Why don't you Reset COMPLETELY the stock photos of the site? (And let users to upload new images in good quality)

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Why not reset the entire Bank of images of the site? Today, there are many old images that do not fit well in this new site layout, some old images are also in low quality and with multiple votes, which prevents current and good quality images stay as the main image. This would benefit the site and new images. The images of 2002 for 2006, for the most part, are in bad quality, usually with low-res and blurry. It would also reduce the floods of images repeated on pages of the albums. Thank you!
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Tx, I"ll try that option x
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Lapis Lazuli

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It would be nice, there are many loaded images that are in low quality or in JPEG, which are blurred when they are in the main image, especially album images :c
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I would truly love this to happen and agree on everything you say here, Wanda, particularly help reduce the repeated uploads and the number of low-res photos.

Also, there are certain artists I listen to who have a small listener base and so there is minimal movement on the main image front. I'd love it if newer, better quality images could get a look in.

@Lapis - I haven't really noticed too much of an issue with album artwork, but I'm sure there are many examples where the "best of a bad bunch" got voted to the top ages back, before a really good version was uploaded by some helpful user. What I have noticed is a number of albums where Last.HQ have uploaded 15 identical, poor quality images for an album.

Surely you guys would like to reclaim some of your server space? I'm certain it wouldn't take very long for users to restock all the albums and artists.

If you don't want to clear out the artwork database, how about resetting all the votes on the images?
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It would be my dream? There are many low quality images and multiple copies of the same image in the Gallery (albums, artists) what is unnecessary. If this "cleaning" images were held users would restore quickly, this time with better quality images (PNG) and with less flooding. This would decrease the size of the database of the site, leaving lighter, in addition to eliminating old footage of artists who are already dated and do not fit into this new look of the site (round profile image) MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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I'd definitely put in some work to upload good quality pics tbh.
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They could at least assign a couple of volunteers and give them the tools to remove/add new photos for artist pages and albums. 

Me personally, I try to post new photos whenever someone drops a new album or something new happens, but I do that only for the artists that I listen too. It really gets boring to look at the same photo over and over again I am not even talking about artists/bands with a smaller group of fans than Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Drake. Good for those fans who can easily rotate the photos, but for example I am a huge fan of Ben Harper and all his collaborations and it's HARD to rotate the photos. Good thing I have a couple of old accounts that I don't use so I can get few extra votes to push new photos to the daylight.

I usually post in the shoutbox that I've uploaded new photos "let's vote 'em up!", but it either never reaches the audience if they are not really scrolling down to it or if there's a new album release the tons of new shouts just moves down my message about new photos and it disappears really quickly and 95% of the fans don't even realize that there are new photos uploaded.

Other bug or whatever it is - some photos have negative overall rating, more thumb downs than ups and the photo still remains over a "thumbs up only" photo.

If you ever going to decide to put some people who are not looking to get paid and they just really want to help/contribute, please contact me I'd be glad to help and upload a shitload of photos just to refresh this page.

I remember few years ago I had a dream to become a person who is responsible for album covers/artist photos on last.fm, unfortunately this is not a career path, but I will really gladly do that for free, just because I love last.fm and I'd be happy to help.
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If you ever going to decide to put some people who are not looking to get paid and they just really want to help/contribute, please contact me I'd be glad to help and upload a shitload of photos just to refresh this page.
Same here.

Other bug or whatever it is - some photos have negative overall rating, more thumb downs than ups and the photo still remains over a "thumbs up only" photo.
I've noticed this, too. I would have assumed that the votes would equate to a percentage which then ranks them - e.g. image A has 1 Up, 0 Down = 100%, image B has 2 Up, 1 Down = 66.7% and therefore below image A. Clearly some other method is used, as otherwise new uploads would automatically move to the top if voted up by the uploader after uploading.

It's a pity they can't make it so image votes have like a 6 month lifespan, therefore there would always be movement with the main photo.
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i think resetting the votecount on photos could be an idea to take into consideration... or maybe eliminating the vote altogether and implementing my own strategy, written of here.

completely resetting all imagery strikes me as being sick and absurd. my own personal music page, for instance, would be left devastated.

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What I do is thumb down duplicate photos, then flag them as inappropriate.
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Technically, we're not meant to use the "flag as inappropriate" for this, or for low-res images.
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One solution (albeit more labor intensive) would be to have a feature where older, lo res photos can be made "trumpable". You can click on something to flag it as such, then upload a higher res, better cropped, etc version of the same photo for review. Someone (probably volunteer mod) would have to review it first for obvious reasons. 
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I believe upvoting and downvoting is better option - first, reseting all photos is dumb as there is many rare photos in this site, even after deleting many users accounts. Also, bringing back whole huuuuuge work we all did in these years will be difficult and time-wasting. Second, why trying staff to doing something uneccessary which we can do instead.
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I take your point about rare photos - resetting the vote counts would be the best compromise.

Continuing the status quo of up/down voting doesn't help the lesser listened to artists with stagnated photo libraries.