Website update - 10th August

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Hi all,

Sprint 189 has been released.

Features
  • Allow users to sort shouts by newest or recently popular
Bugfixes
  • Fix language bar nagging users

We're currently working on: ordering albums by release date, setting event search radius, and continuing to look at shout notifications.

Cheers,
James
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James Scott, Web dev lead

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Elliot Robinson

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James Joul

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Perfect  ;)
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sakigaby

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LMAO
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palomino

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what about deleting artists? please
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Minasti_7

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ROFL I can't even
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James Joul

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Hold up. So "Recently Popular" is the default setting for shouts. Wasn't everyone against something like that, as people can just create alternate accounts and vote up whatever they say straight to the top?
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Elliot Robinson

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Wait - are you trying to say that it's almost like they're not listening to us, James?
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lennie

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Exactly. It's ridiculous how last.fm managed to kill all my optimism =)
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sakigaby

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Why can't the shouts just be by date like normal. What's this "popular" nonsense?
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Angie

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Yeah, exactly, how stupid. The "Newest" should be the default at least.
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lennie

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Is there a way to change the default setting for this new sorting function or is this planned for sprint 189345? Whenever I set this to 'newest' and visit another page, the sort order returns to 'recently popular'.
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James L.

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Well, thanks for at least not waiting until the end of this month or the next to post this.
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itsgbitch

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It would be nice if the recent comments were shown mainly instead of the ones with the most likes, many people might not be aware of that update
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neo

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LOL@ another useless update and no important social update. Thanks for nothing. This new lastfm is just as bad as windows 10.
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pizzicatoiv

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James, how can you top this next week? We visit the site to find it's been replaced by a domain-squatting ad? 
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latestaccessory

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Sounds great, can we get a In-House translator for all the portuguese shouts at the top of every artist page?
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sakigaby

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Ha!
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Jardel Alves

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Waiting for an update to Scrobbler Last.fm for Windows...
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sakigaby

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and also for Mac...it's long overdue.
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Elliot Robinson

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And also for the iOS app.
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Farah

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Definitely iOS app update. With all recent updates and Apple Music, the current is just unusable.
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tapenoon

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underwhelming. but you knew that. 
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We're currently working on: ordering albums by release date, setting event search radius, and continuing to look at shout notifications.
What about Various Artists albums in charts? Sprint over 9000 I guess?
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James L.

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Can we at least get an option to decide on how we want a page's shout box to be listed? I want shouts to be organized by most recent, not most popular. If someone prefers most popular then that's great for them, but I prefer most recent. Having to change it manually every time I visit a page is annoying.
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I think it's better sort by "new" as default. Just to avoid confusion and something James Joul said - to avoid "self-likeness". :')
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Yes, I think that's one problem with having "recently popular" as the default. But that probably wouldn't be such a big issue. Like with artists pictures, it's abused by some but generally it's not a big problem. I'm still not sure why we're able to upvote our own shouts with this system though. That seems like an obvious flaw. 

My main issue is that a lot of people voiced their opinions in the shoutbox update thread saying that they prefer shouts to be sorted by newest first and that they didn't care for the idea of sorting them by popularity. As usual Last.fm went ahead and added what we didn't want anyway, without a setting to change for users who don't wish to see all shouts ordered by popularity. 

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