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Old Oct 11, 2020, 07:44 PM
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Added 'Sharp MZ' and 'NEC PC-6001' to the platform list.
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Old Oct 12, 2020, 12:13 PM
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  • Fixed tracklist submission not handling the ":" character correctly when it's included in a track name.
  • Fixed incorrect role order for unit members credited under a different role.
  • Fixed product order for products with unknown release month in organization and roles list.
  • Fixed unintended "No valid submissions detected." error when editing certain barcodes.
  • Added role alias "Display Name" field.
  • Added row highlighting on mouseover for role aliases in "Edit Role".
  • Improved "Multiple matches for role" warning when using Mass Add.
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Old Oct 20, 2020, 08:56 AM
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  • Albums now use the release display title if they're linked to only one specific release. Same for products reverse propagation.
  • Added Brazil region/currency.
  • Tweaked product order in franchises for unspecified dates. (https://vgmdb.net/product/7086)
  • Organization assign will now correctly handle the "Org (Role)" format if it's used in the field.
  • Fixed wrong "Credited works" count in artists with linked products.
  • Fixed "Add to Artist Database" batch form not showing up with unlinked artists. Also added to product entries.
  • Fixed unit sub-roles not being displayed correctly when both the unit and artist were also linked as another role. (https://vgmdb.net/product/1026)
  • Fixed tri-state checkboxes in advanced search retaining their state when going back to the page despite appearing unselected.
  • Added a staff page to change the parent role of a role alias without having to relink all the entries, and also preserving the role order in each entry.
  • You can no longer delete a role if it's linked to at least one album or product.
  • Deleting a linked role alias will give a warning and offer an option to change all the alias links to the main role.
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Old Oct 29, 2020, 07:15 AM
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  • Added a comment field to all new entry and edit pages. This field is required for non-trusted users but we also recommend everyone to use it.
    The comment is displayed on the history, and can contain source links. Clicking the "Discuss" link in the history will create a thread to discuss a specific group of changes.
  • Submitted and edited links are automatically queued for archiviation on the Wayback Machine, preventing important data and sources from being lost forever.
    This also applies to links used in the comment field mentioned above.
  • Added OpenGraph support to artists, organizations, products and releases.
  • Editing an entry at the same time as someone else will now give a warning instead of silently overriding all the previous changes.
  • Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon links are now automatically cleaned up from certain parameters and unneeded data.
    Also added a staff page to automatically clean existing links.
  • Fixed entries appearing under the "Featured On" section of artists when they were set as featured to only some of the linked roles.
  • Fixed related albums not working when using characters like < or " in the product field.
  • Removed release platform from product list in albums when just one release is selected.
  • The "Highest Rated Artist" statistic page and the "Weighted Album Rating" on artists were disabled due to performance reasons.
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Old Oct 30, 2020, 07:11 AM
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  • Added a list of blacklisted sources that can't be used in edit comments.
  • Added a webarchive quick link next to all links added/edited after the last update. (thanks nextday!)
  • Added edit arrow for new entries in the "Recent Updates" page, making it easier to check submit comments.
  • Edited links are now archived even if the URL didn't change. Doing this on old links will add the webarchive quick link.
  • Long links are now shortened when used in comments.
  • Fixed quick album search matching a lot of partial barcodes when the search query is too short.
  • Fixed organization assign not recognizing commas correctly.
  • The comment is now required for everyone instead of just non-trusted users.
    For trusted+ there's a new "Allow Empty Comments" option in the usual gear icon on the top right that you can enable if you need to do some maintenance edits, or if you're just fixing some small things. Doesn't require a page reload so you can enable it while you're on the edit page after seeing the error.
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Old Nov 3, 2020, 07:59 AM
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  • Improved backend performance for album, artist and product pages.
  • Greatly improved frontend performance for the artists assign page. The role search can now also find single-kanji roles like 歌.
  • Added an option to artists mass add to handle different roles separated by a middle dot (作曲・編曲), rather than being part of the role name (レコーディング・エンジニア).
  • Added a "Check for Missing Roles" button to artists mass add, can be used to check if all roles are in the database without actually linking the artists.
  • Fixed translation search not returning the translation for subtracks.
  • Added link support for DIVERSE DIRECT (thanks Fivda!), TANO*C store, Melonbooks and Toranoana (thanks nextday!)
  • Improved the error message for deleted advanced search IDs.
  • Discord feeds are now slightly delayed in order to give time to the submitter to add more information, or fix a wrong category.
