Solve or explain the joined / separated artist name problem -
Why is Simon And Garfunkel joined? When should this rule be
Should there be an automatic separator used for the join field?
ATM it defaults to no separator, but this is usually (always?)
not applicable. http://www.discogs.com/help/submission-guidelines-release-artist.html#Adding_Artists
"a comma between them if there is no joiner on the release
itself.". mjb I believe suggested that the slash (/) seems to be
a good default, but pipes and commas are also a possibility.
nik - let's go with a comma, it's less visually distracting for
me and strikes me as less 'loaded'.
How to title split releases without a given title.
No explicit forbidding of slash-separated titles for
non-double-A-sided singles without sleeves, should there be?
I think yes! What's the difference if there is no sleeve? In practice
this would mean that a non-double-A-sided release will be submitted with
only title A if there is a sleeve and with 2 titles if there is not.
What's the use of that? Seems confusing to me... (marcelrecords)
multiple cat#s for a single item intended to be sold under
different #s in different territories (such as on many WEA
releases in UK+Europe), regardless of whether corresponding,
single-cat# items exist for each territory
extra cat#s added by distributors (via stickers, stamps, custom
printing, or not mentioned on the release at all) - interesting
cases include EFA, Caroline, etc., which call into question
where to draw the line between distributor and licensee label
cat#s in typographic artwork, including those possibly
accidentally left on an item by a licensee label
Explain matrix numbers and their use as catalog numbers
What is the difference between a label cat#, distribution cat#
and distribution code? One difference is that the codes are
repeated on seemingly unrelated releases, but they do change.
Why should they not all go in the cat# field?
CD versus CDr - Needs a few
lines (and a picture) to explain that commercial, consumer-audio
CDRs (a.k.a. audio-CDRs) can very well include a barcode and etched
numbers, but no IFPI codes. A serial number, however, is (seemingly
without exception) always printed in a "dot-matrix"-like format on
the inner ring.
CD versus CDr - Pressed CDs often are visibly different in their
data-containing portions, so remove the following blanket statement
from the guidelines: An additional method to discern if the media
you hold is a pressed CD or CDr is to look for a difference in the
hues. A CDr that is burnt will display a ring where the data has
been written. The ring starts from the inner hub, and will be a
lighter shade than the rest of the CDr. The less that has been
burned, or the shorter length of the stored audio, the smaller the
burnt circle will be. You cannot tell how much data is stored on a
pressed CD by this same method, as the whole underside will be a