DJ-Resource Guidelines  Anything you'll need to know

Submitted by Lead  Flag on 06-02-2004 @ 09:00
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DJ-Resource Guidelines ?

With these guidelines we will share you our thoughts about all of our modules. These are the rules we've made to let everybody know what is and is not possible on DJResource.eu. When you stick to these guidelines you'll be ok.


These Guidelines are the first place where you should go when you're having any question about our website. We'll try to list most things out here so all basic ideas that we've followed during the programming of the site we will put here.

If the answer to your question cannot be found on these pages you can contact us via the Contact Form or via the Forum so we'll be able to help you out.

You can directly jump to any of the following chapters in this FAQ:
  1. DJResource General
  2. Registration and Membership
  3. Links and Topsite List
  4. Topics
  5. Gallery
  6. Forums
  7. Downloads
  8. DJ Booth
  9. Productions
  10. Gearbase
  11. Imagedump

DJResource in General

WYSIWYG text editor, how does it work ?
Why don't I see some of my comments anymore ?
Wide or Normal Screen Width ?


How does the WYSIWYG text editor work ?
On DJResource you will find this Javascript text editor on almost all places where you can enter more than 1 line of text: comment area in all sections and the posting/reply area of the forums. BB code does NOT work on DJResource: use the text area for far more layout functions.

Above the input area there is a row of icons, each icon gives the selected part a certain property :

  • Emoticons : Insert a smile which you select in a pop-up
  • Image : Insert a picture in the text, paste URL of picture in popup [more]
  • Anchor : Add achor name, use trailing #anchor to jump to a section of the page instead of the top.
  • Link : After selecting part of your text, you can make it a link [more]
  • Unlink : Removes link from selected text
  • Bold : Makes selected text bold
  • Italic : Makes selected text italic
  • Underline : Makes selected text underlined
  • Strikethrough : Puts a strike through your text
  • Justify Left : Aligns selected text to the left side
  • Justify Center : Centers the line of text/picture
  • Justify Right : Aligns selected text to the right side
  • Justify All : Fills text from left to right
  •   Styles : Select style for selected text
  • Bullet List : Makes a bullet list like this one
  • Numbered List : Makes a list with numbers
  • HTML : View raw html codes in a popup
  • HR : Draws an horizontal line
  • Remove Format : Removes all formatting of text (bold/italic/classes/etc)
  • Special Char : Insert a special character from popup
  • Paste Text : Paste text only, all others will be stripped.
    USE THIS WHEN COPYING TEXT FROM THE INTERNET !
Use the Paste Text option as much as you can when adding information to DJResource, especially in the News and Party Sections. This will avoid ruining of our layout when improper code is used.

Why don't I see some of my comment anymore ?
You can post comments on a lot of places on DJResource: DJ Topics, Gallery, DJ Booths, DeeJays, Guestbook, Forums etc. We want to keep DJResource as informative as possible so only comments that truly add valuable information are wanted. If your posting contains a one-liner or it might be removed by an Admin.

Keep this in mind :

  • Am I contributing to the topic ?
  • React as close as possible to the subject of the page.
  • No one-liners like : Cool.. !! with some smiles, bad language or site spamming

What's that 'Screen width' ?
This site has lots of different users that are all using a different monitor and video card. We've made a feature to this site that you can adjust the screen width of DJ-Resource.eu with a simple setting in Your Profile.

You can choose normal and 'Wide' view. The normal view is how we intended the website to be. Fits on all screens without any problems at 800 pixels width. The layout of the DJ Topics and the News section is made up for the normal viewing method.

For those that have a much wider screen (larger than 17"Winking my eye have a big dark area next to the website, this make long reading easy for your eyes. But if you want to fill some of the up, you can choose the Wide viewing method., using approximately 1024 pixels width.




Registration and Membership
Why should I register ?
How do I register an account ?
How to change my e-mail address ?
What is Level (0), access denied ?
What is that Gold Status ?
Make a Donation

Why should I register ?
Other than fun and the community feeling there is no real need for you to register. Although registering yourself does have certain advantages. Some parts of this website will give you a warning that you don't have the right member level for a certain page and some parts you don't see until you're registered.

