First, am I supposed to submit a media when the media code does not match the one in the database? The TDK crap I have has a different media code, 97m32s19f than what is in this database for TDK 52x CD-Rs, 97m26s66f.
Second, am I supposed to write a neutral description of this media, and then vote it down once the media goes up, or do I slam the media in the description when submitting the media?
Third, what am I supposed to put in the media revision blank if there is no media revision field displayed in Nero CD-DVD Speed?
Fourth, can someone explain the media submission approval process, and how the administrators decide how they decide whether to approve or reject a submission?
I submitted neutral descriptions for the TDK-branded Prodisc junk and for a Panasonic DVD-RAM that I am extremely satisfied with whose media code differs with what the database had, and hope to vote it up once it comes up. It seems that the submissions have not been cleared with the administrators yet.
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OK, what I’ve done, is change the existing short description to reflect that Prodisc can also make them, and added to the MID field that MID will vary depending on manufacturer. I’ve approved your Panasonic DVD-RAM entry though - but I had to make several changes - media speed, type, size…as you entered them as BD-R 52x 8.5GB
There have been numerous changes to the database software itself and what info we can enter, whether we can have multiple entries the same etc, and it’s continually evolving. When some of those entries were made, other MIDs weren’t known about, of the database software wasn’t tweaked to allow certain stuff at the time.
As for you opinion on the media - you can post a reaction to the existing entry, making it clear it’s the Prodisc ones that don’t perform well for you.
Media revision doesn’t matter so much, but if software shows it, feel free to add it.
The media submissions all enter a queue, and they’re usually appoved if all the necessary info is included: Brand, speed, MID, type (CDR, BD-R, DVD-R etc)…if key info is missing which means we can’t identiy the media, then the submission is rejected. So it’s important to fill out as much info as you can
Currently there is only myself approving submissions (as well as working on the forum), so it may take a little time - but as I said, if the info is there, it will be approved.
Thankyou for your submissions BTW, we need you guys to submit stuff you don’t see there
Edit: I’ve also put in a request with our Front Page developers to see if we can enter multiple MIDs/ATIPs for one entry with multiple manufacturers (a la Videohelp).