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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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The Avengers NZ

Anyone have some of their LPs/CD comps ripped and available? thanks

Re: The Avengers NZ

Hi There,

I could help you with The Avengers and Fourmyula and many other NZ artists, but first i would suggest that you start sharing, "Thats a kind suggestion, not a criticism"

Many of us spend a lot of $'s buying rare records, and a lot of time looking for an item, so it's fair that we make an effort to share something on Midoz, do that and i will gladly upload what i have of these 2 NZ Bands.

Cheers
Ian




Re: The Avengers NZ

How would you know whether I have been sharing or not? I've on this forum almost since it started under another logon and have shared plenty or stuff and knowledge. cheers anyway.

Re: The Avengers NZ

Ian there are many on here who are unable to share, often because they simply don't have the expertise or the equipment to digitize their old vinyl. However I have always asked that those who cannot share, in particular, always make a point of leaving a thank you if & when their request is met. That's all we ask on Midoztouch, although it's just as much appreciated by those who do share. It seems that High Voltage has certainly done that on the Go Set thread

It's not up to you to dictate who can & who cannot make requests on this forum so I would ask you not to in future. "That too is a kind suggestion, not a criticism"

Micko

Re: The Avengers NZ

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