I really like the idea and, as you were saying, would encourage to add more genres and ratings.
That’s a nice way to discover new musics, especially if it could work with the folksnomy tags, could make nice collections more reachable
I have been using RYM for this the last year or so and if we could port some of the core features over to MusicBrainz with charts (RYM provides static charts, but also lets you create custom charts based on a wide variety of factors: genres, years, moods, wishlist, etc). It would be immensely powerful for collectors and music discovery.
RYM also has this concept of “lists” which sort of has an analogy to MusicBrainz collections. However, lists in RYM are infinitely better because you can include different types (releases, artists, etc) on the same list and there is rich formatting that can be attached to each item. I know comments on collections are coming, I just hope they will also support Markdown or something similar to make collections a much richer and more engaging medium.
A way to search for genres would be neat, I wanted to look at the drum and bass charts but I could not find it initially because it is grouped under EDM (not a super intuitive hierarchy we have there).
When I found it, I also noticed that it doesn’t list anything - is that because of your methodology or a bug?
The lines of genres can often be so blurred. I think RYM handles this well with a genre having multiple parents, but there are still always influences. I sort of handle this with the chartbrainz hierarchy to use the parents, then fall back to fusion or influence so that a genre can appear under multiple parents as well, but this can be tweaked in the future if it doesn’t work out so great.
I’ve been interested in testing this, but I have some concerns. When I try to log in, musicbrainz warns:
ChartBrainz is requesting permission to:
View your public account information
View and modify your private ratings
Perform the above operations when I'm not using the application
Now, I don’t mind sharing my public account information (it’s public), but I do not want my private ratings modified. Why should my ratings be modified? And why would anything be done to my account when I’m not using the application?
I have tried to modify the url string to exclude various switches, but have been unable to stumble across a combination that permits use of chartbrainz without compromising my data and privacy.
Secondly, in scanning the site, I noticed that the ‘classical’ genre does not list any classical music at all. It’s all rock. Why doesn’t it display the correct genre?
MusicBrainz doesn’t provide an optional message, but I’ll break it down:
The public information gives me access to the user name (not the email). I need the user name for many actions.
There is only a single scope for read and writing ratings. I cannot separate the two, however, depending on how you use it I will need both.
Offline access means that MusicBrainz gives me a refresh token. Without that, your session will only last one hour and you’ll be required to reauthorize. To be clear, I don’t access anything actually offline. It’s directly from your browser. I don’t even store the tokens or interact with my backend at all.
These are all valid concerns. If you’re tech savvy you can check the source on GitHub to see exactly what it’s doing with your data.
That being said, there’s no reason to login to use ChartBranz. Only if you want to see and add your own ratings.
I do see releases under “classical” - so I bet this is a big. Which browser/OS are you using?