Mirrors ... where to begin ...?What is a Mirror and why would you want one?
Mirror = A replacement link for the given links in the Original Post - or "OP" due to an absent poster (also sometimes referred to as an "OP" - Original Poster), or because the Original Poster no longer has the files to re-up the their original links themself. Also sometimes requested when someone wants a different format than those in the Original Post.
step is to always, ALWAYS
, try sending a PM to the Original Poster. Many of the regular posters here have no problem with re-upping their links - IF
they know the links are dead! The trick here, folks, is that they may not realize the links are dead unless someone informs them of this! Why? Because unless you only have one or two releases posted, it quickly becomes impossible for a poster to check EACH
release we have made EACH
post in the release that, "Your links are dead!" (or something similar) (See "bumping the post" above). First of all, it hurts the links as described previously, and secondly, it does NOT
make the OP eager to help you out any by posting new links when you have just helped kill any new links before he/she can even post them!When can you post a request for a mirror in the release post?
If that fails (poster is absent or for some reason refuses to respond after a reasonable time) you can post in the release asking for a mirror. Please be sure and mention that you HAVE
tried PM'ing the OP and could not get a response, etc. (Be realistic here, boys and girls! If you PM'ed them yesterday and they haven't been online again yet today, DON'T post that the OP "failed to respond"!
Many of the regular posters here are fairly easy to spot. If their name is GREEN (Moderator)
, PURPLE (Major Ebook Releaser, or, MER)
, BLUE (VIP)
, or ORANGE (Book Reviewer)
, it's a pretty sure bet that they are fairly active here (Yes, there are, like anything else, always exceptions). My point is, if you post that "the OP failed to respond" and it happens to be one of these, we WILL
be checking on it, as most of these folks DO
respond to re-up request PMs.DO NOT
request books OTHER THAN
those in the OP in your mirror request. "Mirrors should ONLY have the same titles as are in the original post - no more, no less."OK, you want to post a mirror?
Well, you can't - UNLESS
has posted a request for a mirror in that topic. So let's assume a MODERATOR has posted a request for a mirror and you have the file. How do you go about posting a mirror?
First, upload the file to a file host and get a link for YOUR
download. Links to the book(s) on another forum or site is NOT allowed and "your" link WILL
be removed. The Site Rules state that you must provide links only to downloads YOU
have control over.
Next, remember that mirror request which has to be there to make a mirror legit? Start off by quoting it (little button in the bottom right corner) and then adding your download link. "Unrequested mirrors are NOT allowed - NO exceptions!"
So, by quoting the request in your mirror post, you show that it IS legit. "Requested mirrors must have the requesting post quoted in the mirror post."
Remember, you can only
post a mirror with the same titles as in the OP - even though they only had, say, books 1-3 in their post and you have all the books up to book 7. Why? Because in many cases, especially with a popular series, someone else may have posted those other books separately in another post and that would make your mirror a double post. Not to mention, that it would probably NOT
please the other members who have posted those other books already.
So, basically:To make a request for new links
PM the OP first.
Then, if no response within 3 days
, report to a moderator.To respond to a request for a mirror
Quote the moderator's request for the mirror in your response.
Use your OWN download links.
Post ONLY the same titles as in the OP.Here is where you can find rules for mirrors: http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=221908