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MrT

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #450 on: October 10, 2019, 01:10:41 PM »
Anyone know what's happened to TV Chaos

It's back up again. You'll need to change your password before logging in and the reset password email can take up to an hour to send so please be patient.

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #451 on: October 10, 2019, 02:19:21 PM »
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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #452 on: October 10, 2019, 05:06:05 PM »
I'm liking it. Good that the bonus points system has been broken down so you can see what torrents are earning you what.

Anyone know what the Buffer part in the stats is? Mine is at 553GB but no idea what it means. I'll get a good look over the weekend as it doesn't work to well on mobile.

MrT

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #453 on: October 10, 2019, 06:07:26 PM »
Anyone know what the Buffer part in the stats is? Mine is at 553GB but no idea what it means. I'll get a good look over the weekend as it doesn't work to well on mobile.

Not entirely sure but it could be the amount you can download (without uploading) before your ratio prevents further downloading. I think we'll have to wait until they flesh out the FAQ.

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #454 on: October 10, 2019, 08:03:16 PM »
Gah. I can't seem to get back in. How long did people have to wait for their email?

Edit: "Password reset token not valid" fuck me
« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 08:15:43 PM by madhair60 »

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #455 on: October 10, 2019, 10:55:36 PM »
Gah. I can't seem to get back in. How long did people have to wait for their email?

Edit: "Password reset token not valid" fuck me

I don't know how long my first one took to arrive, but when it did it was only valid for an hour and had already expired by the time I saw it. My second one arrived in minutes and was valid for 2 hours. It probably depends how busy the server is at the time - the one that arrived fast was at about 9:30 this morning, when many UK users were probably at work and most US users asleep.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #456 on: October 13, 2019, 12:49:48 AM »
Bastard... I've missed open registrations. If anybody could sort me out with an invite I'd be really grateful.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #457 on: October 13, 2019, 07:05:58 AM »
Did they actually open registration?

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #458 on: October 13, 2019, 09:54:27 AM »
Does somebody (3 somebodies) want an invite to ProAudioTorrents?

Suppose I'll need 3 email addresses (not each) so best ask via PM and if you get banned I'll ban Y O U
« Last Edit: October 13, 2019, 10:06:15 AM by NJ Uncut »

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #459 on: October 13, 2019, 11:34:42 AM »
Should be illegal this stuff

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #460 on: October 13, 2019, 11:37:18 AM »
Bastard... I've missed open registrations. If anybody could sort me out with an invite I'd be really grateful.

You haven't missed it - they've not opened it yet. The last message on their facebook page, from a couple of days ago, says: "Sign-up will reopen briefly in a week or 2 once the site is stable again." So keep an eye on it.

Also I wouldn't hold your breath for an invite, as nobody gets automatic invites to give out - they cost bonus points, I think it's gone up to 2500 points/invite on the new site. But I reckon most users use their bonus points to keep their ratios healthy.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #461 on: October 13, 2019, 11:46:56 AM »
Can we have a heads up in this thread when registrations open, please?

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #462 on: October 13, 2019, 11:49:32 AM »
Can we have a heads up in this thread when registrations open, please?

I will if I spot it in time.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #463 on: October 13, 2019, 12:49:01 PM »
Ah, thanks man. I'll let people know on here if I spot it too.

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #464 on: October 14, 2019, 09:26:42 PM »
Found today that, to my alarm, uTorrent has transformed itself into "uTorrent Web" and now I don't trust it. What the fuck is it? What should I use instead for Mac?

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #465 on: October 14, 2019, 09:27:20 PM »
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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #466 on: October 21, 2019, 05:50:19 PM »
Found today that, to my alarm, uTorrent has transformed itself into "uTorrent Web" and now I don't trust it. What the fuck is it? What should I use instead for Mac?

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #467 on: October 22, 2019, 10:01:13 PM »
Gah. I can't seem to get back in. How long did people have to wait for their email?

Edit: "Password reset token not valid" fuck me

Did you solve this, I get some bollocks 500 error. I checked the mail I used is correct. I don't even get one sent. Don't tell me, help is on IRC?

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #468 on: October 28, 2019, 11:15:39 PM »
Not derail the thread, but what’s the benefit to using a private torrent site when there’s any number of public ones and the downloads are peer to peer? What am I missing?

