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    NotWhat.CD Week #One Update 5 hours and 46 mins ago
    "I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I'd do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action."


    Good day comrades and welcome to Week #One at NotWhat.CD

    What a wonderful time to be alive! Over 1,000 users and 5,000 torrents!

    First and foremost I want to thank each and every one of our community members and staff for their optimism, patience and dedication. This is your home as much as it is mine and we are making it a wonderful place with a tight-knit community. Before we delve into our site's updates and our site's future it will be best to clear up the disinformation going around.

    1. We are in no way, shape or form related to or involved with nostream.co or nostre.am.
    2. Our staff members and userbase is comprised entirely of former what.cd members, elites, torrent masters, interviewers, beta team, staff and other tracker staff.
    3. We have absolutely no affiliation with 4chan, 8chan, or any other chan, forum or public website.
    4. NotWhat.CD uses CloudFlare as an endpoint for our reverse proxies just like nearly every other tracker which explains why our IP Block is similar to most other tracker sites (pth, apl, nos, etc). We are NOT hosted in the same facility as any one of these trackers.

    At NotWhat.CD we do not see other music trackers as competition. To the contrary we have been working with several other trackers in effort to unite the community on several fronts including development, security and new features.

    For example, our latest update integrating logchecker.php has been a combined effort between our staff and the staff at libble.me, a well known, respected tracker.
    I want to personally thank libble.me and their staff for providing the new age of music trackers source code for a well-tested logchecker.php.
    Without their help none of the new trackers would have a functional log checker and I think it's a disservice to the entire community to not give credit where credit is due.

    Site Updates:
    Week One Update#1. Functional Log Checker
    Our 'Perfect FLAC' stats will be updated every hour on the hour.
    Log Checker Issues:
    1a. Viewing log files on site has not been implemented yet.
    1b. Attaching missing log files to existing torrents has not been implemented yet.

    Week One Update#2. IRC Services
    We have implemented NickServ, ChanServ and our Gazelle Bot - Che.
    NickServ allows authentication with a X.509 certificate with the CERT Command.
    Users can gain access to member-only channels with "/msg che enter #notwhat site-user irckey".
    Please make sure your site password, NickServ password and IRCKey are all different.

    Week One Update#3. Proper SSL Tracker
    Many of you helped diagnose the issues with our reverse ssl proxy to the ocelot tracker.
    We have since debugged this issue and resolved it with the proper reverse proxy settings.
    We will continue to use the http tracker by default until further notice.

    Site Development:
    Week One Dev#1. Two-Factor Authentication
    We are working on an optional Two-Factor Authentication process for Gazelle whereby users will be sent a secondary code
    to their smartphone app such as google authenticate, authy or freeotp necessary to login to the site.

    Week One Dev#2. FLAC Automagic Uploader
    In beta testing we have a FLAC uploading tool that runs through your music directory and uploads them to NotWhat.CD through
    a command line interface. Currently this tool is linux only while we are working on a Windows version that will be released at the same time.

    Week One Dev#3. NotWhat.CD Secure Image Host


    Week One Dev#4. NotWhat.CD Android App

    At this time I would like to officially announce our staff team.
    1. Evilwalks, a well-known tracker celebrity is our first Site Administrator tasked with running the site day in and day out.
    2. Shax, a former what.cd Power Torrent Master is our first Forum Administrator tasked with managing our forums and community.
    3. MrHudson, a former what.cd Torrent Master who is our first Torrent Administrator tasked with overseeing the release information.
    4. Nussknacker, a talented developer and former tracker staff will lead our Community Dev Team undertaking some of our upcoming features.

    Participating in any music tracker is a daunting, time-consuming task and I would really like to thank these individuals for stepping up
    and taking on the ultimate task of rebuilding what was lost in positions of leadership that require dedication, love and faith in our endeavor

    Rules & Trumping:
    1. V0 will now trump V2 in most circumstances.
    2. Do NOT trump existing FLAC torrents without logs as we are working to add the logs retroactively.

    Thank you all again for a wonderful start, through out the next 24 hours we will be issuing freeleech for userpick and staffpicks.
    Stay tuned for more information as the day progresses!

