Bring Back Recent Activity Widget

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I found this feature very helpful, both for keeping track of my own activity as well as seeing what my friends and other users have been up to. Is the development team planning on bringing back this great feature to our profiles?
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garynotrashcoug

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Posted 4 years ago

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Jerome Humbert

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One of the many pieces of content in the sidebar completely missing from the new profiles.
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Rainey Dawn

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I was never crazy about the recent activity feature - I kept it set to private. BUT I do realize others are missing it -- they should bring it back for those that enjoyed the feature.
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bump. please. is this difficult? I'm really baffled on the beta progress.
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Frédéric Chopin

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"I'm really baffled on the beta progress."

At this point, I think we all are...
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Frédéric Chopin

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Damn, I forgot all about that. I kept mine to private, but it was nice to have when I wanted to revisit a shoutbox quickly.
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>>>Is the development team planning on bringing back this great feature to our profiles?

Well, this is the first time it's been raised since we launched the subscriber beta, out of tens of thousands of responses, and the feedback seems to be mixed, so it's difficult to make a strong case for prioritising it just now.  Never say never, but I'm not aware of any plans to restore this feature in the immediate future. Sorry. :(

That being said, some of the functionality you're describing ("seeing what my friends and other users have been up to") might be incorporated into other parts of the site, such as the home page feed (think about how the Goodreads home page feed mixes book and author recommendations with social activity updates, such as friend updates and interesting group discussions).
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this might be the only request, but it seems like the basic privacy responsibility of any social site to give a history (at least to the user) of the interactions they're doing on the site (like the Facebook activity log). Even this getsatisfaction.com profile provides this. Right now, I can't get a log of where my data is at, like shouts on user or other pages. Adding privacy settings to make this log into a widget seems like a simple extension to a feature which is a fundamental responsibility.
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garynotrashcoug

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@Jon It may be the first time someone has raised this issue, but as you can see from the sixteen +1s for this idea I'm not the only person who feels this way. I'm not sure why it wasn't discussed before, maybe because like so many other things we just assumed it would be coming back or we didn't expect you to take it away in the first place. I didn't mention anything about prioritizing it and I wouldn't expect you guys to prioritize this out of all things, but I do think an activity feed is an essential part of the social networking aspect of this site and I do think it needs to be on our profiles and/or a feed from friends on our homepage. 

Again, I'm not insisting this be implemented right this week, but I do hope the dev team implements this or something similar in the future. It's one of the many pieces missing from our Last.fm life!
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Hated that feature to be honest, it's nice to have 1 site that doesn't track every single movement you make.
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They do, don't be naive. They just don't show it, but still do. And to add something better - we could also do it before, now just site know what we do, and what with us, Last.fm users?
(we could change privacy settings to "private" before, just reminding)

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