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Staff has covered most issues, but information is scattered. This is an attempt to make it more accessible.

Please let me know if there is a feature I have missed or if any of the information is inaccurate or out of date. I have not included the features covered in their announcement.

I welcome you to BUMP. I will now and then.


Currently no information:


'About me' section that is not for ants

Cover art in the "Recent Tracks played" section of user profile

New releases from bands in your library

Followers/followeds(?) who are "listening now" section on user profile

Page for recommendations 

Confirmed as coming back:


Possibility of using streaming services other than spotify:
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/youtube-as-default-player
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/streaming-services
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/everything-is-broken-do-you-guys-even-have-a-qa-department

Having artists with 0 scrobbles in your library
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/tagged-artists-with-no-scrobbles-gone-fix-it

User journals
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/blogs-do-they-return
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/where-is-my-articles
    -Before service is restored, journals can be accessed from: www.last.fm/user/USERNAME/journals

User groups and their forums
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/missing-social-features
    -Can be accessed from (read only): http://www.last.fm/group/GROUPNAME

Taste-o-meter / user compatibility
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/user-compatibility

Neighbors
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/sad-angry

Events
http://www.last.fm/features/post/7298608:feature:d3bcde20-d81f-41d8-aa26-328f28f02318
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/missing-event-page-created-yesterday
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/where-are-my-events-that-i-have-attended-to-in-the-past-i-...

Image voting and upload
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

Label pages
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

Adding youtube content
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

'Friends who listen to' and top listerens on artist pages
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/why-cant-i-see-which-friends-listen-to-a-certain-artist-an...

Music manager
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/artist-and-label-last-fm-features-disabled-at-launch-12th-...

Tag search and site with your tags
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/tag-search
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/my-tags

Average tracks scrobbled per day stat
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/average-tracks-played-per-day

New features that will be introduced:

Ability to change username:
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/username-changing

Artist disambiguation
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/uploading-your-own-artist-picture

Updated "now scrobbling" track without having to refresh the page
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/do-we-really-have-to-refresh-the-profile-page-to-show-our-...

Under consideration:

Profile page customization (list of top artists etc.)
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/top-bands
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/are-we-ever-getting-our-charts-back

Age, gender and nationality next to profile name
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/age-and-gender-info

'Artist - Track' instead of 'Track - Artist'
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/new-website-okay-thats-fine-but-song-title-artist-has-to-g...

Not coming back:

Old site
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/looking-for-old-style

Time horizon

They expect two weeks of firefighting bugs and other issues. Then they will start reintroducing missing features.
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/further-updates
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very helpful, thanks for this! the username change is definitely news to me (i honestly thought this would never happen).
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Good job, sir. A very necessary topic.
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Nice job systematizing all the missing things. I've been doing the same thing for myself to keep an eye what's going on. Here's some things I have and you haven't mentioned.
  • In addition to "About me" section: possibility to custom it with html/bbcode.
  • Do something with that horribly big blank spaces, windows-8-like big squares, huge font: we are not dumb to understand only pictures, not blind to see only BIG LETTERS. The site looks simpler like for 10 years old kid, and lost his soul and charm. This is a desktop version, not mobile.
  • Profile page: last seen info.
  • Profile page: link to the user's homepage.
  • Charts: choose how many top artists to show.
  • More similar artists: now we have only ten?
  • Removing scrobbles.
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I see! I have already sent in an updated version to staff so they can edit the thread. I'll add it in the next round of changes.
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Donyvi you're exceptional ! all the consuming work on your time. You're a true scholar. I look forward to your posts.  
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despite some errors like the 0 scrobbles artists confiermed as coming back youre doing a great job donnkvi. keep it up man, we respect your hard work and its very useful
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@Barry4679 I second your disappointment, Barry - that was one my favourite features too. However, at this stage I'd prefer the library to be significantly rejigged to be something similar to the previous version, which was far superior than the current new version.
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@Barry4679 I second your disappointment, Barry - that was one my favourite features too. However, at this stage I'd prefer the library to be significantly rejigged to be something similar to the previous version, which was far superior than the current new version.
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Also playlists are gone and I can't find an official response on what's happening with them. I at least want to recover my old ones.
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Thanks, adding this.
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Library?
Layout size?
Header to be deleted possibily?
Better customized Recommend artist by listening?
adding feature for Artists to be seen which Country and Year formed?
changing back Friends actually?

and who cares for username change? I chosed it and it will be forever there. so what if someone changes username to same as mine? or just takes from another potential user idea? and already used space for existing username. I think this feature is stupid for music site.
this isn't 'game' change your username>>> like twitter or facebook.
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and resolving long lived problem - to separate artists with same name by countries!
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Thanks Svetlana. I'll definitely add the "adding feature for Artists to be seen which Country and Year formed?" to the list, but I won't be going into the design and layout issues
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"and resolving long lived problem - to separate artists with same name by countries!"

