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How to submit an application to the database directly

#1 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:02 am

Make sure you are registered as a forum user for at least 1 week (i.e. 7 days).

Make sure you are logged in to the forum (there's a Login link at the top right corner of the TPFC web page to facilitate that, or you can use the forum login).

After you have logged in, you will see something like Username R0 [Add Entry/Logout] at the top-right corner of the TPFC web page. R0 is a rank assigned to you by the system. If you are just starting out, you will probably be R0. The maximum rank is R5. You can move up the ranks by participating more in the forum, or by adding more entries to the database.

To submit an entry, click on the Add Entry link. All entries submitted are initially private i.e. they have a private score of 0. Look at the section Popularity score (XXXX/YY) for that entry. XXXX is an public score computed by measuring how active an entry is for both anonymous and registered users. YY is private score computed strictly from the activities of registered users only for your submitted entry.

Whenever a registered user likes your entry and clicks on the This apps rocks button, not only does he adds the app to his personal list, the private score for your submitted app increases by the same amount as that user's rank. For example, if a user with R5 clicks on the "rocks" button for your entry, the private score for that entry increases by 5. Once the private score becomes 10 or greater, that entry becomes public i.e. it will be displayed on the main web page and becomes publicly searchable.

So if all submitted entries are private initially, how do you get other people to see it?

The simplest way is a post a short message to the Portable Freeware Submissions forum with the permalink of the entry and ask people to check it out. There are already plenty of examples in the submissions forum.

Additional note: To check which users have added an entry to their lists, click on the hidden link found under YY (the private score). This will show the list of users who have added the app to their personal lists (and their respective ranks).

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:40 pm

When adding an entry, there are some additional information posted at the top of the page. For your interest, I have highlighted some important sections here:
Please use this function to submit portable applications to the database. A submitted application is not immediately viewable on the main page, but is added to your favorites list, which you can recall by entering "[Username]" (without the quotes) in the search box.
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Reminder: Before you submit, please check if other members have already submitted the same application by typing "[@] appname" in the search box.
These are two important means by which you can search for private entries. The [Username] directive lets you search for all entries in the user's personal list (including those he submitted) regardless of whether they are private or public.

The [@] directives lets you search for all entries in the database, regardless of whether they are private or public.

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#3 Post by Midas » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:53 am

Shouldn't there be something like a [private] directive for listing entries below the public visibility threshold (<10)?

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#4 Post by Andrew Lee » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:08 pm

Use the [#] operator.

It cannot be put in the search options directly because then it becomes public and search engines might pick them up.

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#5 Post by lwc » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:16 pm

Where can you learn your own or others' rank?
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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#7 Post by lwc » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:37 pm

Nice. And others?

What gives one a higher rank anyway?
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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#8 Post by guinness » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:58 am

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#9 Post by agam » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:07 am

Andrew Lee wrote:
The [@] directives lets you search for all entries in the database, regardless of whether they are private or public.

I 've tried it (to search private posts with "@") several times, but doens not work - probably i make something wrong ... but what ???

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#10 Post by I am Baas » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:58 am

[#]

You need to be logged in.

Both of your entries are there, I did not have the time to test yet.
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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#11 Post by agam » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:35 am

I am Baas wrote:[#]

You need to be logged in.

Both of your entries are there, I did not have the time to test yet.
Aha, thanks ! with "[#]" it works (with the brackets !)

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#12 Post by agam » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:07 am

two additional questions:

Unfortunately I made a double entry into the database directly. How i can delete one and how i can edit a entry ???

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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#13 Post by I am Baas » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:27 am

agam wrote:I made a double entry into the database directly. How i can delete one and how i can edit a entry ???
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You can't, but you could edit/rename the redundant entry, replacing it with another submission.
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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#14 Post by agam » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:32 am

thanks for answer, but i can not find this "Edit this entry" ??????? Where ???
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Re: How to submit an application to the database directly

#15 Post by DarkShadow » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:49 pm

@ agam: You are presently rank "R0", like me. So you can add, but not edit an entry.
That's it.

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