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    Exclamation 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 MEGA link, please don't post another MEGA 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^>
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    I am totally agree!

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    Sounds like a plan.
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    Do to changes in my schedule, I am not able to do uploads, renew links or fulfill requests at this time. I will resume uploads if and when the situation changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessie View Post
    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]
    Thank you <^o^>
    I could not agree with this more. I constantly find myself asking people for the bitrate, tracklist and length as well as composer

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    For a beautiful example just look at any of my posts....

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    Or mine.
    I don't put the year in though. Unless it's a re-release or something like that.
    I usually put in the host (I only use multiupload so Multi is simple enough to fit in).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildwoodPark View Post
    For a beautiful example just look at any of my posts....
    agreed!

    all this things to make this place a more user friendly community yet still you got more folks acting newbies or ignorant with even the simplest rules.

    all that is needed is a few seconds to browse and read, and adapt.

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    I completely agree.

    However, in the past some members suggested through a poll to create a lossless subforum, too (to keep the things more cleaner) and I approved that idea.

    Anyway please note, if someone is releasing HQ lossless music, then this should be an instant read:

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    The guide is very easy to follow, configuration takes 30 minutes of your time (must be done only once), and satisfaction is guaranteed!

    Moreover, me and other members are always available for assistance, if needed .

    Very strangely, the guide Vegeta posted is not stickied, and I think it would be a very good idea to make it sticky in the "Film, Television and Classical Music Download Links" section.
    Are you looking for very high quality soundtracks? Here are the essential things you have to know:
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    yes

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    I agree
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    Sounds fair.

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    sounds good

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    Here is a simple little posting template, use it if you like...Just remove the dashes inside the brackets when you are ready to post.

    [CENTER-]IMAGE URL[/CENTER-]

    [B-][U-]DETAILS[/U-]

    Title:
    Composer:
    Release Date:
    Label:
    Catalog No.:
    Number of tracks:
    Format: MP3-000/VBR-0/FLAC
    Duration: 00:00:00
    File Size: 000.0 MB
    Password:

    [U-]NOTES[/U-]
    -

    [U-]LOG[/U-]
    [SPOILER-]
    -
    [/SPOILER-]

    [U-]TRACK LIST/LINKS[/U-]
    [SPOILER-]
    -

    Zippyshare:
    [CODE-]
    -
    [/CODE-]

    Gett:
    [CODE-]
    -
    [/CODE-]
    [/SPOILER-][/B-]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoran View Post
    Duration: 00:00:00
    File Size: 000.0 MB
    that will be an interesting download for sure

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    This is a good new rule. It calls for better specifications on what you're downloading.

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    Thanks to all contributors for such a useful thread -- a pre-emptive response to a whole lot of questions.

    I thought there might also be some discussion of formats and how they're generally viewed as uploads (e.g. FLAC vs APE) -- can anyone point me to that, if it exists? (My search didn't find one, but that doesn't mean it isn't here.)

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    I agree,
    and posting COVER.
    FLAC Looking for:

    Les Misérables (Complete) - Basil Poledouris
    Fantastic 4 - John Ottman
    The Bourne Identity (Complete) - John Powell

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    I agree with this! There is a lot of dead links and mirror links leading nowhere. It can get a little confusing going down rabbit holes. to me that is. Good point to the thread.

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    I wish users would be more active in trying to kill off old threads.

    I can't catch all of them.
    With no one reporting or PMing about dead things, it's going to remain confusing.

    Threads from users who have not been active for years is a dead giveaway of a dead thread.
    Beyond that, I would have to open every thread every time someone posts just to check what's giong on.
    That's inhumanly impossible!

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    I agree with the heading part. And the clutter is out of control. Going down rabbit holes dead ends is not pleasurable.

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    Thanks for making this clear, Sparktank. I'll try to be mindful of the need on this issue.

    But I for one am not clear on what to do. I've been through the FAQs, and can't see it spelled out, so -- sorry mate -- can you clarify the following, please?

    1) If we come across dead threads, or threads with dead links, we do a "report this post" and state the problem, correct?

    2) If people are asking for a re-up, and we can oblige, should we do it in that same thread, or start a new one and do it there? Should we provide a link to the new thread at the end of the dead one (at least for the short-term benefit of those who have asked in the now-dead thread)?

    I'm mindful of a couple I've seen in the last few days that I could help with, but I don't want to inadvertently create more work. Thanks for your help, Sparktank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSparktank™ 2.1 View Post
    I wish users would be more active in trying to kill off old threads.

    I can't catch all of them.
    With no one reporting or PMing about dead things, it's going to remain confusing.

    Threads from users who have not been active for years is a dead giveaway of a dead thread.
    Beyond that, I would have to open every thread every time someone posts just to check what's giong on.
    That's inhumanly impossible!
    You can kill all of mine.
    Some have people posting new links, but most can be disposed of or at least locked.

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