Thursday, October 25, 2007

Libble.com Hits Max User limit, Reviews of Stmusic.org and Funkytorrents.com

http://www.libble.com/ Has hit it's max user limit of 5200.

We've now tried Libble, Stmusic.org and Funkytorrents.

We like Libbles' search functions the best (still not up to OiNKs quality). The layout is clean and somewhat similar to Oinks. There are also fan made mix tapes that seem pretty cool. The forums were lively as well. As we mentioned before the streaming radio station had some interesting new indie stuff.

Stmusic.org was a lot harder to get a vibe of. It seemed like it was music our old roommate would call gay-euro-gayness. But don't take our word for it, because we are most likely completely wrong. We didn't stick around very long. There is no Top 10 torrents feature. We usually use that to get a gauge of what a music torrent site is all about. The forums have not been tested as there is a separate sign in feature.

STmusic has posted this 2007-10-25 - If you have albums to upload and can do so, we urge you to - ultimately the goal is to make the user uploads section very oink-esque to appeal to the influx of new members. If you have any suggestions for the system please post in the forums.

Which is a nice sentiment for former OiNKers as we all know the search functions were one of if not the best out of all torrent sites.

Funkytorrents.com looks interesting as well. There is a top ten feature. As of now the top ten active torrents are:

Top 10 Most Active Torrents
Rank Name Sna. Data Se. Le. To. Ratio
1 Coheed And Cambria - No World For Tomorrow [2007/mp3/APS (VBR)/(scene)]
2 The Color Fred - Bend To Break [2007/MP3/V2 (VBR)/(scene)]
3 Emery - I'm Only A Man [2007/MP3/V2 (VBR)/(scene)]
4 The Hives - The Black and White Album [2007/mp3/V2 (VBR)/(scene)]
5 Seether - Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces [2007/MP3/V2 (VBR)/(scene)]
6 Soilwork - Sworn To A Great Divide [2007/mp3/V2 (VBR)/(scene)]
7 VA - Saw IV [2007/MP3/APS (VBR)/scene]
8 Far-Less - A Toast To Bad Taste [2007/MP3/V2 (VBR)/(scene)]
9 Serj Tankian - Elect The Dead [2007/mp3/V0 (VBR)]
10 The Spill Canvas - No Really, I'm Fine [2007/MP3/V2 (VBR)/(scene)]

The forums are in Russian so we have no idea what the kids are saying overthere but I'm sure they're not surprised a bunch of Americans ahve invaded thier site with no warning.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

where is stmusic located? i heard rlibble is in the us, but idk about stmusic.

flugger said...

We'd really appreciate you stop mentioning Libble in these posts. Common sense, people.

Loz said...

seriously!?! are you just TRYING to fuck over every other site!?!?! Just because Oink went "Bye Bye" doesn't mean you need to fuck it up for everyone else. Stop Posting what's in other sites. Stop talking about what's going on with other torrent sites. Just SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY.

If you really are missing oink that badly then why don't you stop whining and start your own torrent site already.

Anonymous said...

We'd really appreciate if you stop posting all together.
- all torrent site staffers

Anonymous said...

you're a moron.

yeah31flavors said...

5200? ugh.

Anonymous said...

No more posts is the best idea

Mit said...

"gay-euro-gayness?"

What the fuck is that supposed to mean?

Comments like this sure highlight your immaturity. As someone already mentioned, shut up, stop whining about "bohoo oink was so great" and if you care so much get out there and create your own alternative to it.

ps: Asshat!

Anonymous said...

How many times do you need to be told/asked/reminded/assured that posting info about other trackers is a terrible idea?

Wouldn't it be more productive to turn your bitterness or whatever emotion drives this crazy train towards rebuilding Pinktown instead of bulldozing other p2p communities?

I'm sorry for your loss and all, but PLEASE leave other sites out of your grieving process.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, let's not mention trackers *anywhere*, that'll really get a nice community going...

Anonymous said...

you fucking idiots, do you really think that posting trackers will shut them down?

be assured that RIAA knows about them long before you get an account, do you really think there is any 1000+ users tracker, without RIAA knowing about it?

for all the morons out there: go suck a dick.

