Is lastfm groups and forums gone forever ?

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Groups? The place where people met in shared interest after a hard days work. The place where everybody knew your avatar and user name. The place where users congregated in song contest and obscure music competiveness. These good old days are sorely missed - it feels like years ago and yet its only weeks. We wonder if things ever will be the same as it was. Hows it going lastfm rebuilding your public houses. Any news will be welcome ?
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Troels Øhlenschlæger

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I guess they'll reload it, i'd be surprised they abandon that...
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Groups are coming back.

Here is link to the official statement: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/what-s-happened-to-groups-are-they-coming-back

Groups are still accessible from (read only): http://www.last.fm/group/GROUPNAME
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Thanks but Is that an official statement from you Donyvi ? Iits says it will reintroduce "ways to connect with other music lovers around the world, including groups". I hope that means they will restore groups and all the history in them, but I am worried that they will "reintroduce" - some new group feature - and restoring the group feature is not mentioned here: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/new-site-launch-temporary-service-disruption-information. Why is that ? 

In Obscure music game there is records of 144 past competitions (!) as well as the ongoing which has been rudely interrupted by the beta. See it here: http://www.last.fm/group/Obscure+Music+Game?ac=obscure In "Denmarks Rock League" I have done a lot of work. Loads of other examples. I really would like a guarantee from lastfm that not only is data restored but data will also be "usable" in "new" groups , when and if they arrive.  
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That looks like an interesting group!

You can consider it an official statement from me, but I'm not representing last.fm in any way :) I'm just a useful idiot.

While random, I think they have limited that announcement to core features. If they included everything that's missing it would be ridiculously long. Here is a list of missing features: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/-updated-thread-of-revelation-collection-of-information-ab...

Here are two more statements that may ease your mind:

https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/missing-social-features
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Thanks Donyvi. That was helpful. 

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