For the purpose of better understanding how to post news on this site (and to reduce the work for moderators :) ) we have prepared some rules for you. Now, you just have to read it!
DEAR UPLOADERS! READ, PLEASE!
Strongly recommend also to other members!
If you “are” looking for something interesting (“and” we hope it is) and it is friendly then indeed “this” is your community, and you’ve just have found it. Everyone is welcome here. However, to prevent any misunderstanding and inconvenience in the future, please read this FAQ.
Although, GFXworld is a multilingual blog, official spoken/written language on this site is English.
GFXworld is dedicated to Graphics, Design, Painting, Video-mastering, Photography, Web-design, 3D-modeling, Architecture. Do not publish other topics content, please!
You can create publications and write comments in other languages, but all the references, questions and requests to site administration should be in English or Russian only.
We do not encourage illegal activity. References to content protected by the copyright law are given for evaluation purposes only. If you like something presented on this site (program, book, 3d, graphics, tutorials etc.), then buy it!
The following activities are forbidden on the site:
- To offend any user, moderator or administrator.
- Nazism, racism and terrorism in any form.
- Spamming in any form.
(Logo of other site on promo-picture is spam.
Exception: Content author’s logo.
Don’t use Name of other sites as password to archive or part of archive name, please.
Name of other sites in comments used as your signature is considered as spam. Example:
All spammers will be banned immediately. All them comments and publications will be removed!
- Posting any kind of serial numbers or license keys in publications or comments.
- Publishing any kind of advertising or promotional materials in publications or comments. (A link to your personal blog or website is allowed inside your own publication if it is addition to the real download link).
- Duplicate publications. Before creating a new publication, use the search engine and check does it posted of GFXWorld or not. Search field is on the right side of each page (top-right corner). Use quotation marks (”“) to search for phrases instead of single words for better results. Normally 2 or 3 words should work best, for example: “Widescreen wallpaper”, “Image Editor”, “Lightwave Tutorial”, etc. If links in the publication found do no longer available (deleted files on servers), your new links in old publication is also very welcome. Use ISBN-10 to search the books without “-” and space.
Not only new visitors, even some long-time users(!), still think that only publications listed on our main pages are all GFXworld can offer. That is complete misunderstanding! You can access to all publications by either using the search engine (top-right corner of each page) OR using paging down below main page OR
Using categories: If you are interested mainly in special topics like footage or books, you can go directly to that category by using the corresponding links from the left of the main page.
User Menu’s Features
Post a news: Create new publication
My Messages: All received Private Messages (number “(1) or (2) or (4) etc.” means that someone has written the mail or mails to you.) Also you can send Private Message to another GFXworld user
Profile: User’s Private Profile
Logout: Leave account
Also you can see profile of other members, their contacts, and their publications. For this:
1. Click Signature of User (right side of top string of any publications)
2. Click “View all posts by this member” item (top-left corner of page)
Must read to prevent future questions like “Why my publication does not show?”
You want to create a new publication? Great! But, please, do it in a perfect style. It makes no sense that you spend your time to create it and our moderators need to spend time to refuse it because required information is missing. Your publication represents yourself, so take the time to create a good-looking publication you can be proud of. Carefully reading of the following guidelines makes you a profi-publisher, so do not hesitate to read them more as one time.
To create a new publication, click the link Post a news on the right side of each the page.
The publication editor is really easy. The fields noted by asterisks (*) are obligatory to fill.
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Title” is a name of your publication. The Title is shown on top of your publication. It should be easy to read. Do not use characters like “_” and do not use CRYING like all capital characters. For example:
“Plugin_for_Photoshop” should be “Plugin for Photoshop”
“SUPER PLUGIN FOR PHOTOSHOP!!!!!” should be “Plugin for Photoshop”
The next two large edit areas are the main part of your publication.
“Summary” is what will be published on GFXworld"s index- and main pages. It is a short summary of your publication. Everyone browsing GFXworld will see this part of your publication, so make sure it looks good and try to keep it short. It should contain a picture and the main required information as described below in full detail. Additional pictures could be allowed only in some cases and if it really needed.
Please, provide at least short summary about the content of your publication. Would you consider buying a book you"ve never heard before, if on its cover is just written “The Excellent book!” or “Best clipart!”?</b>
Do not use eyecatchers like colored text or animated pictures if it is not agreed with moderators before using them.
Do not use tags as ‘SIZE’, ‘CODE’, ‘QUOTE’, ‘CENTER’, ‘LEFT’, and ‘RIGHT’, please!
Do not use multiple blank lines inside or at end of promote.
Full description, long quotes, download links, passwords, links, etc. are related to the second part (“Body”), NOT to “Summary”!
“Body” is an additional information. After clicking “View more…” 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 which are hard to decide where these belongs to.
DO NOT copy data from “Summary” field to “Body” field, because it will be done automatically.
“Links” is a field for download links.
PUBLICATION WITHOUT PROMO-PICTURE WILL BE DELETED!
UPDATE 5, Jul!
Not yet solved the problem with upload images. So upload promo-picture into free-picture-hosting.
THE SIZE OF PICTURES TO POST - MOT MORE THAN 300 PIXELS WIDE.
Format - [.IMG]Picture Link[./ IMG] (without dots) - in first string in Summary section.
How-to upload image with more size? No problem!
Attention! All additional picture will be added:
- to Body section;
- as thumbnails.
You can use any image hosting.
Your link to the additional image in the Body section will be as follows:
Do you want to make extra money? Most of the traffic our site it’s North America and Western Europe. Therefore we recommend that you try to work with hosting, focused on such traffic:
DipPic (Payments Via PayPal, Moneybookers) or
ImagePorter (Payments Via Paypal, Alertpay, Webmoney and Liberty Reserve).
