, but also something a can't dismiss.

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Diamhea
Eats and Spits Corpses

Joined: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:46 pm
Posts: 9354
Location: At the Heat of Winter
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:13 pm 
 

You are being paranoid.
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perzine
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:19 pm
Posts: 59
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:50 pm 
 

Diamhea wrote:
You are being paranoid.


I look forward to being proven wrong, then.

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0th
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:59 pm
Posts: 112
Location: China
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:44 pm 
 

Why not add the function "If you already know the label ID" while merging a label page? Just as "If you already know the artist ID" while merging an artist page.

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DeadKid
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:51 am
Posts: 8
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:49 pm 
 

There doesn't seem to be anywhere I can remove my ICQ, AIM and Yahoo handles from my profile on the main site. The profile edit page doesn't have those fields any more. They're just clutter as I don't use them any more. I did remove them from my forum profile.

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Morrigan
Crone of War

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:27 am
Posts: 12359
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:19 pm 
 

DeadKid wrote:
There doesn't seem to be anywhere I can remove my ICQ, AIM and Yahoo handles from my profile on the main site. The profile edit page doesn't have those fields any more. They're just clutter as I don't use them any more. I did remove them from my forum profile.

lol my bad, forgot to take those out. It's all useless/outdated now so I removed it all. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, it's been fixed.
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