Somewhere between 2% and 10% of all recording merges have variations of “compilations” as the sole explanation in the edit note.
I have asked multiple times why the editors think this justifies a merge, but never got a response. Apparently many people don’t think questions in edit note discussions have to be answered if the person asking didn’t vote “no”.
So now I’m asking here if anybody has an answer for me.
To me “compilations” as an edit note means you found two tracks of the same song on two releases that are as unrelated as they can be and you haven’t found anything else that relates the two recordings either, otherwise you’d have written it in the edit note.