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No Direct Download and Streaming Links for Dramas

Postby mizune » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:34 am

Announcement: No more posting of direct download links (ddl) or streaming links effective March 30, 2009.

D-addicts has always been dedicated to encouraging the sharing of asian dramas/tv and this change to our site policy is NOT aimed at discouraging sharing through alternate distribution methods. We understand that there are people who cannot use BitTorrent for a number of reasons, however, the prevalance of these links (particularly in the Chinese Entertainment section) has become increasingly unmanageable for our staff. We've noticed that many (if not most) of the links being shared are related to other websites dedicated to sharing dramas as well, so instead of posting those download or streaming links directly into forum threads, it would be more efficient to maintain a list of these alternate sites and resources.

By making this change, we will hopefully be able to:
a. regain discussions that have since been lost in the flood of download link threads in the Chinese entertainment forums.
b. reduce the volume of requests and other "nuisance" type posts
c. standardize rules across the entire forum

This warning should give people ample time to collect whatever links they want/need before we begin purging the forum of any of these threads. This will also give us time to collect links to other sites and resources for ddl and streaming file sources.

All download threads will be deleted from D-Addicts on March 30th without further notice.

Please post in this thread if you have comments or questions about this change in policy. We have a couple months to work out the exact details.

2/23/09 EDIT:
For clarification, this policy applies to links for drama videos ONLY. Feel free to share songs, pictures, trailers, or other drama-related files as long as it is not the drama itself.... erm... did that make sense? :fear:

Looking for sites to get DDLs? A section has been added to the Links of Interest Thread. We'll try to have the entire list updated before we delete the existing download threads. Until then, please DO NOT spam the forum with either requests for sites or advertisements for sites :x. Instead, please check the Links of Interest thread. If you know of a site (because I know there are others out there), please post it in the Links of Interest thread and we will include it in the update.

Thanks for your cooperation!
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Postby U++ » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:39 pm

Hello mizune
So by March 30 the only way we going to get DDL is by using forums didecated only to posting DDL and BT links onlys, is that what your intentions are? :blink

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Postby groink » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:55 pm

U++ wrote:Hello mizune
So by March 30 the only way we going to get DDL is by using forums didecated only to posting DDL and BT links onlys, is that what your intentions are? :blink

I believe so. And I agree with mizune folks - it doesn't make any logical sense to repeat the exact same DDL links here. There are many other places that host DDL links for dramas. People have to understand that when the Internet was invented, there was no intent to have a one-stop shop for everything. If that was the intent, everyone would be using America On-Line, right?

D-Addicts should be focusing on BitTorrent usage. It is still the preferred and trusted method of sharing content. I've seen way WAY too many DDL links that are nothing but money making schemes, such as middle-links like pay-links, or RARs and ZIPs that require passwords that force you to pornography ad-packed sites to get the passwords. Also, other than maybe megaupload and rapidshare, many of these DDL sites contain nothing but pornography ads.

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Postby Puppet Princess » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:28 pm

I think it might have been the recent trend of ad-based DDLs that encouraged this rule. By ad-based I mean... links surrounded by ads that earn the uploader money not just the host site. I noticed really old shows being uploaded (without subs when there is a tracker version with subs) that already had DDLs just to trick people into clicking the links and making the poster money.

I fully support this rule by the way. Those DDL threads always annoyed the crap out of me. I never saw why people felt the need to make a thread just for DDLs when there were discussion threads. It seemed like a sad way for the poster to get attention to me. And it's not hard to find DDLs for pretty much anything. There are lots of sites that upload raws and subbed versions of everything if you just take the time to look for them.

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Postby mizune » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:02 am

^ Thanks for the support you guys. I was thinking we would be taking some sort of heat for this change (despite our reasons), but so far nothing... Maybe it hasn't sunk in yet? :fear:

U++ wrote:Hello mizune
So by March 30 the only way we going to get DDL is by using forums didecated only to posting DDL and BT links onlys, is that what your intentions are? :blink


Essentially, yes. But this is primarily targeted towards DDL and streaming (e.g. youtube, tudou) links. BT links (as in the torrent delivery service) might stay on. We hadn't actually discussed that one. :scratch: But as I mentioned, we will try our best to provide links to the best resources for those ppl who rely on these alternate forms of downloading/viewing.
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Postby RockkxD » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:30 am

I, as a uploader for TVB series, is here to share. I have seen some people posting DDL links, that are trying to gain money or it's ad-related. Sometimes people would have dicussions about this and that, when there's a seperate section for it or requesting without using the search function first. Which is really bad but it really sucks that it will actually have to be all deleted very soon, and as a poster, I might be losing all my posts, since it's mostly completely all posted in the Chinese section. I know rules is rules but I don't really mind if I do but some uploaders are legit and they want to share to others.

Yes, I do post on another forum but back when I signed up here, I felt that if I was to share for one place, why not for another. I personally don't want to see this happen, and I know many people in that Chinese section of the forum will feel the same. But, there's always others ways to get DDL, like going onto other forums. Although, I have never tried to advertise the other forum I use because I think that it's bad to do so on this forum but I have seen some people do that alot. Just incase, the other forum is.. http://www.popularasians.com, you can sign up and make 10 constructive non-spam posts, in order to get into the DDL section. But, I know jholic has created a thread, to hire more moderators, and he said he will do that soon but if that can happen, moderators for that section can actually remove posts and clean up the section. It may seem like it's alot of work but I guess it will be worth it, as it's will be good for the forum. But, hopefully you guys understand me.. :].
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Postby SaNine » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:46 am

Why cant we just have a separate section for DDL and discussion? Cos im pretty sure most of the traffic here is from the DDL section :P BT is good but too slow for many ppl.. the only thing im for is to get rid of those ad-linked DDL..

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Postby voteforme » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:48 am

If D-Addicts are heading into a torrent based direction, then I respect the decision. Do what is best for the site. I do agree that discussions are lost in the mid of all the direct downloads and streaming links being posted in the Chinese Entertainment section.

Thanks for making D-Addicts a cleaner and more organized place.
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Postby xploring » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:13 am

I would suggest making an exception for the torrent comment section, since it can be very difficult to get seeders for old torrents, particularly if it's not for a drama series. But I am pretty much a newbie when it comes to the workings of this site, so feel free to disregard my suggestion if you disagree.

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Postby Puppet Princess » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:16 am

voteforme wrote:If D-Addicts are heading into a torrent based direction, then I respect the decision. Do what is best for the site. I do agree that discussions are lost in the mid of all the direct downloads and streaming links being posted in the Chinese Entertainment section.

Thanks for making D-Addicts a cleaner and more organized place.


D-Addicts has always been torrent based. The DDLs came much after the torrents and was never actually supported.

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Postby voteforme » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:24 am

Puppet Princess wrote:D-Addicts has always been torrent based. The DDLs came much after the torrents and was never actually supported.


Thanks for pointing that out. It is funny to see no torrent postings in the Chinese Entertainment section. It suddenly died out and instead people decided to post DDLs? MM.
Maybe we can open a direct download section, separate from the torrent section. I don't know, just throwing some ideas out ;]
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Postby Ahoxan » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:43 am

I agree with the policy of not posting DLL's on D-Addicts.

I'm not against DLLs. I'm a fervent supporter of sharing K-Dramas and other dramas via whatever method works. However, D-Addicts has been dedicated to sharing through torrents. By posting DLLs here instead of posting links to the original sites, people are doing a disservice to D-Addicts as well as to other sites which are dedicated to providing direct DLLs.

Torrents should be posted here on D-Addicts. Links to the original DLL sites can be posted here to direct those interested in alternative methods of getting their Drama fix.

