"You only learn from your mistakes. Success hasn't yet helped anyone."

If you have trouble with someone try to think (or find out) if you talk about the same or if it's a square or a circle (image)

nik (about mass edits) : "The guideline is about making sure you are handling the data correctly, it is not supposed to be adding a layer of bureaucracy."
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/388791#3608484
context https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/386848#7809252

Discogs language - a list of terms useful to know: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/717476#7125324

· △ ▽ 33⅓ ˙/ ⁒
℗ © ® ™
· ─◁ = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester LWI ˙ ⥛ ✲ = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
[Allied 'ɑ' logo] = Allied Record Company [ l211933] Add "[Allied 'ɑ' logo]" on it's position in the matrix string

nik: Describing A Symbol: ... use the box brackets to indicate we are describing a symbol, for example '12345-XYZ [Capitol "target" logo]'. https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/360821#3376337

SLM △ 00000-X
Mastered By [Runout Etching ❀] - Brian Gardner or
Mastered By [Runout Etching ⁀⁀ ⁀⁀] - Brian Gardner

Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ Ⓔ Ⓕ Ⓖ Ⓗ Ⓘ Ⓙ Ⓚ Ⓛ Ⓜ Ⓝ Ⓞ Ⓟ ℗ Ⓠ Ⓡ Ⓢ Ⓣ Ⓤ Ⓥ Ⓦ Ⓧ Ⓨ Ⓩ

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Japanese releases:
Promo: 見本盤
Not For Sale: 非売品

Release date = [X • # • ##] = Year • Month• Day
N = 1984 • I = 1985 • H = 1986 • O = 1987 • R = 1988 • E = 1989 • C = 1990 (Year to letter codes)

〄 • Japanese Industry Standard symbol, found on some records matrix

https://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki

Packaging
https://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki/packaging
4 panel front insert / 4 page folder (but not gatefold)
https://www.oasiscd.com/graphics/templates-jewelcase.asp
https://www.oasiscd.com/products/digipak-custom.asp
https://duplication.cdbaby.com/quoter/products.aspx
https://www.easydisc.net/download-print-templates.html
https://www.discmakers.com/templates/jewelcase.asp

Unicode:
http://shapecatcher.com/index.html
http://qaz.wtf/u/convert.cgi?

Strikethrough:
https://fsymbols.com/generators/strikethrough/
https://manytools.org/facebook-twitter/strikethrough-text/

BaoI order [do not follow the dropdown menu - it's a random order]: Diognes_The_Fox: "adding static BaOI items on top (barcode, price code, and other non-varying info) so that variants can be added without needing to move those entries around"
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/392356?page=4#7444589

and: "for variants, full "sets" should be posted"
@ https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/392356?page=5#7584624

(optimal, but unofficial)
Barcode
Label Code
Price Code
Distribution Code
SPARS Code
Rights Society
Other
Depósito Legal
Pressing Plant ID
ISRC
ASIN
______________
Matrix / Runout
Mastering SID Code
Mould SID Code

https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/392356?page=7#7610009

SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/372774#3459372

[sic: read "text"] as per advise by staff: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/774400#7682015

"When sides are named as "That Side" and "This Side", "Logo Side" and "This Side" or "Logo side" and "Thiz side" can/should you place those as headings in the tracklisting"
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/399337#3702240
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/521501fb94697336111a224a#2762422

nik no lines please @ https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/774087#7678102

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