I suggest to add some collection indicators (colours, different font, small icons like on Discogs), e.g.
I also think this should be on the server, but until then there is a userscript by jesus2099 wich works for the moment: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/126380
Hi JonnyJD ! Thanks for letting me know of this earlier ticket !
I suggest that we need either of these two propositions, because we can or do have multiple collections (not only one collection) per user.
I'm interested in some further feedback for this issue. Specifically, what's being asked for (in comparison to the linked userscript)?
I'd like a few usecases as to why this would be needed. Here's one to set the ball rolling:
I have a collection that is "CDs I own". I would like to be able to look at an artist list and see what releases I have a copy of. On the artist list, each RG with a release in my collection has an icon or indicator.
Some questions about this:
The userscript is great. The only bigger drawback is that the collections it handles are not auto-updating, i.e. if I add new elements to a collection the script doesn't know about them until I refresh. And a single refresh run can take hours.
> Not everyone uses collections for "Things I own". Should this be an option? (Should people be able to opt out of adding this indicator?)
I'm not sure if we need a special "Things I own" collection with features that other collections don't have. I just named one of my collections like this and use it like any of the other collections.
> What if I have 2 releases in a release group? Should there be a different indicator?
Yes, maybe something like a number in parentheses.
Personally, I like the Discogs solution. They have different tiny icons for every collection and next to the Master (= our release group) they display the icons for the content. E.g. if a Master contains 2 releases that are part of co1lection X and another that is part of co1lection Y then Discogs will display:
<Master title> X (2), Y
> What if I have a release in 2 collections, each with a different indicator colour? Should it show 1? 2?
Yes, if we are using icons.
But if we are using colours this is more difficult. A possible solution is to define one extra colour to indicate that an item is part of more than one collection.
Some examples of the collections I have: "collection" (= "things I own"), "wantlist", "incomplete" (for submissions that need fixing or additional ARs etc.), "great free music" (my recommendations, public).
BTW MeinDummy, forgot to say but I added an auto-update feature by SultS request some time ago.
It proposes to update when you add/remove to/from collection.