Release Form Version 3 – Round Two!

Greets, Since my last updates in the previous thread I’ve made several improvements and bugfixes to the form. If you had problems with it before can you please try again.

You can get to the form in two ways:

1 – When you use the existing form to add, edit, or update a release there will be a link with the option to switch to the Test form.

2 – You can use a direct link:
http://www.discogs.com/release/add (to add a new release)
http://www.discogs.com/release/edit/123 (to edit a draft or pending release, where 123 is the release id)
http://www.discogs.com/release/update/123 (to submit an update to an existing release, where 123 is the release id)

Notes:
— all links on the form are supposed to open a new window. Some people mentoined that links opened in the same window. I changed it so links open with “target=_blank” instead of “target=_new”. If the links still open in the same window, please let me know.
— it is not possible to save drafts of updates. I’m looking into adding this as an option later.
— The back button will take you to the previous page, NOT the last time you previewed. It’s not possible to change this, short of disabling the back button.

Any problems with the form, please post in here!

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88 Comments
  • teo
    May 9,2006 at 12:20 pm

    jasmithers, that might be a caching problem. What happens if you reload? Can you give me an example release_id where editing with the old form gives you one thing, but the new form gives you old data? They both load data from the same place so I suspect it’s caching.

    Enhancements to the credit section will come soon after. I know it’s a pain for now but later on I will make it possible to remove credits other than the last.

    dj_frankle, when you add new fields they automatically get focus now.

    DJMajah, that’s a great idea about making it warn you before leaving the page. Unfortunately it only works with IE and Firefox (no Safari) but I think it’s important enough to implement. It will be in soon! I’ve also made some additional changes to force ALL links to open in new windows.

    Monk, leave that ticket open and I’ll look into it later.

    dj_pc, Can you give me an example (or email me one) of where release notes ran together.

    This new form is going to replace the old one. It would be nice to have the option to use either but there is some new functionality coming that won’t be possible on the old one. And quite frankly, it’s too much work to maintain two versions. We’ve got more than 99% of browsers covered so I’m not worried about people not being able to use the form.

  • May 9,2006 at 3:44 am

    the 2nd one would be really handy indeed.

  • May 7,2006 at 12:55 pm

    Yeah, that would be nice to implement, since it is started with this 1xCD numbering… :)

  • May 7,2006 at 9:40 am

    teo will you the develop the auto-number function any more? atm it’s only useful for 1xCD. it would be more helpful like [url=http://help.discogs.com/ticket/1112]this[/url] ;)

  • May 7,2006 at 8:37 am

    [i]The new form doesn’t seem to alphabetize the credits.[/i]

    Not when you save to draft, but when you submit your release or update it automatically alphabetizes it.

  • May 7,2006 at 8:03 am

    The new form doesn’t seem to alphabetize the credits.
    The old one does.

  • May 7,2006 at 7:52 am

    Is it possible for you to put a popup box into the script so that if you try to leave that page and you havent saved to draft within the last minute it pops up asking if you want to save or cancel to move to the new page? That would fix many an accidentally lost release.

  • May 6,2006 at 8:42 pm

    Great work on the new sub page, just one thing that bugs me …

    When you add a tag can the cursor go to that tag? It saves having to ‘shift tab’ twice (or position and click the mouse). The new page is much faster than the old one but when you have alot of extra info to put in those few clicks less adds up.
    thanks!

  • teo
    May 5,2006 at 4:24 pm

    Okay, auto-number works correctly now.

    Please post if there are any last problems. I’d like to turn this on for everyone soon. thanks

  • May 5,2006 at 4:29 am

    yeah, i got this too. the first time it numbered in the track numbers but then i added a few tracks, tried again and this time it it numbered in the titles.

  • May 4,2006 at 3:52 pm

    there is “auto-number tracks”!? :)
    geee… i missed really important thing! :D

    P.S. (after checking this feature:)
    it does add numbers in track titles instead of track positions, but that is only after you add tracks…
    If you use this function while still on default 4 tracks, it adds them correctly…
    Just to mention… may be helpful :)

  • May 4,2006 at 1:50 pm

    it doesn’t pop up when you save, just when submitting a draft. didn’t think that was normal.

