Website update - 1st September

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Hello everyone,

We just release Sprint 191. You can find the following in there:

Features
  • Handle large conversations
    The most recent replies to a thread are soon with the option to load more
  • Updated Track My Music page
    http://www.last.fm/about/trackmymusic - includes download options for the Last.fm Desktop App, and improved info on getting other services to scrobble

Bugfixes
  • Fix grouped events in different years appearing in the same month
  • Fix stats table in header in Russian
  • Fix i18n urls in playbar artist/track links when playing stations/albums
  • Fix notifications mark read functionality (currently hidden)
  • Make youtube embeds in features posts full-width
As mentioned above, notifications are being worked on and will hopefully land soon. As requested, we're also adding more event search radius options.

Cheers,
Team Last.fm
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James Scott, Web dev lead

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Adam Carrico

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Any update on viewing artists you've tagged? I feel like this one has been swept under the rug and it's the single feature I've missed most. Hope it comes back soon.
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E-Clect-Eddy

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Anything related to be TAG page overview would be nice, pref a personal tags overview page.
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Patrick

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Changing usernames.

I find it ridiculous how you are capable of changing your username here, but you aren't able to change it on your Last.FM account. Isn't that humorous?

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E-Clect-Eddy

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Most of this spirit is to do with stuff on the back-end improvements, needs to be done but can't get exited about them.

What I do like to ask is if any of this morning's disruptions had to do with today's sprint release? It would be nice to have been warned in advance or at least see something beforehand on these support page.

It would also be nice if sprints could be release on fixed dates so any out of the normal would easily explained but that days update.

Seeing scrobble problems and this page being unavailable is kind of stressful and annoying, as I have mentioned in comments earlier with other sprint-releases or bugs.

No need to ambush users in that way, a bit more communication goes a long way to keeping heads cool.
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Jon, Community & Customer Services

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>>>What I do like to ask is if any of this morning's disruptions had to do with today's sprint release? 

No, I think that was an unfortunate coincidence.  
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vs271

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Still waiting for vital scrobbling updates on Weekly artist charts and Autocorrection.  I appreciate your updates on the social aspect of the site but I wish you guys would foucus on the site's fundamentals.  Any timeline on what I asked for?
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BarryM

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Is there any plan to fix some of the api responses which were broken by the beta?

ie. track.scrobble: we no longer get notification of tag "corrections" , nor do we get rejection reasons due to tag issues.

If these aren't to be fixed could the api documentation page be updated?
http://www.last.fm/api/show/track.scrobble

I have a scrobbler which has been broken for nearly a year now. It used to inform the listener of LFM tag corrections, and where approved it corrected their tags to LFM preferred tags.

I don't know whether to remove the feature, or to continue waiting.
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jdawg70

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Bwhahahahahaaha!!!

Fix some of the API...hilarious!
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gw666

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Adding new venues is temporarily disabled

If you're unable to find the correct venue you can include the venue info in the event description.



Is it really so hard to implement venue creation?
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No Nrg

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Would absolutely love to have this feature back. There's a ton of new venues out there.
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Gx Ha

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What about editing tags ????
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terrortunnels

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Just give us access to our old tags for heaven's sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just want to see my old shit, god damn! I have mixes to make, artists to listen to, music to explore! Good lord!
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Drynwhyl

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The rate at which the development is progressing is agonizingly slow... Also, it feels as if you guys are busying yourself with tiny improvements which the current demand for is pretty low or next to nothing, while putting off the work on more crucial stuff. I just don't get it, why doesn't CBS hire more developers so the work gets done much faster?

Didn't mean to be negative or dispiriting, but I'm just getting very frustrated to be honest...
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DarthPlagueis

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When the past tags functionality will be restored?
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Shady Proof

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Hey thanks for letting me see my tags again....Oh what's that? It's been over a year and you guys still haven't fixed that?

This place is somehow a bigger joke than it used to be
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neo

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More updates on shouts? how the fuck are shouts the most important feature?  By you should of had all the main features working and shouts should be on the last of those features.
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Shady Proof

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Because unneeded social features are all the rage, kind of ironic given the lack of social media use by the last.fm staff. Are they even allowed to respond to us?
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dis0rder

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they don't want to understand that NO ONE WILL SHOUT if people don't come back and stay on the site. and people now don't stay on the site also because they can't search well for events, search well for music, add events on the correct venues and see who are the other attenders...
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Tom Stephen

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It's not true, look at this hype of new shoutbox features on Joy Division site comments. World is full of mobs and blind people.

Or there are kind of irony shouts, but well, I don't trust that people are clever enough.
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Patrick

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Don't you just love the way how this community is working Neo?
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Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

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Most interesting new feature is not mentioned yet: ignoring users on any shoutbox is possible now, and the ignore list in your personal privacy settings is shown again. See Jon's reply in another thread. I think the handling could be easier, i.e. directly add someone to your ignore list from the dropdown menu of his shout.

Ignoring users in this forum would be nice as well, but I guess this is completely up to Get Satisfaction to implement.

And I still think the new Track My Music page should be linked e.g. in the footer of each page in addition to its only mention in the FAQ about scrobbling.
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Tom Stephen

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Good, but nothing special. Notice that it is now YEAR after beta change, so our needments are higher. Because, how the fuck any team can treat people like that and not be dismissed? (I don't wanna you to lose your work, just wondering how can you make updates so slow - like there is just one person to make everything who try to pretend he is team)

Anyway: 5/10 - because some useful things are, but nothing seriously.

