Incorrect redirected/autocorrected song

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Hi,
This song:
https://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Creation's+Tears/_/I'm+Falling+(You'll+Never+Know)
is incorrectly redirected to this one:
https://www.last.fm/music/Creation%27s+Tears/_/I%27m+Falling+(You%27ll+Never+Know

which is incorrect because the last one lacks the closing parenthesis. Possibly even due to the alternate/wrong symbol for the apostrophe ?

It looks like someone wronged the direction of the redirect action (instead of autocorrecting/redirecting the misspelled one to the correct one, chose the other way around :-) )

I've already added this to https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/incorrect-artist-re-directions
but maybe if it's here, distinctly, it will be taken care a bit quicker.
Thanx.

P.S. The correct song is "attached" to the album, also has a youtube video added; but the incorrect one has none of above, so it's even stranger why this redirect is happening.
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I have another example of an incorrect redirect:

Paula Abdul's Opposites Attract (7" Edit) automatically redirects/scrobbles to Opposites Attract but they are distinct versions. The 7" edit, which appears on her Greatest Hits album but isn't listed correctly in the catalogue, is 3:50, whereas the album version appears on Forever Your Girl and is 4:24.

Should we use the "incorrect artist re-directions" for incorrect track redirections, too?
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I'd prefer it if you didn't Elliot.  When we're able to modify track corrections, we'll ask for this information.  For now please use the 'Is this the correct title?' dialogue.
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No problem, I won't - just wanted to check if it would have been helpful to submit these issues there.
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Cornel I don't see a correction on https://www.last.fm/music/Creation's+Tears/_/I'm+Falling+(You'll+Never+Know) (it should say "redirected from..." or "Did you mean.... ?").  Probably this is a problem with the service we're replacing in April -- let's check back again when that goes live.
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At this moment, when I try to check those pages again, I am not redirected anymore.
But there's still a bit of confusion here:


but also:



while in my library is:


the one I found to be wrong (lacking the closing parenthesis).

Some hidden auto-correct happening here ? :-)
By only the help of my eyes, I can't find a distinction between those first 2 images (which one has a strange apostrophe); I only see the overall statistics and my own scrobbles are identical for those 2 apparently distinct songs, but on the site they still appear as different.
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>>>Some hidden auto-correct happening here ? :-)

Yeah, I explained that behaviour in more detail in another thread - I'll see if I can find that.  Like I said, it's a known issue, and largely why we're replacing one of our core systems.  It's also why people can't delete or unlove some tracks.
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The following is also a bad redirect:
https://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Alexandru+Andries/_/Domnul+Stere
(redirects to https://www.last.fm/user/corneld/library/music/Alexandru+Andries/_/Domneul+Stere )
which is a wrong spelling of the first word !

Title (Domnul Stere - in Romanian) would translate into English as "Mister Stere", and the redirect would be something like Misetr Stere !! (an obvious misspelling).

I already entered this in the special page at https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/incorrect-artist-re-directions
but I wanted it to be justified here, as well.



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And another example:
https://www.last.fm/user/corneld/library/music/+noredirect/Cutting+Crew/_/Frigid+As+England

is redirected/autocorrected in a bad way to this  variant: https://www.last.fm/user/corneld/library/music/Cutting+Crew/_/Firgid+as+England

So the correct word "Frigid" is moved to "Firgid" :-))
I wonder why...

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And another:
https://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Mehdi/_/flight+of+the+eagle
is auto-corrected (in a obvious bad way) to this:
https://www.last.fm/music/Mehdi/_/Filght+of+the+Eagle

(flight to filght ... it's funny).

It does have a ground, though: the album page in Musicbrainz also have this misspelled title:
https://musicbrainz.org/release/e1d15a15-fd11-427d-a328-7c49ab4e6d96

Nonetheless, it should be reverted/canceled, or perhaps even changed to auto-correct "filght" to "flight" :-)