OverviewYou have the ability to upload scans on the BootlegZone server, link those scans with bootlegs, specify the type of scan (front, back, disc, etc). Depending on your privileges, you may also have the ability to validate & delete scans from the server. Some members are responsible for managing scans for a particular Artist Section, these members are called "Scans masters".
The usual flow of operations is the following
Before uploading scansOK, so you've got scans you want to submit. Before doing so, consider the following:
Uploading scansUpload is done through anonymous FTP. If you're not familiar with that concept, let's say that what you'll do is connect to a very restricted area of the BootlegZone server (using a 3rd-party software called an FTP client). In this area, the only thing you can do is upload stuff (that is, send files to the server).
If you need an FTP client, why not use SmartFTP for Windows or Fetch for Macintosh ? I'm not using these personnally but they seem like they're user-friendly and what's more, they're FREE !
OK, so now you've installed your FTP client, how do you connect ?
Give the following information to your FTP client:
Once you're connected you should see a welcoming message explaining you (among others) that you may upload scans only in the incoming folder. Enter that folder (usually double clicking on the name does the trick).
Once you're inside you can start your uploads. One thing you should know is that it's impossible for you to see the files actually stored in the incoming folder (this is a restriction of anonymous FTP).
Messages you may receive while uploadingYou can receive messages like "Permission denied", it means that what you tried to do is not allowed.
Among others, you can't
Linking scans to BootlegZone files & other stuff you can doOnce your scans are uploaded you need to link them to BootlegZone files. To do this, open JADE, select a file in the list (or type the filename in the textbox next to the tabs -- that's how you can link scans to files you've not created) click on the "SCANS" tab. You'll see different things:
[filename] Current ScansThis lists all the scans for the currently selected album. If you have the appropriate rights, you can
[filename] Scans waiting for validationHere you'll find all the scans whose names match the BootlegZone filename. It's very easy to link scans to files because you don't have to type anything (if you're the one who submitted the scan): in a few clicks it all can be done.
Before linking any scan, I recommend to double check the type of scan.
[filename] Unlinked scansIn this list you'll find all the scans that were once linked to the file. Since you've unlinked the scan, what you'll want to do now is either delete or rename the scan (for use for another file).
All the scans waiting for validationThis lists all the scans in the FTP incoming folder. Useful mostly for the Scans Masters.
All the unlinked scans waiting for validationThis is the list of all the scans that are still unlinked. Again, this section is useful for the Scans Masters.
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