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Community Guidelines

The Community Guidelines apply to the Forum, Groups, private messages, comments, reviews, and all other areas of the site.

What kind of behavior is expected at Discogs?

  • Please be helpful and polite.
  • Be kind to new users; we were all new once.
  • Stay on topic and post messages in the appropriate forum or group.
  • Report inappropriate comments
  • Respect intellectual property rights.

What kind of behavior is unacceptable?

  • Please don’t be a jerk. Rudeness and belittling language are not okay.
  • Don’t start a flame war or publicly name and shame another user.
  • If you are having trouble with another user, please review our tips for How to Handle Disagreements in the Marketplace or our Database Guidelines. Please Contact Staff if needed.
  • Don’t post private messages publicly.
  • Don’t impersonate another user.
  • Don’t vandalize a thread by employing excessive communication in order to disrupt the conversation or annoy other users.
  • Don’t post spam anywhere but the Spam Group.
  • Don’t harass or threaten other users, people, groups, or engage in hate speech.
  • Don’t post or share anything illegal, libelous, or that otherwise creates liability or violates any local, state, national, or international law.
  • Don’t upload, post, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

If your account is found to be in violation of one or more of these guidelines, your account will be subject to disciplinary action at staff discretion, consisting of minimum one day (24 hour) suspension from the forums. Suspension may be longer, depending on the severity of the infraction.

Discogs retains the right to delete any message for any reason. These guidelines are subject to change at any time.

Also, please note the general Discogs Terms of Service.


Discogs offers user created and managed Groups for discussing music and other topics, and official Help Forums for Discogs-specific discussion. Groups are administered by individual Discogs users, not by Discogs.

You can automatically post in the Forum when you have a Discogs account. To post in Groups, you have to first join the group. This is a link at the top of the group main page.

It is possible to use message formatting in the Forum and in the Groups.


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