So about the 200 character limit on the About Me

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I mean, that's a joke right. Just there to wind us up before you allow us to actually edit that section of our profile.

You can't possibly be serious...
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Nigel Keenan

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Laura Marx

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oh dear.
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solar_bridge

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No. The limit is there to keep your profile short so that the advertisements in the sidebar don't get pushed down too far. More ads that show on the page when it loads = more money.
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Walter Benkel

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Ads? Where? I never saw any ad on last.fm... Oh, wait... that's what AdBlocker Plus is for?
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solar_bridge

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AdBlock is used by a minority.
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rionka

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oh noes, it's not a minority anymore. it's one of the most plugins to firefox and it goes "mainstream" now. 41% of 18-29 year olds polled said they use adblock: source.

It's going to stay plain white and empty.
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Whispered X (Spineshank155)

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I thought the ads were on top? 200 characters is a joke though and i lost all the info i had in the old sidebar. I want my band logos back!!
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Jor1ss

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yeh groups/apps like lastfmlogos . info are going to die if this is for real :( I love me my logos and also I use it to keep track of which bands I've seen?? 200 characters is simply not enough for that?
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Laura Marx

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well, 41% is still a minority
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Walter Benkel

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And what do they mean with the "plain text only" bit? No BBCode, no pics?

This is getting worse and worse...
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solar_bridge

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200 characters plain text is all you get. That was a major complaint about the beta that the staff ignored. Don't expect it to change.
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Frédéric Chopin

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The more I learn about all the changes, the more I'm sure that I'm done with this site. What is this, Twitter?
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Viivi Koskela

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It's true. Now it's possible edit it, but only 200 limit.

WHERE CAN I PUT MY SEEN LIVE LIST AGAIN???
Fuck you, last.fm.
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pissed

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try archive.org and googlecache, but i have there data from may...
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holland25

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Well, this is a fucking joke. Are you kidding me?
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I actually got a half-my-question-answered reply from staff after posting my concerns on this 10+ times.  What they had to say was that certain personalization options were going to be added in future updates of the site, yet some of these things were not 100% confirmed.  They also told me that they had (admittedly) said these things on several occasions on the forums but were tired of repeating themselves.  It's really just a case of laziness, not stating everything in progress/consideration at the start of each thread which is simple with copy-and-paste and good at informing all of us.  So while I am extremely pissed off as my sidebar was my everything, I am waiting for future updates and will follow through with this issue until they finally give us our sidebar back.
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Thank you very much for this update, although I really would have hoped to hear this from the Last.fm staff. Hoping for a full restoration of the traditional "About Me" section!
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jusO6: Oh. Thank you for the information. So they released an unfinished beta and then they were tired. Ok.  What the o_O
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People did really cool things with the infinite and BBcode-enabled space that was the sidebar. Now it's like a tweet.
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welp, there goes my + my dad's huge lists of tracks etc... thanks last.fm! appreciated >:(
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Whispered X (Spineshank155)

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Last.fm has been ignoring us about the character limit, plain text change http://www.last.fm/forum/21717/_/2273300/6#f21448224

Which probably means they are not changing it back.. i don't get it. They can't even give us an answer, continuing to ignore this!! Only one person on here responds saying it's not coming back but there's no proof that it is or it isn't, only that last.fm staff has been silent over this!! I need to know so i can either delete my account or that i can remain hopeful that i can restore my 'about me'!!
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Take part in this petition:
https://www.change.org/p/cbs-interact...

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