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Postby lilswtangel » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:48 pm

I guess I'm neutral on this topic. D-Addicts has always been first and foremost a torrent site and it wasn't until a flux of TVB uploaders when suddenly DDLs became popular here.

I'll admit that I've grabbed many a download from these DDLs (and very grateful to the uploaders and sharers) but I'm just as ready as to support the decision the mods have made to discontinue Direct Downloads. The Chinese Entertainment Forum has gone overboard incrementally with new request topics (which I thought were against the rules but since I haven't been on much, they may have changed for all I know) and spammage with the same file uploaded (sometimes on the same host) and posted multiple times. I've tried livening up the threads with drama discussions but it appears no one is remotely interested in talking about the drama; just whether or not the next episode is up yet.

In all fairness, I could make do without the DDLs at D-A; there are TONS of forums, blogs, sites that are dedicated to DDL hosting and definitely contain TVB series. In fact, a few of them have been advertised by members here. I'll list some of the other sites I use on the link suggestion thread once I go through my bookmarks later.

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Has anyone realize that DDLs seem to encourage new members from sharing non-drama related media? It has happened in the past where the mods had to lock and remove topics pertaining to music and movie sharing, and it still happens every now and then ~> and only in the Chinese Entertainment forum, too. :whistling:

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Postby pwchong » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:23 pm

Even though you guys are going a change come march 30... i still think that your site is the best ... the Google for asian series... thanks for everything....cheers pwchong

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Postby kevkaho » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:36 pm

voteforme wrote:
Puppet Princess wrote:D-Addicts has always been torrent based. The DDLs came much after the torrents and was never actually supported.


Thanks for pointing that out. It is funny to see no torrent postings in the Chinese Entertainment section. It suddenly died out and instead people decided to post DDLs? MM.
Maybe we can open a direct download section, separate from the torrent section. I don't know, just throwing some ideas out ;]


i for one will gladly support any torrent postings which up till now was nvr found in the Chinese Entertainment Section... Come on guys u should put up some torrents for ppl like me to dll.. I hate direct dll links.. cos always i can't get access to the site.. and they always spam the whole pages with ads.. especially china sites... and my com can't play RMVB files cos my real player seems to be virus prone... anyone can put up avi or mp4 files tat will be greatly appreciated.. i seemed to have missed out on all the nice and exciting TVB dramas for this past whole yr....

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Postby phatster » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:08 pm

I was never a fan of torrent. It takes forever for just 1 episode, if there are seeders it mights take 30-45 mins for 1 episode which is usually 200mb. If there's no seeder wow. 1 hour. LOL. As for ddl it only takes 5 mins. For those that complained cant access ddl or too much advertisements, i suggest you buy an account dont be cheap. I mean i respect the Mod's decision. I guess we just got to go somewhere else to get the ddl link. Just that this is my first stop b4 going else where if i cant find the link here. Torrent died because it takes forever to finish dl., sometime for older series it just get stuck at 92% for days because there are no seeder. Why use an old technology when there are new. why buy a new computer when your old computer still running? Because its much faster! Now korean drama are usually 700mb. Imagine how long that would take for torrent. 2-3 hours? Well for ddl it only takes 15-20 mins for megaupload. Greatly appreciated and thanksful for the uploader like rockk, verifone and many others. You guys saved me like $100+ per month for membership at the chinese video store. I was still paying it till ddl came out. LOL.. thats how much i hate torrent!!

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Postby kevkaho » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:18 pm

phatster wrote:I was never a fan of torrent. It takes forever for just 1 episode, if there are seeders it mights take 30-45 mins for 1 episode which is usually 200mb. If there's no seeder wow. 1 hour. LOL. As for ddl it only takes 5 mins. For those that complained cant access ddl or too much advertisements, i suggest you buy an account dont be cheap. I mean i respect the Mod's decision. I guess we just got to go somewhere else to get the ddl link. Just that this is my first stop b4 going else where if i cant find the link here. Torrent died because it takes forever to finish dl., sometime for older series it just get stuck at 92% for days because there are no seeder. Why use an old technology when there are new. why buy a new computer when your old computer still running? Because its much faster! Now korean drama are usually 700mb. Imagine how long that would take for torrent. 2-3 hours? Well for ddl it only takes 15-20 mins for megaupload. Greatly appreciated and thanksful for the uploader like rockk, verifone and many others. You guys saved me like $100+ per month for membership at the chinese video store. I was still paying it till ddl came out. LOL.. thats how much i hate torrent!!


guess we are called cheap if we dun buy an account at these ddl sites... then wat is the point of having fansubs sub dramas?? remember they are doin it for free and for everyone's sake of enjoying them... even if torrent is slow i will still use it cos i dun believe in paying third party sites for shows tat are subbed by non-profitable fansubs.. i can understand how fast and easy it is for u to just direct dl from these sites... maybe u wanna watch it quick.. but there are ppl like us who rather wait cos the drama is already there for u.. done and uploaded for us to dll through torrent clients... And we are definitely not cheap in not applying for an account.. for me i just wanna enjoy dll and seeding so tat everyone else can enjoy the same show as i do...

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Postby phatster » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:36 pm

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guess we are called cheap if we dun buy an account at these ddl sites... then wat is the point of having fansubs sub dramas?? remember they are doin it for free and for everyone's sake of enjoying them... even if torrent is slow i will still use it cos i dun believe in paying third party sites for shows tat are subbed by non-profitable fansubs.. i can understand how fast and easy it is for u to just direct dl from these sites... maybe u wanna watch it quick.. but there are ppl like us who rather wait cos the drama is already there for u.. done and uploaded for us to dll through torrent clients... And we are definitely not cheap in not applying for an account.. for me i just wanna enjoy dll and seeding so tat everyone else can enjoy the same show as i do...[/quote]

LOL. You hate direct dll links because you dont want to pay for an account. You cant access to the DDL site because too many people from malaysia and singapore using bots to grab links and they banned you folks. You cant play rmvb files and you are requesting avi. mp4. LOL. all these are your personal request which make it easier for you to enjoy a show. Are you in a restaurant ordering what and how you like your dish to be made? If you cant play an rmvb file do some research to get it going. You are not only CHEAP but #$%^

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Postby kevkaho » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:45 pm

phatster wrote:[
guess we are called cheap if we dun buy an account at these ddl sites... then wat is the point of having fansubs sub dramas?? remember they are doin it for free and for everyone's sake of enjoying them... even if torrent is slow i will still use it cos i dun believe in paying third party sites for shows tat are subbed by non-profitable fansubs.. i can understand how fast and easy it is for u to just direct dl from these sites... maybe u wanna watch it quick.. but there are ppl like us who rather wait cos the drama is already there for u.. done and uploaded for us to dll through torrent clients... And we are definitely not cheap in not applying for an account.. for me i just wanna enjoy dll and seeding so tat everyone else can enjoy the same show as i do...


LOL. You hate direct dll links because you dont want to pay for an account. You cant access to the DDL site because too many people from malaysia and singapore using bots to grab links and they banned you folks. You cant play rmvb files and you are requesting avi. mp4. LOL. all these are your personal request which make it easier for you to enjoy a show. Are you in a restaurant ordering what and how you like your dish to be made? If you cant play an rmvb file do some research to get it going. You are not only CHEAP but #$%^[/quote]

guess u not gonna stop this attack.. i for once think u are too much of an idiot... basically this is not a request neither am i teaching anyone to do watever i ask them to do... this is a free society... i am just voicing out my own opinion.. and i certainly dun deserve this load of crap from u.. try toning down tat sick opinion of urs... u simply dun understand wat i mean.. if u are trying to say bad things abt folks in sg or msia, i suggest u keep ur mouth shut.. cos these things is beyond anyone's control.. watever the decision is made by those sites to ban ppl from these 2 countries from getting links has nothing to do with me... even later on if all the torrents tat are posted at Chinese section are all RMVB files, all i do is just dun dll.. it is not tat hard to miss seeing them.. i can still get to see other fabulous shows tat are here... as for u do some soul searching... this is supposed to be a discussion and not some foul mouth tirade tat u are trying to provoke me into starting..

