Updates on Uploading Rules
This news post announcement is regarding the upload rules for raws and scans at MH. Basically, an updated version of the previous announcement made HERE.
We're updating the rules to cover up some previous loopholes that needed to be taken care of. Sorry for any inconveniences.
Basically, every release now must meet the following criteria:
1. Has to provide a non-profit download resource, online viewing is not considered one
2. Must be accessible to the public without the need for registration.
3. Needs to be accessible in a user-friendly way.
For more clarification on the previous rules, please read the previous (announcement).
Now for the additions:
Online viewing is not considered a "DDL" (Direct Download)
It seems we weren't clear enough on this one. Web based online viewing or any other reading method that does not have an option to transfer the entire archive of the release to your local PC from the server is not considered a download source.
So from now on, please supply the readers with an alternative download source to your online viewing method. Online viewing is simply considered an extra benefit to your release.
What is a non-profit download resource
It is a download source which doesn't enable monetary gain either by the download-provider itself or via third party services such as cash click services.
So supply alternative links to non-profit source(s) for the readers to choose from for your releases. We understand the need to have a monetary source to buy the related items (magazines, tanks, books, etc), so if you need to have such links as a way to earn money, clearly advertise what the link is and make sure there's a clear non-profit option available along with it. This allows the readers to choose whether to use such links or not.
Donations must be a choice for the readers, not forced.
This transfer protocol is acceptable alternatives like usual as long as they are not abused to get around the rules. If it's a torrent, it must work at all times (and not die).
//edit as of 28th Feb 10
IRC is no longer considered as non-profit links due to reports of members ended up using 'for profits' links. Besides, quite a number of members do not know how to use IRC and would be left hopeless when faced with a IRC link. Hence a non-profit link or direct link would be more user friendly for them.
These amendments are to take place effective immediately. The two other points were already explained in the previous announcement.
Uploading of Raws
Hi everyone, eni here. Additionally to the above rule change, I would like to inform you that we added a 'Korean-raw' (한국어 RAW) and 'Chinese-raw' (中文 RAW) language filter.
In case that you want to upload a manhwa or manhua raw, please don't choose the normal Korean/Chinese language (or worse: the Japanese raw) anymore which is supposed to be for translation INTO one of these languages only. Use the new Korean/Chinese RAW filter for the native language uploads:
Naruto (translated into Korean) -> upload to '한국어'
Majeh - King of Hell (native Korean) -> upload to '한국어 RAW'
Sadly, these won't appear as raws but as scanlations for the time being. It's a temporary solution until our system is capable to handle more than one raw language. This isn't an easy fix and will take a while.
A lot of native Korean/Chinese series were already uploaded wrong, particularly as Japanese raws. If you come across one which is in the wrong language filter, please report it to us. Thank you for understanding :)
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