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New rules for releases

+ posted by bax in Site News on Mar 20, 2009 14:13


There's an update for this, read it HERE


Hello again everyone :)

As you may have noticed (if you're an uploader), we put up 3 new rules for uploading releases. In the spirit of properly doing things right for the community as a whole and making sure people aren't abusing the fans/readers, we decided to put forth these rules;

Quote:

Every release

1. has to provide a non-profit download resource.
2. must be accessible to the public without the need for registration.
3. needs to be accessible in a user-friendly way.


Has to provide a non-profit download resource
This is our part to contribute, as in to curb some people from trying to make hidden money from scanlations. Scanlations are supposed to be cost free (for the readers), and getting money from the readers is supposed to be optional (donations for example).

So in short, make sure to provide at least one cost free link together with your direct money giving hosting links (such as MegaUpload, EasyShare, DepositFiles, KewlShare). You can use services such as MediaFire, SendSpace, zShare, torrents, your own direct download, or even better, MH's direct download.

Cash click services, such as linkbucks, usercash, hotfile, etc are banned as usual.

Must be accessible to the public without the need for registration
This is self explanatory. We decided to put it in because it is against the spirit of sharing. Chances are, if you enforce the community to register to download, people will shun away from your site and go to download other groups' releases.

Needs to be accessible in a user-friendly way
Imagine this: to download a release, a person has to click like 8 or 9 times before they can see the DL links. It's troublesome and seems like the scanlator doesn't want people to download their releases :(

I'd personally say 'the depth of a top-level forum' is the standard to go by;
like 'click forum-link -> look for comprehensible forum title -> see topic -> see link'
That is fine. This rule is really just so we can point out the rules for really obscured ways to access the links to gain profit.

In short, 3 or 4 clicks max would be the idea. None of the online hosters fall into this category, so don't worry :) This is just for precautions.

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So there you go, 3 rules to make the community better. As usual, if you have any questions, feel free to ask :)

There's an update for this, read it HERE


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Comments
#1. by hash899 (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
doesn't effect me but those are some pretty good points and should make the readers much happier.
#2. by Revilenigma (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
ditto
#3. by sabret00the (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Glad to see these have been put into place. There's some annoying fucker scanlators out there.
#4. by reinen (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
What about torrents? Are they allowed too?
#5. by Arvael (Scanlator)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
I have a question! xD
You see, I upload the chapters here so fans can download directly from MH or read it online. However, I usually link the group's website in the notes, where the fans need to register before downloading.
So I hope it's okay, because here, they don't need to register so they can download and they can access our scanlations here, too. But I'm not sure, so I'm asking if it's alright...
#6. by fairy (Proofreaders)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Good rules. I hate clicking a million times to get to something after I've already clicked a link to read the actual post, where I'd expect to see the actual thing.
#7. by bax (MH Senpai)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Quote:

What about torrents? Are they allowed too?


Yup, torrents are allowed :)

Quote:

I have a question! xD
You see, I upload the chapters here so fans can download directly from MH or read it online. However, I usually link the group's website in the notes, where the fans need to register before downloading.
So I hope it's okay, because here, they don't need to register so they can download and they can access our scanlations here, too. But I'm not sure, so I'm asking if it's alright...


That is fine too :)
They have an option that way.
#8. by eyesotope (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
those rules are obviously for the benefit of the community, I hate jumping through download hoops as much as the next guy, although I don't mind clicking links that will earn the scanlators some funding ;) I'm just a leech anyway XD
#9. by Hyde (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
huge advertisements in MH is TEH FAIL, seriously.
Fortunate I have adblock.
#10. by Arvael (Scanlator)
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Thanks for your answer!^^
#11. by Andrews (Scanlator)
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Good Decision.
#12. by kim (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
excellent rules!
#13. by lockon (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
yeahh!! i'm agree..good rules
#14. by Sasori (Intl Translator)
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
I agree too ^^
#15. by laclongquan (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
Bravo!

Those are all the things that stuck in my craw all these years. Esp No 2. Register/Dl is just ... plain idiotic. Do you know how many scan/trans groups out there that disband a few months after opening? Joining a short lived community boasting of 5-10 members are just a bother.
#16. by Lolie (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 1, 2009
Just to point out that FH are not complying with those rules... their DDL is Link-bucks and MU and sometimes (rarely) they have a torrent file
#17. by kim (Registered User)
Posted on Apr 8, 2009
How should we go about reporting people who are violating this rule? I actually came across the first one just today since the rule was issued. (but i'd prefer not to finger point in public)
#18. by adp86 (Registered User)
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
What?

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