Uploading your own artist picture

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Many users have hoped for this feature to happen, including me. I am hoping the last.fm team would add it so there will be no more battle for the main picture. Of course, not remove the voting system completely but if a user wishes to do so they can.
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Emil Ekholm

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While we're dreaming, let's wish for a way to separate artists with the same name.
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Donyvi

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Even though it is a 'very bad idea', isn't it definitely an improvement? Wouldn't it take away most ambiguity?
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He's dead, Jim!

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Why spending time to implement something that would be broken from the first day?
And from where would country data come from?

Wouldn't it be much better to use the MBIDs to identify the artists since Last.fm already uses MBIDs behind the scenes?
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Donyvi

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"And from where would country data come from?"

If I were in charge, I would've probably hired 300 people to do google searches and plot it in manually, as I have would've had no idea what I was doing. How did I even get this job?

"Why spending time to implement something that would be broken from the first day?"

We are talking degrees of brokenness here. It would've been an improvement. My thinking is: since a first-best solution has been eluding us for all these years, maybe it is time to consider second-bests.

"Wouldn't it be much better to use the MBIDs to identify the artists since Last.fm already uses MBIDs behind the scenes?"

Sure, sounds good. Let's do it!
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Why spending time to implement something that would be broken from the first day?
Lol you mean like the beta?
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psychicfork013

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Why spending time to implement something that would be broken from the first day?
Lol you mean like the beta?
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Do you mean the option to select which artist picture you want to see as the main for an artist (and on your profile)?  It's been discussed a few times in the office, and I don't think it's under consideration at this point.  I'm not going to rule it out, as there are ways it could be done; but it's problematic (you would have to reserve space to save this setting for every artist in every user's library).  Artist disambiguation has been proposed as the main solution for addressing the problem with people fighting over which artist should be displayed as the main image on ambiguous pages (not that it doesn't happen on unambiguous artist pages as well).
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Yep, I meant the disambiguation. Let's just wait and see.
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karol2d

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Yes! Artists disambiguation and (!) more efficient spelling correction system please! Consider MusicBrainz' way of voting upon correction!
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He's dead, Jim!

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If you want to change the artist picture it would probably be easier solved on the user side using for instance a GreaseMonkey script.
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Is there such a script out there already? For now I'm ok with the images in my top 8 artists, but I'm dreading that the ugly official picture that hasn't changed in 5 years will make a return for my #2 artist.

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