I tried looking for this, but did not find a match. I was wondering is it is a possibility to do something similar to the AccuRaterip data has where although the ID might exist, you can still submit it and add +1 to the confirmation count. I can understand the logic in not allowing submission of an ID(s) that is already there, but I can see a great use for a confirmation count as well. Rather than explaining the logic, the logic is basically the same as AccuRaterip’s logic on this topic. The need for this shows when there are multiple acoustIDs for a single recording. I would be happy to go further into depth on this should someone want or need.
For those who do not know, or do not want to look, here is a summary of that:
Overtime AccurateRip can become like a wise-friend, someone you can rely on and trust. It works by storing peoples ripping results and comparing your result with theirs. For example 100 people rip Madonnas latest CD, of those 100 twenty have errors, the other 80 all have identical rips. If you were to rip your Madonna CD there are 2 possibilities, AccurateRip would report that 80 other people agree with your rip (confidence of 80), or that 80 disagree if your had errors. What are the odds of 80 people agreeing with your rip, but they really had a bad rip (ie those 80 people had bad rips which happened to give the same check code)? the odds are 4 billion x 4 billion (repeated 80 times), an astronomical number. If more than 3 people agree with your rip, it is 100% certainty it is accurate.