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SUGGESTIONS & GUIDELINES FOR USE IN DISCUSSION FORUM
 
If you want to upload an album or songs to this section of the site, please ensure that it's not already on a physically available CD or one that's slated for future release on CD. By that we mean the actual Disc with artwork and packaging which you can physically hold in your hands.

To check on that availability, most often but not always on independent labels, the best sources  are reputable music traders like JB Hi Fi, Sydney's Red Eye Records & Timewarp's mail order division and for major label releases only, Sanity. Also check an artist's or a record label's online website ie Aztec Music, Raven or Canetoad Records. If you're still unsure then please ASK as someone is sure to know.

The minimum bitrate to upload at is 256kbps but must be 320 if ripping the music yourself.  Lower bit rates may only be accepted if there truly is no other option ie you are a 2nd or 3rd party . Many would disagree, but it's sometimes better to have something of extreme rarity in poor quality than not at all. But again ask if someone has a better rip before uploading your inferior one.

Artwork is highly desired but not a pre-requisite when uploading as someone in the group may be able to provide it later if you can't e.g. you have no scanner. However in all cases when posting an album in the discussion forum, please let us know if the CD art is included or not. If it is then is it

(a) the full artwork CD ready ie front & back cover scans, any gatefold inserts and tray insert. For best results we recommend scanning all 4 corners of L.P. covers before stitching so all information on the cover is available.
(b) just front & back only with no tray insert
(c) or just front cover scan only. The latter is to be discouraged completely unless you intend providing the back scan later. In which case wait till then & upload both.


ALWAYS: If providing art, please also list it as A SEPARATE LINK even if it is included with the main music file. This is so that others who only need the art don't have to download 80-100 mg of music they already own to get it.

Lastly, we appreciate that some here do have difficulty in stitching the scans together, so it is initially acceptable to upload unstitched scans. Someone may help & do the job for you, uploading these at a later stage. However it is strongly suggested that you keep practicing your own skills .

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Re: A thankyou or a please is all we ask

BUMP!!!

One of the reasons I laid low on the forum for a few months, apart from the issues with megaupload, was the lack of support for those who go to the trouble of providing the music on here, which you get for FREE, not being acknowledged with a simple 'thankyou". Quite frankly I was a bit over the lack of courtesy.

Now we have new members Cliff & Brian rejuvenating the forum, as well as long time contibutors Sunshine, Deutros, Ozzie Music Man, Guy etc all contributing some fantastic posts either here or via their own blogs, again to little or no response. I know myself from my own recent posts that you are out there taking adavantage of our time & good faith. Darryl Cotton's "Best Seat In The House" has had 30 downloads, Johnny O'keefe's "Rockin' With" has had 28 downloads & Bandstand 10.

And yet the first 2 mentioned got one response each..that's all!!

So please, it takes up a lot of time to rip vinyl, de-click, often manually which is very slow to remove crackles & pops, create the artwork & then upload a post on to the forum, with track details, a bit of history & such. So will you please consider that next time you see a post you like.

It only takes a moment, indeed seconds to write 'Thank you". Not just a general one in this thread either, but on most if not all of the music threads you download from. It will be very much appreciated I can assure you, and we won't perhaps feel we are being taken advantage of & the forum can again continue as one big, hopefully happy family

Thanks for your consideration

Micko

Re: A thankyou or a please is all we ask

"You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". Thanks for all the time and effort that has gone into putting this site together. As an aussie living in Cornwall UK it's been a musical lifeline and enabled me to listen to the music i grew up with and love dearly.Glad you are back.

Re: A thankyou or a please is all we ask

just found this forum searching for shona laing & so happy i did. trawling thru the archives as we speak & hope to contribute a few things myself sometime. thanks for being

Re: A thankyou or a please is all we ask

Could not agree more - and it's a mantra that I've always followed. Struck the same thing on my blog and it's one of the main reasons I've recently shut it down - although I only posted a couple of songs per post, the downloads were very high and the comments by those downloading were very few. It takes half a minute to say thank for the tracks and yet most people are too lazy to do so. I rarely download myself, but I'm always a thanker when I do. I keep an eagle eye out for members of this blog's requests for anything I may have, but I don't upload unless I see something amongst those requests - mainly because I have such limited upload sites (my blog uploads took care of most of my upload capacity.