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The New Downloads Forum and How It Works!

Posted by Liam , 29 January 2013 · 2,046 views

Just over a year ago when the team decided to promote me to media we decided that we were going to redo the whole forum. With the many setbacks including meagupload getting taken down, having to reformat the threads and me just being busy with school in general, its finally finished and here it is.

With this downloads forum we decided to take a different approach to the design. With the original it was split by audio and video then into section for where ever it belonged and then into era. We’ve decided that we were going to combine audio and video together and have it as one forum. As for the download links, we’ve split it by era and each show with a recording has its own thread. You can now discuss a recording in its own thread. For requesting or posting a recordings, just put it in the main page stating whether you want audio or video of it

Regular members won’t have access to make threads in any of the era specific forum, so if they want something added there they have to make the thread in the main section then a mod will move it to the appropriate forum. It’s also been decided that the only recordings that make it into the actual downloads are recordings that are either professionally shot, complete or very near complete.

The way the downloads at set up is in each era they are sorted by year/month/date with the title to keep it all in order. When you click on the thread you want you will see a setlist from the entire show, though the recording may have all the tracks in it. Underneath that you have the recordings listed. It will have Source # followed by whether it's audio or video and what type of recording and which number it can be. There’s four  types:

AMT – Video shot by an audience member from in the crowd
PRO – Video shot by a professional company with
soundboard audio
AUD – Audio recording from an audience member in the
crowd
SBD – Audio taken from the sound desk.

Under that you have “Screens” (this is only for video recordings) where it will have links to screenshots of the footage. Next you’ll have “Notes” which will be stuff to do with the recording like where a video is shot from or what songs are missing are have cuts. Under that is “Ratings”, one for audio and video, both out of 5 starts. Please keep in mind that the quality rating depends on the type of recording (example – a 5 start AUD recording won’t be as good as a 5 star SBD recording). Then we have “Links” these are of course links to download the recording. It will indicate what format you’re downloading it in and from what site. We also have a part for artwork that people can feel free to make for that recording for people who like that stuff.

Is the section complete? Of course not, we still have a lot more to do but this is where you can help. A lot of my information is taken from GDTorrents, their  live guide and DVD guide and my own common knowledge, for some recordings I couldn’t find info about so I had to guess. We will be keeping the previous download section archived for a bit. What you guys can do is if you see any recordings, info, screen shots, incorrect ratings or something else, post it in the thread for that show and it can be fixed.

Now to the download links, there are currently very little links (a few will be pinned to give you an idea) in there for the simple fact that megaupload got taken down and we lost a lot. These are ones I found from other members on this forum. We are now going to start uploading all our stuff to mega.co.nz mainly in MP3 (for audio) and MP4 (for video) formats. If you have another link to the recording in a different format and/or on a different site (including GDTorrent), feel free to post it (preferably on mega) and I’ll put it in the links as well. Uploading will be done over a period of time so please be patient and bear with us.
 
So that’s pretty much it, if you have any thoughts or question then feel free to comment or shoot me a PM.
 
Enjoy :)

  • Fuzz, justcause, monkeyman and 22 others like this


That must have take you a lot and it looks great!! :thumbsup: It's awesome :)

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413 threads and a year and about two months

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ThisIsNotNora
Jan 29 2013 06:46 PM

*applause*

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It's fabulous Liam! Excellent work.
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You had one of the GDC's hardest works, this is the best thing I have seen since I'm on GDC. Congratulations Liam!

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How am I supposed to keep up with every thread? There's too many in there!! And where can we make requests for audio if it doesnt have a thread?
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You do that in the main page as it stated :) Just make one thread per show and when that recording gets found, it will put into the proper era section

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Few questions?: Where can I get the download link the only thing I see is this 

Link:

 

But there's no link.

 

 

How am I supposed to keep up with every thread? There's too many in there!! And where can we make requests for audio if it doesnt have a thread?

 

You can create a thread on the main page and then a mod will move it where it belong

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Few questions?: Where can I get the download link the only thing I see is this 

Link:

 

But there's no link.

 

As stated "Now to the download links, there are currently very little links (a few will be pinned to give you an idea) in there for the simple fact that megaupload got taken down and we lost a lot."

 

They are being uploaded, give us a chance

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Marius Pontmercy
Jan 29 2013 07:18 PM

Wow, great job, Liam!

 

Everything is so much neater, and I'll probably venture into the Downloads forum a lot more often!

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Tubbie Head
Jan 29 2013 07:20 PM

That's fantastic! Much more appealing and organised! 

 

Thank you for this!

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I like this.

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awesome this is really great congrats for the job and time you put on this!

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Thanks for organising this Liam!

So people know I will be uploading the bulk of my collection and filling up all the links. If there is no restriction on storage space I will also be hopefully getting up lossless versions of them too (ie. flac, and dvds)

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Thank You!!!! I missed the downloads section!!! :D

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Jeez, that's a huge amount of work, and much appreciated.  Great to see the Downloads Forum back in action!!

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Fabulous work man! You did a great job with this!

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ThibautDookie
Jan 30 2013 01:36 AM

Wow Awesome Work Liam :D

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great job man :)

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must really say congratulations, great job.

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