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Postby lilswtangel » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:45 pm

it's because of people who grab fansubbed files off the bat with DDLs that torrents die out quicker nowadays. In a perfect world, these people would not only download with DDLs but also seed said files with BT after downloading. But unfortunately, the majority of them most likely don't, save for a few generous souls.

Also, why pay to download when you can get the same files free via torrents? I can only justify downloading unsubbed TVB series with MegaUpload only because I have free Premium from 9PM to 3AM EST. Though, I'm not sure if "happy hour" is available globally. Now I turn to livejournal communities such as jdramas, asian_doramas, and ourhour for direct downloads for older series where seeders are few and practically zilch...and believe it or not, I eventually seed to boost the seeders ratio.

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and has anyone ever tried downloading from sendspace and rapidshare? way too much clicking around, pop-ups, and slow speeds. And the premium rates are ridiculous. Also makes me very iffy about getting malicious spyware or adware. *shudders*

And while I can't say the same for all torrents, in over 4 years, D-A's tracker has never given me a reason to worry about infected files. *fingers crossed on never having to*
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Postby kevkaho » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:53 pm

lilswtangel wrote:it's because of people who grab fansubbed files off the bat with DDLs that torrents die out quicker nowadays. In a perfect world, these people would not only download with DDLs but also seed said files with BT after downloading. But unfortunately, the majority of them most likely don't, save for a few generous souls.

Also, why pay to download when you can get the same files free via torrents? I can only justify downloading unsubbed TVB series with MegaUpload only because I have free Premium from 9PM to 3AM EST. Though, I'm not sure if "happy hour" is available globally. Now I turn to livejournal communities such as jdramas, asian_doramas, and ourhour for direct downloads for older series where seeders are few and practically zilch...and believe it or not, I eventually seed to boost the seeders ratio.


i agree with u totally... if it is for shows tat is old, i have nothing else against ppl who wants to DDL from the various sites tat offer these shows.. after all i can only voice my opinion.. and i nvr wanna offend ppl in any way possible.. but my blood is boiling cos i am being labelled cheap and full of !@#&...

:cussing:

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Postby phatster » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:04 pm

guess u not gonna stop this attack.. i for once think u are too much of an idiot... basically this is not a request neither am i teaching anyone to do watever i ask them to do... this is a free society... i am just voicing out my own opinion.. and i certainly dun deserve this load of crap from u.. try toning down tat sick opinion of urs... u simply dun understand wat i mean.. if u are trying to say bad things abt folks in sg or msia, i suggest u keep ur mouth shut.. cos these things is beyond anyone's control.. watever the decision is made by those sites to ban ppl from these 2 countries from getting links has nothing to do with me... even later on if all the torrents tat are posted at Chinese section are all RMVB files, all i do is just dun dll.. it is not tat hard to miss seeing them.. i can still get to see other fabulous shows tat are here... as for u do some soul searching... this is supposed to be a discussion and not some foul mouth tirade tat u are trying to provoke me into starting..[/quote]

If you''re voicing your opinion, I'm voicing mine! You're the one that raised your hand said "I'm Cheap" Idiot!. I said it in general! I heard it hundreds of times. I cant access the site. Well guess what! they gave you folks free to start with till lot of people abuse it. Did i point the finger at you? did i pick you out from a crowd, NO. So you're the one that stood out and said yeah thats me! IMO at the china site there are lot of advertisement banners because somehow they got to pay to run the site and if they dont ask for donation they got to find some way to make money right. For those that want everything free stop bitching about this and that. Its free for god sake! As for the MOD's removing DDLs. Do what is best for d-addict.

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Postby kevkaho » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:09 pm

phatster wrote:guess u not gonna stop this attack.. i for once think u are too much of an idiot... basically this is not a request neither am i teaching anyone to do watever i ask them to do... this is a free society... i am just voicing out my own opinion.. and i certainly dun deserve this load of crap from u.. try toning down tat sick opinion of urs... u simply dun understand wat i mean.. if u are trying to say bad things abt folks in sg or msia, i suggest u keep ur mouth shut.. cos these things is beyond anyone's control.. watever the decision is made by those sites to ban ppl from these 2 countries from getting links has nothing to do with me... even later on if all the torrents tat are posted at Chinese section are all RMVB files, all i do is just dun dll.. it is not tat hard to miss seeing them.. i can still get to see other fabulous shows tat are here... as for u do some soul searching... this is supposed to be a discussion and not some foul mouth tirade tat u are trying to provoke me into starting..


If you''re voicing your opinion, I'm voicing mine! You're the one that raised your hand said "I'm Cheap" Idiot!. I said it in general! I heard it hundreds of times. I cant access the site. Well guess what! they gave you folks free to start with till lot of people abuse it. Did i point the finger at you? did i pick you out from a crowd, NO. So you're the one that stood out and said yeah thats me! IMO at the china site there are lot of advertisement banners because somehow they got to pay to run the site and if they dont ask for donation they got to find some way to make money right. For those that want everything free stop bitching about this and that. Its free for god sake! As for the MOD's removing DDLs. Do what is best for d-addict.[/quote]

if u say i am the one raising my hand to say i am cheap.. then get this straight.. when i go into the site.. all i can see nothing but a blank page.. not to mention funny ads tat keep poppin up from nowhere... and sorry i nvr did get any freebies from this kind of sites... dun compare me to those idiots tat u hate for them abusing those sites... I am not one of them and if u are not gonna be like us who likes everything free, then i suggest u dun dll from DA.. cos everything here is free... and since u say it is free.. why pay??

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Postby chunkie munkie » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:26 pm

This is such a sad announcement.
This place was the bomb when it came to getting DDLs.
However, the weirdest thing... the mods don't care about a lot of things in this particular Chinese forum. They overlook I don't know how many things....so now, in order to lessen their workload from zero to negative, they decide to get rid of DDLs and streaming links? That does not make sense. Yes, there are a lot of sites out there that have DDLs and what not. Furthermore, those sites also have BT too. They are a one-stop place... what's the difference?
Also, Puppett is correct... we can't even do BT. If the mods did this because we are posting in the wrong section(s), then I think that should be announced/posted/edited.

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Postby ezkape » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:31 pm

so um... what are the sites that allow direct download?
could someone please list them for me?

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Postby sungie » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:45 pm

phatster wrote:I was never a fan of torrent. It takes forever for just 1 episode, if there are seeders it mights take 30-45 mins for 1 episode which is usually 200mb. If there's no seeder wow. 1 hour. LOL. As for ddl it only takes 5 mins. For those that complained cant access ddl or too much advertisements, i suggest you buy an account dont be cheap. I mean i respect the Mod's decision. I guess we just got to go somewhere else to get the ddl link. Just that this is my first stop b4 going else where if i cant find the link here. Torrent died because it takes forever to finish dl., sometime for older series it just get stuck at 92% for days because there are no seeder. Why use an old technology when there are new. why buy a new computer when your old computer still running? Because its much faster! Now korean drama are usually 700mb. Imagine how long that would take for torrent. 2-3 hours? Well for ddl it only takes 15-20 mins for megaupload. Greatly appreciated and thanksful for the uploader like rockk, verifone and many others. You guys saved me like $100+ per month for membership at the chinese video store. I was still paying it till ddl came out. LOL.. thats how much i hate torrent!!