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Old Dec 13, 2020, 05:37 AM
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  • Added Artist Drafts, allowing all users to submit linked artists to the moderation queue for a quicker and more accurate approval process.
    See this thread for more info on how to use this new system.
  • Added new role system to albums.
    Removed the 4 legacy artist fields from albums (Composer, Arranger, Performer, Lyricist).
    Replaced the 4 fields in the advanced search with a more flexible search option for all roles.
  • Added Artist History to album/product/release.
    This will track all the changes to the credits now that the old text fields are gone.
  • Added "Original" field for unlinked artists names.
    This field should be used when romanizing an artist not added in the database, in order to preserve the original Japanese credit and help with linking the artist in the future.
  • Added Education fields to artists: Major, Alma Mater and Graduation Year.
  • Added more options for artist searches to Advanced Search, including all new roles.
  • Added a maintenance search for legacy roles to album and product search.
  • Added an "Add Alias" option to the Edit Artist menu to quickly create a new alias linked to that entry.
  • "Alias" and "Unit Alias" pages now inherit all fields and the portrait from the parent entry.
    It's still possible to set fields on aliases (for example, a different twitter account or a different portrait), but they should usually be left empty.
  • The unlinked artist suggestion box has been improved to handle the new "Original" name field.
    When the suggestion matches only 1 artist along with one or more of their aliases, the box will appear with a lighter shade of blue and the apply checkbox will be selected by default.
  • Added a "Suggest Link" option to artists (available to trusted+) to quickly look up albums and products to link to new artists, searching the unlinked artist links, notes and legacy fields.
  • The comment text is now required for everyone (including trusted+) when submitting a new album.
  • Moved recent artist links in a separate Credits tab in the Recent Updates page. The product names are also now shortened when too long.
  • Added the time an album was added to your collection when hovering on the disc image on the left. This only appears to you on your collection.
  • Added Meiryo as a fallback font to fix the rendering of some character on Chrome/Windows. For example, 今 was rendered as a Chinese character.
  • The submit Artist/Organization pages now have all the fields that are in the edit page.
  • Links in the recent updates and modqueue from supported websites are now displayed the same way they are in albums.
  • Links are now auto-archived for all categories.
  • Added image zoom on the "Manage Covers" page.
  • Image zoom on the Covers page now requires CTRL+mousewheel instead of just mousewheel.
  • Improved artist suggestions when linking them as unit members.
  • Mass Add can now set the original name and suffix for the artists in the format "name [original] (suffix)". There are two new options to disable this behavior.
  • Improved Mass Add handling of "at" roles.
  • Improved Mass Add role matching for roles with a Japanese alias.
  • Fixed the Mass Add parser not picking up separators if they aren't lowercase.
  • Fixed reject media edits messages not appearing in the history.
  • Fixed history pages not showing the comment under certain conditions.
  • Fixed page count for the collection list page.
  • Fixed an issue when trying to set a unit for an unlinked artist.
  • Fixed an issue with the credit count when linking an artist to the same role for BGM and Songs, but with a different role alias.
  • Added missing Brazilian flag for product releases.
  • Added AKIBA-HOBBY, akibaoo, Grep Shop, animate, BookMate, Gamers, Black Screen Records, Ship to Shore Media, The Yetee and MANDARAKE shop icons (thanks Fivda!)
  • Improved the performance for the user profile pages.
  • Added an internal linking system on artist and album pages. For example, [artist=1]ZUN[/artist] would link to ZUN (artist id 1). The [artist] link only works on artist pages and [album] only on album pages.
  • Added a staff tool to search for albums with unassigned artists in the legacy fields.
  • Added a staff tool to search for artist aliases with the same fields as the parent.


We've also opened an official Bug/Feature Request tracker on Github: https://github.com/vgmdb/tracker/issues
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Old Dec 19, 2020, 01:51 PM
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  • Unit members in credits can now be linked to the unit on a specific role, to solve issues when the unit is linked to multiple roles. (Issue #78)
  • Added roles to Advanced Search. (Issue #75)
  • Added original title to event pages. (Issue #54)
  • Improved role matching when searching in the role dropdown. (Issue #64)
  • Improved how artist aliases inherit the parent data. Now if one field is set on a multiple one (for example, just the birth year), the rest of the related fields aren't inherited.
  • Fixed long japanese titles not getting shortened correctly. (Issue #57)
  • Fixed draft -> draft copy not preserving role order. (Issue #80)
  • Added link to the role request thread to the "Role not found" error. (Issue #74)
  • Improved handling of "co., ltd." and similar formats in organizations and artists fields.