    ~fidelflacstro
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  • #2
    Thanks for the update. I'll surely follow what's happening ....

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    • #3
      I was an avid What.cd user with a pretty good ratio 4.6 upload ratio. How do I get into notwhat.cd?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by whitefox View Post
        I was an avid What.cd user with a pretty good ratio 4.6 upload ratio. How do I get into notwhat.cd?
        Server: irc.notwhat.cd
        Port: 6697
        SSL: On - Accept all certificates
        Channel: #notwhat

        Please PM your WCD Membership proofs using imgur.com, along with a valid, NON TEMPORARY email address, to any of the following users: Confucius, MrHudson, Sushilabel | Please be patient, as demand is high and recruiters are busy. We will get to you, even if it takes a few hours. NOTICE: Do not supply a temporary email address.
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        • #5
          DDoS and Server Migration 6 hours and 30 mins ago Hide
          Welcome Back, Comrades!

          Do not worry, we are not going anywhere.

          The past 16 hours notwhat.cd has suffered from a DDoS attack against our reverse proxies. We have spent this time assessing our security measures and strengthening our infrastructure to withstand these types of attacks in the future. We have been planning to move hosts and servers, the DDoS has pushed the timeline forward.

          All of our services have moved to a new host with more safeguards in place. We can unequivocally confirm that none of our internal servers were compromised, accessed or even targeted. We have since fragmented and decentralized our reverse proxies for each service, separating them on different servers and hosts.

          New tracker urls:
          http:// definitely.notwhat.cd:80
          https:// definitely.notwhat.cd:443

          Please redownload the .torrent files from site and add to your client

          To download all your uploaded and downloaded .torrent files, simply visit your profile page and click [download] next to your snatched and uploaded stats. Your files will download to your computer. Just add them to your client. Ensure you still have all the data for your snatched torrents otherwise you will download the data again and your ratio will be affected.

          What we are working on:

          IRC Server - irc.notwhat.cd
          Image Host - art.notwhat.cd
          Live Status - info.notwhat.cd

          While the IRCd is offline we have set up some temporary channels on another network. Details below:

          Network: irc.p2p-network.net
          Channels:
          • #notwhat_
          • #notwhat-invites
          • #notwhat-disabled (for disabled users only - please don't idle)
          • #notwhat-help (for general help/questions)
          Last edited by Poopderp; July 16, 2017, 10:50 PM. Reason: Red text reserved for staff only
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          • #6
            Originally posted by pemlogo View Post
            While the IRCd is offline we have set up some temporary channels on another network. Details below:

            Network: irc.p2p-network.net
            Channels:
            • #notwhat_
            • #notwhat-invite
            • #notwhat-disabled (for disabled users only - please don't idle)
            • #notwhat-help (for general help/questions)

            Hey man, thanks! I joined the irc and was asked to prove to an admin that I was a what.cd member. That was a bit more difficult than I thought it would be but I did it, and now I'm in! So thanks so much buddy.

            Just fyi, it's #notwhat-invites , with an S at the end.
            Last edited by TKoL; December 16, 2016, 10:55 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TKoL View Post
              Hey man, thanks! I joined the irc and was asked to prove to an admin that I was a what.cd member. That was a bit more difficult than I thought it would be but I did it, and now I'm in! So thanks so much buddy.

              Just fyi, it's #notwhat-invites , with an S at the end.
              How to prove that we are a member of what.cd currently its gone atleast to get a screenshot of the profile.
              Special Thanks to "AKHolic" For Giving Me "VIP"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mylovemylife View Post
                How to prove that we are a member of what.cd currently its gone atleast to get a screenshot of the profile.
                I know one way: find mail what you got from [email protected] (confirmation or invited / maybe password reset) and make screenshot.

                p.s.
                at the moment notwhat.cd worst alternatyve for wcd , apollo and passtheheadphones looks better for my, more torrents and users....


                Last edited by pemlogo; December 17, 2016, 05:41 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pemlogo View Post
                  at the moment notwhat.cd worst alternatyve for wcd , apollo and passtheheadphones looks better for my, more torrents and users....
                  Those other trackers aren't like what.cd though afaik. notwhat is *exactly* like what.cd, except that it hasn't had enough time to build the library yet.

