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Issue with linked playlists

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I've Googled my concerns and seen numerous threads regarding my issues that always result in the same interaction - OP presents their easily reproduceable issue, and a Pandora employee takes no interest in the root issue by talking around it.

Linked playlists are a disaster. I have one radio station I've created where the linked playlist is no longer listed as being linked to it (but still receives most of the thumbs up from the primary station). (Rock Station, for any employee who wants to dig)

I had another playlist create two linked stations, alternating which would receive the thumbed up song. (I've since cleaned out this station and deleted it, since I wasn't far in and will simply start over).

And while most thumbed up songs reach the linked station, a small percentage do not.

There is an absurdly easy fix to this that uses existing infrastructure. The station modes - create a "thumbs only" mode. Boom. There's your linked playlist. Then, add the ability to manually add thumbs. IE - find a song, tap/click on it, go to the menu, add to thumbs up, select appropriate station. Finally, add a toggle for those who want to break this out as a separate item in their collection.

Linked Playlists were a good idea with horrible execution. Please fix them or replace them.

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@jaykresge I'd be happy to help with any questions you have, but I will need additional information to do so.

We've had people report a similar issue of this happening here: Linked Thumbs Up Playlist Doesn't Match Station Thumbs

To clarify, are you running into this same issue where your linked Thumbs Up playlists that get created do not contain all of the thumbed up tracks from the station they were created from?

If so, can you please give me an example of:

  • the name of the Thumbs Up playlist that doesn't contain the correct amount of songs
  • the name of some of the songs you've Thumbed Up on the station that are missing from that playlist

The more details you're able to provide, the better equipped I'll be to help.

I look forward to hearing back.

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