Anonymous said...

ya know, OiNK is a great guy and a great admin, as was reflected in OPP and his friendly relations with admins at other BT communities. I am sure that he would respect the wishes of those sites and not draw unneeded attention to them. In respect to the OPP ethos and how I suspect OiNK himself would behave, would you all please consider doing the same? We are all sad that OPP is down, but let's not lash out at or overload other sites in jealousy of their continued existence.

Anonymous said...

you fucking idiots, do you really think that posting trackers will shut them down?

OPP was posted all over the internet and in magazines. Where is it now?

The attention called to trackers by this site is clearly not wanted. What is the downside of not posting it?

Anonymous said...

Lol @ all the stealth torrenters in here.
-Dirt Merchant

Anonymous said...

Haha @ everyone who thinks that the proper anti-piracy organizations don't already know about every private torrent site in existence.

Anonymous said...

it's quite possible that these sites are indifferent towards anti-piracy orgs knowing about them and that they just don't want assholes like YOU knowing about them.

just a theory, but it makes a lot of sense to me.

Anonymous said...

No one is that naive. But have you considered that maybe they don't want the massive user attention it has generated as well? Most of the IRC channels for these sites are getting hammered and channel ops are getting pm spammed for invites every 30 seconds. Not cool.

And even if the RIAA/BPI/etc knows these other sites still exist, if new membership is closed, why keep broadcasting their existence and making them top of mind?

There is absolutely no useful reason for your readers to know that libble has reached it's user maximum or indietorrents is obfuscating their front page. It's tantamount to harassment and has no place in an extended BT community that looks to create and preserve resources in a good-spirited manner.

Anonymous said...

cunt

Anonymous said...

asshole

Anonymous said...

fag

Anonymous said...

douchebag

Anonymous said...

dickhead

Anonymous said...

cockgobbler

Anonymous said...

fart muncher

Anonymous said...

wanker

Anonymous said...

What is oink?

Anonymous said...

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=common+sense

Anonymous said...

Yeah, because THIS HUGE BLOG is what's going to drag these trackers out in the open. God, you elitist paranoid stuckup fucking morons.

Anonymous said...

stmusic has a top 10...

Anonymous said...

Whoever runs this blog is clearly being a snarky douche for the sole pleasure of riling up all you mouth-breathers so just relax. DIAF dude.

Anonymous said...

FYI
STmusic does have a top 10, it always did, but it was only for Power users (I recall OiNK being the same). Now because of your comment, it's for everyone.

Also STMUSIC FUCKING PWNS BOTH OF THOSE SITES.
STMusic userbase: 61800
FunkyTorrents userbase: 11000
Libble userbase: 5200

So shut your mouth :)

And it's http://www.stmusic.org/

Anonymous said...

OINK will RISE AGAIN!!

Anonymous said...

"Yeah, because THIS HUGE BLOG is what's going to drag these trackers out in the open. God, you elitist paranoid stuckup fucking morons."

Maybe if you were an active member or staff of one of these sites, you would feel differently. Much like OPP, these sites are cherished by their users and the admins donate their time & money to keep it running. Why put them at more risk than what was already there?

IT & libble are closed to new members and are being flooded with invite requests. Neither wants the extra burden nor do they want a spotlight shined on them to remind the press or authorities that they exist.

That shouldn't be so hard to understand.

Anonymous said...

Simple solution to this mess: talk to the guys at PRQ. I'm sure TPB will take Oink under it's wings just like they did with Suprnova. They can't touch you if you're in Sweden ;)

Anonymous said...

Just donated $10 to http://oink.cx.la they will bring OiNK back it`s a shame the BBC have spread so many fake rumours I wish everybody gets these news and knows how careful one got to be with what one consumes in the media!

Anonymous said...

What made oink good was that it WAS so big. If you want top 40 stuff, you can get it anywhere. If you want obscure stuff in whole album torrents that you can rely on being of good quality and not have to spend too much time looking for--oink was it.

Anything that will fill the same niche for me will have to be big. If the site is big, then it's not going to be a secret---it'll have to find another way to survive. So if a site wants to be big, it's not going to want to be secret.

If a site does NOT want to be big, then I'm not interested in it as an oink replacement for me anyway (unless it happens to be focused on exactly the same music I like. Balkan brass, afrobeat, assorted world pop, with a bit of punk and folk? A couple thousand people into the same music as me? I woudln't rule it out, but I think a big site that meets my needs is more likely).