                  Notwhat is the future.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TKoL View Post
                    Those other trackers aren't like what.cd though afaik. notwhat is *exactly* like what.cd, except that it hasn't had enough time to build the library yet.

                    Notwhat is the future.
                    Hopefully there's room for a few players in the torrent-verse. Ideally, there'd be two or three really good music trackers competing good naturedly to be the top tracker for music - possibly leap-frogging each other from time to time. Not only does it allow for more users as each tracker fills up, but there is a sort of redundancy inherent in having more than one premier music tracker out there. If only what.cd had had a twin...

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                    • #11
                      December 20, 2016

                      Update One: Flacleech will end at 11:00AM UTC +0 - 5 Hours from this current post.

                      NWCD: Securitas, Qualitas, Longaevitas
                      We are the NotWhat CD FLAC Preservation Society
                      God save EAC and our old beloved buddy Rippy.
                      Preserving the old FLACS from being abused.
                      Protecting the new FLACS, for me and for you.
                      What more can we do?


                      Christmas Flacleech Event #1 – Seed ‘till you Bleed
                      Thank you so much to all of our users who submitted their albums into the Community Picks! The first five rounds have been a blast and we cannot wait to do more. Until then – something better!
                      Flacleech! All newly uploaded 24bit FLAC and 16bit FLAC under 3GB will be freeleech for a small period of time starting NOW! Thanks to all the uploaders who have been working hard to preserve the FLAC. A very special thanks to iCurse to getting the flacleech setup!

                      NotWhat.CD Mission Statement:
                      NotWhat.cd believes in security, quality and longevity as paramount concepts which is why we strive to exceed the current expectations of every other tracker and provide a safe haven for the true music connoisseur. We are fostering a community of knowledgeable rippers, talented developers and friendly staff in order to reach our goals together. NWCD does not aim to have the largest torrent count – we aim to have the highest quality releases – here is your chance to catalog your FLAC collection on a tracker that will intelligently preserve the metadata, release information and lineage information.

                      Our mission at NWCD is to create a cumulative repository of FLAC releases that is protected at all cost, withstands the test of time and a library of metadata fortified against the perils others projects have faced. Our mission encapsulates the idea of preserving the music once and for all. Since FLAC can be transcoded down to the other formats we place emphasis on 100% and 24bit FLAC releases. NWCD has development plans and contingencies in place to archive the release info, lineage and other metadata so none of the work done here at NWCD will ever be lost or go missing.

                      The Power Users of yesterday are the Torrent Masters of tomorrow:
                      We are here to welcome music lovers from across the globe and teach them proper ripping techniques, lineage info, and show them what constitutes as a high quality release.
                      If you were a member or a power user, now is the time to learn the techniques to elevate your skillset. If you were an Elite user or Torrent Master, now is the time to rebuild your home together.
                      We are constantly taking suggestions here on the forums and in the IRC and development is in constant motion with our focus as always on security and bringing you new features and benefits.

                      Operation #Flacup: Part 1 – flacup.sh
                      Introducing the FPS Group: Comrades, welcome to operation #flacup. As part of our directive to protect and build our FLAC repository we are looking for all members with a decent size collection of FLAC to come forward and enlist in operation #flacup and join the FLAC Preservation Society (FPS Group). NWCD has a semi-automated upload tool run in the command line that matches your FLAC library to MusicBrainz then automates the upload process to NWCD. Please enlist to the FPS Group by sending a message to fidelflacstro or pm him in the IRC. Any user is eligible to join the FLAC Preservation Society.

                      Folder Naming Scheme Guidelines:
                      In order to follow quality guidelines, we have adjusted the folder scheme rule:
                      All the following information is required or the upload becomes trumpable.
                      Order of information and choice of [] () {} is not a valid trump reason – see below:
                      Example:
                      Artist – Album – Year - Label CatalogNum – Bitrate
                      Correct:
                      Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy (1997) [24bit Lossless] [Warp] {WAP94}
                      Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy (1997) [Warp WAP94] [24bit Lossless]
                      Incorrect:
                      Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy


                      Happy Holidays NWCD! Stay tuned for more information.

