[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information is inaccurate or out of date.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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What I would love to see is that we'd be able to manually correct tags on our pages where necessary. Spotify has so many artists and tracks with spelling errors in it, and it seems that there will be no option for this on their behalf.
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I definitely second this suggestion - Spotify is terrible for errors, and users here aren't much better with their own stuff, and then are slow/indifferent to suggesting corrections.
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I usually delete the scrobble and rescrobble correctly with universalscrobbler.  Editing scrobbles has long been needed. :/
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Glaice

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Why isn't this a pinned/stickied topic?
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snyde1

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It should be. I don't know if getsatisfaction has that feature.
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Daniel St' Loeb

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The shouts are actually a huge concern for me. I used to talk with more than 10~15 people at a time, so if everybody decides to reply on the same day, I'll only be able to see 10 of them, this is weird as hell. I'd like to have all my shouts back with the counting on the top of my profile. It'd be nice if it was implemented back on the artist pages as well.
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Why did they not actually fix that with the redesign? I mean, let us reply directly to a shout – similar to the way Facebook does it. Or Twitter. Or this site right here. This would actually be an improvement, because it's so much easier to follow a conversation this way...
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Have you noticed they built in that facility here on "getsatisfaction" (NOT!) - hence my quick reply, but failed to add it on the actual music site? :-/
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Donyvi

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To be fair, they didn't build anything on this site. It's just a site they are paying to use.
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Regardless who built it they should have never gone live with such a broken site. They should have paid attention of those who were commenting about the site when you could use either the old site or the new site. IT STILL SHOULD BE THAT WAY as the current site isn't even beta even though it is being called that. In its current form it should even be called alpha. It isn't even close to being ready for primetime yet they are playing it in primetime.
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Omega to that I say!!!!
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I'm hoping the staff responsible for tag correction is more responsive this time. Asian music listeners can't seem to agree on a single tag for their artists. I swear I've read "use which tag you like" and too many times. It makes things so messy. It's one thing that prevented me from using the tag mess that is Spotify. Example: CLC or 씨엘씨
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omg yes
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the opt-out for auto-correct of scrobbles is (back?) in the settings (@OP)
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Donyvi

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Thanks
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Not sure if you are on about this with the auto-correct but I have ALWAYS scrobbled Miki Higashino but since the transfer her name is getting auto-corrected to http://www.last.fm/music/%E6%9D%B1%E9%87%8E%E7%BE%8E%E7%B4%80 and is till happening despite unticking the auto-correct.
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Even with auto-correction disabled, it seems to have no effect because scrobbles for Joseph Haydn are still redirected to Franz Joseph Haydn (which is blatantly incorrect), all scrobbles for Portico Quartet go to Portico (incorrect for their albums before 2015) etc. Also the (correct) artist pages seem to have been deleted or are inaccessible. WTH is this?
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My settings has a setting for auto correct. I don't know if it is working....

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I want to express my wish that information will be provided concerning those suggestions on which currently no information is available. Some of these "demands" are humble and reasonable. Right now I don't even know if they are taken into consideration.
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I heartily concur - I'm not a great fan of trawling through forum discussions to find particular topic, so maybe I'm missing some important threads. However,  I do feel that communication on development progress from Last.fm is severely lacking. What exactly is going on? Does ANYBODY know?
  
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Artist page – the date when you first scrobbled this track/artist/album

Has this been mentioned anywhere? I'm curious to know the fate of this feature. It didn't always work well on the old website and I hope it comes back new and improved.
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+1
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there is no info on artist page but there is a way to check that. 
Go to your library - click on specific artist - histogram will be shown - choose "all time" to see years - click on a year to see months - click on a month to see days and you can find exact day of your first scrobble of that artist. 
It requires some digging but it's the best we've got in case this feature is not coming back. (like many else...) 
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Thanks! That's a great temporary solution. Temporary being the key word, if you know what I mean ;)
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That's in theory, at least :-)
When it comes to practice .... this is not very accurate !
For instance: I am here from 2006; but I had a scarce scrobbling from 2006 up until mid-2008 (I think there was no more than 100-150 scrobbles in this time).
So when I investigate in this way, when it was my first listen to my nr. 1 artist in library (it's Sophie Zelmani, no secret about it :-) ) I can't chose any year before 2009 !!
And I know 100% that my first listen whas in 2006 !
(I can even locate that first scrobble in my library page if I go to the last page in library --- well, at this moment it's no longer working; I just have to click next-next-next in my library until I reach page 18000 :-)) -- but I used to do this on old site and I remember exactly that this first one was amongst my first 10 scrobbles in all !)

So, what I meant to say/write was that you can;t rely exactly on this method to find when you did first listen to some song/artist
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so another thing not working as it should... I guess you can't click on years before 2009 because it's so little scrobbles comparing to later years there's nothing to click on? or last.fm "thinks" there were no scrobbles at all 
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I think it is still not possible to transfer iTunes listening history to a new account.. 
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Stupid isn't it....lol and this should not only be available for new users, ALL uses need this. I hope someone hears my concern.
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P.R.

