New search engine online

I’ve just completed the upgrade of the Discogs search engine. The most important improvement is that it now handles unicode characters correctly. For example, you can search for [url=http://www.discogs.com/search?type=all&q=Bj%C3%B6rk&btn=Search]Björk[/url] without errors. And searches for [url=http://www.discogs.com/search?type=all&q=bjork&btn=Search]bjork[/url] will also find Björk. Catalog number searches are also improved (using the “Catalog#” dropdown). For example, a release with catalog […]

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Projects for next month / image guideline update

[b]Image guidelines improved.[/b] The [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelinesImages]image guidelines[/url] now include visual examples and explanation, provided by [u=DJ_Purity_Control] I have started three new tickets. They should all be done sometime next month. Please check then through for any potential problems: http://help.discogs.com/ticket/1709 [b]Roll overs on artist links[/b] By rolling over an artist link, a box will appear giving short […]

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Mail Server Delays/Update

There have been some delays with Discogs sending out mails over the past few days (sometimes delaying up to a few hours). This was caused by spammers trying to use our server to send spam. Even though they are blocked their constant attempts slow things down. Today I set up a separate mail server dedicated […]

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Discogs Development – Projects

Some people have recently voiced valid concerns and complaints about how improvements are managed, organized, and discussed here on Discogs (http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=101510#1337462 , http://help.discogs.com/ticket/1672 , http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=101510#1337622 ) . Since Teo and myself have been discussing almost exactly the same things earlier this month, and have made some progress with the management of these aspects, it is […]

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Points changes on new submissions

Now in addition to 3 rank points for a release submission, you get one additional point per image. so.. a release with 1 image = 4 rank points release with 2 images = 5 rank points etc We’ve done this since images are very helpful in getting a release approved. And some users hold off […]

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Forum updates

There are two new forum functions introduced today. 1) Quoting. See the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/Forums]Forum Codes[/url] link for details. You can enter the code manually or quote another user by selecting text from their message and clicking “quote selection”. 2) Added an Expand/Shrink option to the reply box. This is useful when composing large posts.

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Option changes in My Discogs

I’ve just changed two of the options in My Discogs to streamline things and make the options a bit less complicated. 1) “Submitting: Always notify me after items have been processed” has been changed to [b]”Email me after activity on my pending submissions”[/b]. I’ve also removed the notify option on all update forms since this […]

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Updated forum rules

I have updated the forum rules at http://help.discogs.com/wiki/Forums in order to clarify some points.

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AKA version 2 / Display name

I have just been chatting at length with Kevin about this… we are planning to do an AKA version 2 based on some of the solutions that have been put forward, and will fold the existing AKA version 1 into this. This will hopefully happen in July or maybe a little later. Up until then, […]

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Release Form Version 3 is now live

Thanks for all the [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=88650]testing[/url] and [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=95519]feedback[/url]. The new form is now live for all to use. Quick recap of the major changes: This new form makes extensive use of Javascript and required a MODERN WEB BROWSER, specifically Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater, Firefox, or Safari. Other browsers might work but are not officially supported. […]

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