Why can't I add a wikipedia URL to a release?

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#1

It is possible to add a wikipedia page as a link to an artist but not to a release. Is there a reason?


#2

I think you can only add it to the release group, not a specific release.


#3

That’s indeed the case. The actual reason: Wikipedia pages (generally) aren’t for a specific version of an album, but for the “concept” of it - so it makes more sense to store them at the release group level.

It would probably be useful if you could also add release group level relationships when adding a release, though. That’s:
http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/MBS-7286


#5

Please link the Wikidata link alone instead of any Wikipedia link.
At least if it exists, you can right-click copy it from the Wikipedia left hand side bar.
This way, it will survive any further Wikipedia renames and it will link to all languages.


#6

While that’s ideal, we can’t expect every user to know and use WD - we should just auto-add the WD link when someone adds WP. That’s:
http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/MBS-8333


Wikidata vs. Wikipedia
#7

Thanks for the answers. I didn’t think to add it to the release group but that makes sense.

@jesus2099, I tried doing like you said but then only the wikidata link appeared in the sidebar, no link to the wikipedia article so I added both, so I guess MB doesn’t add wikipedia link automatically when adding a wikidata url.
Looks like there is a ticket for this as well: http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/MBS-6239


#8

The Wikipedia excerpt (page top) only requires Wikidata link.
But the right‐hand sidebar does not show automatic Wikipedia links, indeed.
In the meantime, I have made a Wikidata→Wikipedia module in the ALL LINKS userscript.


Wikidata vs. Wikipedia
#9

And probably auto‐remove all the matching WP as well, no ?