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Last Update: December 24, 2013
(Update history at end of the FAQ)


Email for questions:
administration@avaxhome.ws



You have entered an interesting (we hope it is) and friendly (and it is indeed) community. Everyone is welcome here.
However, to prevent any misunderstanding and inconvenience in the future, please read the following FAQ.

Although AvaxHome is a multilingual blog, official languages on this site are English and Russian.
You can create publications and write comments in other languages, but all the references, questions and requests to our administration team should be in English or Russian only.

Disclaimer

We do not encourage illegal activity. References to content protected by copyright law, are given exclusively for fact-finding purposes. If you liked the program, music or the book - buy it!


The following is forbidden at AvaxHome:

- To be offensive to any user, moderator or administrator.
- Nazism, racism and terrorism or extremism propaganda in any form.
- Stealing links from other sites.
- Reprinting materials from other sites without credits.
- Posting any kind of serial numbers or license keys in publications or comments. (Upload a text file containing such information to any server and just post the link here.)
- Publishing any kind of advertising or promotional materials in publications or comments.
- Using multiple accounts to post news or writing comments. All of these Clones will be banned immediate and all their posts and comments will be deleted.
- Duplicate publications. Before creating a new publication, check with the search engine if it is already available here.. The Search field is on the left side of each page, below the calendar. Use quotation marks (“) to search for phrases instead of single words for better results. Normally 2 or 3 words should work best, for example: "Frank Zappa", "SQL Server", "Visual Basic", "Foundations of Ajax", etc. If links in a found publication no longer work (deleted files on servers), your new submission is very welcome. In such a case, add (Repost) to the end of the title of your new publication. For a search of books the best result will be obtained using ISBN -10 of book without "-" and space.

If you're publishing freeware content you need to give the link to its homepage.

Not only new visitors, even some long-time users, still think that the few publications listed on our main pages are all AvaxHome offers. That is totally wrong! You can access all publications by either using the calendar or the search engine (left side of each page).
Using categories: If you are mainly interested in special topics like music or books, you can directly jump to that category by using the corresponding links on the top. You will find special publications like the team projects in the music category that you will never see on main pages and you will limit the shown publications to that category only.


Features



  • Post News:
    Create the new publication (this item accessible for the "Posters" group ONLY)

  • My News:
    View ALL APPROVED and NOT YET APPROVED publications of current poster

  • My Blog:
    View all current user's APPROVED publications

  • Refused News:
    View all publications which were returned to the poster with critical remarks which applied to the news

  • Send Message:
    Send Private Message to another AvaxHome user

  • Private Messages:
    All received Private Messages
    (red number "(1) or (2) or (4) etc." means that someone has sent you a mail or mails.)

  • Profile:
    User's Private Profile (Here you can activate Invitation Code from a friend)

  • Logout:
    Leave account



Invitation System

In order to maintain the quality of publications and avoid cheating, which allows our visitors to feel safe when they using AvaxHome
we introduced an Invitation System for the Posters.

All AvaxHome's users that have posted at least one active publication from 12.09.2010 till 12.02.2011
have one guest Invitation Code in their Profile, that they may give to a friend.

When you use the guest Invite Code YOU will bear FULL RESPONSIBILITY
for who you give the invitation to, so make your choice wisely.

If an invited GUEST becomes banned - the person that gave them invitation will be BANNED also!

Multiple accounts are forbidden so don't use the Invite Code for yourself, it will lead to you being BANNED!

Invitation System in a POSTER Profile




Publication How-To


All publications must contain at least one required download link:


Keep 2 Share

or

FilePost.com

or

Uploaded.net

or

NitroFlare.com (ONLY as a second link!)


The file parts must be available for download in free mode!!!
(read the filehoster's rules)


Publications without one of such download links WILL BE REFUSED!!!


If you want to share files from your personal PC you can create a "magnet link" and place it in addition with direct links of hosters from our "obligatory list". -- Attention: Sharing the torrent files from WEB or torrent trackers - it's strongly forbidden!!


You should read the following to prevent future questions, mainly we get, "Why does my publication not show?"

You want to create a new publication? Great! But please do it in an approved style. It is silly to spend your time to create it and then cause our moderators to refuse it because it is missing needed information. Your publication is presented under your name, so take the time to create a good looking publication you can be proud of. Careful reading of the following guidelines makes you a "professional" publisher, so do not hesitate to read them more than once.

