Recent update to translation support

Introduction When a site becomes sufficiently interesting to the rest of the world, there are two options: Force the community to use your native language (usually English). Or implement an internationalization system (commonly referred to as i18n). The first option isn’t practical for a serious business. Given that it’s much easier to implement an i18n […]

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Marketplace Policy Update — Reporting Potentially Offensive Materials

We’re very pleased to announce that effective earlier today, Discogs has put an Offensive Marketplace Item and Inventory policy into effect: “Discogs is committed to remaining an open discography of all viable audio recordings. (Please see our Database Guidelines for further information on items viable for database submission.) However, we reserve the right to block […]

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Discogs Mix 23- Cole Medina

Discogs Mix 23- Cole Medina

Cole Medina is internationally recognized for his entrancing dance music productions. Born and raised in Downey, CA, he played instruments and wrote music throughout his childhood. A background in jazz won him competitions, awards, and scholarships. In high school he was presented with the Bronze Viking Award, the school district’s highest award of achievement in art. His productions are […]

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Bringing AJAX To The Dashboard

We recently updated the User Dashboard to load modules asynchronously via AJAX. Wait. What does that even mean? Back in the olden days of about two weeks ago the User Dashboard worked much differently. The server went through a list of the modules the user had selected to appear on the Dashboard and rendered the […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold List from August 2014

Original vinyl pressings dominate the Top 5 Most Expensive Items Sold List of August 2014. The number one spot goes to the 1972 UK release “Swaddling Songs” from Mellow Candle on Deram Records. Number two belongs to an obscure, single-sided US release from Easy Chair, featuring a member with ties to 70’s funk band Towers […]

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MongoDB is Web Scale

MongoDB was initially added to our stack 2 years ago for our currently on-hold Tracks project. With some initial success, we quickly migrated over some of our other persistence layers; blog entries, forum threads, help documentation and other tools. After 2 years we’ve discovered that while MongoDB is very good at certain things, it is […]

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Fave 5 – K-Def

Welcome to the first in an occasional artist spotlight series: Fave 5, where we’ll be checking out a quick rundown of five favorite records in a recording artist’s collection. Setting off the series is one of the unsung heroes of the Hip-Hop production world: K-Def. Hailing from New Jersey, getting his start under the tutelage […]

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How Discogs Uses a JavaScript Module Pattern

Over the summer, our JavaScript code transitioned to using a module pattern. It’s now more organized, maintainable, and a little bit faster. Before, all of the js built upon a ds namespaced object. Each js file would then build upon this object. The artist page JavaScript would claim the ‘artist’ property, and so on. There’s […]

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Engineering Updates 9/25 – 10/8

September 11th – 17th Features, Updates, & Chores Optimized some of our background processing tasks for resiliency Bug Fixes Fixed an issue where banned marketplace items could be listed via bulk upload Fixed loading non-existent seller page to correctly display 404 error October 2nd – 8th Features, Updates, & Chores New Beta feature for modal […]

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What’s in the lab?

We recently rolled out a new feature in your settings that you may have noticed. It’s called “Labs” and ostensibly allows you to opt-in or out of features ready for public-beta. While admittedly a simple implementation in its current form the scope and impact are broad and its origin is informed by human nature and […]

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