|General Rules for posting in Forums and Torrent Comments|
|Rules on music uploads|
Breaking these rules can and will get you banned!
Nothing that can be bought on DVD or video is allowed on this site. Do not ask for such shows to be posted. If it's available to buy, then buy it.
Do not defy the moderators expressed wishes!
Do not upload our torrents to other trackers! (See the FAQ for details.)
Disruptive behaviour in the forums will result in a warning:
First offence = One-week warning
Second warning = Forum access removal for one week
Third warning = Forum access removal for one month
Fourth warning = Forum access removal permanently
Fifth warning = Account deletion
By not following these rules you will lose download privileges!
UKNova now uses a scoring system in place of ratios. Your "score" now equates to a "ratio". (See the FAQ for details.)
Low scores may result in severe consequences, including banning in extreme cases.
Please follow these guidelines or else you might end up with a warning!
No direct file linking (hotlinking) of images in posts, signatures or avatars. Please use one of the many image hosting services that are available (e.g. flickr, photobucket, etc.).
No aggressive behaviour or flaming.
No trashing of other peoples topics (i.e. SPAM).
No language other than English.
No systematic foul language (and none at all on titles).
Do not tell people to "Read the Rules", "Read the FAQ", or make comments on their score and torrents.
NO SPOILERS If you are commenting on a torrent or discussing a recent show or sports event in the forums, please bear in mind that many of the readers may not have yet finished downloading or watching the show and they might not be too happy to learn of the outcome. Avoid any references or hints that could give the game away (sic), and if you want to refer to a specific point then use the spoiler code button in the toolbar (select the text you want to hide and press the 'spoiler' button). There are designated sections in the forums for soap spoilers, but please avoid putting a spoiler in the thread title itself.
Do not make comments to lock, move or delete topics, posts or comments. These are all Moderating decisions. If you find a topic, a post or a torrent comment inappropriate, report it to the staff instead.
No advertising, merchandising or promotions of any sort are allowed.
No links to warez or crack sites. No requesting or posting of serials, CD keys, passwords or cracks.
No bumping or double-posting.
No images larger than 800x600, and preferably web-optimised. (see below for avatar sizes)
Do not use potentially offensive material involving porn, religious material, animal/human cruelty or ideologically-charged images.
If you are given entry to any Restricted Access forums do not copy or refer to those topics elsewhere on the site.
Please ensure all questions are posted in the correct section!
Please do not direct people to other sites (BitTorrent or otherwise) where commercially-available material can be downloaded without copyright holder's permission. Discussions about such sites must not end up becoming promotions or recommendations.
Requests (or links in signatures) for support for charities, appeals, etc. need to be cleared with staff before posting.
No rips of material available commercially (on DVD, VHS or any other media)
All uploads must include a proper description of their content.
Make sure your torrents are well-seeded for at least 24 hours.
Re-seeds originally marked Internal are to remain internal only unless otherwise specified by staff.
Stay active! You risk having upload privileges removed if you do not upload regularly.
Lastly, please read the FAQ before asking any questions!
The allowed formats are .gif, .jpg and .png.
Be considerate. Resize your images to a width of 150 px and a filesize of no more than 150 KB. (Browsers will rescale them anyway: smaller images will be expanded and will not look good; larger images will just waste bandwidth and CPU cycles.)
Do not use potentially offensive material involving porn, religious material, animal/human cruelty or ideologically-charged images. Mods have wide discretion on what is acceptable. If in doubt PM one.
Do not leech pictures from other sites (by copying the URLs into your profile without uploading the images to a new host).
Torrents violating these rules may be deleted without notice
Due to a great deal of confusion over what our Rules on Music Uploads actually meant, we have discussed the issue and come up with the following rules:
Any programme that to all intents and purposes has primarily musical content is disallowed. This includes, for example, TOTP, chart shows etc.
Any programme that is basically a one-to-one broadcast of a live or pre-recorded concert performance is disallowed. This includes such things as Glastonbury, one-off gigs by specific bands etc.
Any radio show uploaded in audio format must have the songs played on the show edited out. Short "music clips" are OK. This applies both to normal radio broadcasts and any sections from UKNR shows that are uploaded.
The following are allowed:
Chat shows that include one-off musical performances as part of the overall show (eg Parkinson, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross etc.)
Music-based "talent"-style shows (eg X-Factor, Fame Academy, How To Solve A Problem Like Maria etc.)
Shows that include short audio/video clips (eg I Love The 80s etc.)
If you have any doubt about whether a potential upload fits in with the rules or not, then please contact a member of staff before uploading. The same applies if you wish to upload a show that you think may qualify for an exception to the above, due to historical value or whatever.
In either of the above cases, the Staff's decision is final. Any shows uploaded that are in breach of the above rules and have not been approved by a Staff member beforehand will be deleted without notification. Repeat offenders will have their upload rights removed.
Please help us to keep UKNova going by adhering to these rules, which are in the overall interests of the site. Thank you.