To create a new publication, click the link Post news on the left side of each page (where it appears, if you are a new member).
The publication editor is simple to use. All you need to do is enter:

"News name" - the name of your publication.
Examples:
Black Uhuru - "Mystical Truth"
C.Branden, "Introduction to Protein Structure" (2nd edition)
41 Pictures by Bosch

The news name is shown on top of your publication. It should be easy to read. Do not use characters such as "_" and do not use all capital characters. This is "SHOUTING" and annoys us all.
"Handbook_of_Physics" - "Handbook of Physics"
"BEST SONGS OF REGGAE!!!!!" - "Best Songs of Reggae"

"News uri-name" - The topmost field is URI.
The URI is a unique string tied to your publication. It is part of the URL to call your publication. All users will see it on screen and in stored bookmarks. Make sure the URI you chose makes sense. For technical reasons you can only use the characters “a” to “z”, “0” to 9”, “_” and “-“. Blanks (“ “) and capital letters (“A” to “Z”) are not allowed in URIs!

Examples:
Black_Uhuru_Mystical_Truth
Introduction_to_Protein_Structure
41_Pictures_by_Bosch

The next 2 large edit areas are the main part of your publication.




Please select the category which applies to your publication. The Primary Category uuse for the formation of URL, Title and Path.


News promote, is what will be published on Avaxhome's index- and main pages. It is a short summary of your publication. Everyone browsing AvaxHome will see this part of your publication, so make sure it looks good and try to keep it short. It should contain a picture (cover of a book or music album, screenshot of a program or similar - appropriate to your publication) and the main information as described below in full detail. Use additional pictures only in rare cases and if really needed.

Do not use eye catchers like colored text or animated pictures if you have not received the moderators approval before using them.
Flashing "Look Here" Gifs are very annoying to many people.
Do not use multiple blank lines inside or at the end of promote.
Full descriptions, long quotes, download links, passwords etc. belong to the second part (“News text”), NOT in Promote!

"News promote:" is a short announcement. After clicking “Details...” the user won’t see this announcement any more. If that user had already opened several publication before, he now has several pages with only download links and it is very hard to know where these links come from.
Therefore after creating the announcement in "News promote", you should copy and paste it to the topmost part of "News text" field. And the last field is "Download Links" it must contains any details, links, passwords, etc. but NO MORE than that.


A. Publication without picture will be refused.
Use services as Amazon and Google to search for images. If you can’t find exact picture for the content being posted, insert suitable one making sense. For example, for obtaining quality covers of books use next link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/XXX/ref=dp_image_0,
where XXX is ISBN-10 (without "-") of your book.

ALL pictures must be uploaded on AvaxHome.ws server during the new publication process. That is site policy. All publications containing pictures stored on other image hosts will be refused.
Minimum image size is 280 height x 280 width. Uploading pictures in their lowest resolution, or smallest size possible, thus making them nearly impossible to see is no longer permitted.

Insert picture using Picture manager:
1. Click on "Insert image" icon
You will see the following information in a window:


2. Select "Upload" button and use "Browse" button to select your picture.
3. Click "Send" button.
4. After a short moment of uploading your picture you will normally see a number in field "Image url or id" – this is the number AvaxHome has assigned to your picture. If upload did not work properly, just click “Send” button again until the picture number shows.
5. You can add border to the picture by setting “Yes” instead of “N/A” in Border drop list. In the “Alter text” field you can write short description which will be shown when you hover your mouse cursor over the picture.
6. Press "Ok". Done!

Do not make the picture as the link! Also do not add in the text of the link any picture! If you do your link will not work!

A new [img] tag has been added to your publication. Please check it. Inside the [img] tag you should see the picture number assigned by AvaxHome servers. If this did not work with your browser, insert the picture number yourself.
And one more thing. How should a picture look? It should be compelling and attractive, making you want to click on it. It should look attractive to the viewer!
The [img] tag automatically defines a centered picture. Don't put [center] tags around it.. It makes no sense at all to center a centered picture.

Example:
[center][img]12345[/img][/center] - incorrect.
[img]12345[/img] - correct.

It also causes an empty line after the picture.

B. Please provide at least a short summary about the content of your publication. Would you consider buying a book you’ve never heard of before if on its cover is just written "The Excellent book!” or “Worth reading"? Or purchasing a music album, without even knowing what genre it is and what songs it contains? We don’t think so, do you?.


