> Authors - Claim ownership of your listing!
marko
Mar 14 2008, 10:58 PM
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Authors,

Host Your Files With Us
Please remember that for files of 50mb and less there is the option to upload them direct to our servers although files larger than this must be hosted externally. We may be able to accomodate larger files although this would be considered on an individual basis rather than being the rule.

Request Ownership
If you are the author of any listing on our site, you can request ownership of that download. To do so, simply register for an account on our site and once you have validated you will automatically be sent a welcome message. Simply reply to this welcome message requesting ownership of your file and we will contact you to verify you are the author or have the author's permission to administer their software listing. If you have your own website then we would recommend registering with us using an email address from that domain as we can then validate ownership immediately.

Maintaining Ownership
Please be aware that if you request ownership of the listing we would thereafter expect you to maintain the listing and update it as necessary. If we see your listing not being kept up-to-date, we reserve the right to reclaim it and remove your author status - please remember that our site is primarily about freeware and this needs to be current - we allow authors to claim their listing in acknowledgement and accredition, and so they can decide how it should be presented - if our files become out-dated then so do we!.

Updating Your Listing
Similarly, when updating your listing please ensure that you check your edit's before submitting as to perform numerous edit's in a short space of time may generate multiple alerts to those subscribed for updates to the title and will only serve to confuse or frustrate subscribers!. When your software is transferred to your member account, we would ask that unless you have a valid reason you do not delete your file outright and start again, as this will obviously delete any statistical data held about your file such as how many times it has been downloaded before, how many views it has had and any ratings your software has already received. If your file is a leader in any of these stats, deleting it to start again will simply remove your file from a prominent position and search engine results for your software will also be lost as it will be issued a completely new URL meaning anyone searching for your file on the net may then be taken to a broken link on our site.

Submitting New Freeware
Before you submit more of your freeware, please ensure you use the search facilities available to ascertain whether we have the software already. If we don't, please feel free to add it although if we do then you can request ownership of that also by sending us a PM (private message). Feel free to PM me HERE

Screenshots
When supplying or changing a screenshot for your software, we always recommend uploading it to our site for 2 reasons, the first being that our light-box system cannot work with remote screenshots (i.e. the cool sliding effect when you view screenshots) and the second being that our front-end system also will not process remote screenshots (i.e. mini screenshots found in the Latest Downloads/Updates section and Featured Downloads section). Uploading your screenshots to our servers also helps reduce the load on your own site.

Quick Start For Authors:
After a member of staff has verified you are the author of the software (or have authorisation to request ownership of the listing) they will then transfer ownership of the software to your member account and at the same time usually change your member group to "author". As the owner of the file, you will then be able to edit it as required using the "Edit this file" link found within the "Operations" section when viewing the file itself, and as an author you can access the site even when it is offline and continue to add other freeware titles you may have at any time without requiring pre-authorisation from a moderator. Adding more of your freeware titles to our site is simple and we've created This Tutorial to help show you how if you are unfamiliar with our type of site.

If you would like to discuss any matter with us whether registered or not, you may use the Contact Us feature.

Regards,
Marko
 
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