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Credit Roles:
· Earthwood Bass = Acoustic Bass
· Ernie Ball Bass = Acoustic Bass
· Fender Rhodes = Electric Piano
· Gut String Guitar = Acoustic Guitar
· High Strung Guitar = Acoustic Guiter
· National Guitar = Resonator Guitar
· Nylon String Guitar = Classical Guitar
· Project Director = Product Manager
· Six String Bass = Bass Guitar
· Tic-Tac Bass = Baritone Guitar
· Upright Bass = Double Bass
· Wabash Guitar = Acoustic Guitar
· Weissenborn = Lap Slide Guitar
· Wurlitzer = Electric Piano

Packaging:
· 4 Panel Cardboard Wallet
· Slim [] Jewel Case [Double/Triple/Quadruple]
· Thick "Fatboy" [] Jewel Case [Double/Triple/Quadruple]
· FLP Snap Case
· Super Jewel Box Standard = 5.6" x 4.9 (CD/SACD)
· Super Jewel Box Plus = 5.6" x 6" (DVD-A)
· Super Jewel Box King = 5.6" x 7.5" (DVD-V)

Helpful Links:
http://www.discogs.com/help/doc/text-formatting
http://reference.discogslabs.com/wiki/Packaging
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/690110 = CD Matrix Strings
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/699750?page=1#6983070 = Multiple Company Cat #s
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/53d8174543224627ea581f55#3710198 = & Friends

Digital Audio Disc Corp. Codes
https://www.discogs.com/lists/DIDX-USA/195620 = DIDX Codes (1983-1987)
https://www.discogs.com/lists/DIDP-20xxx-USA/193771 = DIDP 20xxx Codes (1984-1986)
https://www.discogs.com/lists/DIDP-50xxx-USA/194305 = DIDP 50xxx Codes
https://www.discogs.com/lists/DIDP-70xxx-USA/192495 = DIDP 70xxx Codes (1986-1988)

Personal Preferences:
· Entering credits the way they appear on the release (globally if listed globally, or track-by-track if listed that way). This makes them much easier to check/verify.
· Entering the entire matrix string for CDs, including logos, in one line, if that's how it appears on the CD. Breaking it up into separate bits, or editing out parts of it makes it more difficult to match yours to the one on the screen. Example: ['UNIVERSAL' logo] IFPI L009 B00 010 3212 01$ L
· Using the entire front cover image, including packaging (but not price tags) for the primary image. (This applies mostly to CDs, where the front insert by itself is often used as the primary image, and 8-track tapes, where the cartridge is sometimes cropped out.)
· Using the actual name of a company, and notating other name variations as credited
· Following the drop-down menu order of company roles and BaOI. Not that it matters, but it is faster/easier to find things when they are always in the same place, and there is some logic to the way they are sorted/grouped.
· Using "·" bullets for lists (instead of "-" dashes)
· Doing the correct thing, even if it isn't the easy thing
· Your lists of 'Bands I've Seen Live' or 'My Christmas CDs' should be private. This isn't relevant to anyone but you.

Rules I Don't Agree With:
· Using only their real names when adding artists to a group, when the artist only uses an alias in that group. For example:
Declan Patrick Aloysius Macmanus is a member of Elvis Costello & The Attractions, but Elvis Costello is not. And Ringo Starr is not a member of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
· Any rules that are applied inconsistently for convenience
Recent Activity
submitted Sugarland (2) - Enjoy The Ride. 1 day ago
submitted Balsam Range - Papertown. 2 days ago
submitted Monroe Crossing - Heartache & Stone. 6 days ago
submitted The Baker Family (3) - If It Ain't Love. 7 days ago
submitted Chad Brock - Chad Brock. 9 days ago
submitted John Denver - Annie's Song. 12 days ago
submitted Supertramp - Inside Supertramp 1974-1978 (An Independent Critical Review). 12 days ago
submitted Randy Travis - Greatest Hits Volume One. 14 days ago
submitted The Boxcars (2) - The Boxcars. 17 days ago
submitted Joey+Rory* - Country Classics (A Tapestry Of Our Musical Heritage). 20 days ago
submitted The Smiths - Singles. 24 days ago
submitted Pine Mountain Railroad - Heartache & Hope. 26 days ago
submitted Various - Limited Edition Radio Sampler Vol. III. 26 days ago
submitted Warrant - Cherry Pie. 27 days ago
submitted Journey - Greatest Hits. about 1 month ago
submitted Alan Jackson (2) - High Mileage. about 1 month ago
submitted blink-182 - blink-182. about 1 month ago
submitted The Salty Suites - Fever Vision. about 1 month ago
submitted Ms. Adventure - Rocks In My Pockets. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - Telarc Classical SACD Sampler 6. about 1 month ago
submitted Jeff Scroggins & Colorado - Over The Line. about 1 month ago
submitted Dwight Yoakam - Dwight's Used Records. about 1 month ago
submitted Neil Young - Freedom. about 1 month ago
submitted Keith Urban - Greatest Hits. about 1 month ago
submitted Pat Boone & Friends* - Thank You Billy Graham. about 1 month ago
submitted Barbra Streisand - A Happening In Central Park. about 1 month ago
submitted Andy Williams - Christmas Present. about 1 month ago
submitted Various - Bitchin' Hits (Fantastic Femmes). 2 months ago
submitted Lizzy Long - Blueberry Pie. 2 months ago
submitted Sally Berry - God Is In Control. 2 months ago
submitted Keith Arneson & Wayne Taylor With Friends* - The Pathway Home. 2 months ago
submitted Ray Stevens - At His Best. 2 months ago
submitted Toby Lightman - Bird On A Wire. 2 months ago
submitted Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again. 2 months ago
submitted Everett Lee & Underground Stampede - Attitude. 2 months ago
submitted Deanna Mitchell (2) - Limited Edition. 2 months ago
submitted Don Tiki - Don Tiki's Hot Lava Holiday Songs. 2 months ago
submitted Steve Connolly (6) - Spirit Of The King. 2 months ago
submitted The Manhattan Transfer - Vocalese. 2 months ago
submitted Black Sabbath - Paranoid. 2 months ago
submitted James Alan Shelton - Song For Greta. 2 months ago
submitted Barbara Fairchild - Love's Old Song. 3 months ago
submitted Billy "Crash" Craddock* - Billy "Crash" Craddock. 3 months ago
submitted Bobby G. Rice - The Best Of Bobby G. Rice (Instant Rice). 3 months ago
submitted Carl Smith (3) - The Carl Smith Special (The Country Gentleman Sings His Favorites). 3 months ago
submitted The Chordettes - All The Very Best Of The Chordettes. 3 months ago
submitted Don Gibson and Sue Thompson - The Two Of Us Together. 3 months ago
submitted Dorsey Burnette - The Golden Hits Of Dorsey Burnette. 3 months ago
submitted Chuck Wagon Gang - Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All. 3 months ago
submitted Various - 40 Miles Of Bad Road. 3 months ago