For all downloads, please include the SIZE of the download (in Mb) in "News promote" part so it shows on the main page.
The reason for defining file size is very simple. Users should be able to recognize on first sight if a download is to large for them to handle. We have users from all over the world. Not every country has perfect infrastructure for telecommunications. While some users are lucky to do downloads on an ADSL2+ with 16 MBits, there are still users who use slow 56 Kbps modem.For them it is impossible to download a game of 4.3 GB size. If this information is present on the index page, the 56 Kbps modem user can directly skip this publication. Why force him to click "Read more", wasting time reading text and even have to start a download just to see that the file is to large for his download speed?

If you publish MUSIC then provide at least genre (WITHOUT typing "Genre:" in front of it!!), file type (MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4Aa, WAV etc.) and (if not a lossless format) bitrate (! If bitrate is variable then add either average bitrate or encoding parameters), size of download, year of release and a list of the tracks (as TEXT, not as picture!).
You can also add further information like play times, artist biography, reviews of the album, and additional pictures.

Forbidden to publish multiple-discs edition (as Box Sets or discographies) in one continuous archive. Just upload all discs separately with individual links for each album.

Forbidden to pack the scans with size more than 15-20 MB together with Music.

To ensure quality, our moderators will refuse publication of music albums with 192 Kbps or less. Share these only as an addition to a posted album in higher quality. The only exceptions are historic recordings, rare recordings (like bootlegs) not available at better quality, or karaoke disks.

Posting the vinyl rips or similar home-made products is totally forbidden in the Music section. You must to publish such rips in our "Hi-Resolution" section only. Please, do not mark any checkboxes for Music in that situation!

All Hi-Resolution (vinyl or not) rips posted in the Music section (with Pop/Folk/Rock or Lossless' marked checkboxes) will be refused immediately.

While browsing index pages, users should be able to quickly recognize music albums fitting their needs - a consistent style of providing information is very helpful. Start with the genre of music. Most users have genres of music they enjoy and genres they hate. Why should a user who hates techno or rap click on "Details" and read a long description, perhaps still not telling what genre the album is? Do you really expect the user to jumps to google or other search engines just to find the information you the publisher are too lazy to write? Next should be filetype (makes no sense to download a format the user’s player does not support) and bitrate (is quality good enough for the user’s ears?)

 SEE EXAMPLE

!!!!RULES FOR LOSSLESS PUBLICATIONS!!!!


If content is a BOOK then provide ISBN-10 (!) number without "-" (it is very desirable - and usually the Amazon link will do), number of pages, year of publication, edition (if you know it is not the 1st edition), book format (pdf, chm, etc.) and size of the download..
Specify the book’s author (absolute MUST). Please provide the full book name with all the punctuation marks to make searching faster for our search engine.


Don't publish books in .html, .doc, .rtf format, please!

If possible, also state if the book is just a raw scan or an OCR and proof read scan.


 SEE EXAMPLE



For VIDEO files provide at least file type (compression type), video resolution, video and audio bitrates, play length, size of download, withMINIMUM of ONE SCREENSHOTfrom your video file (for this purpose you may wish to use Media Player Classic).
For DVD rips provide information about language(s), subtitles and a short desription. Additional info like actors and year of release are very welcome.
Do not publish adult content such as XXX-rated, porn or violent material!

 SEE EXAMPLE



For COMICS provide at least size of download, resolution (size of pictures), format of files (PDF, ZIP, RAR, CBR, etc.).
Don’t write simple “HQ”! There is special quality scale for scanned comics:

- Rough Scan usually scanned on low quality paper or by low quality scanner.
- SD Scan and digital rips (between 960px and 1440px with fine quality)
- HD Scan and digital rips (usually from 1920px to 2560px and higher)

Comics in Higher quality group has higher priority over lower group.
eg. if 1280px scan has already been posted then new 1920px post won't be considered as duplicate.
if 1920px scan has already been posted then new 2048px post will be considered as duplicate.

HC, TPB has higher priority over single issue packs. When HC/TPB edition has been posted, there is no need to post single issue packs

Do not publish adult content such as XXX-rated, porn or violent material!

 SEE EXAMPLE



For GRAPHIC content provide at least size of download, resolution (size of pictures), format of files (tiff, jpeg, gif, etc.).
Don’t write simple “HQ”!
Do not publish adult content such as XXX-rated, porn or violent material!

