Help:Notes

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To add warning or note to a mix page, click on the according template in the extended toolbar. Add the text to an own "Notes" section.

Bad sound

This is used if the file has a bad sound quality: mic recording, distorted sound or high kbps at low quality. If the file details already state a low bitrate, there's no need to add any warning. Optionally, you can add more information.

Input Output Example
{{BadSound|}}

{{BadSound|Mic recording.}}
{{BadSound|Crowd noise recording.}}
{{BadSound|Heavy skipping.}}

More or less bad sound quality.
More or less bad sound quality. Mic recording.
More or less bad sound quality. Crowd noise recording.
More or less bad sound quality. Heavy skipping.
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Please note that "skipping" can mean both: record skipping and skipping on the ripped stream.

Bad header

This is used if the mp3 header is bad so the durations and/or kbps differ in from player to player. It's hard to spot those files but easy to guess when you watch the bitrate in your player. Normally real VBR varies a lot, but it just reads 127 or 111 kbps all the time, something might be wrong. We recommend the free mp3DirectCut to get the real duration and bitrate of such files.

Input Output Example
{{BadHeader}}
Due to a bad mp3 header the stated dur / kbps may be wrong and different in your player.
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Other versions

If the original source file has been added and lower quality file versions of this have been spread but not added, use this:

Input Output Example
{{OtherVersions}}

{{OtherVersions|Optional message.}}

Other file versions have been made up from the source as stated in the File Details.
Other file versions have been made up from the source as stated in the File Details. Optional message.
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Unknown other artists

Sometimes it happens that your file reads many other artists besides the main artist. When the mix is too short to really have all those artists included then surely this is the case: A stream was ripped but the ripper doesn't know which artists were streamed as well so he simply included all artists from the line-up. For not adding false information we handle it like this:

  • The mix page will be titled something like "YYYY-MM-DD - Main Artist, Unknown @ Club".
  • On the page itself a note is added that the file includes other artists but it is not clear which. A template is used for this (see below).
  • As artists the main artist and [[Category:Unknown Artist]] are categorized.

The note is added by using <code>{{UnknownOtherArtists}}</code>. If the other artists are credited, add them behind |.

Input Output
{{UnknownOtherArtists|}}
This mix may not include all stated artists (or in different order) or other artists, while it's not clear which exactly.
{{UnknownOtherArtists|This, That}}
This mix may not include all stated artists (or in different order) or other artists, while it's not clear which exactly. Credited or on the line-up as well: This, That
{{UnknownOtherArtists|poss=Possibly Mike Pickering only.}}
This mix may not include all stated artists (or in different order) or other artists, while it's not clear which exactly. Possibly Mike Pickering only.

Other warnings

You can also set up other warnings not fitting the above. Use it only for things that are worth a warning. Otherwise you can use the Notes section or leave a comment.

Input Output Example
{{Warning|Example message.}}
Example message.
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Earlier SoundCloud upload date

{{SCearlier}} can be used to leave a note that a file has been uploaded to SoundCloud before the "release date":
Uploaded privately to SoundCloud before the release date.

Example: 2011-09-25 - Dadub - Electric Deluxe Podcast 053 - The SoundCloud upload date reads 2011-09-03, but it was made public on 2011-09-25 (it was even uploaded before episode 052). The note avoids later date "corrections".

Finding out when the file was really made public can be hard. In the above case it popped up on the dashboard on the usual Sunday. The first comment can give a direction about the date, but is no 100% indicator. Use e.g. 2017-05 or 2017-05-0X as date in unclear cases.