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there was a thread on ilm about its disappearance and where to get it now, but ilm is down. where is soulseek anyone??????????????????

gareth (gareth), Friday, 9 August 2002 18:50 (eighteen years ago) link

its ok

http://195.74.211.135/


thanks anyway

gareth (gareth), Friday, 9 August 2002 18:54 (eighteen years ago) link

...or, http://www.slsk.org

dleone (dleone), Friday, 9 August 2002 19:08 (eighteen years ago) link

ten years pass...

so glad this is still around

More Than a Century With the Polaris Emblem (calstars), Saturday, 20 July 2013 13:32 (seven years ago) link

Spotify has reduced my usage significantly but it's still handy indeed.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 20 July 2013 15:57 (seven years ago) link

I basically use slsk these days for individual tracks and when I see a cool album on a blog somewhere with a dead d/l link.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 20 July 2013 16:20 (seven years ago) link

It's still very handy for seeking out rarities, I think.

I wanna live like C'MOWN! people (Turrican), Saturday, 20 July 2013 16:47 (seven years ago) link

still pretty good for dance 12"s

the late great, Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:16 (seven years ago) link

is the mac version still rubbish?

PaulTMA, Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:31 (seven years ago) link

every cool person i know gets all the idm, microhouse and grime mp3s they need in primo 160kb/s from slsk these days, dont know why l4m0rz still actually buy music IMHOhttp://l.yimg.com/lo/api/res/1.2/_qIwROO2K4kFM.sCuxDb2Q--/YXBwaWQ9bWtihttp://www.5foq.com/vb/images/Smils%20For%205foq/rolleyes.gif

the mac version is now fantastic

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:44 (seven years ago) link

TIP

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:44 (seven years ago) link

soulseekqt

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:45 (seven years ago) link

hooray!

PaulTMA, Saturday, 20 July 2013 17:53 (seven years ago) link

ya i'm all over this add me i have 2 accounts for my laptop (roiheenok) and pc (flopson)

flopson, Saturday, 20 July 2013 20:40 (seven years ago) link

I have been using it on and off since early high school!

Simon H., Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:02 (seven years ago) link

can you still use slsk (and get away with it) if you're in the USA? I've downloaded practically nothing since 5 strikes took effect.

soulseekqt

requires snow leopard (10.6 or up) : /

j., Sunday, 21 July 2013 03:13 (seven years ago) link

do you know of anyone who has ever gotten a strike?

flopson, Monday, 22 July 2013 22:20 (seven years ago) link

felt "safe" because my isp isnt on the "list"

maven with rockabilly glasses (Matt P), Monday, 22 July 2013 22:28 (seven years ago) link

I usually have an ILX room up if I'm online (elvis_telecom)

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 22 July 2013 23:17 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

still going strong

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 28 November 2015 10:08 (five years ago) link

Here here
Just used it yesterday

calstars, Saturday, 28 November 2015 14:24 (five years ago) link

First rule of slsk, don't talk about slsk.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 28 November 2015 16:21 (five years ago) link

do you know of anyone who has ever gotten a strike?
― flopson, Monday, 22 July 2013 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's the thing--it's been going long enough that it can't possibly be a secret at this point. The agencies that monitor this stuff, haven't they decided that, for whatever reason (primarily music rather than films?), soulseek just isn't worth bothering about? I only use it for occasional songs now, but it does come in handy at times.

clemenza, Saturday, 28 November 2015 16:28 (five years ago) link

second rule.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 30 November 2015 13:19 (five years ago) link

The agencies that monitor this stuff, haven't they decided that, for whatever reason (primarily music rather than films?), soulseek just isn't worth bothering about?

I think this must be the case. I remember a few years ago the search results for major label releases used to be swamped with obviously fake users, but that doesn't seem to happen any more.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 30 November 2015 13:33 (five years ago) link

man, i used to love SOULSEEX on os x before the lion update a few years ago. once you got used to it, it made the most sense of any version of slsk. it was better than the windows client. people used to complain that it used too many windows, but i always felt like its heavy window usage was a virtue - it felt like it kept keeping multiple chatrooms/user messages/user shares/downloads etc. well organized, and, because i had exposé set up with hot corners, i always kind of had fun switching windows.

such fond memories of SOULSEEX - browsing through user shares and randomly chatting with people played a major part in my formative music exploration in my late teens/early twenties.

those days are gone, though. ah, memories. i just have the regular mac client now + it looks exactly like the windows version = lame.
i never did bother with nicotine on os x, by the way. i was all about SOULSEEX, all about ssX.

anyway, how long ago was it? seven, maybe eight years ago, that the main port number changed, and many, many people didn't update their client/port number and just assumed slsk went to shit and abandoned it? yeah, what a shame. i updated my shit, at the time, and although slsk's been a little different since then, it never really stopped being COMPLETELY AWESOME for me. it's still GREBT for all sorts of oddities and obscurities, and, albums, too...

ah, the SOULSEEX days on os x. what a time to be alive. good times, good times.

