Style / Unknown and untitled / Special purpose artist

Status: This is an official style guideline.

Purpose of the Special Purpose Artists

Several special artists exist in the database to deal with unusual cases. There always are some unnoticed bogus artists, but those Special Purpose Artists (SPAs) listed here exist officially, used to handle each of these various types of special case artists.

List of official SPAs

Subsets

Subsets of [unknown]

Sometimes it is useful to be a bit more specific when using [unknown]. You can use one of the following as the artist credit if applicable:

Always include the square brackets ([]) to indicate that this is not the artist as credited.

As with regular use of [unknown], these should only be used as a last resort, pending further research.

Subsets of [no artist]

Similarly, it may be useful to be more specific when using [no artist]. You can use one of the following as the artist credit if applicable:

They should only be used if the category is applicable, and if you would otherwise use [no artist].

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