Message for uploaders (Mirror Linking, Title Format, File Format etc)
This is just a message for uploaders about the new plan to keep the forums a bit cleaner. As of late, there has been a lot of mirror threads being posted that really clutter up a section, so as a way to combat this, here's a few new guidelines to follow when creating a thread and for the posting of new links.
1. Title Format
The soundtrack name is a given, but if possible and when the soundtrack name isn't too long to add any info, it would be best to add which format the soundtrack is in, such as FLAC, MP3, OGG, M4A or whatever, also the bit rate if it's MP3, like 320, 256, 224, 192, vbr etc. The composer name would also be a plus to be included, but it's not a priority if there's not enough room. When there's not enough room for additional information, please add it to the thread itself, it really does help others that have a preference when it comes to bit rates/format. This will also help mods to merge threads if any do happen to slip through.
Here's an example: Sélect Hotel - Jérôme Coullet (1996) [FLAC + 320]
2. Mirror Linking
We're not really out to stop this, just for people posting mirror links to do it in an already existing thread. This only really applies to newer releases that get posted within a week or two of each other. Not really going to set a time limit on it, if you're reposting something you know someone else already posted, then post it in their thread and just give credit or whatever. The bit rates need to be the same too, if there's a different bit rate, then a new thread would be ok.
Also, while the posting of mirror links is ok in already created threads for the soundtrack in question, there's just one rule that we ask you follow when doing so. If the op used a megaupload link, please don't post another megaupload link in that thread, unless the link is dead, then it would be ok. Same applies for other links posted after, we don't need mirrors of mirrors of mirrors :P
These new guidelines are not to discourage people from posting links, it's just a way to keep the forums a bit cleaner and to respect original posters of the music. If you see people posting dupe threads, just give them a friendly reminder, no need to chew them out about it, it'll take a while for people to get used to this.
Thank you <^o^>