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I recently registered an OINK acccount and it worked fine for about 2 days. Now when I try to log in I'm told my account has been disabled. Now I can't even get into the forum to figure this out. Anyone know why this might be the case. I downloaded about 10 albums in the short time I was on and had yet to upload a torrent of my own. Could that be why I'm blocked? Thanks.

Mathis, Sunday, 28 August 2005 17:10 (fourteen years ago) link

This happened to me, now I can't even signup again, even from another address.

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Sunday, 28 August 2005 17:58 (fourteen years ago) link

oink works based on ratios. if you download an album, you should keep the torrent open long enough so that you've uploaded that album to others as well. if you download and close the torrents without keeping them open, they consider you a leech and ban you.

from the faq:

What's all this stuff about ratio?

This is a music sharing site. One simple way to display how much you're sharing is with the share ratio. Before doing that, let's talk about two terms: Uploading is when you send data to others, downloading is when you receive data. Your share ratio is the amount you've uploaded divided by amount downloaded (Ratio = UL / DL). A good ratio is 1.0 or higher, which means that you've shared back as much or more than you received. If you don't keep a good ratio it could result in you losing your account. To try and keep a good ratio you can:

* Make sure you seed (don't close the torrent after it has finished downloading).
* Try and find a new torrent that will be popular. If you download it early all the other people that download it after you will be able to download from you.
* Stop downloading for a while.
* If possible leave your computer on and torrents open continuously. This way you can improve your ratio even while not using your computer.

pinder (pinder), Sunday, 28 August 2005 19:14 (fourteen years ago) link

okay, but I'm not a leech. So how do I get back?

Adam In Real Life (nordicskilla), Sunday, 28 August 2005 19:15 (fourteen years ago) link

I think that if you go on to their irc channel and ask for a mod they will reinstate your account for a week or so on sort of a probation trial basis in order for you to raise your ratio to something acceptable.

svend (svend), Sunday, 28 August 2005 19:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm guessing the proper ports in your fire wall aren't open (ie not clever) preventing you from sharing effectively. Usually just leaving torrents open for a while is good enough. They only ban you if you're ratio's real bad. if you do get back on read the FAQ about being clever.

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Sunday, 28 August 2005 21:51 (fourteen years ago) link

your

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Sunday, 28 August 2005 22:05 (fourteen years ago) link

I've had trouble for a couple days, too, and my ratio's over 1.0, I think. I've been offline for about 3 weeks, so maybe inactivity?

JC-L (JC-L), Monday, 29 August 2005 16:47 (fourteen years ago) link

The problem with Oink is that it's the second-worst possible way to share files on the web, next to IndieTorrents.

cdwill, Monday, 29 August 2005 22:50 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

so did i miss an announcement about the site going down for maintenance or is something really wrong? been down about a whole day, i think...

BATTAGS, Friday, 29 June 2007 18:34 (thirteen years ago) link

via whois:

Registration status:
Registered until renewal date.
*** This registration has been SUSPENDED. ***

maura, Friday, 29 June 2007 19:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh SNAP!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 June 2007 19:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Oink Invites (new application process!!!1)

That one guy that quit, Friday, 29 June 2007 19:42 (thirteen years ago) link

2007-06-29 - DNS Problems

We apologize for the continuing DNS problems. You can get around this by adding our hostnames directly to your hosts file. Add the following lines to your \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file (the number of spaces between the IP and the name doesn't matter as long as there's at least one space (or tab):

85.17.40.69 tracker.oink.me.uk
85.17.40.70 irc.oink.me.uk
85.17.40.71 oink.me.uk

gr8080, Friday, 29 June 2007 20:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Do you pick your nose?

