1 History 2 Milestones 3 Other projects
3.1 VinylHub 3.2 Filmogs 3.3 Gearogs 3.4 Bookogs 3.5 Comicogs 3.6 Posterogs
4 API 5 Contribution system
5.1 Version One (V1) 5.2 Version Two (V2) 5.3 Version Three (V3) 5.4 Version Four (V4)
6 Discogs-aware metadata software
6.1 Tag editors 6.2 Other
7 See also 8 References 9 External links
The discogs.com domain name was registered on 30 August
Date Master Releases Releases Artists Labels Contributors Note
30 June 2004 none * 260,789 unknown unknown 15,788 By mid 2004 releases crossed the quarter million mark.
2006 none * 500,000+ unknown unknown unknown In 2006 releases passed the half million mark.
25 July 2010 unknown 2,006,878 1,603,161 169,923 unknown By mid 2010 releases crossed the 2m mark.
4 March 2014 unknown 4,698,683 3,243,448 576,324 185,283 By mid 2014 labels had crossed the half million mark.
11 June 2014 unknown 4,956,221 3,375,268 612,264 194,432 In mid 2014 releases were passing the 5m mark.
26 December 2014 unknown 5,505,617 3,638,804 680,131 215,337 By late 2014 contributors surpassed the 200k mark.
30 May 2015 unknown 6,001,424 3,874,147 743,267 237,967 By mid 2015 releases surpassed the 6m mark.
31 March 2016 1,001,012 7,005,177 4,455,198 892,271 281,579 By early 2016 releases surpassed the 7m mark, and master releases passed a million.
19 January 2017 1,120,336 8,049,341 4,854,378 1,014,930 329,366 By early 2017 releases surpassed the 8m mark, and labels passed a million.
25 October 2017 1,254,825 9,083,017 5,182,134 1,091,609 379,527 By late 2017 releases surpassed the 9m mark, and artists surpassed the 5m mark.
28 June 2018 1,377,906 10,000,000 5,284,282 1,143,442 418,140 On this date in 2018 releases surpassed the 10m mark.
28 March 2019
On this date in 2019 releases surpassed the 11m mark.
* Note: the Master Release function was made available from 30 April 2009.
VinylHub In mid 2014, a side project website called VinylHub was started, in order for users to add record shops and stores from around the world, with information concerning location, contact details, what type of items they stocked, et al.
Filmogs In late 2014, the company released a new beta website called Filmogs. Users can add their physical film collections (on DVD, Blu-ray, LaserDisc, or any other type of physical film release) to the database, and buy and sell film releases in the global marketplace.
Gearogs Gearogs was launched as a beta in late 2014, at the same time as Filmogs. The site lets users add and track music equipment, including items such as synths, drum machines, sequencers, samplers, audio software, and any other electronic music making equipment.
Bookogs At the start of 2015, the company began Bibliogs as another beta project. Users can submit information about their books, physical or electronic, different versions and editions, and also connect different credits (writers, illustrators, translators, publishers, etc.) to these books. 21,000 books were submitted by the end of 2016. The project was in beta phase until 15 August 2017 when it reached more than 31,000 book titles, and rebranded without explanation to Bookogs.com, because of legal issues with the old name Bibliogs, and removed 'Beta state' notice from the main page. The next day the 'Marketplace Beta' feature was presented. On 8 June 2019 the project has reached a total amount of 100,000 books.
Comicogs Comicogs launched around the same time as Bookogs, as a means for comic collectors and enthusiasts to catalog their collections and create an archive of comic releases. Similar to Bookogs, users can contribute comics, manga, graphic novels, and strips to the database, along with information on credits, publishers, writers, etc. 18,000 comics were submitted by the start of 2018. The Comicogs marketplace was launched on 23 August 2017, allowing users to buy and sell comics from across the world.
In September 2017, the company launched Posterogs.
Posterogs was the only
In mid-August 2007,
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Version One (V1) All incoming submissions were checked for formal and factual correctness by privileged users called "moderators", or "mods" for short, who had been selected by site management. Submissions and edits wouldn't become visible or searchable until they received a single positive vote from a "mod". An even smaller pool of super-moderators called "editors" had the power to vote on proposed edits to artist & label data.
Version Two (V2) This version introduced the concept of "submission limits" which prevented new users from submitting more than 2-3 releases for moderation. The number of possible submissions by a user increased on a logarithmic scale. The purpose of this was two-fold: 1) it helped keep the submission queue fairly small and manageable for moderators, and 2) it allowed the new user to acclimatise themselves slowly with the many formatting rules and guidelines of submitting to Discogs. Releases required a number of votes to be accepted into the database - initially the number of votes required was from 4 different moderators but in time the amount was decreased to 3 and then 2.
Version Three (V3) V3 launched in August 2007. Submission limits were eliminated, allowing each user to submit an unlimited number of updates and new entries. New releases added to the database were explicitly marked as "Unmoderated" with a top banner, and updates to existing items, such as releases, artists, or labels, were not shown (or available to search engines or casual visitors) until they were approved by the moderators.
Version Four (V4) This system launched on 10 March 2008. New submissions and edits currently take effect immediately. Any time a new release is added or old release edited, that entry becomes flagged as needing "votes" (initially, "review," but this term caused confusion). A flagged entry is marked as a full yellow bar across a release in the list views and, like version three, a banner on the submission itself – although, initially, this banner was omitted. Any item can be voted on at any time, even if it isn't flagged. Votes consist of a rating of the correctness & completeness of the full set of data for an item (not just the most recent changes), as assessed by users who have been automatically determined, by an undisclosed algorithm, to be experienced & reliable enough to be allowed to cast votes. An item's "average" vote is displayed with the item's data. The ranking system has also changed in v4. In v3, rank points were only awarded to submitters when a submission was "Accepted" by moderator votes. While in v4, rank points are now awarded immediately when a submission is made, regardless of the accuracy of the information and what votes it eventually receives, if any.
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