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Re: WINNY CLUB FORUM RULES - READ OR DIE
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 11:13:59 PM »
2012/06/09

1. The first months of 2012 have been extremely ruthless towards filehosts: not only did MegaUpload go down in flames, but WUpload, Filesonic and Fileserve opted to disable public sharing...and MediaFire has become extremely inhospitable towards copyrighted files.

As such, many raw manga threads have found themselves gouged out of their contents and are now in severe need of restoration. The cleanup process, initiated by silverado, condemned those "dead threads" to the Dead Uploads section, where they will stay until their contents are restored to their former glory. However, some of these old threads (mainly those that were too big but still contained active links) have found a second chance in the Winny Club in the form of a new thread (in other words, a blank slate), where the first post inventories the links (from the former thread) that are still active. So, if you see that Winny Club already has a new thread for an old series and the old topic has landed in Dead Uploads, don't bother posting in the Dead Uploads section - go directly to the new topic. If you're using bookmarks as shortcuts to your favorite/popular threads, just update them with the new URLs.

P.S. It should also be noted that in some rare instances, those "old", shelved thread still have active links - but not enough to warrant a full-fledged move back to Winny Club. So don't forget to check them just in case (especially if there is no "new" thread in Winny Club).


2. Several active uploaders have also been hit by the recent wave of account deletions, jump-started by an emboldened copyright industry. Most notably, MediaFire, one of the most popular filehosts after MegaUpload, is now hard at work suspending accounts accused of hosting copyrighted material (an example here) so as to avoid ending like MegaUpload. Which means that throughout Winny, Novel Shoppu and the Dead Uploads section, there are thousands of dead MF links.

However, more or less at the same time this kind of setback started to manifest itself in earnest, a new bug appeared, causing active MediaFire links to display error messages instead of the download interface. The culprit at hand here is the anonymizer system used to prevent third parties from directly linking back to us. MediaFire no longer seems to tolerate automated redirectors and link anonymizers and thus displays an error message. Here's what you need to do to make the link work:

Just copy the link, either:
-- 1°) highlight the link if it's displayed in its entirety
or
-- 2°) right-click on the shortcut >> copy link address
...and paste it onto your browser's address bar.

Code: [Select]
http://www.anonym.to/?http://www.mediafire.com/?fileidstring
...Now remove the anonymizer part until only the MediaFire URL remains.

Code: [Select]
http://www.mediafire.com/?fileidstring
Then press enter and voilà.

Do not forget that MediaFire now figures very high on the list of filehosts to be avoided like the plague if you wish for your files to last much longer. Just check out this thread for a list of suitable alternatives.

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!! PUT SPOILER TAGS AROUND YOUR LINKS !!
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 09:29:30 PM »
I'm creating a new sticky because I keep seeing all those spoiler tag-less URLs lying around and obviously, posting warnings and reminders over and over throughout countless Winny Club threads just doesn't cut it. So I'm going for something more high-profile.

I'll reiterate what's laid down in the the Rules Thread and more specifically in point 1.2:

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Post Download Links AND REFERENCES In Spoilers. Only links to informational sites like Mangaupdates, Animenewsnetwork and such are allowed without being wrapped in the spoiler tag.



If you're linking to MangaUpdates or Amazon, it's okay to leave the links in the open without any type of concealment. But if it's a website hosting file downloads, online readers, plot spoilers and the like, those. Shortcuts. Must. Be. Surrounded. By. Spoiler. Tags.

Thank you.

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WINNY CLUB FORUM RULES - READ OR DIE
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007, 03:11:39 AM »
Forum Rules: Winny Club v1.05 08.06.2008

We have modified and added a few forum rules in order to make it cleaner and easier for you to use. If you see somebody violating the forum rules please remind that person with a nice private message.

1) Post content and Topic

Basically the title of a topic should represent the content. If the old topic title is "Bleach Volume 1-15" and somebody added Volume 16, the new topic title should be -> "Bleach Volume 1-16+" .

1.1) Choose A Proper Title

The topic title contains only the correct and full series title and the volume numbers of the whole topic (including volumes posted by other users). If you want to share additional information like description or language write it inside the post. Title descriptions are NOT wanted!

Incorrect Example:
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café occult chinese!!!!
(wrong name, unnecessary description)

Correct Example:
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Café Occult Volume 1-3+
   = for ongoing
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Jinjya no Susume Volume 1-4 Complete
=for complete

1.1.1) Update Content & Title

New uploads and links have to be verified and added by the topicstarter to the first post. Winny Club Premium Uploader can add their new uploads to the Winny Club Index.

1.1.2) UPDATE 06/06/2011 Post Chapter Contents in Yellow!

Hide the newest chapter content that contains significant amount of spoilers by posting it in yellow color.

e.g. This is a spoiler posted in yellow, mark the text with the mouse to read it.

1.2 Post Download Links AND REFERENCES In Spoilers. Only links to informational sites like Mangaupdates, Animenewsnetwork and such are allowed without being wrapped in the spoiler tag.

Code: [Select]
[spoiler]
[url=www.thisisanexample.com]Title Volume RAW[/url]
[/spoiler]


1.3) Required Userrank for Downloads

Newly registered users are ranked as jGhost and cannot post in Winny Club nor see download links.
In order to see the download links every user has to write at least 1 non-spam post in another section such like an introduction post in the Forum Community.  For more information, read the Newbie FAQ.

1.3.1) J-Ghost Spam Protection
Inside Winny Club Forum J-Ghost are restricted to their own topics. They cannot post in other user topics besides their own. Outside Winny Club they can post normally.

1.3.2) Zombie Link Protection Act
In order to fight the increasing number of zombie links (dead links who remain in topics) all topic owners (who created the topic) are granted the ability to moderate their own topics, modify posts and delete old links. Topic owners are told to act carefully and tolerant towards chatter and discussions and to not disturb the discussion flow. Only very old posts or dead links legitimate a complete deletion of the post. Deletions will be monitored by our staff team.

1.3.3) UPDATE 10/30/2009 Linking To Third Party Sites
It is not allowed to post download links to certain sites. All upload topics linking to those sites and have no mirror links are considered DEAD and shall be moved to the Dead Upload section. Here is a list of those sites:

- Mangahelpers.com

1.4) Use This Content Form

You can copy this upload form:

Code: [Select]
Title:   Author:
[img]
[/img]

[quote]Synopsis:
[/quote]

[spoiler]
[url= ]Title Volume RAW[/ur]
[/spoiler]

Example:

Code: [Select]
[size=14pt][url=Series Link on MangaUpdates]Manga Name[/url][/size]
by [url=Mangaka Name on MangaUpdates][u]mangaka name[/u][/url]

[img]www.PICTURE.com[/img]

[quote]Summary of the story, if not available try to write at least a sentence to describe the RAW[/quote]

[spoiler]
[url=www.thisisanexample.com]Title Volume RAW[/url]
[/spoiler]


2.)   Use ProJPEG To Compress Big Images
ProJPEG is a program to compress the size of files, if you have a *.png u have to change the mode into RGB before u can save it!

2.1)  If you want your series to appear on the blog, your picture has to have a width of exactly 400 px and an approximate size of 50KBs!
On the board please try to keep try to keep the file size below 100KBs!

3)  US FILE HOSTS ARE BANNED FROM JCAFE!
US ISPs are going to start traffic monitoring by 07.12.2012

Thx, for following the rules and happy uploading!