Tonight’s Update

Hey everybody. Wanted to give a quick rundown of what tonight’s maintenance is going to cover. Unfortunately, it’s not that exciting, mostly just small tweaks and fixes.

  • Tweaks to the search. “-” (dash) and ” ‘ ” (apostrophe) characters have been causing some weirdness / bad results. That has been fixed. The new search also has a number of cool advanced options that we haven’t really covered - look for a blog about that soon.
  • Tag Tuner improvements. The tag tuner should be much better at finding blips for artists, genres, and hashtags that you enter manually, not just those in the tag cloud itself. Pagination has also been improved a bit.
  • Badge email preference. We like the badges and the response has been overwhelmingly positive, but it was always our intention to make this an optional part of the experience. You can now choose on your settings page to not be notified about new badges you’ve earned.
  • Badge email improvements. We’ve added the particular blip that triggered the pioneer badge, and also a general description of each badge in their respective emails, so you know exactly what you did to earn them.
  • Fixes to the “block user” function. You will no longer receive any communication (emails) from users that you’ve blocked.
  • Backend stuff. As always, there are a number of bug fixes etc… that can’t really be tied to any particular part of the user experience, but they’re important too :-)

See you on the other side!

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rafaelcortines  on February 5th, 2010

Great job thankyou! Please hurry.

lancaster  on February 5th, 2010

Yeah Yan! Good work! Send me a shirt!

flopy_palandri  on February 5th, 2010

thank you for all your work!! already missing BLIP!! you are greats guys! when can its going to be again?

indiangypsychic  on February 5th, 2010

Yaay! You guys are the bestest ever. I so *heart* blip. :)

rafaelcortines  on February 5th, 2010

i’ll have a t_shirt too please thankyouagain

RedRhia  on February 5th, 2010

I can’t load my tag tuner now.. My personal one.. It says failure to load.. This is as of Feb. 5th is this from the maintenance?

patty b  on February 5th, 2010

hay, i went over 500 and didnt get my new badge
what happened? love blip fm this is the greatest!

CD  on February 6th, 2010

I like to use the playlist for “bookmarking” songs that I might wanna listen to and blip later. But when it’s full it’s always a hassle to go back and remove blips one by one to allow more entries.

Wouldn’t it be possible to allow more than 1.000 songs in the playlist in your next update, maybe if you added an option to divide it into several pages?

nofrills  on February 6th, 2010

Thank you for the update, Yan and everybody at

There’s another possible bug. When a message contains an URL with a ‘hash’ in it, the result is a bit of mess.

When you type
your blip (the posted one) is class=”hashLink” href=”/channel/tag/music”>#music

patty b  on February 6th, 2010

please someone update my status on blip to 500k
that would be awesome

GR8FL  on February 18th, 2010

Communication has never really been blip’s strong suit… still waiting after 2 weeks to learn what the “number of cool advanced options” for search are. So far, I find it cumbersome and awful. Maybe a tip or 2 would make the search experience more bearable. Thanks.

saintsal  on September 1st, 2010

Feature request: Using the Tag Tuner to filter my home stream would be awesome. Then we could follow a wider range of DJs… Thanks for Blip!

viralstyles  on February 18th, 2012

What happened to the Tag Tuner? Why doesn’t it work properly any more? It only shows about 10 blips for any genre per day. The tag tuner was probably the #1 way I discovered music and DJs. The fact that it doesn’t work anymore means I don’t visit as much…really want that feature back!

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