Switching News Forum to Blog Format

We’re going to switch the Discogs News forum to Blog format. This is to make it easier for everyone to keep track of the site news and give it more exposure.

The old News Forum will be archived and remain in the Discogs Help Forums section.


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23 Comments
  • Aug 9,2009 at 07:03

    I have no problem with the blog beyond it requiring a separate username/id to interact with it. eBay and Amazon advertise their news section more heavily than Discogs does – perhaps this is something that can be looked into – this is the type of thing that community driven sites should really excel at, Discogs isn’t there IMO.

  • Aug 8,2009 at 05:31

    [quote=legumes-SALES]It’s certainly not the first time, that you disrupt discussion about discogs by claiming that users post their concerns merely because they are all-hating, not the first time you categorise me like that anyway. And I fear it won’t be the last time. Pure flame-bait. [/quote]

    Im not doing it to disrupt anything. Its called ‘having a different point of view’.

    [quote=legumes-SALES]@admins: Id’ still like some answer to the different technical concers which have been raised[/quote]

    Which boil down to:
    [quote=legumes-SALES]weird. in order to discuss the news, one now needs a new account on an entirely different site[/quote]

    No you dont. You just post about it in the forums, probably in announcement posts like this one. It suits you not to notice that announcements like this are not locked once the post is made.

    A lot of blogs have the ability to leave comments using a custom username or anonymously. I can use my hardly-ever-used AIM login to leave a comment, but thats by accident not by design. Have to say that surprises me, maybe itll be changed to able things like MSN/Yahoo logins.

    But that said I dont see the need to discuss the same things in 2 different places anyway. The blog is so all the news posts are collated and easily viewed and also for updates and so on when the site’s gone kaput. The discussing goes on in the..erm…discussion forums.

    This is why this is just not a big deal. Youre ability to do thethings you claim you cant do havent changed in any way.

    [quote=legumes-SALES]And maybe delete some of the more “off topic” comments, like you do at other times? (jayfive)[/quote]

    Theres nothing off-topic about my posts. Its just you dont like them. My posts were on the same subject as you. Bit hypocritical sitting there trying to censor people dont you think? Oh and removing that sentence from your post doesnt change anything. A point for trying though.

  • Aug 8,2009 at 05:22

    It’s certainly not the first time, that you disrupt discussion about discogs by claiming that users post their concerns merely because they were all-hating, not the first time you publicly categorise me like that, anyway. And I fear it won’t be the last time. Pure flame-bait.

    @admins: I’d still like a reply to the different technical concerns which have been raised.

  • Aug 8,2009 at 04:52

    Answers to what? Questions as to if this change was done with sinister intent? Pfff…

  • Aug 8,2009 at 04:48

    Any answers from the administration? Perhaps?

  • Aug 6,2009 at 11:15

    [quote=julesparis]The main gripe is that they keep introducing changes nobody asked for, in places that were working fine before, while there are hundreds of unfixed entries in http://www.discogs.com/disbugs . [/quote]

    This.

  • Aug 6,2009 at 06:58

    [quote=Jayfive]Oh for crying out loud. Why is everything such a bloody conspiracy theory?

    If you want to talk about it, just post about it in the forum. Absolutely nothing stopping you. Never has been. The only time stuff gets removed or thread locked is when it gets abusive.

    Ebay has a seperate announcements section, as does amazon. But they neither prevent, discourage or censor (within reason) discussion on the subjectin their forums. You should see some of the ranting that goes on in the Ebay Q&A forums after they announced some of the upcoming changes such as free p&p for records and cds. It makes the usual reaction to change in here look like joyful acceptance.

    This site never ceases to astound me. The first post in the blog is followed by a bunch of people leaving comments saying ‘why open a blog if youre not going to use it?’. They start using it and still people complain.

    Like with the layout changes, like with most things here – give it a week or two, let the dust settle and itll be like thats the way it was always done.

    This is not even remotely as big a deal as people are trying to make it.[/quote]
    [quote=Jayfive]Clearly my post wasnt directed at you if you werent. [/quote]

    Because your initial article is quite clearly aimed at all prior users. Well, [u=squonk57], just like me, raised technical concerns. Only one user with a “conspiracy theory”.

    why your rant? totally out of place.

  • Aug 6,2009 at 06:53

    [quote=legumes-SALES]The only problem with your “theory” is, that I didn’t complain or bitch here.[/quote]

    Then why are you taking offence? Clearly my post wasnt directed at you if you werent.

  • Aug 6,2009 at 06:52

    Btw, I was flamed out of one or two forums before v4, because I didn’t totally detest it.

  • Aug 6,2009 at 06:50

    The only problem with your “theory” is, that I didn’t complain or bitch here. Your misinterpreation comes from the fact, that you did interpret my postings. There is nothing to interpret.

