Top listener spam user

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Followed a top listener from an obscure band and found a user which scrobbles several thousands tracks per day, which is impossible. Obviously a spam account. The user account in question https://www.last.fm/user/angki_ang
I think last.fm should considering blocking such activities not bring the user attention as a top listener. No one is interested in fake charts.

Thanks.
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Rowolta

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Easier said than done, I think.  This has been a problem on last.fm for many years afaik,  I guess there's no easy fix. Totally agree that it'd be sweet if all the charts were correct.   Maybe someday.. They're working on the new catalogue system which will hopefully improve many current issues, maybe including this one.
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I guess, up to 300 scrobbles per day is good limit, though I'm not sure if any grindcore listener will agree with me (if someone listen to 2 minutes songs only, for whole day, he could reach even ~700 scrobbles)

Also, I strongly agree with case written by G.G.B., many new account has weird stats just because of importing scrobbles.
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Tom Stephen

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I guess, up to 300 scrobbles per day is good limit, though I'm not sure if any grindcore listener will agree with me (if someone listen to 2 minutes songs only, for whole day, he could reach even ~700 scrobbles)

Also, I strongly agree with case written by G.G.B., many new account has weird stats just because of importing scrobbles.
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Jan

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With the new database being here, any update on dealing with cheaters and fakers?
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Elliot Robinson

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I look forward to the daily scrobble limit being imposed. I'm sick and tired of seeing people with more play time in their Last Week reports than there are actual hours within a week.
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This has now been implemented.  
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KatyLB, Moderator

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I have raised the idea that, at the least, we should "no weight" users that exhibit this sort of behaviour. That is to say, they shouldn't be able to be a top listener and should be discounted from the stats, a sort of mute. (It's a policy that RateYourMusic use to essentially mute the ratings of users abusing the rating system, which is their key metric. Scrobbles are our key metric, so it makes sense to likewise do the same here.) I don't know if such an idea will be implemented, however.
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Elliot Robinson

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This is a good idea - take the wind out of their sails.

It annoys me when I see my Last Week populated by people abusing the system, and it prompts an unfollow from me. As such, you should suggest an extension to the idea, which would also make these users exempt from Last Week placement, as it amounts to the same behaviour.

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