Benefits of the free membership on DJResource:
  • You can make postings in the forums
  • You can create a poll that displays on the mainpage (admin supervision)
  • All postings/additions you do are registered to your name
  • You activity on DJResource is measured and reflected in a Member Level
  • You can Download the files on this website
  • Add your own files to our Downloads
  • You can add your links to our Weblinks and Topsite List
  • You get your own Album in our Gallery where you can upload images
  • You can give comment to images in our Gallery
  • Sort thumbnails from any album in the Gallery by : Number of views, Last Uploaded, Last Comment given
  • Give comment to topics that are published on this site
  • Add a picture of you gear in the DJ Booth
  • Add your DJ profile to our DeeJay's section
  • And more.....


How do I register ?
Registration on DJResource is a 3-step procedure and can be ran through in a few minutes. Registration is free, ie. it doesn't cost you anything
The only thing you need is a valid e-mail address. This address is only used to confirm your account and will NOT be used for spam or sold to others! You will receive a newsletter sometimes when important changes or updates to the website are made. You can disable this in your Profile.

How to change my e-mail address
It's not possible for you to change this yourself. When you want to change the e-mail address of your account you need to contact the admins by sending a mail from your NEW mail address. In this mail also mention your LOGIN NAME and your OLD mail address. The admins will then change it for you.

Level 0 (guest) ?
Some areas on this website are for Members Only. To get access to these areas you will have to register yourself. When your registered and logged in you will have the Member status (Level 8). You're activity on DJResource is measured and is reflected by a Member Level. You're level will rise when you get more active and help full on all all interactive parts of DJResource.

This is an automated system so the only thing you can do to raise in level : Be an active member. The ranking will follow this table:
  • Level 9 Member
  • Level 8 Semi-Plus
  • Level 7 Plus Member
  • Level 6 Semi-Pro
  • Level 5 Almost Pro
  • Level 4 Pro Member
    This is the highest level you can achieve by activity.

  • Level 3 Pro+ Member
    The level can only be handed out to you by the Administration. Listen good to the Pro+ members as they know what they're talking about.

  • Level 2 Moderator
    Moderators moderate and maintain one or more of the forums on this website. If you think that an action of one of our moderators does not meet this FAQ or is wrong in your point of view you should report this to the site administration via the Contact form. Always include the link of the page to what post you refer, or copy part of a mail to get problem solved !



Gold Status ?

DJResource is a private project from W.i.M and Lead and we fund the whole thing out of our own pockets. We have developed this website ourselves from scratch. With the helpful comment from on the forum we keep on improving the website with help of the community. To support us you can buy our merchandise or make a donation (use bank transfer or Paypal). We appreciate each little help we can get for traffic and hosting cost.

When you support our project, one way or the other, you are awarded with the Gold Status for 1 year :

  • Gold members do not see banners or adverts on DJResource
  • A Golden + shows in your Profile and on the Forums
  • There is a special forum which is only accessible for Gold Members
  • You can have the a bigger amount of pictures in your album (100 instead of 50)

Donations
We are happy with all financial support we can get to keep this site running and up-to-date. You can make your donation with a banktranfer (see details) or use Paypal by clicking on the button. We prefer bank transfer !

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Web Links and Topsite's List
Links don't open, I return to the Links main page ?
Can you add my Link ?
Why is my link not listed immediately ?
How long before my Link is listed ?
Not allowed links / Websites
The difference between Weblinks and the Topsites List ?
How does a link enter the Topsites ?
How to edit the information of your Link ?

The links don't show and I return to the main page
This is a typical description of an active pop-up killer: disable your popup killer or hold CTRL while you click to bypass the popup killer. The preferred solution is to put www.djresource.eu into the allowed list of site that are allowed to open a popup window.


Can you add my link ?
NO. We can't add a link link for you, but you can do this yourself. When you're registered and logged in you will see an extra link above the links/Topsite list that says : Add Link. This button will bring you to the Link Submission page where explanations are given to add you link. You can also add a link via your Profile.

Why is my link not listed immediately ?
After you've submit a link this link has to be (manually) approved by one of the administrators. Because the DJ-Resource is an informative site we will only allow links from sites with alike content. Also a link back is required, so make sure one is present.

How long before my link is listed ?
Your link needs to be approved by the admins of DJResource. How long it takes depends on the time that the admin's spend online and are not developing. Mostly your link will be approved soon. A simple check will be done for the link back and if the site has content that is not allowed (read below).

Not allowed links
You are free to add all link that you want, but there is a stringent approval policy. We expect that a link must have added value and has a decent look. If you want to know what our members think of your website, post it in our forums : [SPAM] Your website.

