This is the development page where we can try to list proposed developments to the database.

(These pages are mainly historical. After some early success, by 2009, very few users were interested in using the wiki as a platform for collaboration of this sort; now most everyone just uses the Development Forum instead.)

Development Discussion

Index Tracks


  • Packaging - Help make a list and description
    of all packaging types.


Discogs_Guideline_Review_2009 -
Current proposals for updates to the Release Submission Guide and other
Discogs guidelines for users. Discussion is open to all.

  • Discogs Guideline Review 2007/08 - Previous
    discussion and proposals, now finalised and added to the current
  • Editor-Discussion-Guideline-Update-October-2006 -
    Older proposals, discussed among Discogs v3 Editors only, for
    updates to the Release Submission Guide and other Discogs guidelines
    for users. Many of the proposals were accepted and went live
  • XdefProposal - Proposed guidelines by
    xdefenestratorx for digital file-based releases in Discogs.

Labels brands and companies

Label / Company Proposal Nov 2009
Earlier Ideas
  • [Label/company
    brainstorming]Dev-LabelCompany-Brainstorming - Current
    exploration of alternative ways of listing label brands & companies
    in Discogs
    • Labels-And-Companies-Lazlo -
      Lazlo Nibble's explanation of the difference between label
      brands & companies, and how to ascertain what label(s) a release
      is "on"
    • [Label/company
      proposal]Dev-LabelCompany-Proposal-Sep-2007 - A
      proposal for credits-like data entry of labels & companies,
      including copyright
    • Labels - An earlier attempt to
      assess the label/company relationship complexities presented by
      a number of prominent labels in Discogs, and cursory proposals
      for dealing with them
  • Companies - A list of the kinds of companies
    & organizations that might be mentioned on a release

Catalog numbers

  • LazloCatalogSortTechnique - A
    proposal by Lazlo Nibble that would allow label pages to properly
    sort without normalizing the displayed cat#s



  • Dev-Master-Release - Ideas for a system
    for grouping musically identical releases (editions for different
    territories, plus repressings & reissues), to reduce the length of
    artist/label pages

Submission Form



  • Dev-Outstanding-v4-Issues - A
    list of all issues of concern in Discogs v4. It is intended to serve
    as a reference point, with collected questions and answers to cut
    down on the repeat posting in the various forums, and allow nik and
    teo time to answer all questions in an orderly fashion.
  • Mission Statement - A draft of a
    Mission Statement for Discogs