It's amusing how your forever is what, one hour? :lol

And if waiting a couple of hours drives you crazy you obviously have no life. You do know you don't have to sit in front of your computer staring at torrent program when it's downloading, right.

All in all your post is pretty ridiculous. You never realised D-Addicts is indeed for torrents and subtitles, not for direct download links? :roll


PS. Besides number of seeders and their ul speed, your Internet connection also has a say how fast/slow you can download.



I think the new rule is totally ok. There already are bunch of websites offering direct download links.



chunkie munkie wrote:This is such a sad announcement.
This place was the bomb when it came to getting DDLs.
However, the weirdest thing... the mods don't care about a lot of things in this particular Chinese forum. They overlook I don't know how many things....so now, in order to lessen their workload from zero to negative, they decide to get rid of DDLs and streaming links? That does not make sense. Yes, there are a lot of sites out there that have DDLs and what not. Furthermore, those sites also have BT too. They are a one-stop place... what's the difference?
Also, Puppett is correct... we can't even do BT. If the mods did this because we are posting in the wrong section(s), then I think that should be announced/posted/edited.


You obviously have never been a moderator. At least not in a huge community, that's for sure.

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Postby voteforme » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:49 pm

ezkape wrote:so um... what are the sites that allow direct download?
could someone please list them for me?


Come visit http://asianuniverse.net 8)
Visit Me @ http://www.asianuniverse.net for DDL =D

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Postby phatster » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:53 pm

First of all if you think my post is ridiculuous, look at your. Atleast my post make sense. I dont got all day to wait for a movie. I need to do other things which torrent slowing down my internet connection.I dont download them and glue to the tv and watch. I share it with my family. Yes i build a machine and hook it up to my 60inch lcd so my whole family can enjoying the drama. Watching a drama alone is no life. Second i download them at work. We dont watch them till after dinner. I dont have the bandwith nor the patient to slow my internet connection down and wont be able to do other things. If someones offer something new and faster to get things done, why not use it. why do you use windows xp or vista or a faster computer. Why dont you just stick to something like windows 3.1 and 800mhz machine. Why you complaint to your bf or gf or brother that your machine is too slow. You can just use your old computer and never have to upgrade, one click to open something, then you can go take a shower or cook your foods then come back and that program or folder still hasnt open. Why do people buy a fast car or better thing in life. Why do you use a cellphone? why do people use car navigation? All these things make life much easier. As for torrent dont you realize you are being selfish! other people are also using the internet connection at home or at work. They be b*tching at you! Are you downloading again!!? If DDLs only take 5 mins. they will tolerate with you. But if something you download that take hours you dont know how much hate they have toward you, always hogging the internet. I do have work, mortgage to pay and business to run. Anyway you think about it if i make sense. And i never mention or disagree with the MOD in any of my post how he likes to run his forums. I just said i'm never a fan of torrents because it takes forever to finish a download. You ask your roomie(s) or your brothers or sisters how bad is using the internet when someone is downloading a torrent files. That is why a few years back i only use torrent in the night when everyone is asleep so i wont interfer with anyone using the internet.

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phatster wrote:I was never a fan of torrent. It takes forever for just 1 episode, if there are seeders it mights take 30-45 mins for 1 episode which is usually 200mb. If there's no seeder wow. 1 hour. LOL. As for ddl it only takes 5 mins. For those that complained cant access ddl or too much advertisements, i suggest you buy an account dont be cheap. I mean i respect the Mod's decision. I guess we just got to go somewhere else to get the ddl link. Just that this is my first stop b4 going else where if i cant find the link here. Torrent died because it takes forever to finish dl., sometime for older series it just get stuck at 92% for days because there are no seeder. Why use an old technology when there are new. why buy a new computer when your old computer still running? Because its much faster! Now korean drama are usually 700mb. Imagine how long that would take for torrent. 2-3 hours? Well for ddl it only takes 15-20 mins for megaupload. Greatly appreciated and thanksful for the uploader like rockk, verifone and many others. You guys saved me like $100+ per month for membership at the chinese video store. I was still paying it till ddl came out. LOL.. thats how much i hate torrent!!


It's amusing how your forever is what, one hour? :lol

And if waiting a couple of hours drives you crazy you obviously have no life. You do know you don't have to sit in front of your computer staring at torrent program when it's downloading, right.

All in all your post is pretty ridiculous. You never realised D-Addicts is indeed for torrents and subtitles, not for direct download links? :roll


PS. Besides number of seeders and their ul speed, your Internet connection also has a say how fast/slow you can download.



I think the new rule is totally ok. There already are bunch of websites offering direct download links.



chunkie munkie wrote:This is such a sad announcement.
This place was the bomb when it came to getting DDLs.
However, the weirdest thing... the mods don't care about a lot of things in this particular Chinese forum. They overlook I don't know how many things....so now, in order to lessen their workload from zero to negative, they decide to get rid of DDLs and streaming links? That does not make sense. Yes, there are a lot of sites out there that have DDLs and what not. Furthermore, those sites also have BT too. They are a one-stop place... what's the difference?
Also, Puppett is correct... we can't even do BT. If the mods did this because we are posting in the wrong section(s), then I think that should be announced/posted/edited.


You obviously have never been a moderator. At least not in a huge community, that's for sure.

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Postby lilswtangel » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:12 pm

^you have got to stop taking things so literally. Was there seriously any need for you to go on the offensive like that in all your posts here?

you like DDL links - got that; you dislike torrents - duly noted; you have a life, a mortgage to pay, bandwidth problems etc - oooookay...way off-topic.

sungie voiced her opinions in a non-insulting manner...you didn't have to attack her in such a rude way. Everything she said was true...and the question she asked about whether or not you know you didn't have to sit in front of the screen all day was obviously a rhetorical question and not stating that you do in fact [sit in front of the screen all day].

example: You do know that the world is round...not flat, right?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_question

The mods have made their decisions and there are other sites dedicated to Direct Download Links...problem solved. I don't really see what all this fuss is about.

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Postby phatster » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:25 pm

lilswtangel wrote:^you have got to stop taking things so literally. Was there seriously any need for you to go on the offensive like that in all your posts here?

you like DDL links - got that; you dislike torrents - duly noted; you have a life, a mortgage to pay, bandwidth problems etc - oooookay...way off-topic.

sungie voiced her opinions in a non-insulting manner...you didn't have to attack her in such a rude way. Everything she said was true...and the question she asked about whether or not you know you didn't have to sit in front of the screen all day was obviously a rhetorical question and not stating that you do in fact [sit in front of the screen all day].

example: You do know that the world is round...not flat, right?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_question

The mods have made their decisions and there are other sites dedicated to Direct
Download Links...problem solved. I don't really see what all this fuss is about.


I was never offensive from the start. I just said I was never a fan of torrent. I'm just stating the facts!! Facts do hurt sometimes. I never mention a word to disagree the MOD. I'm here to get drama for free thanks to the forum. If someone complained something doesnt work and the option is to pay for it to get it work then pay it. Dont complain! If your car is not running, 2 option pay to get it fix or dont drive. Again dont complain!. If someone who dont know me saying i have no life! Thats sure a ridiculous post! Did i mentioned anyone here have no life! LOL. if someone i grew up with say i have no life that i can understand. By reading a few posts, she/ he can predicts that i have no life! Wah cow!

