Songs / albums / artists corrections

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As for now, songs, albums and artists has just simple "yes/no" option when it comes to correcting their names. Don't know how long it will last that no-one can put the correct title to guide scrobbles where they should go (or maybe it's not neccessary now?) but I have an idea - tell me if it's good or wrong - to write down suggestions of corrections in one topic. Or if it is already here, sorry for spamming.

So, first thing which comes to my mind - and only one for now - will be: Godflesh - "Somewhere Scorned", which should be Godflesh - "Someone Somewhere Scorned".
Just made this mistake when tagging years ago and at last now I see it's not correct.
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Hi Tom, 

I understand you're reasons for creating this thread, but it's not what we're looking for right now.  When the time comes, we will be adding the option for users to provide more details for specific corrections -- but for now, if a track spelling / redirection is wrong, please use the interface we've set up on the site.  I know it's frustrating to not be able to suggest the correction as well, but this directly informs the data team of which tracks, albums, and artists the community think are right or wrong, so they can fine tune the clustering heuristics.  

Creating a forum thread for corrections loops the data team out of this feedback; presents it in a format that's hard to manage and sort at any kind of scale; and encourages other users to bypass the system we've explicitly set up for this purpose.  

So please don't use the forums for reporting corrections, unless you think there's a bug (like an artist appearing twice in your charts, a love track that can't be unloved, etc), in which case please create a new topic and describe the behaviour you're seeing.  If you want to keep track of corrections for your own reasons (e.g. for when we do add correction suggestions to last.fm), perhaps a shared spreadsheet would be a better approach?

Thanks for understanding.
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