We do not approve links that contain any of the following stuff :
  • XXX-rated sites
  • Sites that contain a (Gear) Webshops
  • Illegal download sites
  • Violence
  • Political issues
  • Domain must be on a normal host,
    .tk will not be approved due to the needless banners.
If the main content of the link is DJ, DJ Equipment, Music of Lifestyle related an approval should be granted almost in all cases. When your link is approved you will receive a link bank, containing the link code that you can use to link back.

What's the difference between WebLinks and Topsite List ?

There is NO difference. Both are just a different way of showing the links in our database. In the Main Index you will find all links, nicely categorized by subject of the content on the website of the link. In the Topsite List the links are ordered by in-coming links (the links a site gives back to us), sorted descending, so the site that scores most hits is on top. This code is send in a mail when your links is approved by the Site Admins. You can submit you link HERE.

How do I get my link or site in the Topsite List ?
First of all, add your link. When the link is approved you will receive an e-mail to confirm your subscription. Use the link you receive by mail. Use this when your site is on a subdomain. If you're site is on it's own TLD (www.TLD.xxx) any link back will count. Feeding links to our website is one of the requirements to enter our Topsite List.

The other requirement is that you've upload a valid banner (JPG, 468x60 pixels). When the banner returns broken or there's no banner found your site will not be shown in the list.

How can I change/edit the link information ?
You can edit all the information you've entered when you registered the link. To edit this information go to Your Profile and hit the tab name : Links.

Next to the Link name you'll se the button. Clicking this marker will guide you to the edit page where you can edit the information you want. The category is not user-editable.

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Topics
What is in the DJ Topics ?

What are the DJ Topics ?
The most informative sections of DJResource is our Topics Section, here you will find lots of information that goes deeper into a product or issue than the regular information you will find on the internet.

Product Information is neutrally written and does not give a final verdict about a product. It is more a description of all function and tricks that can be performed with this product. The topics are certainly NOT just a simple review!

As for information about Pioneer Pro DJ : More information than in our DJ topics cannot be found and we have some exclusive stuff like: Pioneer ProDJ History.
DJ Related Information writes what cannot be found elsewhere. As an example there is a topic on how to record a mix with your PC (here), besides giving you lots of general information we also tell you how to make such a cable (and not simply: buy a cable).


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Gallery
How do I get my own Album ?
How do I upload pictures to my Album ?
What are the technical restriction ?
What other restrictions for the pictures ?
Can I upload in another album ?
How to change/edit the title and description ?
When can I delete my pictures ?

How do I get my own Album ?
When you upload your first image, the album will be created automatically. The new album is created with your login name as a title. This can not be changed !


How to upload a picture ?
If your a registrated member of DJ-Resource you can see a link on the top of the page of the Gallery to Add an Image. This will guide you through the upload process. Enter a descriptive name for the image so it can be easily found with our sites Search. The subtitle can be used for additional information.

When you want to add a picture also to the DJ Booth, set the marker on and after the upload you will be directed to the page where you can add all additional information that is needed for an entry in the DJ Booth. [more]


Technical Restrictions
  1. Only JPG images are allowed.
  2. Maximum file size is 300 kilobytes.
  3. Minimum with is 300 pixels.


What are the other restrictions ?
The images that you upload should be considered interesting for other DJ's, show you on a party or while your playing or DJing etc.

No XXX-rated stuff, illegal images (CD covers etc), violence, racism and a so on. The admins have the right to delete an image without notice if they consider it's in violation with this sites Terms of Use.


Can I upload pictures in other albums ?
No, you cannot do this. But when requested the admins can move this images to another Album if needed. If you think you have a nice picture that should be placed in one of the sites Albums just let us know why.
When requesting, always post the URL of the page that shows this picture so it can be easily found.


How can I change the Title and Subtitle of an image ?
When you're viewing an image that you've uploaded look on the top of the frame in between the navigation arrows and click this symbol : Edit button to change the properties of the image . You will then go to the edit screen where you can change the information.


Is it possible to DELETE an image ?

No, this is NOT something you can do yourself. If you made a mistake or want a picture removed you can use the Contact Form to ask an Administrator to remove the image for you. Please include the URL of the page of the image in the Gallery and the reason why you would like this image to be deleted.

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Forums
Why can't I post a reply ?
General Forum ethics
Using links in our Forums
Language on DJResource is Dutch and English
When and where can I start a new topic ?
My topic is gone, where did it go ?
My topic is closed and locked ?
How can I edit my posting ?
Hidden Forums ?
What about those Polls ?
Can I be a moderator ?
What are Marked Topics ?

