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This thread highlights features for the site that are currently being developed.


  1. Artist Pages. In addition to the "Artist Name" found on the release, major artists will also have a page of their own on the site. The list of artists can be displayed in either 'English' style (eg. Dylan, Bob) or 'Japanese' (eg. Bob Dylan).

  2. Cross links between releases and the forum. User comments on releases will be replaced with a link to the forum for the release. All users will be able to put in links from forum threads to releases being discussed. I hope this will also automatically pull the cover image into the forum thread.

  3. You will be able to have your eBay searches stored in "My Searches" emailed to you each 24 hours.

 
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