So if a site doesn't want to be mentioned, sure, don't mention it. If you're like officially contacted by people you know are the admins or something. It's not clear to me that stmusic doesn't want to be big. _Somebody_ just posted here "correcting" the URL (don't mention us! Oh, and if you do, don't get our url wrong!), but maybe it wasn't an admin. And maybe the people saying not to mention sites aren't either. Somebody posted libble's url on the comments on a torrent news site soon after the oink bust. But maybe they were just an ordinary user too. Who knows.

But the site I'm looking for for a replacement won't be a site that tries to stay 'secret', cause that'll never be big enough for me.

Anonymous said...

Is Libble really based in the US??

Martin said...

http://oink2.no-ip.org/

That's all I have to say...

Anonymous said...

stmusic is opening up uploads and they're being very open to changes. That's the best choice, IMO.

Alan E. said...

Hey u who are into Balkan brass/world music/ etc - I don't like kinda music u do, but i agree with u all the way. No serious site with users below 50.000. My opinion is that we all gotta wait a few months (maybe a year or so) to see some cool place as Oink was. It will be probably one of those sites that are mentioned here, but who'll know which one. And it's impossible to know it now. Let's all be pataient and in some time, something cool (by cool, i mean 50.000+ users, invitation anytime u reach 5 or 10 GB DL with no exceptions, and brand new albums all the time) will show up. For sure.

Anonymous said...

where did oink.cx.la get the userdata from?

Anonymous said...

In response to the guy talking about "how OiNK would behave" not mentioning other trackers...

there was definately a sticky in the forums by oink, for "alternative trackers" where all other trackers were listed with links to them. OiNK had also said on there something along the lines of "and don't tell me to take down the info about your special little secret tracker, you'll only make me laugh!"

Anonymous said...

Being listed in the forums of another private, well-policed tracker run by a known ally is one thing. To be continually written about in multiple public blogs looking to capitalize on the publicity generated by the OPP takedown is an entirely different matter -- one that is much less palatable.

And yes, based on sufficient first-hand interactions, I do think OiNK would have acted in a more considered manner than this blogger. Unlike TMT, he was not deaf to well-reasoned and polite requests. Whom he cast scorn on were the insanely anal scene kids and similar self-entitled confrontational internet jerks.

Anonymous said...

take this down. publicity is what fucked oink over in the first place

arturo_sandoval said...

I'm guessing that all of these sites want the publicity, they want the ex-members of OiNK to join their ranks. If they don't then why have open signups at a time when obviously there are going to be 1000s of people looking for a replacement?

Anonymous said...

IT has not had open sign up in YEARS and has also disabled all invites. It is clear they do not want the influx.

Anonymous said...

stmusic is the worst choice if they're already the biggest and the most OiNK-like. Not only do you get the worst parts of OiNK all over again (sorry guys, but we all know it had its flaws), but you get the RIAA/BPI/whoever going there just as fast as users are. stmusic is going down next.

Matt said...

You're cool - keep posting. We need to stop hiding anyhow.

Oink is dead The revolution is Alive.

Anonymous said...

What does the top ten torrents list tell you about a torrent site? That everyone, everywhere listens to the same really popular, really hip music?
Seriously, how old are you? 12?

Omniscience said...

I dont know how you managed to get it so wrong about STMusic but you are way off. STMusic DOES have a top ten list, they DO NOT have a separate sign in feature for the forums and the tiny trackers you seem to be endorsing I belong to and they are so tiny their selection is sad. I think Libble has room for a whopping 5500 members and less than 7000 torrents, or something fairly close, and Funkytorrents has room for about 12,500 and less than 7500 torrents. STMusic has 30,000 registered users and over 16,000 torrents and is a brand new site. The Staff works very hard and are mostly friendly and the main site Supertorrents is by far the most well organised and friendly site I have yet to use. They have the resources to become a very decent replacement for OiNK within a few months but the other sites you mentioned, couldnt replace OiNK in 3 years. It doesn't seem like you were thinking about the entire OiNK community or what the trackers you mentined have to offer whatsoever. I dont know who died and make you the spokesman for OiNK but I dont think you are qualified.

Anonymous said...

Who needs torrents anyway - lame p2p shit - real men use ftp sites with proxies and encryption..... the ftp scene will survive
as allways - the torrent scene not. These kinds of blogs make it really easy to bust the other sites too. You are just lame...