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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Site slow – 28th June

The site seems to be running quite slow today, we are looking into the issue and it should be resolved within the next few hours, sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime.

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Submission Skill turned on

We have now turned on the new Submission Skill system. As [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=135799]explained in other threads[/url], this looks at how well you are doing getting submissions through the system with the minimum amount of effort on behalf of the mods, and adjusts your submission limit accordingly. This is all related to the average for all users, […]

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Classical Music genre turned on

We have turned on the Classical genre today. This genre has been hard for us to finalize a data entry method for, and we have ended up (at the moment) with the following (hopefully simple) rules. It must be understood that the ‘Main Artist’ role is not very relevant to Classical music, so we must […]

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Local Messaging / Updates to Contact Form

We’ve just introduced a new messaging system on Discogs. This is a local inbox that stores all of the messages you receive from Discogs and from other members. Use the “Inbox” link in the top navbar to access it. Over the past several months we’ve noticed that more and more users are not receiving the […]

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