1. Keep your request feasible.
Make sure the song you're requesting can reasonably be ported given the limitations of the SNES, and the most common porting tools available. For example, porting over a song with lyrics to the SNES, while theoretically (though limitedly) possible, is not something that could be reasonably done. Keep in mind song length factors into feasibility.
2. Provide a MIDI, SPC, tracker file, or some other form of readable note data.
Porting by ear takes a lot of time and effort, especially for more complex songs, so help out the porters by providing them with something to base their port off of. Additionally, make sure whatever file you provide is of sufficient quality; for example, piano-only MIDIs/sheet music, or MIDIs with tons of note errors, are not satisfactory since they'd require redoing considerable parts of the song by ear, which brings us back to square one. Failing to provide this will likely end up in your request being ignored.
3. Provide a link to the song.
If porters don't know what the song sounds like, they can't port it! YouTube links are preferable for ease-of-access, but you may also provide direct rips for video game music (.vgm, .vgz, .nsf, .spc, etc.)
4. Respect the request formatting.
In order to make things as clear as possible, please follow the following format when requesting a song:
5. No more than one non-completed request per 30 days.
Track Name: The name of the song and its origin, if applicable.
Sampled?: If you want the song to use SMW samples, or custom samples. Be as specific as possible, since something like "sampled" is nebulous-- there are many possible ways to sample a song. Additionally, keep in mind that more complex songs may require chorded samples, for example, and that it may not always be feasible to do something fully unsampled.
Audio Reference: YouTube link, and optionally, a direct rip if it's a song from an older console.
Note Data Reference: A MIDI, tracker file, etc.
While requests may end up not getting fulfilled, this is to prevent the thread from being overloaded with a lot of requests. If your request has been fulfilled, you can make a new request anytime after.
6. No private requests.
As this is a public thread, songs requested here should be for the general public as well, and eventually posted here and submitted to the music section.
7. Respect the porters.
Do not constantly bother porters; they're doing hard work, and it's not fair to them to repeatedly harass them for any reason.
8. No duplicate requests.
If the song you've requested is already publicly accessible (for example, in the music section), or already requested in the thread by someone else, don't re-request it in order to avoid clutter. However, see below about the latter case.
If somebody else has already requested a song you want, you may quote their post in order to show that multiple people are interested in the song.
1. All completed requests must be submitted to the SMW Music section and linked here.
2. Your submission must meet the quality standards of the SMW Music section.
3. Try to complete any request you claim in a reasonable amount of time.
If you end up unable to fulfill a request, for whatever reason, let the requester know as soon as you can. It's better to politely inform someone about a cancellation than to keep them waiting forever.