Hi, I've seen one suggestion of my idea posted before, but it never garnered enough support so I've decided the try again.
The playlist/sharing system is an important part of how many Spotify users organize and discover music. I often follow playlists with songs I enjoy listening to. But sometimes these playlists have songs that aren't that great, and to prevent having to skip them I usually copy the playlist and remove the songs. But at this point I have my own playlist, and the music in that playlist is not influenced at all by the user I was originally following, which means I won't as easily discover new music the user adds to the playlist (unless I manually check).
My suggestion is to have an option to "branch" from a playlist (or fork a playlist, however you may want to call it). You will have full control over this new playlist, you can add songs, remove songs, share it, etc. However, this playlist will always stay connected to its parent playlist, and whenever songs are added to this parent playlist, the owner of the child playlist can see this, and elect to have these songs added to the child playlist.
This way I can currate my own playlist and remove songs I don't like, while still receiving updates from the playlist I was originally following. I think this would be an excellent way to combine the fact that most users want a degree of control over their playlists, but also want to discover new music by following playlists of others.
TL;DR: Playlists can have "children" playlists that get notifications whenever songs are added to the parent playlist, but other than that are in full control of the person who elected to create a "child" playlist.
Edit: This idea has been reposted here.
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