Offline for almost two weeks now and counting, many Demonoid users feared the worst: here we go again. After a lengthy 6-month absence from November 2007 to April 2008 - Demonoid rebounded well, and dutifully reclaimed the top spot among private trackers (if you can classify them as private). Inarguably one of the Internet’s most prosperous & prolific trackers of all-time, Demonoid is poised to make their return, albeit - the news is bleak.
Demonoid’s recent downtime hasn’t been adequately explained, aside from this message displayed on the website, which stated:
We will be back as soon as possible, but this will probably be a prolonged downtime.
Thank you for your patience.
The Demon team is usually tight-lipped concerning site ongoings; however, a new message has now appeared giving an update to the site’s status:
The site will return as soon as possible, but there was a problem that caused data loss and the person who can help us get the data back is not able to help at this moment. The site will return when we can get his help.
A loss of a some months worth of activity including registered users and torrent submissions is to be expected because the backup we are hoping to get back is not up to date, so please be prepared for it.
Back on Demonoid’s IRC channel (open to all - hotlink here) - it would appear that Demonoid had a prior inkling to the site going down, and revoked user invites and shut down the signup link as well. As it stands, even Demonoid’s trackers are offline, which poses a problem for torrents listed on public torrent indexers.
We inquired about just how many is “some months” worth of data which could have been lost, but at this junction it’s impossible to tell. Staff refused to speculate. In all likelihood there will be thousands of new members lost; countless torrents; and any current statistics in regards to ratio will likely be reset to an unknown time. Not that ratio means a lick of beans anyways, but it will be sure to perplex members.
But we can hit you with this old info: As of August 30/09, Demonoid listed these statistics: total torrents: 283,606 (41,730 external; 241,872 internal). Compare this to when they come back online.
As seen before, expect Demonoid to rebound with only minor damage. Godspeed!
I wonder what actually happened. A bug of some sort? Oh well. At least Demonoid’s users know that Demonoid is coming back…
lockerz.com invites at email@example.com Says:
We will all be glad when it is back ….it is a oldie but goodie..
man, as much as the cool 733t kids like to rag on the ‘noid, the place is just plain classic. can’t wait till it’s back.
:/ dang it…
title: “Demonoid Set to Return, But With Heavy Losses”
last line: “expect Demonoid to rebound with only minor damage”
I NEED DEMONOID.. ITS MY LIFE BLOOD
Godspeed Demnoid Team!..
yeah saw dat and loloed
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LOl @ #2. We dont need your fuckin pyramid scheme douchebag. haha
I’m hoping that demonoid return soon, they are where alot of people start out, and I would hate to see them cop too hard a hit with this.
well since its shut iv used http://www.trackeraccess.org and its great i wont be going back to demonoid theres no need
They are having power outages which is causing damage to the RAM and hard drives
How i mirrored The Pirate Bay, or browse the tpb index offline.
To all the fan’s of The Pirate Bay. I am not an expert, but this is how solved my problem. If our beloved Pirate Bay goes offline again. Don’t know code, haven’t programed since fortran and basic. But i found this [FREE] program that will dowload the whole website. For you to browse at your leisure, Oh did i forget to say it’s FREEWARE.
AYe matey’s, shout it from the yardarm.
GOogle keyword search - httrack
HTTrack Website Copier - Offline Browser
“HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet…”
httrack.exe Version 3.43-7 (07/23/2009)
1. go to the webpage
2. download and install software
3. example my system : ibm netvista, 1.6 ghz celeron, 1 gig memory, os w2k w/sp4
One of you young pirates need to check this out!!! I wish i had wits, to put this all together. I know it, would make one helluva torrent. After install and a little tinkerin, i got httrack up an running. I was surprised to see; not using much memory or harddrive space. C’mon, i know if an ole shcool pirate can figure this out. Somebody should be able to do a lot better than me. Let’s mirror the Pirate Bay all over the internet. ;D stored on separate 20gb partition, after 5hrs only used 1gb. I’m thinkin about hookin it up to a wireless router and an old dtv satelite antenna, broadcastin as far as can. ;D
Oh, yea I got a spare 250gb drive. Plan on downloadin Demonoid when it comes back online. if they don’t have a backup plan, i sure as heck do. anyhow judges don’t do nothin, but lock u up and take your loot.
who they gonna judge, when they’re be pirates everywhere ;D
aye matey, fair weather ahead.
Lockerz Invite Says:
Would it be cool to provide some more info on this in the future? Thanks
you can get an invite to just about any torrent site here:
I blame the big boys for this such as this place they spy on us from with in..Don;t they have nothing better to do THE RIAA and these guys
These guy probaly had some thing to do with it , watch out for each other and the advanced guys infor the noobs , gotta be a way around them
I really miss Demonoid. MiniNova just doesn’t cut it! They SAY it was unexpected and it sounds like the equipment fried due to inferior power service at their new sites in Russia. (Talk about poor planning!) I wouldn’t mind seeing them return WITHOUT any of the old torrents (as they’re all old now anyway). Of course, I’d like to see the membership list continued! They say resurrection depends on ONE MAN, why I can’t possibly guess. Just hope they get back online soon.
Slutty Turd Says:
Still sorely missed but have managed to get a few older D torrents down reasonably quick.
COME BACK SOON MY FRIENDS
john smith Says:
i do hope these guys come back.
