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Demonoid returns

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Apr 2008 16:43 User comments (55)

Demonoid returns After being shut down by the CRIA last November, the popular public torrent Tracker site Demonoid has seemingly made its long anticipated return.
The greeting message at the site reads as follow: "Welcome back!

Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he's been needing to attend to. For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.

Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site. The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged. We will try to keep running everything just as it always has been.

The trackers and website seem to be working properly, and should any issues arise, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. The site might be going on and offline over the next days as we work out any problems.

Welcome back, and enjoy your stay!


The new reopening is also coming with conspiracy theorists however. Many point out the example of ShareReactor, the large eDonkey site which was closed down by raids in 2004 but made a return in 2006. It was revealed that the site was under “new management” and traffic declined so low that the site was taken down again.

Time will tell whether Demonoid can make a true comeback.

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55 user comments

113.4.2008 17:13
PetahG
Inactive

Demonoid was my favorite site..uhh other than after dawn of course lol

213.4.2008 17:15

old news ... Demonoid was back a couple of days ago with both original user and torrent databases intact >:o)

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313.4.2008 18:33
6ixtynin9
Inactive

Thanks guys.

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413.4.2008 18:40

HA! My account is still there...NICE!

Welcome back Demonoid.

513.4.2008 18:46
WierdName
Inactive

I just found out today when I dropped by to see if they were up yet. Turns out they were. Good thing too. I started to grab COD4, but am now at a whopping 10kB/s download... I hope this doesn't reflect the rest of the user database. I have a 3+ share ratio on that site and I hope I'm not the only one on there not leeching. Anyways, it's good news for now.

613.4.2008 18:50
WierdName
Inactive

Originally posted by 6ixtynin9:
Hi. I was wondering if anyone has a spare Demonoid inventation code for me. I was an active member and actually invited alot of people from afterdawn in, but only up until the site was shutdown. My old code and password no longer works. I was hoping that if those who I invited in, sees this message, can you return the favor or if anybody else is be kind enough to invite me in. I have gigs upon gigs of new uploads that I want to share. Please email code to [removed]@[provider].[domain] Thanks a million.
You better remove your email, you're violating the rules. Which, by the way, may (and probably will) result in a temporary or permanent ban when a moderator sees it or it's reported to a moderator.

713.4.2008 18:58
captjw
Inactive

mine still works also

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813.4.2008 19:01
WierdName
Inactive

\:| I smell a couple bans coming...
You guys better remove the email addresses if you value your accounts.

913.4.2008 19:16

Even Canadian users who had there accounts "deleted" seem to have there accounts back :). At least i do!

1013.4.2008 21:08

My world makes sense again. :D The other trackers I'm on are too specialized and don't come close to the shear volume and variety of files that Demonoid has to offer.

1113.4.2008 21:27
tripplite
Inactive

i reported this to them on the 11th...strange they didn't jump sooner.....politics......my ratio is messed up anyone else's?

-tripplite

1213.4.2008 22:59

Ahhhhhh.....life is good again.

1313.4.2008 23:02

hey i was wondering if anyone had any spare invite codes. my account got deleted because the site closed down, weird how some people still had their accounts. i know i can't post my email so could sumone pm me. this would be greatly appreciated!!

1413.4.2008 23:29
tripplite
Inactive

no more no more of this, do you want demoniod to fall again? stop asking for a pass in ok? just walk up every morning at 5 and get in line like everybody else did! ERG!

-tripplite



1513.4.2008 23:32

My old account still works. Guess Demonoid works back up in Canada too. But always found demonoid to be quite slow. Share ratios aren't properly in place, lots of hit and runs.

And I never downloaded 24 GBs, maybe a few errors they need to fix still.

I call bulls**t on those deleted accounts, just people trying to get invited...

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1613.4.2008 23:40

you don't have to wait forever to get in or get an invite, they have open enroll every friday, at least that's the day it is in eastern time USA, and i'm getting bad download speeds too, too bad, hope they get better. they were my favorite, always kept the junk out

1714.4.2008 0:23

so when is demonoid usually open to registration? fridays?

1814.4.2008 1:54

Originally posted by WierdName:
I just found out today when I dropped by to see if they were up yet. Turns out they were. Good thing too. I started to grab COD4, but am now at a whopping 10kB/s download... I hope this doesn't reflect the rest of the user database. I have a 3+ share ratio on that site and I hope I'm not the only one on there not leeching. Anyways, it's good news for now.

that site is all basically leechers.
Its good everything but it's never the fastest

1914.4.2008 3:38

I donated to them 3 days ago. Well done Demonoid!

