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IMPORTANT: Changes to Downloads


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After much debate between site staff and and contributors. We have decided it is in the best interest of the site to start enforcing the use of the site's Download functionality (http://www.loverslab.com/files/). It provides a much easier interface for finding and managing various downloads than the mess various unstructured threads in the download category forums.
 
What does this mean for future downloads?

  • You will no longer be able to create topics in the Download forum categories. However once you have uploaded a file (via the upload form)  a forum topic will be automatically generated for you and posted in the forum download categories, mirroring your downloads.
  • Your automatically generated topic will be linked from your download via the "Support Topic" icon on the right hand side of your downloads view page.
  • You do NOT have to upload the file to LoversLab to use this system, when uploading you can click " Link to a file" to post a URL to the download instead.
  • LoversLab's upload size limit will remain unchanged at 100MB, bigger files will need to either upload in parts, or link to the file instead, as described above.

What does this mean for my existing downloads?

  • If you've already setup your file on the download system; it means nothing at all to you.
  • If you have not moved your file to the download system and still just have your forum topic. We request that you move your existing files on the download system that are not yet there, as soon as possible.
    • ‚ÄčOnce you have setup your existing file in the download system, you will have 2 threads, your original thread, and the auto generated thread created by the download system. Contact me via PM or post about it in this announcement thread, and we will merge your 2 threads so you you don't lose your existing posts.
    • If you do not do move your download over to the download system yourself, we will begin manually moving downloads that have not done so ourselves once a sufficient enough time has passed for people to see this announcement and move their files. However, this is a very long and very tedious process for us to do, as it involves more steps for use to do than it will for you. So I beg of you, move your downloads yourselves as soon as possible.
  • If you have a download buried in some multi-purpose thread, rather than in it's own topic somewhere, we encourage you to break that out into it's own download by uploading it to the download system.

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I don't see the reason as not to start topics in the download section , what about smaller mods such as armor/weapon edits or retextures by posting everything in the downloads then the downloads will just be spammed and we won't be able to find the important mods .


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I don't see the reason as not to start topics in the download section , what about smaller mods such as armor/weapon edits or retextures by posting everything in the downloads then the downloads will just be spammed and we won't be able to find the important mods .


Letting threads still be posted manually completely defeats the point and would make this entire effort pointless, because it would be no different than it was before. The goal here is to STOP files from being split up between 2 different sections, and instead make both sections the same. The files being split up as they are now just makes where people should search more confusing.

The downloads section will be broken up into categories, instead of just "Skyrim Non Adult Mods" there will be "Armor & clothes", "Models & Textures", "Races" and such. Which will alleviate exactly what youre talking about with smaller mods.
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What should I do with a collection of different mods? My fejeenas stuff page with Mods, clothes, replacers, resources, ...

Split and make individual Downloads? I am glad that I have everything on one page.( pretty easy for me  :)   difficult to find for everyone other  :( )

I do not want to have so many pages. Will there be a category "different stuff" or "collections" (or "Junk"), or is it possible to link a page to different categories?


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Hopefully this will make things easier for people to find and search for things, but I do Have a question. I have about 50 armor conversions on my page.  Do I have to make a topic for each one?

 

Step one you are required to add a file  (or a link to a file).  What would I put in there since I have so many. 


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Hopefully this will make things easier for people to find and search for things, but I do Have a question. I have about 50 armor conversions on my page.  Do I have to make a topic for each one?

 

Step one you are required to add a file  (or a link to a file).  What would I put in there since I have so many. 

 

You can have them all on one download page, max size for a download is 100mb per file.

 

Your page would operate like the one here.

 

If you want to upload multiple files in one go, make sure you are using the advanced uploader and then just select the ones you want to upload.

 

The guide should be up tomorrow on how to do all this :)


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Good Deal.  Thanks.  :D


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About year ago i started topic "scrapyard" and now all attachments in there are too old for use. So i'd prefer to kill them all (and thread itself) instead of moving them to d/l section (i almost sure i have not permission to kill it by myself though).

Also i'd agree with Veta about some mini- and micro- attachments, which can lose their sense(meaning?) being riped from discussion content if "new d\l order" will be blindly applied "to all" attached files. For example, today i posted small "patch"  in BrutalRapers thread, for experiments with TTW-BR compatibility only -- i think it shouldn't be in common downloads, because its "try" (not "use") nature.


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You can load multiple files into your plugin's download page and if you label that patch as "experimental" or a "beta" that should more than suffice.


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Guide done :D

 

http://www.loverslab...wnload-section/


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I managed to get my download page created, thanks to Ark's tutorial  :)

 

I'm not really concerned about the old thread, as I think I covered pretty much everything users of my mods need to know. I should be okay to support everything from the new thread. So a mod/admin can remove the old thread at their convenience  ;)

 

Thanks!

 

Trykz


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Alright, I moved the Little Monli race to the Download section.  Admin or Mods can merge the old and new threads.  Thank you.

