How do we merge these?

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/149-PLX-1000
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/18866-Pioneer-PLX-1000

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/4989-Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/11438-Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/19078-Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/18897-Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/19057-Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/3629-Audio-Technica-AT-LP60
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/19112-Audio-Technica-AT-LP60
and maybe the same
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/18928-Audio-Technica-AT-LP60-BK

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/18870-Technics-1210-MK2
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/18987-Technics-1210-MK2
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/19139-Technics-SL-1210MK2

Adding to the list in the original post.

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/149-PLX-1000
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/18866-Pioneer-PLX-1000
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/19237-Pioneer-PLX-1000

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/14353-Reloop-RP-7000
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/19271-Reloop-RP-7000

Hi,
I've "Delete" it like this

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/19578-Delete-Delete

Delete all and write message in the note like

This gear is DUPLICATE
please use
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/4989-Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB
or
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/11438-Audio-Technica-AT-LP120-USB
Thanks

Hi folks. I have just had a chat with the team about this. The 'DUPLICATE' hack I started was ok for the beginning, but it is a bit rough for all the new submitters right now, and we should really be guarding against this in the form. We are going to make some modifications to the warning on the form today which hopefully will help, and we will look at making more long term solutions (auto dupe check, merge) over the coming weeks.

Thanks nik. I see that duplicates are still being added but I will not document them in this thread at this time. Perhaps later tonight I can.

Wow, so nice to see all the new users! Over 3,000 and counting based on the ad at Discogs. Will probably see about 5,000 by the end of the day!

Thanks! I have just worked over Technics http://www.gearogs.com/maker/3077-Technics?page=4

Putting [DUPLICATE] at the start of the model name lists them all at the end of any list, which is nice!

I've been using the Delete-Delete method as well. That aisle needs a quick clean up

I've used [DUPLICATE]
but in these days duplicates in DB are very numerous and this compromises the integrity of the data base : (

We hope in new features on "Makers" o "Gears" input
Bye

Page like this are totally error
http://www.gearogs.com/maker/22328-project

Let's just add [DUPLICATE] to the Model field for now. We will work out a proper merge function and duplicate check soon.

Just to update everyone, we have made a tweak that should slow down the duplicate entries. There are obviously a bunch to clean up now, and we will be working on a way to do that nicely over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your patience here!

http://www.gearogs.com/gear/27534-Technics-SL-1210-MK5
http://www.gearogs.com/gear/26006-Technics-1210-MK5

maybe the argument here is that he replaced the tonearm in the 27534
i think that if there is a duplicate detected it should dump you on to the main view item page without letting you even hit enter but thats just me

I don't think changing an tone-arm is valid for a new entry, otherwise we'd have an infinite amount of permutations, that isn't workable.

i think that if there is a duplicate detected it should dump you on to the main view item page without letting you even hit enter but thats just me

We'll see what we can build. We want it to be as user friendly as possible of course :-)

What are the criteria for a duplicate? When is something considered a different variant of a model worth a separate entry, or when the variation should just be mentioned in the notes?

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/3961-AKG-DUPLICATE-D-90-S
This one was twice been stripped of all it's input, but is marketed as a set of 4 mics in colour.
No information was merged, it was just replaced by: "DUPLICATE, please FOLLOW/EDIT
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/1477-AKG-D90S"

Shouldn't the information be merged, instead of just removed, or isn't it enought to mark it as [DUPLICATE]? A revert function isn't here yet to recover lost information (can just be done by hand by using history)

The specific case has a different impedance as the one already present in the db. I'm not sure if this is by error or not. My D 90 S has been marked on the microphone (engraved in metal) that it is a 200 ohms mic. I know of an earlier version of the D 90 (S) which is a total different model. For that reason I think it should be researched/discussed a bit more before stripping the submission, especially if the submitter refers to the other version and seemed to be aware of the already existing D 90 S in the db.

I reverted the above sub once, but would like some opinions before doing it again. Although it's easier to compare subs without the data removed...

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/3961-AKG-DUPLICATE-D-90-S
This one was twice been stripped of all it's input, but is marketed as a set of 4 mics in colour.

IMO that is not a duplicate. Also, the info does not need to be stripped like that, even if it is a duplicate.

Hi Nik,
can you run another delete [DUPLICATE] script ?

https://www.gearogs.com/search?q=duplicate

Regards

Hi! The duplicate merge system isn't a script, I have to select and do each one :-)

I have done a couple of hours of merging, will do more soon! Thanks!

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/36652-Iskra-GR-6-Mimi

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/16968-Iskra-GR-6

merge please

Duplicates:
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/2833-Beyerdynamic-DT-250-80O-model
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/17632-Beyerdynamic-DT-250-80-ohms

And:
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/2838-Beyerdynamic-DT-250
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/17634-Beyerdynamic-DT-250-250-ohms

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/22079-Technics-SL-D3
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/26955-Technics-SL-D3

Got em, thanks ryosuke63!

Could these two be merged please?

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/3124-Electro-Harmonix
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/50716-Electro-Harmonix

merged, thanks for the heads up 5ilver5urfer

please merge
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/12700-Access-Virus-TI2-Desktop
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/53921-Access-Virus-Ti2-Desktop

merged, thanks mawiles.

Just found these two duplicates:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/16167-Casio-VL-1
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/54879-Casio-VL-1

Thanks, merged!

