4 Oct 2007, 17:28
16 sept. 2009 update : It's now almost two years since I wrote this journal, and nothing has change. DoctorT's "Know Issues" thread no longer exists and has been replaced by this thread from foreverautumn
, where this issue is no longer mentionned. The FAQ
now includes a question "And what about artists with the same name?"
. The answer is basically a statement that it is "currently not possible to disambiguate artists with the same name", along with advices to lessen the consequences. So ? Has Last.fm dev team give up with this issue ? Are we just forced to "live with it" ?
Yes I am. Artists or bands that share the same name is a *major* and *very irritating* last.fm issue that does not concern only metalheads. According to DoctorT's "Know Issues" post
, Last.fm moderation system is currently unable to make the difference between homonyms, leading to a confusing mixture on artists pages.