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for some reason, last.fm still thinks i'm a subscriber/pro user even though I haven't paid them anything in four years, and for that I am grateful.

Roz, Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:24 (three months ago) link

Nice.

What does being a subscriber get you - more analysis/stats?

groovypanda, Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:39 (three months ago) link

yep though I hardly use them - monthly charts, historical charts, library images etc. But I appreciate the no-ads browsing.

Back in the day, I used to subscribe for their radio streaming service but spotify pretty much killed it off so it wasn't really worth it anymore.

Roz, Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:50 (three months ago) link

I still check mine fairly often without really knowing why. I've been on there 12 years.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:11 (three months ago) link

Who am I kidding, I LOVE knowing my stats. And haven't once played a record and queued it up on Spotify so it won't be missing from my data. Nope.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:13 (three months ago) link

Haha. That's a dark secret but yep.

kraudive, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:21 (three months ago) link

I still wonder what went on there in what was it 2015/2016 when for no apparent reason they rebuilt the site, made everything worse or just removed features completely, then just let it rot. why even bother rebuilding it? what was it like working in their development team at that time? was there some demented management decision behind it?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:34 (three months ago) link

I think the re-design was meant to make the site more phone/tablet-friendly, as this had been introduced as a factor in Google page rankings, and they needed to maintain the site hits to retain the ad clicks.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:53 (three months ago) link

It's one of those things that I would just never stop using and would probably be low-key sad about if it went under. I've got like 13 years' worth of listening on there.

Matt DC, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:55 (three months ago) link

Also, for the recent noughties poll I was looking back over my loved tracks from 2007 or so and there were loads of great tunes I'd completely forgotten about

groovypanda, Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:59 (three months ago) link

biggest stats gripe atm is that the iphone app will sometimes scrobble a song 20 times after i listen to it once

btw if anyone wants to add me - last.fm/user/jdevine28

devvvine, Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:24 (three months ago) link

And haven't once played a record and queued it up on Spotify so it won't be missing from my data.

just fyi you can use openscrobbler.com to do it without having to waste the time/bandwidth

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:22 (three months ago) link

signed a guy who used to go to great lengths to scrobble vinyl and mp3 player tracks

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:23 (three months ago) link

I had no idea that existed - cheers.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:08 (three months ago) link

I use universalscrobbler.com to log my cd/vinyl listening.

Was disappointed to find that the new Apple Music app doesn’t tell last.fm what’s been played on my phone - iTunes did.

michaellambert, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:58 (three months ago) link

Who am I kidding, I LOVE knowing my stats. And haven't once played a record and queued it up on Spotify so it won't be missing from my data. Nope.

― Vanishing Point (Chinaski), donderdag 26 maart 2020 10:13 bookmarkflaglink

Haha. That's a dark secret but yep.

― kraudive, donderdag 26 maart 2020 10:21 bookmarkflaglink


Too true. Color me meticulous.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:00 (three months ago) link

I haven't been able to scrobble anything through iTunes for 2 years....anyone else have that issue? the scribbler still pops up every time I open the program, it just....doesn't do anything

frogbs, Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:06 (three months ago) link

Mine hadn't worked for a long time, either. Since switching laptops I've abandoned it altogether (iTunes) and haven't missed it for a moment.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:23 (three months ago) link

had a laptop with iTunes until last year, and it was working just fine (maybe too well: it double-scrobbled every played track)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 26 March 2020 21:40 (three months ago) link

I'm still on this thing. If anybody would like to add me I'll add you back
https://www.last.fm/user/Algerian_Goalie

Oor Neechy, Friday, 27 March 2020 00:36 (three months ago) link

"signed a guy who used to go to great lengths to scrobble vinyl and mp3 player tracks"

I listen to a lot of SACDs with 5.1 surround sound. I have evolved this little dance where I hit play on my media center so that the rip of the album starts playing and scrobbles, and then I quickly switch the stereo over to my SACD player so I can actually enjoy the music.

Melomane, Friday, 27 March 2020 22:20 (three months ago) link

glad i'm not alone in my obsessiveness!

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 28 March 2020 00:58 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

fyi I was having some wifi issues on OS X, most obvious symptom was poor videoconference quality. turns out the AudioScrobbler thing I had in the menubar was causing them.

in case anyone is still using AudioScrobbler and having network issues on OS X. it was very obvious for me:

1. open terminal, type: ping 8.8.8.8
2. ping times reliably went up every thirty seconds or so
3. close AS
4. ping times were fine

lukas, Monday, 22 June 2020 01:12 (one week ago) link

I’m not using AS but last.fm in general has been wonky the past couple of days, there’s been a few hours where it would just suddenly stop scrobbling or my charts would disappear. The missing scrobbles do come back later on though

Roz, Monday, 22 June 2020 06:48 (one week ago) link


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