2014.4.2008 3:45

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_jump.cfm/630178/3954737

though i see we've already had some idiots asking for invites.
Unbelievably stupid.




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2114.4.2008 5:37

Lol at people trying to keep this under the radar of RIAA and MPAA. I bet they knew within the hour.

Wonder if it's all a trap :-o

2214.4.2008 9:27
JimmyNice
Inactive

.... and another Canadian with his access back... SWEET!!!

Welcome back Demonoid!

The were never the fastest, but always had an excellent selection of hard to find stuff... hope it can return to it's former glory.

2314.4.2008 9:56

NICE....Glad to see it back.

2414.4.2008 11:50

OMG! CRAZY!!!

2514.4.2008 11:51

It's good to seem 'em back up and running.

Methinks some posters on here aren't too smart though.

2614.4.2008 13:36

Lol well this is kinda odd, I used the site once back in the day for a small file and now i log in and i have a 1.3 ratio with 57 GB uploaded...wonder how that happened lol

2714.4.2008 14:58

Wow, I feel complete again. no more having to Rar my stuff to get it out. Can't keep the green demon down.

2814.4.2008 17:16

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooo

nomore isohunt thepiratebay and all those other crap torrent sites I had too use while I waited .


Long live the demonoid!!!!!!!!!11

2914.4.2008 17:43

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Nope

email removed

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3014.4.2008 17:56

Holy crap...^^ you didn't read any of this thread, or the rules before posting...did you?



3114.4.2008 18:05

Quote:
you didn't read any of this thread, or the rules before posting...did you?

lol
And since my guess would be they didn't - they get a few more days instead of the automatic 2 day ban :)



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3215.4.2008 9:03

Finally Demonoid comes BACK! IN YOUR FACE CRIA, go cry on the toilet.

And all the old torrents are still there! WOOOHOOOO!

3319.4.2008 10:22

I'm glad to see they are back. While they were down I felt like I was wandering in the wilderness for 40 years... oh wait, that's where The Pirate Bay is!

No Seriously folks, The Pirate Bay doesn't police its members like Demonoid, but they seem to be dodging the Black Hats better.. Maybe Demonoid and the Pirates should team up.

Welcome back my Demon Friend! You have been missed.

3419.4.2008 10:35

So glad to see that the Demon is back!! My account is still working and my ratio is right about where it was when it went down. Great work getting it back up guys and thanks!

3519.4.2008 23:10

A while back membership was by invitation only. I was lucky to get in on a day when it was opened for a couple of days to general public.

They are so nice I got their email informing me that they were back. Love this site !!!

3620.4.2008 11:45
ZooGrA
Inactive

Demonoid is a torrent tracker yes?

so you have to be a member?

its not like piratebay where you just grab and give?

how do you become a member, is that what everyone is asking for invites for?

hmmmm, possible better pirate bay?

3720.4.2008 12:29
tripplite
Inactive

Quote:
Demonoid is a torrent tracker yes?

so you have to be a member?

its not like piratebay where you just grab and give?

how do you become a member, is that what everyone is asking for invites for?

hmmmm, possible better pirate bay?


demonoid has yet to lick its wounds clean but once its back up to full strength we will be seeing speeds of 300kbps and up again;}

Quote:

hmmmm, possible better pirate bay?

its clean of porn and all those pesky passworded rar files:)

-tripplite
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3820.4.2008 12:43
ZooGrA
Inactive

hmm, sounds a lot faster and better than the pirate bay...

but what the member thing?

is it hard to become a member?

3920.4.2008 13:39
tripplite
Inactive

Quote:
hmm, sounds a lot faster and better than the pirate bay...

but what the member thing?

is it hard to become a member?

registration is opened every now and then, it used to be Friday and probably still is....i dont know if they have changed the date:P

-tripplite


4020.4.2008 15:58

Quote:
Quote:
hmm, sounds a lot faster and better than the pirate bay...

but what the member thing?

is it hard to become a member?

registration is opened every now and then, it used to be Friday and probably still is....i dont know if they have changed the date:P

-tripplite
it was open friday saw it my self.

4120.4.2008 19:30
ZooGrA
Inactive

so all in all is it worth getting?