  • May 3,2006 at 8:58 pm

    [i]when editing a draft release, it requires modnotes before you submit[/i]

    Mod notes are now required for all submissions, I think… But it shouldn’t pop up if you’re just saving the draft.

  • May 3,2006 at 1:55 pm

    don’t know if it has been mentioned before but when editing a draft release, it requires modnotes before you submit which i don’t think is supposed to happen.

  • May 3,2006 at 5:27 am

    i got the same problem (also Firefox), but i did not copy existing release to drafts. Started new release, clicked to check something, went back… Empty! I was lucky i got to the half of a release! :)

  • May 2,2006 at 1:35 pm

    But now there is the following problem:

    If I fill out a new submission with the new form, save it to Drafts when all is finished and after the saving press the Submit button, the release get submitted without no errors, but after I have it twice, once in my Pendings and once in my Drafts. The releases have two different release numbers following direct on each other.

    Looks like submitting does the same function like a release copy.

  • teo
    May 2,2006 at 1:17 pm

    That error, “Server Error (hdf)” has been fixed. thanks

  • May 2,2006 at 1:04 pm

    “Server Error (‘hdf’)”

    Same here using the new form. Only appears on new submissions, not on updates. And it always creates an empty pending (with a different release number from the number of the entered release if saved to draft before submitted).

  • May 2,2006 at 12:52 pm

    I submitted two releases today with the new form, one this morning and one just now and both time I got this Errormessage:

    “Server Error (‘hdf’)
    This page generated an error. This is a problem with Discogs and the administrators have been notified.”

    In both cases I had an empty pending

  • Apr 27,2006 at 5:00 pm

    as steady-j said:
    when at my submission limit, and I have to edit some of my pendings, when I click the submit button, it displays error, reminding me that my sub.limit is reached, but it still saves the changes! if this is on purpose, than I believe it is completely unnecessary!

  • Apr 27,2006 at 3:34 pm

    yup. it may not be a prob with a 12″ but there are other releases that require more flexibility

  • Apr 27,2006 at 3:25 pm

    MONK wrote:

    to be honest i hate the [v] “Insert Track” / “Delete Track”

    I heartily agree with that one, just 2 buttons would do the job better.

  • Apr 27,2006 at 3:23 pm

    Here is a problem I have found with the new form:

    Edit an existing submission in my queue, for instance where a mod has added notes but not rejected the sub, or where I just notice an error in my sub.

    Because my queue is full, I get an error message when submitting updates, but with the old form the update is saved. With the new form it is not.

  • Apr 27,2006 at 12:13 pm

    no wait. not in add image updates :)

  • Apr 27,2006 at 12:11 pm

    1) agreed i always put ^^^^ esp in add image updates lol
    2) works for me

  • Apr 27,2006 at 12:08 pm

    1) modnotes required – alltime? unneccessary in my eyes
    2) when will image upload function work in the form?

  • Apr 27,2006 at 11:14 am

    [i]Also the text under the moderators notes talks about a reason for the update. As I’m using it to add a release so this talk about updating is kind of confusing.[/i]

    Could be taken as ‘Updating the database’ maybe, but you’re right, the ‘reason for your change’ part sort of makes it look more like an edit than an addition… How to reword it?

    ~old
    “Please give us a short explanation / justification for your update. This will ensure the moderators understand the reason for your change and let us process your request as quickly as possible.”

    ~suggestion
    “Please give a short explanation / justification for your update or addition, clarifying anything you think might be confusing. This will ensure the moderators can understand your reasoning and process your request as quickly as possible.” Hows that sound? Too long? Necessary?

    btw, thanks [u=teo] for all the hard work on the form, it’s great not to have to reload every time you do something when you’re on 56k.

  • Apr 27,2006 at 10:32 am

    WOW! this is an ultra-FASSSSSST interface! What a difference!

    Maybe just a thing: in the old interface non indexed roles are linked in “preview” what is very easy for checking the artist. Here this feature seems disabled. (so you have to go cutting and pasting to see if the guy is in under that name etc.)
    (Or maybe you disabled it because it might be confusing when non indexed roles do link after all (in preview); anyway, I liked it when they linked)

  • Apr 26,2006 at 9:14 pm

    Ok. Thanks!

