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Re: ScT closing down

Postby snuff » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:37 am

:(
I guess you really need to ask yourself... What Would Graeme Do?

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Re: ScT closing down

Postby skeetnigguh » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:19 pm

who's going to fill the void i wonder
jump over to revo guys
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:23 pm

sceneaccess seems okay

there goes my 629gb of upload
thanks for the invite that one year ago j :)
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby MuscleMan » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:40 pm

LOL gg and just donated because of ratio warning. Doh.

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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:49 pm

good a time as any for you clowns to switch over to DDLs

this site gets stuff faster than SCT did - not as comprehensive of course, but there's a ton of blogs.
http://newscenefiles.net
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby CowzOr » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:13 pm

what are DDLs?
general wrote:one alternative to democracy is listening to a lunatic like blair ranting out about "real freedom" like an incoherent brain-damaged drunk.

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Re: ScT closing down

Postby CowzOr » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:43 pm

oh direct downloads
general wrote:one alternative to democracy is listening to a lunatic like blair ranting out about "real freedom" like an incoherent brain-damaged drunk.

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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:55 am

ddls aren't for me.. i like scheduling, a wide selction and speed... not to mention free.
+ the community that comes with a central site
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby cirE » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:54 am

Tacotistk wrote:good a time as any for you clowns to switch over to DDLs

which ones to pay for though? got filefactory and megaupload atm
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:33 am

SceneTorrents.The.Final.Notice-ScT

By now most of you already know that ScT will be going offline permanently.

However, due to pending legal issues, we are not at liberty to speak freely about why we've chosen to take down the site.
Members of our staff were arrested and will be undergoing the entire length of the judicial process.
Obviously, in the case of criminal proceedings, it would be downright foolish to comment any further on the situation;

Please bear this in mind and wish them the best of luck.



There have been several theories as to where the donation money (of the recent months) has gone. We'd like to take this opportunity to put all skepticism to rest.
The money was used to purchase new hardware that would ensure our spot as the fastest tracker on the net.
You are free to perform whatever calculations you feel necessary, but in doing so it should become very clear that running a site of this stature costs money.
We feel the overwhelming cynicism is just a product of bad timing compounded with general frustration caused by the current situation.


We sincerely hope that you've enjoyed being a part of our wonderful community over the past 4 1/2 years.
We've certainly enjoyed our members letting us be of service. We've always felt our user base played an equally important role in making SceneTorrents.org a model environment in the torrent world.


The staff would also like to express their gratitude to fellow trackers for their support in such a chaotic time. Several well known communities have voluntarily opened their doors, and have offered our former users a new home.
We appreciate the courtesy and acknowledge the steps being taken to move forward collectively as a community. Your assistance does not go unrecognized.



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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:31 pm

http://i45.tinypic.com/126eiif.png

I'm at scc now, seem pretty good. but why do they have 3 browse sections? :fadein:
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:09 pm

don't get why you crybabies need scheduling. it takes me about 4 mins to get a half hour episode. it's not like you're watching them all simultaneously. And if you're not on an unlimited traffic plan, you probably waste more money seeding torrents than you would on a premium hotfile account.

the only reason I keep pushing this as an option is because I used to think torrents were the bees knees until I actually gave it a proper go... looking for a somewhat obscure film? Odds on it's on piratebay etc... with 3 seeds and takes 2 weeks to download. Hell even a lot of the private movie trackers I used were less than stellar seed/speed wise. $5 says you can find the same thing, from google, and download it at full speed from a ddl in about 30 mins.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:27 pm

i bet you can't find the selection/quality of music like what.cd, not to mention full 5 seasons of a show in one download

i need scheduling so that all my torrents seed/dll from 1am-7am (free traffic) and stop dll and limited seeding during the day
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:37 pm

phaedrus wrote:scc used to just repackage packs off sct, their releases were dodgily similar to scts to the point of having big pretimes on things sct did etc... so if they were getting their shit from sct (or the closed topsite) will have to wait to see what effect it has... tho, they did have a better record with daily/colbert than sct for a while... so they might have some more people with actual 'scene access' now - no idea what the speed is like now, they could never come close to sct when i used to have an account

scc seems fine, getting most major shows? at least the ones I watch
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:39 pm

