Help:Fakes & Repeats

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This page explains how to add Fakes and Repeats to MixesDB.

Fakes

On MixesDB we use the term "fake" a bit more flexible. Basically fakes are mixes which pretend to be something they actually are not.

This can be intended, e.g. when someone uploads his own mix as new Richie Hawtin mix. The motivation of such actions are questionable, some do it for the ego and some hope to earn some money with one-click hosters.

But most often it happens by accident when somebody gives false info somewhere. A mix can be spread through many different channels where false information can be added about the mix. See also MixesDB:Fake Sets.

Adding fakes

On MixesDB:Add a new mix add the title of the mix page you want to create. A default template will be loaded:

{{Fake
 |Original  =
 |Link      =
 |File info =
 |Orig info =
 |Notes     =
}}

== File Details ==

{|{{NormalTableFormat}}
!dur
!MB
!kbps
|-
|
|
|
|}

== Notes & Tracklist ==
<list>

</list>


[[Category:]]
[[Category:]]

Original

Behind Original= you can add the title of the mix page which is assumed to be the correct mix instead, e.g. Original =2017-10 - Artist - Promo Mix.

Further details

Link= can be used to link to an external website (example).

The "File Details" and "Notes & Tracklist" sections should only be used when Original= is not used.

Further details like the duration can be added behind File info=, e.g. File info =58:34. This info will be displayed in brackets behind the title in the red box. Orig info= can be used to make clear e.g. which part of the original is used / meant in the fake mix.

Notes= can be used for all kinds of notes about the fake. E.g.

  • facts why this is probably fake,
  • a note who made the mix instead (if that mix page doesn't exist on MixesDB) or
  • a link to a forum thread where the fake was discussed, etc.

Categories

You need to categorize the artist and the club, event, podcast or radio (show). The year, style and tracklist categories are not needed here since it's quicker this way and fake mixes don't make sense showing up in those big categories.

Examples

Repeats

Repeats can be added when a mix is a (partly) repeat of a previous mix. Repeats happen when e.g. a podcast is just unexclusive and takes existing sets from the web or when the artist (or the management) sends out the same mix multiple times. And if a DJ spreads monthly promo mixes they're perfect footage for podcasts and radio show guest mixes.

No matter what, we only want unique mixes. Furthermore it doesn't make sense to maintain the same tracklist on two or more mix pages.

Adding repeats

On MixesDB:Add a new mix add the title of the mix page you want to create. A default template will be loaded:

{{Repeat
 |Original  =
 |Artwork   =
 |Link      =
 |File info =
 |Orig info =
 |Notes     =
}}

[[Category:]]
[[Category:]]

Original

Behind Original= add the title of the mix page which is repeated, e.g. Original =2017-10 - Artist - Promo Mix.

The mix page with the oldest date is always treated as original. This can change in the future when an even older mix page is added.

Artwork

If the repeat has artwork, upload it with the same title as the repeat page and the image will be added by automatically (example).

If the image name differs from the title of the repeat page you can add it like this: |Artwork =2011-06-03 - Noice! Podcast - Suara Music series.jpg (example).

Further details

Link= can be used to link to an external website (example).

Further details like the duration can be added behind File info=, e.g. File info =58:34.

This info will be displayed in brackets behind the title in the green box. Orig info= can be used to make clear e.g. which part of the original was repeated. Here's an example where both are used.

Categories

You need to categorize the artist and the podcast or radio (show). The year, style and tracklist categories are not needed here since it's quicker this way and repeat mixes don't make sense showing up in those big categories.

Example

You find 2010-03-02 - Seth Troxler - Noice! Podcast on the interweb and after a quick check on MixesDB you find out the mix is the same as the previously spread 2010-01-24 - Seth Troxler @ Some Club.

You would create a repeat page titled 2010-03-02 - Seth Troxler - Noice! Podcast like this:

{{Repeat
 |Original  =2010-01-24 - Seth Troxler @ Some Club
 |Artwork   =
 |Link      =
 |File info =
 |Orig info =
 |Notes     =
}}

[[Category:Seth Troxler]]
[[Category:Noice! Podcast]]

Note that you'd categorize Noice! Podcast and not Some Club. The result would look pretty much like this: 2009-10-21 - Mihalis Safras - Noice! Podcast 79.

Updating a mix page to a repeat

When you want to change an existing mix page to a repeat page, copy the template code above and replace it with the mix page content. Just as if you'd add this as new repeat mix (example).

Repeated parts

When there's only a part of a mix or show repeated, you wouldn't create a new page but edit the mix in question.

Example: 2007-04-08 - John Digweed, Scarlett Etienne - Transitions: the part of Scarlett Etienne was previously aired on Flying Circus (Proton Radio).

So this Transitions mix page should show up as repeat in Category:Scarlett Etienne but not in John Digweed or Transitions. Therefor we don't use [[Category:Scarlett Etienne]] but {{Repeated|Scarlett Etienne}}.

You can find {{Repeated|}} in the "Insert" edit toolbar.

Use {{Repeated|}} only when the mix page should show up as repeat in that category. I.e. you wouldn't use it on mix pages with old AND new material by the same artist. Examples: DK, John Digweed.

When a complete radio show episode consists 100% of repeated mixes, you would also use {{Repeated|}} for all affected categories. Examples: Deeper Shades Of House, Solid Steel.