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Post by Phuzzy4242 »   4 likes

First Loves Movies (FLM) is dedicated to childhood movies based on first love, the beauty of youth, and coming of age.

The following are guidelines - FLM is pretty relaxed and flexible but these are good rules-of-thumb:

  • No pornography. This one is NOT just a guideline.
  • Films and videos must be commercially made - home movies, home-made YouTube videos, or other amateur-made films aren't valid. Generally, if a film is listed at any of IMDb, RareFilmFinder, Lost Movies Archive, Children in Cinema, CVMC, or a country's film board, it's okay to post.
  • FLM is based on the eMule (ed2k) format. Torrents, UseNet, rapidshare, and other sources may be posted if there are no ed2k sources. Once posted in ed2k format, the admins may (and probably will) remove links to other formats.
  • A film does not have to be primarily about children and they don't need to be the central characters, but they must be more than mere 'props'. In other words, if the children in a film could be removed without changing the plot or they're only shown for a minute or two, the movie probably isn't FLM material. In general, kids should have at least 10% screen-time.
  • 'Children' includes kids up to the age of 16. Many children's roles are played by actors or actresses older than that, but if the characters they play are 16 or younger, that's acceptable.
  • A film may or may not have partial or full nudity of some of its characters, adults and/or children. Inclusion of nudity - or the lack of it - does not determine whether any film is "On-Topic".
  • Courtesy counts. The only way people have to judge your character is how you behave in the forums - if you can't say something nice, say nothing at all. Take any conflicts with other members to Private Messages. The admins do not monitor PM's in any way, but they reserve the right to edit or delete posts in public forums and discipline members if necessary.
Since FLM is based on eMule, a few other guidelines are appropriate to help make things smoother all around:

  • A film is a [REL]ease when there is a verified eMule link - in other words, the complete file has been downloaded and the film really is FLM material. If nobody has the complete file, it's a [REQ]uest. A good release has info that encourages people to download it - name of the film, year of release, country, IMDb or other links, a synopsis of the plot, screenshots, comments, and of course, an ed2k link.
  • Use 'Search' to see if your release has already been posted. If it has, is what you want to release an improvement? If so, go ahead and post it in the same thread as the original and tell people what's better about it (higher resolution, DVD rip instead of VHS, subtitles, etc.).
  • Don't release more than you can share efficiently. We certainly don't want to discourage anyone from releasing but these suggestions can make the whole process work better.
    • If you are the only source for a release, make sure others are able to completely download it before you stop sharing it. In general, once you've shared at least twice the bytes as the original file you can be pretty sure others have gotten a complete copy.
    • Keep your eMule client online long enough to allow others to complete the file. If you can't be online 24/7 or you can only share so much per day/week/month, let people know so they have an idea of what they're getting into.
    • Don't release more than your bandwidth can carry - if you release three films at once it will take three times as long to completely download any one of them from you. As others get parts to each file, they start sharing them too and help spread the release... but if you're the original source, someone has to get all those parts from you first.
    • If you release something, it helps to temporarily UNshare everything else until someone completes the new release. If you direct your bandwidth to one file at a time it will get completed by others faster and you will now have help sharing this file, allowing you to move on to the next release. This isn't required but it can vastly speed up the spread of your file.
  • Limit the filesize. If the source is Blu-ray or the release is special and you want it shared in the best detail, we'll understand the larger size as long as you let people know ahead of time. However, a 3GB rip of a 30 minute VHS film probably won't be downloaded by anyone. Plenty of people will help show you how to make a smaller rip if needed. Have a heart for those people with limited bandwidth.
  • Many people don't release much, if anything. That's perfectly fine IF they also share some of the files they've downloaded. The more people who have parts to any one file, the faster everyone gets them. Posting a review after you've watched a film may encourage others to download it too. Saying "thanks" to a film's poster doesn't hurt either and may encourage them to post other goodies! All of these things are 'paybacks' for the posters' hard work, along with being simple courtesy.
  • Anyone can [REQ]uest a film. You read a review someplace, you see a cool trailer that interests you, or whatever gets you interested in a movie, let us know about it - we'll probably be interested too. Eventually someone will find the film, post the ed2k link, and the film will be moved to [REL]ease.
  • Use 'Search' to see if your request has already been posted. If it's been released, your search is over! If a [REQ] has already been made for it, a 'bump' might be in order. If nobody has requested the film before, you can be sure they want to know about it.
  • The more info you post about your request, the easier it will be to find. A good [REQ]uest makes other people want to help find it. The same info used in a release makes it more likely - name of the film, year of release, country, IMDb or other links, synopsis, screenshots, etc.
Again, these are guidelines, not commandments. Common sense and courtesy are important - these are more an etiquette guide than a list of 'thou shalts' and 'thou shalt nots'.


