What are your Discogs pet peeves?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Strat-Mangler, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. FuzzyNightmares

    FuzzyNightmares Forum Resident

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    If it’s in the description that’s fine… if you say “this is a first press” and it’s not, that’s not fine.
     
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  2. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    Fortunately only a rare pet peeve, but there are Discogs contributors who use insulting terms about a listing they consider incomplete or incorrect. Not everyone has time to go back several years to update listings they created when they were learning the ropes. Everyone has slipped and chosen a wrong menu dropdown or link, or been unaware how important non-entered data is to buyers and sellers.

    What's funny is when the clown complaining about a listing is incorrect in his assumptions...
     
  3. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    were they truly insulting or are you just being sensitive because it was your contribution that required changes? odd choice to end your rant with... an insulting term.
     
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  4. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    Maybe not the greatest choice of words, but I wasn’t in a public forum shaming a specific contributor, a big difference. There were no errors, just not every piece of data that the user wanted to see in the listing.

    Due to thousands of items in my collection potentially not being listed already on Discogs, I try to enter as much important data as possible. But time for such work is limited, so it is impossible to create a complete listing every time. I do try to include matrix / runout and SID code data every time, as that seems to be important to determine the pressing.

    I try to message people directly if I think their listing is incomplete but suspect that their missing data may not match my release. I also try to avoid voting negatively unless someone has made a complete mess of a listing and it is too much trouble to remove the incorrect edits.

    This guy called my listing worthless and assumed I had listed a West German pressing of the CD, which it wasn’t. Again, using such insulting language seems to violate Discogs guidelines.
     
  5. BrooklynEars

    BrooklynEars Active Member

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    Brooklyn
    Looking up pressing. Sometimes your record dead wax numbers can not be found on there. Esp early pressings
     
  6. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

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    Southern Illinois
    It's user driven, so in those cases the 'correct' thing to do is add your version to the database.
     
  7. BrooklynEars

    BrooklynEars Active Member

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    Brooklyn
    Well aware of it thanks. I will leave that up to others
     
  8. GimiSomeTruth

    GimiSomeTruth Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles
    In the same amount of time you spent complaining and responding here, you could have added those matrix numbers to the database. But I guess complaining is more satisfying, right?
     
  9. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

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    Seems like a bit of a self-inflicted problem then. Sorry…
     
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  10. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

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    Toronto
    Ah, you have the ability to fix a problem but you prefer to complain pointlessly about it instead. Wow. :laugh:
     
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  11. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    The higher the price of a Discogs listing. the more detailed it should be in order to be specific about which version the item is. I have had CD represses sold to me listed as originals, but unless there is a condition issue, I don’t worry about it. But LP collectors often want first pressings.
     
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  12. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

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    Southern Illinois
    I run across this all the time. I go to the description section of a somewhat rare or sought after album only to se "N/A". Okay, if you can't be bothered to add a description with a little more detail on the grading, any defects etc on your high value item, no sale...
     
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  13. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    B.C.
    Agreed it's a PITA when that happens. It mainly happens because the company reuses the same catalog number as the original CD. This is exactly why I always make sure to contact the seller and ask for specifics to make certain it's the one I want before pulling the trigger.
     

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