[Updated] Thread of revelation: Collection of information about missing features

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Staff has covered many issues, but information is scattered. This is an attempt to make it more
accessible.

Please let me know if there is a feature I have missed or if any of the
information is inaccurate or out of date. I have not included the features covered in their announcement.

I welcome you to BUMP. I will now and then.

*Thanks for all the input. Sorry for the delay. To keep the thread true to its purpose, I will stick to posting about features that used to be on the old site and new features that will be introduced. I will not be posting suggestions for features or bugs with features that have been reintroduced.


Currently no information:


User profile

'About me' section that is not for ants + ability to use html/bbcode

Cover art in the "Recent Tracks played" section

Followers/followeds(?) who are "listening now"

Looking at scrobbles from the last 6 months

Link to ‘Home’ (Link to a website)

Recent Activity List

 ‘Last seen’

Misc.

Artist page – Country and year of formation

Artist page – Ability to see top tracks for past 7 days

Library - Sorting from A to Z and by tags.

Library - Ability to display albums you have played during the last month. One album cover per album. In descending order from the last album you played. (This  sounds very specific, but used to be a feature)

RSS feeds and embeddable widgets

Playlists

Shuffling of loved tracks

Banning of tracks on radio

Page for weekly top tracks/hyped artists by genre/tag (the old “Charts” feature)

Page for recommendations 

Page for recently added tracks

New releases from bands in your library (did this use to be on the old site?)

Exporting of data

Opt-out of auto-correct

Ability to verify and synchronize your tags against the ‘LFM view of things’. Main problem: Too few search results. For a well-written explanation follow link (first post on the page): https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/thread-of-revelation-collection-of-information-about-missi...


Features that will be re-introduced:

Possibility of using streaming services other than spotify:
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/youtube-as-default-player
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/streaming-services
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/everything-is-broken-do-you-guys-even-have-a-qa-department

Artist that you have scrobbled 0 times and tagged will appear in library (by design, the new site will not display artists that you have scrobbled 0 times and added to the library) https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/tagged-artists-with-no-scrobbles-gone-fix-it

User journals
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/blogs-do-they-return
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/where-is-my-articles
    -Before service is restored, journals can be accessed from: www.last.fm/user/USERNAME/journals

User groups and their forums
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/missing-social-features
    -Can be accessed from (read only): http://www.last.fm/group/GROUPNAME

Taste-o-meter / user compatibility
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/user-compatibility

Neighbors
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry

Events
http://www.last.fm/features/post/7298608:feature:d3bcde20-d81f-41d8-aa26-328f28f02318
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/missing-event-page-created-yesterday
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/where-are-my-events-that-i-have-attended-to-in-the-past-i-...

Image voting and upload
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

Label pages
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

Adding youtube content
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

'Friends who listen to' and top listeners on artist pages
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/why-cant-i-see-which-friends-listen-to-a-certain-artist-an...

Tag search and site with your tags
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/tag-search
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/my-tags

Average tracks scrobbled per day stat
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/average-tracks-played-per-day

More than 10 similar artists in ‘similar artists’ tab
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/10-similar-artists-to-a-band

Artist and track catalogue correction
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/how-to-request-a-correction-to-a-mistagged-artist-song

Auto-detection of inputting tags(?)
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/when-auto-detection-of-inputting-tags-will-be-work

‘Free download’ section on tag pages
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

New features that will be introduced:

Ability to change username:
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/username-changing

Artist disambiguation
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/uploading-your-own-artist-picture

Updated "now scrobbling" track without having to refresh the page
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/do-we-really-have-to-refresh-the-profile-page-to-show-our-...

Features under consideration:

Profile page customization (choosing how many top artists are displayed etc.)
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/top-bands
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/are-we-ever-getting-our-charts-back

Age, gender and nationality next to profile name
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/age-and-gender-info

'Artist - Track' instead of 'Track - Artist'
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/new-website-okay-thats-fine-but-song-title-artist-has-to-g...

