Helpful stuff:
DADC "Crosshatch" symbol: 🝊 🝊🝊 🝊🝊🝊🝊🝊🝊🝊🝊
ASCII characters: Β± Β° β”‚ β–ˆ
Non-ASCII symbols: 🞢 ❋ ⎊ Ζ΅ ● ♦ β˜… β—† β€’ β„—Β©
Non-ASCII letters: ō

Since I have to frequently refer to them, please read the following threads:
🞢 Using the Stereo tag on stereo releases
🞢 Identifying Pressing Plant in FTF when multiple pressings w/ same Cat# exist
🞢 Changing the established way Variants are displayed is incorrect per current guidance.
🞢 Please do not re-number variants.
🞢 Do not duplicate Variants to create a "package variant".

These releases aren't added to Discogs yet, but if it's something you want to add to your order, let me know and I will submit the release and list my copy. Star_Man_20's Pending Submissions

Cinram plants:
🞢 Cinram Richmond Label Profile Update proposal
🞢 The Cinram Richmond clarification and tidy-up page
🞢 Cinram plants & a breakdown of a Cinram matrix.
🞢 List of Cinram Client ID numbers.

I add "XXX Pressing" in the FTF when there are several manufacturers for U.S. releases with the same catalog number. When possible, I use acronyms. Some acronyms are used by the manufacturer themselves on the release. These company's profiles are occasionally spelled out (not the acronym) on Discogs, such as:
AD/CA = Americ Disc
ADFL = Americ Disc, Florida
AGMW = AudioGraphic Masterworks
ARC = Allied Record Company
CI/CA = Cinram, Commerce, CA
CMCA = AKA Cinram, Anaheim, CA
CRT = CRT, Custom Products, Inc.
DADC
DADR = Disque Americ
DMI = Disc Manufacturing, Inc.
DTI = Disctronics Texas, Inc.
EDC = EDC, USA
EMI = EMI MFG.
HMG = HMG (2)
JVC
MUMS = Matsushita Universal Media Services
OEM = Optical Experts Manufacturing
PDO = PDO, USA
PMDC = PMDC, USA
SRC = Specialty Records Corporation
UML
UNI = UNI (8)
UT/TX = U-Tech Dallas
However, when the first three letters of a plant/manufacturer does not distinguish it from another manufacturer and/or plant, I have started using the following acronyms:
ADSB = Arvato Digital Services Bertelsmann, USA (to not confuse with Arvato, USA)
ADT = Allied DT (to not confuse with Allied Record Company)
CMO = Cinram, Olyphant, PA
CMR = Cinram, Richmond, IN
CMU = Cinram USA
DDI = Denon Digital Industries
DMA = Disc Manufacturing, Inc., Anaheim
DMH = Disc Manufacturing, Inc., Huntsville
DSI = Discovery Systems
DTA = Disctronics A
DTG = Disctronics Group, United States
DTH = Disctronics H
DTU = Disctronics USA
JCA = JVC CA
JDA = JVC Disc America
LVI = Laservideo Inc.
SPA = Sonopress Arvato, USA
SPU = Sonopress USA
TND = Technidisc
TUMS = Technicolor Universal Media Services
UTC = U-Tech California
WMC = WEA Mfg. Commerce
WMO = WEA Mfg. Olyphant

Non-acronym FTF identifiers:
Arvato = Arvato, USA
Capitol Jax
JAX = EMI Jax
Pitman = DADC, Pitman
Sony DADC

Some plants I have not yet come up with a satisfactory acronym for:
DiscUSA - DUS maybe?

Discussions on CD plant identification:
🞢 List of /CA manufacturers
CMCA is Cinram, Anaheim, CA?: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/848077
Technicolor, Olyphant, PA?: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/833273
Whyn Communication, Inc. https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/823687

Misc CD plant discussions:
Post-DMI Cinram Anaheim and Huntsville: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/850834
EDC pressings with UML moulds: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/812759
PMDC-UML: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/814090
Sonopress USA: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/827516
WEA Olyphant vs WEA Commerce: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/824863
Technidisc https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/820394

Record Club discussions:
BMG Direct and BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/818322
BMG no BC vs w/ BC: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/818317

About me

Local Interest: Texas Independent and Self Releases

Currently mentoring: <no one> :(

Current Discogs database update projects and interests:
1) The Cinram Richmond clarification and tidy-up page
2) EDC Pressing, UML mould oddities & UML Pressing, PMDC Leftovers
3) Direct Marketing Music Clubs Group
4) Release page improvements (just a place to jot ideas at the moment - nothing serious)

Achieved has "β˜…"
Currently working on has "β–Ί"
Not currently working on has "β—„"

Collection in Discogs (updated 2022-03-24):
β–Ί Add all CDs in collection: 2,295 of 2,319
β–Ί Add CD want list from Amazon to Discogs: Pending

Discogs Milestones:
Currently top contributor #750 (on 2022-04-15)
β˜… Reached ranked contributor status on: 2020-06-02.
β˜… Reached top 4,000: Achieved on 2020-07-26
β˜… Reached top 3,000: Achieved on 2020-12-04
β˜… Reached top 2,000: Achieved on 2021-04-21
β˜… Reached top 1,000: Achieved on 2021-12-03
β˜… Reached top 750: Achieved on 2022-04-15
β–Ί Reached top 500: Pending
β—„ Reached top 250: Pending
β—„ Reached top 100: Pending
β—„ Reached top 50: Pending

β˜… Rank Points (5,000): Achieved on 2020-07-26
β˜… Rank Points (10,000): Achieved on 2021-03-11
β˜… Rank Points (15,000): Achieved on 2021-08-13
β˜… Rank Points (20,000): Achieved on 2021-11-17
β˜… Rank Points (25,000): Achieved on 2022-03-24
β–Ί Rank Points (30,000): Pending
β—„ Rank Points (35,000): Pending
β—„ Rank Points (40,000): Pending
β—„ Rank Points (45,000): Pending
β—„ Rank Points (50,000): Pending

β˜… Submissions (200): Achieved on 2020-05-30 with God Lives Underwater - God Lives Underwater.
β˜… Submissions (250): Achieved on 2020-07-01 with Toy Subs - Vim Fuego.
β˜… Submissions (300): Achieved on 2020-08-31 with Dexter Freebish - Another World
β˜… Submissions (400): Achieved on 2020-12-16 with Christopher Franke - Babylon 5: Z'Ha'Dum
β˜… Submissions (500): Achieved on 2021-02-27 with Cool For August - Grand World
β˜… Submissions (600): Achieved on 2021-07-08 with Christopher Franke - Babylon 5: Walkabout
β˜… Submissions (700): Achieved on 2021-09-16 with Toy Subs - Vodka Sonic
β˜… Submissions (800): Achieved on 2021-10-11 with Kevin Hart - Let Me Explain (Witness The Rise Of A Legend)
β˜… Submissions (900): Achieved on 2021-11-09 with Type O Negative - The Least Worst Of
β˜… Submissions (1,000): Achieved on 2021-12-22 with Next Big Something - Next Big Something
β˜… Submissions (1,250): Achieved on 2022-03-29 with FourSideCircle - Figure 1-A
β–Ί Submissions (1,500): Pending
β—„ Submissions (1,750): Pending
β—„ Submissions (2,000): Pending
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