Top Fans are Useless!

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Skapad den: 17 nov 2005
This is the group for people who enjoy music and don't see this site as a method of proving their dedication to one band.

Listening to music is not a competition!

Last.FM gathers a lot of stats on music usage to match you to similar artists. The byproduct is that it can find who is the most focused on one type of artist. This Top Fan stat doesn’t really affect Last FM in any way, it’s just a leftover result of a computer algorithm.

Some people see this as more than it is. They may be a fan of a particular band and they feel the Top Artist title proves to the world that they are the biggest fan of that artist. And to get to the top they’re willing to skew their profile to make it look like they listen to their band more than they do. Often by playing songs on repeat at night, when they’re not home, or with the mute on; it's ironic that any artist wouldn't consider their top fan somebody who plays their music with the mute on.

The affect this has on the community is hard to define. It doesn’t affect overall band popularity but it may match you up with somebody with a faked taste in music. At the very least somebody cooking their play count wastes server cycles that could better be served matching the rest of up to new music. Regardless of the problems the message of this group is clear.

Music isn’t a competition.

The Top Fans have become abused. "Top Fans" are doing themselves a disservice; if this site is used correctly you’ll find out there your narrow taste in music isn’t as narrow as you think. Soon the thought of being restricted to one artist will be unthinkable.

Join up now. You won’t get another pony but people will know that you’re not at this site to prove yourself to others, you’re here to enjoy music.

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  • residuo_poetico

    Far too many cheaters because of this stupid feature!! Remove top fans please.

    3 jun 2013 Svara
  • DexterBzuk

    Music isn’t a competition. So why do you care?

    16 dec 2012 Svara
  • Mod7Psyche

    Music isn’t a competition. [5]

    4 sep 2012 Svara
  • Kotori_Monou

    Music isn’t a competition. [4] Listen the music because you are knowing the discography of the artist is a thing but just listen for listen is ridiculous.I know two crazy who do this: they keep the pc turned on and playing when they aren't at home and stuff.Crazy things ._.

    1 jun 2011 Svara
  • moichispa

    Music isn’t a competition. [3]

    11 mar 2011 Svara
  • florianblaschke

    kennorth: Which is just freaking stupid because it doesn't help bands on the charts. It only drives the total playcount up. Artists' song charts and group charts as well as the total charts are made such that it counts only the number of users who have scrobbled a song/artist within a certain week, not how often they have scrobbled the song/artist. You can scrobble one and the same track 20,000 times a week and it won't change the charts one bit.

    5 sep 2010 Svara
  • ermal1991

    delete top fans and plays,im mostly here to discover new shit. I can find out 10 new bands in less than 5 minutes. I go to torrent and download them and thats it. But yea if i like a song ill put it in repeat and change it when i feel like.

    13 aug 2010 Svara
  • Unremixable

    Music isn’t a competition. [2]

    1 maj 2010 Svara
  • iron3001

    atleast top fans are the best known fans for that artist, LOL

    3 apr 2010 Svara
  • yo09


    3 apr 2010 Svara
  • Unstable43D

    Can someone explain to me how top listeners are decided?

    12 jul 2009 Svara
  • corpseargyle

    I'm a top listener of Vex Red, I didn't do it by 'skewing'. Good band, few little listeners, and I believe the album's now rare as....

    2 apr 2009 Svara
  • Tripcodefag

    Top Listeners are fucking dumb. Look at what they listened to from said band. Probably.............. 7 songs max on fucking replay

    15 mar 2009 Svara
  • farpin

    This is a really good idea for a group. Just out of curiosity/suspicion, I looked at the plays for one of Sonic Youth's top listeners - the dude had supposedly been listening to music nonstop for days. Pathetic!

    9 feb 2009 Svara
  • kennorth

    I don't think a lot of people do it to get top fan status - I know a lot of people who do those things to get their favorite bands higher up on the charts

    2 jan 2009 Svara
  • Liebe_Ist

    23 jun 2008 Svara
  • kb7clx

    A few weeks ago I saw a bunch of fake profiles as top artists of Banda Calypso I couldn't believe it. It's not as if they have a huge listenership here anyway. It had to be one goofball who did it because of the same join date. One listened to them 44 times, the next 43, and so on, and it was the only band they ever listened to. I guess there were about 15 of these fakes lol.

    27 apr 2008 Svara
  • deathbat_smile

    I spend like 90% of my time listening to the same band so it kinda annoys me that you make it sound like noone listens to bands that much. But I do like other stuff too. I acctually have more varied music tastes than a lot of people. However you're right about how stupid the people who put songs on repeat at night or on mute or whatever are.

    4 apr 2008 Svara
  • rinistiltskin

    idk, I'm a Top Fan of Kim Yoon Ah (e.g.), because there are only a few hundred fans of hers on, and when I get into a listening kick, I'll listen to her on repeat for a good part of a week (or longer). So she'll get like 400 plays in my weekly chart. Same goes for The Divine Comedy. I like using my profile to give some favourite lesser-known bands or artists greater exposure.

    6 nov 2007 Svara
  • Sidepipe

    Yeah its useless but i like it for my self, if my favourite artist stays on 1... ;)

    14 maj 2007 Svara
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