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Old 11-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Custom columns vs tags

For book genres probably the tags are better, but how about something like read? Which is the impact of each?
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Impact? That seems pretty subjective to me.

I do exactly what you said: use tags for genre, and a custom column for Read yes/no
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For book genres probably the tags are better, but how about something like read? Which is the impact of each?
I find it a bit easier to manually set custom columns in the GUI than to set tags by calling up the metadata editor. That's partly a byproduct of the fact that I keep all tags when doing a metadata download, something that many others here don't like to do. As a result, I use a custom column for both read (by initials of the name of the person who read it) and for genre, where I strictly limit my genres to a known subset.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:25 AM   #4
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By impact I meant which might have a lesser influence on the sluggishness of Calibre. With one column I have eliminated quite a few tags, and too many tags do seem to be a problem. Too many authors too, sadly.
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