You can now rate user comments/reviews

All comments now have a rating option allowing you to say if a comment was useful or not. This is prep work for the coming changes to the comments system which will allow you to post comments without moderation. When that part comes online next week the form will have strict requirements with a minimum […]

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Site slowdown – 28th August 2007

We are currently experiencing a site slowdown, since about 10:24 UTC (11:24 UK time). The issue is being looked into, and will be resolved as soon as possible, very sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime.

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Discogs Version 3 – Part 1

Following on from the previous thread, I’ve just turned on the first group of changes. Things changed are: – no more submission limits – anyone can edit an unmoderated submission (unless you are blocked by the submitter) – release history page includes changes made before the release was accepted – release history and diff pages […]

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Discogs Version 3

Following on from the [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=141878]Discogs data being opened up[/url], we have some further changes lined up. These changes affect mainly the submission process, although there will be other site changes as well. Everything is detailed at http://www.discogs.com/help/discogs-version-three.html Overall, we are aiming for an improved and more open submission process, where users can enter and manipulate […]

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Open Data + API

I’m pleased to announce that our main data set is now available for third party use, for free, under our new data license. This data is initially available through our API. But we will soon be providing monthly snapshots of the release, artist, and label data in XML format. With the API you can programmatically […]

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Quick Start Guide now uploaded

There is a new page available in the help section called the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/QuickStartGuide]Quick Start Guide[/url]. This is designed to help new users get a submission into the database, and covers some of the common topics encountered when doing so. It is not supposed to be comprihensive, but certain section such as the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/QuickStartGuide#ANV]ANV example[/url] may […]

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Everyone gets Advanced features!

We’ve decided to remove the subscription option for Advanced Accounts and give everyone access to these features. We no longer need to charge for this and feel everyone would be happy with the extra features. To everyone who has subscribed to Discogs Advanced, THANK YOU!! Your support has helped us make it this far. All […]

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You can now resubmit rejected release edits

You can now resubmit rejected and cancelled release edits. To do this, after you receive the rejection email, view the www.discogs.com/subs/view/XXXXXXX page and there will be a Resubmit link next to the colored “Rejected” or “Cancelled” message. Resubmitting an edit is only available if there have been no accepted changes after your submission. For example […]

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Updates regarding the Queue / Moderators / Submission Skill

Following from the introduction of the Submission Skill system, and looking at the way the queue and submitters have been affected by the recent changes to the system, we are making the following changes to hopefully alleviate some of the issues that have been encountered: The queue size will be allowed to grow from the […]

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Help section issues

Just to note that there appears to be a problem with the help section, the pages are loading slowly and some page elements and styles are missing. Will get this back to normal ASAP.

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