18-03-2012 01:18 PM
Hello, following up on what someone posted earlier as what seems to be a 'sort of' fix. From the selection of random people if you select any one, and click on Add This Person, they will be added and all others automatically are removed. This has held for me for over a day - no new users added. Granted I have one person now that I don't know and I cannot get rid of but better than 100.
The odd part is that when I first 'add' them, I than have the option to remove them but if I do they are removed but they show back up, but only this one and when they reappear I can then no longer delete them, so I guess I am stuck with that one until the fix is there.
Again I saw someone post earlier tried it yesterday have been in and out of Spotify multiple times and it seems to hold. Again the one you add will remain until a fix so this is not a final resolution but a way to stop the bleeding so to say.
Wonder if anyone else gets the same results.
Also this was done a Mac client if that makes a difference.
18-03-2012 04:29 PM - edited 18-03-2012 04:30 PM
from what i've seen over the weekend i now suspect this is in some way a client issue (that should be fixed by completely removing spotify, though that didnt work for most ppl, maybe there are some fragments left), b/c for me this only occurs on my pc at work (where i indeed browsed through some playlists found via spotify search at the top left).
on my private computer i restrained from clicking any user-generated content (i.e. playlists) and so far i never got the problem with "false-friends" on this machine.
maybe this helps...
18-03-2012 07:47 PM
I have had this problem for a little less than a week. First it was a friend of a friend whos playlist i listened to a few times one day. Then all sorts of people who i have no known association with started filling up the recently played buddy list.
Its now an total mess and i cant see what my actual friends have been listening to at all. Its very annoying and i refuse to do a reinstall or unsub from anything as I am certain that would not be a long term fix. This is a real time social data issue.
Please fix this problem soon as it is extremly annoying. In short all users having this problem are now being Spammed beyond belief until this bug is fixed.
May i suggest quality over quantity when it comes to Spotify updates. Your users hope to use the service for listening to music and not for new bells and whistles that get in the way of the main objective, to listen to music hassel free. My iPhone is using a version of spotify that is over a year old because i have lost faith in your programers ability to make working new versions.
As the sayings go, "Don't fix what isn't broken" and dont "Change for the sake of change."
18-03-2012 10:56 PM
In short all users having this problem are now being Spammed beyond belief until this bug is fixed.
Well put. And really, all "solutions" seem to be only temporary. My people list had been clean for a day but after looking for music and checking out playlists, lots of strangers have appeared again.
18-03-2012 10:57 PM
Given the complete lack of information on this problem from the people at Spotify ("we're working on it" and "try a reinstall" doesn't count as information), I can only assume they have no idea what's going on.
Here's something I found that may help. This is for the Mac version...
No need to reinstall everything. Deleting the sp_people_0.localstorage file will temporally get rid of all of the unwelcome people in your list.
Of course, this is temporary. I did not look at or connect to any public playlists. After playing some song and searching for a few different artists (after maybe half an hour), my people list was repopulated with unknowns.
So.... Not at all a fix, but maybe identifying the file will help. Of course, the problem could also lie elsewhere and this file is just reflecting a larger issue.
PS - I know a handful of customers is a drop in the bucket to your company, but you've got a few days left before I take my business elsewhere and do my best to convince my friends to do the same. As many people have stated already... This is a severe violation of privacy.
18-03-2012 11:03 PM - edited 18-03-2012 11:03 PM
Well said. I thought I should point out that after deleting all shared playlists and apps yesterday, I haven't seen any new "buddies" appearing in my feed. I hope it lasts, but somehow I doubt it.
Also, I'll say it again, partly because it bears repeating, but mostly because Spotify still haven't admitted it: PRIVACY, PRIVACY, PRIVACY. Did I mention PRIVACY?? As in, violation of?
19-03-2012 01:01 AM
I am having a problem with Spotify and Facebook. In the right bar (where you can see what people are listening to) unkown people show up. I have never heard of them and we do not have any friends in common on facebook. I find this really worrying. Why are those people showing up constantly? It's not just random people, the same ones show up from time to time.
If I cannot solve this problem I will cancel my subscribtion.
All the best.
19-03-2012 08:05 AM