### Site problems today – 22nd November 2006 ###

There has been a power issue that has affected some of the servers. I am doing all I can to resolve it, but I expect it will be several hours at the very least before we get things running smoothly again. I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused. The email is down at the […]

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Bulk ‘Convert to Artist Name Variation’ function added

We have added the ‘Convert to Artist Name Variation’ function to bulk change the Artist Name into an ANV. These updates will go into the editors queue. Please include complete moderator notes for these updates, as this is a very powerful feature and we need to be sure the update is valid.

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New function on artist pages – “Hide Variations”

Teo has now turned on the “Hide Variations” function on artist pages. This allows us to see ONLY the real artist name releases/credits, without any ANV releases and credits. You can see an example of this function at [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Masters+At+Work]the Masters At Work page[/url]. We are currently working on a ‘Convert To ANV’ function, which should […]

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If you find a bug, please read this!

If you find a bug on the site, along with the link to where the bug happens, and a good description of what goes wrong, please let us know your browser type / version, and your operating system version. A quick way to do this is to visit this site: http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/ Copy all the text […]

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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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