Delete and ban tags 'Seen Live"

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Nobody cares about seen you live or not
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Roman Shafikov

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BritasticUK

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It's not about people caring though, it's more for the people themselves to have a personal list of who they have seen live
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cactus

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then they can open a word document on their computer and make a list of bands they saw live, not spam the last.fm artists pages. Seen live is not a genre of music.

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Jaimie Rain

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"Albums I Own" is also not a genre of music and should be added to the list
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gw666

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I do care about that. Remember, it is a tag and not a musical genre.
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cactus

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You care about what other people have seen live?
Yeah, tags that should tell you something about the artist, what kind of music they make. What exactly does "seen live" tells me? That some random people have seen this band live? Yeah, excellent.
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gw666

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No, I care what I have seen live. I don't care about other people's tags that much.
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cactus

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But one can make that list if they need it so badly on the piece of paper or in the Word document, i don't see the reason why bands should be spammed with this ridiculous tag that doesn't say anything about their music.
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Afezeria

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Apart from this tag, there are countless others out there that isn't suitable or worth keeping except for making a few laugh probably like pedobear approved this, satanic worshipping or whatsoever.  I don't know about you but deleting tags that is already spammed all over the site is probably gonna take a lot of time and I much rather see the Last fm team focus on getting the site back to its root in term of functions and usability.
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Matti81

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In information systems, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item's creator or by its viewer, depending on the system.
I don't tag bands as "seen live" or albums as "albums i own", but i do understand why some people do so... why make tables and documents if you can save this infos directly on lastfm...?
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Zonnewijzer

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If you don't care then just don't read it.
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cactus

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What a great logic.
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Tom Stephen

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Tags =/= Genres. Fuck off from different not-genre-tag, people..
Sorry for a bit insulting, but this idea is a nonsense.
(great readjust to nonsense of new last.fm, yea..)
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People can use tags however they wish so long as they don't violate our community guidelines, we're not going to change that. That being said, IMO the usage of the seen live tag suggests functionality that we should be providing on the site (i.e. the ability to 'scrobble' events, and display on your profile which artists you've seen live, and how many times).
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gw666

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There was a nice app counting my events per year and which artists I've seen the most (it was Laibach, 9 times), but it is not working anymore since the last.fm beta:
http://lastfm.dontdrinkandroot.net/psa.html
It would display that list on my profile, but nowadays you wouldn't even be able to embed it in the 200 chars text only profile.
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Patrick

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Don't forget those who are spamming an artist page with the name of an artist as an official tag. Seen live, albums I own... they need to be banned permanently.
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gw666

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No, these tags are perfectly fine. I don't like it when 'wrong' genres are used as tags, e.g. 'metal' for Kiss or 'industrial' for Nine Inch Nails but I don't call for a ban.
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Furthermore those tags make perfect sense if you have access to your personal tag overview, in case you wanted a list of the artists that you have seen live, or created a personal tag radio for an artist. On the old site you could also combine several of these personal tags to make up a very specialised tag radio, too, like "female vocalists + indie" etc.
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gw666

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Yes, the tags were nice, I wonder if they ever come back. There was a page listing all artists I had tagged, those were the days.