Why a different release group?

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#1

After adding a release to an existing release group Machine Gun Etiquette. I expected to see this album listed there instead it as appeared under a new release id 99623776-7d94-4f44-b5a9-02750a0e4e70.

Can anyone help explain why this as happened? Never had this happen before.


#2

First off, please use full URLs (you can embed them in text using the little icon that looks like a chain) when linking to MB entities; those MBIDs don’t link anywhere otherwise.

Second, I would venture a guess that you added the release without selecting a release group. When you add a release from anywhere other than an existing release group, there will be an empty text field where you can type/paste in the name of a release group and from there you can select the one you want. If you leave that field blank, it will automatically create a new release group.

BTW, the thing to do when you accidentally create a duplicate entity is merge it.