I think we need such a topic.
I have too many releases that I added with lots of time and love and which information is getting removed or diluted to end up not the same releases than what I had in hands, any more.
When collecting a release I need to set all disambiguations that I can to be able to distinguish my release from that other random edition.
Sometimes one of the main differences between two editions is just a logo.
Always, I need to see the same list of logos on MB to be sure this release is correct or, in the contrary, needs to be fixed.
So I understood, logos are imprints are labels (note that I don’t know English enough to understand the last two words: imprint and label) as said in Label.
1. Some logos or imprints are said to not be labels. Why not?
The role of the label should not change the fact that it’s a logo and that we should then set it in MB.
2. Some claim that we should only keep the child labels when there is also a parent.
I say why? This must come from the times we had only one label per release.
In both cases 1. and 2., removing from MB release a logo that is seen on the package will make me think that I don’t have the right release in hands and I will duplicate the release with that missing label.
☞ I think we should explicitly add in the guideline, as they are important distinctive disambiguation information, to include all logos/imprints/labels (1.) and to not remove parents (2.).
I mean what’s the harm otherwise?
Having lots of pages in parents is neither incorrect nor problematic.
☞ A second related thing: No one (except super experts or except with catalogue numbers that starts with a company code) can tell which catalogue number is from which label.
So we should just set catalogue numbers and labels apart.
IMO catalogue numbers should be attached to release (or better to medium MBS-1735 OR release MBS-5602), not to release‐label.
This way when we attach several labels to a release (allowed by design), the catalogue number (only set once) will be shown in all labels.
I usually give up quickly with labels, ignoring what is then done in my back.
But as I opened this topic, I don’t really want to give up until I have some good reasons against keeping printed labels.