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Should ratings on unofficial releases count towards artist's overall user score?

Something I was thinking about in the case of the unmastered/unmixed version of Grimes’s album leaking - it feels kind of unfair for this to count towards their overall user score since it’s a body of work that was not meant to be heard by the general public (at least not in its form at time of leak), so why let it blemish the overall ratings formulated from their officially released discography?

Currently the leak only has 5 ratings which wouldn’t have a big impact on Grimes’s overall user score (with over 2,500 ratings) but for a smaller artist or more widely circulated leak I can see it having a more pronounced effect.

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Currently the overall artist score only takes into account ratings for releases listed as LPs.

If you notice that this isn’t the case, let me know. It’s been awhile since I’ve touched that.