When are edits automatically applied ? (possible bug)


I don’t understand why some edits are automatically applied and not others.
I just edited this release : https://musicbrainz.org/release/641d4454-a63d-48d0-9f12-b656f63b58ae
I changed track titles on both mediums, the medium 1 was automatically applied ( https://musicbrainz.org/edit/38950353) while the other is open ( https://musicbrainz.org/edit/38950332).

Also, I added a release date on a release which had none ( https://musicbrainz.org/edit/38951172). Since this is a non-destructive edit, shouldn’t this one be applied ?

Is this a bug, or are there some things I don’t get ?


From the MusicBrainz FAQ on editing:

Even some constructive edits require the approval process, like adding album art to a release. This is probably to prevent vandalism/spam not involving deletions. Although I’m not 100% on which types of edits are auto-applied and which require the 7 day wait.

Edit: Maybe someone (like a mod or admin, if they’re feeling up to it?) can provide a link to a table with that auto-vs-wait info spelled out. Maybe building off of this if there isn’t one already handy.

Edit 2: It just occurred to me, the whole source code is on Github, I could crawl through it myself… Unless, is this type of thing configurable? Way too many LoC in any case. :confused: (Ignore me, I’m talking to myself now)


Thanks for your answer, I missed the bit about the punctuation and I didn’t think it could be considered differently than other typos.