For context I will paste this from the RMTVS comments page (2021.03.07@10:13):
Shows that are “known” (the ones you’ve loaded and used before, and are listed in the Hard Linked Shows table in Settings under Generic and AutoDetect) will be tried first.
This should, theoretically reduce the amount of conflicts … I hope.
To add shows as a Hard Linked show, you’ll have the option to have this done during auto detect (may not be the best option).
Alternatively, add a file that can cause issues, then link it up with the right show, and right click the file under “Selected Files”. You can then choose to add this show to the hard linked shows. So next time a file of the same show will look for this one.
Sometime, or in my case, most of the time, new concepts don't register 1st time around, I need double take, or let it sink in.
When you say may "not be the best option", you are probably referring to adding a yet unknown show filename and praying rmtvs gets it right.
If so, I agree this is kind of a leap of faith. What I was doing to improve the odds was manually searching the show/selecting the desired one from results(1st column) and looking at Episodes (2nd column) while adding file (4th column) . This way I had a visual to compare to.
Once a show has been correctly hard linked at least once, I do not need to do extra steps and I can go straight to add files.
Would it be a good feature if rmtvs would give us some visual cue/feedback if the related show is already in hard link list when just adding a file in 4th section Selected files.
I'm thinking color coded (ie: red=not hard linked yet, proceed with care. blue=already hard linked, Go ahead)
Hopefully my question/suggestion makes sense