A question about library search feature

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Well, I think all of you will agree with me if i'll say: search is important feature of every database, last.fm is some music database.

We have general artists/songs search but the question is will we have library search in our profiles?

1. If I want to look how many times I've listened an artist or a song I should search it in general search, then go in artist's page, then go "you've listened artist N times" and finally I can see the result.
Maybe just type in my own little library search and press Enter is more better usability?

2. For example, when I look profile of some user, how can I check does he listen (or how many he already has listened) some artist or song? Should I scroll his 300 pages of his library?

3. Maybe calendar in search will be better than 7, 30, 90, 365 days? You're saying that you're going to improve last.fm and step like that will be really fine thing you can to do?

P.s. Am I really waiting for answer of last.fm support?

 
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Andreas_Wotte

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For me, it looks like a good idea for the future. But be realistic. I guess, the staff just drowning in tasks for repair what they have distroyed with this new site.
Maybe it make sense, to do step by step. Nevertheless a good idea.
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Library search would be great, it's been suggested in the past as well.

At the very least, the return of alphabetical sort would help some. It still involves a lot of scrolling, but not as much as having to scroll through the entire library.
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I also agree. I have over 100,000 artist.  I have always found the Library useless once you pass 3,000 Artist. even with the alphabetical sorting because of the freezing up.  I rather have a search box to put in Artist name to see if I have already scrobbled this artist.  I also think this question should be in the idea group as well. 
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garynotrashcoug

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Really? Did they lift the 100,000 artist cap? That's great news! I know they lifted the 1,000,000 scrobbles cap.
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I don't think there is a cap on artist.  user efoja_87  take a LQQk. He has the most artist that I know of. 
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garynotrashcoug

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Damn! Well either way it's good news. Myself and others were under the impression that there was a cap because users like taggingmachine (now sadly has 0 artists because of the 0 scrobbles bug) would create a second account once they got near 100,000 artists in library.
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 Gary I get'cha .. I don't know a thing about tagging as I don't tag. However long ago, during the building of Stonehenge, I did try some tagging till LFM said no personal tags because they were going to go with global or Universal tag system. ( I don't know the difference if there is one between global or universal tags) therefore I wiped my tags and just continued building Stonehenge;-)
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Good idea.
The dream for me would be if it also worked with lyrics. Sometimes you know you've scrobbled the song you're singing and it'd be faster to search your own library than rely on Google.
I've seen Last.fm partnering with Metrolyrics so maybe it's not that impossible after all.
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Great idea too, same problem I guess. I couldn't imagen, you're happy with this downgraded site at its maximum.
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Well, that's not reallly good news about the cap of 1 000 000 scrobbles.
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Before the change to the new LFM there was a cap of one million, I have many friends who scrobbled that much and had to start a new account.  In the new LFM there is no limit for scrobbles.
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Actually, I created a tool somewhat like this and posted it on the old forums shortly they were bombed: http://coreyshuster.com/lastfmcompare/

This allows you to compare listening statistics between two users (or just look at your own).  Each user's last.fm page opens side-by-side in two tabs.   It started as a way to teach myself Javascript, but turned into something fairly useful.

NOTE:  I'm aware the "Date Range" feature is broken when not set to Overall because last.fm changed the way time intervals are identified, I'll have to fix that.   It worked up until the beta.

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