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The post that gives me the most trouble here on the Underground is everyone asking for an invite code. Almost every frickin’ day someone comes along and asks, “Hey, can you give me an invite?”
Or “How about me too?” After a while, the google spreadsheet was born. In the beginning, I had faith that people had good will and would enter in their names and be done with it.
This worked well, except I quickly realized I had no control. Were there spam bots? How did I know people weren’t just typing in a bunch of fake email address or what? Hence, I decided that I had to control the spreadsheet myself. By having people enter in their requests through the comments, I am able to update the spreadsheet.
How does the Versatile1 system work with invites?
I will tell you how it currently works and what is the process:
1) E-mail people the “test” email. What I do here is I have a pre-written script that I just copy and paste to people. It has very specific instructions in there, and I tell people to respond to me as soon as possible. The e-mail contact is then added to a temporary demonid category list.
2) If people respond, I send them invite. If people don’t respond within a week, I go online to the google spreadsheet and mark them as “EPIC FAIL ACCOUNTS”.
3) For those people who I sent an invite, I ask them if it works. If it does, I add them to the official “Demonoid” category mailing list.
4) Once or twice a month I send out a mass email to the “Demonoid” mailing list asking for invites. It works in a sense I get a crapload of invites. Then I start the circle all over again and sending test emails. If not enough people respond, I have a bunch of expired codes. That is no good!
So now the new method is on the master e-mail list, I ask that people who can generate codes respond to me, but don’t send me any codes yet. I will collect a pool of active participants, and ask them to send me invites one by one.
This way I can distribute invite codes on demand, whithout having to get stuck in a situation where I have more codes on the verge of expiration than participants.
The point of this post is to get feedback from you guys. What do you think is a better method of doing this? Any thoughts? For now the system works fine. I’m cleaning up my mass e-mail list and adding flair to my test email. If there is anything else I should be considering, let me know.
THIS POST IS NOT MEANT FOR COMMENTS ASKING FOR DEMONOID INVITES. GO TO THE OTHER BLOG LINK FOR DEMONOID INVITES, GEEZ.
What exactly does P2P mean? Well, it’s only the best thing ever invented. P2P stands for Peer to Peer. This is the fastest and most widely used way to transfer files over the internet or a home network. Recently, P2P has been used to download media such as movies, programs, music, pictures, or even books. It has been recorded that about 85% of all internet bandwidth is being used for ‘illegal’ downloading from a P2P network. But how exactly does P2P work?
P2P, is usually thought to run off of a centralized server containing all of the media being downloaded, but oh contraire. P2P uses only client based nodes, simply put, you are in another persons computer. The P2P software you are using simply allows you to ‘share’ the media you would like others to be able to download. For example, in LimeWire, you can share a folder by choosing Tools>Options>Sharing.
From here, you can share any folder on your hard drive. These files then become visible to anyone searching for a file currently on your computer. They are then able to download this file directly from your computer over the internet.
With torrent clients, all you have to do to share a file, is to let the download finish, but DON’T delete the torrent, let it sit and allow others to upload, or take that file off of your computer(otherwise known as ‘seeding’)
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As for security, the only real threat is the well know viruses that bored computer geeks make in their spare time 🙂 . When downloading a file from ANY P2P network, I would recommend reading all comments about the selected file, or looking at the size. If you see the size of a selected movie to be 123.4KB, think again. How could a 2 hour long movie be that small? This is a trick which most noobs fall for. I have had numerous friends have their computers completely screw from doing this.
And as for the legality of this, you decide. I will tell you my opinion in a further post!
If you have any further questions, please comment and I WILL comment back!