Here's two things I've noticed that I want to ask about, both involving other people's uploads.
- Just now, saw someone upload a pack by various artists, and while their method isn't what one would expect from this database, it's got me wondering if maybe in the future it'd be possible to upload actual packs of songs as it's own entries, as well as the individual songs. It'd especially be great for things like full albums and themed packs I think, to be able to group them together, perhaps linking to individual songs within the pack's page, as well as a download link for the pack itself.
It could be nice to have that feature but it would need to be coded in anew, and I'm not sure pksage has the time to devote to that.
- Often I've seen people either forget or not notice to switch an instrument that isn't on their song from "Not Authored" to "Song Does Not Have," bringing their "disco record" sign down several tiers, even if they've authored all the parts that would be in the song, all difficulties, etc. Would there be a way to perhaps make it more noticeable, or to make the defaults for each instrument "Song Does Not Have" so that people don't make this error as easily when uploading a song without certain parts?
Making it more noticeable could be a thing, but reverting the process would not: if people forget to properly mark a song it's a disservice to the users but most importantly to the author, who doesn't get to properly advertise their work. For that reason the author is now incentivised to check the form before uploading. If things were reversed, the author who now, even if incentivised, forgets to properly mark their songs would end up submitting a form that shows the song as having all instruments when it doesn't, which is worse. The author would get a shiny icon and the users would get an incomplete song marked as full band. We'll see if pksage has some ideas on how to make the fields more visible, or maybe just add a Confirm pop up showing which instruments are missing just as a reminder ("You are about to submit a song that's missing Guitar and Harmonies: confirm?" Yes/No).