LEGALIZE COCAINE (monster mash), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:54 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

there's too many slsk threads for me to find the most recently bumped one, but so i got a record there the other day and when i went to play it whoever encoded the mp3s put a naked picture of (presumably) himself as the album art. two things surprising about this. first is that i haven't run across it before, because there are some skeevy people on the internet, and second is that i really can't imagine anybody else on earth giving a shit about this record. if you're an exhibitionist and want people to look at pictures of your cock, why the hell would you embed them in a long-out-of-print compilation of outtakes by bands like "touch" and "stray dog"?

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:11 (four years ago) link

you could always msg them and ask!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:13 (four years ago) link

i thought about it but i'm already married and honestly he wasn't much to look at naked.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:14 (four years ago) link

also, he's not even online! it took me three weeks to download the damn album because he's never online!

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:16 (four years ago) link

Maybe all his files are encoded that way, not just the album you downloaded.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 23 December 2016 02:56 (four years ago) link

Still extremely useful to me around year-end time.

clemenza, Friday, 23 December 2016 03:20 (four years ago) link

Well, it's not called "Buried Treasures" for nothing!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 23 December 2016 04:02 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

goddamn your locked files sir

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:45 (one year ago) link

Yeah, what's up with that?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:46 (one year ago) link

it brings the true free-leeching spirit of SLSK into disrepute, stingy arsey bastards!

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:49 (one year ago) link

So annoying, as are those tl/dr scripts full of daft rules that pop up on occasion

MaresNest, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:52 (one year ago) link

anyone who uses that auto message for anything other than 'if you can't download try browsing my files first' is a grade-a prick

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:54 (one year ago) link

absolute bell ends.

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:55 (one year ago) link

'TRADE ONLY' – go fuck yourself, buddy.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:57 (one year ago) link

just want to say bison2, harlemjazz and murdercitydevil - these are what I call proper SLSK'ers. lol I feel like I know them, but have never had any interactions with them.

calzino, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:02 (one year ago) link

Amen to that.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:05 (one year ago) link

my hero = soulvent

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:12 (one year ago) link

Bless all the Japanese music enthusiasts on there, so much amazing stuff I've found.

MaresNest, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:28 (one year ago) link

Can only otm that. My obsession with Japanese music has been fueled profoundly by slsk. I wouldn't know where else to find stuff like that.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 10:50 (one year ago) link

Not being able to wishlist an item + "flac" because it will just bring up the singular padlock cunt who has it (and is always online) is excruciating

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:01 (one year ago) link

can't you ignore that user? or does that do something else?

StanM, Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:08 (one year ago) link

murdercitydevil

top bloke, never spoke a word to him tho

rn I'm trying to find the Asper Bothrops EP and there are two padlock fuckers with it in wav format, it's torture

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 22 May 2019 12:11 (one year ago) link

(they remain there because if I unlock them and try to trash them, they reappear every time I open soulseek and commence filling up again)

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:03 (nine months ago) link

That's very odd. Have you tried reinstalling slsk? I quit using wishlist ages ago, I remember a friend tried it for the first time and put "beatles" on his wishlist, had to delete and reinstall then too, it just crashed whenever you opened it.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:14 (nine months ago) link

this is of course in the days before "beatles" was a blocked search term

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:15 (nine months ago) link

I have literally none of these problems, and I've got it running on Linux and Windows (different machines obv)

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:31 (nine months ago) link

Have you tried reinstalling slsk?

Several times. Same problem. It's a weird one.

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:32 (nine months ago) link

Not encountered any of the problems above. My only gripe would be that for the last couple of weeks the search results are way less?

Am I imagining this or did they used to have a connect/disconnect to server button, and you could connect to a different server and get other search results?

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:36 (nine months ago) link

in 2020 one of my favorite ways of discovering music is still searching on slsk for obscure tracks i like and checking out all the comps that theyve appeared on that show up in the search results, god bless this wonderful program

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:11 (nine months ago) link

xp -- check your router settings

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:48 (nine months ago) link

firewalls too, seems to be less of a problem than it once was though.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:58 (nine months ago) link

fwiw the version of Slsk I'm running on my Windows laptop is quite old, 2017.2.20, maybe these problems people are having are due to bugs in newer versions?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:14 (nine months ago) link

yeah, installing an old version might be an idea.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:56 (nine months ago) link

i was running 2017.02.20 before

funnily enough once i connected to my vpn things started to work fine... i did see the site did recommend i turn off my isp's firewall software, but i'm not necessarily going to turn off my isp's firewall just because some piracy site on the internet tells me to, y'know? i am not exactly happy with the notion that the major american isp i use seems to have determined soulseek to be a "malicious site" that needs to be blocked and that i don't know a way to tell it "yeah no go ahead and let that through". but fuck it, that's a classic first world problem, right?

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 21 May 2020 20:49 (nine months ago) link

i only buy a new computer when i'm absolutely forced to, just so i don't have to deal with all the port forwarding bullshit again

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 20:56 (nine months ago) link

the weird thing there is, on this laptop I haven't bothered doing the ports. they are CLOSED! yet everything still works fine, I get lots of search results and don't have any trouble downloading anything. I'm using the 2018.1.30 linux version here.

