Site design change, including the new ‘Collection And Wantlist Notes’ feature

We have just turned on the previously announced changes to the website design, and added the new ‘Collection And Wantlist Notes’ feature. We hope you find these changes useful! Here is a run down of what has happened: Overview The big news for many will be the Collection And Wantlist Notes feature. This allows you […]

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Design Change Sneak Preview

Hey, all. We’ve been working on a update to the site design that we’re really excited about and wanted to share with you. Here’s a screenshot of the updated release page: Artist Page: Label Page: These changes will also include a new feature, allowing you to add personal notes on your collection and wantlist. Wantlists […]

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New Discogs Office / We’re Hiring!

Last month we moved from our relatively small office into a much larger space, allowing us room to grow. We thought you might like to see some pictures we took shortly after moving in and getting a few desks set up. Speaking of growing… We’re looking for a few more bright and talented people to […]

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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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