This section is a download manager to be used as a collection of popular
downloads. When you click on "Downloads" link you will see a menu on the left
and the categories on the right. You can use menu items as described below -the
same menu links also appear on the upper bar under the logo:
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| New Downloads
Selecting this menu option will display a list of files that have been added to
the Downloads within the last week. The page will display the last seven days
with a number next to the name of the day. If the number is not zero, then a
download item has been added on that day. The New Downloads list shows the day
the item was entered, to view the details of an item that has been entered,
click on the name of the day and the site will display the downloads that were
entered on that day by their title. Next click on the title of the download and
the download details will be displayed. Details are: Size, hits, license,
platform, publisher, language, date added, rating and description.
| Popular Downloads
Selecting this menu option will display top 10 downloads by hit count. You will
also see a hit count number next to the files. When you click on the items you
can switch to the details page.
| Top Downloads
Selecting this menu option will display top 10 rated downloads. You will see a
hit count number along with rating and votes given. When you click on the items you can switch to the details page.
| Adding New Files to the Downloads
Choosing to "Submit File" is the first choice that is made when entering a new
file on the Downloads.
Selecting this menu item will open a submit form for you to fill out.
Alternatively you can add a file by going to a subcategory that matches with the
file you're supplying. You will see "Add a file" link towards the bottom, click
it. Fill in the provided form. The first selection that can be made on the page
is to select a proper category for the file that will be uploaded. If you did
not see a category that fit your program's description, contact with the admins
of the site and they'll be happy to add it for you.
Then you have to complete the "Program Title", "URL of the file(s)", "Your
Email" and "Description" areas those required.
You can go on with the other fields as needed but they are not the required
Once you have filled out all of the items for your file, click on the "Submit"
button to submit your file to the site administrators. If the site is configured
to require approval for new downloads then you will receive a message that your
file submission will be reviewed by the administrator and if approved will then
appear on the Downloads. Until the file is approved it will not show up on the
Download. If the file is not approved by the Administrator the download will be
deleted and not show up on the Downloads, although you will receive an email to
let you know whether or not your file has been approved. If the site is
configured to accept the requests online then a summary page about your file
will be shown and added to the downloads database immediately.
| Search Downloads
You can use the search area on the left directly by writing search term or terms
into the Search box then click the Search button to Search through the files on
the downloads section. Files with matching text will be shown in the display box
on the right. The Search routine looks through File Descriptions when trying to
find a match. The titles of the results that are displayed are hyperlinks which
can be clicked on to pop-up another page with the details of the download.
| Pop-Up Download Detail View
Clicking on the title of a download will pop-up another page with the Download
Details. This page will show the File Title followed by the Username of the
person who entered the file. Only the administrators can edit the download even
if you have submitted the file. If you click the Download text, the site will be
opened for that file and will be ready for downloading.
You can also report a bad URL and rate the file by clicking on the respective