    There’s really no need to make this thread a personal issue, is there? Then again, it helps moving away from the actual problem that was raised.

    As I said, you’d deserve it.

  • Aug 6,2009 at 06:44

    [quote=legumes-SALES]By the way, do you get paid for your PR work? You’d deserve it.[/quote]

    Thats new. Havent heard that before.

    Because anyone who doesnt ceaselessly bitch and complain all the time about every single little detail and blow everything hysterically out of proportion MUST be in league with the site. How could it be any other way?

  • Aug 6,2009 at 06:32

    the best thing is: even [u=teo] has a blogger-account with a different name.

  • Aug 6,2009 at 06:29

    [quote=Jayfive]Oh for crying out loud. Why is everything such a bloody conspiracy theory? [/quote]
    I am not. I meant exactly what I said.

    By the way, do you get paid for your PR work? You’d deserve it.

  • Aug 5,2009 at 08:56

    Please note on the Help Forums home page:

    “Latest News from our Blog”

    so it’s completely linked and accessible through this site…

  • Aug 5,2009 at 05:35

    [quote=Jayfive]Talk to me when its completely impossible to get into the site for 12 hours[/quote]
    Where? ;-)

    [quote=Jayfive]Does it hinder anyone’s use of the site that much? People need a sense of perspective on these things. [/quote]
    The main gripe is that they keep introducing changes nobody asked for, in places that were working fine before, while there are hundreds of unfixed entries in http://www.discogs.com/disbugs .

    But that’s not a problem specific to Discogs, it happens everywhere. I think the only change I have ever seen on a community site within the last 6 years that made sense was when MySpace introduced the optional “Lite” view for user profiles to get rid of all the blinking trash.

  • Aug 5,2009 at 05:10

    [quote=squonk57]Then the site did go down, repeatedly, and no announcement or explanation appeared on the blog. That’s what people were complaining about. [/quote]

    It didnt ‘go down repeatedly’ at all. There were some glitches. Actually, there were a lot of glitches. Some of which came down with errors, some that resulted in testcard page. The site didnt shut down entirely for any extended period. And anyway now the glitches are fixed and the site’s running smoother and faster than ever.

    Talk to me when its completely impossible to get into the site for 12 hours and nothing appears on the blog.

    [quote=squonk57]Nobody ever asked for the blog to replace the news forum.[/quote]

    But so what if it has? Is it really that big a deal? Does it hinder anyone’s use of the site that much? People need a sense of perspective on these things.

  • Aug 5,2009 at 05:04

    [quote=Jayfive]The first post in the blog is followed by a bunch of people leaving comments saying ‘why open a blog if youre not going to use it?’. They start using it and still people complain.
    [/quote]
    The blog was introduced as a way to communicate in case the main site went down. Then the site did go down, repeatedly, and no announcement or explanation appeared on the blog. That’s what people were complaining about.

    Nobody ever asked for the blog to replace the news forum.

  • Aug 5,2009 at 04:42

    Oh for crying out loud. Why is everything such a bloody conspiracy theory?

    If you want to talk about it, just post about it in the forum. Absolutely nothing stopping you. Never has been. The only time stuff gets removed or thread locked is when it gets abusive.

    Ebay has a seperate announcements section, as does amazon. But they neither prevent, discourage or censor (within reason) discussion on the subjectin their forums. You should see some of the ranting that goes on in the Ebay Q&A forums after they announced some of the upcoming changes such as free p&p for records and cds. It makes the usual reaction to change in here look like joyful acceptance.

    This site never ceases to astound me. The first post in the blog is followed by a bunch of people leaving comments saying ‘why open a blog if youre not going to use it?’. They start using it and still people complain.

    Like with the layout changes, like with most things here – give it a week or two, let the dust settle and itll be like thats the way it was always done.

    This is not even remotely as big a deal as people are trying to make it.

  • Aug 5,2009 at 04:38

    [quote=legumes-SALES]weird. in order to discuss the news, one now needs a new account on an entirely different site[/quote]
    That’s exactly what I thought, too. And you can’t even call that a discussion – no quotes, no link shortcuts, no relationship between user names on the blog site and Discogs.

    Plus, now people will start a dozen separate threads about each new feature in the Discogs General forum, instead of replying to just one thread in the News forum.

  • Aug 5,2009 at 00:12

    [quote=legumes-SALES]in order to discuss the news, one now needs a new account on an entirely different site[/quote]
    That’s propbably the sole intention. Despotism anyone?

  • Aug 4,2009 at 18:43

    [quote=teo]This is to make it easier for everyone to keep track of the site news and give it more exposure. [/quote]
    weird. in order to discuss the news, one now needs a new account on an entirely different site

  • Aug 4,2009 at 11:48
  • Aug 4,2009 at 11:25

    might be a sensible idea to post the blog address in this thread, you know, for exposure and stuff.

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