For last.fm groups

 
    • fernbom sa...
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    • 1 maj 2009, 14:37

    For last.fm groups

    I love the service for my username, but I don't get the group suggestions to work.

    When I enter a group name, I get 1 or 0 suggestions.

    Not even the top artist's releases are suggested.

    Is this a new bug, or has this never worked properly?

    • behlert sa...
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    • 4 maj 2009, 14:00
    Soundamus feeds for last.fm groups on are based on the group's "Connections to Artists" (such as http://www.last.fm/group/Ninja+Tune/connections).

    When I first looked at adding feeds for groups, group charts were absolutely useless. Almost every group had the same top artists: Radiohead, Radiohead, and Radiohead. This is why I used connected artists instead. I guess the quality of group charts has changed since then, so it might be worth revisiting.

    Also, until a month ago last.fm group feeds on soundamus included releases from artists similar to the connected artists, because most groups don't have many connected artists. This feature was dropped because it was very slow for groups that did have a decent number of connected artists. In that sense, it is a new bug. I could put this back as an option.

    What groups are you looking at?

    new and upcoming music releases from the artists you listen to
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    • fernbom sa...
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    • 4 maj 2009, 14:44
    I was looking at
    Laurentiistiftelsen (which as you say suggested The Beatles and U2, which are connected artists)
    Depeche Mode (which for some reason doesn't have Depeche Mode connected)
    synth.nu (which has some synthpop artists connected, but very few and randomly chosen)

    The groups I want to check are mostly genre or artist based, and therefor don't have Radiohead in the top.

    I would want get suggestions according to charts, because many groups don't have enough proper connections. And you can ignore the Radiohead and Coldplay releases yourself. :)

    The suggestions for the Erasure group was working fine, because it had the right connections.

    • behlert sa...
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    • 20 jul 2009, 11:16
    It should be working better now (for some tine now actually)... It uses group charts when there are not enough connections and if there are connections it also includes artists similar to those connections.

    new and upcoming music releases from the artists you listen to
    http://www.soundamus.net
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