  • Regular users can no longer submit incomplete tracklists (Issue #72)
  • Added a warning when submitting a duplicate role alias.
  • When using the "Add Alias" button for units, "Unit Alias" is now selected instead of just "Alias".
  • Fixed mass add parser for roles starting with "by" or "at".
  • Fixed mass add parser for suffixes containing a parenthesis.
  • Added staff tool to move artist credits to aliases. (Issue #73)
  • Greatly improved the user submissions page performance.
  • Several small fixes and improvements to the new features from the last update.

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  • Improved the role dropdown search. It's now faster, and relevant matches are moved to the top of the list.
  • Improved the performance of the artists-assign page.
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  • Improved the alias display for artists when aliases have the same name as the entry, or when the artist has multiple aliases with the same English name but different Original spelling. (Issue #82)
    Examples: Wataru Maeguchi, Gen Okamura
  • Added new draft icons and the status of drafts in the user page. Thanks cal! (Issue #61)
  • Added "Exact Match" option to album platform in Advanced Search. (Issue #40)
  • The Mass Add parser will not automatically set certain roles (Original Composer, Original Lyricist) to featured automatically. (Issue #92)
  • Added a new field for artists and organizations to set a death/stop date even if the year is unknown, for example Azusa Hara. (Issue #56)
  • Renamed "Publisher" field for albums to "Organizations".
  • Fixed album bbcode for releases not displaying in products. (Issue #90)
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Due to the challenges that arose from opening up for public submission of artist drafts, the maximum number of pending albums per submitter has been reduced to 10. Also, thanks to Illidan, we can now set this on a per-user basis, so a few good submitters are still at the old maximum.
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  • When previewing a draft on a entry, you will now see a new Compare section detailing missing artists, new ones, and modified ones. (Issue #70)
    This will be improved in the future to add more checks, but we recommend everyone (including trusted+) to use this feature when updating artists on an existing entry.
  • Added a warning for missing artists when submitting a draft to an existing entry. (Issue #117)
  • Added artist disambiguation. (Issue #24)
  • Moved drafts apply/reject to a different tab in Recent Updates. (Issue #116)
  • Added drafts to user submissions page. (Issue #118)
  • The apply checkbox is no longer checked for artists with 0 works under that specific role. (Issue #107)
  • Drafts applied by trusted+ are auto-approved in the modqueue. (Issue #111)
  • Greatly improved the role dropdown search and fixed several issues with it.
  • Added warning for skipped lines to the mass add parser. (Issue #103)
  • Added [role] internal linking to role descriptions. (Issue #102)
  • Added a limit of 25 drafts per user (50 for trusted+), and made deleting a draft quicker.
  • Added total album length and amount of tracks for multi-disc albums. (Issue #113)
  • Added an icon to show wishlist items that are also included in your collection. (Issue #110)
  • Added DLsite icon (thanks Fivda!)
  • Fixed artist suffix not appearing when assigned to an unit on a different role (Issue #109)
  • Improved artist matching when using the Original field. (Issue #106)
  • Changed "Other Spellings" artists section to case insensitive. (Issue #105)
  • Drafts can no longer be submitted to child albums.
  • Added New Zealand country/currency.
  • Several fixes and improvements to the drafts functionality.
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  • Added a way to sort role/album links by modified date.
  • It's now possible to click on a role alias in the role page to filter the list by that alias only.
  • Added a trusted editor+ option at the bottom of Artists Assign to convert roles to their Japanese equivalent.
  • Added LINE MUSIC and KKBOX link icons. (thanks Fivda!)
  • Inactive album notes are no longer matched by the artist's Suggest Link tool.
  • Tweaked product matching by ignoring the text in parentheses when it's too short, like (TV).
  • Fixed duplicate edit comment on adding new media. (Issue #41)
  • Fixed tab switching in products not appearing if one release has no artist links but different notes. (Issue #53)
  • Fixed mass add parsing when using lines like "Role by : artist". (Issue #136)
  • Fixed organizations field name on submission page. (Issue #154)
  • Fixed role image "Set Default" when using multiple role images.
  • Fixed advanced artist search not matching special characters like & correctly.
  • Fixed deleted albums appearing as pending with no draft to regular users. (Issue #132)
  • Fixed modqueue error with deleted websites. (Issue #124)
  • Added Philippines country/currency. (Issue #131)
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