I could not resist posting (although i left off the octopus similie - no idea what that means! ) I thought it had a far amount of valid points worth saying.
I think no solution is ever going to be perfect here.
For the release method we are changing the way release groups are used a bit to make the current schema/design work with podcasts. Fitting a square peg in a round hole. But we sort of do the same with broadcasts that was used a starting point for this. Also some duplication of information.
For the series of recordings although functions and tge majority of info is there does not feel right.
Tagging is a pain/unavailable and I also think others use our data they will have to change how they organise it from the more established release group/release format.
There can be some information loss.
Changing the use of the “series” behaviour .
But more discussion on this is welcomed.
What are the next steps?
I am hoping there is a desire to have “something” official style wise about podcasts.