How To Create A High Quality Submission
As Posterogs is primarily a database for cataloging music posters (down to each edition), we value detailed submissions above all else.
The following tips will help you create high quality contributions to the Posterogs Database, put you in good stead with the community, save time on future edits, and if you’re a seller, better submissions could help you shift more items.
1. Be familiar with the guidelines
You don’t have to read the guidelines line-by-line, but we definitely recommend making use of the field guidelines on the right-hand side of the submission form. You can get a short overview of what’s required in each field by clicking the field title in the right-column.
It will help you understand what’s needed for each field and create a better quality submission.
2. Add the image
Images are particularly important for submissions on Posterogs - who wants to read about a poster without being able to see it? Adding an image is the last step of the submission process. Here’s some more information about how to add an image to your poster submission.
While we consider images key for creating a perfect submission, please ensure you’re still adding as much detail to the submission fields as you can.
3. Use ‘Add One Like This’
Just like ‘Copy To Draft’ on Discogs, this feature will save you a tonne of time when adding a poster that’s similar to one already in the database.
To ‘Add One Like This’, go to the edit button on a Poster page, click the arrow next to it to open the dropdown menu. Just make sure you remove any unnecessary fields or info, and add those that apply to your poster.
4. Cite Secondary sources
Unlike records, posters rarely have all the information about their origin and production printed on them. This means it can take a bit of extra work to track this info down. Luckily there are many excellent resources online and printed. Please cite whichever sources you’re consulting on your submission to make it clearer for others in the community. It may point another contributor towards a source to help with their own submissions.
5. Be as detailed as possible
Fill as many fields with as much detail as possible so other users will be able to differentiate the poster and edition you’re submitting from other versions.
6. Use the notes field
In line with being as complete as possible with your submission, add any detail that doesn’t fit within the given field in the notes. This should be general terms about the poster, not about the condition of the item in your possession.
This also applies to your submission notes. Be clear where your info is coming from and give context where needed. If you’re making edits, be very clear what you’re changing and why.
Unlike Discogs (and most of our other databases), Posterogs does not require you to have the physical item in your possession to submit it to the database. However, you must use ensure the poster you’re submitting has been printed in physical form (no digital artwork please), that you cite credible secondary sources, and reference them in your submission notes.