What's the matter with the new version of events?

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Hi there, 

EliaSingsMiFaMi here - I agree with most complaints about the new version of Last.fm, but there is one huge problem I haven't seen addressed yet: events.

  • At the moment, the events I am attending aren't showing on my profile anymore, and trying to follow the link I always used just redirects me to my profile. Will they be put back where they were? I also can't attend any new events, but I figure this is probably because you're still sorting everything out. 
  • I used to use Last.fm's events feature to keep track of the shows I was going to - most of all I could check conflicts out, and always keep an eye on the various dates in order not to miss anything and plan in advance. If I can't access to a list of the events I am attending how am I supposed to do it now?
  • The new website does not let you automatically select the area you want to check out events in. I am Italian, I live in London but I'm back in my own country for the summer. Let's say I want to check out what London has to offer in twenty days' time, when I am back - I can't, because the system is just listing shows near me. Will you fix this?
That's it, basically. I also hope I haven't lost my journals and notes since I kept a list of all the shows I went to in the past seven years, and I would hate to see that go. I would also love to be able to customize what my profile shows: if I want to let people know what music I listen to, I think it's better to show them the first, let's say, 50 artists I listen to rather than 5. 

Thanks, looking forward to reading your answer.
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Will they be put back where they were? 
-  It hasn't been built yet, but yes, you will be able to manage your event attendance (past and present).  Personally, I'd like to see us expand on events, and display a counter for how many times you've seen an artist live, and an overall event counter next to scrobbles and artists on your profile.  Not that I have any say in this, but it's always struck me as a fairly obvious thing to do. You should at least be able to attend events now.

If I can't access to a list of the events I am attending how am I supposed to do it now?
- The plan is to bring this functionality back as soon as possible (along with event creation), I'm sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime.

Will you fix this? [allow user to set location manually]
- Yes, being able to look up events for a specific location is useful, especially if you're planning a trip abroad. At the moment it's trying to get your location from your IP, and we've already seen reports from some users where the lookup is failing.  I see no reason not to support this, but it's a matter of time - the team have a lot to build over the next 6 months.  

For now, there's a trick you can do to lookup events in a specific location, by hacking the url.  

Simply add: ?latlong= and your desired co-ordinates to the end of either http://www.last.fm/events or http://www.last.fm/home/events

How do you get your desired co-ordinates? Type: latlong and your desired city into google.  

For example, "latlong london" returns 51.5072° N, 0.1275° W.

http://www.last.fm/events?latlong=51.5072,0.1275
http://www.last.fm/home/events?latlong=51.5072,0.1275

-  I also hope I haven't lost my journals
Your journals haven't been lost, and they will come back properly in due course.  More information can be found here.

- I would also love to be able to customize what my profile shows
I'll pass this feedback on to the product and design teams.
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