Dev Submission Form Error Checks Table

Section

Guideline

Logic

Message

Outcome

Existing = e
Wiki = w
New = n

Notes

1. General Rules

Capitalization

Capitalization check in artist field, label field, and/or title field

Word(s) in an artist field, label field, and/or title field are not capitalized correctly. Please check your submission. We usually require each word to start with a capital letter. <a href="http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-general-rules.html#Capitalization">Capitalization Guidelines</a>.

Warning

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Can it be expanded for the exceptions?

Required Fields For A New Submission

No data in 'Release Title'

Missing Release Title

Error

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No data in 'Label'

Missing Label

Error

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No data in 'Catalog #'

Missing Catalog Number. Please check the release for a catalog number. If there isn't one anywhere on the release, please enter "none".

Error

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Updated wording

No data in 'Format'

Missing Format

Error

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No data in 'Artist'

Missing Artist

Error

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Empty ANV field

There is an error with one of the ANV fields. Either the field is empty or the ANV is the same as the artist name.

Error

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This comparison needs to be made case-insensitive to prevent creation of ANVs for capitalization variations (submission guideline #2.5.7).

ANV set on non-linked credit - IF credit = 'Artwork By' or 'Photography' or 'Executive Producer' or 'Other' or 'Written By', then ANV field is not allowed

You can't use an ANV field wioth an unlinked credit, please remove the ANV and just enter that as the artist.

Error

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This may be affected by Depreciating Non-Linked Credits - http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/199066 - ticket at http://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/3254181

No data in artist 'Join' field

The Join field/s for the main artists are empty, please enter a joiner (use a comma if there is none)

Error

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No data in 'Tracklisting'

Please enter the entire tracklisting of the release in the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-release-trk.html">tracklisting
section</a>.

Error

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Updated wording

No data in 'Genre'

Missing Genre

Error

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No position number on track x

Track #x: Missing Position

Error

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Empty artist field in credits

There is an empty artist field

Error

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If no fields are filled

You haven't entered any information.

Error

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Submission Notes

Submitters username in submission notes

You do not need to sign your name in the submission notes. This section can be used to communicate with other users who may be reviewing your submission. Please describe anything that may be potentially confusing about the release (such as artists or labels new to the database, intentional typos, etc). You may also use this section to respond to comments from other users when resubmitting a rejected release, or further clarify requested comments. Please make maximum use of this - If in doubt, put it in the Submission Notes.

Error

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2. Artist

Check join field for capitalization issues

Word(s) in a join field are not capitalized
correctly. Please check your submission. We usually require each word to start with a capital letter. <a href="http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-general-rules.html#Capitalization">Capitalization
Guidelines</a>.

Warning

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Exceptions: Guideline 2.6.1 gives 'vs.' and 'w/' as examples, perhaps because 1.2.2 b. allows for lowercase abbreviations, as on release. Discuss?

Artist and Label Check

As described on the other page

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3. Title

4. Label / Catalog

Cat# is matched with other existing cat#s in the DB

We found possible duplicate releases:

Warning

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switch this to use shadow cat# for the search. Also, filter for multiple listings of the same release due to the labels/companies section make a single release count multiple times in the duplicate warnings.

If label = 'None', then block submission

Please use 'Not On Label' for any releases without a label or company.

Error

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If cat# = 'not known', 'unknown', '?' '#1', '0', '1', '000'

Please check the catalog number. Please use "none" of there isn't a catalog number on the release.

Warning

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If cat# includes 'B000'

The catalog number looks like an Amazon ASIN, please double check you are entering the catalog number on the release.

Warning

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If cat# includes 'LC'

The catalog number looks like a label code, please double check you are entering the catalog number on the release.

Warning

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If cat# includes ',' or '/'

The catalog number contains a comma or slash. If you are entering more than one number, create a separate field by adding another label. You can enter a duplicate label, if necessary.

Warning

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If CAT# includes DIDC or DIDP or DIDX or DADC or DIDY or DADC or DIDZ

DID_ codes are the numbers used by Sony's manufacturing company, Digital
Audio Disc Corporation, to identify the master copies of CDs duplicated
in their pressing plants. These codes should not be used as catalog numbers,
please only enter them into the notes section. <a href="http://wiki.discogs.com/index.php/Discogs_Guideline_Review_2007/08_Stage4-Label_/_Catalog_Number#DIDX_And_Other_DID__Codes">Guidelines</a>

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Artist and Label Check

As described on the other page

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5. Barcode and Other Identifiers

If type = Barcode and description begins with 'Scanned', and # of digits not exactly 12 or 13.

A scanned UPC or EAN barcode will normally have exactly 12 or 13 digits. Check your scanner configuration to ensure it outputs the correct number of digits for the type of barcode on the release, and make sure you copied the scanned numbers properly.

Warning

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If type = Barcode and description begins with 'Scanned', and # of digits is 12 or 13, and last digit isn't the expected check digit

The last digit of the scanned barcode seems to be incorrect. Make sure you copied the scanned numbers properly.

Warning

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Check for duplicate cat#s

Warning

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Warning about duplicates depends on the order of the cat#s, need to make it check all numbers

6. Format

If format = vinyl, check for LP and 12" to 4" size descriptions, warn if none

Please add the appropriate size of the Vinyl, for example, 12", 7", or LP

Error

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If format = vinyl, and 'Single Sided' isn't in the format description, check for side identifiers in the track positions (for example, A1, A2, B2, B2, as opposed to 1,2,3,4)

Please enter side identifiers for the track positions, or use the 'Single Sided' description in the format

Error

w

If format = "All Media" AND there are less than 2 other formats entered (inc no other formats added).