For all downloads, please include the SIZE of the download (in Mb) in “Summary” part, so it will be shown on the main page.
UPLOADER! READ THIS!
If you want to post the Book, then provide ISBN-10 (!) number (it is very desirable - usually Amazon link will do), number of pages, year of publishing, edition (if available and if it not 1st edition), book format (pdf, chm, etc.), size of download. Specify the book"s author (OBLIGATORY). Please, provide the full book name with all the punctuation marks to reduce the work for search engine.
Don’t publish books in HTML, DOC, RTF format, please!
If possible, also provide information if the book is just a raw scan or an OCRed and proofreaded scan.
For Magazines provide at least size of download, year and month of publishing, number of pages, format of files.
For Clipart, Icons, Wallpapers, PSD templates, you should include, at least, size of download, resolution (Exception: Vector Graphics), format of files (tiff, jpeg, gif, ico, png, etc.).
Don"t write simple “HQ”! If not all pictures have the same size, then write the average size of pictures (~600x800, for example) or maximum size (up to 2400x2400, for example).
For Software, provide at least version number, size of download, a short description.
Do not post TRIAL/DEMO versions as they are easy to find!
Publication with FREEWARE soft MUST have link to Homepage!
It is strictly forbidden to publish any serials and keys to programs in the public view! In this case you will be banned. The correct way to do it is to create a text file with all that info, upload it on any file-exchange server and give us the link to download.
Check files for possible online threats (viruses, worms, Trojans and browser hijackers) before posting.
For Footage/Video Tutorial provide at least format of video, resolution (recommended), size of download, a short description, homepage URL.
Now the last step - it is necessary to place your publication in the catalogue. To do this you"ll have to choose the right publication category in a “Category”.
You can select ONLY THREE (3) categories, just click left mouse-button when you press “Shift” button.
Publications consisting of only picture and download link, without any additional info will be deleted!
All graphical publications with adult, sexy, erotic content is forbidden. Such publications posted on GFXworld will be deleted without warning.
Meanwhile some users take care for this by including large lists of all their other publications inside of each new publication. We even agreed to that first, but oversaw the bad side-effects. These lists are forbidden drom now on. Include such list ONLY if it content links to the previous publications building up thematic cycle with current publication.
Do not create publication only with request! GFXworld is not a forum! Use request section, please!
Problems and their decisions
A. All your publications can be moderated. If you didn’t see your publication posed long time ago (12-24 hours), it is possible that it has been refused for some reasons. In the Refuse-section the authors will be able to learn the refusing reason for which his news is not published.
This does not apply to those news, which the authors have not read the FAQ&Rules; (non-thematic news, news without picture, etc.) - as in the past such news will simply be deleted without explanation.
If you wish to remove the publication, then you have to inform the administration about it. For this purpose, send URL of publication you wish to remove.
You can also inform us about incorrect behavior of other users using email address provided. Please, send us complaints concerning any bugs and errors of site!
If you have any question/problems regarding your publications you can use PM addressing pariman, Alexpal, or n0n.
- If the publisher makes link to the publication of ONLY ONE service then mirror can be added.
- Publishers can write “No Mirrors” at the end of own publications ONLY IF the publisher posted the files at least on TWO DIFFERENT FILE HOSTING SERVERS and this Not-ONLY-for-a-fee servers (see below). Respect publishers request about “No Mirrors” and comply with that request, please.
IMPORTANT: 1. Comments with “mirrors” will be deleted ONLY IF the publisher posted the files at least on TWO DIFFERENT FILE HOSTING SERVERS (Example: on Rapidshare and Depositfiles, Easy-Share and Megaupload, Uploadingfiles and Depositfiles, etc.)[/color] and not allow the mirror to its publication.
Services that could allow download ONLY for a fee (such as vip-file, letitbit, bitroad, sms-file, etc.) will not be taken in consideration. Publications with links only on same services will not be activated).
2. Also comments with “mirrors” will be deleted IF the files in the comments were uploaded at the same file-hosting as in the original publication. (Example: Depositfiles in publication and Depositfiles in comment)
If the author link(s) to a server was killed then you can add your link(s) to this server, of course.
In any other case “Mirrors” in comments are Allowed!
If you see a violation then, please, let the administration know about it, (see A.)
C. REPOSTS. Reposts are prohibited on GFXworld.
How-To add new link(s) and up publication(s):
If ALL link(s) in publication are dead, and you have new link(s) then
1. Post new link(s) in comments
2. Write moderators about this to PM addressing pariman or Alexpal.
3. Publication will be up to first page of site.
If the author link(s) to a server was killed then you can add your link(s) to this server, of course.
D. Comments. Length of comment will be more 20 symbols.
Make your publications looks beautiful!
Do not use too many colors in your publication. Two-three colors - is quite enough (black for text, blue for URLs, red to highlight important info like passwords etc).
Inside the publication the user can follow all personal style he/she wants. If they think a publication should look like a parrot by using 4 or more colors, ok, it is their personal style. :-)
But not the part shown on the index pages. This part should look like GFXworld, it shoud fit to GFXworld look and should contain the information required in common style and formatted in suc a way, that users browsing the index pages can easily recognize if a publication is interesting for them or not. As written above, we have some publishers doing very nice publications themselves and in this case moderators agree also to some personal style on the index pages.
The quality of your publication should speeak for itself. If you really need bold red colored text just to draw attention to your publication, you should spent some time working on your ego or at least think about publishing better stuff, users will accept it without necessity for such eyecatches. Besides, it is just unfair agaist all the other publishers following the rules. If you publish something outstanding, you can be sure the modertor will take care to 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!
FOLLOW THIS RULES, PLEASE!