has with 3 plays for just 1 artist already 50 neighbours
The library just contains 14 artists which is e.g. a small subset of chinese opera
. There are other accounts which are also a subset of the chinese opera and have way more plays and artists in library than this account.
Perhaps it's some internal caching problem @last.fm?original journal article:
(1 play only, 9 artists in library) and has already 50 neighbours
(0 plays, 17 artists in library) and has 2 neighbours
I know of at least 4 accounts which have 100-400plus plays, much more in total artists and they have after 1-2 weeks still no neighbours (ask me, and I provide you the details, e.g. 1
).Perhaps it is that there is no one around with similar taste?
Doubting this, I am at least their neighbour since my compatibility is pretty good (and from what I know there is definitely more than me as neighbour).Is it a time factor?
Since baltazarmolina's account exists April 2009 + Ash_211's since Nov. 2010. Perhaps they had also at begin no neighbour?
I have recently the opinion that new accounts should have soon a neighbours list generated. I mean give the new users a place to start. Ok, they can play tags or similar artists or mix radio and such, but you know how it is: finding a good tag can also take time, similar artists often works bad for me(, not sure how mix radio would work for a new user)...
Well, the neighbours list should be good, so creating a bad list is also counterproductive :-(
A dilemma...How about giving the user a feedback possibility?
If the user does not like some of the neighbours, she should be able to click somewhere and the system provides some other so-called neighbours. This would not only benefit the user but all users and then also last.fm
Work in progress...
see also: Do you have examples how last.fm categorizes you?