Notifications are now live

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Hi all,

I'm happy to let you know that we've just switched on notifications for everyone. You'll now get a notification when someone posts in your shoutbox, or when someone replies to one of your shouts. Notifications are delivered to http://www.last.fm/inbox/notifications and you can see a combined message/notification indicator in the header.

We're planning to add more functionality in the future, including letting you know when someone upvotes a shout you've posted.

Let us know what you think.

Cheers,
Team Last.fm
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James Scott, Web dev lead

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Posted 2 years ago

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James Joul

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Cool. Thanks. 
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Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

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Being able to subscribe to an artist shoutbox would be useful if we have an own artist profile on Last.fm. But I like this first version as PM, and I wonder if I would need them as an email as well, probably not so much.
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"subscribe to an artist shoutbox"
I vote for your suggestion Hans-Jürgen. In combination with the notifications system, shoutbox subscribing offers a new and big potential beneath the still missing "groups" feature. I imagine, this could push the shout traffic for artist-, album-, track- and tag sites.
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Дмитрий Бесфамильный

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Why no notifications about new followers?
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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It's planned for later.  
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Ілля Дробчак

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Are we look funny?
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Adylise Skylar Larkyn

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I literally just commented on an older post about notifications for when we get a new follower, but I see you've answered it here. :P
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Suzy

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I have noticed that we don't get any notifications if anyone "'likes" anything we've posted - actually there isn't anything to show if a shout we post is liked at all! I only noticed this when I was logged off and saw numbers by the thumbs up sign on my profile page, when logged on this isn't present. 
So basically I have no idea who likes what I post on my page and there is no notification to let me know either when logged on. 
I note when I like something the "thumbs up" turns green when logged on. 
There doesn't seem any point to liking anything if no-one ever knows about it!
Any news when we might get email notifications of pm's or shouts or..... even likes???
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Sharon K

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Hot damn and woo hoo!!  Love it!! and a BIG THANKS LFM.  Had some old notifications but got a new one as soon as a friend posted a new shout to my profile.   :)))
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Avariko

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Thanks, this is actually nice (For a change) But can you all now fix all the 23434466 deleted/unfinished tracklists... I'm begging.
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ohgod

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Oh, I thought you meant email notifications :/
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ohgod

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Sorry, but if I am already on my Last.fm profile, I will definitely see that there is a new shout on my page (while it's fine to get them for replies on other pages), but what we need (and asked for since August 2015) are EMAIL notificatons. How hard is it to simply bring back something that existed for years and years? 

Also, it would be nice if the notification at least disappeared once I scroll down to my shoutbox, since it's quite annoying having to make two clicks in order to make it go away.
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BHT

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Well Done on the progress last.fm. This is the right direction, but what ohGod says above - EMAIL notifications!!
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Andreas_Wotte

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E-Mail Notifications ;-) [3]
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Jd_Jd_Jd

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Never though you would already release this feature after last week's outrage.  Well, nice job.  The new style shoutboxes can now be used as intended and to the fullest.

All I want to see being added is the 'new follower' notifications, which is already planned, according to one mod's reply above.  With this added I'll be 100% fine with the notification system.

Sidenote: Honestly I'm a little sceptic about the future upvoting notifications to come.  First of all the 'most recent' shouts view works best and I would like to see a possibility to set this as a default for all shouts (*hint-hint* = not having to switch the setting at every artist shoutbox).
Even though I see the point the logical introduction of upvoting notifications, this may lead to an overload of information, especially from very popular artists' shoutboxes.  Anyway the future will tell, and I can't stop you from introducing it.
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Wies Diman

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I think screw notifications as long as radio quality and options aren't what they used to be
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neo

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Why spam me with useless notifications of  who voted something up or I commented on something? it would be great to be able to turn this option off. I hope you don't spam me with other useless notifications like tumblr and twitter do.
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At Oussama

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Do you have any plans to implement the instant results search system?
like the one from the old last.f where you get results as you type a query
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James Scott, Web dev lead

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No specifics yet but I know we're hoping to take another look at search next year.
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dis0rder

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1) instant results and 2) more than 5 results. the two main things that can make Lastfm Search great again (cit.)
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Iain MacGregor

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Can I just ask why all these features of last.fm were removed in the first place?
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Action Radar

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If I remember correctly, the staff reasoned that all the features on the old site were taking up too much data and were essentially out of use, like the "Discover" page. One of the staff members said that the beta would be a clean slate, built from the ground up.
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He's dead, Jim!

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The entire site is new, both back-end and front-end. Only the data is carried over from the old Last.fm.
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Iain MacGregor

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It might be new but it's not improved. Since I joined in 2007 I've seen no improvements whatsoever, only removal of features and inferior redesigns.
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ohgod

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If only...
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Suzy

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Oh please, please, PLEASE can we have notifications by email? 5 whole months and we still only have notifications if we log on. I don't come on LFM every day, but I would definitely log on if I knew I had a new shout or message. As for the "thumbs up " thing - what is the point in it if you've no idea who's clicked on it on your page? I puzzle over this........... and also there is no point in me clicking on it on someone else's page if they don't know who did it!