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Alias: added Japanese title

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#1 by echomateria
2008-07-08 at 15:16
< report >If you just read the explanation below the Aliases field you will see:

"Comma seperated list of alternative titles or abbreviations. Can include both official (japanese/english) titles and unofficial titles used around net. Titles that are listed in the releases do not have to be added here."

The "Titles that are listed in the releases do not have to be added here." is bold to point out this error thats being repeated by many users. Please do not add the same names used in releases as aliases, the search engine already checks for releases when you search for a name. Putting the same names in the aliases field creates unnecessary confusion.Last modified on 2008-07-08 at 16:11
#2 by echomateria
2008-07-08 at 15:23
< report >I am referring to the edits like these two: v108.3 & v910.4
#3 by retardsrox
2008-07-12 at 16:51
< report >Erm... i don't think i did anything wrong, i just added the official Korean title of the game...

or is it that i am not supposed to add the original title in the aliases field?

i'm sorry if i caused any trouble...Last modified on 2008-07-12 at 16:58
#4 by applehq
2008-07-12 at 17:02
< report >If you put the original title into the "Original Title" field of a release, there is no need for it to be in the aliases field.
The alias field is used for additional titles that people use on the internet that people may search for.
However, adding a release is done after adding the visual novel.
We know that this may cause confusion, especially to new users.
#5 by retardsrox
2008-07-12 at 17:06
< report >hmm thanks for your understanding, i will take note of it
#6 by gigablah
2008-07-12 at 17:06
< report >It's the system that's confusing. There probably should be a mechanism to collect all the release titles (and their associated original titles) and list those in the aliases field automatically so that users don't duplicate them.
#7 by applehq
2008-07-12 at 17:09
< report >The system would not be able to do something with data that has not been entered into the database.
#8 by gigablah
2008-07-12 at 17:11
< report >I can imagine scenarios where people would add original titles as aliases AFTER the releases have been entered...
#9 by applehq
2008-07-12 at 17:16
< report >That has happened many times in the past.
There is no reliable pattern that can be used on release titles that can collect an alias.
#10 by Yorhel
2008-07-12 at 18:19
< report >What gigablah proposes (listing the existing release titles in the alias field when editing) may not be such a bad idea. It won't help prevent people from adding official titles when the related release hasn't been added yet, though.


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