ANV F.A.Q.

ANV F.A.Q. version 1.0 Q – Is John Smith an ANV of John Smith (3) – i.e. do we add in an ANV just so that the release page displays without the suffixed number applied to differentiate artists with the same names in Discogs? A – No. A site wide update MAY be done for […]

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ANV update due Thurs Oct 19th

The ANV Update is set to happen tomorrow, Thurs 19th October, between aprox 4 and 10pm GMT. The update process will be: 1 – Disable AKA update form (Done) 2 – Announce the update is imminent (Happening right here) 3 – Process any pending AKA updates in the editor queue 4 – Backup database 5 […]

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New Credit roles added 3 October 06

Added: Mizmar – In Arabic music, a mizmar is any single or double reed wind instrument. In Egypt mizmar usually refers to a surnay. Mizmar is also a term used for a group of musicians, usually a duo or trio, that play a mizmar instrument along with an accompaniment of one or two double-sided bass […]

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“Written By” update

Effective immediately, there is a new role to allow a linked Written By credit as well as the unlinked version. The linked version is entered using a dash like this ‘Written-By’, and the unlinked version is entered the usual way ‘Written By’. Both credits can be used in the same submission. The unlinked version should […]

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“Index Tracks” guidelines in place

Some [url=v]guidelines for the use of Index Tracks have been added to the submission guidelines[/url]: ======================= [b]Index Tracks[/b] Index Tracks are used to denote groups of tracks (for example: movements in a musical piece, or where a range of tracks are given a collective title). Index tracks should never be used ‘on their own’, they […]

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Discogs format system update – the conversions

This topic is for discussion regarding the conversion of the old format system to the new one. As this update has the possibility of affecting tens or hundreds of thousands of releases, and as once it is done there is little chance of going back, I feel it warrants it’s own topic and debate. This […]

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New wording on the update forms

The following text has been added to the update forms: [b]Be sure to include a full and detailed justification for your submission. You should supply any and all information / links to proofs you have relating to the justification of this submission.[/b] [b]Please do not submit until you are confident that your submission is correct. […]

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Discogs format system update

There is an extensive update proposal for how we enter format information for releases up at http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelinesFormat-NEW . Although the proposal and conversion is somewhat involved, I believe the new system will allow us to be much more accurate and descriptive about the format a release is in, and will allow us (together with a […]

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Friends feature + browsing the queue by friends

I’ve just turned on a simple friends function. You can use this to keep track of your favorite members/friends/sellers, etc. All user profiles now have a “Add Friend” link to the right of the username. And you can manage your friends list with the “Friends” link in the upper right navigation menu. There are also […]

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New options for browsing the queues

There are some new options for browsing the queues in [url=http://www.discogs.com/my]My Discogs[/url]: You can browse the entire queue using the “All” option. My Discogs now has links for “My Comments”. These show you a list of submissions that you have commented on, sorted by latest activity with highlighting turned on. These can be used to […]

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