Allowing all Unique Releases

As of today, we are allowing all unique releases to be entered into Discogs. This means variations of the same release are now allowed (as long as we can tell them apart). This will allow us to expand the usefulness of the database for collectors, and increase the detail of the available versions for everyone. […]

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Final genres turned on!

We have now turned on the final four genres needed to (hopefully) be able to catalog every form of audio so far invented. We were hoping that we could have a new system for styles in place, but events have overtaken us, and we need to move forward without that for now, so the styles […]

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Discogs Unofficial Wiki – now open to everyone

The [url=http://wiki.discogs.com/index.php/Main_Page]Discogs Unofficial Wiki[/url] has now been opened up to all to use. This was started last year for the editors, then expanded to the moderators. I think it will now benefit from being open to all users, for any Discogs database related use. It would be appreciated if you signed up for it using […]

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You can now rate user comments/reviews

All comments now have a rating option allowing you to say if a comment was useful or not. This is prep work for the coming changes to the comments system which will allow you to post comments without moderation. When that part comes online next week the form will have strict requirements with a minimum […]

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Site slowdown – 28th August 2007

We are currently experiencing a site slowdown, since about 10:24 UTC (11:24 UK time). The issue is being looked into, and will be resolved as soon as possible, very sorry for any inconvenience in the meantime.

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Discogs Version 3 – Part 1

Following on from the previous thread, I’ve just turned on the first group of changes. Things changed are: – no more submission limits – anyone can edit an unmoderated submission (unless you are blocked by the submitter) – release history page includes changes made before the release was accepted – release history and diff pages […]

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Discogs Version 3

Following on from the [url=http://www.discogs.com/forums/topic?topic_id=141878]Discogs data being opened up[/url], we have some further changes lined up. These changes affect mainly the submission process, although there will be other site changes as well. Everything is detailed at http://www.discogs.com/help/discogs-version-three.html Overall, we are aiming for an improved and more open submission process, where users can enter and manipulate […]

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Open Data + API

I’m pleased to announce that our main data set is now available for third party use, for free, under our new data license. This data is initially available through our API. But we will soon be providing monthly snapshots of the release, artist, and label data in XML format. With the API you can programmatically […]

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Quick Start Guide now uploaded

There is a new page available in the help section called the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/QuickStartGuide]Quick Start Guide[/url]. This is designed to help new users get a submission into the database, and covers some of the common topics encountered when doing so. It is not supposed to be comprihensive, but certain section such as the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/QuickStartGuide#ANV]ANV example[/url] may […]

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Everyone gets Advanced features!

We’ve decided to remove the subscription option for Advanced Accounts and give everyone access to these features. We no longer need to charge for this and feel everyone would be happy with the extra features. To everyone who has subscribed to Discogs Advanced, THANK YOU!! Your support has helped us make it this far. All […]

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