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Postby sungie » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:09 pm

phatster wrote:I was never offensive from the start. I just said I was never a fan of torrent. I'm just stating the facts!! Facts do hurt sometimes. I never mention a word to disagree the MOD. I'm here to get drama for free thanks to the forum. If someone complained something doesnt work and the option is to pay for it to get it work then pay it. Dont complain! If your car is not running, 2 option pay to get it fix or dont drive. Again dont complain!. If someone who dont know me saying i have no life! Thats sure a ridiculous post! Did i mentioned anyone here have no life! LOL. if someone i grew up with say i have no life that i can understand. By reading a few posts, she/ he can predicts that i have no life! Wah cow!


If it's wanted for D-Addicts to have torrents and not DDLs - don't complain, deal with it. :roll

And if you read the whole sentence of mine, it looks like this:
if waiting a couple of hours drives you crazy you obviously have no life.
And the "waiting a couple of hours" clearly linked to the complaint about not getting downloads finished like right now.

And the mod comment of mine was clearly reply to chunkie munkie...

[/DRAMAOVER]


Let's give other people chance to talk here as well :D
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Postby Genchou » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:59 pm

I admit I only signed up for this site for the DDLs. However, I began torrenting dramas that are non-Chinese and I fell in love. :unsure: I'll be really upset to see the DDLs go but there are a lot of sites dedicated to DDLs and it's not hard to find them, especially with the advertisements in the threads of the Chinese dramas. :glare:

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Postby U++ » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:48 am

It will be a good thing to do, separating DDL and streaming from actual forum, as sometime is actually quit hard to read other people comments whene there are big list of DDL links (which I do use them with appreication ofcourse hehehe :D ). I think the moderators is trying to make our experience better and making the forums more user friendly I think. But would be nice if DDL will still be available after March 30. :-)

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Postby groink » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:42 am

U++ wrote:It will be a good thing to do, separating DDL and streaming from actual forum, as sometime is actually quit hard to read other people comments whene there are big list of DDL links (which I do use them with appreication ofcourse hehehe :D ). I think the moderators is trying to make our experience better and making the forums more user friendly I think. But would be nice if DDL will still be available after March 30. :-)

The DDLs themselves will be available after March 30. Only the URLs on D-Addicts will disappear. If others replicated these links elsewhere, they'll also live beyond March 30.

You guys must understand that the moderators are trying to look out for what's best for everyone. They're attempting to do the following things:

1. Boost seeding of the torrents. DDLs steal potential seeding away from the torrents. For example, an uploader posts a torrent for XYZ drama. Several completions follow. One of the completed people upload the drama to megaupload, and then posts the URL in the torrent comments for the given drama. People are then going to flock to the URL instead of the torrent. This is fact! The same thing happens with streaming, IRC transmissions, and any other method that stems from the original torrent.

2. When you torrent from D-Addicts, you're virtually GUARANTEED safety. Most DDLs and such are contained in an archive container, such as RAR or ZIP. These containers may carry other payloads you're not expecting - including viruses, malware, etc. One of the purposes the torrent comments serve is to warn people of the torrent if it contains something suspicious. The moderators are able to kill the torrent - end of story! In DDL, the tainted files stay on the server, and with no system for comments about the DDL on the server. If servers like RapidShare had a comments section for each file, then communications would improve.

3. Fairness. People who apply passwords to DDLs shall die a slow death. People who use middleware to hook people up to DDLs, such as ad-enabled links that 99-percent of the time display pornography, should also die and burn in eternal hell. And, people who make money off of pay links shall die of a venereal disease. By working with a trusted tracker like D-Addicts, you will not deal with any of this!

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Postby phatster » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:50 am

groink wrote:
U++ wrote:It will be a good thing to do, separating DDL and streaming from actual forum, as sometime is actually quit hard to read other people comments whene there are big list of DDL links (which I do use them with appreication ofcourse hehehe :D ). I think the moderators is trying to make our experience better and making the forums more user friendly I think. But would be nice if DDL will still be available after March 30. :-)

The DDLs themselves will be available after March 30. Only the URLs on D-Addicts will disappear. If others replicated these links elsewhere, they'll also live beyond March 30.

You guys must understand that the moderators are trying to look out for what's best for everyone. They're attempting to do the following things:

1. Boost seeding of the torrents. DDLs steal potential seeding away from the torrents. For example, an uploader posts a torrent for XYZ drama. Several completions follow. One of the completed people upload the drama to megaupload, and then posts the URL in the torrent comments for the given drama. People are then going to flock to the URL instead of the torrent. This is fact! The same thing happens with streaming, IRC transmissions, and any other method that stems from the original torrent.

2. When you torrent from D-Addicts, you're virtually GUARANTEED safety. Most DDLs and such are contained in an archive container, such as RAR or ZIP. These containers may carry other payloads you're not expecting - including viruses, malware, etc. One of the purposes the torrent comments serve is to warn people of the torrent if it contains something suspicious. The moderators are able to kill the torrent - end of story! In DDL, the tainted files stay on the server, and with no system for comments about the DDL on the server. If servers like RapidShare had a comments section for each file, then communications would improve.

3. Fairness. People who apply passwords to DDLs shall die a slow death. People who use middleware to hook people up to DDLs, such as ad-enabled links that 99-percent of the time display pornography, should also die and burn in eternal hell. And, people who make money off of pay links shall die of a venereal disease. By working with a trusted tracker like D-Addicts, you will not deal with any of this!

--- groink


Talk about offensive! Your mouth is so dirty!! I just wouldnt download them. But cursing them out like that. WOW. Maybe they got babies to feed. But damn i wouldnt cursing them out like that.. They did nothing wrong to you physically nor mentally. Jesus.!

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Postby theuncontactable » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:53 am

W00t W00t Torrents FTW!!!

Torrents can actually be quite fast especially if you download the raws from JP and there are a lot of JP peers.

If you don't believe that Torrents can be faster than DDL try downloading Open Office via DDL and compare that to downloading Open Office through Torrents. Torrents win hands down.

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Postby groink » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:55 am

phatster wrote:Talk about offensive! Your mouth is so dirty!! I just wouldnt download them. But cursing them out like that. WOW. Maybe they got babies to feed. But damn i wouldnt cursing them out like that.. They did nothing wrong to you physically nor mentally. Jesus.!

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Postby aliensporebomb » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:58 am

This is not the end of the world.

It is a perfectly sensible policy IMHO.

My opinion is, torrents don't have to be excruciating. If your bandwidth is decent
and you devote enough bandwidth to sharing out, you can get things in reasonable
amounts of time. Often I'll grab things overnight and I'll notice I have most of what
I want in well under an hour.

That being said - there are going to be those who aren't happy with the decision
but there are sites for them after the change.

Press on!

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Postby kevkaho » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:16 am

phatster wrote:
lilswtangel wrote:^you have got to stop taking things so literally. Was there seriously any need for you to go on the offensive like that in all your posts here?

you like DDL links - got that; you dislike torrents - duly noted; you have a life, a mortgage to pay, bandwidth problems etc - oooookay...way off-topic.

sungie voiced her opinions in a non-insulting manner...you didn't have to attack her in such a rude way. Everything she said was true...and the question she asked about whether or not you know you didn't have to sit in front of the screen all day was obviously a rhetorical question and not stating that you do in fact [sit in front of the screen all day].

example: You do know that the world is round...not flat, right?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_question

The mods have made their decisions and there are other sites dedicated to Direct
Download Links...problem solved. I don't really see what all this fuss is about.


