There wasn’t nary a website on the interwebs that could claim the bragging rights to what SceneDDL did. Using sophisticated software, upload bots, and really great scene connections - SceneDDL tirelessly pumped out hundreds of scene releases day-after-day straight to Rapidshare, Easy-Share, MegaUpload et al. - faster than most torrent sites could ever dream of having access. Sadly, this August 17th marked the day when SceneDDL.net called it an end to new posts.
SceneDDL recently experimented with the idea of an improved “beta version” of the service back in June - but it was met with mixed reviews. While many adored it; others abominated the idea - we can’t speculate to why exactly their new format was abandoned (but in our experience it took longer to load pages, and the navigation/styling needed some work).
Regardless of beta/no beta - citing reasons for lack of monetary funding, SceneDDL cannot afford to go on any longer (indexing new releases) - at least not for the time being. This message was posted on SceneDDL last Saturday, August 15th, 2009:
…As some of you may have surmised we’re far short of the required funding to continue posting, therefore the posting server will be down by the end of today. The site will remain as testament to our previous awesomeness, however no more posts will be made. The site will remain very much inactive until we have time to re-evaluate the situation.
At this point I’d like to give a big thank you to everyone who supported the site over the past 8 months. And another very big thank you to all the staff, posters, racers and donators who helped keep the site going during times of need.
The site may return at some point in the future, but until then I wish you all good luck with obtaining your warez.
Remarkably, in just 8½ short months SceneDDL managed to pump out a whopping 36,843 total posts, for an average of 145 posts each day. To put this in perspective, even the best Release Blogs might be able to eke out 35+ articles a day; even this is an inflated guesstimate. SceneDDL eclipsed just about everyone by at least a 4:1 margin, and provided screenshots to boot (although no editorials on the releases; hence why their pretimes couldn’t be beat). Hey, it was all about being the fastest to P2P, which SceneDDL was.
To note, we received some negative feedback when we ran our original article on SceneDDL - all in the name of promoting filesharing and, well - that SceneDDL was a great site to find blazingly fast P2P downloads with unbelievably quick pretimes. We can only speculate the negatism to be attributed that we had inadvertently exposed an already public site on our public blog - for that, FSF is guilty as charged. Our apologies if SceneDDL was supposedly to remain ‘out of the limelight’.
We wish SceneDDL the best of luck - hopefully you can return to true form in the future - you are indeed one of a kind, and offered a service unseen anywhere else on the interwebs.
A website similar to SceneDDL is http://ev0.in (the new location for RenegadeArmy) - which recently celebrated their second birthday back in July. Though ev0.in doesn’t present the same site design akin to release blogs - they’re more in the styling of a preDB site, but the trick here is they provide File Hoster links that you can actually download content from.
While et0.in is not at all thorough in terms of what real preDBs can show you, or what established Scene Blogs are offering on a daily basis - ev0.in only serves up “scene” TV releases. Still, they may surprise you with some great Season/Series Packs; all of which are available for download from at least 7 different FileHosters (RS, Uploaded.to, Easy-Share, Netload.in, FileFactory, Egoshare, Share-Online) and more.
I really liked SceneDDL; it’s too bad they won’t be continuing.
Daniel P Says:
Dont worry FSF. Google found SceneDDL for me.
I can only think that Jay got enough money for his own personal use
To run these kind of places costs a huge amount of cash, and the people that run them pocket less than alot of people think. Sad to see them go, bit these things happen. If something like this cant sustain itself, best let go.
sceneddll isnt dead check their channels i think some foreign publishers bought the site and are bringin git back
SceneDDL aren’t going anywhere, Jay just isn’t doing it at the moment. It will be back:
jay isnt other people are. read my message above
beta xdlr was great for the more experienced users who know whats up! sad that it stoped other releasers suck like rlslog and newscenefiles!!!!!
http://www.ddldb.com <— very fast site like sceneddl
unless he was paying his uploaders i dont imagine the costs of running a site like that being as high as they lead us to believe. afterall none of the releases were actually stored on the sceneddl servers, just linked externally to download sites like rapidshare.
guess theres more to it than just the cost, we will miss u guys anyway
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