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 Post subject: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:43 pm 
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Well, the season is upon us and I am trying to find an easy way to locate all my "holiday" movies (how the grinch stole christmas, frosty the snowman, etc.)

Is there an easy way already that I cannot find? If not, could you add a genre for "holiday"


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:16 pm 
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johnkremski wrote:
Is there an easy way already that I cannot find?

Nope.


johnkremski wrote:
If not, could you add a genre for "holiday"

Sorry, "holiday" is a minor genre. I don't plan to add it.


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:58 pm 
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Thanks, Hector -

Try telling my wife that Holiday is a minor genre!!

Anyway, what I came up with to appease her is to add a new "detail" Holiday.
Then I searched for the string "Christmas" and scrolled through the 559 movies that were in the Database for the ones I owned, edited them to include the new detail "holiday"

Then asked the resident holiday movie fanatic what other holiday movies did not include the word Christmas in the tile, and seached for those and edited to include the new detail "holiday"

Seemed to work pretty good, and did not take too long to accomplish

Anyone have a better work-around??


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:55 pm 
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johnkremski wrote:
Try telling my wife that Holiday is a minor genre!!
:rofl:


johnkremski wrote:
add a new "detail" Holiday.

By "detail", I suppose that you mean "tag".


johnkremski wrote:
Anyone have a better work-around??

What you did seems to be the best solution. Sorry that I didn't suggest it.


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:21 am 
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kakashi wrote:
I was gonna but then i couldn't try it to see how much sense it made, so i didn't bother...


I was gonna but then i couldn't try it to see how much sense it made, so i didn't bother...


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:27 pm 
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No, I did not think to use the tags feature.

What I did is clicked the add/remove filters in the left pane, then added the "video detail" filter, and then added a new filter called "holiday"

It looks like tags would do the same thing.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:34 pm 
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johnkremski wrote:
It looks like tags would do the same thing.

I think tags would be better. Tags allow you to create your own genres. What you did is a bit weird because it works only with your owned videos instead of the movie itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:00 pm 
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The tag "Holiday" would be displayed below the movie title (next to the genres), which isn't the case with your method.


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:22 pm 
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IMDB links 4,333 titles with the keyword "Christmas." It's not a minor genre. I would also like a Holiday category. Trying to find a movie to watch with family on the holidays would be a lot easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:33 pm 
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Drift wrote:
IMDB links 4,333 titles with the keyword "Christmas."

As you say, it's just a keyword. Even the IMDb doesn't consider "holiday" as a genre.

There are hundreds of keywords that match a lot of movies. I won't add hundreds of genres.

If the keyword "holiday" is really important to you, then you can use our tag feature.


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 Post subject: Re: Add a genre for holiday movies
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:44 pm 
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Drift wrote:
IMDB links 4,333 titles with the keyword "Christmas."

Looks like a big number, except that it includes a lot of series episodes...


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