I just started using the custom status column to help with keeping track of stories that go on hiatus/get canceled, and so far its been a great!
However I am encountering a hiccup in the process. When updating if new chapters, metadata only gets applied to stories that have new chapters correct? I ask because I ran a test on a group of stories. And sure enough, when I ran an 'update metadata only' after a regular 'update if new chapters', a couple of the stories changed their status.
I don't know if I am overlooking something or misinterpreting when I read the help box on 'Default Update Calibre Metadata'.
If I'm not, could it be a potential feature where the status column metadata gets compared to the metadata already on file, and if different replace it?
One of these days I need to get around to learning Python so I can solve my own problems.