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2018-05-10 12:17
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 281
24h rules for First Releases & board list extension

Moved this topic to the forum because it does not only belong to a special release.

In this topic the 3 lists are different:

The rules for Jazzcats list (Vandalism News) is not very precise on that topic.
"The group uploading to the majority of official sites within 24 hours of the initial first release or NTSC/PAL import will receive the points."

The rule in Game Corner (even not released for a while) is very precise here:
"If more than one group uploads a first release or PAL/NTSC import of the same game within 24 hours, the group which has its release available for download as first on the majority of official sites will get the points."
That's why we have an uneven amount of release boards.

The Propaganda List (lately published in Attitude #18) is precise as well, but different:
"You need to be first on all three boards to win the race. In other words: Make sure you spread your warez."

As an example the current release of "Hyperzap". The Facts:
* Uploaded first on Reflections by Laxity. Half hour later for Fairlight (by hedning/GP on behalf).
* Uploaded first ot Antidote by Laxity. Half hour later for Fairlight (by hedning/GP on behalf).
* The Hidden was unreachable. 15 hours later The Hidden was back. Uploaded first for Fairlight (by hedning/GP on behalf). 2 hours later by Laxity. Both within 24 hours to first upload by Laxity on Reflections.

Winner by list (by my understanding):
Vandalism News: Laxity. After Fairlight upload on The Hidden: Fairlight.
Game Corner: Laxity. First on 2 of 3 boards = majority. Point.
Proapaganda List: Laxity. After Fairlight upload on The Hidden: Fairlight.

This is a special situation. It is not uncommon that one or more boards is unreachable. But it is uncommon that it is back within the 24 timeframe and someone takes the chance to win the race ca. 20 hours after the first upload.

Best interpretation in terms of "winning a race" is in my opinion the rule of Game Corner (not just because it is mine).

And I would like to extend the list of counted boards by RapidFire which proved to be very reliable. To get an un uneven amount we would need a 5th one. My eye is on Raveolution or Frozen Floppy but none of them has proved the needed stability and availability yet. Until they do, I would opt for RapidFire as a fallback to count if situation is not clear due to unreachability of others.

This is my point to be discussed. Let's start...
 
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2018-05-17 20:08
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1774
Will align Propa rules to the boards counted etc.
2018-05-18 16:38
Mr Ammo

Registered: Oct 2002
Posts: 139
Still using the TELetype Over NETwork Protocol from 1973? ;-)
2018-05-19 12:15
Tim

Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 463
great, thanks for the amendment Jazzcat / Hedning.

@Didi,
will Gamecorner follow the same amended rules?

@Bacchus / TheRyk
You are more than welcome to whatsapp/messenger me if uploads are needed.
2018-05-22 14:59
Larry

Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 7
Just my 5 Cents to that topic:
Userlog of Antidote is full ! So no new Users can't get access there. Sticking to the discussed rules here, it appears to be unfair to people not already having an account on this BBS.
2018-05-22 15:41
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1774
Quote: Just my 5 Cents to that topic:
Userlog of Antidote is full ! So no new Users can't get access there. Sticking to the discussed rules here, it appears to be unfair to people not already having an account on this BBS.


That is a valid point and a problem that only Taper/Triad can solve. PM him.
2018-05-22 16:11
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8845
accounts dont get purged for inactivity anymore, i guess :)
2018-05-22 21:10
Tim

Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 463
fair point, but yep.. just drop Taper a PM on csdb,
he always responds fairly quickly on anything Antidote related.
2018-05-22 22:33
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 281
Game Corner rules were already that way and Rapidfire will be added as fallback BBS there as well.
2018-05-23 13:42
Bacchus

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 96
User log full, disk full, board down. I am humbly smiling

@tim - I think you know what's in the pipe why I won't need to take you on that offer, but I still appreciate it. Thanks buddy!
2018-05-24 19:33
taper

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 116
I always make room for active sceners if userlog is full. As said, just drop me a PM. It's that easy, really. Problem solved.
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