More than 4 similar artists/tracks
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/similar-tracks-now-only-showing-4


Not coming back:

Old site
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/looking-for-old-style

Music manager (I previously wrote that it was coming back. My apologies.)
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/where-is-music-manager-page


Time horizon

Data migration is expected to be complete within the next 24 hours (In 14 hours from the posting of this thread)
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-august?topic-reply-list[settings][page]=2#topic-reply-list

They expect two weeks of firefighting bugs and other issues. Then they will start reintroducing missing features.
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/further-updates

«[...]core features that impact the most users/subscribers [will be] prioritised first»
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/further-updates

Some features are probably months away from being reintroduced:
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry
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Posted 4 years ago

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New releases from bands in your library (did this use to be on the old site?)

Yes this was a feature in the old web site.
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orangeclouds

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I'd also like to be able to sort my library alphabetically instead of just by plays.
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Donyvi

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Hey. This is under "Library - Sorting from A to Z and by tags" in the list. I'll change from "A to Z" to "alphabetically" next time.
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Cornel Diaconu

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You may all already noticed this, but it's worth having it here, as well: deleting scrobbles now workings OK !
I finally was successful in removing some scrobbles I had, which were wrong.
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Chris

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Yay!

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ProjectPitchfork

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I'd also like to say that the track love/unlove icons are fantastic. Hovering over the heart makes it very clear what clicking on it will do. Just a small piece of good usability design that I'd like to note amidst all of the negative criticisms.
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In fact deleting and loving scroobles is now easier... but it's no longer possible to see loved tracks in A-Z listing :S
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Esther Haaijman

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I wish the 'X' wasn't so evident on your list of played tracks though. It looks like it wants to make you eager to delete tracks.
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Matheus Gama

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Where tha heck is weekly chart of the top listeners songs in the artists' page? They better bring that back!
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Rafał Ró

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Hi, can you reply to my problem/idea? Thanks

https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/top-artist-by-my-choice
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If I understand you clearly, this goes under "Profile page customization". According to staff this is under consideration. Here are links to official responses:
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/top-bands
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/are-we-ever-getting-our-charts-back
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I've yet to see a response on this issue for those of us who reset our charts in the past.

https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/acknowledgement-of-library-reset
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In addition to the need to bring back charts and A-Z viewing of library (both currently under "no information" (Ugh!)), there used to be a way to jump ahead to certain pages in the library by entering page numbers, AND there used to be an arrow on the top of the page as well as the bottom, so we didn't have to scroll down every page when browsing our library. Can we at least get next/previous arrows at the top of the library? that should at least be a quick fix, as opposed to the more difficult process of re-introducing A-Z library views and charts (PLEASE bring back charts - all-time/weekly/monthly).

Thanks.
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I think it was also possible to use left/right cursor key to browse from page to page in the library.
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It definitely was possible - I still miss the functionality of the old library; I live in hope that the library will get significantly improved/changed over the coming weeks.
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It's sad that one of the users had to do all this. Last.fm should have done this themselves.
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To be fair to them, they probably have internally.

The problem with publicizing lists like this themselves is if you have issues x, y and z, each of those will be most important to a different person. They have to prioritise, which inevitably leads to 2 groups of people shouting about how dare they not fix "the most important feature on last.fm" as soon as humanly possible.

They can't win really. IMO, as long as things are fixed, I don't care how they manage their job list.  And judging by the slow trickle of releases, it does at least seem like they're listening to you guys.
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I disagree. We don't have any updates on some missing features, there is no list of things they fixed so far (like deleting scrobbles - I only noticed that thanks to this thread). 
People are pissed anyway because many questions are unanswered, many things not working. It would be beneficial for them to give us official info on what is coming back and put it in one place. There is no ETA to of getting back any of missing features anyway. There are already groups of people demanding different things to be fixed sooner than other things. 
I don't care when those missing features are fixed as long as they're fixed but there's no info at all about many things. This thread is very useful and should be preapared by last.fm staff to limit the chaos they already created. 
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i can't see the relevance to switch with half-baked version live.
shit storm was programmed with this step.
why not bring a beta version to 90% functionally and then release it. they had years with old version and now they had to change it in few days?

