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  1. Welcome to the new version of the website! We upgraded and improved the forums with a lot of new features. Please share this website with your friends and contribute to the forums posting new debates or sharing information with the other members. Let's build back the biggest online anarcho-punk community together :)

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Introducing the new & improved APN Downloads System

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by anarcho-punk.net, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. anarcho-punk.net

    anarcho-punk.netAdministrator Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    After a lot of work, we're very excited to introduce the new version of Anarcho-Punk.net downloads system ! Here's a summary of the most interesting features of this custom system developped just for APN using modern technologies and professional tools.


    Bands infos with downloads: To help people to learn more about the bands they're listening to, a lot of information about the band are displayed when downloading an album. We use multiple online services like Last.fm, Discogs, Youtube, Wikipedia (etc) to automatically find the best information about the band like biography (now improved), pictures, discography, band members names (current and past), record information, etc. We don't want you to just download music but also learn about the scene. Our system also use A.I. to find Youtube links to stream the albums if it's available
    Example with a Subhumans album:
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    Promoting labels: We added a new function to automatically find the label that released the album. Our system will find the label's description, website, wikipedia page, facebook page, twitter and instagram accounts. We do this to encourage users to buy original albums and support the labels. By promoting labels on this website, we bring them free traffic and buyers for their online stores. We always said that free downloads aren't killing the scene and now we're showing you how it can actually help bands and labels to sell more albums and not the opposite.
    Here's an example with a random Zounds album:

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    Similar artists : we use external services like Last.FM and discogs to find similar bands and display "recommended bands" under each downloads. For example, if you check Oi Polloi downloads we will check online databases to find what other bands are liked by peoples who like Oi Polloi, so the suggestions are very accurate.

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    MAJOR update to the search engine : We bought a license of a top-of-the-line Artificial Intelligence system to provide more accurate search results. Some features include better search results algorithm, auto-correcting grammar mistakes, matching word varients and synonyms, auto-completing search queries with suggestions from commonly searched terms and much more.
    When browsing the forums or downloads section, a preview image of the album's cover is now displayed next to the thread's title


    Note: All functions in this list are AUTOMATED. This means that the user who post the thread doesn't have anything to do. The power of this system is that everything is automated through our custom-coded system which will detect the band name from the thread title and find the related information. Old threads are updated automatically with the new features.

    We're now not only the biggest online database of anarcho-punk downloads, but also the biggest database of useful information about the scene, the bands and the albums. APN is litterally an encyclopedia now :)
     
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  2. Vargen Odinson

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    Nice. Now we need someone to go through all the downloads systematically to see what's still available for download and what's got dead links. I've found almost all the A's under anarcho punk downloads are dead.
     
  3. punkmar77

    punkmar77Administrator Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    Vargen we had an account wiped out due to Crass and their lawyers a few years ago. Instead of calling it quits we decided to keep going and have managed to put up a lot since. If you are so inclined you could always help replace links..
     
  4. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    We're trying to code robots to automatically check for dead link and move them to an archive forum. It's not an easy task so this require some time but if this can be done we will do it.
     
  5. Vargen Odinson

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    I'd definitely be willing to help replace links, but I don't know how. If someone were willing to give me guidance I'd be willing to do the legwork.
     
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  6. punkmar77

    punkmar77Administrator Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    For now, If you find replacement links you can post them in comments and I'll replace the bad links, later if you want, after you put in a little time to the site we can talk about you joining the moderating collective. Cheers and thank you in advance.
     
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  7. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    For now we added a green check mark to help quickly find files hosted by APN when using the search engine. Those files are hosted by our own server so it's 100% guaranteed no broken link, no ads and fast download speed.

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    This feature is also available when browsing the downloads forum
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  8. Vargen Odinson

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    I'll definitely start looking around. Sounds good.
     
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  9. ungovernable

    ungovernableAutonome Staff Member Admin Team Experienced member


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    Still in progress.. We have a new Archive forum where we move threads with dead links so it doesn't appear in search results. For now i moved all threads posted by Anarcho-Punk.net main account that includes mediafire links, since our whole mediafire account was banned years ago. Also those albums were already reuploaded on our own server (now identified with the green check mark) so there's no point in keeping threads with old mediafire links.
     
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