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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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WE'RE BACK!!

Hi everyone

Well it IS good to see our forum up & running again I must say.

Thanks to everyone who enquired as to what had happened off-list, and apologies to the many who I didn't get back to. I did reply to a lot but there were just so many I simply didn't have time to explain to all as I've had a busy past month

Suffice to say we had reached the maximum number of posts allowable on the forum, hence why we came to stand still a month ago. I though if I removed some redundant posts ie general thanks, duplicate threads where the link was on a separate post, personal messages etc that would solve the problem. I removed 200 original posts before I realized that that didn't help one bit unfortunately

Our webmaster couldn't help either so it was a matter of trying to reach the site owner, who has had his own personal issues take priority

Anyway, the main thing is WE'RE BACK

So welcome one & all. Except tomorrow night, I'll be around quite a bit these next few days as I've had an inordinate amount of new members register tonight..48 since 6.60pm!!! So alas I'm expecting a huge influx of spam but please bear with me while we tackle it..I'll gt onto it as quickly as I can if & when it eventuates

Welcome to any other new members who have legitimately joined our Midoz family

Now let's get some new posts happening & get this place rockin' again

Cheers

Micko