Webdisk Guidelines

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  • With regard to our [url='http://www.emergency-forum.de/filebase/index.php?filebase/']WebDisk[/url], we are striving for the fastest possible release of new downloads and the highest possible quality of the information offered. To ensure this, compliance with the following guidelines is necessary.

    1 Upload the file


    • For a file size smaller than 1 GB, the file has to be loaded into the WebDisk
    • Larger downloads may be provided by external service providers
    • Depending on the size of the file and the internet connection, the upload may take a few minutes
    Quote

    Maximum number of downloads: 5
    Maximum filesize: 1 GB
    Allowed file extensions: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, zip, tar, gz, rar, txt, pdf, exe, xml, mp3, ogg, e4mod, e3mod, script, pages, numbers, keynote, odt, ods, odp, odg, mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov


    Notes to download PNG files: PNG files should be packed as ZIP or RAR archive before uploading. If the graphic is only provided as a PNG file, there is the risk that downloading the file without errors will not be possible under certain circumstances.


    2 Upload the preview image


    • Each download must have a meaningful preview image
    • The preview should show the main contents of the download (e.g. render or in-game screenshots for models, in-game screenshots for modifications, etc.)
    • Exceptions are scripts, tutorials, and other non-graphical downloads

    [b]Allowed file extensions[/b]: gif, jpg, jpeg und png


    3 General information


    • Titel: Meaningful title which describes the download exactly but as briefly as possible
    • Category: Matching category depending on download type (for more detailed information see below)
    • Tags: Terms to describe the download
    • Brief description: Brief summary of the content (only necessary for complex downloads or major modifications)

    Note to select the correct title: When selecting the title, you should take care of an exact naming. A vehicle is first named with the manufacturer, then with the series, then with the vehicle type and last with additional information (Mercedes Axor HLF (Ziegler)).


    Choosing the right category

    • See subcategories
    • Fire and Rescue stations → Subcategory "Stations"
    • Insulators → Category "Equipment"


    4 Description


    • The input field offers the same formatting options as a normal message board entry
    • The contents should be briefly described and summarized, especially for large projects
    • A single-line description is sufficient for smaller downloads
    • NO terms of use in the description
    • Headline "Screenshots:" above inserted screenshots (bold and underlined formatted)
    • The integration of screenshots and graphics by external service providers is not allowed


    5 File attachment (Screenshot)


    The preview image loaded in the second step is only a thumbnail in the WebDisk entry. Therefore, a high-resolution version of the preview graphics must be uploaded as a file clip (in the "Description" field, third tab below).


    • Multiple screenshots can also be made available and inserted into the form
    • After the screenshot has been uploaded, the file is inserted into the text field by clicking on the letter symbol on the right-hand side
    • Screenshots may only be inserted as a file attachment and not as a download
    • Special signaling systems → Subcategory "Special signaling systems"
    Quote

    Maximum number of file attachments: 10
    Maximum file size: 5 MB
    Allowed file extensions: bmp, gif, jpeg, jpg, pdf, png, txt, zip


    6 Additional Information


    • Version: Version number of the download (schema "1.0", deviation possible with own numbering)
    • Authors: Names of all authors separated by commas (In large projects naming the core team)
    • Terms of use: Numbered listing (schema „1)“) of the usage regulations
    • Suppor thread: Support topic for modification (if available)


    7 Inclusion in message board posts


    • The inclusion in message board posts is made via the BBCode below
    • The download number is located at the end of the link to the respective WebDisk entry

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