Website update - 25th April

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Hi all,

We’ve just released some changes...

Bulk scrobble editing (subscribers only)

As an improvement to our scrobble editing feature, you can now apply an edit to all matching scrobbles. When you have multiple scrobbles of the same track you’ll see the option at the bottom of the form. A scrobble has to have the exact same artist, album, track, and album artist to be edited at the same time.



"Edit scrobble" is located on top of the dropdown options since May 24th, 2019 to prevent accidental deleting of scrobbles.

Obsessions changes  (subscriber preview)

You might have noticed that we recently made some improvements to obsessions. We now allow you to attach a short reason to your obsession, see your full history, as well as giving each obsession its own dedicated page. Today we’ve added some more info to the obsession page, such as other people that have the same obsession, and scrobble count. Right now these extra features are only available to subscribers, but we’ll be rolling them out to everyone soon.

Cheers,
Team Last.fm
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Hans-Jürgen, Moderator

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You can also play all your obsession tracks in a row by simply starting the first one on the Obsessions overview page. The Play All button seems to be broken at the moment though showing "Cannot play that item" in the player bar.
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gx2066

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Thanks for the bulk edit. Works perfectly.
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James Joul

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Thanks for adding bulk editing!
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Steve Cunningham

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Very cool. But what about editing from an album screen? Like, being able to change the album of all scrobbles to that album, without having to go track by track? Seems the obvious next step. 
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Lower Gets

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completely agree
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Orms

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Would love this!  My albums aren't always tagged identically between Spotify and my own local files, so if I could just switch all the "wrong" albums at once that'd be amazing.
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pawgal

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It could be very useful editing forum album screen. It's not possible right now.
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outoftuna

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Almost crying with joy tbh, thank you!
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Merowinger

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Thank you!
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Patrick

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Thanks for adding bulk editing! Now if you could return groups, playlists, unlimited "about me," and old way of viewing artists photos, top listeners for an album, and journals. I know I sound annoying, but we want this too.
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Imagine that I have a mispelled artist or album with a lot of songs that I scrobbled only one time or two. They would need to be manually edited one by one. An example here, the author should be Hans Zimmer, but I have Soundtrack instead: https://www.last.fm/user/Connacht_89/library/music/Soundtrack/Batman+The+Dark+Knight?date_preset=ALL

It would be really great if I had the possibility to edit just the author tag for ALL the tracks of this album, without having to check every single scrobble, so that with just one click I could be able to solve the problem. Thanks!
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As far as I know, there will be more changes to scrobble editing, but for now keep in mind that your browser can probably remember your former edits to all input fields in a dropdown list. You might have to type the first character, but at least you don't have to type the complete name then and can simply click on the correct dropdown list option.
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Connacht

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Another request: add the possibility to show which scrobbles don't have an album tagged. This way we would be able to locate and update them with the correct album entry very quickly.
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A possible workaround would be downloading your listening history in CSV format and sorting that file in your spreadsheet application by the "Album" column.
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Thanks a lot for the bulk edit.
Also I really need to emphasis that it does it job well, and what's more important, very fast !
The third party script that me and others habe used recently for bulk edit did the same job in much more time, which is understandable due to its API restrictions (number of operations per second).
Also another thumb up is that this does the bulk edit only to the song name + album in the list, which I also need to emphasize;
I've just tested to a song, and made an edit only on the scrobbles that did not have an album, most likely due to being played through the embedded Youtube video of that song, and it did the job only on those particular scrobbles, not to all from that song.
Similar, a correction to an album from a song, were done only to the scrobbles of that album, not to the all scrobbles of that song, which is very important (I admit that I was a bit afraid that I will find them all changed to the edited value - but it was not the case; anyway, the system reports how many scrobbles is about to change when I'll click on the "Save edit" button).
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Lower Gets

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Well its way better to apply scrobbles edits but...

- is it really necessary to be such annoying to go to each count of scrobbled tracks if you want to change bulk of album title. I hope it will come with time to add Edit button immediately in list of albums or tracks, or artists.

- not allow to apply bulk on ALL other different titles in list of scrobbled.. well its just still not logical enough. Script do it really better (but such slower..)

Hope this featured will grow up next, it looks like a best update so far. I finally restored historical justice in my library at least on top 50. Thanks
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Related to the obsesions modifications in this update:
the number of other users that had that song as their obsession is limited to these 10 that are now displayed ?
I can see only 10 users, 5 users on 2 raws (only user's image, not their name);
if there are more users, the rest are only mentioned under "and X more", but without a link to some page detailing all those others.