  • teo
    Apr 26,2006 at 9:11 pm

    Fixed that. Adding/deleting credits works correctly now.

  • Apr 26,2006 at 8:41 pm

    [i]When you add a credit field you cant delete it. Can be annoying when you preview it gives an error for a blank field.[/i]
    Yeah where’s the “-” button disappeared?

  • Apr 26,2006 at 1:21 pm

    I just tried it out, couldn’t have done it better myself ;-)

    Small issue… After uploading a couple of images and then setting one as the primary it does not show the primary one when previewing.

    Also the text under the moderators notes talks about a reason for the [i]update[/i]. As I’m using it to [i]add[/i] a release so this talk about updating is kind of confusing.

  • Apr 26,2006 at 7:26 am

    lol indeed

  • Apr 26,2006 at 7:20 am

    When you add a credit field you cant delete it. Can be annoying when you preview it gives an error for a blank field.

    On the bright side I just added a 2xCD set and thats pretty much the best I have to complain about :)

  • Apr 25,2006 at 1:19 pm

    to be honest i hate the [v] “Insert Track” / “Delete Track”

    [+][-] would do the same job much quicker. waiting for the hover sucks and trying to move the mouse while not losing the function is very unhandy

  • Apr 23,2006 at 1:59 pm

    V3 form looks very good – just had the chance to create a full-blown release. The no-CRLF notes bug is squashed, adding extra credits and artists to existing lines worked beautifully… yep, all good. Image uploading form is a cinch, too.

  • Apr 22,2006 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks teo!

  • teo
    Apr 22,2006 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for that example. I’ve found the problem and fixed it. IE sends newline characters different from other browsers. Now all browsers should work correctly with the notes field.

    md, I’m going to have to work directly with you on that problem. I’ll send you another email.

    Please post if there are any other problems with the form! thanks

  • Apr 22,2006 at 5:58 am

    Still that annoying line-break bug in the release notes:

    * I copied an existing release to draft
    * Edit it with the new form
    * Replaced the existing release notes with other ones

    => double line spacing, check [url=http://www.discogs.com/release/670030]here[/url].

    I use IE6.

  • md
    Apr 20,2006 at 2:55 am

    Still getting a “client-side java script error” when I try to use the new form at work. Never produces a preview, so can’t check/submit anything with it. Love using it at home though.

  • Apr 19,2006 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks a lot [u=teo]!!! Just saw this after I sent you an e-mail saying it was fixed :)

  • Apr 19,2006 at 5:11 pm

    it is so awesome! great job!

  • Apr 18,2006 at 2:52 pm

    great it works, thanks T

  • teo
    Apr 18,2006 at 2:40 pm

    Okay, the problem with the track dropdown menu in Opera has been fixed.

    [i]Little bug report: Using the new “Insert/Delete Track” feature, I inserted a new track in the middle of the album. But I inserted it at a wrong place. So I tried to delete track, but the feature wasn’t possible for this new track ; the little window “Insert Track / Delete Track” did not appear.[/i]

    Iron_Fist, I was able to duplicate this and it’s fixed now.

  • Apr 18,2006 at 10:45 am

    [i]2.Notes field appears double spaced on preview. Looks ok again when viewing the change request.
    Is this still happening?[/i]

    Yes. worse than in round one (doubled the free rows).

  • teo
    Apr 18,2006 at 10:16 am

    jasmithers, I’ll look into doing the image ordering option in a later update. thanks for the suggestion.

  • teo
    Apr 18,2006 at 10:12 am

    [i]1.During an update to Jackmaster 1. I had left a blank joined artist in the ‘Artist:’ field in the tracklisting. I got the following error on preview:-

    Server Error (‘list’ object is not callable)
    This page generated an error. This is a problem with Discogs and the administrators have been notified.[/i]

    helix, that is fixed.

    [i]2.Notes field appears double spaced on preview. Looks ok again when viewing the change request.[/i]

    Is this still happening? I don’t have enough info about this but it could have been fixed with some of the other bugfixes.