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I don't think we're getting through to them. This is such a mess
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I wonder if in a year's time, will this site be at some reasonable level of functionality. I honestly think it's going to take a LONG time.
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It appears that the staff at last.fm wasn't perpared for the change over. All functions of last.fm shoud be online at the same time. I detest twitter and that seems like what the have gone too.

Can anyone tell me what are the benefits of subscribing and why the web site says I am not a subscriber when 3 dollars was deducted from my PayPal account 2 weeks ago? DOES ANYONE FROM last.fm REALLY READ these forums? What was wrong with the old forums that was actually a part of last.fm?

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Ah... one more option that is gone now, in the new interface:
sharing an artist and/or song ! (sharing inside last.fm, not through facebook, twitter == that's the 2 option available now).
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Am I too blind to see it - or is there REALLY no option to delete messages?^^ 
Or things like.... blocking?^^ 
In fact, I would love to block the spammer I got introduced to recently and also delete the message. 
Can someone tell me how, please? :)
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messages.
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No, I can't delete anything either.
What a joke.
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Thanks for compiling all this information and feedback! I have a few things to add, and sorry if I'm repeating anything:

- I can't look up an event; instead I have to scroll through everything "near me," which is inconvenient if I want to RSVP to an event that is a few weeks/months in the future.

- If I do RSVP to an event, it just seems to disappear into a void––it doesn't show up on my profile or in any other convenient place, as far as I can tell. 

- The recommendations on the home page confuse me. Very few of them are things I've never listened to before. Almost all of them are songs/albums that I've listened to dozens of times and yet they say I've "never listened" to them. 

- I no longer get email updates when I have a new shout or message.

- We can share tracks on Facebook/Twitter but we can't "recommend" them to other Last.fm users. I really liked this feature and often used it to share songs with my Last.fm friends. 

I assume some of these things will be coming back, but if anyone has info about if/when they're returning, I would appreciate it! :) 

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There's still a sharing button in the app.
Does anything happen when you click it? Does the recommendation go through?
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Tried that and it doesn't work, unfortunately. I get a pop-up that says "Server Communication Error" and it says it's an "invalid method." I appreciate your help, though!
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It's almost been a month since the beta update. The incompleteness of this website is a joke.
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Check this Last.fm's tweet: https://twitter.com/lastfm/status/641631969365745665
So it seems that event creation and event list are coming back somewhere within 14 days.

Also about weekly charts, something even better is coming up, selecting any time range in charts:
https://twitter.com/lastfm/status/641631969365745665

And wiki edits are being tested right now: https://twitter.com/lastfm/status/641582210907303936
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Hell yes

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Well as this post is very active It's not the first time I write that here inside the header, when it says:
"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)"
YOU ARE SKIPPING OVER NOT ONLY UNSCROBBLED ARTIST but SONGS AND ALBUMS !!! Which have been added manually, and are still kidnaped by LF authorities, peace out! ;)
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I selectively added more than 1000 songs along 6 years (tempted by the Add to my Library button of course) to be hear that were recommended by friends, journalists, music lovers, etc 
40% of them I didn't give them a try cos I infinitely trust last fm as no other site as no other cloud to keep my data there. But for now it's lost.......
Last Fm has (had?) a great music library display in opposition to Rateyourmusic, Discogs, Spotify, etc. The same goes for albums.
It's frustrating to see that the info is there on the counter page number in your library but when you go through the pages of your 0 scrobbles songs then there is a glitch and you go back to page 1.
Give us the possibility to access to this important information for people who work with music please (as Madonna would say)
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It is essential that last.fm provides each user with a list of artists/albums/tracks they have added. It should be a top priority. As far as I know, there was no warning that this information would be lost.
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Donyvi Thank you for your suppoort !!  Congrtas for the job you're doing As this is one of the threads that survives LFM closing out of most of the threads related to his Beta site.

As you agree with this subject Donyvi may you add to the header unscrobbled Songs and Albums too where it says:

"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)" 

Because the post that you hyperlink next to it, is still "in progress" so there's this possibility, the thing is that by the title post it could be misunderstood restricted only to artists.
Thanks, keep rocking!
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Hey. Thanks for the suggestion. I would change it if it was possible to edit the thread, but it's not. I might create an updated thread some day, but there are so many posts now (both in this thread and announcements from staff) that it's a bit of a daunting task.
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Yeah, there's a lot of scattered information, again. Not to mention that there's the twitter feed, where people, too, get replies.
Though it's mostly about THE RETURN OF EVENTS these last few days.
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One of my primary complaints is 90 percent of my shouts disappeared when the "new" site went live and what was left is shouts that had things in it like <b> and </b> and links to artist pages that aren't linked anymore. All formatting has disappeared and it is like a trip back to Fidonet. We are in 2015 not 1982 where text was king. Hypertext is now king and formatting needs to come back. Even this forum provides a way of FORMATTING
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You seem to have left out the major Reset Library feature. In comparison to some of the small features that has been listed so far, I'm a bit surprised this hasn't been added yet. Here is all the info I found out about it:
  1. https://twitter.com/lastfm/status/638669723324968960
  2. https://twitter.com/lastfm/status/637219148875960320
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Bumped for great justice.

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