General rules - Breaking these rules can and will get you banned!
* Treat others as you wish to be treated. Acting like an ass on the forums will get you duct-taped, warned, or banned.
* It's 3 strikes and you're out. After a combination of either two warnings or tapings, you get no more chances. After that, you're gone.
* Listen to what the staff says.
* Read the forums. You'll find an abundance of information. It's to your advantage .
* INVITING BANNED USERS IS SUBJECT TO YOUR OWN ACCOUNT'S BANNING. Don't think we can't catch these things. We can. Don't do it.
Downloading rules - By not following these rules you will lose download privileges!
* NOT MAINTAINING A .4 RATIO AFTER 2 WEEKS IS SUBJECT TO ACCOUNT AND IP BANNING.
* This rule is in place to keep the good people in, and kick the bad people out.
* As long as you're keeping torrents open, even if you're not uploading, you'll be exempt from banning.
* The Seeding Bonus also helps in this case, where you get points for seeding torrents. Also you can Save the World once a day.
Uploading rules - Torrents violating these rules may be deleted without notice
* Everyone can upload. But don't take advantage of this. We like to keep this strictly Bemani but there are exceptions.We like to add categories every now and then. Sometimes they stick, sometimes they don't.
* If what you want to upload doesn't fall in one of the categories, then do not upload it.
* Please search the tracker before uploading something. Chances are someone may have uploaded it already.
* We do allow requesting on the forums, but please look elsewhere before requesting. If you can get it somewhere else, don't ask here.
* Do NOT abuse the "Not Bemani" music category. That category is mainly for requests and albums that have a weak link to Bemani artists. Failure to follow this will result in your torrent deleted and your account warned/banned.
* All CD images are to be in a BIN/CUE format if it's your own rip. They must be split RAR'd into 20 meg parts.
* All DVD images are to be in ISO format. They must be split RAR'd into 50 meg parts.
* All music is to be ripped in 192kbps MP3 or higher, and 320kbps MP3 when available.
* All nonstop albums are to be made as one MP3 with an accompanying cuesheet, or split ripped with the latest version of LAME so split tracks are gapless.
* Make sure your torrents are well-seeded for at least 24 hours.
If you have something interesting that somehow violate these rules (e.g. not ISO format), ask a mod and we might make an exception.
General Forum Guidelines - Please follow these guidelines or else you might end up with a warning!
* No aggressive behaviour or flaming in the forums.
* No trashing of other peoples topics (i.e. spam, trolling).
* If you don't know what trolling is, then please educate yourself. And don't do it here.
* Keep the forums work-safe at all times!
* No language other than English in the forums.
* No requesting if it can be found on other trackers!
* No bumping... (All bumped threads will be deleted.)
* No images larger than 800x600, and preferably web-optimised.
* No double posting. If you wish to post again, and yours is the last post in the thread please use the EDIT function, instead of posting a double.
* Please ensure all questions are posted in the correct section!
* Last, please read the FAQ before asking any questions!
Avatar Guidelines - Please try to follow these guidelines
* The allowed formats are .gif, .jpg and .png.
* Be considerate. Resize your images to a width of 150 px and a size of no more than 150 KB. (Browsers will rescale them anyway: smaller images will be expanded and will not look good; larger images will just waste bandwidth and CPU cycles).
#ebaumsworld Channel Rules
#ebaumsworld on popn.cjb.net is the place for chat about bemani or any music-related games, and well, most other topics are welcome too, but the important thing is to be respectful with other people so please stay aware of the following rules:
#1 User Rules
- If you start insulting or flaming the ops or other members of the channel, you will be banned temporarily, depending on the situation.
- Harrassing other users will not be tolerated. Joking with your friends is fine, but know your audience and understand where to draw the line. Use your discretion so the ops don't have to use theirs. Also keep in mind that new users probably won't know you well enough to say the same kind of things you would get away with saying to your close friends.
- If you see or have a problem with the channel moderation, feel free to criticize, as long as you can keep it civil. You can message any ops around the channel to report any problem.
#2 OP rules
- OPS were chosen to keep the order in the channel, so if we hear reports of something bad about an OP, it will be looked into. Power abusers will be demoted if neccesary.
- The topic is a place to post important information about game releases or any sort of things, so don't go posting jokes or pointless stuff in there.
- Don't start fights or insult the other members. If any user considers an op to be insulting or making trouble, just report it to others ops or admins, and we'll try to fix the situation.
#3 Ways to make the channel a good and interesting place to stay.
- Help new members when you can. We were all noobies before, so dont treat them like crap or make them feel unwelcome. There's a big difference between constructive criticism and abuse.
- Be thankful toward Fservers, Distro and Ops. They spend time and/or bandwidth for your pleasure.
- Remember that other people can read what you say, so try to make it understandable.
#4 Allowed or not?
- !list is allowed.
- @find is allowed, but use it sparingly. Be sure to type keywords, not the complete titlename of that thing you're looking for. Don't trust it 100% as many Fservers have disabled @find scan from their fserve.
- MP3 Scanners are slightly tolerated. Please don't spam the channel with them.
- Now you can start Request ads if necessary. 240 minute delay minimum and you can enable respond to !request if you want.
- Fserv Ad delay must be disabled, only available on !list.
#6 Fserve Requirements:
- Console games, music is also welcome, preferably OSTs of bemani games or Video Game Music with GOOD tags.
- Keysounds and other bemani sim files are welcome. You can share stepfiles, but that won't get you voice.
- Any CD-based console games. PS2 and PSX are the favorites ones, but any cd based system like Saturn or Dreamcast is welcome - the rarity makes the value.
- CD games: RAR split to volumes, 20,000,000 bytes each
- DVD games: RAR split to volumes, 50,000,000 bytes
- If you really want to serve games in one file, be sure to add recovery record to the archive with winrar.
- Make a .sfv file for each game if possible. I recommend to use WinAFV32.exe which can be found on the following website: http://chrnutz.gmxhome.de/download/winafv32.zip
- Open your fserve to all. Only distro Fserves should be voice restricted.
Q: Why no raw bin/cue?
A: Serving raw bins isn't secure. Such big files can corrupt while downloading with no way to detect it. A rar file will check its crc when unpacking and won't let you extract a bad bin. Plus raring the bins saves a large amount of hdd space and bandwidth.
Q: Why splitted files? A game in one big archive is more convenient to download.
A: Serving big files isn't a good idea in general. If a file gets corrupted, you'll have to download the whole file again instead of only a part of it. And if you properly set your fserve max queues per user, queuing a full game won't be a problem.
Q: What is so bad about corruption?
A: A corrupted bin that gets burned to cd will probably get you a game with bugs during movies and/or glitches during music; that's a pain for collectors. And as a matter of fact, corruption during a file transfer occurs much more often that you might imagine. A good tool that helps to check if a bin got damaged at any time after/during its rip is cdmage. It will even let you fix lowest serverity corruptions. Get it at http://www.warezfaq.com/fleas/CDmage1-02-1B5.zip
#8 Voice Requirements (ie Distro Access):
- Willing to help the channel, willing to serve for a long time.
- Run a tidy Fserve, 24hours preferably.
- Serve games/music of course, see Fserve Requirements.
- Be patient, you'll be voiced once I have had enough time to notice, check and appreciate your fserve. No length of serving is specified, it is only at my will, and please don't beg for +v.
Finally, please follow the rules or don't waste your time in our channel. Make it useful.