Andrew_TA wrote:i bet you can't find the selection/quality of music like what.cd, not to mention full 5 seasons of a show in one download

i need scheduling so that all my torrents seed/dll from 1am-7am (free traffic) and stop dll and limited seeding during the day


most download managers worth a damn have scheduling.. just saying..

as for the tv thing, have a look on http://forum.tvfreeload.com

pretty much any tv show or movie you can think of is on there. except the ones that aren't.


AAAAAAAAAANYWAY, that's the last time I try to help you narrowminded downies out haha
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:41 pm

why do you take it so personally that i don't like what you like?
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:42 pm

wtf? I could give a shit what you like or don't like. I'm merely offering a superior alternative. imo.
I still use what.cd and some other torrent sites from time to time... but unless it's decidedly obscure, it's not hard to find elsewhere.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:44 pm

you still don't get it lol
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:47 pm

Andrew_TA wrote:you still don't get it lol


it appears you don't either. guess we're even.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:55 pm

fair enough. there's plenty of sites similar to this though
http://www.zerosec.ws/
that's the main one I use, everything I follow turns up on there very quickly

but yeah, end of the day, whatever works, works. I'd get decidedly shit unreliable speeds from torrents, especially really big stuff. This works sweet for me cuz it maxes my connection.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Andrew_TA » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:22 pm

I just deleted all the ScT packs I was seeding, freed up 150gb.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby puppykicker » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:29 pm

SCC is decent, the only stuff ive noticed that doesnt turn up much (that would be on SCT) is xbox games, and the archived packs and stuff arent as well seeded.

dunno about how the selection will go now though, as simon said they do seem to get a lot of their stuff from SCT. speeds wise i get 800k odd on a popular torrent, plenty fast enough.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby The Face » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:07 pm

Mininova has cleaned up it's act too :(

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Re: ScT closing down

Postby captain steinakin » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:53 pm

phaedrus wrote:
Andrew_TA wrote:I just deleted all the ScT packs I was seeding, freed up 150gb.


i'm just hoping everyone on the 360 game i'm grabbing doesn't fuck off before it finishes.... FFFFFFFUUUUU telecom big time usage shaping

Is the usage shaping that bad? Was looking to switch to Big Time, but only really want it for torrents.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby captain steinakin » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:59 pm

Sounds pretty sweet then. I tend to torrent at night. Mainly movies/tv though. I just get music whenever.
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:58 pm

on that topic, they shape rapidshare during the day, but hotfile/megashares are fast as.. megashares is sweet for 360 isos
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Rich Kid On LSD » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:13 pm

Are there any good torrent sites to download punk on? tpb is pretty lacklustre and I'm not into searching blog spot for direct downloads when my connection drops out too much.

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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Matt » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:29 pm

Tacotistk wrote:on that topic, they shape rapidshare during the day, but hotfile/megashares are fast as.. megashares is sweet for 360 isos


Is that for sure?

I've found Rapidshare sucks night and day on Telecom Big Time, as does Megaupload, Hotfile and a few more. But Mediafire, EU and other less-popular hosts are super-fast.

I always assumed they were shaping, but never knew categorically.

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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Tacotistk » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:31 pm

Rapidshare maxes out at 180 for me during the day, although occasionally it blazes. Hotfile's consistently gone 900kb/s~. These are using premium accounts though, not free
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Re: ScT closing down

Postby Matt » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:35 pm

Fuck me. My Rapidshare (free) limps at more like 20 at best. I've never seen speeds above 250 on any host (although I can get a bunch going in parallel).

Plus, my Internet tends to drop out every couple of hours for the hell of it. Thanks, Telecom!


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