Bring back the old version of last.fm!!!!!

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I can not switch to an older version of last.fm
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Posted 4 years ago

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System Confessor

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how about having an option to use the old site?
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He's dead, Jim!

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So you would like the work to take twice as much time? Because that would mean they would have to develop both the new site as well as updating the old design to use the new underpinnings.
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What is this dialectically discourse good for? The message of the writer is very simple: The most user do not agree with the new design. Of course the most loved tools and functions has been cut off. No doubt, a website have to be reformed from time to time. But not for every price.
2nd. Never start a new site before all functions (or the most) work faultless.
But 3rd. I guess you find the true reason for this wave of outrage in the conclusions of the users perceptions. Last FM has sold the best of what they created in their live to CBS for a fist full of dollar (our pound?), while millions of users have believed in Last FM as a free community of music lovers. And now CBS don't give a penny on the LAST FM Ideas and values.
Furtheron the Last FM staff as employers of CBS find themself back in a double mill and try to make both happy: The Community and their new bosses which have cheated (don't say the f-word) them.
This trail isn't possible because the comercial interests of CBS. I guess, they want only consumers and our once loved site become a part of the brave new world or what ever. Check out the statistic on google trends and you see what will happen.
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He's dead, Jim!

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1) Many are vocal about the new design, but it is impossible to know of they are "the most".
2) some functions have been disabled until they are reimplemented, yes. But I'm willing to take some minor inconvenience if it means we finally get long wanted functions like the ability to have different artists with the same name.
3) yes, the switch has obviously taken longer than expected. Annoying, but not life threatening.
4) what does the ownership has to do with the design? Would reverting the design make a difference in ownership somehow?
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Thank you for the answer and this dialogue.
1. maybe it's not possible, but visit the users sites and get an impression. "The most" are already gone before. We can start a long discussion about the reasons. Fact is, they're gone and we can only learn about that and look into the future. But that means indeed, to learn from the mistakes.
2. I think, you misjudged that: We're arent talking about some function like xyz. You have to admit, it's a long list with essential meaning for rhe charm and usefulness of last.fm. Okay, last fm is still scrobbling - great.
3. nothing of this is life threatening. It doesn't matter whether last fm is red or black, uses round or square avatars. At least it's impossible to meet every taste. The point of the conflict isn't really the look and feel, it are the missing tools. And that could have to do with the ownership, if the owner have comercial without idealistic interests.
But maybe with your last question you're just joking.
Have a nice day, Andreas
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We're sorry you feel this way, but as we've said elsewhere, we're not bringing back the old site. This wasn't a simple design change;  all of the backend architecture has been rewritten, and most of the machines hosting Last.fm (some of which were getting on for 10 years old) in the datacenters have been decommissioned and replaced with new hardware.  

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