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Bandlist outdated 
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The bandlist is really very outdated. Unfortunately, it is no longer a reliable list to check bands. I am using other websites to for up to date info.
can you do anything about it guys? I'm willing to help in a way or another..

Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:46 am
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Well, it's valid criticism. A more up-to-date bandlist would make this website more attractive to people again.

What I propose is this:


A form for bands or knowledgeable fans to send structured data on releases, band status and so on by email on the bandlist entry site:

+ There is no database access or server scripting involved
+ We don't need to post data in a thread that just causes more work for you
+ Can be implemented client side
+ We could even announce new releases that way
- It could be used for email spam but so can any basic form.
+++ Later on we could make a graph showing changes over time. Let's just fill it with random data who cares. :banana: Graphs! :banana:


Look into bandcamp. Maybe there is a way to access an API for all kinds of information.

Even if there is no public API we might make use of this thing:

I'm probably being to naive here and bands go over board with their tags all the time but you have to start somewhere.


A repeatable task for a web spider to find out if some band link points to nowhere. Maybe the band is not around anymore. If you give me a list of bands with country of origin and links I can do that on my machine here and send you an updated file or upload it to a git repo.

If you consider updating the site in any of these ways, I'd have a bunch of technical questions. I'm not really a web programmer (or administrator) myself but I've been doing more of this stuff lately.

Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:39 am
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Since this message Abd posted more than 2 years ago, he's been recruited to do the job he was dreaming about and the bandlist is slowly but surely being updated. May he be here officially thanked!

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Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:38 pm
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Great job indeed! A thankless task!

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Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:44 am
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