Early Access for Subscribers: New Shoutboxes

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Hello subscribers,

Today we are launching some new functionality for the Last.fm shoutboxes. Now you can reply to a shout, and reply to a reply. Instead of a conversation being spread out over lots of individual shouts on different pages, they will all be in one place. 

In addition to replies, you can show your appreciation of a particular shout or reply by voting it up. Also, if you see a shout that goes against our community guidelines, you can click on the three dots in the bottom right corner of the shout and select the “report” option.

Right now, this is a subscriber preview of the new shoutboxes, but we will release it to everyone soon. Currently viewing shouts by up votes or popularity is not an option but this will be introduced later. 

If you’re a subscriber, check it out and let us know what you think. If you’d like to become a subscriber visit http://www.last.fm/subscribe for all the details.

Cheers,
Team Last.fm
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LAST.HQ, Your Music Universe

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fuknwastd

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Will Groups return? That was my favourite aspect of last fm. Also I liked the customisation of the sidebar, which made your profile unique. Will these functions return? Thanks.
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Ricky Lee

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I also very much miss customizing the sidebar with some of my original poems and hope that function returns soon; thank you. 
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toyzatmidnight

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i'm on board with both fuknwastd & Ricky Lee
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lennie

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Nice, thanks for that!

Just a couple of questions:
  • Are there any notifications if someone replies to a shout or up-votes it?
  • How do replies for non-subscribers look like at the moment? Are they simply shown as regular comment?
Furthermore, it would be nice to have the possibility to downvote replies as well, don't you think?

...and last but not least: I see that it's not possible to see who liked a reply. Are there plans to add this?
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iconan

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I enjoyed the comments of James Joul and basically I agree with what he writes. last.fm is a site that we talk and listen to music, and for that the people who participate should strive to be a little more competent, putting aside the arrogance and presumption.
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iconan

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I want to write two messages that perhaps and I stress maybe,
  reveal my character on a particular day like today.
  I know that all this does not interest anyone anything,
  but I want to write the same,
 It will be for the music I'm listening to now.Hari Om ... ૐ
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iconan

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first Posts.- Myrkur (darkness, in Icelandic) "We are losers,
being a loser is what fuels us.
We are not geniuses, but in a certain way we are.
This is enough to make us explode " Hari Om ... ૐ
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iconan

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second Posts.- "What moves
  and what does not move;
the other remains immobile and is faster than the mind,
... The other remains stationary and exceeds others who run " Hari Om ... ૐ
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iconan

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Thanks Jon, Community & Customer Services. greetings. Hari Om ... ૐ
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Andreas_Wotte

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Not what mostly wanted, but useful. So: Thank you.
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mc666

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Nice little addition.
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Tom Stephen

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Seems a bit useless. Replying to shouts is quite good (but people get used to answering in others' shoutboxes, so it's not worth that work now, but later) but votes? Is it Facebook? Who cares about votes, this site is for making new people and sharing / discovering music, guys!
I can't imagine the votes for friends' shouts, to be honest, and for shouts on events / sites: it's just not that important imo. Voting will be better when it will come to albums, but it can be also useless, as many people vote albums down just because of their close mind.
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Elivélton Bernardes

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Please come to Brazil
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Andreas_Wotte

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e ouvir a OtroPlano
ou a Hadda & DJ A
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garynotrashcoug

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It wouldn't hurt Last.fm to get a bit more up to speed with "web 3.0", but at the same time I think there is enough about the site that sets it apart from so many other social media platforms. 

That being said and maybe I'm just hopelessly sentimental, but I will miss brackets. Though I'm sure we'll find a way to keep them alive.

Please come to Brazil [∞]
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iconan

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in Italy there is a saying (when playing for the national football team) that there are 64 million coaches, as many as are the inhabitants.
I have the impression that it is on these pages that in last.fm in general there are too many coaches. no offense to anyone. Hari Om ... ૐ
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toyzatmidnight

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Tom ~ i sincerly wish that the gods of last.fm had been more intune to those questionairs that we all would fill out from time to time ~ ~ if so i believe that more of what you are posting would have been considered than this need to become another Twitter/Facebook wannabe site

and @iconan ~ unlike your national football team coach who, as you have pointed out, doesn't give a flip as to what the 64 million fans think, last.fm actually has been asking for our opinion (both before and after the BETA upgrade) so our voice has been asked for in order to express our opinion but what good is it when the powers that be cave in to "the popular kids" (aforementioned Twitter/Facebook)
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Honestly, I preferred the old way. This change means that all shouts (a conversation between two people) will be happening in the shoutbox of one of them, right? While the other person gets 'nothing'. This is okay for short conversations, where people would exchange a few shouts (or better call them comments from now on), but a lot of people have back and forth conversations that last for months/years, so I feel that this change isn't good for that. 

