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Offline Terra_Cresta

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Looking for volunteers.....
« on: October 14, 2015 - 19:15:31 »
Anyone up for volunteering to help maintain a new "downloads" section. This is for datfiles only and will mean ensuring the latest versions of dats are available to our members.

I'm looking at Zandro, Kludge, Mordor and others :)

Any takers.... apply here.

Thanks in advance.

Offline Zandro

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015 - 19:28:47 »
I wonder if the creators would like to assign themselves the responsibility of keeping their copies up to date. Wizard, Yori Yoshizuki, f205v... They are so good about posting up-to-date dats already.  :D

For any of them which aren't claimed, I surely won't mind mirroring them.

Offline Terra_Cresta

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015 - 21:09:36 »
I agree entirely.  I didn't want to make any assumptions on behalf of the creators.  The downloads section should be a good platform for sharing up to date dats.

Offline jpantarotto

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015 - 23:30:37 »
Great idea,

i was thinking the same thing a few days ago when those eggman dats came up.
Also i would like to open some exceptions for colletions that do not have dats like goodset (only make reference maybe?).


Offline Terra_Cresta

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015 - 11:08:27 »
*BUMP*

I still need some people to help with this. As Mordor is currently absent one main area needing attention is the MAME SVN releases which haven't been updated for a few weeks.

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015 - 23:48:24 »
I would love to help, I'm still considering it, but I barely have free time to spare (my download/to-do folder is currently at 120 GB and growing... give me nightmares sometimes). Maybe when I finish my college career at the end of the year, if still needed ;)

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015 - 15:27:09 »
As i'm sure most are aware of my health situation, my redump dats, cues & gdi's that I self assigned myself as maintainer of, has taken 16 days for an update :(
Getting back as close as possible to any kind of lifestyle, rather than being consumed with pain, and then exhaustion... then repeat (sometimes multiple times a day)

I'll try keep on top of my self-assigned duties better, if i have spinal surgery, i'll make sure my laptop is in close proximity ;')

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015 - 15:03:27 »
I can upload my datfiles wherever you like, each time a new release is available. No prob.

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2015 - 19:57:31 »
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16 days for an update

Is this really a problem?  I wouldn't want to see every WIP or u-like interim dat pile up in there, so date-versioned dats could be given a 1 or 2 month refresh cycle plan instead.  I am considering putting the Wizard Custom dats on a 3 month cycle to ease pressure.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2015 - 20:05:10 by Zandro »

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015 - 21:33:54 »
Kludge Man, the work you do and the rate you do it at is all good man, don't stress it too much :)
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Offline Macca38

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2015 - 05:59:31 »
Monthly updates are a PERFECT compromise, imo, as long as the files are available somewhere for dat completion..

Links or update packs are really helpful, save a lot of time, leaving more to concentrate on other sets..

Any longer and things can change, links go down, and files can be lost In the wilderness, making sets hard to complete, which I guess only really matters If you have the green tick phobia...

Im well past that...files always end up, turning up......somewhere

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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016 - 14:37:20 »
why only dats? why not roms?
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Re: Looking for volunteers.....
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016 - 14:45:44 »
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why only dats? why not roms?

Roms are tricky.. and there are sources elsewhere. we dont want our favorite forum be taken down because we host some roms which are protected by their owners.

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