Is this intended to stay like this ?
Or are we to expect some develop in this, and have a special page with all users that have that song as obsession?  similar to the page with friends that listen to some particular artist.

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When you hover the user avatar, you can see the link to their profile with username in a popup. But you're right, showing the username under their avatars would be more useful. Also it seems that they do not necessarily have or had set the related song as an obsession or even have a current top track, but having listened to it often in the past is enough. This makes sense, as the feature is brand-new. I guess there will be improvements to it, too.
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>>>it seems that they do not necessarily have or had set the related song as an obsession or even have a current top track, but having listened to it often in the past is enough.

Er, I don't think that's correct? Do you have an example?

It should be just showing people that have marked the song as an obsession (not necessarily at the same time as you, but in the past also).  Keep in mind that you can't see the past obsessions for non-subscribers yet.
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Keep in mind that you can't see the past obsessions for non-subscribers yet.
I see, that probably misled my assumption. I was checking my current obsession and other users and noticed that someone had stopped scrobbling about a year ago with no "Obsessions" page available on the user profile:

https://www.last.fm/user/hjbardenhagen/obsessions/1986724

https://www.last.fm/user/LittleSarahLost

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Hugo Fernbom

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Thanks for this! I used it on Beatles yesterday! (I missed it on Depeche Mode a month ago.)
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Is it possible to apply Album Artist to a bulk of tracks with same Album Title? (incorrectly scrobbled VA albums)
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Site update on Friday, May 24th, 2019:
(no announcement due to Get Satisfaction database issues and bank holidays in the UK):


  • "Edit scrobble" is now located on top of the dropdown options to prevent accidental deleting of scrobbles.

  • You can see who added your obsession tracks first on his profile by showing a #1 on his avatar.

  • Grid view instead of list view is back for artists and albums in your library. This is a subscriber feature, and it defaults to list view when visiting the page the next time, see this screenshot for an example:



You could bookmark the URL for this view though and also share a Top 5 preview on Facebook and Twitter with the Share button or e.g. with friends or other forums, but only Last.fm subscribers would see the full page with all images.
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Also, it's worth mentioning that the "Delete scrobble" option is now written with red letters, and is even easier to spot in the drop-down menu.
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i fully understand the edit scrobbles function being a subscriber feature because it's more complex to implement but we previously had the grid view as the default view on our library and now we have to pay for it it's a bit sketchy but k
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i just hope the grid view can come back soon as a free feature because it was honestly one of the layout changes that i resented the most and despite getting used to all of the other layout changes, i never liked the library list view and always hoped the grid view would come back
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As far as I have understood it, it has not been decided yet if this feature will be available for everyone later. Probably it also depends on how many resources it takes, e.g. if it delays server performance too much.

Staff will be back in office on Tuesday, then they will probably comment on the new features.
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Patrick

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It stinks that a grind view will be available for subscribers only. I remember when the old site existed it was 100% free. I hope the developers will make up their mind and make that option available for everyone.
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Thanks for all the amazing features :)
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Site update on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019:

The new Obsessions features are now available to everyone:

https://www.last.fm/user/_/obsessions

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Tell everyone why this song is your current obsession...?.

Just noticed this when setting a new current obsession. What's the function of this? Where does the reason you type in show up?
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With additional quotation marks on top of the individual pages for each obsession, for example:

https://www.last.fm/user/hjbardenhagen/obsessions/1986724

"Didn't like it? Don't fall asleep..."

@ohgod: You can also delete it there.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Deleting previous obsessions.

I'm sure I'm not the only one to set a song as obsession by mistake, it happened to me a few times which was fine until today when I saw there was a history of prevuos obsession songs and I do not like having some songs there. Will we be able to delete these obsessions? 
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Just go to each obsession , and you'll find the delete link; I don't there is a "remove all" function
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Thank you!
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Bulk editing is an amazing new feature. Super happy it's finally here. I just noticed it!

Is there any way to do a bulk edit from your history? It seems like you can only apply an edit to something that was recently listened to (including bulk editing).

Edit: Nevermind, I see it when you look at the track scrobble history. You just have to click the edit button next to an individual scrobble.

Again, this is awesome. Thanks.
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Would be nice to have an option to edit the song or album image too, some of them are glitched and have no image. 

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