Articles by Diognes_The_Fox

5 Ways To Ensure Smoother Transactions For Buyers And Sellers

As a buyer and seller of many years on Discogs, and now staff member, I have learned a great deal about working with people to successfully complete transactions, even when problems arise. The key to a successful transaction is communication and breaking through the barriers that arise, such as language, record grading strictness and shipping […]

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How much is your collection worth?

Ever wonder where the rare gems lie in your bins? This neat and possibly dangerous feature which tells you the value of your collection based on marketplace data. To view this feature, go to My Collection and click on the graph icon on the far right of the view buttons on the top right corner […]

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Play-Grading: The (Not So) Silent Killer

I made a new post that covers this with new samples and more information! Check it out! Today I am continuing last week’s discussion on grading with something a little more in depth that’s nearly guaranteed to be open to interpretation: Play Grading. This is generally the most accurate method of grading a record and […]

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Grading Tips Part I: Lighting

Grading Tips

This is the first on a series of posts I’ll be doing on grading to help give some of the tricks and tips I’ve learned over the years to help you help your customers help us all! Today’s subject is light sources. I generally recommend that a higher lumen desk lamp, preferably halogen or compact […]

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Not A Hoarder, Honest: Acquiring Bulk Records For Submission/Sale

I figured I’d take a change of pace from my regular submission related posts to discuss something I often get questions about: “Where the heck am I going to find thousand upon thousands of submissions to add?” There are many varied sources for pounds upon pounds of records without breaking the bank! If you don’t […]

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Submitting Classical Releases

Today I’m going to discuss type of release that’s generally more difficult to parse into the database than regular releases. Hopefully this will help dispel some of the issues regarding submitting these types of releases in the future. Classical releases have several different factors that get entered into the database differently than regular releases. I […]

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Mentors & Proteges

On the CIP and want to get out? Are you an experienced contributor who wants to help create an army of grateful new contributors? Never fear! Click here! Join up today! Help someone in need! Be someone in need of help! Help us to help you to help us all!

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Scanning Techniques Part I: Small Items

scanning records

Welcome to yet another blog post on the subject of things I am frequently asked about! Today we’ll be working with scanning labels, CD’s and other smaller items (IE, anything that’s not an LP jacket) when adding or updating an item in the database. The first thing you’ll need, aside from something to scan is […]

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Copy To Draft And You: Partners In Freedom

I created an updated version of this which combined the master release process as well, which is available here. Today I’d like to discuss a great timesaver that will allow you to use existing releases as templates to allow you to quickly generate variations of releases that are currently in the database! Say you have the CD/Tape/8-Track/MP3/Wire […]

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How To: Add A Release To A Master Release

. I made a new post that covers this with more recent images and more information! Check it out! I figured I’d start a How To for one of the questions I get asked the most: how to add an existing release to a master release. Suppose you’ve added your release to the website. It […]

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