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General Rules Guide for Posters How to Post a Request

General Rules

As you're already aware, AudioZ highly prohibits:

  • Foul language,
  • Discrimination,
  • Insulting other members,
  • Trolling,
  • Fake/virused releases,
  • Advertising related web-sites.
- This is what you will get banned for.

Please keep in mind that after 90 days of inactivity (since last login) your account will be automatically removed.

Usage:

If you have a widescreen monitor, you will see our main page split into two columns:

  1. Fresh Releases - where you can track releases not older than 2 weeks, or those that weren't published anywhere yet.
  2. Archive - everything else, including RePosts.

Don't know how to download? - Read this article.

Comments:

We really don't like flood in comments, including messages like "Thanks" or - Please use Thanks Button and Post's Rating to show your appreciation;

Comments are open to discuss the release, not to make pointless statements, post requests or requests for new links.

You can subscribe to comments to receive follow-ups when new comment is posted, you can also reset your subscriptions in your user profile.

You can post mirrors in comments, unless you see the notification that Uploader requested not to post mirrors. We allow all protocols (http, torrent etc.), as long as the file doesn't violate our rules (no ads, no spam in archives).

If you believe you've been unfairly downrated, read this post.

Dead Posts

You don't need to post "dead links" comments, because now we have a special group (Residents) that can directly send Reupload Request to the Uploader and Cleaners.

However, if you spotted dead post, the best you can do as a Member is to contact the author of that post via PM and request new links.

In general, after a Resident makes report, uploader has 24 hours to reupload links; if he doesn't, next report will be sent to our Cleaner.

Groups:

If you want to understand how AudioZ works,
you might want to learn about our groups hierarchy:

  • Admin
  • Moderator
  • Cleaner - Does reuploads, mirrors and cleans AudioZ from older posts.
  • Releaser - Releaser is an uploader or team that makes their own releases.
    This group also have their own blogs at AudioZ.
  • Contributor - Uploader.
  • Supplier - Someone who supplied stuff to releasers.
  • Resident - Group of members with some special abilities.
    This group is also responsible for reporting dead links in posts and other issues of importance to the forums.
  • Member
You can contact official representatives using our menu: INFO > contacts

Guide for Posters

At AudioZ, we have to check and moderate around 40 posts daily. It is only up to you whether your post will be published or declined.

We have very strict requirements and some specifics that you'll never meet unless you read these rules.
If you don't, your post will be removed without any notice.

Posting Conditions

  1. Search. Always make sure you search before you submit new post.
  2. Double-Posts are not allowed! However, we do allow "Proper" releases if the reason for a Proper is described; We also allow releases with different authentication methods (crack/keygen/serial etc.).
  3. No spam, advertisement or links to other related web-sites inside archives, or anywhere on AudioZ.
  4. All download links must be posted through PeepLink.
  5. Posts with CAPITALIZED titles will not be processed.
  6. Select "Fresh" only if you're 100% sure you're posting recently released software, or if it wasn't released anywhere yet.
  7. Do not use different colors, fonts, alignments or other unnecessary tags to pimp your post.
  8. Replace dots in titles with Spaces ("This.Won't.Be.Posted.v1.3" to "This will be posted v1.3")
  9. "ALL in ONE" home-made "Plugin Collections" dump packs are prohibited.
  10. Long lists and information that may not be valuable should go inside the [spoiler] tag ("SP" icon)
  11. We have 2 primary File Storage Services, as decided by our members. Every post must at least contain links to UL and RG. However, you can replace one of them with MEGA. All links must be free to download without a premium account!
  12. Pre-Posts are not allowed. You can only submit your post when you have release uploaded and post completely prepared. Partial uploads are not accepted! If you ever make post with incomplete files, missing description or any other details, your post will be forwarded to another uploader.
  13. You are allowed to post links to your FFS (Free File Storage) referrals.
  14. You are not allowed to post links to your FFS folders collections.
  15. You can post mirrors in comments to other uploaders posts, unles it is not allowed by the uploader.
  16. All pictures must be uploaded to our server using this button:
  17. Pictures in Short Post must be placed in "thumb" tags, otherwise not overexceed 300x300px.
Here you can see an example of a properly prepared post.

Special Tags

Please learn how and when to use our special tags:
- as you can see, every tag has a tooltip which will help you get used to it.

This is a template you can use in your txt-document:

and this is how it looks in the editor and on the site.

Mirrors Policy

If you're 100% certain that you will watch for your post and respond to reupload requests, you have the right to ask not to post mirrors in comments; this is done by unchecking the "Mirrors" checkbox on Submit Post page.

Categories / Sections

Please wisely choose categories;
be as much specific as possible, try not to use multiple categories.

software
  • PC
  • Mac
  • mobile
  • essential - for administration use only.
  • sys.tools - for administration use only.
samples - if you're not sure what you have, just select Samples.
  • libraries - libraries are those that contain different material (loops, samples, patches in one).
  • loops
  • sound effects
  • Kontakt - samples for Kontakt sampler and everything related to it (wallpapers, patches etc.)
  • Samplers - all other samplers (Elastik, ReFill etc.)
  • presets, patches, impulses
  • multitrack, acapella
  • MiDi, SF, AKAi
education
  • video - video-tutorials
  • literary - eBooks
       - magazines
       - songbooks, sheets
  • methods - this is for courses like "Guitar Methods", "Play Along.." - those should be posted in this section.

video DJ - everything related to VJ's. VJ and Video Editing are not the same!

requests - people may ask for ReUPs, so if you want to upload more, you may want to check this section daily.

ancient releases - self-explanatory.

lounge
  • Site News - for administration use only.
  • Industry News - announces and news related to Audio Software Industry.
  • Music - for administration use only.

While posting into SubCategory, you don't need to select the Category itself.
- Categories naturally show everything that's posted in their SubCategories;

So if you're posting in the Sound Effects category, you don't need to select Samples and Sound Effects - only Sound Effects.

Posting Requests

To submit a request, you need to be sure it wasn't posted or requested before. Use search, and then also search with DuckDuckGo.

Go to Submit Post page, select requests category, put "REQ: " prefix in the title and provide maximum information about the software you're requesting.

Please do not request something that's only been released recently or announced.
Also, don't request reuploads - if you found a dead post, the best you can do as a Member is to contact the author of that post via PM and request new links.

Here you can see an example of a proper request:

Improperly prepared request-posts will be removed without any notice.

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