After replying to a fellow editor on this release:
I felt something I said should be proposed.
In this release shown above, this is a release that is no longer available from iTunes. It is there still, but under a different ID and a different cover. Basically, the prior is before her new label stepped in and made a new release of it.
So, the issue I have is I have no reference to provide, well, not a valid one anyway. I have metadata to tell me what the reference was, but it cannot be verified by a non release owner. This is especially bad in the case here… where the cover art looks like a generic screenshot of a video or something. But as an owner of both versions of this release, I can say that the data and artwork I provided is what was provided originally by iTunes under each of the specified IDs.
What would be great, especially in cases like this where there is no good reference, is to have the ability for other users that may own the same release to upvote, or vote, or what ever you may wish to call it… but in some way indicate that they have the release shown here and are confirming the accuracy of said data. This would be nice because without it, you trust my word as the editor. That is weak. But if other owners confirm it, that adds to the credibility of the edit. For those who might understand this part, sort of like how strength of public keys are done in things like PGP, or other personal identification digital signatures, fingerprints, etc… where the more users that sign your key with theirs, the more support as being valid your key has. Also… like Accurate Rip database and what I hope AcoustID database becomes… most should be able to relate to that.
I am posting this here in order to get thoughts from others on how such a thing might be done, if others think it might be good and how it might work to make a proper proposal.