Engineering Updates 10/9 – 10/22

October 9th – 15th Features, Updates, & Chores There are now more fine-grained categories for help documents so that users don’t have to spend too much time searching through to find the one necessary document Full SSL support has been added to the API Bug Fixes Fixed a rare case where a Marketplace listing wouldn’t […]

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Add a Banner Image to Your Marketplace Store

We’re excited to announce that you can visually brand your store page with your own custom banner image. Customize your Discogs Marketplace store front, creating a more memorable shopping experience for your buyers. After you’ve uploaded an image you’ll see a preview of what it will look like for visitors to your store; once you’re […]

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The Future of Images at Discogs

Over the past few months, the Discogs development team and IT team have been working on a new solution for storing and serving certain images to Discogs. As we planned to develop the avatar and seller banner features, we decided these features would be a great test run for running a service in the cloud, […]

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SOA at Discogs

Enter the Monolith As long as Discogs has been around, it has lived its life as a monolith. Much of the underlying code that powers Discogs today has changed vastly since the early days and while we’ve made significant hardware improvements, we still have plenty of room to grow. With the advent of cloud computing, […]

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Fave 5 – Diamond D

Next up in our occasional artist spotlight series, Fave 5, is the legendary Hip-Hop producer, MC, and DJ Diamond D! Originating from the birthplace of Hip-Hop, the Boogie Down Bronx, Diamond D‘s introduction to the music world came in 1989 as the production side of his group Ultimate Force. Soon thereafter, he would embark on […]

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Recent update to translation support

Introduction When a site becomes sufficiently interesting to the rest of the world, there are two options: Force the community to use your native language (usually English). Or implement an internationalization system (commonly referred to as i18n). The first option isn’t practical for a serious business. Given that it’s much easier to implement an i18n […]

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Marketplace Policy Update — Reporting Potentially Offensive Materials

We’re very pleased to announce that effective earlier today, Discogs has put an Offensive Marketplace Item and Inventory policy into effect: “Discogs is committed to remaining an open discography of all viable audio recordings. (Please see our Database Guidelines for further information on items viable for database submission.) However, we reserve the right to block […]

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Discogs Mix 23- Cole Medina

Discogs Mix 23- Cole Medina

Cole Medina is internationally recognized for his entrancing dance music productions. Born and raised in Downey, CA, he played instruments and wrote music throughout his childhood. A background in jazz won him competitions, awards, and scholarships. In high school he was presented with the Bronze Viking Award, the school district’s highest award of achievement in art. His productions are […]

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Bringing AJAX To The Dashboard

We recently updated the User Dashboard to load modules asynchronously via AJAX. Wait. What does that even mean? Back in the olden days of about two weeks ago the User Dashboard worked much differently. The server went through a list of the modules the user had selected to appear on the Dashboard and rendered the […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold List from August 2014

Original vinyl pressings dominate the Top 5 Most Expensive Items Sold List of August 2014. The number one spot goes to the 1972 UK release “Swaddling Songs” from Mellow Candle on Deram Records. Number two belongs to an obscure, single-sided US release from Easy Chair, featuring a member with ties to 70’s funk band Towers […]

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