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Old Jun 24, 2013, 10:30 AM
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Default Product linking (display) problems

These issues aren't new, just some questions/suggestions... to maybe fix them if possible...

Here the represented product should be Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and not just Dead or Alive 5:
Album is linked only to DOA 5 Ultimate releases, but the album page still shows just DOA 5.
So maybe another field on Manage products screen, something like 'Display as' where DOA5U would be entered... or possibly better 'Display the title of the specified release' checkbox where if you select in this case only DOA5 Ultimate releases, it would automatically pick up that title and not just DOA5.

...which brings me to the issue no. 2 - if you have just one different platform selected like here:
represented product is already displayed correctly (Dead or Alive 5 Plus), so that's not the problem because in this case it works fine. The problem is unnecesary repeating of the platform in products field 'Dead or Alive 5 Plus (Sony PlayStation Vita)' because you have PS Vita selected in platforms field. Sure, it's totally fine when it happens for albums that have multiple games represented but here, with one game, it just looks... well, unnecessary.
So how about a checkbox on the Manage products screen 'Hide forced patform' which would eliminate in this case PS Vita from products field and leave it just in platform field?

And of course DOA5 was just an example, there are probably more products that would benefit from this.

Thank you.

Last edited by Efendija; Jun 24, 2013 at 10:37 AM.
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Yeah, the problem with that first one is that it's linked to 2 releases, so the safest default fallback was to display the product name. One solution might be to just cheat and allow you to type whatever you want as the display name, kind of like we do with artists.

That solution would solve the 2nd problem too. The main drawback is that it takes away our ability to uniformly decide to change how we display them, since there would eventually be some that were hand-edited.

So, it'll take some thought.
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 03:21 PM
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I see. It's a drawback alright, but on the other hand it displays incorrect information (issue #1) and we're all for accuracy so there are some situations that need alternative approach, that's all. Anyway I do understand it's not an easy thing. Thanks for the reply.
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