Legacy moderator since 2007, "voter" since the ruckus that came with v4.
Here for the database, its use(r)s and their entertainment value. I fix things and remove shit. Selectively beliggerent and always out of gum.

Currently on hiatus and focussed elsewhere.



Bear with me if I do not reply to all messages as there are other responsibilities that pay the rent. Your messages will be read, mistakes will be fixed, issues will be addressed -- but there are no guarantees on their immediacy. Fan mail will get collected. Random MP3 requests will not be entertained.

Words of wisdom:

Good images are good, bad images are better than no images but, most importantly, no images are always better than incorrect ones.
Users sometimes forget that Discogs is primarily a database with a marketplace attached, not the other way around.

How and why things work around here the way they do:

About Discogs' capitalisation standards: "Databases are done best not when they recreate information exactly, but when they translate information into usable data. This is done via Database Normalization. Start Case is simply one aspect of that Normalization of data. It isn't all about search optimization, trying to duplicate "on release" (or "source") information, or language localization - it's about presenting all data equally and with similar presentation."
• We strive to be neutral and respectful of artists: Discogs simply collates information found on published media. It's a database. It is not MySpaz nor is this Funnybook, or an extension of your social media accounts. No one person has sole dominion over it...
· ...unless you're a certified crackpot: Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C | Exhibit D
• What is "Croatian Trance": The origins of the term that launched a thousand removals and a million laughs.
• History revisionism does not sit well here: Exhibit A | Exhibit B | Exhibit C
• Saved threads: A trove of interesting discussions and evidence.
• Don't shake the tree: Because pineapples.

Chronology of significant events:

• Labelcodes (LC, one word) introduced by GVL in 1976. Adopted by the IFPI in 1977. No longer mandatory as of 2017.
• One of the first CDs ever was Billy Joel's "52nd Street" released 1st October 1982 in Japan.
• ISRC standard published by ISO in 1986, recommended by the ISRC since 1988. Early codes issued may be questionable.
• SID codes introduced by Philips/IFPI in 1992, first implementations of mould SIDs seen 1993.
• MPEG-1 audio layer III (MP3) standard published in 1993 (in the wild since about 1995).
• FLAC audio file format ratified in January 2001.
• iTunes Store launched on 28. April 2003.
• Discogs: Infamous version 4 went live on 11. March 2008. Chaos erupted, displeasure ensued.
• Discogs: Highlighting of formatting errors in the submission form since May 2008.
• Discogs: Support of all musical genres since September 2008.
• Discogs: Master Release function and Shadow Catalog Number turned on in April 2009.
• Discogs: BAOI fields introduced in November 2009.

Useful resources:

• Media Packaging: Wiki
• The Style Guide: Wiki
• CD matrix vs. manufacturer identifiers: Forum thread and Wiki
• The Master List of runout information: Forum thread
• Printing companies: Forum thread
• Churches as recording locations: List
Generic ethnic groups and tribes: current guidelines (archive of original discussion from 2007):
· African native peoples: List
· American native peoples: List
· Asian native native peoples: List
· European native peoples: List
· Oceanian native peoples: List
• The list of lists: Forum thread

Tools and utilities:

