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Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns 80

Posted by timothy
from the there-and-back-again dept.
First time accepted submitter AudioEfex (637163) writes "Demonoid has emailed all registered users that it is back online — at its original site — in a new "cloud based" back-end. There have been various attempts in the past (including one accused of simply being malware), but so far this appears to be the original site admins and a legitimate resurrection. User registrations are also open at this time, but as a semi-private tracker, it's unknown how long that will continue."
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Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Really!

    • by Karmashock (2415832) on Saturday May 31, 2014 @04:06AM (#47134673)

      Yeah... I'd be happier if they just released the source code for the site so that everyone used the same format. Demonoid had the best organization for files... no one has gotten close to it.

      • by thejynxed (831517)

        I concur, and they used their moderator staff to actually take care of wrongly filed torrents as well. They didn't just take a back-burner approach when it came to keeping everything organized the way it should be.

        Most torrent sites out there you'll find shit like lame-assed Pokemon torrents filed under Sci-Fi or other such stupidity.

  • by X0563511 (793323) on Saturday May 31, 2014 @03:02AM (#47134577) Homepage Journal

    Granted, I'm not a moron and the passwords I use for sites are unique, so there's not much to be gained from my attempting to log in.

    Interesting.

  • Old news (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Demonoid has been back since March...
  • Slow News (Score:5, Informative)

    by Oronar (942125) on Saturday May 31, 2014 @03:54AM (#47134655) Homepage
    It came back two months ago, in March. I know Slashdot is slow with news but this is a little ridiculous.
    • by nurb432 (527695)

      That was my thought too.. this ISN'T news at this point.

      "Demonoid has survived 2 months after returning and is going strong" might have been a better story line.

  • Looking at the complete torrent list, the oldest torrent was uploaded April 15 2014, which means that the site has been running for the past month and a half without anybody finding out about it.

    • Anyone finding out ? Strange, I have been using it since ~20th April, so its not exactly a state secret folks, and before the 'successor' tracker using the same code that vanished just before its return.

      But to repeat, old news is old.

  • What the hell does that mean? Where else would an Internet website be hosted but on the Internet?

    • The Outernet?

  • by Zedrick (764028) on Saturday May 31, 2014 @05:28AM (#47134803)
    "Demonoid has emailed all registered users"

    No, they have not.
    • Seconded

    • Who signs up for something like that with their real email?

      • by nurb432 (527695)

        Who doesn't have a "throwaway" email they use for sign up verification notices?

      • by Zedrick (764028)
        ...eh,what's your point? I didn't use my "real" email if that's what you're implying. Ever heard of catch-all? I use/used demonoid@one of my domains.

        Not that it matters, "real" email or not, I haven't received anything from them.
        • by Xenna (37238)

          Neither did I on my catchall. I was able to login (after resetting my PW) and revive my 8 year old account. Second time they went through this rebirthing thing me thinks.

    • by aliquis (678370)

      I came here to wonder whatever original users had got their stats back.

      Suck when they go away or remove old users - I'm looking at you gc-tracker!

  • Since the US shut down Lavabit I don't have my old email for Demonoid, so I'm trying to create a new account.

    I've spent 40 mins trying the damn captcha, and I just can't read any of them. I so far got it only once, and then the site came back saying my username was invalid.

    They have successfully thwarted any bots from registering, by successfully preventing humans from registering as well :-/

    And their audio option doesn't even work, most annoyingly. Am I the only one having trouble with it?

    • I was beginning to think I'd been replaced by a robot copy of myself without even knowing it.

  • demonoid.ph is running on IPv6. Those MAFIAA guys are technophobes, and we all know they wouldn't touch IPv6 with a ten foot pole.
  • While its full of nostalgia. They don't have magnet links implemented. The site kind of shows its age.

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