I've been collecting only vinyl from 1990 to 2005, mostly by mailorder.
Mostly interested by 60ies punk rock and garage bands as well as their revival groups of the 80ies, i was also living and following the wave and independent scene, as well as the whole "grunge" and postpunk thing in my late teenager time and in my twenties.
But i was also spreading out my interests to different musical influences such as jazz, blues, psychedelic rock and electro, house, d&b and so on.
My alltime favourite band is Motorpsycho, but i still can cry listening to bands like Hüsker Dü, Dinosaur Jr., Mudhoney, Sebadoh, Pavement and Guided By Voices... . But i also have a lot of respect and love for artists like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Miles Davis.

When i first logged on Discogs, my goal was to get an idea of the value of my collection, being sick of following sales on Ebay or Musicstack, without being sure if it was really my version that was being sold.
So i entered about 1900 of my records here on discogs. For the rest of my collection, i was unable to identify the correct versions and for many of them, there wasn't even existing an entry. So my goal is to get any release that i own into the database and make them complete & correct.
Seeing how many users are absolutely committed to Discogs and making it a reliable database ("History" for some), i decided to do my best as well on improving the database.
As a submitter and editor, i try to bring up all the information a release is containing, in the BAOI and LCCN section, with the credits as well as by uploading images showing all the differences between different versions.
My goal is also to make the database more easy to use, looking out for duplicate submissions or artist and label profiles as well as creating master releases and series.

Useful items for editing purposes (work in progress):
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Forum discussions:
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Runout etchings:
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/386878
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Guideline changelog:
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/356624
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Masterlist of recording/mixing/mastering studios:
http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/277190
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Mass edits:
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/386848
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Gatefold in FTF:
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/689638
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Promo/testpressing in format:
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/689638
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Currently working on:
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Label merges:

Boyd Records
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/721704
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Publisher merges:

Cedarwood
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/714010
Bob-Dan Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/721252
Soft Machine Publishing
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/704363
Venice Music Inc.
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/701624
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SST vs. SST Records
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/702051
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Publisher splits:

Silver Fiddle Music/Silver Fiddle
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/722891
Fairway Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/714008
Sherman/DeVorzon
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/704550
Walden Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/705829
MainMan Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/698699
Davray Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/699907
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Publisher Carlin Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/725889
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Misspellings on publisher Unichappell Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/721629
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Publisher Travis Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/721581
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Misspellings on publisher Campbell Connelly
https://www.discogs.com/forum/started?page=1
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Publisher Moss Rose
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/721726
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Corrections on EMI Music
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/717562
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Promotion credit
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/694369
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Merging Wool Hall Studios into The Wool Hall
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/695900
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Double Shot Records
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/694369
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Jewel Music
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/692724
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GNP and GNP Crescendo
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/689658
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Joker (2) and the whole SAAR family
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/413346
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/413348
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/412083
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/411826
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/411593
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United Superior Records to get the different label variations straight.
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/412597
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International Artists for the Publishing credits on Tapier Music Corporation
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/412610
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MCA Distributing Corporation for merging variants and correcting wrong entries
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/411825
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Helpful links:
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Discogs Wiki:
http://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki
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Discogs Text formatting:
https://support.discogs.com/en/support/solutions/articles/13000014661
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Credits list (Wiki):
http://www.discogs.com/help/creditslist
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Labelcodes:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Labelcodes
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Rainbo Records etchings:
http://www.discogs.com/lists/Etchings-S-00000-S-00001/115931
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Useful ressources outside Discogs:
http://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki/Useful-resources-outside-of-Discogs
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Unicode:
http://copypastecharacter.com/all-characters
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicodeblock_Verschiedene_technische_Zeichen
http://shapecatcher.com/
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Distribution codes:
http://wiki.discogs.com/index.php/Distribution_Codes
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Runout etchings:
http://fipres.com/21,.html
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Runout formatting tools:
http://manytools.org/facebook-twitter/strikethrough-text/
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