I'm not actually sharing any files on this laptop though, it's my ancient spare one but the screen is broken on my other laptop that has shared files on it, I just use this in the living room and if I feel like downloading something. I get banned every now and again but don't care because I can just cue it up on the other laptop if that happens.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:28 (nine months ago) link

yeah you can still download with closed ports -- can't upload tho

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:30 (nine months ago) link

ah fair enough then

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:33 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i try downloading an album, first song works but everything after that stays queued (retry download doesn't work).

thought i'd update or reinstall my client but i can't access slsknet.org for some reason.

;_;

crystal-brained yogahead (map), Monday, 8 June 2020 02:33 (eight months ago) link

Huh, that's weird. Are you on Windows or Mac?

pomenitul, Monday, 8 June 2020 02:38 (eight months ago) link

closed ports also limits search results ime

brimstead, Monday, 8 June 2020 02:38 (eight months ago) link

my old mac is the og downloader but i have a newer windows laptop.

switched to my mobile hotspot, found slsknet no problem. i guess xfinity blocks it, rad. turns out i had already installed it on my new machine though lol and *sigh* works fine.

crystal-brained yogahead (map), Monday, 8 June 2020 03:00 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

lately all my download attempts are immediately listed as 'aborted' in red. every now and again they'll be 'queued' for a few minutes and then aborted.

all ports open. music shared. dunno what's going on.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:52 (seven months ago) link

are you on comcast? they implemented some "protection" program that blocks soulseek transfers. you have to turn it off for soulseek to work - i think there's more info about it on soulseek's homepage. i was wary about doing it too, because it's called something like "advanced threat protection", but since turning it off a month ago i haven't had any problems.

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 July 2020 23:08 (seven months ago) link

No probs here, but we're on Verizon

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Sunday, 12 July 2020 23:17 (seven months ago) link

i'm in the uk. on plusnet, which is owned by BT.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 12 July 2020 23:42 (seven months ago) link

ahhhh i fixed it. after a looong way round with UPnP and all kinds of bullshit. it had nothing to do with that. my Downloads folder was set to a folder that doesn't exist any more! BLEAH

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 July 2020 00:11 (seven months ago) link

Nice!

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Monday, 13 July 2020 01:02 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

What does it mean when the little icon in the top left is red and nothing works--is the site down?

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 04:39 (two days ago) link

you aren't connected? soulseek itself isn't down.

visiting, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 04:47 (two days ago) link

ive been introducing zoomers to slsk, it's my contribution to youth culture

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 05:22 (two days ago) link

I guess I wasn't connected--resolved itself after a couple of tries.

clemenza, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 08:23 (two days ago) link

I once again want to say: fuck Scramouthca. Want that fucker to burn in hell.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:17 (two days ago) link

otm

pomenitul, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:21 (two days ago) link

^^^^

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:04 (two days ago) link

This is the thread where we tell Scramoutcha to FUCK OFF

Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:11 (two days ago) link

I cannot countenance any of these pricks that house files in their public shared folder and then either want to conduct some trade deal that isn't in the spirit of slsk or have some other convoluted reason for not sharing them. Instant unshare files from user and fuck off forever response from me every time.

calzino, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:34 (two days ago) link

blocked that fuckwit years ago and this is how you remind me

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:39 (two days ago) link

Betcha all his files are fake, he’s just there to get a rise out of us.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:45 (two days ago) link

thedaytheclowndied(full).mpeg

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:48 (two days ago) link

Fuck you Scramoutcha, you wouldn't last a week in this administration.

nashwan, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:51 (two days ago) link

I clicked on this wondering if everyone was talking about Scramoutcha

Bongo Jongus, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:56 (two days ago) link

searching the net for their name comes up with a lot of results pf people saying they don't actually have all the files they claim they do, and when someone tries to trade with them they just try to grab the files from one of the private trackers they're on, but sometimes that's ended up with them not quite delivering on what's promised lol

ufo, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 01:05 (yesterday) link

lol, just as I thought.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 01:14 (yesterday) link

I mean:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaramouche

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 01:15 (yesterday) link

someone pls add him to that wikipedia entry

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 01:46 (yesterday) link

I guess I shouldn't gender a stranger but its gotta be a dude

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 01:47 (yesterday) link

I mean, Scaramouche was a dude so no foul imo.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 01:55 (yesterday) link

if I ever find that motherfucker you better bet he's gonna do a mfin fandango for me

stimmy stimmy yah (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 03:34 (yesterday) link

searching the net for their name comes up with a lot of results pf people saying they don't actually have all the files they claim they do, and when someone tries to trade with them they just try to grab the files from one of the private trackers they're on, but sometimes that's ended up with them not quite delivering on what's promised lol

https://www.reddit.com/r/Soulseek/comments/atkov0/scramoutcha/

groovypanda, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 09:55 (yesterday) link

can't you block the fandango

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 12:11 (yesterday) link


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