I was never offensive from the start. I just said I was never a fan of torrent. I'm just stating the facts!! Facts do hurt sometimes. I never mention a word to disagree the MOD. I'm here to get drama for free thanks to the forum. If someone complained something doesnt work and the option is to pay for it to get it work then pay it. Dont complain! If your car is not running, 2 option pay to get it fix or dont drive. Again dont complain!. If someone who dont know me saying i have no life! Thats sure a ridiculous post! Did i mentioned anyone here have no life! LOL. if someone i grew up with say i have no life that i can understand. By reading a few posts, she/ he can predicts that i have no life! Wah cow!


so i think this issue is over.. u just told everyone in the world u like DDL links.. we will just leave it like tat.. as for the part where u say u are not being offensive.. just take a good and hard look at all ur posts so far... either u are pissed at people telling u tat u have no life.. or u calling me cheap and like !@#&... isn't tat offensive??? u are way off topic... something doesn't work doesn't mean u just pay to get things done.. u got bandwidth problems, u got no time for torrent download because u are running ur business, fine then live with tat.. but u got the time to defend ur own opinions and care abt wat ppl say abt u.. isn't tat a waste of time??? and for u to attack a girl like tat would have to say tat u are far worse than anyone here.. i suggest u get ur fix from DDL links.. and this forum will not have these links anymore from March.. so get it somewhere else....

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Postby Puppet Princess » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:10 am

ROFL... a 1 hour torrent is slow?

I must be broken... because I have happily waited multiple months for rare torrents.

Youtube and McDonolds really has destroyed the world. Instant gratification is not actually healthy.

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Postby phatster » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:20 am

][/quote]

i for one will gladly support any torrent postings which up till now was nvr found in the Chinese Entertainment Section... Come on guys u should put up some torrents for ppl like me to dll.. I hate direct dll links.. cos always i can't get access to the site..

:cry: :-([/quote]
This is what you said. You hate DDLs. Heh.
This is what i said.
quote="phatster"]I was never a fan of torrent. I mean i respect the Mod's decision. I guess we just got to go somewhere else to get the ddl link. Just that this is my first stop b4 going else where.[/quote]
It doesnt hurts me, There are places like I can hop over to
http://asianuniverse.net or http://www.popularasians.com

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Postby abcd99 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:51 am

The DDL / streaming requests has reached the point of annoyance / spam-ish. Not only that it's so easy to steal such links, a few members (most notably mytlcs) also exploit this hole to post cash-based referrals on existing links via URLCash. Both of these are intolerably unethical.

DDL and/or streaming links usually only exist for new / popular dramas and older links are bound to get deleted, which prompts some others to ask someone to reupload the movie. This cycle never ends. It gets really annoying and encourages profiteering.

Older torrents may be slow and may need to be reseeded, but the burden of reseeding is far less than the burden of reuploading because torrents encourage the sharing of bandwidth. Everybody wins.

While I understand that torrents are blocked in several ISPs, they can be easily circumvented via proxy and encryption. Don't ask me how, but you can find it how through Google. If your ISP is capping your bandwidth, you're screwed anyway, be it via torrent or DDL or streaming.

I think it's pretty clear that bittorrent is a superior solution than DDL / streaming. So, I'd say go with torrents. I laud the moderators for this decision.

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Postby garyoocb » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:58 am

Too sad to see DDL go.
DDL is the only reason I am here in d-addicts. Guess will probably leave this place since no more DDL links after march 30th.

The good thing about DDL in d-addicts is that no post count required, no registration required, and still able to access the DDL session. Unlike popularasians, that requires some sort of "screening" to download, while asianeu, requires 20 post counts, is a little discouraging. I mean why the trouble just to download?

Anyway, Iam gonna go search the web for any DDL sites again.
Thanks for all the uploader of d-addicts. Big THANKS..

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Postby lilswtangel » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:21 am

garyoocb wrote:Too sad to see DDL go.
DDL is the only reason I am here in d-addicts. Guess will probably leave this place since no more DDL links after march 30th.

The good thing about DDL in d-addicts is that no post count required, no registration required, and still able to access the DDL session. Unlike popularasians, that requires some sort of "screening" to download, while asianeu, requires 20 post counts, is a little discouraging. I mean why the trouble just to download?

Anyway, Iam gonna go search the web for any DDL sites again.
Thanks for all the uploader of d-addicts. Big THANKS..


leech, much? :roll

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Postby kevkaho » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:22 am

phatster wrote:]


i for one will gladly support any torrent postings which up till now was nvr found in the Chinese Entertainment Section... Come on guys u should put up some torrents for ppl like me to dll.. I hate direct dll links.. cos always i can't get access to the site..

:cry: :-([/quote]
This is what you said. You hate DDLs. Heh.
This is what i said.
quote="phatster"]I was never a fan of torrent. I mean i respect the Mod's decision. I guess we just got to go somewhere else to get the ddl link. Just that this is my first stop b4 going else where.[/quote]
It doesnt hurts me, There are places like I can hop over to
http://asianuniverse.net or http://www.popularasians.com[/quote]

you got ur point across to all of us here.. u are NOT A FAN OF TORRENTS.... so if doesn't hurt you.. then hop over to those places and leave all the good people here alone.. and tat is FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby garyoocb » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:24 am

LOL, I never deny anything. :D
I guess many out there is also the same. Other forum that requires post count would also be the same, since members would only post the minimum post and start leeching.

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Postby lilswtangel » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:29 am

garyoocb wrote:LOL, I never deny anything. :D
I guess many out there is also the same. Other forum that requires post count would also be the same, since members would only post the minimum post and start leeching.


good sport! it'll be a shame to see such an honest member go. :lol

and you're right, one of D-Addicts greatest appeals (besides the fansubs and raws) is the no registration/posts count rules that many other forums enforce upon its members.

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Postby voteforme » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:37 am

lilswtangel wrote:
garyoocb wrote:LOL, I never deny anything. :D
I guess many out there is also the same. Other forum that requires post count would also be the same, since members would only post the minimum post and start leeching.


good sport! it'll be a shame to see such an honest member go. :lol

and you're right, one of D-Addicts greatest appeals (besides the fansubs and raws) is the no registration/posts count rules that many other forums enforce upon its members.


Oh hey, there's no perfect world.

If you want all the goodies, you have to earn it.
If you don't want to earn it, then you will not get all the goodies and d-addicts should fit the bill since you get some goodies without any effort involved.
Visit Me @ http://www.asianuniverse.net for DDL =D

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Postby kevkaho » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:38 am

lilswtangel wrote:
garyoocb wrote:LOL, I never deny anything. :D
I guess many out there is also the same. Other forum that requires post count would also be the same, since members would only post the minimum post and start leeching.


good sport! it'll be a shame to see such an honest member go. :lol

and you're right, one of D-Addicts greatest appeals (besides the fansubs and raws) is the no registration/posts count rules that many other forums enforce upon its members.


ya sad to see u go too garyoocb.. at least u are very honest abt wat u came here for... perhaps u might wanna stay on after March and see whether anything can be done for u... i am sure the ppl here will try their best to make everyone happy...

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Postby Puppet Princess » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:43 am

garyoocb wrote:Too sad to see DDL go.
DDL is the only reason I am here in d-addicts. Guess will probably leave this place since no more DDL links after march 30th.

The good thing about DDL in d-addicts is that no post count required, no registration required, and still able to access the DDL session. Unlike popularasians, that requires some sort of "screening" to download, while asianeu, requires 20 post counts, is a little discouraging. I mean why the trouble just to download?

Anyway, Iam gonna go search the web for any DDL sites again.
Thanks for all the uploader of d-addicts. Big THANKS..


"I don't care about anyone else. I want what I want, right now, with as little effort as humanly possible."
Such mentality is why torrents often take so long to download. It's like the people who DO use torrents but are greedy pests who sets their upload at 1kb then delete the torrent the second it's finished.

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Postby kevkaho » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:47 am

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garyoocb wrote:Too sad to see DDL go.
DDL is the only reason I am here in d-addicts. Guess will probably leave this place since no more DDL links after march 30th.

