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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Switching News Forum to Blog Format

We’re going to switch the Discogs News forum to Blog format. This is to make it easier for everyone to keep track of the site news and give it more exposure. The old News Forum will be archived and remain in the Discogs Help Forums section.

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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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Voting temporarily disabled

Sorry, but we’ve had to disable voting for a short while. We’re looking into a problem that just came about. More details here: http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/192003

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Short Downtime – Wed July 8

Discogs is going to be unavailable for a short period while we perform emergency site maintenance. I don’t like doing this but right now this is the best way to move forward with our database upgrades. The downtime should last no more than 2 hours, beginning at 8pm PST on July 8, 2009.

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External Blog + Site Status

We’ve just set up an externally hosted blog at http://blog.discogs.com This will be used to post updates about the site status such as emergency problems, slowdowns, etc. That way you’ll be able to get information if there is a problem while Discogs may not be available. There’s also a link to this blog on the […]

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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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Updated Search Results

We’ve just made a few changes to the search results page: Added a thumbnail next to each result, if available Label and Catalog# are now displayed with Release results Collection/Wantlist/Favorites indicators are displayed to the right of each search result It’s now possible to add or remove from your Collection/Wantlist/Favorites from the search results, and […]

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Create Lists

We’ve just turned on a new function that will let you create your own lists of releases, artists, and labels. These can be used for anything really, examples: “Top 10 albums of 2008” or “Labels I Collect”. To create a list just go to a release, artist, or label page and click “Add to List” […]

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YouTube Videos on Discogs Artist and Release Pages

We’ve added a new feature to Discogs that lets you add YouTube videos to artist and release pages. Details on how to add videos are available here: http://www.discogs.com/help/videos.html

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