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Key: MBS-2450
Type: Improvement Improvement
Status: Reopened Reopened
Priority: Normal Normal
Assignee: Unassigned
Reporter: Calvin Walton
Votes: 2
Watchers: 1

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MusicBrainz Server

Overview pages (for release groups, releases, recordings, works, artists) should show the entire annotation.

Created: 31/May/11 08:09 PM   Updated: 14/Dec/12 08:43 PM
Component/s: Data display
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

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Honestly, two lines just isn't enough. The old server showed the entire annotation on the various pages where it was seen, and I don't particularly recall hearing any complaints about that.

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Aurélien Mino added a comment - 31/May/11 10:26 PM

Two lines might not be enough, but showing the entire annotation is not a good idea - see e.g.

The correct solution is to only show e.g. 3 or 4 lines by default, with the ability to show the full annotation with a javascript switch (i.e. without requiring loading a new page).

Calvin Walton added a comment - 14/Dec/12 08:37 PM

This doesn't really make sense now that we have inline full annotation loading. If someone wants this behaviour explicitly, a user-script is suitable.

Calvin Walton added a comment - 14/Dec/12 08:43 PM

After chatting in IRC, I changed my mind - re-opening.

The full annotation should be shown, because its primary content is usually notes from one editor to another, some of which may be important information about things that shouldn't be edited and why they are that way.

Hiding this by default, particularly for new editors who don't use userscripts, is a bad idea.