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Dexter
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Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:01 am
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Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:32 pm 
 

I've always used MA for managing my music collection, but since I've been getting more non-metal (or non-MA) cds I wanted to register to a site that allows me to do the same as MA but with all music. I have a user on www.RateYourMusic.com but I feel the interface is rather... archaic to say the least, plus adding an album seems to be a pain (I have nearly 300 albums and I would have to make a million clicks to get to each album). Is there any better site or should I die slowly at RYM.com?

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shouvince
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Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:11 am
Posts: 2685
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:00 pm 
 

Have you tried discogs.com? The website has similar features like maintaining your collection, wantlists, ratings etc. Pretty standard stuff. But the UI isn't great either.

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Dexter
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Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:01 am
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Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:03 pm 
 

ah, forgot about that one even though I use plugins for that site for tagging. Gonna check it out.

I was adding albums to RYM and the site is retarded. Some album pressings are detected as different albums from the "all releases" album. So if I add an Argentinian pressing of an album and the "all releases" album it will be listed twice. That's why I hated that site so much.

edit: trying discogs at the moment. Much more straight-forward, less BS and it actually detects certain pressings as a part of the "main" album. Thanks!

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grauer_mausling
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Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:00 am
Posts: 1768
Location: Germany
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:23 pm 
 

some people I know use musiksammler.de but I can't say anything about the usability as I don't do that kind of listing stuff.
Also it is in german but maybe it self-explanatory and you may use it without the need of speaking german...?
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the_raytownian
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Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:09 am
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:15 pm 
 

Discogs is really the best (and only remotely) comprehensive site I've seen, and it's really the only one I use/consider to be worth using.

If something you have isn't on the site, just add it yourself. All I can say is follow the submission guidelines and make your submissions accurate, because the quality of information suffers when users do not do so.

It's not always a reliable source for info simply because people don't put complete/accurate/verifiable info on submissions, but full, clear scans make verifying things a lot easier...
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Erotetic
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Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:05 pm
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Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:49 am 
 

what's the idea?

I'm not getting what this is for that an RTF/XML/TXT document couldn't do.
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ralfikk123
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Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:14 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:51 am 
 

Discogs. Not only does it sort your collection, you can also easily buy music withing a click of a button. Really convenient and fun.
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Wilytank
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Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:21 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:58 am 
 

I actually like RYM collection feature than the Metallum's. I have to wade through a lot less nonsense to get what I want accomplished.
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Dexter
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Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:01 am
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Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:10 pm 
 

Erotetic wrote:
what's the idea?

I'm not getting what this is for that an RTF/XML/TXT document couldn't do.

Laziness. Plus it gets automatically sorted, has album art, pressings, etc etc etc.

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