No

Yes, but only in private

Yes, in public

Blank Vote (a.k.a. "I just want to see the results")

gr8080, Friday, 29 June 2007 20:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I had to do that fix last month. Been working fine ever since. Not that I really use it much.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Friday, 29 June 2007 20:24 (thirteen years ago) link

and i finally figured out how to be "clever" :(

The Macallan 18 Year, Friday, 29 June 2007 20:28 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, what the fuck does "clever" mean?

funny farm, Friday, 29 June 2007 20:41 (thirteen years ago) link

cool. thanks for that, gr8080.

funny farm, Friday, 29 June 2007 20:48 (thirteen years ago) link

i would also like to know what the fuck "clever" means

later arpeggiator, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:47 (thirteen years ago) link

"Clever" means your router port is open. If it's closed, you can connect to the main seeder, but can't share with others (or something like that). Open ports means higher sharing ratio in the long run.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 June 2007 22:53 (thirteen years ago) link

ah, that explains that. i thought it had something to do with having a port open, but i'd just never heard it referred to as "clever." not that i would know.

later arpeggiator, Friday, 29 June 2007 23:57 (thirteen years ago) link

oh...so i guess i've been clever right from the start.

funny farm, Saturday, 30 June 2007 00:06 (thirteen years ago) link

2007-06-29 - DNS Problems

We apologize for the continuing DNS problems. You can get around this by adding our hostnames directly to your hosts file. Add the following lines to your \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file (the number of spaces between the IP and the name doesn't matter as long as there's at least one space (or tab):

85.17.40.69 tracker.oink.me.uk
85.17.40.70 irc.oink.me.uk
85.17.40.71 oink.me.uk

what if you're using a mac?

Z S, Saturday, 30 June 2007 03:16 (thirteen years ago) link

ah, I was finally able to get back on the site, and saw this in the forums:

"Temporary fix for Mac OS X, it requires some work in the Terminal. You need the admin password for your system for this. Make sure to enter all commands in bold correctly with the proper spaces and capitalization.

1. Open "Terminal" from your Applications / Utilities directory.

2. Type cd /private/etc and hit enter.

3. Time to edit the hosts file, we will use VIM for it, which is a text editor for the console. You also need root privileges to edit the file because it is read only for normal users.
Type sudo vim hosts and hit enter. You will be asked for your admin password, enter it and hit enter, then VIM pops up.

4. You will see the content of the hosts file, first few lines are comments with # in the front, then 3 entries, do NOT touch these. Navigate to the last line with your cursor keys and then to the right till the cursor is behind the localhost entry

5. Now you need VIM to go into edit mode, do this by hitting i

6. VIM is in insert mode now, hit enter for a new line and type
85.17.40.69 tracker.oink.me.uk

If you want you can add the following lines too, in case you encounter trouble with IRC or the website. Hit enter after each line for a new one
85.17.40.71 oink.me.uk
85.17.40.70 irc.oink.me.uk

7. Time to leave edit mode now, do so by hitting the escape key.

8. Back in viewing mode, now you need to save the file. You can do this by typing :w and hitting enter, VIM will tell you something like "hosts (number of lines) written".

9. Now you need to exit VIM. Type :q and hit enter, you will be back at the terminal.

10. Almost done, now you need to tell the OS to use the content of the new hosts file.
Type sudo niload -v -m hosts . < /etc/hosts and hit enter.
You will be asked for the admin password again, after that the hosts file will be parsed.

11. You're done, exit the terminal by typing exit and hit enter. Close the window.

Edit: To remove them again - follow the same steps, in step 6 delete the 3 added lines, then save the file, quit the editor. You can then either run step 10 or wait until your next reboot."

Z S, Saturday, 30 June 2007 03:17 (thirteen years ago) link

After step 3, I get "(my acct name)is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

Anyone know wtf?!

Saxby D. Elder, Saturday, 30 June 2007 15:34 (thirteen years ago) link

You have been banned from OiNK 30 days. You will be able to complete step three at the end of those 30 days.

Oink Administrator, Saturday, 30 June 2007 20:16 (thirteen years ago) link

If you aren't an administrator on yr Mac, you will be unable to sudo. Open System Preferences -> Accounts, and make sure that "Allow user to administer this computer" is checked under yr account.

libcrypt, Saturday, 30 June 2007 20:52 (thirteen years ago) link

The latter of these two comments was helpful. Thanks! (the first I suspect to be an amusing little jokelet).

