How To Escape The CIP
Leaving the CIP is easier than it seems. In order to leave the CIP, you will need to receive enough correct votes on your pending submissions to raise your voting average. There is no need to worry if you have a large number of pending submissions. It is not necessary to receive votes on every pending submission in order to leave the CIP.
This is the link to your pending submissions for your account. Click through the list in the column on the left side of page. Any submission here that has votes or comments left by other contributors will need to be reviewed and edited where necessary.
You can also use Advanced Search to find your contributions that needs changes directly. Enter your username under “Submitter”, press the “Needs changes” checkbox and then search. This will highlight any of your submissions that need changes.
If you need assistance finding what needs to be fixed or assistance with explaining how to make requested edits, please make a post in the CIP Sub-Forum.
Once these required edits are performed, you will need to receive votes on these corrected submissions. You may wish to consider making a post in one of these places:
- Non-English groups - if you need assistance in a language other than English
- The forum thread for requesting votes on submissions
- Failing all else, support may be able to assist directly. If the above does not help, please create a Support Request mentioning this message.
When enough votes are received, your account will automatically be reviewed by our system and removed from the CIP. This may take a day or two depending on system load.
Common mistakes that may result in an account being entered into the CIP
Below are some of the most frequent pitfalls that occur when contributing to the database. If your situation is not mentioned here, please create a thread in the CIP Sub-Forum where other contributors can assist.
- I did not know that the item needed to be in my possession when it was added to the database.
- I did not know what information on the release was mandatory and what was optional.
- I accidentally edited a release instead of copying to draft.
- I was unsure when to use First Letter Only and when to use as-on-release.
- I was unsure if I needed to make a new submission or edit an existing one
- I was unsure which numbered profile (ex, Artistname (2) ) to use.
- I was not sure how to link how an artist is displayed on the release and how it is entered in the database (ANV).
- I was unsure if I should split a duo or group or use a singular artist profile.
Label, Companies, Catalog Number, Etc. (LCCN)
- I was unsure which label name to use.
- I was unsure what to put in the catalog number field or how it should be formatted.
Barcodes And Other Information (BaOI)
- I wasn’t sure if a rights society was a company or not.
- I wasn’t sure if any of this information was mandatory.
- I was unsure when/when not to add stereo.
- I was unsure if my release was a CD/CDr/CD-ROM.
- I didn’t know that LP included 12” and 33 RPM by default.
- I did not know a source was required for the Single/EP/Maxi Single tag.
- I wasn’t sure if quantity was the pressing size or the number of items that came per release.
Format (Digital-Release Specific)
- I was unsure about bitrates.
- I didn’t know I needed to include a URL source.
- I was unsure about the format quantity.
- I was not sure which country to use.
- I did not know that country of manufacture is treated differently from country of release.
- I was unsure when to use 1,2,3 vs. A1, A2..B1, B2.
- I was unsure if I needed to enter the entire track listing.
- I was unsure when to use headers/index tracks.
- I did not know what information should have gone into the release notes.
- I did not know that companies and credits should not be entered into the release notes without being listed in their proper sections.
- I did not know what to put in the submission notes field.