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Recent Email Issues

By Kode | | Latest News, Website

We have been having issues with people receiving emails recently.  It hasn’t affected everyone, but enough people that we have changed how emails are sent. If you have signed up for an account recently but never received your confirmation email, choosing “Forgot Password” should now allow you to reset your password. New signups should work fine.


The best Usenet provider? No, but it is the perfect Usenet setup

By Kode | | Latest News, Tutorials, Website

When looking for the best Usenet provider I soon realised it was harder than it sounded.  In this post I detail what I think is the perfect Usenet setup, certainly for my needs and I hope yours as well.  I spent a lot of time researching different providers to come up with what I think is the best value option. Some Background I was a Giganews Diamond customer for years, and while I was generally fairly happy with it, I decided to look into whether it was possible to have a more robust setup, for less money, and boy, was …
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AlbumArtExchange alternative, or perhaps even better?

By Kode | | Website

With AlbumArtExchange’s policy of blocking entire countries from using its database, fanart.tv has been touted by some as a viable alternative to AlbumArtExchange for album covers. We have some very different goals from AlbumArtExchange though, they allow the same image at different resolutions, whereas we believe this is wasteful and only allow high quality images at a single high resolution of 1000 x 1000px. As well as a single image size, all our images go through a moderation process to ensure only the highest quality images are available, so while we might not have the sheer quantity, we believe we can’t be …
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Contributor statistics

By Kode | | Latest News, Website

About 5 months ago we added a Contributor statistics section, but other than a brief mention in a newsletter at the time we haven’t really explained what it is, how it’s used, and how to earn points. Firstly, don’t take it too seriously, we added it to create some friendly rivalry, and hopefully encourage people to become more involved in the site as well as giving people identifiable objectives to achieve. Submitting images The first and probably most important way to earn points is by contributing artwork.  The key on the contributor statistics page shows how many points are awarded …
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Personal API keys

By Kode | | Feature Updates, Latest News, Website

With the launch of v3 of the API we also introduced the concept of personal API keys, but it seems we never really posted anywhere why we added them or the benefits of using a personal API key. There were a couple of reasons for adding personal API keys, the first was to try and help with our problem of obscurity, last year our API was used nearly 2 billion times, but 99.9% of end users using our service will never have heard of us. Some well meaning developers make their end users get their own API key to use, …
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Top 10 API traffic 2014

By Kode | | Latest News, Lists, Website

Here is a round up of where the top 10 API requests came from in 2014 CouchPotato – 644,082,434 requests Artwork Downloader (XBMC plugin) – 209,834,813 requests XBMC – 206,617,136 requests MusicBee – 165,351,915 requests Media Browser – 135,124,989 requests MovingPictures (MediaPortal plugin) – 60,223,256 requests Bandtrace – 52,950,673 requests Media Center Master – 24,659,996 requests AlbumArtDownloader – 19,843,007 requests Mediaportal – 17,100,273 requests Just missing out on the top 10 were drimpal and Artist Slideshow with 13,449,252 and 10,704,100 requests respectively. Overall we had 1,720,436,424 requests in 2014. You can compare these results to last years list here. If you are inspired to create your own app, or want to use our API in your …
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Removing advertisements from the site

By Kode | | Feature Updates, Latest News, Website

We know adverts are annoying, but for websites offering free services and without a sponsor, they are a very important part of keeping that service running. On the other hand a lot of our users already help us in other ways, so to thank them we will be giving users the ability to turn off ads if they match one of the following conditions. VIP Memeber Really help us out and become a VIP member, find out more on the VIP page as well as removing ads it also unlocks a load of other benefits. Moderators Moderators do a hard and …
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Navigating Fanart.tv

By akovia | | Tutorials, Uncategorized, Website

Well you managed to find your way here. Now let’s go exploring! This site has many faces that might not be so obvious to the uninitiated. The aim of this guide is to help you understand how everything is laid out, and how to get the most out of the site. Let’s look at the parts: The DataBase: These pages are the core of the site and the reason you are probably here. They are also the easiest pages navigate and explore. If you’ve already read the “Getting Started” guide then you should have a basic understanding of these pages. …
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Do you want better forums?

By Kode | | Latest News, Website

Our current forums are crap, we know that, you know that, everybody knows that, you can’t search, there are no formatting options, you can’t see how many people have viewed a post, which forums you have read, etc. We have discussed it and looked long and hard, and the best solution would be a 3rd party solution called vBulletin with a wordpress -> vBulletin bridge. Unfortunately this costs money.  £220 to be… vague (prices are in dollars so depends on the exchange rate vBulletin costs $250 and the bridge $80). So the question is, is this something you guys would …
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Top 10 API traffic this year

By Kode | | Lists, Website

Here is a round up of where the top 10 API requests have come from this year XBMC – 184,649,884 requests Artwork Downloader (XBMC plugin) – 110,416,799 requests MovingPictures (MediaPortal plugin) – 66,747,980 requests cdART Manager (XBMC plugin) – 50,156,369 requests Media Browser – 28,150,454 requests MusicBee – 11,417,019 requests LemonTV – 10,747,966 requests AlbumArtDownloader – 5,346,854 requests Mediaportal – 3,914,921 requests Media Center Master – 3,895,833 requests


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