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Some additions to unify us in the way we orgnize songs

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<a href="/bg/translator/verumdclxvi" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1277026">verum.dclxvi</a>
Регистриран/а на: 10.02.2016
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In the few years of my activity here, I have seen that some people write the release year or track number after the album. It always bugs me to see there is no one form we can rely on. So here is my suggestion, please let me know what you think:
​​​​​1. Multiple albums? 🤔 I barely run into this issue, I think it is more common in rap and pop to remaster songs and release multiple versions of it in different albums. My suggestion is to have the option of linking one song to multiple albums. And having it appear twice on the list only when orgnize by albums. When orgnize by songs (where songs appear in alphabetical order), it should appear only once and have all the albums listed beneath it. 
​​​​​​2. Add a section for track number. I suggest to have this section appear only after the name of an album is entered. The track numbers that are already chosen for other songs can be unavailable.
And the track number can appear before the song in the "by album" listing. (eg: 1. Transylvanian Hunger) 
3. Release year.. Please.. For the sake of Odin. I think this is the easiest one of all. I suggest something similar to the track number I mentioned, just like when I want to add a song by an artist that doesn't exist and we have to fill in some info about the artist. 

Please let me know what you think. 
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Track number and year could be a nice addition. It will be difficult to update the huge existing database, but it's not a problem as long as nobody expects them to be 100% accurate.

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<a href="/bg/translator/verumdclxvi" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1277026">verum.dclxvi</a>
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ingirumimusnocte написал(а):

It will be difficult to update the huge existing database

I myself am ready to help edit as many songs as possible.

Moderator Polyglot Scot
<a href="/bg/translator/dionysius" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1182697">dionysius</a>
Регистриран/а на: 26.07.2013

There are often many versions of an album with different years of release where the same tracks have different track numbers. I personally think it's fine as is. People usually know what song they're here to look up and can look up the album tracklist on other sites if need be.

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<a href="/bg/translator/maluca" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1206376">maluca</a>
Регистриран/а на: 30.04.2014

I like to add the year of the album to know in what historical context a song was written and also, when a song has many covers, to be able to identify which version is the oldest...

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<a href="/bg/translator/breezyday" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1394713">BreezyDay</a>
Регистриран/а на: 31.08.2018

Sounds like you guys are discussing song names? Sometimes there are two musical films, like The Producers, and I would like either the star's name or year in the name so I can choose the correct one quickly. It also ensures that people adding songs in a hurry add them to the correct one. Just thought I'd throw that into the mix.

Added: 9 collections, 57 songs
<a href="/bg/translator/lyricalmiracle" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1395191">LyricalMiracle</a>
Регистриран/а на: 05.09.2018

Yes, you're thinking like me. Trust me, I post things to update on the website every other day it's become a tradition...

I think album year would be spectacular to sort by that on the artists page would be a good addition.

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<a href="/bg/translator/verumdclxvi" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1277026">verum.dclxvi</a>
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dionysius написал(а):

There are often many versions of an album with different years of release where the same tracks have different track numbers. I personally think it's fine as is. People usually know what song they're here to look up and can look up the album tracklist on other sites if need be.

If it is the same album then I think the first release date should be added.
The goal is to provide as many relevant info and in as much orgnize way as possible. Otherwise, I think people could open YouTube and find the song for themselves, but we add them here so they don't have to.

Moderator Polyglot Scot
<a href="/bg/translator/dionysius" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1182697">dionysius</a>
Регистриран/а на: 26.07.2013

And then what about bonus tracks that are added in the middle of the album in other versions? For my personal music collection, I do usually just add them on the end of the original album to be fair but I just wonder whether there will be lots of corrections for different versions and different country's releases.

Well, yes, but adding a YT video is admittedly a lot simpler, lol. I'm not against the addition of all this info you suggest, btw, just saying I think it's maybe not as straightforward as it might seem. And believe me, I'm an absolute stickler for detail and spend ages organising metadata of my own music collection. Just hopefully people here aren't too picky in saying "Actually in my version song X is track Y", especially for bonus tracks that are not on the original release, but put in the middle of the track listing later.

The fact that we can already sort by album means you generally don't have to look far for a certain song, IMO.

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