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Why was I 'Redirected' on My Search?

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If you see the notice "(Redirected from:...)" under the artist name it means that the name you typed was found in the database but there is no article under that name; the history of that artist is included in the article now on your screen - Diskery knows that and sent you here instead. It knows this because it encountered what we call a 'Stubby Record'. The process is automatic and you cannot override it.

If you see the notice "[Also archived as:...]" under the artist name it means that Diskery recognized what you typed and sent you to the article under that artist's official name as archived in Diskery. Often band names are abbreviated or known under a different name or are commonly misspelled and since it is inefficient to store a separate record for each variation, Diskery links all variations to one article. You typed one of the known variations into the search box and Diskery corrected it.

What is a Stubby Record?
A 'Stubby Record' is any record to which a redirection is used instead of a description. The redirection occurs because the information relating to this artist/band is contained within the description of another act or under another name in the database. They were used quite commonly in the original RRCA database and we inherited the process from them. Stubby Records are needed as they act as placeholders when artists have performed during their lives under many names/bands. The latest versions of Diskery still have these 'Stubby Records' but it redirects you automatically from them when they are encountered.

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