option to merge or edit, please

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there's a problem in Last.fm, that while we scrobble the tracks from several different players and with several different tags-data, that there's a lot of double or even triple pages for the same artist/album/tracks.

currently, there's no way to do anything for this, except to just wait that Last.fm would do something for it. but probably they won't, because there would be too much to do.

I am suggesting a way to edit own scrobbles, and make own autocorrection guidelines. Like that we can choose for which versions of artist/album/track our scobble goes.

The voting system about correct artist/album/track name doesn't really work at all.
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Mika Perttula

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This has been my request for years. I hope new catalog or whaever feature they are preparing will help on this burning issue. 99% of my Deezer based scrobbles have incorrect metadata.
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The tags are one of the biggest problems we have been facing for years. I hope that we will be able to edit incorrect tags in the foreseeable future. I have over a thousand wrong titles of songs and albums in my library. I can wipe them all without problems, but then I would have to back up all the tracks that I deleted. For something like that, it would take me days if not weeks to bring them all back. That's why I'm for to edit incorrect tags in our libraries, in this way we will make the job for the Administration easier and help them to focus on other issues, such as inaccurate names of artists for example.
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We're looking into the feasibility of supporting this in the future.  It's something we'd like to do.
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Elliot Robinson

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This is great to hear, Jon. I would politely request that, if this comes to fruitition, you allow users to amend any and all historical scrobbles, rather than the current and fairly restrictive 2-week window of scrobble validity.
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That would be ideal, but even being able to edit scrobbles within 2 weeks (rather than delete and resubmit) would be a huge improvement.  
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Patrick

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When are you planning to implement something like this?
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garynotrashcoug

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I agree, I think this should be an essential feature. Especially considering Last.fm's two radio sources are the two worst offenders. 
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Mathieu Le Breton

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i use http://universalscrobbler.com/ to correct my data
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Which is great - but only for recent scrobbles.
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XAXA

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how do you correct the data with that? I've been scorbbling sometimes with that if Vinyl Scrobbler doesn't do the thing. But I didn't find a way to edit my scrobbles with it.
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Elliot Robinson

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You have to delete the relevant scrobbles (making a note of their timestamps) and resubmit them through the manual submission page: http://universalscrobbler.com/manual.php
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XAXA

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so I need to add all tracks manually? I don't know how to "make a note of the timestamps"... it would be easier if I could move the scrobbles to manual form, and then edit there... but one by one it's a horrible job.
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garynotrashcoug

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You can scrobble in bulk if you have it formatted as CSV.
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XAXA

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how should I have it in CSV? sounds too complicated
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Elliot Robinson

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The timestamp is just on the right of each scrobble in your library.

Do you not have an alternative way of scrobbling, if your current way is not very reliable?
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XAXA

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when I am not scrobbling mp3's from my pc, I am using Vinyl Scrobbler, Universal Scrobbler and Open Web Scobbler. in OWS I can add the artist/track names manually, but it's a very slow way, but so far the only way if the Vinyl Scrobbler and Universal scrobbler fails in their automatic data search - which is connected to Discogs database - and in Discogs same artist may have several different versions, for example Bruce Lacey (which has most of the scrobbles in Last.fm) goes automatically to Prof. Bruce Lacey (which has very little scrobbles in Last.fm)...

I see the timestamp, but I doN't know how to move it to Universal Scrobbler with few clicks, without writing some code stuff...
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CSV = comma separated values

For example: "{artist}", "{track}", "{album}", "{timestamp}", "{album artist}", "{duration}" (e.g. "Jeff Buckley", "Last Goodbye", "Grace", "2016-01-26 15:35:55", "Jeff Buckley", "275")

I mean, I'm literally copy-pasting this example out of the page you would be using on Universal Scrobbler. You're Jesus Christ after all, you can do this. :-D
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XAXA

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ah, so you need to manually add the artist name + track name + album name + duration etc. too much things to do. (ps: me no christ, me xaxa)
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too much things to do
*shrug*

I'm not sure what you were expecting. Until Last FM adds an ability for users to directly edit their scrobbles in their library, deleting and resubmitting the data is the only way to do it.

For what's it's worth, using the manual entry page I linked in an earlier reply is pretty straightforward and you don't have to include a duration, but you do need to use the time stamp information, as I mentioned. Under the Scrobble Manually page, fill out the form and then click "Scrobble with Options" where you enter the time info. It takes seconds to do and really isn't that hard - it just requires a little effort, which is surely not a lot to ask if you want your scrobbles to be accurate...

http://universalscrobbler.com/manual.php
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Been wanting to merge this for years ;_;

https://i.imgur.com/7ciZrer.png