The good thing about DDL in d-addicts is that no post count required, no registration required, and still able to access the DDL session. Unlike popularasians, that requires some sort of "screening" to download, while asianeu, requires 20 post counts, is a little discouraging. I mean why the trouble just to download?

Anyway, Iam gonna go search the web for any DDL sites again.
Thanks for all the uploader of d-addicts. Big THANKS..


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Such mentality is why torrents often take so long to download. It's like the people who DO use torrents but are greedy pests who sets their upload at 1kb then delete the torrent the second it's finished.


probably this is the problem tat everyone is facing when they are using torrent files.. dun think this problem is gonna stem out by itself.. But wat u say holds a certain degree of magnitude to this age old problem... just look at how much torrents are waiting to be seeded... i think this problem is nvr gonna get a proper solution...

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Postby RockkxD » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:09 pm

Well, I usually download through torrent, if the file is not available through DDL. Depending on the your internet connection and seed, that will determine how long it might take to finish. I know that, for some people, it's such a pain in the ass to download through torrent, as it might take longer. Therefore, they download through DDL, but this site was originally made for torrents. As I recalled, when I first started posting DDL, it was acceptable and everything was fine at that state but as time passed by, things rapidly changed. I noticed alot of people starting to post their DDL or spam or something related to nonsense. Back in the days, it was only like 3 - 4 uploaders, like myself but now, there's like 10 - 20. Yes, they all want to share but some links aren't legit at all. And that's what so bad about it and for the people that requests for series or shows, what I noticed is that, they don't use the search function before they request. Some people would actually PM me to ask a question, if I have time, I'll briefly answer it and if I had not reply to you, sorry, it could be that I was too busy to answer!

But as for Popularasians, you must go through a screening process because we don't want people that trolls around the forum or sometimes, they usually just sign up to download or copy the links onto other forums or sites. It really isn't that hard, I mean, the DDL is apparently free but why can't you just do a little extra step just to get it? But the reason it's free, is because we took our time to upload it, so you should be thankful for it. But It seriously won't kill you after all, to just sign up and go through a screening process. But it depends on what type of person you are but once again, I don't want to see the DDL die out here, people will dissapear if they do. But you can catch me at http://www.popularasians.com for the splendid uploads.. see you there!

I also want to thanks the people that download from me, you encourage me to continue uploading! Without you, there wouldn't be any of my DDL, as always, continue to download from me, I will keep you updated!

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Postby phatster » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:19 pm

RockkxD wrote:Well, I usually download through torrent, if the file is not available through DDL. Depending on the your internet connection and seed, that will determine how long it might take to finish. I know that, for some people, it's such a pain in the ass to download through torrent, as it might take longer. Therefore, they download through DDL, but this site was originally made for torrents. As I recalled, when I first started posting DDL, it was acceptable and everything was fine at that state but as time passed by, things rapidly changed. I noticed alot of people starting to post their DDL or spam or something related to nonsense. Back in the days, it was only like 3 - 4 uploaders, like myself but now, there's like 10 - 20. Yes, they all want to share but some links aren't legit at all. And that's what so bad about it and for the people that requests for series or shows, what I noticed is that, they don't use the search function before they request. Some people would actually PM me to ask a question, if I have time, I'll briefly answer it and if I had not reply to you, sorry, it could be that I was too busy to answer!

But as for Popularasians, you must go through a screening process because we don't want people that trolls around the forum or sometimes, they usually just sign up to download or copy the links onto other forums or sites. It really isn't that hard, I mean, the DDL is apparently free but why can't you just do a little extra step just to get it? But the reason it's free, is because we took our time to upload it, so you should be thankful for it. But It seriously won't kill you after all, to just sign up and go through a screening process. But it depends on what type of person you are but once again, I don't want to see the DDL die out here, people will dissapear if they do. But you can catch me at http://www.popularasians.com for the splendid uploads.. see you there!

I also want to thanks the people that download from me, you encourage me to continue uploading! Without you, there wouldn't be any of my DDL, as always, continue to download from me, I will keep you updated!

I cant thanks you and Voteforme enough for providing the links 5-7 days a week. I used to have my wife drive 20 miles twice a week, tuesday and friday to pick them up. On Friday from orange county to rowland height take at least 45 mins- 1 hour becos of the traffic. The late charges that we accumulate each day for not returning the dvd the very next day cost us lot of points. Because movies we rented are all new releases. We used to pay $300 to renew our membership for points from 2-4 months depends how many dvds my wife take out. The quality from downloading from you guys is not much of a different to the dvds unless its not HD quality. Everything from dramas to 2hr movies i downloaded either from here ,popularasian, or asianeu connected to my 60 lcd the quality is awsome unless its an old movie or old drama which i'll pass because of the quality. Saving money, times, drives, gas. LOL. all well worth it to pay $200 split by 3 of my friends, (we share the same account) for lifetime membership at megaupload. My family and I will continue to support you and voteforme for DDLs.

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Postby voteforme » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:39 pm

Where is JackDaniels? I remember he used to provide daily dose of torrents. This guy needs to come back!

And the www.asianuniverse.net online community and I would like to thankyou for your continuous support, phatster.
Visit Me @ http://www.asianuniverse.net for DDL =D

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Postby RockkxD » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:43 am

^ Ha, I remember JackDaniel, he used to always provide torrents for the series but then he swiftly dissapeared. But im glad that you saved up money and everything, Phatser, and thank you for supporting me!

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Postby Keiko1981 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:16 am

The reason I prefer torrents instead of DLL, streaming sites is that you can give back by seeding to other users, and that's the main purpose of torrents.
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Postby xploring » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:11 am

Keiko1981 wrote:The reason I prefer torrents instead of DLL, streaming sites is that you can give back by seeding to other users, and that's the main purpose of torrents.


While that's true, I find that sometimes when seeding an old torrent, I can't give back (data transfer wouldn't happen), possibly because of incompatibility caused by different bt clients used by seeder and leecher(s). When that happens, the only way I can think of to give back was uploading to online hosting site (or pointing to direct download links).
I guess I could have installed the bt client used by the leecher if I really wanted to share by bt, but that just seemed more trouble than it's worth.

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Postby ethidda » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:40 am

xploring wrote:While that's true, I find that sometimes when seeding an old torrent, I can't give back (data transfer wouldn't happen), possibly because of incompatibility caused by different bt clients used by seeder and leecher(s). When that happens, the only way I can think of to give back was uploading to online hosting site (or pointing to direct download links).
I guess I could have installed the bt client used by the leecher if I really wanted to share by bt, but that just seemed more trouble than it's worth.


btclients don't have incompatibility between them. Bittorrent is a standardized protocol, meaning that any (proper) bt client built on top of the protocol adheres to the same communication channels and methods. In short, the only reason you might not connect to somebody would be because either you or the other person didn't configure your router/firewall settings properly.

For me, given a choice between torrents and ddl, I always choose torrents because it's simply more reliable for my completely unreliable internet connection. With a torrent, it may seem slower, but it'll get done eventually. With a ddl, though, I often have to restart the same download 5 or 6 times before it will finally not time out. (And no, I cannot do anything about the internet, as I'm living in a student housing with shared internet connection.)

I suppose for those of you who must have instant gratification, direct download is a must, but for me, if something is really a "must-see-now-or-die" then I just set it up to be automatically downloading as soon as it is released. This way, it'll be ready when I wake up or when I get home from school, without me having to do anything further.

