Upload and Download Restrictions

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Upload and Download Restrictions

Postby Phade » Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:55 pm

Hey All,

Here are the hosting, upload, and download restrictions for the Golden Donut. These restrictions are designed to keep the service running and running smoothly for all.

  • You may not upload videos containing sexual nudity or excessive graphic violence. If you upload a video containing sexual nudity or excessive graphic violence, you will no longer be able to upload or download videos from this site. There will be no warnings. The first offense will get your videos removed and have you banned. If you think that maybe your video contains any scene that might possibly be considered sexual nudity or excessive graphic violence by the admin of this site, it's best to play it safe and not to upload it.
  • Uploaded videos should only be anime music videos.
  • You may upload one video file per video. This means that you can’t have an MPG versions and a RM version and an AVI version and an “I’m not quite done” version and an “Ok, I’m done” version. You get to have one “official” version of the video uploaded. Once the file is uploaded and confirmed, the file cannot be replaced or removed.
  • Upload file sizes are limited to 100MB each file. Please only upload the video file, not a compressed file (zip, rar, etc.)
  • Uploads will be via FTP. Upload speed is limited to 128KB/s. Since you just need to read the file list, download speed is limited to 1Kb/s via FTP.
  • General video downloads will be via HTTP. Download speed is not limited by the server and is only limited by the amount of bandwidth available.

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Re: Upload and Download Restrictions

Postby The Non-Professional » Mon Dec 16, 2002 5:47 pm

Phade wrote:You may not upload videos containing sexual nudity or excessive graphic violence. If you upload a video containing sexual nudity or excessive graphic violence, you will no longer be able to upload or download videos from this site. There will be no warnings. The first offense will get your videos removed and have you banned. If you think that maybe your video contains any scene that might possibly be considered sexual nudity or excessive graphic violence by the admin of this site, it's best to play it safe and not to upload it.



I know you said ask the admin, but this applys to tons of videos here. What about the Kenshin OAV AMV's or Evangelion AMV's with just eva berserker action, or Akira (that whole movie was pretty much graphic) Or plainly all out excessive graphic violence AMV's. There are alot of AMV's with excessive graphic violence. You might need to explain this more.
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Re: Upload and Download Restrictions

Postby The Non-Professional » Mon Dec 16, 2002 5:49 pm

The Non-Professional wrote:I know you said ask the admin, but this applys to tons of videos here. What about the Kenshin OAV AMV's or Evangelion AMV's with just eva berserker action, or Akira (that whole movie was pretty much graphic) Or plainly all out excessive graphic violence AMV's. There are alot of AMV's with excessive graphic violence. You might need to explain this more.


i forgot to add this but those videos are probably a very good percentage of the ones entered in the database
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Postby Phade » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:03 pm

Hey,

There's "graphic violence" and then there's "excessive graphic violence". Eva and Akira are "graphic violence". I haven't seen Kenshin, but of the vids I've seen, it seems to fall in the same category.

I have, on the other hand, seen some videos that had "excessive graphic violence" where it was just people be slashed and hacked up to pieces just one right after another. It was sorta like hentai, but instead of sex, it was just vulgar distruction (I'm not talking about buildings blowing up and stuff, it was just gross).

What it comes down to is a judgement call. When in doubt, if you don't want to chance getting banned, don't upload the video.

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Postby jonmartensen » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:09 pm

I think Kite is the best example of Anime with Excessive Violence.

Watch Die Mothafucka and Natural Born Killers for a good example of to much violence
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Postby NicholasDWolfwood » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:17 pm

Haha, add Mezzo Forte onto that list of excessive violence animes.

Now, say I make a Ranma video, and it has one seconds worth of nudity, would that be okay, or I wouldn't be able to upload the video?
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Postby jonmartensen » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:22 pm

Yes, Mezzo Forte also :lol:

I think we should wait to ask the really specific questions until after the donations are in and the Golden Doughnut is actuall up and running.
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i want specifics not anchovies

Postby where_next » Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:34 am

jonmartensen wrote:Yes, Mezzo Forte also :lol:

I think we should wait to ask the really specific questions until after the donations are in and the Golden Doughnut is actuall up and running.


Well if im gonna donate money i'd like to know what exactly i am getting. Maybe you like to donate money and find out what you get later but that seems kinda silly to me. Its like ordering a pizza and paying on the phone, and just telling them to surprise you, and when it gets there its all anchovies.
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My judgement is not yr judgement

Postby where_next » Tue Dec 17, 2002 3:43 am

i have one problem with leaving it totally up to my judgement to decide whether something might get me banned or not. What might be acceptable to me might not be to you, i understand the violence part and thats not a problem, but i am wondering about the sexual Nudity. I have a video i made to ninja scroll and as of now i dont know whether it would be acceptable or not. The guidelines you have set as of now are rather vague and i would just like a couple examples of what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to the nudity.
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Postby Kracus » Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:31 am

I'm guessing Jin Roh is in this category. I keep the machine gun scenes at the end, but I'm guessing that is excessive.
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Postby Ashyukun » Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:24 am

NicholasDWolfwood wrote:Haha, add Mezzo Forte onto that list of excessive violence animes.

Now, say I make a Ranma video, and it has one seconds worth of nudity, would that be okay, or I wouldn't be able to upload the video?


Well, he did say 'sexual nudity'- which I would take to mean your standard fanservice would be acceptable (like Ranma losing her top as usual), but explicitly sexual scenes (ala the uncut version of Kite, most hentai) woud not be allowed.

Given the one-strike nature of this Phade, will there be a place for people to upload videos they're concerned might run afoul of this so you (or you and the moderators, whatever) could let them know if it would be acceptable or not? While some things might be obviously excessive, there will undoubtably be some discrepancy between people, it I think it would be unfortunate for someone to get banned without having a way to check what the judgement of those controlloing it says...
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Postby OmniStrata » Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:49 am

MJ discussed this with me. Does that mean LOTS of topless beauties running around [no sex, just prancing] will get me banned?!

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Postby Phade » Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:00 am

Hey,

Though some may consider any nudity as sexual nudity, some example of non-sexual nudity for this site are anything you would find in the regular released episodes (not any of the "unofficial fan" releases, you know what I mean) of Ranma 1/2, Sailor-Moon-type transformation scenes, and the like. If the nudity is incodential and does not show or imply sex, then it should be ok. If the nudity shows or implys sex, then it is sexual nudity.

Basically what it boils down to is that I do not what this to become a distribution site for porn/hentai or a playground for crazy sick-os. The more we can stay away from that, the better, and the less likely that some "mothers against internet sex and violence" group will attempt to shut down the site. (This is especially true since there are a bunch of kids that come here.)

You can always ask me to review your video before uploading if you have any doubt.

I hope this clears things up better.

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Postby iserlohn » Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:18 pm

This may sound like a dumb question, but what if I want to retire a video and not have it be available for download anymore (be it because prince decided to sue or I just don't want it going out as it is no longer representative of my work)? I realize that you don't want people constantly changing things, but I do like to phase things out after a while....
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Postby Phade » Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:20 pm

Hey,

Requesting a delete should be very rare, but acceptable.

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