PS: This "love gay sex" page on Last.fm news/whatever is not funny joke.
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Phoenixbloom

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What do you mean with the gay thing? I can't see that.
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Tom Stephen

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Yeah, they deleted this post. I checked my history and it was under url http://www.last.fm/pl/features/post/7298608%3Afeature%3A5e6906d1-75d4-465f-8213-3a1827cdce66 <- but as we can see, it's now "error 500".

I meant that this post was about how team love gay sex, and under everything was that they support gays. I understand supporting, but: 1. why the hell messing gay sex (so, porn) with sexual orientation. 2. also, I'm fed up of this hype of supporting minorities everywhere.
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phoenixbloom

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Oh my! I'm gay myself and if that is true I'm pretty disappointed in them doing something so discriminatory and tasteless, makes them look very immature.

Tom your hype commenting regarding "minorities" was a bit silly and not needed.
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Tom Stephen

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I'm sorry if it was not needed, sometimes I write more than someone expect me to. Just.. maybe at least in Last.fm I wanted to stay clean from this shit which is outside - politics, fake political correctness, advertisements, close-minded people and other. Just enjoy music and some people I met there. Last.fm was a bit a hideout for me from the world I live in.

Anyway, I respect gays / lesbians in some way. But sometimes I feel that too many attention is centered in supporting minorities, when it should be given elsewhere.
Not saying it's not needed, just sometimes is unnecessary.
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Phoenixbloom

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I understand you and agree partially but you made it sound like it's the same as hyping a song or artist which it is not. lol

The Gay rights thing is still an important thing for those whom it affects and comments like yours are just not productive in any way, of course there are even more important things going on that should have focus I totally agree with that. 

I'm not going to get into politics etc here as we should be moaning about lastfm instead! haha
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Tom Stephen

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Agree. And yup, I know, sometimes my words don't exactly mean what I want to say. Just I'm not perfect in writing in foreign languages. And I know it was not productive / unnecessary, but it was more like a digression; so not worth much attention.

Anyway, you're right, let's keep this site clean. So, where are my tags?
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 includes download options for the Last.fm Desktop App
That's the same app that hasn't been updated since 2013, yes? Cool. Glad to finally have a link to that.
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Farah

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having updated the "track my music" page, does it mean updates will be coming soon to some of the platforms like the desktop scrobbler or iOS? Those apps are now ancient and many users will agree.

Can't use the phone app due to obsolete features, while on windows I can't seem to scrobble iOS devices unless I am super lucky, it will pick up some songs I listened to some 3-4 days ago. Not even all songs.
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Stig Nygaard

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I just realize that that the leak itself is that back from 2012 (I vaguely remember it). The news is that detailed account information from this is now in the wild... "public available". So maybe not so dramattic news that it sounded like at first, but if you didn't already change password 4 years ago, now is definitely  the time to do it...
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ohgod

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Wow, just wow. Good work guys, you really know how to use one whole year efficiently. I am honestly amazed with the result.
I wonder if any other website ever  had this kind of beta that lasted for over a year (and still going strong) and left their users with pretty much nothing.
I am sorry for bitching, but I am really getting tired of this... (Not aimed at moderators, I know you guys have nothing to do with this)
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Patrick

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What it mostly scares me if those staff members aren't planning to force us to disable our AdBlock if we want to continue to use their site. Allmusic.com has already started to do that.
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Andreas_Wotte

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You can solve this with a subscription. ;-)
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neo

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I love winamp and the only music player I use besides bee music, but it seems that new track my music update might have fixed the bug where winamp used to play the wrong song with the wrong album cover and wrong album. I hope that stays this way for now on. How come my neighbours are nothing but poser hipsters or dead profiles?
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Patrick

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Good question. I'm also getting neighbors who haven't been active on Last.FM since last year.
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Giannis DK

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  +
 11.  My Tags
 12.  My Tagging History
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Patrick

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I CARE! Including my tagging history and personal list of tags.
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jusO6

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Still waiting for the BBcode About Me Section... Guys, please. It's not rocket science...
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neo

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I just wanted to comment on the header. I just see nothing but foreheads and lips. :|
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neo

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If you're trying to have a header and be like tumblr at least be a copy cat by doing it the right way.
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Ryan

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I give up. There's no point in checking these update announcements anymore.
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Patrick

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More updates on the comments section? How are the hell shouts the most important feature? By you should have had all the main features working and shouts should be on the last of those features. When we will get the list of tags that we build before Last.FM BETA got launched back in August 2015? Where are the groups, playlists, visitors, journal portal, official website portal and forum portal build by this team? I'm still waiting for EDIT, search a comment option. You know what? Screw all this, reading these recent updates are nothing but a waste of time and a waste of space in my Gmail inbox. I'm out!

[EDIT]: I just got rejected by a retarded getsatisfaction.com forum again. For how long we will be terrorized by this garbage of a forum site?
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Daniel Williams

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Hello
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Daniel Williams

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Xx
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Interesting, still no changes on how the youtube player starts the wrong video no matter how i set it to the right one on a track's page. 3 months and counting.

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