so where am I supposed to download torrents from while TPB gets its shit together?
I'm no expert at this, but:
There are still other open trackers, (KAT, Demonii, etc) though I don't know how much I trust them.
Otherwise, it depends what you are looking for. Private trackers are probably you best bet for files on a particular topic.
If you want anime, Nyaa.se seems decent.
If you enjoy hoarding random crap, vist >>>/t/ occasionally and filter "jav", "*javjunkies*" and "*sukebei.nyaa*".
Hmm. It's not obviously fake, but I'm suspicious.
How reputable are KAT these days anyway?
I've only searched there out of desperation when I couldn't find stuff elsewhere, at it's never had anything either.
Checked up on my old Demonoid account earlier today and Demonoid is kinda shit. The things I looked up were DVD rips and had 1 or 2 seeders. I don't understand why people are migrating there.
Just look at how many people on /g/ are like "what do I do now that TPB is down guys?". Multiply that by a couple hundred thousand to get the number of normalfags who are in the same boat.
Piratebay is the most popular torrent site in the world, and you'd think that in this internet era where everybody knows how to search for shit, that people would just google "Piratebay alternative" or something, but nope. They're basically lost without it, and piracy is semi-effectively deterred for most people until it comes back up, and/or a small percentage of people wise up and learn how to internet more effectively.
I signed up for a month of Usenet.
now I realized I don't actually have anything to download
Fuck, I wish I could get a block account where I just pay upfront for 1TB of bandwidth and download whatever I want for the rest of my life
I think the inertia has less to do with ability to use a search engine and more to do with trust.
TBP was/is a reasonably respected site. There was generally at least one sane person in the comments, and you knew that a search there was going to pull up at at least some relevant results.
Pulling up a list of torrent search sites from Google/Wikipedia/Wherever is trivial. Figuring which are any good will take time and effort.
Huh. Maybe I've just been at this too long.
I picked up Torrentz.eu a long time ago and have picked out a bunch of reputable public trackers for when I need them. I rarely do anymore though, since I'm almost all private now.
Bumping this thread, because I'm curious what /g/'s opinions on the different BT search sites are.