 SEE EXAMPLE



For GRAPHIC content provide at least size of download, resolution (size of pictures), format of files (tiff, jpeg, gif, etc.).
Don’t write simple “HQ”!
Do not publish adult content such as XXX-rated, porn or violent material!

 SEE EXAMPLE



For MAGAZINES provide at least size of download, year and month of publishing, number of pages, format of files (tiff, jpeg, gif, etc.).

IT IS FORBIDDEN TO PUBLISH INCOMPLETE ISSUES OF MAGAZINES!!!

Forbidden to pack SINGLE issue in archive, just upload as is!

If you want to publish a LARGE magazines collection you MUST upload such collection IN ONE ARCHIVE!


 SEE EXAMPLE


For SOFTWARE & GAMES provide at least minimal hardware equirements, OS, version number, size of download, a short description, homepage URL.
Do not post TRIAL/DEMO versions as they are easy to find. If a program requires a fix (crack, key generator, patches or serial numbers) to make it work, include these in the download archive.
Do not write serial numbers or registration codes inside your publication!
Check files for possible online threats (viruses, worms, Trojans and browser hijackers) before posting.

 SEE EXAMPLE: SOFTWARE, GAMES

Publications consisting of only picture and download link, without any additional info will be refused!


C. After editing publications (and BEFORE posting it) use preview! (click on the "Preview" button at the bottom of the page)

The next field (News original uri) - you only have to insert here the URL to the original info (in case it was taken in another site).


Not much more and you’re done. Have previewed the publication (you did right?) you need to place your publication in the catalogue. To do this you’ll have to choose the right publication category in a field "Display in categories".

Remarks:
1. For the book do not forget to note its language. You should check both the E-Books category, and the language (Russian, English, or Other).
2. You can locate publication in several categories. Example: Plugins for Photoshop - Soft and Graphics categories.

D. Any publication with an adult content is forbidden. Such publications posted on AvaxHome will be deleted without warning.

E. It is strictly forbidden to publish any serials and keys to programs in the public view! Do so and you will be banned. The correct way to do it is to create a text file with all that info, upload it any file host and give the link to download.

F. However some users include large lists of all their other publications inside each new publication. At one time we agreed with that, but did not forsee the problems it would cause. These lists are forbidden from now on. Include such a list ONLY if it contains links to the previous publications therefore building up a logical sequence with the current publication.

G. Edited publications. Edited publications. When you edit your post and press Save button it will be send on Pre-moderation.

H. The list of your publications is accessible under the link "My news".

I. Do not create publications only with request! AvaxHome is not a forum!


L. All spammers will be banned immediately. All their comments and publications will be removed!
Name of other sites in comments - spam.
Name of other sites as part of links - spam.
Name of other sites as archive password - spam.


Problems and their solutions


Comments with "mirrors" will be deleted ONLY IF the publisher posts files at least on TWO DIFFERENT FILE HOSTS.
(example: to filesonic.com and wupload.com, or megaupload.com, uploading.com and depositefiles.com etc.)
Also comments with "mirrors" will be deleted IF files in comments had been hosted at the same file host that is used in the publication.

(example: filesonic.com at publication and filesonic.com at comments)







Q. - Why did my publication disappear from the site?

1). - All your links died and another publication was reposted in place of it.

2). - Your publication was a duplicate of another previously existing publication.

3). - A copyright violation complaint was received about your publication.




A.You can inform us about incorrect behavior of other users using the provided email address. Please send us complaints concerning any bugs and errors you find in a link to a site!
If you have any question/problems regarding your publications you can use PM addressing -=Pasha13=-, R@F.

B. If on the left side of the page near "Private Messages" you see a red number "(1) or (2) or (4) etc." it means that someone has send you an email or emails. Click the link "Private Messages" and you can read this mail. If you wish to send someone a mail, use the link "Send message" (see picture).

C. All your publications are moderated.

D. If your publication does not appear on the site after some time it is possible that it has been refused for some reason(s). Check the category "My news" and see whether it is there. Often you can find there why the publication is not activated. If no reason is given, then read this FAQ again from the beginning. Correct your publications and taking care of the hints given by moderator.



