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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New Downloads Search

We’re happy to announce a new section on Discogs that provides access to audio clips and music downloads. You can access this new section of the site via the “Downloads” tab on all artist and release pages. We’ve used iTunes for our intitial launch and will be adding on additional shops over the next few […]

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Layout and Navigation changes

We’ve just made a few design updates to the site. Artist, Label, Release, and Master Release pages now have a left-side navigation bar. This groups together all of the related sub pages and should make it easier to move between them. The “Page Options” box has been switched to a drop down menu button. And […]

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New Guideline sections – Updating a release / Glossary

I have added in two new sections to the guidelines: [url=http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-updating-a-release.html]Updating A Release[/url] [url=http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-glossary.html]Database Glossary[/url] The ‘updating a release’ section is something I felt we were lacking information on, for both new users, and regulars making large changes or entering into disputes. Hopefully, that page will help make things a little easier for all. The […]

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Temporary Missing Image Problem

We are currently having a problem with some of the images, and you may see missing images on some pages. We expect to have this resolved in the next 24 hours. Will post an update when it’s done.

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Label Page Updates – Improved Catalog Number Sorting and Multiple Pages

As part of our Master Release rollout we’ve implemented the Shadow Catalog Number idea. This creates a hidden (shadow) catalog number for every release, which is then used for sorting by catalog number. The shadow catalog number is automatically generated based on a set of rules, and there is no user involvement with it. The […]

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Master Release (grouping multiple versions of a release)

We’ve just turned on our Master Release function. For those not familiar with it, this will allow us to group multiple versions of a release into one “Master Release”. This makes for better display on the artist and label pages, and also gives us a summarized view of all versions of a release. When viewing […]

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