However, I feel that this would be a great feature for artist/song/event/etc pages, just not for personal shoutboxes.
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James Joul

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Possibly. I don't know about you, but I don't plan on changing how I interact with my friends through shouts. I still expect them to post on my profile, and I'll post on theirs - just like it's been for years. I don't think much will change in that regard. This just makes it easier to chat with people on artist/ album/ track/ events pages.
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ohgod

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Yes, you're right, and I definitely don't intend to change that either. But when it comes to new shouts (like from people with whom we haven't talked before), it will be tricky to decide in whose shoutbox we're supposed to reply.
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Chris

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Remember the days before Facebook comment replies? Trying to piece together a conversation more than a few months old was virtually impossible - switching between profiles, scrolling to find the last chronological reply, etc.

If nothing else, it'll give conversations a bit more context and flow when you're looking back at them in the future.
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Chris

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Might be worth considering giving extra weight to active users over non-active in the list. Just checking my neighbours, 7 of the top 10 suggestions haven't scrobbled since 2015. 
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Anna Minaeva

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That's all nice and cute, but are you planning to bring back user tag list, ability to fill profile with links and images, listen to one's library radio? So many devoted users are longing for that.
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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"listen to one's library radio?"

What do you mean? We've already brought this back.
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Mats Lundberg

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It's not working.
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Cornel Diaconu

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Well, to be in your line of shortness, ... It is working :-)
I just tried to see if "play your library" or "play your mix" or "play your recommendations" work for me, and all worked OK.

So, what exactly did you tried, and what did not worked for you ?
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neo

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Well, I'd still like to see the last 6 visitors on my profile again, soon. One of the best features you ever had for lastfm, you should bring it back.
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chaser

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There's tons of other serious issues and you waste time on implementing features that nobody asked for? Kudos to you, guys.
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garynotrashcoug

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IIRC, pretty much everything they've been doing has been to lay the groundwork for other things. You can't erect a building without first laying the foundation.
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Aleksandra Morawska

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Indeed. There are important matters. Like rolling back to old, normal Lastfm.
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In what way is "improved shout functionality" necessary for the return of groups? You know that's just disingenuous, James and Gary; the ability to vote and blah blah shoutboxes are not a necessity for the return of groups, regardless of what Hans-Jurgen says. Just because something is stated does not make it valid. You can have the shoutboxes with groups, period. They just have overly loft plans with no foundations and no need for the plans lol

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Chris

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Re-use of code. Forums are just a series of posts and replies and the old shoutbox system didn't let you reply, so it sorta makes sense
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garynotrashcoug

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@Chris, precisely what I was going to say in response. ;) I imagine they'll set up shoutboxes with this code as a way to root out bugs through use, then build groups around that same code.
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rotane

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Well goddamn. Finally a feature that is both new and useful.
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rozeli rodrigues caldas

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2016 and i want to change my username on last.fm
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Saad Benbouzid

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Welcome back in the social media competition Last.fm :)
You're only 6 years late :)
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Cameron Smith

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Please bring back journals, they were the best bit of last.fm. I loved falling through an abyss of links from one journal to the next, reading all sorts of deep musical thoughts.
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thank you, thank you so much Cornel Diaconu, I have kept the old URLs but I think it does not work well because you many photographs are deleted. better than nothing. regards. Hari Om ... ૐ... https://www.google.it/search?q=iconan%27s+Journal+%E2%80%93+last.fm&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gw...
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Cornel Diaconu

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I think the problem with images (not being available) is due to Imageshack site (seems all those images in the journals were uploaded to Imageshack, right ?)
As I understand now, Imageshack is no longer available for free, you only have to be a paying customer in order to upload your image files to their servers.
If you uploaded those files as an anonymous user (I remember this could be done, at some point), you didn't even got the chance to be notified about their change in policy; unfortunate situation you had. Very likely that those files got deleted by now.
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iconan

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thank you for your willingness Cornel Diaconu, however I used DivShare, but perhaps there are the same problems. Hari Om ... ૐ
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iconan

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@Cornel Diaconu ~  in my messages never appears neither the like or even that you can comment on, what can I do? thank you. Hari Om ... ૐ
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Cornel Diaconu

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If I understand correct, you don't have "Like" button/link under your own messages (posts) here, on these forums, right ?
I believe it is rather normal (it wouldn't be normal to vote/like your own reply/message, isn't it ?)

If, on the other hand, you are referring to last.fm site, and that you don't see the "vote up" icon (or, let's call this button as "Like") - I think that for the moment it is available only for subscribers -- I hope I did not misunderstood this from some other forum.
It will become available for all ( soon ?) of course.

Strange enough, though, on last.fm site, I CAN up-vote/like my own shouts :-)
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I don't think giving users the ability to upvote their own shouts is such a good idea...especially when there is no way to know for sure who upvoted what. This grants people the freedom to get away with self-admiration, especially a certain clique that exists on this very forum...
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Elliot Robinson

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LOL, whoever could you mean....
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In a future update we should be making a change so that users on your ignore list are not displayed in shoutboxes.  People who shamelessly promote themselves will run a higher risk of being permanently ignored.

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