What I mean is…
If an artist entry gets populated with more than one artist of the same name, particularly if it has sat there for a length of time…
Instead of tracking down the original intended artist, and removing everything else - Do you think we should put all of the information (including the original intended artist) into new artist entries, and have the original link say something like “you may be looking for one of the following artists”.
I don’t want what Wikipedia does, where they have an ever-growing list with all “John Smith” articles on one page. I would want just the artists that were mixed into that one entry.
Right now, I am looking at a mess of a page, where the original artist has been hijacked by 300 edits of another artist - which includes linking to Wikidata and vice versa.
I think if we were to have a “correction page”, acknowledging that at one point in time an entry contained information on multiple artists, but we have taken steps to correct it and to please update your link with one of the following artists which shared the link.
I think that would do a lot of good.
And it would certainly help credibility. If, let’s say, I was on Wikipedia and clicked the MB link. Instead of finding ‘obscure artist John Smith’ when I wanted ‘ultra famous mega star John Smith’.