Notes from #MetaBrainz Meeting 2021-07-26

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#MetaBrainz Meeting 2021-07-26

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Personal data in edit history

There was some discussion about how to go about this and some technical requirements. E.g., the data should be removed from the database, not just hidden in our own UI. There seemed to be consensus about keeping the edits, but replacing the removed data with something like “(removed)” greyed out.

Topic will be revisited again next week, when @Rob is around for the meeting.

MBBE_Bot autoedits

Some discussion followed, where it was concluded that there was clear precedent for giving bots of autoeditors autoeditor status, so an official MusicBrainz bot should be good to go based on this. There was also some discussion about when it’d be okay to have MBBE_Bot do edits as autoedits. Generally the bot will be run for a couple of days on any given edit algorithm before being escalated to autoedits, and the decisions for what the bot does go through the MetaBrainz ticket system, which seems to be more scrutiny than most bots receive as well.