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Welcome
Welcome to Discogs! There are some resources to help you learn how things should be done in Discogs, so it's not so baffling. If you haven't already done so, read the [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004051893-Quick-Start-Guide-For-New-Contributors]quick start guide for new contributors[/ url], which takes about 20 minutes and gives you all the basics in simple form. It's worth bookmarking the [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/sections/360001058453-Full-Submission-Guidelines]full release submission guidelines[/ url] for reference on specific points. If you get stuck and want help, feel free to post in the [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/topic/25]Submission Help forum[/ url], where people will be able to take more time to help you through the process. Good luck!

Saving a draft
Please do take some time to familiarise yourself with the correct way to contribute first, so that you can avoid some of the many pitfalls that new contributors can fall into. There is plenty of support and advice available via the [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/topic/25]Submission Help forum[/ url]. For your first submission, it's a good idea to create a draft submission and let people look at it, so they can help you to correct it before you actually submit it 'live' to the database. To do this, once you've done what you can in the edit form, go to the bottom of the page and click 'Save Draft' rather than 'Preview / Submit'. Then go to https://www.discogs.com/users/drafts and right-click/ctrl-click on the release title in the list. Copy that URL and paste it into a forum post, asking for help on it.

Master release
Once you've submitted the new versions, there's a simple way to add them to a master release (or create a master release if there was only a single version in the database beforehand). [ g16.5] explains, with a simple visual guide, how to add versions to a master release by going to the artist page. If there is not yet a master release, [ g16.4] explains how to create one. Note: if the release is a various-artists compilation, then there is no 'artist page' for [ a=Various]; in that case, click on one of the artists in the track listing and edit or create the master release from there.

Copy to draft
One other thing that you'll find useful: when you're adding a new version of something already in the database, there's a very handy 'copy to draft' function that can save a lot of time and avoid errors being introduced. Simply find the version that most closely matches your copy or is most complete, and 'copy to draft'. You'll then need to go through the draft line by line, checking every piece of data against your copy and changing or removing anything that doesn't match exactly, but it can still save a lot of work. Read this article on [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005007074-How-To-Copy-A-Release-To-Draft]how to copy a release to draft[/ url] for more information.

Taking images
The only images that are allowed are photos or scans taken of the physical copy in your possession. It's not allowed to upload images found on the web or elsewhere. If you could take some photos or scans of your copy to replace the small image, that would be great. Please take the artwork/media out of any packaging (jewel case, shrink-wrap, etc) so that the images are as clear as possible. The best procedure is to take photos of the front and back of the cover, each of the disc labels and each page of the booklet (if there is one). Take them from front-on (not at an angle) in good light – preferably in daylight but without the sun shining on the object. Then rotate them if necessary to make them 'horizontal' and crop them to the edges of the box/booklet and the edges of the disc labels – seeing the whole disc surface is of no use. Your computer or smart-phone will have inbuilt editing software that will allow you to crop the images, and most also allow you to rotate them. Please make sure they are at least 600 pixels wide (the maximum display width) so that text is as legible as possible.

When someone leaves a comment for an earlier editor
You'll need to ping the person who added that tag in the forum, because they won't see your comment here – only the latest editor (me, in this case), gets a notification of comments. Here's the relevant thread: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/736737

Cut-and-paste links:
Quick start guide – [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004051893-Quick-Start-Guide-For-New-Contributors]quick start guide for new contributors[/ url]
Full guidelines – [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/sections/360001058453-Full-Submission-Guidelines]full release submission guidelines[/ url]
Submission Help forum – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/topic/25]Submission Help forum[/ url]
Runout etching list – [url=https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/809508]list of common runout groove etchings[/ url]
CD matrix ID guide - [url=https://reference.discogs.com/wiki/cd-manufacturing-companies-from-matrix]CD matrix ID guide[/ url]
List of credit roles – [url=https://www.discogs.com/help/creditslist]list of credit roles[/ url]
Formats list – [url=https://www.discogs.com/help/formatslist]list of formats[ /url]
Copy-to-draft article – [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005007074-How-To-Copy-A-Release-To-Draft]how to copy a release to draft[/ url]
Formatting codes in Discogs – [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007331734]list of formatting codes in Discogs[/ url]
FAQ for artists and labels – [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005007054-FAQ-For-Artists-And-Labels]FAQ for artists and labels[/ url]
How to find information on a vinyl record – [url=https://support.discogs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360008602254-How-To-Find-Information-On-A-Vinyl-Record]How to find information on a vinyl record[/ url]

Discussions, lists and groups:
Runout groove etchings – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/810326]discussion of runout groove etchings[/ url]
Votes requests – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/172073]thread for vote requests[/ url]
Credit role requests – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/157839]thread for credit role requests[/ url]
Merge requests – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/707251]thread for merge requests[/ url]
Non-English language groups – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/702525]list of non-English language groups on Discogs[/ url]
List of users who speak other languages – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/405156]list of users who speak other languages[/ url]
Foreign language submissions – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/718664]help with foreign language submissions[/ url]
Track IDs – [url=https://www.discogs.com/group/9]Track IDs group[/ url]
Mentors and protégés – [url=http://www.discogs.com/groups/2209]mentors and protégés[/ url]
Ping thread – [url=https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/736737]ping other users here[/ url]
Churches as recording locations – [url=https://www.discogs.com//lists/Churches/261273]list of churches as recording locations[/ url]
Animals credited as artists – [url=https://www.discogs.com/lists/Credited-animals/152837]animals credited as artists[/ url]
Inanimate objects credited as artists – [url=https://www.discogs.com/lists/Inanimate-Objects-Credited-As-Artists/174865]inanimate objects credited as artists[/ url]

Cut-and-paste guidelines:
[quote][ g1.1.1]. You must have the exact release in your possession when you make a release submission.

Basing your submission only on information from websites, images, or anywhere else is forbidden, as is entering information for planned releases that haven't been manufactured.[/ quote]
[quote][ g13.1.4]. ... Images of physical items [ b]must be taken by you[/b] and [ b]cannot be sourced from other websites or third party sources[/b].[/ quote]

Useful links:
List of packaging terminology – [url=https://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki/packaging]List of packaging terminology[/ url]
Online multilingual keyboard – [url=https://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/]Online multilingual keyboard[/ url]

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