So, as a followup to the music tagging thread from a few days ago, I would like to propose the following for discussion. Should all musical posts be tagged with at least one high-level musical...
So, as a followup to the music tagging thread from a few days ago, I would like to propose the following for discussion.
- Should all musical posts be tagged with at least one high-level musical genre?
The consensus from the last post appeared to be a yes on this. Please note:, this doesn't mean that anyone who submits a track is required to go look up / determine the best genre themselves. If they choose not to, one of the tag mods may do so for them while browsing. Further, we seemed to reach a consensus last time that in the future it would be best to automate this step as completely as possible.
- Which tags do we want to use?
I / @Whom have done some digging and found several different schemes we might use as a basis. For convenience, I've reproduced them in a table for you below:<html> <head> <body>
|FreeDB||Discogs||Wikipedia||Allmusic||Rate Your Music|
|Classical||Brass & Military||Classical||Classical||Blues|
|Newage||Folk, World, & Country||Hip-hop||Jazz||Dance|
|Reggae||Funk / Soul||Jazz||Latin||Electronic|
|Stage & Screen||Musical Theatre and Entertainment|
|Sounds and Effects|
I think ideally we will be able to come up with (say) a list the size of wikipedia, allmusic or discogs such that determining the right genre isn't much of a burden on tag mods. In the future, we could expand this or even start inheriting the RYM genre hierarchy (e.g., Ska -> 2 Tone, Jamaican Ska, Spouge, Third Wave Ska)
So with that out of the way, I think the best way to proceed is for each of you to either:
A) Build a list of your own with one of these as a basis. We can count up how many people include a genre an count as a vote for it's inclusion.
B) Argue for / against a specific genre's inclusion.
Sound good? Did I miss anything?