Update on Release and Master Release beta designs

Thanks to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on the Release and Master Release beta designs.

We have decided to NOT GO FORWARD with these new designs, based on the issues highlighted here and the survey feedback.

We will be applying some minor font and button changes to bring consistency, but this will be on a much smaller scale and there will be no layout changes. We’ll also open another thread about that when it happens and keep you updated on any impact this will have.

We do want to improve these pages and will be looking at it again sometime next year. But next time we will take a much slower and gradual approach. And we’ll be looking for your continued feedback on any proposals or beta designs.

I’m sorry if these recent changes have caused any upset or trouble. It wasn’t our intention to do so. The survey feedback on the release page changes was about 50/50 positive/negative. And 50% negative is significant enough to not go forward with it. We will be taking all of this feedback into account with any future changes. And it is not our intention to alienate advanced, long-term users, or put obstacles in anyone’s way of contributing to or improving the Discogs database.

Thanks again for all of your feedback!

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  • Nov 27,2012 at 05:07

    Woo hoo! Thank you for not changing to the beta version – I was afraid Discogs was going to lose what makes Discogs Discogs – glad to see the site staying true to itself. ;)

  • Nov 15,2012 at 02:14

    Sanity prevails, for once!
    A shame not more people are chiming in with positive feedback on this announcement, when so many were so quick to post their (justified, admittedly) criticisms of the proposal.

  • Nov 13,2012 at 02:42

    haven’t read this… great to hear you finally heard the voices of the users!!! :)

  • Nov 1,2012 at 07:05

    Thank you Discogs for listening to your users!
    This is really good news!

  • Nov 1,2012 at 02:01


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