Topic: a huge backlog of (disc *) releases on MB
While editing some obscure artists I often find that we have those old style release title with "(disc 1)" etc at end. Just out of curiosity I searched for releases and Found 46,682 results for "(disc 1)". This number is still quite huge.
I think we can script a bot to clean it up a bit. Or may be a bot can start making open edits up for voting at a controlled rate so things could be cross checked as well. I'm aware that we are always short of people on voting.
I don't think MB's webservice has api for making edits but a server side carefully crafted bot can be helpful. The bot can open merge edits after some heuristic like matching release date, barcode and catalog number apart from release title keeping the false positive rate very low. I hope the number can be dwindled by 20 fold with ease.