all they've won are angry customers and canceled payments.
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@Juneau in case you missed it, here's an official updated list of missing features, it is linked directly on last.fm's website, just below the player : https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/new-site-launch-temporary-service-disruption-information
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I didn't miss it but thanks, and I wouldn't call it a list... There are only 10 features they mention there, compare it to the list Donyvi created in this thread. This REALLY shows how many things need fixing and how many questions are unanswered. 
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Does anyone have any idea when the personal eventlist will be back? I'm using this very intensively as my agenda so I kind of rely on this.
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don't think anyone knows exactly. I would recommend checking out the google cache of your event page and start adding those to either rateyourmusic or songkick. or facebook. That's what I've been doing.
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I don't think I have a cache of my eventpage, or am I doing something wrong? I get the following error:

The requested URL /search?q=cache:http://www.last.fm/user/Brent_AXiS/events was not found on this server.
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Cheers. That's only the third page though. How do I get to the first? Sorry I'm a total newbie to this.
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gtdmouse

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you might not be able to, it just depends on what google has stored. You just have to mess around with the search terms. I used 'last.fm Brent_AXiS events' to get that. You could also try Internet archive
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I wish the previous "About Me" was added to this new site. I miss my milestones and custom stats that were placed in mine in the old site.
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could you please return the ability to view an expanded list of related tracks?
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In some shouts back on the last.fm site, the "About Me" panel is mentioned:

21 Aug 9:16am   
All data from your About Me has been saved and can be viewed in your Settings. The 200-character About Me is meant to provide you with the ability to quickly introduce yourself to other music fans. We're looking into improving this in the future
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hooch

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And can we find and view this? And if so, where?
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I am experiencing problems switching accounts - the scrobbler directs me to a page to "confirm" or "link" my account or something, and it opens up a webpage that's just blank. Windows7, browser irrelevant (tried 4)
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In the library, tracks were shown in connection to the respective record(s). This was a nice way to identify different versions of a song in a library.
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Sounds promising, although, I'm shocked about Profile page customization (choosing how many top artists are displayed etc.) being 'Under consideration'... Like, why would they even think about not adding an essential feature like profile customization?
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thanks, I'll spread this around
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Thanks again, man! And here are we again waiting for official feedback...
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how about compatibility with statcounter? I tried to reinstall the code, but it wouldn't work
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Exporting of data.... does this mean I can wipe my listening history and transfer all of my iTunes data back on to the site from scratch or not? Please answer me. Thanks.
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Track.getTopFans is not working.
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I don't get how they haven't gotten the artist pages to show the last seven days of scrobbles yet. It would seem like this would be a priority, in my opinion. The whole site is still so in limbo.
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Thanks for this list.

Opting out of autocorrect seems to be working for songs now, but I ended up with some merged artists in my library that have nothing to do with each other, and I'd like to know if it will be possible to un-merge those scrobbles in the future or if I'm stuck with them.
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Labs:
I think the last lab that was offered to us was "tag library".
By going to www.last.fm/user/yourusernamehere/library?globalTag=rock for example, it was possible to browse all the artists in your library tagged with "rock".

Another lab was the "how are you two connected" which showed the shortest path between you and the user whose page you're visiting.

The "blast from the past" lab is now integrated into
one's home page, I'd like to see it return as a distinct feature though (if one likes to go back, not try new stuff).
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don't forget they need to add the ability to reset/resync plays on your profile and not only a delete account option....
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Sorry if I've duplicated any:

Users who recently viewed your profile (subscriber feature).
Blast From The Past.
'Labs' neighbourhood.
'Labs' Tube Tags (subscriber feature???).
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I used the reminder/Blast From The Past a lot.

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