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DarcyF1 Naming Conventions
The success of DarcyF1 relies on the ability to categorise and title videos in a consistant manner. The pointers below can help you become a respected uploader and potentially have your account upgraded to "contributor" status!

Video Titles / File Name

Below are the correct way to name nearly any sort of video on DarcyF1 so that it is easily identifiable and searchable. If you have ANY questions, please CONTACT US before uploading. If you find a video that does not match the below naming convensions, use the [error] button to report it and give as much detail as possible so that the user can fix it.
All video titles should only contain english alphabet letters, numbers, underscores (_) and hypens (-), where appropriate.

BASIC STRUCTURE
All videos should take the basic titlling structure of
{Race}{Year}.{Session}.{Description}.{file extension}
see further below for what each of these entities are.
Underscores should always be used to replace spaces in titles, if you leave spaces, the site should replace these with underscores anyway.
Some users may like to separate {Race} andd {Year} with an underscore, or dot, which is totally acceptable.
If the race is the only race of the event, say in an international sport such as indycar, you do not need to state that the video is from the race, this is assumed if no other session is mentioned.

GOOD Examples
Australia2013.FP2.Smith_Onboard_Lap.avi
BrandsHatch.2013.Race1.Start_Crash_Replays.mp4
LasVegas2013_Goodman_Crashes_Onboard.mpg

BAD Examples
AUS.13.SMI.Lap.avi
BTCC 2013 Brands Hatch Start crash Race 1 replays.mp4
SunocoFuel400_2013_Goodman_Crashes_Into_The_Wall_Car_Cam_Replay.mpg

Entities in Video Title

EntityDescription
Race • The race value must always be the COUNTRY if the category is an international category OR a local category making a rare visit to a country. Such categories would have examples such as MotoGP, Indycar would always be COUNTRY. V8Supercars would use COUNTRY when travelling to New Zealand, or USA.
• ELSE if must always be the track / event name. For example, V8Supercars would have race values such as Sandown (which is a track) or Perth (which is the event).
• The race value should nearly always match the value your set for 'Race' when categorising the video.
• Sponsorship of an event should NEVER be in a video title.
Year • The year should always be the 4 digit representation of the year the video happened.
• This should nearly always match the value set for 'Season' when categorising the video.
• Some videos still have just the last 2 digits of the year in the video title, this not ideal, but is acceptable.
Session • This is a short hand form the session that the video is from. Acceptable forms would be; FP1, FP2, Prac or FPx (for an unknown practice session), Qual (includes all forms of qualifying including Top 10/15 shootouts), Race1, Race2b.
• Also, you can use 'Feat' to represent a video that is not part of the racing activites, but is a feature from that event's telecast.
• If there is only ONE race in that event, you can leave out the session completely, it is assumed to be the race if no other session is listed.
Description Okay - this is the most fluid entity, that you have the most room to move in, please read and try to understand what the reason is behind the following points. If you get lost, browse the website, see how others (especially admin) name their videos for a good idea of what to do.

• This should be the shortest possible way of describing your video, in English. This is what the users see in search results, and in race listings, so you want it to be succinct and accurate.
• NEVER use words like 'the' or 'and'. Or if the video is Name_Crashes, you probably don't need things like "Into_Wall" after it.
• There is a clear difference between "Name_Onboard" and "Name_Onboard_Lap" - if it is a full lap (or more), title it so!
• If the video is a FULL RACE, title it so! Track2013.Race1.Full_Race.avi makes a lot more sense that Track2013.Race1.avi
• If information is captured in the video categorisation, like commentary language, this does not need to be in the video title.
• Only use drivers' surnames, unless you feel you must use the first name too... surnames with spaces should be concatenated. Example: delaRosa (from de la Rosa) or DAlberto (from D'Allberto).
file extension • This should never be edited and represents the file extension of the uploaded video, such as .avi, or .mp4 - not used for YouTube videos.
Category • Some videos exist where the category is mentioned in the video title - this is not a recommend practice.
Amateur • For video captured by amateur video, BUT not part of the official broadcast (like WRC does), use .amateur. immediately before the file extension.
And don't forget Whatever you can't fit into the video title goes into the Tags field, which is also searchble. You can really flush out the video description in the Description field, which is not searchable but you can put as much information in there as you like - NO SPOILERS PLEASE!
Also, no special characters in video titles, ever. No ampersands, no brackets or parentheses, no slashes, no commas or apostrophes. You're just going to cause trouble for yourself!

Video Categorisation

EntityDescription
Video Name As described in great detail above!
Description You can put as much detail into the description as you like, but please NO SPOILERS.
Video Tags This field is searchable, separate each tag with a comma, or else your entire set of tags will be considered a single tag, and it's likely clicking on that tag won't show you any more than that one single video.
Use words not already in the video title, as they are automatically tags.
Video Credit If you once downloaded this video from a website, and you are allowed to upload it, you can credit the original uploader directly by using the credit fields. Ensure the link is a complete link, don't forget the http://www. part!
Category Choose from the list of categories, you cannot create a custom popular category. If a site admin believes there are enough videos in an 'other category' for a new popular category to be created, that will be done.
Season / Year Choose from the list of years - currently, the list only goes back to 1950 - if you have some pre 1950 content, let us know and we'll modify the list!
Race PLEASE use the auto-fill boxes when adding video to the site through the My Uploads page. It will give you a list of available race value - and if it's truly not there, it will allow you to add a new one. 75% of the videos that are rejected are because the user invented their own race value - don't do it, unless you have already checked the Auto-fill list and a suitable option doesn't already exist.
Do not use sponsors names in race values, ever.
The race value must always be the COUNTRY if the category is an international category OR a local category making a rare visit to a country. Such categories would have examples such as MotoGP, Indycar would always be COUNTRY. V8Supercars would use COUNTRY when travelling to New Zealand, or USA.
ELSE if must always be the track / event name. For example, V8Supercars would have race values such as Sandown (which is a track) or Perth (which is the event).
Full Race or Session A simple check box - is this a complete session (practice, qualifying or race), then check the box. This will categorise the video under the Full Races menu item.
DO NOT use this for television programs.
Viewer Warning Simple - if the video depicts a fatal accident, no matter how graphic, you must mark it as Fatal.
If the video depicts a non-fatal accident in a graphic way (you are the judge of this), mark it as Graphic. A simple example involves visible severe injury.
Commentary What language is the commentary? Select from the list. If the language is not in the list, you will need to request it be added by an admin - leave it as Unknown until then.
If the video has music, such a compilation video, set the commentary language to None - we don't care what language the music lyrics are in.