So can I search for and follow a new user to last.fm or is this 'feature' never again to be available?

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A friend of mine who was out of touch for a while has come back to last.fm and created a new account on the new system.. yet there is NO way for me to search for his account and 'follow' him.

Is there something I'm missing? or has last.fm destroyed the only functionality I actually cared about - sharing my music listening habits with people I know.
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Sly

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Andreas_Wotte

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There are actually 2 threads more with the same question for to search users. Both aren't answered by the staff. (Am I wrong?)
= getdissatisfaction.com
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Sly

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@ Andreas... Frankly, I'm surprised there aren't more.  The other threads seemed to be about the difference between follower and friend.  I personally don't care what they're called so long as I can connect with people I know.  Until this is fixed, last.fm is fundamentally broken for me.
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The usual site search is not completed yet, so user search is not possible at the moment. But if you know his Last.fm username, you can simply edit the URL of e.g. your own profile with his name to see his profile and follow him then.

Another option would be using Google's site search, i.e. fill in "site:last.fm/user username" in Google.
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Sly

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Great... a URL hack to short circuit the mess created by the design (mis)management team.  At least it works (thanks Hans).

Makes it pretty obvious that this 'beta' is actually a pre-alpha.  Shame, last.fm shame on you.  Why go live with half a broken product?
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Jerome Humbert

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Still no word on searching for users? Absolutely ridiculous. I don't know my friend's username but I'd like to search for him by name. 

I can't believe they took a really smart and well-functioning search with instant search results and turned it into this turd - and still haven't done anything to fix it. 
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max8455

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Yea there were neighbors before (anyone remember?) and a new users view you can see while logged in, active users, as well as what they are listening too.  All gone for almost a year.  Lastfm sucks now, I can't even get the desktop scrobbler to work, I am scrobbling from libre.fm (which works flawlessly).  Getsatisfaction is only a pr company, outsourcing actual issues to goons who hand out lip service and nothing ever changes.
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Tom Stephen

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Up. This is important, and it's ridiculous that almost noone is bumping this up.
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Joseph Pollack

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Still???
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Patrick

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Are there any updates about this subject? It's been three years.
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