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Solr, Eclipsed

Discogs’ database search recently received a major upgrade, as we announced on the blog a while ago, and as of last week we’ve now fully switched from Solr to Elasticsearch. Objects in motion… Fundamentally, Elasticsearch and Solr aren’t all that different. Both are layers on top of the venerable Lucene project; both provide an HTTP […]

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Removing support for Google Checkout

Hi everyone, As you may be aware, Google has discontinued their Google Checkout service, and the replacement, Google Wallet, will not be available for transactions of physical items. We plan to remove Google Checkout support from Discogs within the next week. If you accept Google Checkout and other payment methods: We’ll be removing Google Checkout […]

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New Video Player

At Discogs, we’re continually working to ensure that pages load as quickly as possible. This is especially important for release pages, which are very highly-trafficked and are often the first thing a new visitor will see! Today we’re switching from our self-hosted JWPlayer installation to standard YouTube embedded playlists. The old player was very large […]

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Search Improvements

Hi, all! We’ve just rolled out some major upgrades to our search engine. Better results Our priority lately has been improving the relevance of search results and making it easier for you to find what you’re looking for. Like the Explore page, the new search allows you to refine your results by genre, style, and […]

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Scheduled site maintenance: 10.01.2012 from 20:00 PDT to 21:00 PDT (GMT-8)

We have scheduled a site maintenance window for Monday October 1st, from 20:00 PDT to 21:00 PDT (GMT-8). During the maintenance window, www.discogs.com and api.discogs.com will not be accessible. We will be rolling out major improvements to our search engine, including some long-awaited bug fixes and features. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this […]

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Get Connected

Today I’d like to show you one of the new features we’ve been working on that will make profile pages more interesting, your friends list more useful, and your dashboard fresher (and pine-scented). You may see one of these appear when you do things around the site: When you press the Share button, anyone who’s […]

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