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Key: MBS-2997
Type: Bug Bug
Status: Closed Closed
Resolution: Fixed
Priority: Low Low
Assignee: Johannes Weißl
Reporter: Johannes Weißl
Votes: 0
Watchers: 2
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MusicBrainz Server

Age information should not be shown when the birth date is in the future

Created: 12/Jul/11 02:28 AM   Updated: 02/Aug/11 09:25 AM   Resolved: 02/Aug/11 09:25 AM
Component/s: Data display, User interface
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: Bug fixes, 2011-07-25, Bug fixes, 2011-08-01


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For fictitious characters that were born in the future the age information is silly, e.g.:
http://musicbrainz.org/artist/cc60ec6a-b1e6-444a-ad39-3e72affb8295
"Born: 2044 (-32 years ago)"

I would suggest a simple check if the number is negative (or zero), and if, to completely strip the "-XX years ago"!



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Duke Yin added a comment - 12/Jul/11 02:36 AM - edited

As I said on the mailing list, I would prefer if birth dates for fictional characters weren't allowed in Musicbrainz. The fictional artists still need to be here for database purposes (because that's how the Japanese industry works, and there is no practical or clean way to store them otherwise in Musicbrainz), but there's no need for fictional fluff.

After all, when it really is the year 2044, that fictional character wasn't born.


Johannes Weißl added a comment - 12/Jul/11 02:57 AM

Ok, then where is the problem? You can just remove the birth date of this artist.

But this ticket stays valid nonetheless: If MusicBrainz (for reasons unknown) allows future birth dates, it should display them in a better way .

This has nothing to do with the proposed artist type "Other", since this can (and should!) be also used for real companies, which can have a date of creation.


Johannes Weißl added a comment - 26/Jul/11 12:20 AM

Is not working:
http://musicbrainz.org/artist/cc60ec6a-b1e6-444a-ad39-3e72affb8295

I submitted fix for review


Oliver Charles added a comment - 02/Aug/11 09:25 AM

Thanks, this has now been merged