scrobbles more than 14 days?!

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we are almost in 2018 and there is still an absurdity there is a limit to scrobbles. on my ipod there are scrobbles made in September and I lost them forever because of the 14 day limit. there should be no limit to scrobbles.

if this is an attempt to prevent spam, as u know that there are thousands of users on the site with less than 1 year of registration and who have more than 1 million scrobbles. and nothing was done to fix it.

ps: a migration of followers or shouts from one account to another would also be another great idea. oh, of course: the long awaited username changing..
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This is by design and won't be changed -- keep in mind that we have to calculate various charts and aggregate listening data, so we need the data to remain static after a point, otherwise we'd have to recalculate over a decades worth of chart data for 60+Million users against half a billion known artists.  A more detail explanation can be found in our old forums:
- unfortunately it's not really practical to totally remove that limit. We get an enormous amount of data sent to us and we have to process this data which takes up a lot of computing power (and time). Without going into all the technical details, allowing older scrobbles makes the data crunching a lot slower as we have to go back and update all kinds of old datasets, charts etc. Imagine someone now submitting a track from 2004 and us having to go back and update all the affected weekly, monthly, 3-monthly, 6-monthly and yearly charts. As it stands we now only have to do 2 weeks of backdating which we chose as a compromise between allowing old data and the extra computations required.
If you lost scrobbles due to this, then I'm afraid you will have to resubmit them with a newer timestamp.

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