New roles added 2nd May 2006

Performer – A generic musical role, use brackets to add specifics Composed By – This will be a linked credit Bata Triangle Talking Drum Djembe Ghatam Cuica Berimbau Oud Baglama Kora Guimbri Sintir Sarod Sarangi Harmonium Khene Rauschpfeife Electronics Whistling Tuned Percussion Flageolet Organ Electric Piano Interviewer Ocarina Bells Theremin

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Changes to the way mods can check the submission queue

There have been a few changes over the weekend to the way submissions are moderated. As this will impact on the way submissions are handled, I thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know. First up, we have added a new feature that lets mod’s moderate by style. This means that you […]

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21 April 2006 – About site speed, slow page loads

I’m sure everyone has been experiencing some slowness with the site recently. We’re aware of the problem and are working on it. This week I ordered a second DB server which will be online in the first half of May. This will give us extra capacity and should really improve things. We’ll also be able […]

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Email me when new items are For Sale in my Wantlist

This option is now available in your user preferences. It’s pretty self-explanatory. If you have this checked you’ll get an email at most once per day whenever there is something new posted for sale in your wantlist. The order that emails go out is randomized so no one will get an unfair advantage :)

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Release Form Version 3 – Round Two!

Greets, Since my last updates in the previous thread I’ve made several improvements and bugfixes to the form. If you had problems with it before can you please try again. You can get to the form in two ways: 1 – When you use the existing form to add, edit, or update a release there […]

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Recent site slowdowns, downtime

As you probably have seen Discogs has been very slow and unavailable a few times during the past two days. Our database server has been suffering from increased use and I’ve been franticly working on optimizations. I’ve just completed some major improvements in the database speed so you should notice the site a bit faster. […]

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Edit post function now admin settable on a per-forum basis

Teo has just changed the way the edit post function works. It is now settable by the forum admin on a per-forum basis, rather than on a per-thread basis as before. This removes the annoyance of having to set this option on every thread in forums where this functionality is used a lot. It replaces […]

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Submission Guidelines Update February 22 2006

This update is to bring to your attention some changes in our Submission Guidelines. None of them are too severe, mostly just refining and clarifying things. Thanks to the mods who brought up and worked on these updates! =================================== =====Submission Guide Update Summary==== ================================== CAPITALIZATION http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelinesGeneralRules The standard Discogs rule for artist names, track titles, […]

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Discogs will be in read-only mode for several hours – 17-Feb

Discogs will go into read-only mode for several hours tonight beginning around 9pm (PST). When the site is in read-only mode you will be able to browse and view pages but not change any data (no submissions, updates, modding, forum posting, etc) During this time I will be performing a much needed conversion to make […]

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POP genre added!

We have just turned on the [url=http://pop.discogs.com/]Pop genre[/url] here at Discogs. It’s been a bit of a funny one for styles this is the following style list: Europop Schlager Ballad Chanson Music Hall Vocal Novelty J-pop Enka Karaoke I am expecting a LOT of pop entries to not have a style under pop, but to […]

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