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Old 05-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Block certain tags from downloading or deleting them automatically.

I love this program been using it for a few years, but finally getting my library under control.

I download tags from online sources and love the feature, but I end up deleting a lot of the useless tags and was wondering if there is a way to block them from downloading in the first place (maybe an ignore these tags list). Or to have them deleted automatically if they are downloaded.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #2
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You can set what gets downloaded from each download site in Download configuration->Configure Selected Source The button's at the bottom of Edit Metadata panel, next to Download metadata button.

So if you like the tags from Goodreads and Google, but not from anywhere else then you would include Tags from GR & Googs and exclude them from every other site.

If you wanted to do a 'cleanup' you could remove all tags from all books, and then do a bulk metadata download of just the tags from your preferred sources - eg GR & Googs. It will take a while depending in the number of books you have.

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Old 05-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thanks,I like some tags, not others, so I will look into this option, but would rather completely block certain tags, because as I add books, I will download new tags and it will keep downloading the tags I don't want, that's why I would prefer a sort of tag blacklist because even the best sources have some tags that just clutter up my library.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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I download tags from online sources and love the feature, but I end up deleting a lot of the useless tags and was wondering if there is a way to block them from downloading in the first place (maybe an ignore these tags list).
I solved this problem by only using the Goodreads Metadata source plugin to download tags. This plugin allows you to map the tags downloaded to your equivalent tag name or just plain not download tags you don't want. This mapping feature is great. I posted about how I used it here. I have around 10000 books and a manageable 240 tags.
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Yeah, like DoctorOhh mentioned, the Goodreads plug-in has a mapping feature so you set it to convert tags you don't want want to something you do or just discard ones you don't want.

KiwiDude suggested/described a similar "Tag Cleaner" in the Plug In ideas thread that would do the same thing with existing tags from any data source, but so far no one has implemented the idea. Hopefully one day someone will take the idea and run with it. I wish I had the ability to do so as such a plug in would be a godsend.
But if you don't mind being limited to Goodreads' data, the Goodreads plug in works wonderfully.

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