  • teo
    Apr 18,2006 at 9:57 am

    Iron_Fist, I’ve emailed you about the dropdown not appearing on a newly inserted track.

  • teo
    Apr 18,2006 at 9:48 am

    [i]Minor bug: Single carrage returns in the Release Notes turn into 4 spaces for me.[/i]

    neocactar, I’ve fixed this.

  • teo
    Apr 18,2006 at 9:31 am

    Iron_Fist, non-linked roles with brackets (such as “Executive Producer [Co-executive]”) will now work correctly.

  • Apr 18,2006 at 12:40 am

    well i’m using the new form for every submission or edit and it works perfect!!
    it’s fast and easy to use (Y) big up

  • Apr 17,2006 at 3:54 pm

    i’d prefer this for updating images. add a new logo and resort complete order within the same update

  • Apr 16,2006 at 5:40 pm

    since on it: what about larger track name fields? often the overview for the complete name is needed, so you see typos etc
    i know that space is tight when you use artist and extra artist fields but since on java what about one button for [xxl track name fields] which double line the field (2 rows) so you can switch on it and back.

  • Apr 16,2006 at 4:35 pm

    Yes ‘Contact Info’ on label updates has been double spaced too for quite a while.

  • Apr 16,2006 at 1:33 pm

    My mistake, I misunderstood the problem… I have problem when editing Artist/Label profiles… It has nothing to do with old/new release sub.form, but it still is a bug… :)
    And it happens both in IE and Firefox…

  • Apr 16,2006 at 1:28 pm

    [i]2.Notes field appears double spaced on preview. Looks ok again when viewing the change request.[/i]
    I had noticed that a long time ago! I believe it also appears with old form…
    When previewing, every second line is empty! But, when checking this changereq later, it appears all OK…

  • Apr 16,2006 at 12:36 pm

    does it delete empty tracks at the end by default? cool

  • Apr 16,2006 at 11:20 am

    [b]only in Opera 8.52[/b]

    [Add Tracks]: no matter what number i select, it only adds 1 track to the form

    [v] “Insert Track” / “Delete Track” my mouse can’t hover the links, can’t use this option at all

  • Apr 16,2006 at 10:38 am

    [b]BUGS[/b]

    1.During an update to [r=43854]. I had left a blank joined artist in the ‘Artist:’ field in the tracklisting. I got the following error on preview:-

    [i]Server Error (‘list’ object is not callable)
    This page generated an error. This is a problem with Discogs and the administrators have been notified.[/i]

    Click preview again – same error. Remove blank field – then previews again ok.

    Error is repeatable.

    2.Notes field appears double spaced on preview. Looks ok again when viewing the change request.

  • md
    Apr 16,2006 at 6:48 am

    Not getting the above issue with Firefox. The option to use the new form appears on both edits from drafts and live releases.

  • Apr 16,2006 at 6:35 am

    Clicking one of the genre boxes always brings up the new form for me. Not sure if that works for Edit Release

  • Apr 16,2006 at 4:56 am

    Yes, I noticed that too…
    The only link to new form is on AddRelease… Nothing on EditRelease…

  • Apr 16,2006 at 3:48 am

    I worked smoothly on the new form on a draft release. I saved it. Everything OK.

    However, when I went back to edit it, I was directed to the old form and there was no way I could choose to continue working with the new one.

  • Apr 16,2006 at 3:25 am

    I’m 95% sure that the “add label to watchlist” and “add artist to watchlist” tick-boxes are not working !! or is this not related to the form and in fact due to something else?

  • Apr 15,2006 at 10:02 pm

    I’m working with Internet Explorer 6.0. Is that what you want to know?

  • Apr 15,2006 at 9:11 pm

    Minor bug: Single carrage returns in the Release Notes turn into 4 spaces for me.

    IE6, Win98
    Release in Question: [r=657396] (Edited from a save-to-draft)

  • teo
    Apr 15,2006 at 6:49 pm

    Iron_Fist, what browser did that happen with? (adding a new track which does not have the menu)

  • md
    Apr 15,2006 at 3:45 pm

    maybe try entering some data into that track and previewing before trying to delete again? but it should be possible to remove empty tracks too, I agree.