Saxby D. Elder, Saturday, 30 June 2007 21:28 (thirteen years ago) link

new steely dan leaked

whatever, Saturday, 30 June 2007 21:31 (thirteen years ago) link

oh, also, if you've never saved something in your HOSTS file, all you need to do is open it with Notepad, paste the:

85.17.40.69 tracker.oink.me.uk
85.17.40.70 irc.oink.me.uk
85.17.40.71 oink.me.uk

in there somewhere and save it.

gr8080, Sunday, 1 July 2007 02:05 (thirteen years ago) link

hahah is that all.

internet conniption averted.

Confounded, Sunday, 1 July 2007 02:40 (thirteen years ago) link

i just leaked

whatever, Sunday, 1 July 2007 21:40 (thirteen years ago) link

just stopped working for me again, even with the host file info.

gr8080, Monday, 2 July 2007 01:46 (thirteen years ago) link

same here

later arpeggiator, Monday, 2 July 2007 01:49 (thirteen years ago) link

ditto

jim, Monday, 2 July 2007 01:50 (thirteen years ago) link

I was kicked off for bad ratio. I got a new account, because it's so much easier (and there's so much more) than soulseek. It's tough keeping up a ratio though, because I very rarely have stuff with a good enough bitrate that isn't already uploaded. Although when my account went down, some rare Intersystems stuff left and the entire Oink community was the worse for it.

filthy dylan, Monday, 2 July 2007 06:14 (thirteen years ago) link

(and there's so much more) than soulseek

haha no

, Monday, 2 July 2007 11:49 (thirteen years ago) link

you don't have to upload new "stuff" to get keep your ratio up

cutty, Monday, 2 July 2007 12:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Anyone know what's going on with Oink this weekend? I get the message "oink.me.uk could not be found. Please check the name and try again" Is that the above mentioned "DSN" problem or something else entirely? Hope it comes back soon!

pacifikix, Monday, 2 July 2007 14:46 (thirteen years ago) link

I was kicked off for bad ratio. I got a new account, because it's so much easier (and there's so much more) than soulseek. It's tough keeping up a ratio though, because I very rarely have stuff with a good enough bitrate that isn't already uploaded. Although when my account went down, some rare Intersystems stuff left and the entire Oink community was the worse for it.

to everything you said: NO

The Macallan 18 Year, Monday, 2 July 2007 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Is that the above mentioned "DSN" problem or something else entirely?

It's the DNS issue. Do what it says upthread and it should work fine - or at least, it did me.

The Wayward Johnny B, Monday, 2 July 2007 15:15 (thirteen years ago) link

Thanks Wayward Johnny B! I also just read this:
http://torrentfreak.com/oink-is-alive-learn-how-to-access/
and that had some insight into the problem as well. Cheers.

pacifikix, Monday, 2 July 2007 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

new domain: oink.cd

pinder, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 06:49 (thirteen years ago) link

New domain, and make sure to re-download your old torrents from the new site.

musically, Tuesday, 3 July 2007 06:59 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...

They got raided last night, I am hearing on the radio. :/

Alba, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 09:35 (twelve years ago) link

where were the servers located? the uk?

lucas pine, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 09:45 (twelve years ago) link

Yep.

Alba, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 10:00 (twelve years ago) link

So can oink users be sued or anything now they have access to email addresses and shit?

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 10:05 (twelve years ago) link

will not be an Oink clone, but something completely different.

Where's the new less-incriminating software supporting this drastic change?

