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Old Jan 18, 2010, 04:55 AM
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The initial splitting of these publisher types was prompted by the question: "What if Nobuo Uematsu released an album of original works through his personal website?" Having the doujin/indie type and color-code wouldn't seem appropriate for this.

On the other hand, you could potentially have an artist who alternates between releasing (unauthorized) fan arranges and original soundtracks through his personal netlabel. One would have to be listed as doujin/fanmade and the other as independent, which suggests the field (inappropriately) depends on the content of the release rather than the publisher.

A potential solution is to merge the publisher types back together AND make the blue color-coding for Works releases (i.e. no category) to have higher priority than the orange coding for Doujin/indie publisher type, which achieves a closer result to our old system.
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