Post by Guest »   0 likes

I guess the sentence "there is no downloadable content on this page" means I can not post my links to file hosting services?
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Post by mimzy »   1 likes

If you post links to files hosting services, then the downloadable content is still not hosted on the FLM server, so it's OK.

The only problem with DD links is that they are usually not reliable/persistent (and downloading is usually PITA unless one has paid premium account), so we require an ed2k link to make a release official.

It is discouraged to upload releases of other FLM members to file hosting services, but new content (including better rips of existing FLM movies) is always wanted, whatever way you share it. DD links of original posters should not be deleted by admins.

The same applies to torrents and Usenet (zipped torrent and NZB files can be posted as attachments).
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Post by mexlink »   1 likes

I'm a new member here, and I have some films I'd like to share. However, I couldn't get eMule to work right. May I share it using mega and such? Another thing is that some of the films I'd like to share have already been posted, but the last post in the threads was from years ago. May I post the films as new topics, or should I add them to the years-old topics?
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Post by ghost »   0 likes

DDLs like Mega are allowed and you can post them too. Please reply to an existing thread and don't start a new one.
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Post by frtunecookie »   1 likes

can we post youtube links as REL??
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Post by Night457 »   1 likes

frtunecookie wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:10 pm can we post youtube links as REL??
You are allowed to post Youtube links, absolutely. However, a film is not a RELease until it is shared complete on eMule with a posted ed2k link.

First, use the site search to see if a thread already exists for the film.

If there is a thread, you can post the Youtube link in that thread.

If you have something that looks right for FLM and does not have a thread, you can create a REQuest for it in the Requests forum and post the Youtube link. If you are unable to share it on eMule, someone else can do that to make the REQuest into a RELease.

And ... welcome to FLM! :D
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Post by Night457 »   0 likes

I am making my own addition to the POSTING GUIDELINES to emphasize two particular points. I first posted them in other threads, but they warrant repeating. I believe they ought to be readily findable by new members.
I will say this here for everyone because it is important to remember --

Please show a bit of discretion in your posts. Remember that this is a site about childhood movies, and not specifically about nudity or sexual content. There is much information along those lines at this site:

Movie screenshots are intended to give a broad view of the movie contents in a Request or a Release post. Some of them are not shy about what you will see, and they provide valuable information to others who might be interested too. However, it is appreciated to exercise good judgment and taste. Do not dwell solely on the "sensitivecontent". Thank you!
Please people do not post fan-edited scene clips, particularly ones that focus on so-called "sensitivecontent", such as is carefully detailed here:

Such clips will be removed. I do not have the time to trawl through the old threads that may have those clips. In new posts I won't download any such ed2k links, either. I will simply take my best guess of their content based on the context of the surrounding posts, and act accordingly.

Occasionally a DVD will have run-of-the-mill Deleted Scenes, most of which are edited out from the movie because of runtime or story flow. If they are of interest then those can be posted if you wish, once we actually have the whole movie.

FLM is for discussing and posting Childhood Movies. It is not for collecting a "Greatest Hits" (so to speak) of provocative scenes. Go to sites like 4chan for that.

Thank you! Everyone have fun here, but keep it clean!
You may include a link in a movie post if it is not already there. That should be enough information for those who are interested.
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