-- trashthumb, Friday, October 26, 2007 3:07 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark Link

http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-sees-a-future-without-bittorrent-071030/

StanM, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:58 (twelve years ago) link

Haha. Trent Reznor is a copyright violating OiNK user:
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/10/trent_reznor_and_saul_williams.html

Bill in Chicago, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

lol

jhøshea, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 01:32 (twelve years ago) link

funny the only thing you ever heard abt oink was like people begging for invites on message boards then they get busted and it turns out everyone in the world was a member

jhøshea, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 01:34 (twelve years ago) link

i gave an invite to someone in a pretty hueg band

jhøshea, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 01:35 (twelve years ago) link

Trent Reznor: 'It was like the world's greatest record store'

Alba, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 22:35 (twelve years ago) link

So w/r/t all the new multitudes of OiNK replacement sites cropping up everywhere, has anyone noticed a preponderance of jazz uploaders on any one of the new ones? I would be interested, from a purely academic point of view, to know if the bulk of that is going to one tracker or another. The enormous range of jazz on OiNK, e.g. Mosaic sets and RVG editions, always warmed my heart.

I mean, when my friend showed them to me. Because I didn't download them. *cough*

doctorfunktronic, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

It would be interesting to see a listing of all the albums that were available on OINK at the end. I hear people talking about the enormous range, but I'm curious just how vast it was.

o. nate, Thursday, 1 November 2007 16:33 (twelve years ago) link

there was never anything, no matter how obscure, that I couldn't find there, with enough seeders that it downloaded in a few minutes.

akm, Thursday, 1 November 2007 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

see now i wish i had actually tried it.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 1 November 2007 16:59 (twelve years ago) link

Wow, Trent's comments are actually some of the most sensible I've read so far about OiNK.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 1 November 2007 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

he's biting dj /rupture.

s1ocki, Thursday, 1 November 2007 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

reznor can afford to pay, the dick.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Thursday, 1 November 2007 18:45 (twelve years ago) link

there was never anything, no matter how obscure, that I couldn't find there

this was quite far from my experience and i don't think my tastes are particularly obscure.

jed_, Thursday, 1 November 2007 21:50 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, that's def an overstatement, but doesn't change the fact that it dwarfed the selection of any record shop, online or not

and the request system did work well enough for records not on the tracker, i had a new request filled about once or twice a week on average. interesting too, because the request system didn't run based on incentive like the ratio system

lucas pine, Thursday, 1 November 2007 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, that's def an overstatement, but doesn't change the fact that it dwarfed the selection of any record shop, online or not

Hmm ... I'm fairly sure Amazon offered a far bigger catalogue overall, even if OINK was more focussed on things I might want.

Alba, Thursday, 1 November 2007 23:10 (twelve years ago) link

oh you're right, i misspoke

lucas pine, Thursday, 1 November 2007 23:16 (twelve years ago) link

There was about 215000 torrents on oink, I think.

saudade, Friday, 2 November 2007 03:10 (twelve years ago) link

mmmmmmmm waffles

czn, Saturday, 3 November 2007 23:19 (twelve years ago) link

There's a RIAA message on what.cd after you login, apparently.

StanM, Friday, 9 November 2007 09:55 (twelve years ago) link

Oh, and demonoid is gone.

StanM, Friday, 9 November 2007 09:56 (twelve years ago) link

that riaa message on what was a hack.
They've been getting haxxored all day.

saudade, Friday, 9 November 2007 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

Prince to sue The Pirate Bay http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9814504-7.html?tag=nefd.blgs

StanM, Saturday, 10 November 2007 18:51 (twelve years ago) link

yes, waffles ftw.

alexei, Sunday, 11 November 2007 02:49 (twelve years ago) link

mmm i used to have an oink account, and i mailed waffles about it, with some proof included. never heard anything back from them. is it up and running?

Menido, Sunday, 11 November 2007 18:06 (twelve years ago) link

you may want to check the waffles invites thread on I Rate Everything. just search ilx 'waffles invites'

jergïns, Sunday, 11 November 2007 20:09 (twelve years ago) link

Dear registered user of the site What.cd,

We have recently been investigating the activities of the users of the
site http://www.what.cd/ and we have found that this site exists for the
sole purpose of music piracy.

Pirating music is a criminal offence and we believe it should be obvious
to you that the results outweigh the benefits - hard working artists
won't be rewarded for their work and will stop producing music,
ultimately leading to a severely reduced selection of music both in the
shops and for download.

