Dislike button has no effect on radio playlist

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Dislike button has no effect on radio playlist

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I've hit the dislike button about 5 times now on Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Higher Ground" and still it's showing up in my radio for my main playlist.

 

I'm pretty sure this shouldn't be happening.

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Peter__
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I've never really understood the thumbs system on the radio, from my experience thumbs downing a track will stop it from playing but is used to "improve the playlist" which I am guessing has some effect on the radio algorithm in the background. 

 

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Joe
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Nah, those thumbs are just there to make us feel we have some control :)

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See, that's my guess.

 

Disliking a track should cause it to never play on Radio again, at least until after a certain amount of time so that way if your tastes have changed, you could like the song if you're now into that kind of music.

 

This is the 5th time this week I've had to dislike the same track though.

 

It makes no sense.

Re: Dislike button has no effect on radio playlist

Peter__
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@user-removed wrote:

See, that's my guess.

 

Disliking a track should cause it to never play on Radio again, at least until after a certain amount of time so that way if your tastes have changed, you could like the song if you're now into that kind of music.

 

This is the 5th time this week I've had to dislike the same track though.

 

It makes no sense.


If it was the same track you can't dislike it more than once, since thumbs aren't editable. Therefore, that track is actually a duplicate in the Spotify catalogue meaning the system doesn't "know" you thumbed it down already since it will have its own unique track ID. 

 

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Why then does Spotify have the same remaster of RCHP's song 5 times in their system?

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Peter__
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Which song, I'm interested to see if that is the case or not?

 

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I just checked. It isn't.

 

It's Higher Ground on the album: "Mother's Milk".

 

There's only one track of Higher Ground

Re: Dislike button has no effect on radio playlist

Peter__
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Yes, however the same track (but not the remastered version) is also on at least 4 other albums I can see at first glance. 

Do you always get the remastered version? 

 

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Yes. Always the remasted version.

 

Always from that CD too.

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