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #469 on: October 28, 2019, 11:32:33 PM »
Not derail the thread, but what’s the benefit to using a private torrent site when there’s any number of public ones and the downloads are peer to peer? What am I missing?

I have hard drives full of stuff from private sites like TvChaos that I would never have got anywhere else. Been using them for probably 15 odd years and they've been incredibly useful.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #470 on: October 28, 2019, 11:42:12 PM »
I have hard drives full of stuff from private sites like TvChaos that I would never have got anywhere else. Been using them for probably 15 odd years and they've been incredibly useful.

Couldn’t the same torrent file be shared on a public tracker? I don’t get what the privacy brings...

Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #471 on: October 31, 2019, 06:49:56 PM »
Did you solve this, I get some bollocks 500 error. I checked the mail I used is correct. I don't even get one sent. Don't tell me, help is on IRC?

Sorry, I've only just seen this. I got it but it took ages.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #472 on: October 31, 2019, 07:00:26 PM »
Couldn’t the same torrent file be shared on a public tracker? I don’t get what the privacy brings...

Privacy also brings some security and people keep seeding the same torrents for years, so it grows into a library. Also members that don't help out and just hit and run, then delete from their drive don't build up a decent ratio and get kicked. I belong to a couple of invite only sites for over ten years and I've kept every torrent I've downloaded going. I think every person I've given an invite to has been kicked after a few months, so I've stopped giving them out. One of the sites I belong to isn't even allowing new members anymore.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #473 on: November 01, 2019, 01:27:37 AM »
Privacy also brings some security and people keep seeding the same torrents for years, so it grows into a library. Also members that don't help out and just hit and run, then delete from their drive don't build up a decent ratio and get kicked. I belong to a couple of invite only sites for over ten years and I've kept every torrent I've downloaded going. I think every person I've given an invite to has been kicked after a few months, so I've stopped giving them out. One of the sites I belong to isn't even allowing new members anymore.

Ah, I didn’t know it was possible to monitor who is doing the seeding of a particular torrent. How does that work? I presume based on IP/MAC addresses given that you don’t need to login to torrent clients.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #474 on: November 01, 2019, 02:17:43 AM »
Sorry, I've only just seen this. I got it but it took ages.

Thanks, I'll try again.

Private trackers often force you to maintain close to 1:1 download to upload but in return they have hard to find stuff seeded for a long time.

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Re: Torrent site invites
« Reply #475 on: November 01, 2019, 03:42:42 AM »
Not derail the thread, but what’s the benefit to using a private torrent site when there’s any number of public ones and the downloads are peer to peer? What am I missing?

In addition to what NoSleep said, in a word, reliability.

The files are always pure. Requests are filled because it's a closed community. There seem to be legal implications also (maybe just in the US though maybe UK ISPs can pick up stuff). You can always get a seed, people tend to give more of a fuck in a closed community.

One really lovely trait on private trackers is individual users actively curating stuff. One place has an utterly fantastic Halloween thread going, for example. Quite a lot of what I watch or consume is shaped this way: torrents themselves are a method but with a private community attached you get a lot more shared experiences, discussion from users who have a stake in it to some extent, and the natural outcome of consuming so much quality: wanting to explore it with others, wanting to find more, and wanting to keep the good ship sailing.

My actual online home, if anything is, doesn't even like its name spoken, so I won't. I won't lie: I flat out love the community there, for way beyond merely file acquisition reasons, largely because there's a certain mentality that's almost socialist - nobody is kept in place by stupid rules about ratio, but because without a good number of people pitching in, the operation ceases to function.

I wouldn't touch a public tracker for a multitude of reasons. But I expect the biggest is because I've been spoiled. Imagine CaB discussion with the subject matter obtainable in the post itself. There's several draws to that. Perhaps I am lucky my idea of a "private tracker" is a pseudo darknet community as rich and loyal as you get here, versus, say, the Dime model.

I'm sorry, but if you need rules to enforce sharing, it is flawed in principle, although obviously works with today's broadband speeds. Hence why you end up with models such as paying for ratio, multiple accounts or other forms of disloyalty because it's just some fuckin tip to rinse because there's fuck all else there and you only use it when you need to, hence few return visits, meaning no community or prospect of one, and the worst aspect of a public tracker in my book, the sheer temporaryness, unguided and simply awaiting targeting by whatever powers be, and who knows how committed the operators are? I'm surely sounding fanatic by now.

... I've written a love letter for my pirate ship, haven't I?