Welcome to all of our new users from our active recruitment! We hope you find us as a great incubator for the future of music trackers. NWCD is proud to have a dedicated developers working on our site every day. Here is a taste of some of the new features we have been working on in the past month:
NWCD has opted for a referral system in place of the traditional invitation system. Instead of an invitation being sent out, new users will receive a referral email detailing how they can join our IRC network and meet with our staff and interview team before they are accepted into the community as a member. See this wiki article for more detail.
We are removing non-music content categories such as Comics, Ebooks, Comedy and Applications. In the future this may be selectively expanded upon but at the moment we are entirely focused on music.
Log Verification System (EAC & XLD):
The NWCD Logchecker has been expanded upon to automatically verify checksums of EAC and XLD logs in real-time. All logs uploaded prior to this feature have been retroactively verified. Verified log torrents can be searched for on the advanced search page under the Misc Option. All torrents with Verified Logs will show up as:
FLAC / Lossless / Lineage / Log (100%) Verified / Cue
If the torrent does not show up as verified it means either the log file has no checksum to verify against or the verification failed (illegal characters or modified log)– these torrents are now trumpable with a torrent + log that can be successfully verified through our system. Users who upload modified logs will be warned and then have their uploading privileges removed after multiple verification fails. Users can still upload logs without checksums but cannot upload modified log files.
Non-English logs are now accepted on site and can be uploaded normally. Users who upload a non-english log should report the torrent for a manual rescore. NWCD has the ability to manually rescore non-english logs and can accurately change the score on site. Users who fail to report for a rescore will have their log scored as 1%.
Fulfilling our goal of building an accurate and compressive database we have implemented a lineage field on upload and edit that will contain ripping lineage, encoder settings or source url for web releases. We have also implemented a lineage search box on the advanced search page. This feature will allow users to search for any string contained in the lineage field, effectively allowing to you search for web releases from a specific source or search for specific hardware used in the rip lineage such as turntable, cartridge, pre-amp, etc. Torrents with lineage information will be displayed as:
FLAC / 24bit Lossless / Lineage
HTTPS/HTTP Announce Toggle:
Upon user request we have added the ability to toggle between the http and https announce in the user settings. The https announce will be selected by default and we highly recommend leaving HTTPS on. This option can be found in the user settings.
Multi-Format Upload Source Flag:
We have fixed the bug where multi-format uploads were not designated our source flag in the .torrent.
Imgupload.php BB Code:
BB Code format is now on imgupload.php upon submit! Much more improvements coming soon to this page.
We have lots of other exciting updates coming soon!
In celebration of a very successful recruitment drive which has resulted in NWCD swiftly closing in on the 3k active user threshold...
As a warm welcome to all our new members who have found their way to us through word of mouth, recruitment or because they were what.cd/waffles refugees in search of a new home...
As recognition to the relentless interview team who between them have interviewed over 800 new members in the last week...
And finally to our community: for your continuous focus on quality and for helping each other to achieve it, we give you our development offerings and the community freeleech picks below as a well-deserved thank you. Get downloading and enjoy the recommendations of your fellow NWCD members!