Where are recommendations now?

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New new music recommendations were always the most useful part of this site and now I can't find them. 

I'm really not feeling this new site at all.
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Steven David

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Exactly, where are the recommendations and old playlists (was using them to track what to buy), which you could make for yourself? Simply put, it I want to track down 100 hundred songs, which I more or less tagged in the past for purchase, how am I supposed to track them down now? I imagine the playlists and recommendations might pop up soon. If they are gone for good, please let us know.
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Jenna DuBois

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Just click on the Last.fm logo above your avatar. They aren't truly updated, and have reco's for artists already in your library. So with this still being 'beta' it's not real time reco's or functions like the old site just yet. Just bear with it until they get it right. It would be nice if they would let us fall back to the old site until they get this one right. Maybe that's what they are doing, getting a 'real time' feel for our reaction to the 'new' site. 
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Thanks for the info.
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Jeff Clay

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Am I missing something? I just cannot find the 'stations' I created which were simply "Play xyz and similar."  Is that functionality just sunk with this roll-out? Or, just buried in all the grooviness?
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New Site launch: Temporary service disruption information  - nothing about
recommendations . They consider it not worth it , probably. As a programmer, I find this totally unprofessional. When you 'upgrade/update' something, you MUST keep the old functionality and add new one. I wonder how bad the data model must be now, as it is probably the reason why they can't give you more detailed recommendations - the database is probably not able to answer in time to such queries because of poor design.
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Thanks for the replies.  Since posting this I have found the recommendations but I don't like the way they are presented and they are not as numerous or detailed as they were on the old site.  I suppose all I can do now is hope they improve it.  At the end of the day, as a user of a free service, I don't have much standing to complain but I relied heavily on Last.FM recommendations for years to discover a lot of great music that I may never have found and they've totally screwed it up for me.
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Yeah, this is strange, they placed the recommendations on the main home page, accenting its importance, but same time cutted down them completely so it is now almost useless, now it's just few of them, no genre filters and they much less informative.
The same thing with similiar artists - only 10 for an artist now. Hope very much that they will bring back the full fuctionality.
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I would always check my recommendations from the direct RSS feed, 255 artists at a time.
http://ws.audioscrobbler.com/1.0/user/(username)/systemrecs.rss

But now, this link is dead.
Is this going to work again on the new site any time soon?
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recommendations are on the home page http://www.last.fm/home
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Your personal recommendation radio is listed on your new homepage and your user profile below library and mix radio. On the homepage you can choose between recommendations for All, Artists, Albums (with on-demand play buttons), Tracks (with on-demand play buttons) and Events now which wasn't possible yet. Editing/dismissing recommendations is one of the missing features and will come back later.

Similar artists radios are accessible on each artist page now on top of the right sidebar, just like global tag radios. Tagging artists, albums and tracks is available since yesterday, so you could use that instead of adding tracks to playlists which probably are lower on the devs priority list.
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If by editing recommendations you also mean filter them by genre, that'd be great news, but I doubt that's what you mean..
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Filtering the by the different sub-genres is the way I prefer, I can more easily find exactly the kinds of music I am looking for. The albums and tracks are nice for a little while, but the tag filtering was definitely my favourite. Do you have an approximate idea of when this feature might return, if ever?
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My guess is that this option will come back, too, as it was a subscriber feature e.g. to filter a radio station with a tag. Filtering your library by a tag was a relatively new Labs feature, so it is probably not forgotten. After all being able to tag anything with anything is one of the unique features of Last.fm which other streaming sites do not offer. But all personal tag features (showing them on your profile, playing personal tag radios etc.) are still being worked on and need more time to be released.
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