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                      • #12
                        NWCD Site Updates: Milestone #2

                        Notwhat.cd is proud to release Two-Factor authentication for all of our users! We made a promise to put security #1 and our wonderful development team delivers. Notwhat.cd is the first and only gazelle-based music tracker with Two-Factor authentication integration and we won't stop there! Our roadmap includes other authentication methods such as Fido U2F and Yubikey OTP. Security will remain our #1 priority and our progress will reflect our foundation built on security, quality and longevity. ¡Viva la Revolución!

                        At this time I want to to recognize our talented developers who dedicate their time and love to build this flactopia we call home. Thank you [Vector edit:user names omitted] for pushing us into the future.

                        Two-Factor Authentication will enhance overall security of our userbase, allowing our users to verify themselves with either a Yubikey or by using an approved 2FA App for Android/iOS such as FreeOTP.

                        Please visit the Two-Factor Authentication wiki article for a detailed guide on how to go about setting this feature up. If you should discover any bugs, please report them in the NotBugs Forum.


                        Additional Developments

                        • Image Transloading - External images will now be re-hosted to our image host automatically.
                        • Seed Count Search Function - Users can now search torrents.php by seeder amount.
                        • Updates to logchecker including drive offset and accurate rip check.
                        • Hit and Run system integrated as a statistic to help users see which of their snatches need seeding.
                        • Upgrades to better.php including unscored logs and other missing metadata.
                        • Integrated official oink stylesheet and various other stylesheets.
                        • The ability for users to "like" Forum Posts.



                        Log file editing and uploading

                        We are also pleased to introduce a new feature that will enable users to remove and add log files to torrents on the edit torrent page. FLAC uploads made prior to NWCD having a logchecker can now have their missing or incorrectly scored log files uploaded directly to the corresponding torrent page. We ask all original uploaders to please begin adding their missing log files to site by visiting the torrent page and clicking the ED link next to their uploaded torrents. We are also asking that Elite+ users and those with full editing privileges who have snatched these torrents, to please help out by adding the missing log files where they can. In addition, users who forget to add their log files when uploading torrents can now add these log files themselves instead of reporting the torrent or having to re-upload. See the image below for a brief glimpse of what to look for on the ED page. If you require any assistance or guidance on how to go about adding or editing the log files, please visit #help on irc.notwhat.cd where staff and FLS will be happy to help you. If you should discover any bugs, please report them in the NotBugs Forum.

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                        • #13
                          FLAC History Month 2017

                          Over the course of February we will be showcasing groups and artists that have many releases spanning over their respective career’s, whether it be multiple bands, pseudonyms, side projects or solo work and giving you the opportunity to truly explore and listen with a dedicated freeleech period per each selection. Our goal is to promote thoroughly filling in the gaps for each selected pick. We are ideally looking for 100% FLAC and Vinyl Rips to continue onward with our goal of preservation.

                          Three artists will be showcased per week throughout February. All existing torrents and newly uploaded torrents for each artist will be automatically set to freeleech for the duration of their featured week, and then to neutral leech for the remainder of the month. Three new artists will then be announced for the following week. Note: All torrents will return to normal status at 12:00 (midday) UTC on the 1st March. We will issue a reminder of this 24hrs before the event ends.

                          As a gesture of thanks for participating, the user who fills in the most gaps per selection will receive 2 freeleech tokens and 1 invite, and the user who fills in the most gaps overall will receive two personal collages and a custom title. We are also seeking community feedback along the way as well as suggestions as to who should be the next pick. Enjoy!

                          To maintain standards and keep the level of moderation and editing to a minimum, please take note of the following:

                          • Check your edition has not already been uploaded
                          • Use the official title given and ensure you use the correct spelling
                          • Include full lineage for vinyl uploads wherever possible
                          • Report any dupes, mistakes or incorrect uploads
                          • Pay attention to NWCD's Official Folder Naming Standards
                          • If using the discogs autofill, ensure artists are credited correctly as main artist, guest, producer etc before hitting "upload"

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                          • #14
                            Thanks.

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                            • #15
                              I wanna get in. What exactly should I do?! Ex-What member here

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