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Hi there folks
I'm hating the new LastFm style. Is there a glimpse of a chance that I can still pull over the old one?
Seriously, the old site was perfect.
Jessus, NO. What's with every website trying to look sleek and create unnecessary tabs all the time? I haven't had a problem with Lastfm's interface ever. It was nice to have everything I wanted to look at on the first page. Comments, number of friends, events on the sidebar to keep track of my upcoming shows, my profile description... And if I wanted to go browse other upcoming events, I could do so easily by clicking elsewhere.
I also really dislike that they switched top albums and artists over to being huge images. No idea why this was necessary, a list is so easy to read and assess. It especially looks pretty lame when one of your top artists is obscure and has no current image available. I really liked having the option of being able to control the amount of top artists I show. That option does not exist anymore T_T
I hate that my upcoming events do not show on the right hand side anymore. That's a big one.
Also, a bar chart on the top of your library? Really? Who the fuck cares or wants to look at a bar chart? I also am partial to having the artist listed first and then the song. Listing the song first and then the artist looks strange to me. Maybe that one is just me, though. The only tab I can really get down with is the loved tracks tab. That seems like it'd come in handy one day, but all the other tabs: nope. I liked it better the way it used to be.
My biggest concern is the absence of the music compatibility bar. That was honestly my FAVORITE part about this whole website. I used that bar so often to figure out what other people were listening to, what kind of music they like, how well we'd get along, etc. You NEED to bring that bar back.
I think the top track on the upper right is pretty useless too. Looks even worse when there is no image there. Cool, sweet.
Overall, I'm pretty bummed about the new design. I hope they get enough negative feedback that they change it back or make some changes at least. I remember Flickr updating their website and everyone hated it so they changed it a second time. Do that, Lastfm.
THIS NEW VERSION IS DISAPPOINTING. I had more than 40 friends, BUT it says that I don't have any followers, nor am I following anyone, SO the follower/following thingy is a bad idea. I tried to reload the page but it didn't work. AND some of my shouts in shoutbox are missing. AND my avatar isn't my current avatar, it was my avatar months ago. AND "about me" is missing. AND where are my tags? BRING BACK the old version. This beta version is really suck. I posted it before but I want to repost it because this new version of lastfm irritates me so much.
I don't like the new version. I have more than 40 friends before, BUT it says that I don't have any followers, nor am I following anyone. I tried to reload page but it didn't work. AND some of my shouts in shoutbox are missing. AND my avatar isn't my current avatar, it was my avatar months ago. AND "about me" is missing. AND where's my tags? BRING BACK the old version. This beta version is suck.
This is the worst update to a website I have ever seen in my entire life. Nothing is good about this. Holy crap this is terrible. WHY CHANGE THE PERFECT LAYOUT AND SYSTEM!?
The redesign is absolutely awful. It's not even only the missing features, which is problematic as well, of course. It's ugly and clearly almost everyone agrees on that. Quit while you're behind and revert back to the old design, or at least offer an option to switch between the two, since there are some that like this atrocity. I've read in other threads (like this one: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/looking-for-old-style) that it's not possible to revert back, to which I ask: why is that? It's not like you threw out the code or something. You also keep telling us to tell you which features we're missing the most and that the majority of them will be coming back. In months. The thing is, I don't want these features with this layout. I want them with the old layout. That is the feature I am missing the most, the simplicity of the website. It presented everything in such a simple way. I've never understood changing for the sake of change. When you have hundreds of thousands of loyal users that have no problem with the layout, so what if it hasn't been changed in years? Hell, this disaster is on Wikipedia. :l
It should be fairly clear that the updated website is much less functional and user friendly than the old version. It should also be clear that the "beta" version went live WAY too soon. Please bring back the old version. There are too many complaints to list in this box, but I have cancelled my subscription to the website now and imagine many others will do the same.
i notice many users are frusted, angry, not happy with the new website, beta site.
Maybe you could provite a URL for old user experience like us (with more than 30000 songs played).
as a website creator and server admin, i do know you can do that easyly in less that 1hour. here a idea.
Ask you web admin to dispose the old site into a sub domain like :
and setup the scrobbler to provide a new numero-identification in the url like :
then your man page should intercept the account name and the utm_cntent value to redirect the old users to the old website.
Then, all theangry people or frustrated people who can't post or submit anymore since the new site or beta site will be happy....
just an idea to make the day more beautiful!
The old last.fm was a lot better, if you're gonna stick with the new beta one forever (I hope not) my idea is that please bring the old design back simply by a settings section.
I wish to no longer be a beta tester of the new version of the site, but I want to revert back to the old, functional version of the site. There are too many features missing in this beta version and I think you should change to a closed beta until there is a more functional version of the new site available. Actually considering the lack of functionality it would be more correct to call it an alpha version rather than a beta. Anyway please arrange the reversion as soon as possible. Thanks.
The bit that cracks me up is "A couple of months back, we launched a BETA version of the new Last.fm to registered users and now we're ready for it to go live to everyone."
Pity they didn't wait until the site was ready rather than going once they were psychologically ready or whatever they meant. Surely they didn't mean to say the site was ready?
Unless the plan was "Let's launch it ugly and dysfunctional with bugs and missing features, then eventually we can fix some of the bugs and missing features and say 'look, we listened to you!' but we can leave it ugly and dysfunctional!"
i REALLY dislike the beta look, i want my old lastfm back... this is so BUGGY, confusing and makes me don't wanna use lastfm anymore. how can go back to the old lastfm? i really hope there is a way.. because the new lastfm is so bad, i cannot believe what u did here.
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