Topic: Waffles

Anyone know what's going on?  Haven't been able to connect for many days now.

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blastoid wrote:

Anyone know what's going on?  Haven't been able to connect for many days now.

I aint been able to get back on since it moved

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you may have to edit your hosts file, i had a similar problem with another private tracker, and once i edited the host file, it was all good. google that. and google open dns is a good source

"We've been divided, we've been bled,
Like a chicken without a head.
Running frantically amuck
Taking but not giving a fuck."

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whats waffles then?

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Bacon wrote:

whats waffles then?

another music tracker,it's not bad but still can't get back on it.

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Bacon wrote:

whats waffles then?

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Re: Waffles

waffles and what.cd formed from the ashes of OiNK.cd . Both carry on the ideas of OiNK, I only have what.cd myself. They have literally everything music-wise, but keeping a ratio can be tough without 24/7 seeding

"We've been divided, we've been bled,
Like a chicken without a head.
Running frantically amuck
Taking but not giving a fuck."

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z18/ickmcwang/ickmcwang.gif

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waffles and what.cd formed from the ashes of OiNK.cd

Wasn't if i remember reading correctly Oink.cd a pt known for it's users getting dmca letters due to it's constant open sign-ups? Think i remember reading people bitching 'bout it and think between that torrent leech and ipt (Which i have an account with it's sister site torrenting.me i won't even touch because both sites seem to have a super shitty track record when it comes to peoples privacy and constant signups making it basically a public tracker) are the only pt I've ever heard of getting letters.

I only have what.cd myself. They have literally everything music-wise, but keeping a ratio can be tough without 24/7 seeding

Thought about trying to get in here but after reading the ratio part you brought up figure it wouldn't be worth it just the same, I use a laptop no matter what and hate leaving the damn thing on for more than eight hours at a time. Plus it helps most of the stuff musically i download i can grab on smaller public trackers and zip file blog sites or just buy on bandcamp for that matter for an extra ten bucks a month.

"If there's one thing i've learned, It's that life's just one series of curshing defeats after another until you just wished flanders was dead" -Homer simpson

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u.s.c.b. wrote:

waffles and what.cd formed from the ashes of OiNK.cd

Wasn't if i remember reading correctly Oink.cd a pt known for it's users getting dmca letters due to it's constant open sign-ups? Think i remember reading people bitching 'bout it and think between that torrent leech and ipt (Which i have an account with it's sister site torrenting.me i won't even touch because both sites seem to have a super shitty track record when it comes to peoples privacy and constant signups making it basically a public tracker) are the only pt I've ever heard of getting letters.

Nah, that wasn't OiNK. At least not when I was aware of the site, although I wasn't around until about early 2006. OiNK was extremely hard to get an invite to, and as far as I know, never had open signups. It was a big deal when it was brought down, as it was noted the collection of music available "was larger than the collection at the Library of Congress, and in a better sound quality"
This was the logo
http://torrentfreak.com//images/oink.gif
The main thing there was, like waffles and what now, is the rips have to be of the highest quality, FLAC is preferred, and everything had to be logged. I remember Trent Reznor was one of the first celebrities to bemoan the closing of the site, and said he used it all the time.
from wikipedia:
OiNK's user-base included Trent Reznor, founder of Nine Inch Nails. In a 2007 interview, Reznor said "I'll admit I had an account there and frequented it quite often. At the end of the day, what made Oink a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store. Pretty much anything you could ever imagine, it was there, and it was there in the format you wanted. If Oink cost anything, I would certainly have paid, but there isn't the equivalent of that in the retail space right now." Reznor justified his membership of the site by saying "they're not stealing it because they're going to make money off of it; they're stealing it because they love the band." Reznor also criticised legal music download sites such as iTunes, due to "DRM, low bit rate, etc."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oink%27s_Pink_Palace

This was even in the Simpsons around the time OiNK was making news. Check the spelling of OiNK, the prominent lowercase "i" with the rest capital. Exactly like the site. i had my wife screengrab this back in the day
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z18/ickmcwang/oinkavatar1.gif

I only have what.cd myself. They have literally everything music-wise, but keeping a ratio can be tough without 24/7 seeding

Thought about trying to get in here but after reading the ratio part you brought up figure it wouldn't be worth it just the same, I use a laptop no matter what and hate leaving the damn thing on for more than eight hours at a time. Plus it helps most of the stuff musically i download i can grab on smaller public trackers and zip file blog sites or just buy on bandcamp for that matter for an extra ten bucks a month.

Give it a go to check the site out, I mean worst that happens is they disable your account. If you grab a popular release as soon as it comes out, you can build a decent ratio doing that. i grabbed a Fiddler's McGee? album on launch minute, and got about a dozen GB off upload of that. Never even listened to it. Some of the first ratio advice I ever got when I got into all this stuff 11 years ago, was you can build your ratio easily off the big name artists, then go digging for the obscure stuff after that. Like here, you could grab some NOFX and other popular bands, then after you have some ratio, go digging for your obscure stuff that will take you forever to seed back (if at all)
And it did rise from the ashes of OiNK. Like, the day they were shut down.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What.CD

What.cd is the largest private music site on the net now. Over 1,000,000 albums or some shit. Not sure where waffles stands.

"We've been divided, we've been bled,
Like a chicken without a head.
Running frantically amuck
Taking but not giving a fuck."

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z18/ickmcwang/ickmcwang.gif

Re: Waffles

Ick McWang wrote:

If you grab a popular release as soon as it comes out, you can build a decent ratio doing that. i grabbed a Fiddler's McGee? album on launch minute, and got about a dozen GB off upload of that. Never even listened to it.

Pretty much sums up my experience with what, users sharing music they never listen to.

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And now what is down, both tracker and site.

Already rumors that the servers have been seized.

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WTF??!!! I just tried to login to what.cd and this is on the logon page:

Due to some recent events, What.CD is shutting down. We are not likely to return any time soon in our current form. All site and user data has been destroyed. So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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https://torrentfreak.com/what-cd-shuts- … ce-161117/

And like a Pheonix, something will rise from the ashes to carry on.

"We've been divided, we've been bled,
Like a chicken without a head.
Running frantically amuck
Taking but not giving a fuck."

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z18/ickmcwang/ickmcwang.gif