What you want doesn’t sound possible…and isn’t needed at all …?
Language is after quality and preferred words in the download ranking as noted on the FAQ. You can get around that by merging all qualities together and handling everything with preferred words
I was thinking if everyone added shows at not monitored and only checked one it would save the nzb lookup sites lots of traffic.
There’s no benefit to not searching on add and doing searches manually…? Unless you don’t want the series or are trying to get away without paying for Usenet and having limited queries in the free tier…which it’s not worth the effort to try.
Why are you searching future shows that don’t exist? That doesn’t make any sense…?
Sonarr generally never searches on its own. So you adding new series will not trigger a search unless you explicitly tell sonarr to search.
Id suggest reading the docs - especially the QuickStart guide and first few FAQ entries to understand how Sonarr works
THEN if the language or quality does not match and there is a nzb it will set the Triangle on the series and not download ( this is where i like to add the possible flag to the series)
There’s nothing to set for the triangle. Triangle means the episode is missing.
No flags on the series are needed, you can filter to series missing episodes
Manually then i go to episode 1 of each show and check if it is there. If it is i change the show to monitored.
And what if there are no individual uploads of S1E1 and there’s only a season pack? You’d never know.
Why are you doing a very odd and convoluted workflow rather than just using Sonarr?
Why unmonitor the series? Do you not want the series downloaded? If so, then why add it to Sonarr. All you’re doing is preventing Sonarr from ever grabbing anything from an RSS feed of new uploads to your indexer for that series.