The search and create playlist module can search for tracks and add them to a playlist on your account. When you create a playlist, it is syndicated to your followers who will see it in their streams, but as well, if you are one of the first three playlists to include a track, your playlist will appear on the track page. Thus if you can be one of the first to playlist a track by a major artist, your playlist is visible to 1000s of users!
Standard Search Action Parameters
Specify a minimum and maximum value, after actioning an item the action will pause for a random amount between the specified minimum and maximum values.
Max Actions / Max items:
The number of items to process within the action.
Once the action has completed, wait the specified hours then repeat. Set it to 24 to repeat every day, set it to 12 to repeat twice a day etc. The checkbox "after" means the time is added on after the action completes. Unchecking the option means it is added on to when the action starts. So if the action starts at 0900 and completes at 0930. If your repeat hours value is 1, then with after checked the action starts again at 1030 (1 hour after it completed, with after NOT checked, the action repeats at 1000, an hour after it started
Repeat # times:
The action will only repeat the specified number of times. For example, repeat every 24 hours (once a day), Repeat #Times = 7, thus repeat every day for a week then stop and do not repeat any more.
Schedule / Daily Runner
Using the schedule control you can specify when your action should run. The other scheduling option is Daily Runner. This will make sure the action runs at the same time every day. eg. Daily Runner 2pm. At 2pm (14:00) the action will start, then on completion schedule itself for 2pm / 1400 the next day
Unique Items Per Account / Action once
This option will ensure you do not reprocess the same items. So if you are performing a follow action, once you have followed an account you will never follow that account again, even if you have unfollowed them since. This also works for items processed by other accounts within a Share across accounts action and any items logged in a global processed log (for information on global processed logs, please see the revelevant section)
The advanced button, if present will allow you to specify some fluctuate value. Fluctuate max items and fluctuate repeat every hours by minutes.
Fluctuate Items +-:
If you are repeating your action, you may not want to action on the the same number of items each action (avoiding footprints, so you can fluctuate the number of items to perform. If you specify 100 Max Actions and a Fluctuate value of 10. Then your action will random perform 90-110 items (100 +/- 10)
Fluctuate Repeat Hours by minutes+-:
If you are repeating your action every 24 hours, you may want to randomise this. If you specify a Fluctuate value of 90. Then your action will randomly repeat between 22.5 and 25.5 hours
Pre actions are actions that happen before the main action, these can make your action seem more realistic. For example, why would you follow an account if you haven't listened to any of their tracks?
The default pre actions available are (may vary depending on action): * Play track before * Download * Favourite * Repost * Follow
When you create a playlist, you have to assign various meta data for the play list:
- Buy Link (optional)
The meta controls are all single line single value controls. A line will be used when creating one playlist the next playlist created will use the next line.