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Old Dec 12, 2020, 03:38 PM
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Default Changes to the Album Submission System

Some changes have been made to VGMdb's submission system to allow non-trusted editors to perform a greater variety of edits and to make moderation easier for staff.

First of all, you'll notice that the four text credit fields on albums (Composer, Arranger, Performer, Lyricist) are missing. These fields are being deprecated and removed. The fields were used for non-trusted editors to be able to 'add' artists on albums without access to the linking system. But at the same time, it doesn't work very well because it means that non-trusted editors are only able to make changes to 4 of the roles we have.

The four fields are being replaced by a new "Drafts" system that will allow non-trusted editors to request changes to all roles. Drafts are essentially a set of artist links that are detached from any album or product. More on the drafts system below.

Furthermore, rather than being limited to the 25 or so roles that were hardcoded into VGMdb a new dynamic roles system will allow us to link all the credits that appear on albums rather than just some of them. More on this system below.
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