I, for one, fully support the move to torrents. There are still many sources to get direct downloads, including many LJ communities and fansub groups themselves. D-addicts is a wonderful resource to discuss and share drama firsthand, and if people are so inclined (and fansub groups give their permission), I'm sure any ddl links would show up quite soon on all the relevant DDL sites. (And yes, I still go there for the old stuff that's not seeded anymore.) However, if some leechers who do nothing but request DDLs and leech leave because of this, I have to confess that I'm not exactly sad to see them go.

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Postby monkey107 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:59 am

I kind of agree with SaNine here. Why can't a seperate section be created? I do respect the decision, but just such a shame to see that this decision is going to happen! =(

SaNine wrote:Why cant we just have a separate section for DDL and discussion? Cos im pretty sure most of the traffic here is from the DDL section :P BT is good but too slow for many ppl.. the only thing im for is to get rid of those ad-linked DDL..

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Postby Puppet Princess » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:01 am

monkey107 wrote:I kind of agree with SaNine here. Why can't a seperate section be created? I do respect the decision, but just such a shame to see that this decision is going to happen! =(


Because someone would still have to mod it.

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Postby mizune » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:52 pm

I'm glad ppl have been so understanding of this change.

I do want to thank all the legitimate ddl uploaders who have worked to provide alternate downloading links/methods to the community at large. In some ways, uploading to these free ddl servers can be even more work and less rewarding than uploading using torrents, so I can appreciate the effort.

Although there may not be as much of a reason to return here to post, you guys are still a part of this drama community and I would love to see you guys remain in some capacity. After all, we will soon have an entire forum that will need to be repopulated with discussion threads. Threads that should hopefully be free of requests and "thank you"s to allow for actual discussion to take place ^_^;;;

But before that happens, we're going to need some help in gathering good, reliable sites. So far, I've seen popularasians and asianuniverse. Any others out there to recommend?
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Postby yuugotserved » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:07 pm

mizune wrote:I
But before that happens, we're going to need some help in gathering good, reliable sites. So far, I've seen popularasians and asianuniverse. Any others out there to recommend?


umm, asianfanatics, TNplace (doesnt really update its site now, but has many series/shows that are still available. a good source to check if u need like past series)..

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Postby vlad_1 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:37 pm

Well its sad to see ddl here are to go.
I would like to thank RockkxD, craznet 2008 and voteforme for uploading the ddl. I really appreciate it.
I am not to keen on sites that request minimum posts as i tend not to not to like to make conversation for no reason and because my time has recently been take posting on aja aja and uploading megaupload links there.
I am quite willing to upload and post megaupload links for taiwain or chinese series that I have and am wondering if anyone wishes me to and if so where to post them.
I don't like posting torrents for the lack of people seeding particularly old series.However as ethidda said ddl are a problem with drop outs, So the pros of using torrents are there.

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Postby lilswtangel » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:47 pm

Bww2 also has DDLs (for all asian media sharing...dramas, music, movies...ect).

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Postby Gravite » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:32 am

Oh hi i just joined the forum. Thanks for this notice

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Postby loksun » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:11 am

Sigh... I'll miss the ddl. I really dislike the minimum post sites. I find that quite often that in order to get to the minimum post count people just post inane comments.

I was trying that for a while at one of the forums but found it tiresome and I just didn't want to post meaningless comments but am too busy to post meaningful ones.

Will miss crazynet's avi files. I really dislike rmvb files as that means a lot of conversion for me if I want to play it from my WD HD Media Player. Thanks v much crazynet, I love your ddls the most. Um... will you be posting it in another forum?

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Postby Doraemon1971 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:51 pm

:scratch:

It'll be a sad day for people who want to collect these soaps / movies when those DDL's will be gone. I finally had found a site i liked ( d-addicts for those who may not know ) where i could find the soaps my wife likes without having to resort to "foreign devil style chinese " to find the links.. My chinese is bad and i mean really bad... And d-addicts was a site where i could find all i want...

there are numerous other sites but some of them are in chinese only and i get lost there...

So allmighty mods from this site.. Think of us , poor unable to speak chinese, when you consider the new formula... :w00t:

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Postby pwchong » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:59 am

out of curiosity, i guess come march 30th d-addicts might lose a big chunk of their market share when users migrate ..... lets keep our fingers crossed

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Postby groink » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:57 am

pwchong wrote:out of curiosity, i guess come march 30th d-addicts might lose a big chunk of their market share when users migrate ..... lets keep our fingers crossed

If this is true, it'll be a benefit IMO. Let's say 10-percent of the users are DDL'ers. If they leave, think about the amount of money D-Addicts will save on bandwidth costs and CPU utilization on the server. Just 10-percent is costing this site hundreds of dollars every month. I'd like that money to be better spent on a faster server that'll benefit us P2P'ers.

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Postby AkumaX » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:03 am

pwchong wrote:out of curiosity, i guess come march 30th d-addicts might lose a big chunk of their market share when users migrate ..... lets keep our fingers crossed


just looking at this, 2/9/09 10pm:
In total there are 571 users online :: 27 Registered, 3 Hidden and 541 Guests

i wonder how many are leechers that just browse d-a as guests and sit there refreshing for the DDL links...

but i suppose i'd rather have more posts with discussion rather than 100's of posts of DDL's and DDL requests...

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Postby jholic » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:40 am

pwchong wrote:out of curiosity, i guess come march 30th d-addicts might lose a big chunk of their market share when users migrate ..... lets keep our fingers crossed

yes, it's possible we may lose members due to the elimination of ddl's, but then again, how many members may join (or return) when we have a clean forum to facilitate discussion about dramas which was the reason why we have DA in the first place.
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Postby GAMA_SENNIN » Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:47 am

I support the elimination of DDL from DA especially the Chinese forum. Having a discussion forum turning into a endless drone-like list of links and requests is without a doubt defeating its purpose. Also, it drowns out what little discussion there is in the Chinese section. I have check both the Japanese and Korean sections and found both to contain richer and more thoughtful threads than the Chinese.

I definitely root for the change and that it will make the Chinese discussion forums more rich in content and less shallow.

PS: credits to the uploaders but please help out in the relative sites that also serve the same purpose

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Postby cadburyho » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:01 am

Foremost, I must say that it comes as a shock that DDL will be taken out with effect from March 2009. Bit Torrent is really problematic especially if we are downloading through a Server/Router. Not many of us are proficient with Bit Torrent. Sendspace and Megaupload have been instrumental and extremely easy to use. With these taken away, how are we going to download and have our daily dose of TVB drama ?

My suggestion is to have download section (non-bit torrent) instead. This would not cloud the discussion column.

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Postby Puppet Princess » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:44 am

cadburyho wrote:Foremost, I must say that it comes as a shock that DDL will be taken out with effect from March 2009. Bit Torrent is really problematic especially if we are downloading through a Server/Router. Not many of us are proficient with Bit Torrent. Sendspace and Megaupload have been instrumental and extremely easy to use. With these taken away, how are we going to download and have our daily dose of TVB drama ?


By using one of the other dozens of sites that do have DDLs for TVB shows?

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Postby groink » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:59 am

Maybe I need a re-fresher here....

Exactly why is BitTorrent such a major problem among the Chinese-oriented shows? It doesn't seem to be a problem among Japanese and Korean shows. I know that in China and Hong Kong, DDL is popular because it appears that bandwidth, the governments and the people who operate the ISPs in these areas are a problem.

But, remember now that D-Addicts is geared towards English-speaking people outside of Eastern Asia, and therefore the members should not be having as much trouble with BT. People who are living in China and Hong Kong shouldn't even be using D-Addicts - they should be using something within their own domain such as a web site with a dot-cn or dot-hk domain name. It is like an American trying to find episodes of Desperate Housewives on a web site in Zimbabwe.

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