Thank you so much for this complex add-on. I have been toying with it for a couple of weeks now. I've creating multiple white lists, black lists, and keep lists to try out. I've dug through the the thread many many times, and I feel I learn something new every time I come here, though I still feel hopelessly lost much of the time.
Anyway, I'll tell you what I'm attempting to do and perhaps you can tell me if it's even possible and nudge me along or shove me in a different path.
I basically like how allmusic.com has its music genre's broken down -- and no, I'm not going to ask if it's possible to use genrefinder to pull from there. I get the whole API deal. I just like the way they're organized. So, I would like to set up my genres in 3 tiers too. You know, have a basic Main Genre like Pop/Rock, R&B, Electronic, Country, etc., then have a main Sub-Genre under each with mini-sub-genres under those. So, There'd be things like Alt/Indie Rock as a Sub-Genre and Cowpunk as a mini-sub.
The thing is that I'm not interested in all of the mini-subs, just some of them. However, what I want to make sure of is: If someone on last.fm has labeled something as "electro-industrial", even though I don't want that specific mini-sub in my list, I do want to know that song is Alt/Indie Rock and thus Pop/Rock.
So, for most of the items in my white list, I actually have multiple genre tags I want to add to my Genre field. Is it possible to have translations like:
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cowpunk=Pop/Rock; Alt/Indie Rock; Cowpunk,electro%industrial=Pop/Rock; Alt/Indie Rock
The other issue I've run into is the sort order in which the tags file into the Genre field. It doesn't seem to matter how I organize my white list file, they don't appear to consistently file in any regular order and I would like for the Main Genres to appear first in the list. Is there any way to sort/weight the main ones so they appear first when they file?
(Unfortunately, I attempted to put the Main Genre in Grouping, Sub-Genre in Genre, and mini-sub in Custom 1, but that's when I discovered that Grouping can't be used as nodes.
Thanks in advance!