The RIAA had hoped that the disabling by the police of the large illegal
music site, Oink.cd, would stop a lot of people from engaging in piracy,
as they don't want to be seen as criminals. However, this appears to
not be the case, as two large new sites have sprung up in its place.

This email is the final warning to all of you who were members of
Oink.cd and are current members of What.cd. If we find you to be
committing any more criminal acts of piracy then we will have to press
charges against you, as representatives of the major record companies of
America.

Yours Faithfully,

The RIAA

antexit, Monday, 12 November 2007 14:21 (twelve years ago) link

That e-mail is fake as the day is long.
They've been getting hacked by a 14 yr old kid who spoofed the e-mail to say r1aa.org (by the way, the real r1aa's domain is registered as a .com) and what.cd members should change their e-mails, passwords and passkeys.

saudade, Monday, 12 November 2007 17:45 (twelve years ago) link

days are actually really short now

s1ocki, Monday, 12 November 2007 17:47 (twelve years ago) link

So it's fake in the Northern Hemisphere, you're telling us?

StanM, Monday, 12 November 2007 17:48 (twelve years ago) link

I knew someone would say that days are short now!

But yes, the e-mails are very very fake. since when is the r1aa "faithfully yours"? They are not faithful.

saudade, Monday, 12 November 2007 17:52 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

#9747 by (orphaned) at 2007-10-29 23:56:47 GMT
BS. Theres no way 8 songs is 28mb.

This is no doubt a transcode.

God I miss OiNK...

#9751 by (orphaned) at 2007-10-30 00:05:43 GMT
I downloaded the first file, it shows up as 128k.

THIS IS A PIECE OF SHIT AND I CAN'T EVEN REPORT IT.

THIS TORRENT SUCKS DICK AND SO DOES THIS SITE.

#14546 by SevenTwo (n00b) at 2007-11-14 01:18:18 GMT
Ah man...bad quality..

#17263 by IloveRedBull (n00b) at 2007-11-23 14:36:53 GMT
terrrrriiibbblleee quality...

#20843 by twostoned (Power User) at 2007-12-11 00:25:00 GMT
RIP OiNK
28/09/07

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 18 December 2007 07:03 (twelve years ago) link

haha where is that from

maura, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 14:19 (twelve years ago) link

comments from a torrent on stmusic.0rg

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 18 December 2007 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

what.cd is sweet

jhøshea, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

really?? stmusic is kinda sucky.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 18 December 2007 17:46 (twelve years ago) link

yah its just like oink only not quite as big yet

jhøshea, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

(invite?) (lol asking for torrent invite on ilx)

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 18 December 2007 17:52 (twelve years ago) link

i dont have any yet - but i did get mine by begging on torrent site message boards

jhøshea, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 20:26 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Still building their case:

http://torrentfreak.com/oink-bail-extend-080204/

StanM, Monday, 4 February 2008 19:25 (twelve years ago) link

ugh... would it really kill these people to buy a fucking cd/record every now and then?

winston, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 02:42 (twelve years ago) link

the thing is, they want every cd/record. kind of expensive for most OCD music "fans"

elan, Tuesday, 5 February 2008 03:26 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

Starting to arrest seeders

http://torrentfreak.com/british-police-confirm-oink-arrests-080602/

StanM, Monday, 2 June 2008 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

Watch out, Trent R.!

StanM, Monday, 2 June 2008 17:10 (twelve years ago) link

wowz

jhøshea, Monday, 2 June 2008 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

Blimey.

Pashmina, Monday, 2 June 2008 17:15 (twelve years ago) link

uhhhhhh

J0rdan S., Monday, 2 June 2008 22:55 (twelve years ago) link

ten months pass...

lol oink probs, oink, like a pig, like swine flu, oink.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Wednesday, 29 April 2009 09:33 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

No OINK Probs.

Music file-sharer 'Oink' cleared of fraud

Alba, Friday, 15 January 2010 17:31 (ten years ago) link


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