Help talk:Score submission guide

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First impressions

Intimidatingly lengthy, but the form is mostly self-explanatory and I understand this is meant as a link from a nutshell version. One problem that catches my eye is that the labels on Form Add work and the labels in the output are often different!

  • "Title of work" might instead read:

Title: This field is automatically filled if you are adding a new edition of an existing work.

Include enough information to unambiguously identify the work (opus, catalogue number, etc.; see Help:Disambiguation or examples at Category:Disambiguation of works). Use sentence capitalization for incipits; see further Help:Style conventions#Titles of works and pages.

  • Name of Composer (First name Last name)

This field is automatically filled unless you are entering the first work/edition for a new composer, where you will have to delete the pre-defined value and enter the name of the new composer.

Use the exact name that appears on the composer page (Josquin des Prez instead of Despres)

  • Editor/contributor

It will be a great day when this too is automatically filled in for logged in users!

  • Notes about musical composition [on work pages this field is labeled Description:)

General information about the composition. See Edition notes: below

Richard Mix (talk) 23:38, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

"Unable to insert into table!"

What does this error message mean? I've twice filled out the form for File:Dal ciel venne messo novello.pdf, once with and once without the text source file, and still get "Unable to insert into table!" Richard Mix (talk) 02:06, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

This usually means that you lost your login status, however you are attempting to perform an operation that requires to be logged-in. The database returns an error because it detects an operation that is not permitted to a user that is not logged-in. For example, if you have the "add work form" open and not submitted yet, and then you logout through another window (or tab) of your browser, this "Unable to insert into table!" is the type of error that that can be thrown if the form is submitted after having logged out. Also, switching from http to https may cause the login cookies to be invalidated, and therefore the situation is similar to a logout. Please keep an eye on the use of http vs. https in the address bar of your browser: for example, accessing pages that were bookmarked in http while being logged-in in https may confuse the recognition of the logged-in status. Max a.k.a. Choralia (talk) 12:12, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Max! Having since created Dal ciel venne messo novello (Anonymous) by hand, is there an easy way to go back add a missing CPDLno? Richard Mix (talk) 22:10, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
When the add work form is submitted, the information entered are stored in a database that is used for maintenance and tracing purposes. Bypassing the normal submission process is not recommended, as such information would be omitted. The best thing to do is just to re-submit the form, entering by copy-and-paste the name of the files uploaded already, and then use the CPDL number assigned. Max a.k.a. Choralia (talk) 22:24, 29 October 2020 (UTC)

Bug in name of uploaded files

I am currently uploading a new piece, using AddWorkForm and the associated "Upload now" buttons, with the name of the associated files being delimited with underscores, i.e. "Flea _The_MC(.pdf etc.)" I then repeatedly get a warning "Filename has been changed to "Flea_The_MC.<extension>", because the system generated destination file name has spaces in it, not underscores. If I change the spaces back to underscores in the destination file name and press "Submit modified file description", it then loads happily, but the file name had underscores, not spaces, in it in the first place, honestly. MarkChapman (talk) 01:26, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

I just tried duplicating your problem, but it worked for me – AddWork form, Upload now, nothing in form but filename (with underscores, from Browse) and uncheck Watch file (the system automatically filled the Destination filename field on the Upload form, with underscores). — Barry Johnston (talk) 04:03, 29 November 2020 (UTC)
I think that the problem with "Flea _The_MC" was the space followed by the underscore after "Flea". In filenames (as well as in wiki page names etc.) the MediaWiki software converts spaces to underscores, because every file uploaded has a corresponding File: page with the same name, and spaces are not allowed in page names, they are always converted to underscores (and vice versa when the page name is displayed). Then, if multiple consecutive underscores are present, they are reduced to one underscore only (I guess this is just for readability reasons). The warning informs the uploader that the filename is being changed according to the MediaWiki software rules, and one has just to accept. Max a.k.a.Choralia (talk) 06:47, 29 November 2020 (UTC).
Thanks!MarkChapman (talk) 01:32, 30 November 2020 (UTC)