Most torrents I’ve downloaded from other sites have worms or viruses… Demonoid was plain clean. Speaking of quality, there’s nothing that matched it. It was a community, and everyone respected the rules. No porn, no garbage, just good stuff. and no viruses.. if there was one virus..it would get reported.
the guy above is right. there should be so many mirrors that the site just never goes down. Demonoid should program that into their new servers and after you log in it should ask you as an option. Many people will do it. Then after that there’s nothing any clown can do to shut it down. It will be everywhere. In fact, It should not be set up in such a way as to be hosted from one site or one source of servers. It should be mirrored by hundreds if not thousands of dudes and dudettes, and everyone’s mirror should use some kind of peer-to-peer technology so that they are all always updated and synchronized no matter where they are, every time they are online. The mirrors could be downloaded and uploaded at all times in order to be up to date constantly.
I agree with John Smith above.
Peer-to-Peer hosted trackers? GOD DAMN WANT
DEMONOID!!!!! WERE ARE YOU
Actually my hands are tight because of that damage. The best software search engine, for rare applications especially, is down…………
If i can assist in any way please advise…..
……I havent been able to download a new movie in months, im suffering from torrent withdrawals and I just dont trust them muthafuckas at pirate bay. The only thing i struggle with is why there is only one person in their entire staff who can fix the problem and to top it all off he’s away at the moment. Its like waiting for the second coming of jesus.
My harddrive is running low! I miss Demonoid! Please come back and good fortune in trying to do so!
Demonoid is down worldwide. I have it on GOOD information that they will be back sometime early in the new year. The problem is due to the servers crashing as you all know. Power surges. 90% of new users from july 09 will be lost as will torrents. Apologies to all
I’m a complete bookworm. I love all sorts of books, although fantasy and romance are my ultimate favorites. I had to go out and buy a paperback book because I can’t download from Demonoid. I haven’t tried other sites and I haven’t bought another book since the one. I’m waiting for Demonoid to come back. Hurry Please!!!! I’m going insane without my books.
Scott Lee Cupp Says:
I feel lost without Demonoid. It needs to come back already. I’ve got enough movies and software but I have gimmemoreitis.
Hurry back …PLEASE
For those of you who are lost without Demonoid, just use Piratebay. Read the comments, check for coloured skulls and think before downloading. Two out of three of those safety tips should be applied to all download sources, Demonoid too. The Pirate Bay is an amazing site, easily rivaling Demonoid and does not require registration. It’s an honest torrent site and any infected files get flagged by the downloader. You’ll be hard pressed to find a torrent that doesn’t have a lot of comments, 90% of which tend to be questions about the safety and validity of the torrent.
Ditto BOOKWORM. : (
I’ve yet to find a torrent site to even come close to Demonoid for ebooks in terms of sheer quanitity, quality and, last but not least, all extensively sorted.
I’m using Ebooksshares.org for now, but while they do have some decent crafting and special interest books once in a while, they are very lacking in the fiction (especially romance) section, which is what I mostly DL. Hmmm, maybe we should start uploading fiction at Eboosshares for the interim Demonoid is down, since they ARE a dedicated ebooks site. Does anyone have other suggestion for ebook torrent site that have a lot of fiction?
I am in serious withdrawal. PLEASE COME BACK SOON Demonoid! We need you!
Demonoid is also the best tracker - public or private - for audiobooks I’ve ever come across. I really really miss them.
This was caused by the RIAA its been proven. They are in the process of getting legal on them!, if they can, they will sue them for property damage and could force them against a wall ,which could jeopardize their hole operation. RIAA could be shut down all together from there illegal tampering .
FRICK WHY ARE THEY TAKING SO LONG TO COME BACK UP FOR FUCKS SAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Long Live the Demon. They will be back. They came back once before and they will do it again.
Demonoid sucks its for n00bs who dont know anything
u idiots deserve this because u idiots love leeching
go back to ur stupid public trackers
MY ANTI-VIRUS [AVG] TELLS ME THAT PIRATE BAY IS FULL OF VIRUSES , SO BEWARE AND OH YEAH I REALLLLLY MISS THE DEMON AS WELL. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY OTHER DECENT SITES. IF SO , PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT.
The losers at Demonoid don’t know what a friggin backup is for?
Even with Demonoid i used it for book DL’s…
demonoid is by far the safest torrent site,any abuse is caught quickly and is sorted out, I can’t wait for demonoid to get up and running again,other torrent site just seem to have trojans etc i have tried them and i would say 50% of the time your playing with fire.come back demonoid your sadly missed
Are these guys retarded or what? How can a site be down this long? I used to be impressed but this is he saddest thing I’ve ever heard of. By their own words they needed 1 guy to get it back up? Has he been in Antarctica or what? Pretty pathetic for the other guys that work on the site if they’re that totally dependent. Good luck getting a job. Must be some wanna be nerds that work at Burger King.
i do think that Demonoid. will close for ever.what a nightmear for users.what do we do now.
I have IPTorrents….and I have 6 invites….email me if you want an invite.
It will probably do the same thing Mininova did
Does anyone know how to get back onto Demonoids site as I have tried but it just comes up with the maintenance garb. If anyone does please let me know.
Thanking you in advance
the beyatch is back!
The worst is that these problems may appear again in the future…My mom told me they were really big but because the download was free someone reported them, when they first had problems. I hope I will not lose my account, I had a blind luck when I caught the registrations open. Let’s hope the loses won’t so big
Godspeed Demnoid Team!..
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