Definitely! They are actually planning to introduce this. (Called Artist Disambiguation in the list) Here is the link: 
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/uploading-your-own-artist-picture
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I forgot also - possibility of back feature along with scrobbled track at the moment (at scrobbled track chart) to be back art cover so it can be seen also small picture of album from which we scrobble current things.

also sharing currently listening tracks history

and adding EXPORT data feature.

and layout issues are most important. since PC Desktop users can't use site even if features are back.

also Library is the most important thing. And now widget doesn't exist still on profile page nor they said it will be back.
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I'd also like to see the recently added tracks page back.
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Thanks, as I can't edit the original thread, I'm going to add this to an updated thread. Going to wait for issues to stack up first.
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What about a reply-button in the shoutboxes, to make those conversations a little less messy? Like we are able to do here, I mean.

Oh! Some artistpages seem to linger in the past, missing recent shouts and recently released albums and stuff. But I guess that's because of the data migration. Thought I'd mention it, just in case.

Jesus, this list is getting bigger than I thought it would be.
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Other missing things:
-Recent Activity List (although not the most important)
-Now Playing page with a big album cover
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From the list I can't uderstand if the problem related to the fact that not all the songs are correctly scrobbled is present or not. I think that it must be absolutely solved.
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No updates on the auto correct and merged artists crap? Why bother have an option in your settings if it doesn't do anything? I had that off for a reason and now my top tracks/artist show a completely different artist (different first name, same last name). ugh
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^ Yes. Even with auto-correct turned off, artist names are still being corrected (even if they shouldn't be). This didn't happen in the old Last.fm, so I guess it's a currently missing feature.
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On behalf of the last.fm staff, who would like you and I and all the other users to simply fuck off, I thank you for your efforts.  I know they won't bother thanking you.
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Your post made me cry and laugh at the same time . That's a strange experience. Should I thank you for it? I don't know, I'm so confused right now!
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I know another thing I ́d like. I alway enjoyed comparing plays and artists with my Friends  (fuck ''Followers''). I'd like that, but better. I'd love being able to see this in graphs or something. Who played an artist more, when? And which song the most? That kind of stuff.
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I truly expect "Artist with 0 scrobbles" be back AS MUCH IN TAGGED ARTIST AS AND UNTAGGED ADDED ARTIST !!
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Very useful. Thank you for your effort.

Some issues I'd add are:
• The similar songs (there's only four, like just the similar artists)
• No user search
• Unable to ban tracks on Last.fm's radio feature
• Unable to shuffle loved tracks

If I find any more information I'll let you know.
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And here's another one:
• No square avatars
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I like your clear head in an emotional turmoil. :-) 
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Nice, you could maybe add this one as well, they said "it's a priority" whatever it means.
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/10-similar-artists-to-a-band
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I want add "friends" instead of followers to this list. :>
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Not really an issue, but interesting info.

"The data migration process is taking longer than estimated."

https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/to...

Assuming this will affect your listed time horizon.
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Oh wow, they actually let us in on something! How brave of them! Thank you for sharing, runeii! I wonder what 'longer than estimated' means. A few hours more? Days? I'm glad they said at least something, though.
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No idea, Coen. If they're not ignoring a user's message, they're usually being vague. Perhaps I'll search around a bit more and see what they mean.
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Oh hey, another thing- they only said that on their "artist and label" page, but have not on any of their other announcements, so it could be it's only for artist and label pages?
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I asked the staff, and here is their reply:
"For sure, music catalogue pages ... I would assume also on other parts of the website."

So perhaps all data migration on the new site will be delayed.

See here: https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/to...
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add the default timeframe to the list... 30, 90 and 365 days makes no sense imo... they should change it back to 1, 3, 6 and 12 months... im my case 3 and 6 months are the most accurate "actual taste" information...
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Well, 1 month is about 30 days, three months is about 90 days, 365 days is exactly 12 months (without leap day of course). The only thing they're missing from your list is 6 months. So I suppose he could add the "6 month timeframe" to the list.
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Totally agree. I tend to change my favorite genre every three to six months too. Displaying it as days is just stupid. It makes it sound difficult for no reason.
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thx Coen, exactly this were my thoughts...
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Thanks for all the input. I'll make make an updated thread in a few hours (as I cannot edit the current thread). I'm waiting so that more Americans will have reached their work computers, started procrastinating and had a chance to reply.
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Where I am I'm assuming most people are at work. For some of the posters in the U.S., I'd give it another hour.
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I really hope the staff will do something with the efford. Even though they seem to enjoy ignoring our every thread, I'd expected them to respond in here already, at least with a thank youOr is it just me?
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Not really sure why they would say thank you in a thread full of issues and missing features about their site. But I hope they acknowledge the "currently no information" part, at least, and give us some info on those.
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I get what you mean, but just like the opening post says, everything is sorted out in here. If you go to the previous page, you have to cut your way through a jungle of angry threads with a machete. 

