Supported Languages & Translating Discogs
Hi, from Discogs Community Success! If you’ve never interacted with us, we’re the team that’s there to help you make the most of your Discogs experience, from browsing to collecting to selling and more. We don’t often reach out proactively to speak to the community, but we’re always looking for ways we can improve our communication! So we wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves, and specifically let you know about the languages we offer.
A Global Community
It’s incredible to think about the wide range of people we’ve assisted and what their lives and homelands must be like. Already in the last two months, we’ve spoken with people from nearly 80 countries around the world!
For a small team, we are quite proud of the various languages in which we can offer support. Especially in our Amsterdam office, there are as many as seven languages harmonizing the office at any given time. So did you know that you can write to us in English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian or Japanese, and you’ll get a response from a native speaker? Not bad, right?
And that’s a good thing, too, as only 55% of people who come to visit our help center have English set as their main language. While many of you still speak fabulous English, we want you to know that you’re also welcome to write to us in your native tongue!
What makes up the rest of the 45%? Here’s a breakdown of non-English visits in the past two months:
- German: 9.48%
- French: 7.83%
- Spanish: 6.01%
- Italian: 5.59%
- Dutch: 3.79%
- Japanese: 2.17%
- Russian: 1.67%
- Portuguese: 1.39%
- Swedish: 1.36%
All other languages are below 1%.
Finding Your Answers
Part of offering good support for our community means offering help documents that can guide you through your questions. That’s why we’ve been putting a lot of focus into our new help center!
Long-time Discogs users may have noticed a recent change in our help documents. We felt our old knowledge base was too cluttered, so we wanted to streamline things by parsing down to just the basics. We like to think of it as a garden that needed some serious hacking and slashing, and from this, some new help documents can bloom and grow! We’re still in the early days here, so you can definitely expect to see some continued maintenance and new help articles in the near future.
Outside of adding more documentation, we are looking to have our help articles translated into other languages. And if you’re a German, French, Spanish, Italian or Japanese speaker, you can help us!
Help Us Translate Discogs!
Discogs is a community-built website, and no one knows Discogs better than the community themselves. That’s why we feel it’s so important to have you all assist with a proper translation of the site.
So if you speak German, French, Spanish, Italian or Japanese and are interested in offering your language skills, check out our document on how to help translate Discogs. You can assist by offering suggested translations which will later be published on the site. Your help would be very much appreciated!
We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped us in the translation process so far, and those who are soon to start helping us. Discogs would not be where it was if not for our entire global community. Your contributions are recognized and appreciated! Danke! Merci! Grazie! Gracias! ありがとう!
That’s all for now. Don’t forget to visit our new help center to see what other advice and suggestions we can offer you!
Until next time!