Show unique tracks count on user page

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I haven't found this being suggested as idea so here it goes. Currently every last.fm user has the amount of scrobbles and artists and, if used, the amount of loved tracks shown on their user page. I would like to suggest to add a fourth data element, the amount of unique tracks listened. Basically the all time value shown when selecting scrobbles - tracks scrobbled (all time) but displayed next to the scrobbles count on the user home page.
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Can I get an official response? A yes, a no or a maybe?
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It is available, but not shown on main page. See https://www.last.fm/user/USERNAME/library/tracks (just replace username)

And I think it should stay that way. Like, you see, this is not such important, and too many data on front of our profile page will be distracting. I mean, the preview you made is less elegant, for my taste at least (just by taking more space, nothing bad with your work)

Edit: same can go with unique album count.
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Yes I know, please read my entire post before replying, I said: "Basically the all time value shown when selecting scrobbles - tracks scrobbled (all time) but displayed next to the scrobbles count on the user home page. "

So yes, obviously,  I know where to find it.

One extra data element is too distracting? I don't think so, from my illustration, it doesn't seem distracting at all. Distracting of what exactly? Your last.fm home page is full of data in the form of lists, charts and pictures? The whole purpose of it is data.

I find it strange lastfm shows unique artist count a but not unique track count.
I'd say the relation between scrobbles and track count is more relevant and direct instead of scrobbles and unique artist count.
Artist count is an indicator of how focused or diverse a users listening habit is, unique track count does the same but shows it more directly as it is information that can be directly proportioned against scrobbles. Basically, the closest extra meaning one can discern from one's scrobble amount are the unique track counts.
(Not advocating for the removal of unique artist count btw, I'd like to have both track and artist count).
Not interested in album count however. On that point I agree with you.
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To be honest, I'm for this; there is too much blank space on your account. Not to mention plenty of important functions they hide. For example, "listeners you know" I don't understand why it must that feature stands behind the artist page you visited, or for example "recent listeners."

On the old LFM, you could see twenty listeners when you click show more; now thanks to this BETA upgrade you can barely see five. Not to mention how you used to be able to see from which device they are listening to their favorite musicians. Now you cannot see that anymore either, ridiculous if you ask me.
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I made a full page mock up, view here.
Viewed on a 1920x1080 standard resolution screen the amount of space available with the compatibility information is exactly right (it has some minor room to spare in fact).
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Looks good. Total unique tracks is a useful and interesting statistic that I like to keep track of. The ratio between Scrobbles and Tracks can say a lot about a user's listening habits. 
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The ratio between Scrobbles and Tracks can say a lot about a user's listening habits.
For sure - you've got over 5 times more tracks in your library than I have, James, lol. Always discovering, indeed! :)

Personally, I'm a little indifferent to this. I mean, it puts another stat in a prime position, which Last FM is kinda meant to be about, so it does make sense. In some ways, it's surprising they didn't already include it like you've mocked up, Jan.

A more interesting (for me) addition to that section would be to explicitly include the "average scrobbles per day" stat. I do realise you can see this if you hover over the total scrobble count, however you can't see it at a glance.