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What should I call the "set list view"?

That name is fine; no need to change
26 (65%)
"Performance view" makes more sense and logically includes rehearsing
13 (32.5%)
I have a better idea (add comments below)
1 (2.5%)

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arlo

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Rename the Set List View
« on: August 06, 2021, 03:32:16 PM »
This has bugged me since BandHelper gained the ability to have multiple layouts years ago. What is the screen called when you're viewing and interacting with a set list? Some people call it the "performance mode," but I don't because it could also be used for rehearsing. From my perspective, pages can be in "view" or "edit" mode, so I call this the "set list view." But that's awkward and unintuitive, especially since it is one of the few pages in the app that actually has a view mode (unless you're a read-only user). And, confusingly, it is also used for smart lists.

Maybe it should be called the "perform(ance) view" after all, if most people will understand that you would also use that while practicing. But I'm afraid it would get confusing when I try explaining to people that they can set up a different layout for practicing -- "to practice, go to the perform view." I need a name that's an umbrella term for all the potential layout names, or for all the things you could do in that part of the app.

It would be nice if I only ever needed to say "open a set list" or "view a set list," but ultimately I can't avoid the need to give this a good name.

Do you have a better idea?
« Last Edit: August 06, 2021, 03:37:29 PM by arlo »

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Re: Rename the Set List View
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2021, 04:35:30 PM »
Call it the "Play View"

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Re: Rename the Set List View
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 11:07:00 AM »
Call it the "Play View"

Or the "play page" or "play screen." "Play page" sounds clunkier, but I have standardized on saying "page" instead of "screen," I guess because I've done so much web work in the past and BandHelper includes a web interface.

"Play place"  :D  and then layouts could be renamed to "Playouts"  ;D Okay, no.

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Re: Rename the Set List View
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2021, 12:48:02 PM »
IMO, I still think "performance mode" is a valid solution. A performance can either be in front of an audience or the practice for it.
I doubt that this would trigger confusion (as the app will surely not summon an audience in ones bedroom or practice room  ;D

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Re: Rename the Set List View
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2021, 12:50:05 PM »
Performance view makes sense - that's the end goal of rehearsal anyway. I'd use "rehearse" rather than "practice" in documentation. You can explain that you can have multiple layouts for the performance view, for actual performance, and for rehearing, if you need something different for the latter.

It's all in how you word stuff. "to practice, go to the perform view" isn't a good way to put it. "When rehearsing, go to the Performance View and select the Layout you want to use for rehearsing." Something like that.

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Re: Rename the Set List View
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2021, 07:03:28 AM »
I like performance view, but I'm OK as is.
Thanks for asking and for all the hard work!