How to delete a whole entry?


#1

Hey folks, sorry bothering you but I couldn’t imagine who to delete that: https://musicbrainz.org/artist/b88f0778-2d44-41a0-8378-f0ce1fde50a8 isn’t any Artist it’s the title of a song by Mr. President. Please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_Jamboo.

Well this topic (Delete Artist) talks about “you should remove the releases”… easy… and how? All I can do is “add” something… Or have I missed that something? Btw: Would it be better to contact the editor? it’s only one.

Btw2: Great project this DB!

Thanks for any help!


#2

It seems that track title and artist should be swapped: https://www.discogs.com/Various-110-Hits/release/726749


#3

I’ve submitted edits to update the release, update the recording and merge the artist to get rid of the entry.
It is better to merge than get rid of entries so I am merging " Coco Jamboo" into “Mr. President”.

It should sort itself out in a week. If you want to vote on the edits to make it faster feel free but it would be better if we can get the first 3 edits applied before the artist is merged.


#4

I’m pretty sure the artist would be automatically removed within 24 hours once the other edits get applied (because it will be empty), so the merge was not really needed.


#5

The merge is needed exactly because it would have otherwise been removed:
https://musicbrainz.org/doc/Merge_Rather_Than_Delete


#6

I knew that it’s better to merge entities rather than delete them but I didn’t know this also applies in cases where ModBot would be the one to remove empty entries. It totally makes sense, though.


#7

Thanks a lot for this enlightening discussion and doing the job, I see databases are more complicated than it seems at first sight.