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Proposed Rule for Multiple RAWs

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:27 am
by Ruroshin
I would like to propose this rule to limit the amount of different RAW versions of a series to be uploaded here. The reason why we need to limit RAW versions is to concentrate our resources which is not limitless. Putting aside hardware resources, more versions will split the peer pool meaning less seeders per versions making it that much harder to find reseeds after initial distribution.

Rule
  • Maximum of 2x RAW versions per series.
  • 1x High Quality (HQ) RAW and 1x Low to Medium Quality (LQ/MQ) RAW.
  • IF in the event that no LQ/MQ versions are available then 1x HQ and 1x Ultra High Quality (UHQ) RAW is allowed.
  • If you are uploading the 2nd version please label the torrents in a way to clearly distinguish it from the 1st version e.g. put what resolution it is or the encoder name.

LQ/MQ/HQ Clarificatoin
Different people can have different measurement of quality but in the interest of keeping this place organised please follow these guidelines in determining whether or not the series falls into a certain category.

Some indications that a torrent might be LQ/MQ:
  • encoded from VHS or analog TV source.
  • video resolution is 640x480 or less.
  • filesize is around 400mb or less for a 45 minute episode.
LQ/MQ tend to be smaller in filesize and filesize is a big consideration since our means of distribution is via the internet and not everybody's internet connection is equal in speed nor in quota not to mention storage capacity. With that in mind there is no need for LQ/MQ version if its filesize is near, equal to or larger than the HQ version.

Some indications that a torrent might be HQ:
  • encoded from HDTV or other digital source.
  • video resolution is greater than 640x480.
  • filesize is larger than 400mb for a 45 minute episode.
Some indications that a torrent might be UHQ:
  • encoded from HDTV.
  • uses high end HDTV resolution e.g. 1024x768, 1280x720, 1920x1080.
  • filesize is larger than 700mb for a 45 minute episode.

Of course these are best estimate of quality but should be used as a guideline and not an absolute. Please use common sense and refer to other existing torrents for comparison.

Our mission statement is to share dramas to as many people as possible. UHQ is at the far end of spectrum of what people want at the moment so we would like to concentrate our resources to providing versions that are more easily accessible to the many. However, we do realise technology is improving all the time, broadband connections are getting faster, hdd is getting bigger and cpus are become faster and cheaper. Its likely the LQ/MQ era will die out in the near future in favour of HQ and UHQ but in the meanwhile UHQ should be considered a rare commodity and be made available here when LQ/MQ are not present.

Please post your comments on the rules here. I'll leave it open for debate for a couple of weeks before making it an official rule.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:37 am
by ironicwave
sounds very reasonable to me.
great job, ruro!!! :thumright:

could we perhaps highlight that "please use common sense..." bit though? cause that seems to be flying out the window quite a bit lately. :glare:

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:15 pm
by lilswtangel
I, for one, am very glad to see this up~ :-)

Another great one, Ruro~ :thumright:

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:53 am
by Ruroshin
Well this has been pending long enough and it doesn't seem like anybody is objecting so I've added it to the uploading rule now.

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:43 pm
by para~white
Make sure to keep your Mod's on the lookout

>< i hate asking myself the diffrence between version 1. and version 5727345.bb5 is?
2 is fine - i think that is a fine rule there

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:44 am
by eezakimak
:-)

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:55 pm
by Cry5tal
* Maximum of 2x RAW versions per series.

* 1x High Quality (HQ) RAW and 1x Low to Medium Quality (LQ/MQ) RAW.


Does that mean no 1280x720 version anymore? What if a 400 MB and 700 MB version are out does that mean no 720P? This would be bad.

Also I don't think I've seen more than 2 raws on a lot of series, maybe 2-3 every once in a while no?

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:13 pm
by Puppet Princess
Look at the date for the original post (Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:27 pm).
This is an old rule.

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:35 pm
by Cry5tal
oops well eezakimak suck then putting a smiley after 2 years??? WTF? sorry

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:40 am
by arvind
Really, what the level of imagination! :salut: :salut: :salut:

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:15 am
by Hitorijime
I really like this idea, but I sort of wish it would be limited to one version. You'd need to decide on a middle ground, which wouldn't please everybody, but would ensure that torrents would live even longer.

Re: Proposed Rule for Multiple RAWs

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:14 am
by gokidora
Ruroshin wrote:
  • Maximum of 2x RAW versions per series.
  • 1x High Quality (HQ) RAW and 1x Low to Medium Quality (LQ/MQ) RAW.

There are a crazy amount of RAWs being uploaded for some Korean dramas. For example, episode 8 of "Arang and the Magistrate" has 14 different RAWs (so far) not counting its inclusion in one of the many sub-batches. Searching for that one drama already returns five pages of results and there are still 12 episodes to go! I realize D-A doesn't have a tracker anymore, but still, why all the different RAWs in the first place?

Also, isn't one of the housekeeping rules that the uploader should delete individual files when uploading a batch? Because that's not happening with these, either.

I'm just a curious leecher, I'm not upset or anything.

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:35 pm
by namal
I would like to propose this rule to limit the amount of different RAW versions of a series to be uploaded here. The reason why we need to limit RAW versions is to concentrate our resources which is not limitless. Putting aside hardware resources, more versions will split the peer pool meaning less seeders per versions making it that much harder to find reseeds after initial distribution.

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:06 pm
by BaekSoo
The rules have changed now that D-A is no longer using its own tracker. Now it's just an index which is similar to just about any other torrent site.

Any and all versions is allowed.