Documentation: Contributing

Who can contribute to vkgy
  • Anyone with editor status may contribute. If you would like to help, please register and request to be an editor on Discord or Twitter.

    Alternatively, you may leave a comment with information, and one of our editors will add the information for you. You may also leave information in the #research channel on Discord.
  • All visitors can: read pages, leave comments, like comments, and rate releases.
  • All users can: add releases, collect releases, tag artists and releases, add news, add images, use vkgy in Mp3tag, design their avatar, + the above.
  • All editors can: add/edit artists, add/edit musicians, add/edit labels, add/edit livehouses, edit others' news posts, and moderate comments, + the above.
  • All VIP users can: view unwatermarked full-res images, access the dev blog, get features earlier, access the exclusive Discord channel, use exclusive avatar items, and more. Support on Patreon to become VIP.
Introduction to editing
  • There are many sections to which you can contribute information: artists, releases, musicians, record labels, livehouses, and lives.

    Other useful sections are comments, documentation, images, and users. VIP users may also access change logs.
  • For adding and editing information, vkgy uses its own flavor of Markdown. It allows us to write in plain text and generate rich documents.

    For example, when leaving a comment, you can write an artist's name in /slashes/, and it will be converted into a link with the correct name. And in fact, as soon as you type /, a dropdown will appear which will help you type the artist's name more quickly.

    /dali/ and /la sadies/ are cool. Dali and La:Sadie's are cool.

    See Markdown for more information.
  • To add a page, navigate to the appropriate section and click the “add” link in the top right. To edit a page, navigate to that page and click “edit” in the top right.

    In most places, there are shortcuts to help you add data more quickly and easily. So be sure to check the relevant documentation at the bottom of each page.

    Although we try to make editing as simple as possible, there is a learning curve. So please don't hesitate to ask for help on Discord.
  • Note that some additions to the database (upcoming releases, upcoming member changes, brand new bands) will automatically generate news posts about them. If a news post was generated, you'll be notified and will be able to edit it, if you want.

General documentation

Page-specific documentation

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