You must enter two or more format types to use the "All Media" format. This tag is used to add further descriptions to a multi-media release, for example: CD + 2 x 12" + All Media, Promo

Error

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If format description = LP, and 12" or 33 RPM are added

You don't need to use 12" or 33 1/3 rpm if you use the LP format description, please check and adjust.

Error

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If format = DVD and date is before 1996, OR CD and date is before 1982, OR compact cassette and date is before 1965, OR MP3 and date is before 1994, OR CD-R and date is before 1990, OR Cassette and date is before 1965, OR VHS and date is before 1976, OR Minidisc and date is before 1992.

Please check the date against your format, this media format wasn't available on the date you entered.

Error

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Check the format free text field for matches against the format and format description lists

Please use the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/help/quick-start-guide.html#Format">dropdown
list in the format fields</a> for {matched word}.

Error

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If format = laserdisc, check for 12", 8", or 5" size descriptions

Please add the appropriate size of the disc

Error

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If format includes (for example) MP3 AND format also includes (for example) WAV (two dissimilar file formats, a common mistake made by self-promoting artists/labels or inexperienced users)

Please submit only the exact version ({format:MP3} or {format:WAV}) of the release you have downloaded. If you happen to have all possible permutations, submit these as distinctly separate releases (for example, one release consisting of 192kbps MP3 files, another consisting of WAV files). See http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-release-format.html#Files for durther details.

Warning

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7. Country

If country field = "=========="

You have not selected a valid country.

Error

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8. Release Date

Date isn't in an accepted format

Please check your date format. Acceptable date formats are "YYYY-MM-DD", "YYYY", or "YYYY-MM-00"

Error

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If date is after today's date

The release date is in the future. Please check and confirm you have this release in your possession, and the release date is confirmed

Error

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9. Genres / Styles

10. Credits

Credit doesn't match the credit list

One or more of the credit roles do not appear to match the <a href="http://www.discogs.com/help/creditslist">credit list</a>. Please check your credits against the list. If you believe the credit is a valid one, but it doesn't appear on the credit list, please request the credit is added in <a href="http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/157839">this thread</a> in the help forums.

Error

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Change to an error, reworded new link

Check main credit section for correct formatting, i.e. - "B1 to B3" instead of "B1-B3". Also check against track positions used on release to make sure they are the same.

Please check your track positions used in the credit section. Please make sure they match the track positions used in the tracklisting. Please use "to" to cover several tracks, for example "B1 to B3".

Error

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If credit role = "Artwork By" or "Photography" or "Executive Producer" or "Other" or "Written By" and an ANV is used

Artist Name Variations should not be used on unlinked credits

Error

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If credit = Produced By, change to "Producer"

Auto-Correct

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Automatic correction for this role, but causes issues as outlined at http://www.discogs.com/disbugs/971 - remove this?

11. Release Notes

If release notes are less than 4 characters

Submission Notes are required for this type of submission (minimum 4 characters).

Error

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12. Tracklisting

General note...

Use user entered track positions where possible! http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/326936

Warning (pop up)

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Missing track titles

Track #x is missing a track title

Error

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Track duration isn't in a format specified in the guidelines

Track #x: Wrong time format

Error

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Auto Track number warning if there are track numbers entered

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Warning (pop up)

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Please check for empty track position fields, if they are empty, don't display this warning.

The seconds of the track duration should be <= 60

Please check the track durations, seconds can only go up to 59.

Error

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Check the track positions for out of sequence last numbers, or last numbers that start after 1. For example: "A2, A3, B1, B3" (where is A1 and B2?), or "3" (where is 1 and 2?).

Please make sure you have entered all the tracks on the release, your track positions indicate tracks may have been left out.

Warning

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If some track artist fields are filled in, make sure all of them are.

Please enter artists on all the track artist fields.

Error

w

If all track artist fields are the same, and the same as the main artist

There is no need to enter the same artist in every track artist field, please remove them, the main artist is sufficient.

Error

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If an ANV has the string "The" at the start

Please check for the use of "The" on an ANV. Artist names starting with "The" should be entered as "Artistname, The"

Warning

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Currently an error, change to warning as it causes problems http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/333626

If all track artist fields are the same, and different from the main artist

There is no need to enter the same artist in every track artist field. Further, your main artist is different from the track artists, please check the release and adjust.

Error

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13. Images

image filesize > 300kb

The file you uploaded was too big. We do not allow images larger than 300kb.

Error

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specific warning

image size > 600 pixels wide

The file you uploaded was too big. We do not allow images wider than 600 pixels.

Error

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specific warning

14. Updating A Release

Same as for submitting a release

15. Remove Release

If reason field = blank

You must provide a reason for removing this release.

Popup / error

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16. Master Release

if format contains more than one of album, mini-album, ep, single, maxi-single, compilation

Warning:

This Master Release list might contain incompatible format descriptions: [list format descriptions]

Click Create to save anyway.

Popup / error

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Spelling correction

17. Merge Release

Updating An Artist Profile

Updating A Label Profile

Reviews

Videos

For formats: only allow one selection per format line of the following;

  • Vinyl size 16" to 4"
  • Pathe size 21cm to 50cm
  • Reel-To-Reel size ⅛" to ⅛"
  • Computer Media AAC to MP3 Surround