 

original

http://www.loverslab...i-race-v43-wip/

 

Also, you can delete these threads.

http://www.loverslab...ty-beauty-pack/

http://www.loverslab...-monli-race-v4/

 


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Moved my conversions to the download section as Robot Nixon's UNPB Conversions.

 

original thread

 

http://www.loverslab...-my-unpb-works/


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I'm going to setup the download categories today, and start moving existing downloads to those categories.

 

Here is the current category plan, they will break down into 3 groups of categories Adult mods,  Non Adult mods, & SexLab/LPK/Sexout mods

 

 Adult Mods:

  • Body Replacers
  • Models & Textures
  • Armor & Clothing
  • Quest
  • Sexual Content
  • Animation
  • Companions
  • Races
  • Modders Resources
  • WIP / Beta
  • Other

Non Adult Mods:

  • Body Replacer
  • Armor & Clothing
  • Models & Textures
  • Weapons & Spells
  • Quest
  • Races
  • Companions
  • Animation
  • Modders Resources
  • WIP / Beta
  • Other

SexLab/LPK/Sexout mods

  • Framework & Resources
  • Quest
  • Combat Sex
  • Dialog Sex
  • Misc Sex
  • Sex Effects
  • WIP / Beta
  • Other

Open to changes people might suggest, and will alter categories as time goes on due to need or disuse. 


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What about those files that aren't really mods but tools or games created here on LL? Will they stay in the "others" category with the currently existing subcategories?


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What is a description size limit? because whenever i try do add some more it breaks in the middle of it.

http://www.loverslab.../275-lady-body/

 

Ok forget the size limit. Can admins of loverslab be so kind as to unite download http://www.loverslab.../275-lady-body/

with old thread http://www.loverslab...34-krista-mods/ so that old thread first post became second post of download support topic http://www.loverslab...ta-mods-for-lb/ .  

 


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Hi guys!

I posted a new download thread and it needs to be merged. Um, am I in the right section here?

old x117 wig thread
http://www.loverslab...3245-x117-wigs/

new thread support topic
http://www.loverslab...gs/#entry466838

new thread download topic
http://www.loverslab.../291-x117-wigs/

Thanks in advance,

movomo
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I have created downloads of my work.
Could you please merge following topics.

Lady Body & Krista mods for LB http://www.loverslab...ta-mods-for-lb/

support topic http://www.loverslab...ta-mods-for-lb/ should be merged with http://www.loverslab...34-krista-mods/ saving the first post of old topic.

[LB] Blackelf Store http://www.loverslab...blackelf-store/

support topic http://www.loverslab...blackelf-store/ should be merged with http://www.loverslab...blackelf-store/

[WIP] Lady Body Skimpy Armor [LBSA] http://www.loverslab...mpy-armor-lbsa/

supprot topic http://www.loverslab...mpy-armor-lbsa/ should be merged with http://www.loverslab...or-lbsa-v-0276/

 

Thank you for your troubles.


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I have created downloads of my work.
Could you please merge following topics.

Lady Body & Krista mods for LB http://www.loverslab...ta-mods-for-lb/

support topic http://www.loverslab...ta-mods-for-lb/ should be merged with http://www.loverslab...34-krista-mods/ saving the first post of old topic.

[LB] Blackelf Store http://www.loverslab...blackelf-store/

support topic http://www.loverslab...blackelf-store/ should be merged with http://www.loverslab...blackelf-store/

[WIP] Lady Body Skimpy Armor [LBSA] http://www.loverslab...mpy-armor-lbsa/

supprot topic http://www.loverslab...mpy-armor-lbsa/ should be merged with http://www.loverslab...or-lbsa-v-0276/

 

Thank you for your troubles.

 

 

Hi guys!

I posted a new download thread and it needs to be merged. Um, am I in the right section here?

old x117 wig thread
http://www.loverslab...3245-x117-wigs/

new thread support topic
http://www.loverslab...gs/#entry466838

new thread download topic
http://www.loverslab.../291-x117-wigs/

Thanks in advance,

movomo

 

 

What is a description size limit? because whenever i try do add some more it breaks in the middle of it.

http://www.loverslab.../275-lady-body/

 

Ok forget the size limit. Can admins of loverslab be so kind as to unite download http://www.loverslab.../275-lady-body/

with old thread http://www.loverslab...34-krista-mods/ so that old thread first post became second post of download support topic http://www.loverslab...ta-mods-for-lb/ .  

 

 

All done.


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Alright, I moved the Little Monli race to the Download section.  Admin or Mods can merge the old and new threads.  Thank you.
 
original
http://www.loverslab...i-race-v43-wip/


I've merged the new thread into the original.

Also, you can delete these threads.
http://www.loverslab...ty-beauty-pack/
http://www.loverslab...-monli-race-v4/


Just to confirm I understand, you want me to just straight up delete these threads?
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