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Old Jul 14, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Default Linking unit and sub-artists

A thing I've missed is the ability to link an unit AND the actual members so their discographies are more complete. Well, technically you can, but it's confusing and won't show too well in the album pages.

For example most SNK albums are linked to Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan. I could change them to the actual composers, but then the SGZ discography would vanish (not cool). Plus many albums do credit the unit as composer but in the liner notes you can find the actual members.

So I've been thinking, what about linking unit+artists, and detecting the artist 'suffix' to group by unit?

For example, I link:
- Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan
- SHA-V, suffix: Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan (or SGZ's ID)
- YAMAPY-1, suffix: Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan (or SGZ's ID)
- Toshikazu Tanaka (no suffix)
And the album page shows:
- Composers: Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan (SHA-V, YAMAPY-1), Toshikazu Tanaka
You could make it collapsable for bonus points.

This would be very nice specially for long standing in-house teams that their original and current members have little in common (ie Falcom jdk).
I realize these tech changes won't happen easily but my 2 cents just in case.
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