Text manipulation
Multilingual keyboard

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The very stuff I submitted recounts a chronology of years well wasted.
Recent Activity
Tracy Chow - Music For Death Pods
submitted Tracy Chow - Music For Death Pods . 4 months ago
Elmobo* - Sick Bricks (Original Game Soundtrack)
submitted Elmobo* - Sick Bricks (Original Game Soundtrack). 4 months ago
Trixie Angell - Stop The Dictatorships!
submitted Trixie Angell - Stop The Dictatorships!. 4 months ago
Mark* And Elliot* - Mark And Elliot
submitted Mark* And Elliot* - Mark And Elliot. 6 months ago
Haydn* · Handel* - Eleanor Steber With Victor Symphony Orchestra - Oratorio Arias
submitted Haydn* · Handel* - Eleanor Steber With Victor Symphony Orchestra - Oratorio Arias. 7 months ago
Dietrich Buxtehude* - Carl Weinrich - Organ Music Of Dietrich Buxtehude
submitted Dietrich Buxtehude* - Carl Weinrich - Organ Music Of Dietrich Buxtehude. 7 months ago
Der Gerresheimer Madrigalchor - Motetten Alter Meister
submitted Der Gerresheimer Madrigalchor - Motetten Alter Meister. 7 months ago
Posaunenchor* & Bläsergruppe Sereetz, Katha Kreitlow - Posaunenchor Und Bläsergruppe Sereetz
submitted Posaunenchor* & Bläsergruppe Sereetz, Katha Kreitlow - Posaunenchor Und Bläsergruppe Sereetz. 7 months ago
A Hollow In The Land - A Hollow In The Land
submitted A Hollow In The Land - A Hollow In The Land. 7 months ago
Das Jazzkränzchen Immergrün* / Pat Gonez And His Crazy Seven - Fröhlicher Dixieland
submitted Das Jazzkränzchen Immergrün* / Pat Gonez And His Crazy Seven - Fröhlicher Dixieland. 7 months ago
Various - Tausend Takte Filmmusik
submitted Various - Tausend Takte Filmmusik. 7 months ago
Peter Anders (2) • Willy Schneider - Peter Anders • Willy Schneider Mit Ihren Beliebtesten Liedern
submitted Peter Anders (2) • Willy Schneider - Peter Anders • Willy Schneider Mit Ihren Beliebtesten Liedern. 7 months ago
Gregor Serban Mit Seinem Zigeuner-Orchester* - Spielt, Zigeuner!
submitted Gregor Serban Mit Seinem Zigeuner-Orchester* - Spielt, Zigeuner!. 7 months ago
Sándor Lakatos - A Primások Primása
submitted Sándor Lakatos - A Primások Primása. 7 months ago
Berki László És Népizenekara* - Csárdások, Fantáziák, Magyar Nóták
submitted Berki László És Népizenekara* - Csárdások, Fantáziák, Magyar Nóták . 7 months ago
Hermann Prey - Balladen Von Carl Loewe
submitted Hermann Prey - Balladen Von Carl Loewe . 7 months ago
Bruch* / Paganini* - Violinkonzert In G-Moll, Op. 26 /
submitted Bruch* / Paganini* - Violinkonzert In G-Moll, Op. 26 / "La Campanella". 7 months ago
Unknown Artist - Rio
submitted Unknown Artist - Rio. 7 months ago
Various - All-Star Festival
submitted Various - All-Star Festival. 7 months ago
The Red Army Ensemble*, Colonel Boris Alexandrov* - Red Army Ensemble
submitted The Red Army Ensemble*, Colonel Boris Alexandrov* - Red Army Ensemble. 7 months ago
Gottlieb Weissbacher Und Die Lustigen Inntaler - Die Lustigen Inntaler
submitted Gottlieb Weissbacher Und Die Lustigen Inntaler - Die Lustigen Inntaler. 7 months ago
Alfons Bauer Mit Seinen Instrumental-Solisten* - Freundorfer-Parade
submitted Alfons Bauer Mit Seinen Instrumental-Solisten* - Freundorfer-Parade. 7 months ago
Various - Berühmte Opernchöre
submitted Various - Berühmte Opernchöre. 8 months ago
Beethoven* - Hannes Kann*, Niederländisches Philharmonisches Orchester*, Otto Ackermann - Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 in Es-Dur, Opus 73
submitted Beethoven* - Hannes Kann*, Niederländisches Philharmonisches Orchester*, Otto Ackermann - Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 in Es-Dur, Opus 73. 8 months ago
Pierre Monteux Dirigendo La Orquesta Filarmonica De Viena* - En Sueño De Una Noche De Verano / Rosamunda
submitted Pierre Monteux Dirigendo La Orquesta Filarmonica De Viena* - En Sueño De Una Noche De Verano / Rosamunda. 8 months ago
Los Cinco Latinos - Aqui Estan
submitted Los Cinco Latinos - Aqui Estan. 8 months ago
Zen Ji - Basstool I
submitted Zen Ji - Basstool I. 8 months ago
Kiefer* - Manifeste
submitted Kiefer* - Manifeste. 8 months ago
Nurse Ratched - Lost In Aokigahara
submitted Nurse Ratched - Lost In Aokigahara. 8 months ago
German Remix Group - A Tribute To Chris Hülsbeck
submitted German Remix Group - A Tribute To Chris Hülsbeck. 8 months ago
Indidginus - Cognition Factor Soundtrack
submitted Indidginus - Cognition Factor Soundtrack. 8 months ago
死夢VANITY - Serenade Season
submitted 死夢VANITY - Serenade Season. 8 months ago
We Are Doomed - Idiocracy
submitted We Are Doomed - Idiocracy. 8 months ago
Jay Zee - RaveXpress
submitted Jay Zee - RaveXpress . 8 months ago
Chupacabra (13) - Demo 2018
submitted Chupacabra (13) - Demo 2018. 8 months ago
submitted Tom Larson (10) - SycPho (Edit). 9 months ago
Holy Contour - The Love​-​sex Confession​ (Reprise)
submitted Holy Contour - The Love​-​sex Confession​ (Reprise). 9 months ago
Barbara Brogi - Project 1​.​0 (Upgraded)
submitted Barbara Brogi - Project 1​.​0 (Upgraded) . 9 months ago
Chris Chappell's Distortion Pedal - The Last Round​-​Up
submitted Chris Chappell's Distortion Pedal - The Last Round​-​Up. 9 months ago
Chris Chappell's Distortion Pedal - By The Numbers
submitted Chris Chappell's Distortion Pedal - By The Numbers. 9 months ago
Cinderfall - In Memoriam
submitted Cinderfall - In Memoriam. 9 months ago
Axxon - Bite Your Tongue
submitted Axxon - Bite Your Tongue . 9 months ago
Portia Sabin - Episode #91: Liner Notes In The Digital Age
submitted Portia Sabin - Episode #91: Liner Notes In The Digital Age. 9 months ago
Portia Sabin - Episode #181: Consolidating Credits In The Cloud
submitted Portia Sabin - Episode #181: Consolidating Credits In The Cloud. 9 months ago
mosonic - Corrupted Archive
submitted mosonic - Corrupted Archive. 9 months ago
mosonic - Dopamin
submitted mosonic - Dopamin. 9 months ago
Lesego Rampolokeng And The Kalahari Surfers* - Babylon Mission Report
submitted Lesego Rampolokeng And The Kalahari Surfers* - Babylon Mission Report. 9 months ago
Kalahari Surfers - Surfoplane (The Legendary 1979/80 Sessions)
submitted Kalahari Surfers - Surfoplane (The Legendary 1979/80 Sessions). 9 months ago
Nate Goyer - Ep222: The Story Of The Beatles' Butcher Cover
submitted Nate Goyer - Ep222: The Story Of The Beatles' Butcher Cover. 9 months ago
Nate Goyer - Ep203: JJ Burnel Of The Stranglers
submitted Nate Goyer - Ep203: JJ Burnel Of The Stranglers. 9 months ago