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Top Torrent Sites According to Google
Mininova tops the list of favorite torrent sites
by KathrynV 09:46AM Saturday Jul 05 2008
A report today over at TorrentFreak takes a look at the way that Google ranks Torrent sites and finds that Google’s information seems comparable to that reported by the sites themselves which hasn’t always been the case when looking at Alexa rankings for the sites. Using Google, it was determined that Mininova is the most popular Torrent site and The Pirate Bay comes in second. Rankings indicate that Torrentz and Isohunt compete closely for third place and then there are a handful of other torrent sites that also rank fairly high although the popularity of these sites varies between countries. The stats also indicate that Torrent sharing via all of these sites is on the rise.

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KrK
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Pirate Bay gets all the attention

...because of their name and because they have that "Shove it sideways" attitude when people accuse them hosting pirated files....

r81984
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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

Pirate Bay sucks, anyone I know who uses it ends up getting an email from their ISP saying the MPAA knows they downloaded and wants them to delete the movie or face prosecution.
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niblifar

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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

It's a good thing you don't know me.
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r81984
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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

I know someone who got 3 letters in a month all with the name of the movie in them.

Obviously Pirate Bay is being heavily tracked by MPAA workers and should be avoided.

Anyways I have never had a problem finding anything to resort to using Pirate Bay.
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niblifar

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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

Anyone with Verizon as their ISP?
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eyekahn

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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

Yep, me. Just because I downloaded a torrent file from some site doesn't mean I actually received the complete file(s), but I haven't gotten a letter from my ISP or anyone else for that matter.
niblifar

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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

eyekahn,

I meant the people r81984 knows.
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David
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I hate to say this but I have picked up more viruses on mininova than I have on TPB. It's almost a 2:1 ratio.

TPB (least to me) does a better job filtering the garbage.

r81984
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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

No torrent site filters files or scans them.
No torrent site hosts anything to be able to do what you think they do.

I have never heard of anyone getting letters about downloading except from pirate bay trackers, so your 2:1 ratio bullshit is garbage. Also I have never downloaded a virus from any tracker site let alone mininova.
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David
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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

said by r81984:

I have never heard of anyone getting letters about downloading except from pirate bay trackers,...
Hello my name is david and I haven't gotten one yet.

said by r81984:

so your 2:1 ratio bullshit is garbage. Also I have never downloaded a virus from any tracker site let alone mininova.
Well as far as the 2:1 ratio, it seems when I just do a simple test of a show I miss I like to watch I get more hits on the A/V and malware from Miniova than TPB. For instance, I missed a mythbusters episode I wanted to see. All 4 sources from mininova.org were nothing but hosted torrent viruses. TPB had as least 2 that were not viruses or "torrented viruses" (if that's appropriate).

Of course then again I still have a VCR and videotape, I guess I could have recorded the show for next time.

AFAIK, the 2:1 stands in my eyes based on a simple torrent tracker test of just a simple TV show. Another one was I wanted to watch was the knight rider 2008 episode. Again, another night I just missed the show I went to mininova because TPB didn't have it as of yet. Out of the 8 trackers I looked up 8 were nothing but hosted torrent viruses. I waited about a week later and TPB on it's first search and successful download I was able to watch the show with the first one.

So in my eyes (or as least here) mininova seems to be just about a complete miss to me. It's ratio with me is 2:1 based on attempts tried. I got more success on TPB than I have with mininova.

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nipseyrussel
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Re: Pirate Bay gets all the attention

what do you mean about viruses? what kind of files are you downloading that are viruses? i've downloaded hundreds of things from these sites and not had one. also, the top 10 hits for knightrider 2008 look legit to me.
NeoandGeo

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Harrison, TN
said by r81984:

No torrent site filters files or scans them.
TPB constantly removes links to garbage files.

jadebangle
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said by David:

I hate to say this but I have picked up more viruses on mininova than I have on TPB. It's almost a 2:1 ratio.

TPB (least to me) does a better job filtering the garbage.
The reason is that some torrent on mininova.com are infected with virus a spyware downloader or trojan virus. There are many who have been banned from uploading porn or other forbidden stuff not allowed by the sites rule. So to get revenge it makes sense for them to upload infected torrent to infect as many people as possible.
These people are getting back at us in other ways as well...
We think they are mpaa slowing down our download when in truth its them leeching some of the torrent

on thepiratebay.org rarely anyone gets banned... you have to really piss off alot of folks... to lose your upload privilege.
on mininova.com getting banned is as easily as mislabeling a torrent, upload to wrong category, or an unworking torrent. many people love mininova and many hate it as well due to strict policy they enforce on users...
It's like walmart

jadebangle
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said by r81984:

Pirate Bay sucks, anyone I know who uses it ends up getting an email from their ISP saying the MPAA knows they downloaded and wants them to delete the movie or face prosecution.
I use to thought that way too a few years back when wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.
Getting an email from mpaa or your isp is extrmely a rare case and you're just targeted out of the random ones they choose. It could happen on any site
My friend I have never received an email
Its a hoax, you fall for it you lose your mind.
Its an attempt to scare you into stop sharing
That's all...

Peace out

RARPSL

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Suffern, NY
said by KrK:

...because of their name and because they have that "Shove it sideways" attitude when people accuse them hosting pirated files....
An attitude that is accurate since they do not HOST the files but just list what P2P Client Addresses to contact to get the file contents. They are no different from Google in that they list locations of the files not the files themselves. Those the claim that PB "Hosts" the files are confusing serving a file with listing a URL to access the file from its real location - PB does the latter not the former.

Deft
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Leecher Free FTW

Private Torrent sites FTW

JamesPC

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Re: Leecher Free FTW

So can you still download from the public side or is it smaller community(network)?
Desdinova
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Re: Leecher Free FTW

Most require you to have a membership to upload and download and the ratio for that membership is tracked so if someone hits and runs or leeches too much they get the boot. It's also easier to keep the industry shills out and spoofed files get caught pretty quickly and taken down (same with infected ones).

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said by JamesPC:

So can you still download from the public side or is it smaller community(network)?
for me one small one large(both private)
st7860

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demonoid is good too
Poetique

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Birmingham, AL

Re: Leecher Free FTW

said by st7860:

demonoid is good too
And once upon a time, it had no competition.

iEvolution

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Ogden, UT

Re: Leecher Free FTW

Glad to see btjunkie isn't on there, far superior to any other tracker sites in my opinion. Easy to tell the fakes from the real ones based on their feedback system.

Course Mininova is pretty good at keeping fakes off their site too.

ARGONAUT
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You can find a virus anywhere and it really doesn't matter where you go.

Even going to Sears.com you can get a virus.
hottboiinnc
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Viacom

Viacom needs to request this information next from Google. Maybe this will have some information they need on who watch for sharing.

tuaris
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Here's a thought...

Why don't the warez/torrent sites make use of the old gopher protocol?
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