Found more duplicates:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/12610-Alesis-D4
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/22842-Alesis-D4

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/12608-Alesis-SR-18
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/35903-Alesis-SR-18

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/28359-Alesis-Andromeda-A6
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/32463-Alesis-Andromeda-A6

Thanks merged those first two (D4, SR-18)!

I'm not sure if those Andromeda A6 are dupes, the second link seems to be for the red model.

Sorry for the duplicate, can not say why I did not found it.

DUPLICATE:
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/57782-Technics-SH-DJ1200

origin:
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/6957-Technics-SH-DJ1200

The Technics-SH-DJ1200 have been merged, thanks!

we definately need something like "Master Gear", like "Master Release" on Discogs :D

Dupes:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/280-Technics-SL-1200MK2
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/62677-Technics-SL-1200MK2

Merged that 1200 dupe, thanks T-Noir

Hi there,

could you please merge the two makers TAMA and Tama:

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/9491-Tama
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/63509-Tama

into the one with logo and profile, somehow I managed to add a new device to a second brand instance, because I changed the name "TAMA Techstar" to "TAMA" as "techstar" is just a product line of TAMA which might confuse people, see also profile description content.

THANKS!

fixed, thanks noiseoperator

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/10827-Clavia-Micro-Modular
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/45792-Nord-Micro-Modular

and also
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/5580-Lake-People-electronic-GmbH
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/5579-Lake-People

Merged that first one thanks for the heads up @noiseoperator. Unsure about the second one, someone seems to be making a distinction between the company and the brand. Dunno if that is significant?

Not really sure what to do... Wouldn't mind joining it to one entry. Any chance for a poll?

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/62383-Audio-Technica
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/3078-Audio-Technica

Please delete this, my bad... Figured out the true maker later:
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/64029-MorphEUS

Also, regarding makers it seems we have lots of double and triple entries...

sigh...

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/3050-Yamaha
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/62686-Yahama
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/43482-Yamah

Hi noiseoperator

"Lake People" is a Brand, whereas "Lake People electronic GmbH" is a Company. These are catalogued as separate things here, same as on Discogs.

I removed the sole entry at https://www.gearogs.com/maker/62383-Audio-Technica

Blank profiles remain in the database at the moment, this is something we'll likely work on to improve.

Thanks!

Sorry, my bad again:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/8149-Ibanez-DE7
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/64222-Ibanez-DE7-Stereo-Delay-Echo

Merged, thanks!

...and here goes another one:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/41463-Ibanez-TS7
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/64243-Ibanez-TS7-Tube-Screamer

Which makes the Ibanez Tone-Lok series complete.

merged, thanks @noiseoperator

Reporting:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/38443-Boss-RC-1
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/63532-Boss-RC-1

One more:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/19675-Boss-TU-3
VS.
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/1310-Boss-TU3

merged, thanks noiseoperator

These two look very much the same to me:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/9186-roland-r-8
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/82702-roland-r-8

Both first series, same as I've got.

Accidentally added a dupe for this pedal (it didn't show up in the search bar automatically for me like other gear, so I assumed it wasn't on here):

Dupe: https://www.gearogs.com/gear/89322-boss-cs-3-compression-sustainer

Original: https://www.gearogs.com/gear/8272-boss-cs-3

merged those thanks morgue_sludge and EegaBeeva

Hey guys, these two are duplicates, ty :)

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/67927-roland-roland-tr-626
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/841-roland-tr-626

two others to merge:

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/2776-oberheim-sem-1080
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/2777-oberheim-sem

merged, thanks ARPon.

Another one. Thanks

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/57705-studio-electronics
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/33149-studio-electronics

merged, thanks again!

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/42776-numark-tt-usb
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/11441-numark-ttusb

These 2 are duplicates, the 2nd has more detail.

merged, thanks CaptainJesse

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/3067-m-audio
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/3245-m-audio

merged, thanks JT_X

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/7228-numark-dm1050
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/77500-numark-dm-1050

merged, thanks djindio

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/37265-doepfer-r2m
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/83645-doepfler-r2m

The newer entry has the company misspelled, but appear to be the same item.

thanks sharpmath, merged that dupe.

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/3151-krk
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/6276-krk-systems

Got it, thank you!

Sorry, I've mistakenly added a dupe, that's merely because the other synth model was not named as it should have been but both are identical. Thanks

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/89362-roland-promars
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/2142-roland-mrs-2

fixed, thanks ARPon. I've made a note of handling the Additional Model ID field better in our search to prevent duplicates such as these.

https://www.gearogs.com/maker/3206-teac
https://www.gearogs.com/maker/70597-teac

These are the same except the first one is in all caps and the other is not.
We should keep the first one (in all caps)

But while we're at it: should the name stay in all caps or should only the first letter be capitalized?

merged, thanks sharpmath.

But while we're at it: should the name stay in all caps or should only the first letter be capitalized?

Don't think this has been decided on Gearogs. But has come up on the other *ogs too.

We could go with the general guidelines from Discogs:
https://www.discogs.com/help/database/submission-guidelines-general-rules#Capitalization_And_Grammar

1.2.2.a. Artist names which have consistently unique letter-casing will be accepted with proof that the artist uses that spelling consistently and intentionally. This also applies to artist name particles (e.g. van, von, di, de, la, etc.), which can be in lower case if the artist spells it that way consistently.

So I'd say all caps TEAC in this case.

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