Database Upkeep - Teaching Folks to go Potty..
I think I lived on this forum for the entire last year. no vacation. I took breaks only to eat and sleep. added dozens and hundreds of artist pictures. hyperlinked artists and songs. edited lyrics. added songs, that I knew from other sources and wanted to share with the community. Added many video links, even tho some of them got deleted, disappeared or appeared dead after only 2 weeks. Got some flack sometimes for doing things without thinking of the repercussions. So far it was lots of work but its gratifying for anyone who is interested in songs and many languages. Because songs live longer than a human being. Some songs that were written 2500 years ago are still around. others are forgotten.
What I do not understand is why do we let anyone just crap himself out on this board. When I go through the individual languages, I see almost half the artists still having no picture. many of them have neither picture nor wiki link. This makes identifying a song at times terribly time consuming. Time that we should not spend. But the one requesting the song.
The running gag on lyricstranslate seems to be to add Two artists in the artist box, that performed 1 or 2 songs together, and join them with a "&" sign. I later can browse through the data and break up every single time it happens. (and it happens much too often). Why ? for the simple reason that people don't read the FAQ where it clearly says "ENTER ONLY ONE ARTIST" and the other as a side performer.
So 20 different people out of sheer carelessness and selfishness give me 20 times the work and i have to put in time, that should not be mine to spent.
I think we need to make a video about how to use lyricstranslate.
We still don't have a bulk uploader or bulk editor. Everytime I add a song to a *insert country here* folk music folder, I have to manually add the language EVERY SINGLE TIME. this is a complete waste of time and unecessary stress. When I am in a folder called *insert language here* folk songs, its supposed to give me a default language, that I can then change If I feel so inclined.
That is the reason why i never add much information, only the bare essentials. simply because it is way too time consuming.
Lastly I wanna say that I am very pleased with the way the members communicate, help with translations and are just generally very reliable. thank you all very much. I got so many translations from languages i do not speak, and every new song I add and get translated is so great.