Hi everyone! It's been half a year since vkgy launched. Here are some important updates since then:
- vkgy is on Patreon!
- If you enjoy the site, you can keep it running by contributing any amount.
- $5 per month grants your account VIP status, and $15 per month allows you to advertise on the main page.
- Early contributors of at least $5 per month will receive a sticker of the vkgy logo--only 3 remain! (Btw, the rest of these should be sent out this week.)
- Several more users are contributing to the database!
- Thanks to the following for being especially active lately: suji, Seraphim, biopanda, Leo, Willen, robkun, pairdog, mysticmana, seelentau.
- If you'd like to contribute, comment on this post or contact me on Twitter (etc.).
- We're very active on Twitter @vkgy_. News, artist of day, and flyer of day are automatically tweeted.
- Facebook at vkgyofficial: news, artist of day, and flyer of day are automatically posted.
- YouTube at vkgyofficial: occasional videos (unboxings, some VIP exclusives) will be posted here.
- Artist of the day: learn about a selected artist in the database each day.
- Flyer of the day: a flyer scan uploaded every day (we have enough for about 10 years or so...!). VIP members can access full, unwatermarked versions.
- Exclusive artists: artists that have exclusive information (i.e. not available at other databases) are marked as such. Use the “exclusive” filter on the artists page to see them.
- Comments: you can now comment on artists, releases, blog posts, and VIP posts. All comments now display on the main page.
- Main page: features comments, database updates, news, artist of day, flyer of day, upcoming releases, artist ranking, and most recent development update. VIP members can access all development updates.
- Mp3tag integration: Mp3tag is a program that lets you tag your music files, and I'm currently working on making vkgy accessible as a data source--meaning you can rip your CD, select the album on vkgy, and tags and cover art will be automatically added. (Currently in alpha stage; will be made available to VIP members as a beta, and then eventually be available to all members.)
- Signature banner: show your custom banner (https://vk.gy/sig.jpg?yourUsername) on forums, blogs, etc. It shows the latest news, artist/flyer of the day, plus your username and the size of your collection. Mine is below:
- Speed has been increased across the site.
- When adding bands, the database now attempts to automatically link them to musicians (see Add Artist documentation).
- More format options have been added to releases.
- About one trillion bugs have been fixed. (If you spot any, feel free to comment or contact me directly.)
- Seraphim now has access to the backend, and has been
holding the site hostage, send helphelping with various things. (Thank you!)
- Full development log, and area to make suggestions, is available to VIP members.
That's all the important stuff for now. Thanks again to anyone who supports the site in any way (including visitors). It's so nice to know that we're archiving information which may be lost otherwise!
As always, let me know if you have any questions/concerns.