Discogs format system update – the conversions

This topic is for discussion regarding the conversion of the old format system to the new one. As this update has the possibility of affecting tens or hundreds of thousands of releases, and as once it is done there is little chance of going back, I feel it warrants it’s own topic and debate. This […]

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New wording on the update forms

The following text has been added to the update forms: [b]Be sure to include a full and detailed justification for your submission. You should supply any and all information / links to proofs you have relating to the justification of this submission.[/b] [b]Please do not submit until you are confident that your submission is correct. […]

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Discogs format system update

There is an extensive update proposal for how we enter format information for releases up at http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelinesFormat-NEW . Although the proposal and conversion is somewhat involved, I believe the new system will allow us to be much more accurate and descriptive about the format a release is in, and will allow us (together with a […]

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Friends feature + browsing the queue by friends

I’ve just turned on a simple friends function. You can use this to keep track of your favorite members/friends/sellers, etc. All user profiles now have a “Add Friend” link to the right of the username. And you can manage your friends list with the “Friends” link in the upper right navigation menu. There are also […]

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New options for browsing the queues

There are some new options for browsing the queues in [url=http://www.discogs.com/my]My Discogs[/url]: You can browse the entire queue using the “All” option. My Discogs now has links for “My Comments”. These show you a list of submissions that you have commented on, sorted by latest activity with highlighting turned on. These can be used to […]

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Pending releases are now in search results

You can now search for pending releases with the search engine. They will be highlighted in yellow, just like on artist and label pages. There is also a new dropdown in the search box, “Pending Releases”, which will restrict your search to pending releases. Please let me know if you have any questions! p.s. As […]

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Artist Name Variation (was AKA version 2)

There is a full proposal for this updated function up at http://help.discogs.com/wiki/NewFeatureANV Providing there are no show-stopping problems, this function will be rolled out in the next few weeks. Please post if there are any issues or questions!

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Upcoming Downtime – Saturday, 19 Aug 2006

I am going to be shutting down the database for a few hours in order to perform some maintenance. The downtime will begin Sat Aug 19 at 7pm Pacific DT (2am GMT, 20 Aug) and should last for a few hours. I’ll post a note here after the maintenance is completed.

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Submission comments on Release form

Now when you’re editing a draft or pending release you can view the submission comments and voting history. This is shown at the bottom of the release form page in the “Submission Comments:” section.

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Captcha now enabled on ‘Contact User’ form

Due to an instance of automated spam, we have enabled a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha]captcha[/url] on the ‘Contact User’ form that lets Discogs users contact each other. Although slightly inconvenient for regular honest users, it should stop most all spam including instances of mass spam. We have recently put the same verification on the ticket system, again to […]

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