Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What.cd ups user limit to 8000 users -150k invites sent out so far!

From the what.cd front page (post login):


Show/Hide ∼ Updates - New database server, and PLEASE DOWNLOAD ∼ posted on Oct-31-07 by What

We got our new database server in, and it's working great! There was a bit of downtime earlier, as we moved the database and tracker over, but now everything is working normally again.

Due to this change, we've been able to raise the maximum number of users to 8,000 (after this point, people who have received invites will still be able to use them, but no more can be sent). However, we did a total of the number of invites earlier, and found that we had 150,742 invitations. As a result of this, one of our admins reset the number of invites - now each user only has five. We will eventually implement an invitation-handout policy, but it isn't that urgent right now as we still have over 25,000 unused invites in the database.

Also, we have another problem: Too many users are uploading, and not enough are downloading. Uploading torrents is great, and is what is going to make this place stand out - however, for the torrent economy to work, we need users to download things as well! The vast majority of users has built up a very nice buffer, so it's time to use that buffer and download things. The tracker will go to hell if you don't. So head over to the browse page and the requests section, and download things!


This sounds pretty awesome so far. We like the idea of too many torrent to download. So far what.cd is lookin' goooood. Still can't get into waffles. Any of you folks have a report to send in?

25 comments:

mike dutkewych said...
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johnny cash said...

Sounds good already.

I sent an email to beau.ws (with a screenshot attached) of my invite to join oink (and a paypal details thingy) but havent heard anything yet.

Just wondering if I'll get an invite soon, before it peaks out???

Anyhoo, all the best waffles

Anonymous said...

Yeah, someone's finally downloading off of me .. And I don't know about the majority, but I have NO buffer. No way in hell I'm leaching till I get at least a gig up just to be on the safe side.

Charlie said...

Hey I keep trying to log in to irc.bitient.org to join #what.cd but I keep getting "Unable to resolve server" (I tried changing my port from 6667 to 6697, but I'm not sure if/how to configure SSL?) Can someone please tell me what I'm doing stupid? I maintained a good ratio on OiNK (1.4-1.7) Thanks in advance.

Charlie said...

I guess it would help to state I am using mIRC v6.2!

TJ said...

still would like an invite to what.cd

guitarwizard39 at gmail dot com

Sean said...

yeah same here! anyone wanna invite me up!? :) sms4001 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I need an invite as well. 7+ ratio on the pig. tons of stuff to up. collegeprk at the gmail.

bherstig said...

Would happily accept an invite to waffle or what - or both - as well. Hovered around 3 on the pink pig. Mostly into/upped emerging artists like Ed Harcourt, polly Paulusma, David Ford, but also into '80's alt. bherstig at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

if anyone has a waffles invite, please please please send one over if you wouldn't mind. i'm a former oink'er (power user) with a huge ratio (3.5+) and 400+ riaa-safe albums ready to roll in my utorrent window.

cubrooklynlions@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Also would like a waffles invite, ex-oinker. Manga_1989@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I would also appreciate an invite to what or waffles. Had 3.5+ ratio at the pig and uploaded stuff like dEUS and Happy Mondays.

sneakyhomunculus a t gmail

Anonymous said...

I got an invite to what.cd via the IRC room and it works fine. Now when I'm on what.cd, I get redirected to some GNAA page (offensive, do a search if you want to know) with a porn wallpaper... anyone know what's going on?

Kenneth said...

I just read the stuff you should know section. I got linked to a page from a board and got over zealous when i saw some other posts. I then read the don't ask rule on the page. I also read that all posts are moderated. I am very sorry for breaking this rule. I remember how very strict the old community, and would hate to burn any bridges at its memorial site. I now know of what is developing in the scene and hopefully will find a few of my old buddies from Oink. Once again I apologize and will one day see ya'll at the power user forumn
--- Blacktits -

Anonymous said...

hi, I'm looking for an invite. have a lot of stuff, 80+ gb of progressive rock, jazz, folk, fusion, world music, psych/space rock, post-punk, indie, electronic, experimental, etc. and i'm pretty generous with sharing.

leviathan3 at gmail.com , thanks a lot :)

Russ said...

I am also in need of an invite. My coworkers and I are all ex-oinkers and we need to get back onboard.

avdweeb at mac dot com

focusmeout said...

would love an invitation to a new site. had an awesome share ratio on oink and have had nothing to fill oink's place. please hook me up.
jakechevrier at gmail dot com.
thanks.

TheBeaver said...

Hi guys I would like an invitation to what.cd, but believe you me I will not seed. Snatching is my game seeding is lame. I know nothing about interesting music such as Beirut and the low water mark Gulag Orkestar, and I sure as the sun sets in the east… have not been eagerly awaiting Death Cab for Cuties latest release. Moreover I have no interest in underground/alternative hip-hop acts such as El-P and Buck 65. As far as music concerts go I am very lucky to have missed the legendary Manu Chao concert at Roskilde festival in 2001. And I am so glad that I did not have an account at Oink with a ratio of 10 and 200Gb+ in upload when the pig finally got shot down. So invite.. could somebody hand me an invite, or not, see if I care… oooh…my email…well: daidalos@live.se

Anonymous said...

i am one of the many who is asking for an invite to the what.cd community, i missed out on oink. i found out about it a week before it got shut down. if anyone is willing i would be grateful thanks utopianenvy at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Will you please send me an invitation? I'am a former oink-ist. (iepuri(at)yahoo.com)

Anonymous said...

I got a lot of lossless stuff, from sage francis or aesop rock to stephan micus, philip glass, kronos quartet, john cage, pentangle, grand funk railroad and so on... but I need more :D and for that I need a what and a waffle invite. Hope there's some maniac who feels me and can help. Thx. My e-mail is po.ntless@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Tons of music to upload, and a seeder! would love an invite slapbass99@aim.com

Anonymous said...

Will trade a demenoid invite for a what.cd invite...

finnmacool at yahoo dot com

Thanks in advance

Jonathan said...

I would love to have an invite to waffle. Thanks in advance
shinryuu.jp at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

As a former Oink member with a solid share ratio, who also downloaded a hell of a lot of music, I would appreciate an invite to waffles.fm or what.cd. I've been struggling to find good music for the last year, and really miss what oink offered me for a few years. Thanks in advance for the invite.

email is coyotefan97@hotmail.com