1 label is not enough some time. More needed if possible.
Something simple like this:
The ability to have multiple labels inside another, making a tree.
Usefull to keep similar torrents inside one big label.
The much requested multiple lables idea.
Personally I like using labels to keep my trackers seperate. But I would love to sort my torrents into movies, games, etc. as well.
This is implemented in the 3.0 alpha. Check it out!
We kept the old labels functionality (for move completed, etc) by allowing you to set one label as the primary.
AdminFiron (Admin, µTorrent) commented
I think we want to do tags eventually, but this will take a LOT of work. The current system is really built around just having a single label.
Dan Alexandru Floricica commented
This is clearly something that will improve torrents management and also probably simple to implement.
Roberta Hardy commented
Just to be clear, I for one am NOT interested in using µTorrent as a glorified media catalogue. As IgnitionWeb has suggested previously, I think those that want it would be much better off with an external media-management program than with anything that could be effectively implemented in µT.
I want multiple labels (and the other related UI enhancements I've voted for), solely and specifically to help me manage the hundreds of torrents I currently have seeding. Labels would (I presume) be simpler to implement and more practical than a full tagging system, since most of the code for this has already been implemented in the one label field that's in µT already.
The tagging system which some are asking for is an entirely separate Idea, I think, both in how it's likely to be implemented and how it's likely to be used. I feel it should have it's own separate entry in the Ideas Bank, as it's not really what the OP has asked for, or what at least some of us have voted for.
I don't want a tag cloud. For me, it seems a waste of resources that could be better spent elsewhere and might well involve substantial, distracting changes to the UI.
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With the tag cloud, please!
couldn't agree more.
I agree. We should be able to assign multiple labels for each torrent.
Robert Hurst commented
I think What you mean is you want a tagging system. If thats what you mean than I'm for it.
It would be very useful to be able to create several groups of labels (trackers' names, types of torrents' contents, etc.) and to view all of them in these tree-like groups.
And another idea connected with this - to be able to set different default folders for torrents with labels of different type.
Also it should be easier to set torrent's labels after it has been added and before you start downloading or seeding.
@_revo true this is an acceptable short term solution to many problems in organising the torrents.
I really can't see the reason why not to do :) No need to refer other features not implemented yet while this (I hope simple) improvement will make some issues simplier..
sorting is the same, no relation with labeling.
thanks for support
hope we will get what we want! :) seems that you need it much.
@_revo some good points but would labels/tags be the most appropriate method for aiding organisation.
System path can be made a sortable field. To add to that predefined named system location could help you organise file location by right click move to named location, these named location can occupy a separate namespace than labels.
Multiuser access control would be a better way for utorrent to deal with maintaining different users torrent space. This would require utorrent to be a server and client which is an issue. Or you could just use mutiuser control of your OS and have multiple clients open one for each user (again an issue). Label is a trivial way to deal with organisation over multiple users but doesn't address many issues that multi user utorrent needs.
Multiple trackers can have their own automatic namespace on the side or sortable field (this may require a grouped list view similar to audio player that group by album the same track may exist several albums)
If there are specific purposes for namespace organisation then new namespaces should be created. The label system is in retrospect a namespace with no purpose and many people use it in different ways. By identifying what people use the labels for we can create better purposed namespaces along with tools that help manage them in the way we want.
-mark own released torrents;
-mark torrents that I personally put in client (when terminal server (multiuser environment) used will be very helpful);
-mark torrents based on location (there is no ability to sort with path in system);
-concerning "torrent client is not a catalog" - you are ~right, but I do not have other program so I use labels exactly matching categories on mainly used tracker. Now I can do it only for 1 tracker... *actually it is very comfortable to split content in utorrent by categories :)
-mark torrents that I would probably move, but did not plan exact date for that..
I believe there are many other cases possible.
Roberta Hardy commented
When I heard about your ideas bank, I came here and signed up specifically to request this feature.
I have a lot of torrents running from around a dozen sites, many from private trackers with particular rules (such as seeding for a minimum length of time or ratio) and each torrent going to a particular place in my system (film partition, docs, art, whatever).
Currently, I've got them labelled with codes to show what's doing what and where it's located, but these can be difficult to decipher, especially when hungover, so I'd much rather have the option of multiple labels for showing what it is, where it is, where it's from, how long it needs to be seeded and so on.
Also: at the risk of combining multiple feature requests in one overly large lump, the optional ability to have little icons (like the downloading/uploading status icon) in place of labels and to have rulesets based on a given label would also be hugely useful to me. Thanks for listening. :)
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label should not be used as if they were tags since they don't give any usefulness in a bit torrent client. Can I ask why you want to use extensive tagging? If it content cataloguing particularly video then there are plenty of media applications which can tag and catalogue your videos.
Bit torrent tracker labels should be used to help organise files, label should indicate something about the source or destination of the torrent or in some instances the types of files.
Content of the files can be 'tagged' by another application.
Like Gmail !!! I love the idea.
be a cool but hou sort ?