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Contributing to Discogs

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by englishbob, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I bought a cheap USB handheld scanner, like you see at checkouts. Made it a lot easier as I could use it with my computer and didn't need to deal with it all through my phone.
     
  2. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Had someone remove an album cover image twice from an entry I created because the image was missing some small detail that the actual version was supposed to have. I added the image back a few months ago and just yesterday the person removed it and threatened to report me to the Discogs police if I added it back again. Would've been easier to just upload a correct image if you know it needs to be corrected instead of being a **** about it.
     
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  3. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    Location:
    City of Angels
    Why is your image missing a detail they are claiming it should have? Are you using a different issue of the album? I would be bothered by this if I had created the original entry, and someone came along adding erroneous pictures to my creation. Even if the picture was basically the same, but a little number on the corner of the jacket, etc. was not there.
     
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  4. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    Location:
    City of Angels
    I will post comments about a database issue (correction) in the forums there. And it tends to bring out folks that do not sell, nor buy items, just edit the database as a thrill. They must have pretty boring lives if that is all that they have to do. Anyway, when I post something I now know what kinds of negativity I am likely to get. So I come out swinging, and my replies are kind of bitchy and direct when someone thinks they just might dispute my assertions.

    For instance, I added a promotional record the other day. And my copy (never before entered) is the real deal and all others (4 others) are fakes. I added pictures that show my item as real. I intentionally left out the run-out numbers in the dead wax. I did show them in the pictures but did not write them out in the data. The reason I left them out is so someone else can come along and fill this info in. I want someone else to fill that in and help make my entry certified as the real deal. Long story, I got folks disputing that the item is even a promotional not-for-sale item. I did state all copies without machine-stamped matrixes are "counterfeits." I f'in dare anyone to dispute this fact!

    Anyway, it's all good. I have won every vote on my entries when they have been any questions. I'm a few steps ahead of them on some titles, I've been collecting long enough. So I tend to be a little blunt which is good for them, they need the quick-snap push back!
     
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  5. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    I'm the guy that created the entry. I used the most generic and closest version of the insert at the time because I do not have a scanner to scan my insert. I actually welcome someone uploading the "correct" version, which is my whole issue with this person. If you're that anal about the specific entry that I created because you know it so well, then you must have the same version I have and are capable of uploading it yourself instead of being a jerk and threatening to "report" me.
     
  6. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    it's because what you are doing is a violation of discogs guidelines. add your own photo that you took or scanned or don't add one at all.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2022
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  7. AaronW

    AaronW Senior Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Discogs image guidelines are pretty clear "Images of physical items must be taken by you and cannot be sourced from other websites or third party sources."
     
  8. TheRunoutMatrix

    TheRunoutMatrix ∴Sleep like a pillow∴

    Yep, this is clearly the problem Duke Fame ran into. Although I can understand it being frustrating, Discogs has to have this policy across the board to avoid running into issues. It's similar to adding photos to a Wikipedia entry. Every time I upload photos for entries - which I do fairly often, I clearly state "photo taken from my own copy" every time. Never had a photo taken down or any other problem. As long as you make it clear it is your own photo, you should be fine.
     
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  9. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    :agree: It's the same as selling here in our Classifieds.
     

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