  • Apr 15,2006 at 2:54 pm

    [b]Little bug report[/b]: Using the new “Insert/Delete Track” feature, I inserted a new track in the middle of the album. But I inserted it at a wrong place. So I tried to delete track, but the feature wasn’t possible for this new track ; the little window “Insert Track / Delete Track” did not appear.

  • Apr 15,2006 at 10:40 am

    ofcoz it does. brain.shutting.down…;-)

    btw
    > You MUST have a physical copy in your hands when you submit!

    I can’t type with anything else in my hands ;-))

  • Apr 15,2006 at 10:18 am

    does clicking the field name taking you to the relevant section directly ?

  • nik
    Apr 15,2006 at 8:39 am

    “Click each field name for help or view the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelines]Release Submission Guide[/url].”

    Maybe should be worded slightly differently? how about a change to:

    “Click each field name to view the relevant section in the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelines]Release Submission Guidelines[/url].”

  • Apr 15,2006 at 2:01 am

    delete or insert track doesn’t work in Opera 8.54

  • teo
    Apr 14,2006 at 4:38 pm

    Iron_Fist, the “two non-linked credits in one field” problem has been fixed. If you submit an update to that first release it will be fixed.

    In your second example, the code does not treat “Executive Producer [Co-executive]” as a non-linked role. I’ll discuss with nik if this is supposed to be allowed.

  • Apr 14,2006 at 2:48 pm

    Have you fixed the non-linked roles that actually are linked after an update problem [u=teo]??? [url=http://www.discogs.com/release/489496]example[/url]

    It looks like when we use brackets with non-linked roles, it automatically links it. Like [url=http://www.discogs.com/changereq?id=1621508]this[/url] pending update of mine

  • Apr 14,2006 at 9:58 am

    10x, Teo!
    This is what I needed! :)

  • teo
    Apr 14,2006 at 9:04 am

    urbazon, you can now use the form to preview and save drafts while you’re at your submission limit. There will be an alert at the top of the page saying so.

  • teo
    Apr 14,2006 at 8:24 am

    The HTML formatting in release notes is fixed now. -and- multiline release notes is working properly for new/drafts and updates.

  • md
    Apr 14,2006 at 7:42 am

    HTML formatting seems to be fixed now.

  • Apr 14,2006 at 6:53 am

    urbazon:
    when your submission limit is by example 24 and you have 24
    pending, nothing works
    try remove just one submission and all should be fine… ;)

  • Apr 14,2006 at 6:23 am

    I am over my submission limti, and this new form doesn’t allow me to enter new release, to prepare it and store to draft! :(
    When I click the link to this new form, it just displays red warning: “You are over your submission”, and that’s all! :(
    FIX IT PLZ!!!

  • md
    Apr 14,2006 at 4:13 am

    But I like the addition of all the sub guide links. Let’s pray people use them.

  • md
    Apr 14,2006 at 3:42 am

    IT seems that all LIVE releases that had any kind of formatting in the release notes (italics, small, bold text, hyperlinks etc) are now fucked up.

    http://www.discogs.com/release/284978
    http://www.discogs.com/release/478426

    HELP!

  • Apr 14,2006 at 1:36 am

    this last one is not new form releated / mod notes have been required for a couple weeks i reckon – just say hi to the mods

  • Apr 14,2006 at 1:08 am

    Tried to submit a new addition with the new form and I got an error saying I needed modnotes???

  • Apr 13,2006 at 11:27 pm

    now it’s old form / old submission notes that look all fuck up, is that related by any chance?

    see: http://www.discogs.com/release/484214 or http://www.discogs.com/release/512001 or any other release with italic bold or any other formating in the notes section

    this needs fixing …

  • teo
    Apr 13,2006 at 7:42 pm

    dj_pc, thanks for that example. It’s fixed now and worked correctly in my testing. Please let me know if there are any other problems!

  • Apr 13,2006 at 5:16 pm

    Like DJPC said, this bug HAS to be fixed soon. This is one of the biggest problem on the release form.

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