Why can't I post a topic or a reply ? I see this :
In the forums you'll have to be a registered member to post a topic or reply. You can register for an account for free. For information about registering click HERE.


General Forum ethics
  • Don't Flame other members
  • Motivate your statement as much as possible.
  • Do not post links or refers to commercial websites and webshops.
  • Talk about features and functions, price issues are far less relevant. There are sites enough for this kind of questions.
  • Only advertise your personal website in this forum or try adding it to the links.
  • Do not SHOUT by using a lot of CAPITALS in your writing
  • Don't use 'turbo-language'
  • Write proper sentences with 1 Capital and ending with a piont .

Using links and refers in our Forums

You can make and give links where you want but keep in mind that a supplied links has to add something to the posting that you make. Also the main content of the website you're refering to must be of informative and non-commercial character. The moderators may decide to edit or delete a link if necessary.

It is NOT allowed to post a direct link to a webshop, prices can be compared on lots of other sites. DJResource is a non-profit organisation and keeping the website running is not for free. Webshops can advertise a banner on our website, contact us for more information.

On DJ-Resource the features and functions are far more important than the prices. Everybody will pay for what he finds reasonable for the amount of features that product offers. Besides, everybody has a different size of wallet so it's no fair comparisson.


Language and and
Although this is a Dutch website most content is in english because we have an international group of members and an even bigger group of visitors. All Admins and Moderators can write in both languages so if you need a translation from dutch to english, just ask.

If you topic/post is specific for the dutch region you can make your statement in Dutch. If it's a more general topic it might be a good idea to try to post it in english (or ask a moderator to help you translate) in order to get the most feedback.


Opening a new Topic ?
Before you open a new topic you always SEARCH to check if there is info about the subject that you haven't seen yet. If your sure that there is not already a topic about the subject, you need to find the most related forum to start your topic in.

If you open a new topic, you must write a clear topic title. Don't submit a topic with the title 'I have got a problem, help' but mention the actual problem in a 3-5 keyword line (CDJ-1000 MMC card error). This way it's less irritating for the readers who are browsing the forums.


My topic is gone, where did it go ?
If your topic is no longer in the forum where you've posted it, it could be moved by the moderators. This is done when you've placed your topic in the wrong forum. 

If the topic is locked for some reason (see last post of the moderator) then the topic will be moved to the bottom of the list in that forum.  When a topic is locked you always find an statement from the moderator why it is locked.


My topic is closed and locked
If your topic is being closed and you don't agree with the moderator who closed it then Contact the Admins with your complaint. If you can convince them, the topic might be re-opened.
DO NOT open a new topic about the same subject without good argumentation or flaming about the reason your previous one was closed. If you do open a new topic again you are in risk of a temporarily ban for one month. By repeating this behavior you could get a permanent ban. We do not want to do this, don't you make us do it...


How can I edit my post or topic ?
If you have submitted a post or topic then an image will be displayed in the top-left of your post. Click this button to edit your post. If you have edited your post an extra line at the bottom of the post will be added with how much you've edited, measured in '%'.


Hidden Forums ?
Some areas on this website are for Members Only. To get access to these areas you will have to register yourself. When you're registered and logged in you will have the Member status (Level 8). The more active that you are on the site the higher your level. This is an automated system so the only thing you can do to raise in level : Be an active member.

There are several forums waiting for you to be explored in the future.


What about those polls ?
The polls are made to get the opinion of the people that visit this website. Only registered members can start a poll by posting this in any of the forums. Each computer can only vote once, after you've voted you will see the results of the poll instead of Vote Buttons.

You can ask any type of question or statement in a poll as long as it's in line with the general content of the DJResource (So DON'T start a poll that's about : xxx-rated stuff, racism, political statements, hate, cursing etc.). Let's just keep it normal, administrators have a final verdict to delete the poll from the frontpage, or entirely when they think it's in to far off the main interest of the general visitors of this website.


Can I be a moderator ?
Maybe, If you think you can be a useful help for the community then you can apply a form here and motivate your request.


What are marked topics ?

If you click on the marked button, the relevant topic will be marked as a bookmark. If the topic is marked by you and you overview the topics in a forum the topics which are marked will appear on top before all other topics and will be marked as . The topics will always be on top until you 'unmark' the topics with the 'unmark button'. You can have as many topics marked as you like, there is no limit to them maximum number of topic that you can mark.

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Downloads
Can I upload files ?

