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Old Mar 19, 2011, 01:41 AM
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I've seen quite a few artist entries now, that has their "full name" in the notes or biography. But should it not be a bit more organized when it comes to this? Maybe we could have yet another information caption, called "Birth name"? In case they'd ever use someones real name, that usually isn't used for the performer, this could be helpful (if you added the possibility to search for artists under their birth name too, ofcourse).

Since we seem to mostly use the "Given name" fields for "one name" artists, a simple birth name caption with possibly the romanized and given kanji could be convenient; Koji Kondo (近藤浩治). The field would however, probably not be useful if the real name is already the entry's display name.

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Old Mar 19, 2011, 01:54 PM
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Well the space is called Name, so I would figure the real name if known should go there, and if ever found out should be put in that space, while performance names should all go under aliases/variations.

To help keep people confused some form of sorting of names based on use for albums and music connections would be smart. Assuming with a performer that never uses their real name, has 4 performance aliases which have differing album amounts under them ranging from 1 to 4, then The full name would be at the top, the one with the most albums comes next, etc down the line. Any that have the same amount of albums get sorted by which name has the most albums that came out closest to the date the user looks it up.
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