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Before this becomes a thing (invites to Blutopia)

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Before Blutopia becomes the next invite pit, please everyone stop asking for invites and listen to RU 08.

 

Mod Edit: the above refers to an Aladdin discussion thread on here which was derailed when inundated with invite requests to Blutopia - a private torrent site (which in the main, seemingly has an ‘invite only’ policy - with the occasional open registration period).

 

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Blutopia is also WAY more strict than MySpleen ever was about seeding and invites.

a trolling bantha

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ChainsawAsh said:

Blutopia is also WAY more strict than MySpleen ever was about seeding and invites.

Damn straight; they do not mess around.

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He politely asked people to stop asking for Blutopia invites. It is in the Aladdin 35mm thread.

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I’m Handman and I approve this message.

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The Irony. by posting this i am sure even more people will want invites.

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Shouldn’t this at least be in the Off Topic section??

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dahmage said:

The Irony. by posting this i am sure even more people will want invites.

This.

And in order to understand what’s going on here, may I ask for an invite ?

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TV’s Frink said:

I have no idea what this thread is, why it needs to be, or why I should care. And I don’t.

It’s almost like you could just… not comment then or something. Weird, I know. But it IS actually possible to simply ignore things you don’t care about or understand and move on with your life without chiming in about every single fucking thing to tell the world how little you care about it. You see, no one cares if you don’t care, so you needn’t feel compelled to let everyone know. Seems like you’re carrying around a heavy burden, feeling the need to leave a snarky comment on every single thread regardless of what it’s about or how pointless and annoying your comment is. Please rest assured, you can let go of that responsibility and everyone will be just fine.

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Density said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have no idea what this thread is, why it needs to be, or why I should care. And I don’t.

It’s almost like you could just… not comment then or something. Weird, I know. But it IS actually possible to simply ignore things you don’t care about or understand and move on with your life without chiming in about every single fucking thing to tell the world how little you care about it. You see, no one cares if you don’t care, so you needn’t feel compelled to let everyone know. Seems like you’re carrying around a heavy burden, feeling the need to leave a snarky comment on every single thread regardless of what it’s about or how pointless and annoying your comment is. Please rest assured, you can let go of that responsibility and everyone will be just fine.

more irony eh? you also couldn’t resist. and here i am, unable to resist. we are all just suckers ehh?

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dahmage said:

Density said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have no idea what this thread is, why it needs to be, or why I should care. And I don’t.

It’s almost like you could just… not comment then or something. Weird, I know. But it IS actually possible to simply ignore things you don’t care about or understand and move on with your life without chiming in about every single fucking thing to tell the world how little you care about it. You see, no one cares if you don’t care, so you needn’t feel compelled to let everyone know. Seems like you’re carrying around a heavy burden, feeling the need to leave a snarky comment on every single thread regardless of what it’s about or how pointless and annoying your comment is. Please rest assured, you can let go of that responsibility and everyone will be just fine.

more irony eh? you also couldn’t resist. and here i am, unable to resist. we are all just suckers ehh?

He has a point though.

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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chyron8472 said:

dahmage said:

Density said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have no idea what this thread is, why it needs to be, or why I should care. And I don’t.

It’s almost like you could just… not comment then or something. Weird, I know. But it IS actually possible to simply ignore things you don’t care about or understand and move on with your life without chiming in about every single fucking thing to tell the world how little you care about it. You see, no one cares if you don’t care, so you needn’t feel compelled to let everyone know. Seems like you’re carrying around a heavy burden, feeling the need to leave a snarky comment on every single thread regardless of what it’s about or how pointless and annoying your comment is. Please rest assured, you can let go of that responsibility and everyone will be just fine.

more irony eh? you also couldn’t resist. and here i am, unable to resist. we are all just suckers ehh?

He has a point though.

and so do I apparently.

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dahmage said:

Density said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have no idea what this thread is, why it needs to be, or why I should care. And I don’t.

It’s almost like you could just… not comment then or something. Weird, I know. But it IS actually possible to simply ignore things you don’t care about or understand and move on with your life without chiming in about every single fucking thing to tell the world how little you care about it. You see, no one cares if you don’t care, so you needn’t feel compelled to let everyone know. Seems like you’re carrying around a heavy burden, feeling the need to leave a snarky comment on every single thread regardless of what it’s about or how pointless and annoying your comment is. Please rest assured, you can let go of that responsibility and everyone will be just fine.

more irony eh? you also couldn’t resist. and here i am, unable to resist. we are all just suckers ehh?

This^

Taking time to write why you don’t care clearly shows you care.

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Can someone ELI5 or post a link to same for stuff like “Blutopia” and “MySpleen”. I get it that they’re private torrent tools, but beyond that I don’t understand (and I don’t torrent either, but may have to start to get some of the fan edits I want). What are these “rules” of which you speak?

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Torrents work differently than direct downloads. When you download a torrent, you’re not downloading from a site, you’re downloading from other people who’ve downloaded the file (these are “seeders” and the downloaders are “leechers”). As you download, you’re also uploading the parts you’ve downloaded to other leechers. Once you’ve finished downloading, you become a seeder. The more seeders there are, the faster a leecher can get the files, because they can download different chunks of the file from different seeders simultaneously.

The problem with public trackers (like Pirate Bay) is that most people don’t seed. They download the file, then delete the torrent - known as “hitting and running.” This means over time, it’s harder to download the file, as the number of leechers outweighs the number of seeders. Once the last seeder deletes the torrent file, the torrent is dead.

Both MySpleen and Blutopia are trackers you have to be invited to. MySpleen no longer accepts new members at all, invites are disabled. Blutopia gives you “credits” for uploading, and to invite someone you have to cash in some credits. (I think. I haven’t checked into that.)

As for the rules once you’re in, MySpleen requires that you keep your upload/download ratio at a certain level (typically at least 1.0, which means you’ve uploaded as much as you’ve downloaded). In theory, you can get to 1.0 while you’re downloading and never actually seed the completed file.

Blutopia not only has this requirement, they also require that when you download a torrent, you seed it for a full 7 days, regardless of what your ratio is on that download (so if you get to 1.0 after 2 days, you still have to keep seeding for 5 more days). This prevents hit and runs and keeps torrents healthier longer.

Hope that clears some things up. I’m typing this at work so I may have skipped some things.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Hope that clears some things up. I’m typing this at work so I may have skipped some things.

That works perfect for me. Thank you!

I did some P2P stuff over mIRC about a decade ago which worked in a similar fashion, but predated torrenting. Watched lots of Stargate SG-1 that way. I never really had much trouble getting what I was seeking, but I can see how it could be a problem. It’s definitely a two-way street that demands reciprocity.

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While I perfectly understand the beauty of private trackers (higher chances of having active seeders, lower chances of attracting hyperactive lawyers) I somehow must have missed the part where it is still a neat idea to release such great projects like Aladdin in 35mm through rather inconvenient P2P-networks when there are way faster and more reliable one-click-hosters like Zippyshare available which don’t even require registration.

Maybe someone can enlighten me here, thanks.

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little-endian said:

While I perfectly understand the beauty of private trackers (higher chances of having active seeders, lower chances of attracting hyperactive lawyers) I somehow must have missed the part where it is still a neat idea to release such great projects like Aladdin in 35mm through rather inconvenient P2P-networks when there are way faster and more reliable one-click-hosters like Zippyshare available which don’t even require registration.

Maybe someone can enlighten me here, thanks.

To be part of a community that tries to encourage people to give and share content as much as taking it, I suppose?

Plus, they have their own forums too for helping each other out.

Seems to be doing a decent job of it so far. Fair play to them.


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