Editing links between recordings and tunes (finally!)
Hey everyone, I’ve just made a change to the site that’s quite small in some ways, but I think will be very much appreciated by the people who care. :-)
So, the way things have worked up ‘till now with the track listings of recordings is that they link to tunes with the same name (or alias). Most of the time—80% to 90%— that works just fine, but of course there are occasions where the link is wrong. Recordings with tunes entitled "Paddy Fahey’s", for example, are almost certainly going to the link to the wrong tune entry.
Well now you can edit those links.
If you go to any recording in the recordings section of the site, you’ll see the track listing as usual but now there’s a little "edit" link next to each tune name (I’m not entirely pleased about how this clutters up the page, but I’m struggling to come up with a cleaner way of showing the links). Clicking that link takes you to a page where you can edit the title of the tune, but more important, you can edit the ID of the tune it links to.
This means you’ll have to enter the ID from the tune’s address, which is a bit of a pain, but I’ve tried to ease the process somewhat by showing some suggestions (based on a search for that tune).
Here’s an example of a recording with lots of "Paddy Fahey’s" tunes which could probably do with updating:
The recordings section is filled with comments saying "Such and such a track is linking to the wrong tune…" and now all of those false positives can be fixed. But I need your help. If you know of any recordings that are linking to the wrong tune entries, please, please, please go ahead and update the links. I’d really appreciate it.
I know this addition is a loooong time coming; sorry I didn’t get around to it sooner.
Hope you like this new feature! Let me know if you come across any bugs when you’re doing your editing.