... Okay, that just sounded stupid. Forget I said that. But you get what I mean, don't you? : o
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Yeah, I get what you mean Coen. This post is very valuable info for the users and is a great source for users that have any questions about the listed issues. The users should definitely say a big thank you.
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I mean the staff, not the users : p
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I know, but there's really no point in them doing that and the likelihood of them replying to anything on this forum seems to be 1/300.
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Good idea! Not sure if anyone adressed the ability to sort library from A to Z?
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Jens you do have  a large catalog, for me i found that I couldn't get through the library feature once I had reached 3,000 Artist.  However alphabetical sorting was helpful at one point.  I was hoping for a search box in personal Library so all I had to do was input artist and see what I had rather than page through. I don't know if a personal search box is viable. But having the alpha sorting could be the next best thing. :-)
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Jessep: I indeed had trouble going through some sections of my library on the former site. Instead of showing the 18 artists (3 rows, 6 coumns) I often got a blank page.  

Regarding your suggestion, I think this feature already exists: Use the general search box after which you go to the artist page which already has the number of scrobbles for a certain artist displayed.  (Thinking like a staff member here :p) Correct me if my assumption is wrong.

I fully agree that extra navigation functions for the library are an absolute must, so I hope they consider at least bringing back the alphabetical order, maybe more.  But more options for searching/organizing the library are indispensable for the owners of larger libraries.
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Well my good friend Jens... I guess I'm a strange one.. I seek music artist I don't know, I use an RSS feed of all friends " recently played" module. I come across an artist from that feed back. I thought it might be useful just to go into the Library check to see if the artist is already there, thus quickly add artist to large folder in the queue. As setting up this task can be time consuming at first.  I guess I wish there was a widget which would show me "on the fly"   Jens I have known you never to be wrong with ideas. You are clear thinking when its hard to be. Your thoughts are most valuable.   I too have experienced the same problem as you.   Perhaps with this new data engine many things will go smoother .. such as sending PM's only to find the PM's stalled out or show that the PM's been sent more than once. Maybe a lag time issue.
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Okay, so that's how you are thinking.  Now I can follow your reasoning behind the personal search function.  That would be a handy tool indeed, but I'm afraid not many people will be using it, except for the most openminded musical omnivores like you and me. 

Thanks for the compliments.  I've been thinking quite a while about what's going on at the LFM headquarters.  -Going off-topic here-  Beside reporting some minor bugs (maybe lags), there's nothing we can do at the moment. After some consideration I've decided to remain polite and keep a low profile on many major issues already mentioned in other threads for the rest of August. But from September onwards I'd like to see three things to happen:
- The mass migration to be completed
- All features mentioned in their 'announcement' section to be up and working.
- A statement about what we can expect in the near future concerning 'about me', 'journals' and 'groups'.

If this doesn't happen I'll consider signing the petition (certainly), looking for alternatives around the web and start shouting a little louder.  The deletion of my profile is no option, but my activity on the site may come to an end, but it's clear that everything depends now on point 1 mentioned, which is blocking the progress of point 2 and the distribution of information about point 3.
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Ok Jens, I will write you when PM's become fully active. Yes a low profile seems the best route.
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Thank you, at least someone is able to properly address these things, still i need to know whether the 200 character, plain text limit is temporary or permanent. They haven't said anything about it yet. There is a lack of communication and that's why many are upset, besides the abrupt shift without finishing the site.
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Yes thank you for the most comprehensive list of broken features - I will be following this thread carefully. By the way I have a trained ant ready to read profile about me/side bar sections, but it still can't seem to find them.
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I don't know whether the about me will return, but in case they do i have provided a list of some stuff that i had on my sidebar (at least until last.fm deleted it)

http://lastlabs.pl/
http://lastfm.dontdrinkandroot.net/
http://lastfmtools.com/web/index.php
http://lastfmlogos.info/
http://lastfm.freedig.org/

That's only the ones i have found so far, so feel free to expand on this list!
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Oh man, I miss having the logos. It is (was?) such a great project.
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Page for recommendations

I do hope they bring that back; esp. for events...

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