Recommendations

Make your publications attractive and people will respond gratefully, ugly and incomplete publications are bad news

A. You may use the following password for your archives:

www.AvaxHome.ru

Also you may place this NFO file to your archives:
Get here | or here | or here

B. Do not use too many colors designing the publication.
Two or three colors - is quite enough (black for text, blue for URLs, red to highlight important info like passwords etc)
Inside the publication a publisher can follow all the personal style he/she wants. If they think a publication should look like a parrot by using 4 or more colors, the OK, that’s their personality :-)
But not in the part shown on the index pages. This part should look like AvaxHome, it should fit the AvaxHome look-and-feel (the sites Corporate look if you like) and should contain the required information in a common style and formatting so users browsing the index pages can easily recognize if a publication is of interest to them or not. As we said above, we have some publishers providing very nice publications and in this case the moderators allow some personal style on the index pages.
The quality of your publication should speak for itself. It certainly speaks of you. If you really need bold red colored text just to draw attention to your publication, you should spend some time working on your ego or at least think about publishing better submissions users will accept without the need for such eye catchers. Besides, it is unfair to all the other publishers who keep to the rules. If you publish something outstanding, you can be sure the moderator will either highlight your publication or even put it on top of others for a few hours.

Don't use CAPS in your post, it could look offensive and is considered SHOUTING (very bad manners)

C. Design URLs to Internet standards.

Example:

[url=www.avaxhome.ru]Download[/url]:
Download - correct

[url=]www.avaxhome.ru[/url] or [url]www.avaxhome.ru[/url]:
www.avaxhome.ru - correct also

all other variants will be incorrect!

D. Don’t use unnecessary tags (center, b, u, i):
Some changes are just to increase performance by assisting render engine or removing redundant information. If have 6 lines of centered text, it is not a requirement to switch center on at start of each line and switch it off at end of each line. Just tell the page render that all lines should be centered. For example:

[center]My line of important information[/center]
[center]My line of important information[/center]
[center]My line of important information[/center]
[center]My line of important information[/center]
[center]My line of important information[/center]
[center]My line of important information[/center]


can be easier done in this style

[center]My line of important information
My line of important information
My line of important information
My line of important information
My line of important information
My line of important information[/center]



Well and so on.



In Conclusion:

Web sites, like countries, are neither bad nor good of themselves - good, bad or horrible they are produced by people just like us all. AvaxHome works because it is collective resource with hundreds of authors who all try hard.

If it is bad, it can only mean one thing – collectively it is our mistakes that make it so. If on the contrary it is good – that is because we have all tried our best and succeeded. What is better? Failure or success?

Follow these guidelines and be part of our great Community.



Regards,
     AvaxHome Team.






Latest updates:

2008-10-30 (Bully)
Some changes (no new rules!) in text about publishing music.
- Removing the nonsense of adding the word "Genre:" in front of Genre information
- Giving correct order of info data etc.

2009-03-11
New Lossless rules

2009-03-26
Added new rule about obligatory mirrors, rapidshare.com, megaupload.com, filefactory.com

2009-05-17
FORBIDDEN TO PUBLISH INCOMPLETE ISSUES OF MAGAZINES!

2010-01-26
filefactory.com has been removed from the "free mirror" list

2010-02-12
Some updates in the Rules for Lossless publications

2010-03-28
- Forbidden to publish multiple-discs edition (as Box Sets or discographies) in one continuous archive. Just upload all discs separately with individual links for each album.

2010-04-24
Forbidden to publish Vinyl rips in the music section - new "Hi-Res" section is started!

2010-07-04
sharingmatrix.com in the obligatory list now

2010-08-25
megaupload.com has been removed from the "free mirror" list
fileserve.com in the obligatory list now!

2010-09-11
Forbidden to publish 0-day "lossless" music albums. Only with complete scans or matrix of the source disc such post will be accepted.

2011-01-04
Forbidden to publish "Unknown" lossless rips (excepting 'FM' bootlegs)

2011-01-10
megaupload.com has been restored in the list
fileserve.com has been removed!

2011-08-20
Rapidshare.com has been removed from the list Wupload has been added

2011-11-08
Filepost has been added to the required list

2011-11-30
Wupload has been removed from required list

2012-01-20
megaupload.com was closed & has been removed from required list. FileSonic.com been frozen.

2012-12-04
uploaded.net was added to the list

2013-12-24
keep2share.cc was added to the list

2014-04-11
nitroflare.com was added to the list


"Why did my publication disappear from the site?"
Question/answer was added in the "Problems and their solutions" section.

UPWARDS