Operalala wrote:Every single tag thought up would then have to be a category, and then each and every category/tag would itself have to be properly categorized, something that would be easier to deal with on the work page.
Once a tag has been created for the first time the process becomes extremely simple. Takinge Verdi's Requiem as an example, let's say that this is the first work to be tagged as Requiems for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
. A category of the same name would automatically be created at the same time as the tag, and this would be automatically flagged to a member of the project team, who decides that it fits into larger categories called Requiems
and Works for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
. The category Requiems
had previously been created, and is itself already part of two more categories called Funeral Music
and Religious Music
So the process of just adding one tag to the work page for Verdi's Requiem places it in five categories:
- Requiems for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
- Works for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
- Funeral Music
- Religious Music
The review process by the project team will only be required for the very first time a tag is used, and the technical process of creating the category links would quite literally take just a few seconds. All the other works that are subsequently given the same tag "Requiems for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra" will instantly be listed under all five categories, with no manual intervention required.
Compare this with the laborious process of manually adding five headings (instead of just one) to every
requiem work page — with all the scope that brings for typing errors or mistakes in typing the words correctly — and the nested category system has to be a much more efficient and simpler method. It also means that new categories can be created later as desired without having to change the original tags on the work pages.
I really think this is the answer to the whole genre issue, and that it will do everything that people have been asking. But there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion — preferably on this dedicated thread