Can I upload a File ?
NO, this is not possible. You can not fisically place the file on our servers. You can only add a link to our database that is pointing to that file. We are not responsible for links that are placed here, the content is for responsibility for the submitter of the link to the download. You name is always recorded with the link, proving you did add this link.

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DJ-Booths
 
What is in the DJ-Booth Section ?
How to add a picture ?
What are the requirements ?
How do I add Gear items to my Booth ?

What is in the DJ-Booth Section ?
The DJ-Booth section is designed and programmed specially by and for DJResource. The DJ Booth section is actually showing an image from your personal gallery with additional information and it's own comment system. The main content of this image needs to follow certain requirements and specifications and must contain a picture of only your OWN DJ Booth, without people.

It al started with a thread in our forum: [Pics] Your DJ Booth. It was the biggest growing thread at that time (februari 2002) and as coders/designers we thought we should do something with this. Early 2005 we started making the module and by may 2005 we finished it and the first DJBooth was added.


How to add a picture ?
The DJ-booth modules has been designed to show off with a picture of your own DJ set. Only post pictures from your own Booth, if foul play is detected the images will be removed from the website and the user will get a ban for 6 month. You can add images in 2 ways :

- EDIT an image in your personal album by pressing the Edit button shown in the dark bar on top of the page.
- Upload directly to your album from the upload page in the DJ-Booths (Login required).


Requirement of the picture ?
The DJ-booth modules has been designed so you can show off with a picture of your own DJ set. Only post pictures from your own Booth are allowed. If foul play is detected the images will be removed from the website and the user will get a ban for 6 month.

Criteria for uploading an image.

Extra when entering the DJ-Booth section :
  • Picture Limitations :
    - filesize : 300kb
    - Dimensions : min 300 pixels width
  • Only shows your OWN booth at home
  • Turn ON all equipment !
  • Show your COMPLETE booth and no other equipment
  • Don't show cuonsumer audio products in the Gear List
  • A DJ Booth is : CD/Vinyl/MP3/Media players, mixers, headphones, microphones, etc.
  • No people should be visible on the picture
  • TIP : Play around with lighting(effects) to make the picture more attractive
If you don't follow this requirements, your picture will be DELETED without further notice !


How to add Gear to my Booth?
After you've added an image to the DJ-Booths you're directed to the EDIT screen of your booth image. You can also get there by pressing the Edit button that shows up in the dark bar above your images.You should now add all gear items that are visible on the image.

There are the restrictions, which can also be read ABOVE the edit screen.

- Select your equipment from our database.
- Add ALL items that are visible on the picture.
When 2 turntables are visible you should add the product twice. If a product is not in the database you should select the brand and type the missing type number in the box. This product will then be added automatically.

- Select Speakers only once !
- Do NOT add flightcases, CD wallets or furniture.
- Do NOT add consumer electronics, computers or televisions.


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Productions
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What is in the Productions Section ?


What is in the Productions Section ?

The Productions section on DJResource is meant to offer the ability for our members to spread their OWN CREATIONS.




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Gearbase
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What is in the Gearbase Section ?


What is in the Productions Section ?
All used gear in our DJ Booth section, added with lots of old nostalgic items. Just browse around through a path through history of DJ Gear




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Imagedump
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What is in the Imagedump Section ?
What pictures can I add ?
What happens to the image ?
Public or Private publishing ?
Where is the Imagelist f ?


What is in the Imagedump Section ?
In this module you can upload pictures to use in our forums. For now it's also possible to hotlink to the images but please don't hotlink the pictures on high traffic websites.

What pictures can be uploaded?
Any pictures, but please don't violate copyrights. Those pictures that do will be deleted rapidly. You can use JPG, GIF and PNG files. If you use transparancy you can only use PNG files. Maximum filesize is 300kb, no limits for dimensions.

What happens with the image ?
You picture will be uploaded in it's original size. Dependant of the dimensions of the image will be resized. If a picture is wider than 100 pixels a thumbnail picture will be created. If the image is wider than 550 pixels a normal sized image will be created.
Animated GIF image will not be resized.

Public or Private publishing ?
When a picture is set to Private your picture will not be visible in the Imagedump for other members.
The image will show up for you without the border around it in the overview pages (category or main page) so you can still recognize Private images easily.

Add to Imagelist? (currenlty under construction)
When you check this box you can have the picture always ready in the WYSIWYG editor.
By hitting the Add image to posting Icon you get a popup. One of the options is 'Imagelist'. This is where you can easily select the image again when you need it anywhere on the website.



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