Better profile page

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Hi, folks! Since the layout change I think the profile pages look rather bland and empty. It would look so much better, and be more informative, if our profiles would show the images of our top 8 artists with the charts as a list below it again. We already can choose between either, so why not make both available at the same time by default? I mean, this is what Last.fm is about.

Furthermore, as often wished, a better „about me“ section with longer texts, and the option to add images (for example bandlogos) and tag clouds, would be awesome. With those features Last.fm would feel more social again, and I am sure many people would be very happy with it, and even more would come back.
Have a nice day :)
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garynotrashcoug

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We've brought up the top 8 artists with the charts as a list below previously and staff seemed puzzled as to why we were requesting this. Not sure if that topic is still active, but I would love to see it return. I used to set the artist grid for 7 Days to highlight what I'd been listening to that week, then have a 12 month chart below. There were some nice options for how you could divide it up.

As for About Me, please vote up this topic! https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/unlimited-about-me-section
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S

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Yes, that‘s also the way I would divide it up. A small but effective change. I hope they consider adding it again. :)
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Jan

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Profile page is fine as it is imho. Your initial comment also doesn't really sound that convincing. it's not a big change you're requesting but yet somehow the entire page looks "bland and empty" but this small change would suddenly change all that? Sorry, that doesn't sound believable.
The about me section, that's never gonna change (much) and people should get over it. Last.fm (or perhaps better CBS) obviously want a unified look to prioritize ads l and users cluttering their page with all kinds of widgets isn't something that fits that narrative...at all. The lastfm site still needs to earn enough revenue and the subscriptions by no means would cover that. Ads would and ads competing with widgets on one the profile page isn't something advertisers want to see.
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mlwry

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Fuck the advertisers. You can't monetise a website that nobody visits or uses. Make the website good first and the advertisers will come, putting the cart before the horse is dangerous.
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Suzy

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I don't think the profile page is fine as it is at all! You see that is the point - different people have different opinions as to what is important to them and that is absolutely fine. What isn't fine is that LFM have alienated a who load of previous fans due to the changes made more than two years ago.

Take heed, I, and many others have abandoned their accounts due to the lack of progress over the social side of LFM. I kept having to write what I wanted to say in a shout box on my page because there was no room in the "about me" section any longer. I've now given up - it's become too irritating. I can quite happily listen to music, well, almost anywhere as I am not in the least bit interested in comparing myself with others or how many songs I listen to when, and where I fit into those on my friend's list (oops - FOLLOWER'S list)! What I can't do is share my thoughts and interact with others who have similar or different tastes in music in the same way as before. Mainly due to the fact that many of the new listeners on the site are totally focused on counting and comparing rather than actually SHARING  with other like minded music geeks in the same way as before. The "about me" and journals could actually be another tab if LFM feel that the overload of advertisers on the main page needs to carry on in the same way. It would be good to have a way to express ourselves as we did before using BBCode - a kind of blog if you like - where people can comment and share music and generally interact socially. 

I don't know, the whole situation is disappointing to put it blandly.
 
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garynotrashcoug

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I'm down for About Me as a tab, if not a sidebar.
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I'm an avid fan of Last FM who's not as bothered about the new, minimal About Me section, but I do think an About Me tab seems like the perfect solution.

I had a couple of widgets on the old version of the site - mainly a Top 50 albums chart - but a clean unified profile front page isn't necessarily a bad thing. If any of you remember the hideous monstrosities that were some users' MySpace pages, with brash colour combinations and an excess of animated stuff, some people have clearly never heard of moderation. This would occasionally happen with the old About Me sections where it would take ages to scroll down their page to see it all (not on the MySpace scale, admittedly), so I do think a decluttered main profile page is a good thing.

That said, giving people a tab/page on their profile that they can fill with info, stats, or whatever, seems like a really good idea. I'm actually kind of surprised the Last FM team hasn't thought of it already since it's basically the equivalent of the Biography tab that already exists on artist pages.
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I wholeheartedly agree.
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I like your points. Don‘t know if the about me will ever come back :( but the artist grid with the charts is really something that should come back.
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Franziska Stegemann

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Oh yes please add this! I really miss these features, they are essential:(
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KillerCLbee

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I've been waiting for them to bring the old functions back. Is there a reason why they are so quiet about it? I miss having some personal touch/flair to my account.
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Emily

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Me too :(
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Patrick

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Is there any news that the moderator's team will return the old features back? Two years passed away, and we still got no updates related this subject.
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S

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I hope we get an answer for this. 2 years already... time flies but not much changed.
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Patrick

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I hope we will get an answer for this. I'm still waiting for Moderators to bring them back.
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I'd love to have the feature back where I could choose which artists displayed in the 8 image grid with their overall plays.
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Emily

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That was nice too. I miss the old style :(
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Daniel Lourenço Silva

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Come on guys, give us something!
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Marcel Napalmovich

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I miss the days when you could discover really nice tumblr profiles on Last.fm on a daily basis.