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Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-10-12 15:45:00 UTC

The performance tags are now displayed in the Info field of the Versions list. They are an additional help for our users to navigate the long lists of versions, in search for the most relevant.

As an example, see The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) . Screenshot in attachment.

As a quick reminder:

  • Tags can be attributed to performances by Editors and Certified Contributors
  • Currently we're experimenting with the following performance tags: Definitive, Hit song, Editor's pick, More famous than the original,Obscure original, Unusual, Unrecognizable, Revival and many more. Descriptions here.
  • A selection of Tagged versions are displayed in the Highlights section. See which ones.

As a next step we'd like to improve the visualization of the tags, which are now simple text strings. If anyone has suggestions or like making mock-ups, feel free Smile

Last edit: 2019-10-12 15:50:17 UTC by Bastien


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VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2019-10-12 17:03:20 UTC

I've been pushing for something like this for some time, congrats. Now how to best visualize?


Quickly searching recent additions under "Explore" for a work with a relatively diverse and high number of tagged covers left me on Come Together …. An initial thought: Do we need e.g. "Live version" and "A cappella version" when just "Live" and "A cappella" suffices? Dropping "version" would look cleaner.


I'm also thinking that converting the tags to a system of 2 to 4 letter codes or some icon. "Editor's Pick" could be EP or an E in a circle icon, etc. If letters are used, all should be the same length for consistency. A user could float over the icon for a fuller description of that specific tag or click to take you to a full list of descriptions. They should be designed to be relatively intuitive for regular users.

sebcat

Editor
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sebcat @ 2019-10-12 20:31:12 UTC

Really pleased to see this too. Thanks Mathieu and Bastien Smile

An initial thought: Do we need e.g. "Live version" and "A cappella version" when just "Live" and "A cappella" suffices? Dropping "version" would look cleaner.

I'd agree that we could drop "version". This would help avoid too much repetition in the tables.

dudek

Editor
Posts: 349

dudek @ 2019-10-12 21:55:44 UTC

I like the way the tags look like in the editors' field (i.e. white font with the default turquoise background). Maybe it could be used for the Versions lists, too.

walt

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walt @ 2019-10-13 16:03:36 UTC

I'm getting error reports regularly saying "this is an instrumental" and "this video don't work", the first is okay, the second is so-so (it depends where you live).


I'm expecting more of that now, genre: "this is/isn't a live version" or "this is more famous (in my country) than the original" and so on ... are we gonna allow that? may I re-assign these to somebody? because I don't want to spent my time on them.

VirileVagabond

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VirileVagabond @ 2019-10-13 17:21:50 UTC

I'm getting error reports regularly saying "this is an instrumental" and "this video don't work", the first is okay, the second is so-so (it depends where you live).


I'm expecting more of that now, genre: "this is/isn't a live version" or "this is more famous (in my country) than the original" and so on ... are we gonna allow that? may I re-assign these to somebody? because I don't want to spent my time on them.


I'm sympathetic. While I file more than my share of instrumental related error reports (that's what I was advised to do), I have requested CC authority to handle myself. I file no vid related error reports as a general rule.


I'll also observe that the more info SHS attaches to an entry, the more potential errors. In other words the number of reports will be a function of the number of fields, tags, etc. attached or missing. This relationship should be considered when adding more and more marginal, less crucial and only somewhat informative data. I'll repeat my recommendation that tags should be few and concise, which would help with your concerns.


As to the "live" tag. Editors will need to review this tag if an earlier recording (i.e. studio) is found/reported (also vice versa). CCs and other experienced contributors need to note a needed tag change when filing such report. (I'm rather confident that I have some of these coming to an "editor near you".)