4221.4.2008 4:56

Originally posted by ZooGrA:
so all in all is it worth getting?
It's the one place you can get something that is not in a rar or you know it won't have a virus in the file that's a no no.

So is it worth getting a file without a virus and having a community that likes sharing and seeding not like some other places where people download and go.

It is too live life too the fullest then never lived at all.

4321.4.2008 9:10

Definitely worth getting if you can get in during the reg period. I have used the Demon for a long time, if you can't find it on the Demon good chance that no one has it going at present.


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4421.4.2008 20:20

Originally posted by ZooGrA:
Demonoid is a torrent tracker yes?

so you have to be a member?

its not like piratebay where you just grab and give?

how do you become a member, is that what everyone is asking for invites for?

hmmmm, possible better pirate bay?
Hhhhhmmmmmmmmmm.....aaaaaaaa....Nope.
Tpb is only beter if you have real good virus protection....or your feeling real lucky.

4522.4.2008 12:21

Originally posted by ZooGrA:
Demonoid is a torrent tracker yes?

so you have to be a member?

its not like piratebay where you just grab and give?

how do you become a member, is that what everyone is asking for invites for?

hmmmm, possible better pirate bay?
If you think The Pirate Bay is better than Demonoid, then you use that. Only the members of Demonoid know what you are missing out on anyway. Besides most of Demonoids torrents are upped onto Mininova anyway, and they dont mind, you can download those and leech. Demonoid is like membership only with a semi-open tracker, that allows anyone to leech so long as the seeder(s) seeds.

4622.4.2008 18:51
ZooGrA
Inactive

word brah

4722.4.2008 20:50

Quote:
Originally posted by ZooGrA:
Demonoid is a torrent tracker yes?

so you have to be a member?

its not like piratebay where you just grab and give?

how do you become a member, is that what everyone is asking for invites for?

hmmmm, possible better pirate bay?
Hhhhhmmmmmmmmmm.....aaaaaaaa....Nope.
Tpb is only beter if you have real good virus protection....or your feeling real lucky.
he never said it was better brah
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4822.4.2008 22:28
ZooGrA
Inactive

haha true dat, but its way too much work

4923.4.2008 6:54

i was introduced to the torrent world just about when the legendary demonoid was shut down. i just had mininova and tpb ad my source but then traces od demonoid and its legend stil lurks on those sites. i wondered how good that community was and now, luckily, i'll have a chance to get a taste of it.

i can't wait 'til friday. :) i'll ne up all day. :)

502.6.2008 22:17

demonoid isn't 100% virus free but the uploaders need to be registered so if you find a virus file there is an email linked to it (A REAL email) and likely the IP address but you saw that when you first latched onto the torrent as it was the only uploader

It took me a few tries to find when the ol' demon was accepting public requests (no one told me what day to look, I just looked every day) then when they cleaned out their database of all the dead wood (many trackers allow about a month between login's before deleting you) then I signed up. took me a while to go positive, but I've been in the black ever since... those hungry users keep sucking Azureus's teats.

there is more trouble with the warez than the audio and visual and if there is a "Serial generator" be sure to run your anti-virus befor you run the exe

512.6.2008 22:28
varnull
Inactive

Lots of gens give false positives because of the way they work.. better to read the comments first ;)

522.6.2008 22:35
fate123
Inactive

spam removed

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532.6.2008 22:35
tripplite
Inactive

some give false positive when the user doesn't follow the rules.....there was one where if you didn't put the .dll in the right location the serial key would say "are you kidding??" when you tried to generate it.......it got bad comments and was removed....isohunts rating system is top-brass, the sites quality is constantly increasing.....and with the new user interface it seems people are more willing so seed:)

-tripplite
paso a paso



542.6.2008 22:37
varnull
Inactive

Watch out... banned subject ;)

557.6.2008 14:21

Originally posted by varnull:
Lots of gens give false positives because of the way they work.. better to read the comments first ;)
so if the hacker says "this will give your Anti-Virus a false positive" you are going to believe them? a real gen is just a specialized adding machine that knows what the zero equivelant is.... it should do nothing that would look like a virus or spyware etc because it should keep it's hands inside it's own program.....

and NO MATTER WHAT PROGRAM YOU GET FROM A PUBLIC SOURCE, even a "private" public source like Demoinoid and others in the news... you should protect your system by having it scanned before you try to run it or you will get what you deserve for your stupidity

I have run suspect files before and everytime I wasn't disapointed.... my reimage disk was close at hand and I needed it as I thought I would.
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