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I’m sure everyone has been experiencing some slowness with the site recently. We’re aware of the problem and are working on it. This week I ordered a second DB server which will be online in the first half of May. This will give us extra capacity and should really improve…

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The following text has been added to the update forms: [b]Be sure to include a full and detailed justification for your submission. You should supply any and all information / links to proofs you have relating to the justification of this submission.[/b] [b]Please do not submit until you are confident…

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I have added the following to the [url=http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelinesCreditList]Credit List[/url]: Rap Jew’s Harp Chapman Stick Spoons Voice Actor Cymbal Bass Drum

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I’ve just completed the upgrade of the Discogs search engine. The most important improvement is that it now handles unicode characters correctly. For example, you can search for [url=http://www.discogs.com/search?type=all&q=Bj%C3%B6rk&btn=Search]Björk[/url] without errors. And searches for [url=http://www.discogs.com/search?type=all&q=bjork&btn=Search]bjork[/url] will also find Björk. Catalog number searches are also improved (using the “Catalog#” dropdown). For…

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I have just been chatting at length with Kevin about this… we are planning to do an AKA version 2 based on some of the solutions that have been put forward, and will fold the existing AKA version 1 into this. This will hopefully happen in July or maybe a…

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As of today, 9th of January, the credit guidelines for the electronic genre here at Discogs have been reviewed and brought into line with the guidelines for the rest of the genres. This means it is now possible to list the main artist as producer or for any other role….

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Now in addition to 3 rank points for a release submission, you get one additional point per image. so.. a release with 1 image = 4 rank points release with 2 images = 5 rank points etc We’ve done this since images are very helpful in getting a release approved….

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As you probably have seen Discogs has been very slow and unavailable a few times during the past two days. Our database server has been suffering from increased use and I’ve been franticly working on optimizations. I’ve just completed some major improvements in the database speed so you should notice…

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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…

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There is an extensive update proposal for how we enter format information for releases up at http://help.discogs.com/wiki/SubmissionGuidelinesFormat-NEW . Although the proposal and conversion is somewhat involved, I believe the new system will allow us to be much more accurate and descriptive about the format a release is in, and will…

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