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Old Dec 17, 2011, 05:27 AM
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Really? An alias for PRISM147... ? This unit is part of the company "BOND & Co." which is why it appears as "BOND x PRISM147" on most, if not all, albums.

Also, I'm pretty sure × is the correct character, not a regular x. But then, I know we kind of shouldn't use unicode characters for display titles etc.

And this is not the only unit we have from BOND & Co., so it becomes a bit much with all the aliases...

So... can staff put a word on this?
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 05:48 AM
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So "Bond x ___" just means ___ while working for Bond? & CO. Maybe these should just be inline aliases, instead of having their own page.
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Old Dec 17, 2011, 06:23 AM
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I would assume so.

That, at least, sounds better, so can these aliases be removed?
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 01:05 AM
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In case of artist unit.
e.g. Sugar Honey Babies
It has 2 members that is "Izabel" and "pesu"
for "Izabel", it has not problem with member adding.
But for pesu, it has problem. Because "pesu" is alias of "Natsu Iwasugi".
when I add "pesu" to Sugar Honey Babies unit, if don't have alias I can not link "pesu" name to "Natsu Iwasugi".
so, I must add alias "pesu" for link to it.
for other method that don't add alias, it must update unit system as same as album system that can link artist with other alias name.
I hope it should be that.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 04:03 AM
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But for pesu, it has problem. Because "pesu" is alias of "Natsu Iwasugi".
when I add "pesu" to Sugar Honey Babies unit, if don't have alias I can not link "pesu" name to "Natsu Iwasugi".
You select the "ID" button under "Manage Artists" and fill in the ID for Natsu Iwasugi (7520). This way, Natsu Iwasugi will have an "inline alias" added to the entry.

Either way, this really doesn't say much for this unit, because we really do not have any reason for another entry. An inline alias would be better since there's nothing to link to it.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 07:55 AM
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You select the "ID" button under "Manage Artists" and fill in the ID for Natsu Iwasugi (7520). This way, Natsu Iwasugi will have an "inline alias" added to the entry.
from your explanation, it can do.
But it show "Natsu Iwasugi" not "pesu".
I want to give it show "pesu" and can link to "Natsu Iwasugi".

However I'm not serious about this.
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from your explanation, it can do.
But it show "Natsu Iwasugi" not "pesu".
I want to give it show "pesu" and can link to "Natsu Iwasugi".

However I'm not serious about this.
To make it display "pesu", all you have to do is put "pesu" in the alias field for that artist-link on the artist linking page.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 02:15 PM
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To make it display "pesu", all you have to do is put "pesu" in the alias field for that artist-link on the artist linking page.
That doesn't work when adding an artist to a unit, which is what KokoroMSz77 is talking about. The unit member list only shows display names, so if an artist uses an alias when part of a group and you want that alias to show up, you have to make an alias entry and add that to the unit instead.

When I have to deal with this, I usually just link the main artist entry and list in the notes they use an alias, like here: http://vgmdb.net/artist/11811. This is yet another thing that could potentially be improved by a new identity system.
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