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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-8277

Tag types/categories

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Misc features
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      Description

      As they currently are, tags are a giant mess. We've already decided that we won't add genres as a first-class entity of their own (MBS-3738), and previous summits seem to have favored some sort of enhanced tags to represent them. This increases the need for better tag organization.

      Danbooru-style image boards use color-coded categories for tags. As an example, one of them has these four:

      • artist: the artist who made the particular image, e.g. "clamp"
      • copyright: the original work or franchise, e.g. "chobits"
      • character: the characters depicted in an image, e.g. "chii"
      • general: various other tags describing the image, e.g. "umbrella" or "scan". Some boards divide these further and would e.g. label the latter as a technical aspect.

      I think that we could apply these ideas quite well for some of the things we use tags for, such as:

      • genres
      • media franchises (also see MBS-8273)
      • themes, e.g. "love song", "party" etc.
        And possibly other categories such as stylistic elements, as well as unsorted, general tags for everything else.

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                krscuan KRSCuan
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