Talk:scrobble

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This page should be nuked for implicit advertising. —This comment was unsigned.

But it's not a spam page. It is defining a word that is actually used, like google. Equinox 13:30, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Not spam, no, but i'm not sure it's actually used, either. At least, not in speech, unlike "google". Dunerat 03:17, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
This page needs editing. The word "scrobble", a verb, has been in use considerably longer than its recently familiar usage via the likes of last.fm would suggest. It means to waylay, kidnap or steal, as can be seen from its frequent usage in the work of British author John Masefield. In his "The Box Of Delights", for instance (published 1935): "I never thought I should see a gang scrobble an old man and carry him off in an aeroplane." (page 72 in the Mammoth 1994 reprint). Also on page 236: "You told me I was to get him scrobbled, and I did what we could." The book was filmed in 1984 by the BBC, which popularised the use of the word amongst British children of that generation. It originally had nothing at all to do with music! Swordznsorcery 17:27, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Equinox 05:25, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Well, for my part I came across this page after seeing the word used in a document from a large corporate development partner in the course of performing my job. In this case it was an enumerated data type called FacebookWatchCall with the description "Calls Facebook Watch Scrobbling". My wife, a computer scientist, never heard of it either. We were both surprised that it's an actual word with a long history with a more recent meaning related to aggregating musical tastes, which now makes perfect sense in the context in which I saw it. Thanks Wiktionary! ~Anachronist (talk) 05:08, 4 February 2014 (UTC)