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Opus
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:45 am 
 

Can I get a consensus on which to use?
I'm in the process of getting my albums online, and for my non-metal I need a site; Discogs or Rateyourmusic? Are there others?

1. Which has most albums added? From a quick glance, rym seems to be better for classical. I have 1000s, I really don't want to add them all!

2. Usability. Which one is quicker/easier to use?

3. Longevity. Will they fold in 2 years, or are they here to stay (like M-A)?
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MARSDUDE
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:54 am 
 

I prefer RYM, though I know Discogs is really really great for electronic music.

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the_raytownian
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:06 pm 
 

Both have been around for ever, and neither's going away any time soon.

I never really used RYM, and I don't have an account, but, from what I've seen of it, I always preferred Discogs.
Once you learn the ins and outs of adding a release, it's really simple to use.

The search function is kind of poor sometimes, though. Also, I don't like that they don't consider stamped and/or stickered promotional copies of otherwise "stock" records as unique variants.
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ForNaught
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:06 am 
 

I overall prefer rateyourmusic. The way that different release versions and overall release ratings interact is very annoying though. Luckily I don't really care about editions and versions. If I did I think I'd find the site maddening.
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Unded Infidel
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:20 am 
 

I use Discogs, pretty alright site, just get a little frustrated with their search function.

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Cianan
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:14 pm 
 

Rateyourmusic all the way. Though I haven't really dug into their movie sections at all.
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Yayattasa
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:43 pm 
 

First, sorry for ressurrecting this thread!

Hey Opus, I'm curious to know which one you picked, hope you see it here.
I've been using RYM for some time already, but never tried Discogs.
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Opus
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Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2002 11:06 am
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:54 pm 
 

Yayattasa wrote:
Hey Opus, I'm curious to know which one you picked, hope you see it here.

Haven't picked one yet, I suffer from procrastinatitis.

The thing is, I have upwards 2000 classical titles, and by the looks of it I will have to add them myself. Might as well just make an excel sheet. There's a lot of info to add.
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