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New Discogs Office / We’re Hiring!

Last month we moved from our relatively small office into a much larger space, allowing us room to grow. We thought you might like to see some pictures we took shortly after moving in and getting a few desks set up. Speaking of growing… We’re looking for a few more bright and talented people to […]

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Audio Clips on Release Pages

We’ve removed the downloads tab from Artist and Release pages and have added audio clips, where available, on the release page next to track listings. Our goal is to make audio available for all of the releases in the database over time. We’re currently using audio clips from iTunes, but will soon be pulling in […]

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Update on Site Speed / New Hardware

Since our last post we’ve been working on a number of changes behind the scenes to make Discogs faster. Most important, we’re now running on four database servers instead of one. Two of those are configured as the main database cluster, and the other two are a cluster of user-specific data. Right now that second […]

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Site Slowdowns and Timeouts

We’re currently having some problems with our main database server. It’s now handling around 7,000 queries per second at peak times! That has grown quite a bit from the 1,000 qps from a few years ago. We recognize this is an inconvenience for those of you who use Discogs daily and we’re working hard to […]

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Discogs Loves Threadless // T-Shirt Design Contest

Our friends at [url=http://www.threadless.com/loves/discogs]Threadless[/url] have a contest inspired by Discogs and the theme of [b]”Music: Past, Present, Future”[/b] running for the next month. Threadless is an on-going design competition and releases amazing designs from incredible designers every week. We’re really excited about this contest and can’t wait to see what the winning design looks like. […]

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