What happens if the blank/fake file was uploaded and they chose to delete the 'older' version.
So you'll definitely need to give the user the ability to 'hide' the game from the public, or they'll find ways to remove it.
Anything the user does needs to be accepted by me (or any other person that might end up working with me on it).
The point with allowing more files uploaded is to avoid uploading over the file that is active, and giving people who might be downloading at that moment broken files. and the fact, people might just want to upload a patch instead of the full game all over again!
The user will never be able to do an action and the action being performed straight away.
All admins (if more than me) will have a control panel that will show any requests made by users, either a new game, new file etc.
If someone upload a file, we have to test to see if it works how it should.
As we dont want to put out a broken file for download!
So if someone try to upload a blank to replace the old we will know..
But eitherway. I thought of some ideas about this "issue"
I was thinking that authors can ask to have their game "disabled" which will give the game title in the games list a special color. And then people who REALLY wants it badly, can send a request to get a download link.
I could also stretch it further and make it only possible to request the link if they register as a user and have earned a specific amount of points. (for rating etc).
But it would make only people who really want it go through the steps, and I not sure if its any point to make it that hard to get a game an author has "disabled".
I do understand very clearly the issue about it, so Ill definatly make sure in the end there is a good system for it!
But the games will never be deleted from the database!
What do you guys think about these rough ideas?