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    Posted: 19 Aug 2010 at 4:51am
I know this has been discussed somewhere before (can't locate a thread right now) and I remember reading about this regarding to NWoBHM, but I'm still wondering.



From user's point of view, it's time consuming to check every band to find what one is looking for. It's not a big problem yet because we don't have many bands in the database, but in the future we can have more than 5 bands with the same name - in fact, Metal Archives finds 13 bands with the name Darkness.

Should we edit these band names and add country tags like (USA) and (Swe), like in Metal Archives? Or maybe in the future the search option would show the country (and perhaps genre?) too?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ulfednar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 2010 at 4:59am
The "BAND ( Country )" style feels so natural, even my music collection is organised the same way. Adding the genre would quite probably cause problems with the listings, when you'll be having entries such as "Some Band With A Huge Goddamn Name For Some Reason (Swe) (Progressive death metal/Ambient/Black Metal/Electropop".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vehemency Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 2010 at 5:10am
Yep you are right that the genre thing would cause problems like that. Just to ensure, I meant that the search would show the genre too, but the genre wouldn't be added to the band name itself. But yes, it would still make the search messier especially with bands that are in multiple genres.

I think that I'm in favour of this style: "Darkness (UK)". If there are multiple bands from even the same country, then "Darkness (UK, 1)", "Darkness (UK, 2)" and something like that, perhaps?
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BumpSmile and good thinking mates.Clap This will surely cause problems in the future if we don┤t start dealing with it soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vehemency Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2010 at 7:14am
Originally posted by Vehemency Vehemency wrote:

I think that I'm in favour of this style: "Darkness (UK)". If there are multiple bands from even the same country, then "Darkness (UK, 1)", "Darkness (UK, 2)" and something like that, perhaps?
I stand behind this idea of mine still, as long as someone comes up with a better idea! ;-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2010 at 10:16am
I don't really think there are any viable alternatives to the format suggested by Tommi. Though a rare occurrence, I am sure we will come across bands with the same name and from the same country, and this is the most practical way of labeling them (with multi-genre labeling, using the subgenre may prove awkward). We could arrange them in chronological order, with # 1 being the oldest, up to the most recent.
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Is there a way of doing it automatically, such that the system automatically inserts the country code after the band name whenever there are two or more artists of the same name in the database?
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I developed a new/improved artist search autocomplete feature Geek. Take a look at it, it should help to differentiate artists sharing the same name. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A Person Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 11:49pm
Originally posted by graphix graphix wrote:

I developed a new/improved artist search autocomplete feature Geek. Take a look at it, it should help to differentiate artists sharing the same name. Big smile

Thumbs Up It's much easier to tell which Shining I'm clicking on now. LOL
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That is perfect Phil. Great new featureClap.
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Originally posted by graphix graphix wrote:

I developed a new/improved artist search autocomplete feature Geek. Take a look at it, it should help to differentiate artists sharing the same name. Big smile


Nicely done man.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vehemency Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2010 at 3:40am
This is amazing! Looks very good now! Thumbs Up
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