Demonoid (Green Demon) is one of the oldest semi-private trackers that still exists amongst the private tracker community. It launched on the 21st of April, 2003, when private trackers were almost unheard of and had grown a huge following over the years, finally landing itself as second largest tracker back in 2008. Due to legal threats from the authorities as well as multiple server issues over the years, Demonoid's tracker had been on a short leash, going on and off over months at times. Details on issues that had plagued Demonoid can be found here
. As of December 13th, 2009, the tracker is back online with promises to stay for good. Below is an updated review of Demonoid as it finally came back online.
Since the tracker just went up, the "Newspost" is a tad bit bland. The search box is basic but once we head towards the browse page, a more comprehensive search function will be available at your disposal. Most of what you see in the home page are basically self-explanatory, save for one item - ratio indicators.
You will notice tiny spheres of different shades and colors on the left of each user nicknames in this page - and this will be the same in most pages as well. These spheres are the ratio indicator for specific user. The fuller, brighter and greener it is, means that the user is in good standings, and duller, darker, and bloodier indicates the exact opposite.
Torrent Filter System:
This is the standard search function for the Demonoid tracker. Everything is categorized via a system of drop-down menus that correlate with one another.
For example, for any given "Category" that's picked, the "Subcategory" drop-down menu automagically changes as well as the "Quality" drop-down menu. The segments of the filters that remain the same no matter what "Category"/"Subcategory"/"Quality" you pick are the rest.
There are 33 selectable "Languages" options; "State" refers to the condition of the torrent, be it seeded, unseeded or both, and "Tracked By" determines the location of the torrent file you're searching for (i.e. just within the Demonoid tracker or an external one - hence Demonoid being a semi-private tracker)
The image below shows how the three filter functions correlate with one another.
That should be self-explanatory.
If you noticed the image in the Torrent Filter section, the bottom part of that image coincides with the top of this Browse Page image. It just means that they are both located in the same page and the browse window will change based on your preference while mingling with the Category Filter System.
Forums are down at the moment - update will be made when they're back online.
Rules / FAQ / Troubleshooting:
The guidelines shown here are pretty much self-explanatory.
The IRC chat page is listed below followed by the webIRC Java Client.
Data not available at the moment - update will be made when more information is received.
Demonoid Exclusive Toolbar:
There are no known user-classes, currently, on Demonoid. Special privileged users do exist, but at the cost of making a small donation to the tracker. The details are outlined below.
Speeds on the tracker require further observation as it has only been a day since it first rebooted its engines. Further investigation will be required before determining what the speed value would be like for Demonoid.
Registration can easily be done via the T-I forums. Registration codes are located here
. For those of you who have yet to sign-up are more than welcome to snag em.
NOTE: This is still a work-in-progress as the tracker just set-off less than a week ago. If any part of this review has been misrepresented or needs updating, I would appreciate a PM so I that I can re-update it.
If you found my review helpful, I would appreciate some thanks and/or reps.