Music: Auto playlists for a particular user's songs. January 5, 2008 7:18 PM   Subscribe

Music Feature Request: Automatic playlists for all songs from a particular user.

I poked around and didn't see this feature already in place, but it seems like something that would be pretty handy. If I hear a song I like, my next step is to the person's profile page and then to a list of their contributions to the Music portion of the site. Then, I can create my own playlist of just their songs so I can listen to them in a row. It would be nice to just click on an auto-playlist from their profile page.
posted by odinsdream to Feature Requests at 7:18 PM (17 comments total)

Oops, we used to have this, we'll have to add this to the user activity pages.

For instance, here is goodnewsoftheinsane's music posting activity, and here's the old page (which is broken due to a change in the player configuration but it's a simple fix and you get the idea).

We need to make the former look like the latter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:23 PM on January 5, 2008


Ah. Great then! Thank you.
posted by odinsdream at 7:37 PM on January 5, 2008


pb fixed it!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:27 PM on January 5, 2008


Auto-playlist on user activity page = very very good.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:47 PM on January 5, 2008


Bravo!
posted by mumkin at 10:20 PM on January 5, 2008


But, er, mathowie, that's goodnewsfortheinsane...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:22 PM on January 5, 2008


Except when he proposes crazy multiple collaborations, in that case it's goodnewsfromtheinsane.
posted by micayetoca at 5:39 AM on January 6, 2008


Oh, thank goodness. I have been looking for this for ages.
posted by bluefly at 6:14 AM on January 6, 2008


Yeah, it's wishes-come-true season at Metafilter Music, the recent changes have been fantastic.
posted by micayetoca at 8:20 AM on January 6, 2008


Oh, so cool. Yee hoo!
posted by snsranch at 3:49 PM on January 6, 2008


Yay!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:18 AM on January 7, 2008


Oh hey, anyone still watching this thread?

It doesn't appear to work for usernames with special characters. At least, that's my current hypothesis for why umbĂș's Music Activity playlist is blank. Can't think of any other mefi musicians with non-ascii usernames at the moment.
posted by mumkin at 10:51 PM on January 13, 2008


It doesn't appear to work for usernames with special characters.

But mumkin, all musicians are special characters, no?

Seriously, though, that's a drag. Hopefully pb will fix it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:41 AM on January 14, 2008


Oh. Hmm. Yeah, special characters in titles have confused the player before; I don't think we ever had to worry about usernames because, well, they weren't showing up in a common view.

I believe it's mostly a deficiency of the player, but I could be wrong. We might need to write a little filter to convert special characters to not-so-special characters at playlist-loadin' time. Hmm.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:56 AM on January 14, 2008


Fixed! The RSS feed the player is using needed some escapin'.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:59 AM on January 14, 2008


Keep on rockin' in the peeb world.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:04 AM on January 14, 2008


Peebird!

no, that's not right...
posted by mumkin at 9:14 AM on January 14, 2008


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