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Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:45 pm
by bigboxes
This site used to be updated on a regular basis. Now, only sunnyd posts everything he harvests on some rss reader. Surely, there is regular news on file sharing that Slyck can report on. Mennecke may be busy with an actual career, but this site sorely needs him to become active once again. I know about dying sites as I am an admin on one.

Do something before it's too late!

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:25 pm
by sunnyd
I find your comments very interesting, bigboxes, perhaps you know something we don't? Are you aware of any new file sharing clients to write about and get excited about? Are you aware of any new file sharing sites that you can share with us? There really hasn't been any new ones for several years that we're aware of, other than random trackers appearing here and there. Sorry to disappoint you, but things just aren't like they used to be with new file sharing news all the time. File-sharing lawsuits using scare tactics seem to be in abundance these days, we often post about those and our regular readers and posters do a great job of helping each other here, as you can see in these two threads...

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=57634

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=44092


Slyck diversified long ago because of the void in new file sharing items to report on. That's why we have many other news categories that we use to post all types of technology news, science news, and we do post anything to do with file sharing that's available.

Perhaps you haven't looked very often at the actual forums to see the amount of articles that are posted ...

File Sharing Articles...
viewforum.php?f=1

BitTorrent Articles...
viewforum.php?f=67


Oh, and by the way, I don't use RSS feeds, I really don't care for them at all. I much prefer to manually look for every single article that I post in all of the available news categories that we have here on Slyck.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:49 am
by sunnyd
bigboxes, we did respond to a previous post that you made, you can read that here...

viewtopic.php?f=36&t=60563&p=594468#p594468

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:01 am
by rupert bloone
slyck should make to more of a site like reddit and digg

have votes up and down and then users will like it

or change the isseu in total and write a story in gerneal news? north korea is getting many views on google and then when they come you can add the popups and $$$$

best

rupert

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:38 pm
by myguitar12345
I have noticed this also.

The main page was STILL UPDATED regularly for a long time....even when news for file sharing slowed down.

So I do NOT see why NOW they suddenly decide to not update like they did before on the front page.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:10 am
by MrFredPFL
no decision was made to not update anything, guitar. if you'd be more specific, perhaps i can shed some light on it. are u referring to the indexing of forum news story posts on the front page?

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:00 pm
by myguitar12345
MrFredPFL wrote:no decision was made to not update anything, guitar. if you'd be more specific, perhaps i can shed some light on it. are u referring to the indexing of forum news story posts on the front page?


Yes that is exactly what I am referring to. It used to be updated regularly, but not now.

When The World First Met The LP, Cassettes, CD And Other Physical Formats...this was put up TEN DAY's ago!

So I do not think I am imagining this in my mind, when that shows that it was not updated.

It simply has not been updated in ten days. Whereas the front page used to be updated daily sometimes.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:05 pm
by sunnyd
The forum underwent some maintenance about 10 days ago, and at that point is when an issue began with stories on the front page, which they are working to resolve.

We always suggest that everyone use this link as an alternative to view current active topics/new posts:

search.php?search_id=active_topics

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:28 pm
by MrFredPFL
the server was moved to a new host. the software which updates the front page automatically upon the submission of each news story is not working on the new server, and so far the issue has eluded attempts to debug it.

no decision to stop updating the front page was made.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:46 pm
by Cornelius Pumpkins
Urban decay is a horrible thing to behold

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:27 pm
by myguitar12345
Ah ,that explains it then.

Thanks for the explanation.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:05 pm
by ejonesss
if you dont intend to update that section then why not remove it? it is a waste of bandwidth.

if slyck has been bought from slyck tom and being nickle and dimed to death why not just shut it down? it would save the new owner tons of money.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:08 pm
by sunnyd
ejonesss, please read what was posted in this thread...

sunnyd wrote:The forum underwent some maintenance about 10 days ago, and at that point is when an issue began with stories on the front page, which they are working to resolve.
We always suggest that everyone use this link as an alternative to view current active topics/new posts:

search.php?search_id=active_topics


You are making assumptions that are totally incorrect, not once did anyone say that Slyck was bought from Tom, nor did they say they had no plans to update it (the front page), they are working to resolve it, as stated before. :wink:

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:19 pm
by MrFredPFL
have we been posting in invisible ink again? i hate when that happens!

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:51 pm
by myguitar12345
Well now here's to hoping they can get it resolved AT ALL!

It has been awhile since the front page has been updated and that link to new stories is just not the same as with the front page.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:57 pm
by sunnyd
We hope so also, but the active topics link is the best alternative we have right now, and that link is also on the front page. Click on (More News Here) just above where the web news begins on the front page, and it takes you to all the active/new topics.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:03 pm
by MrFredPFL
ok - our fingers are crossed, and we think that the front page is working again. :toast: to the man behind the curtain :thumbup:

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:51 am
by myopia
This website should be kept online for posterity - as part of the Interwebs history.... There is nothing worthwhile here anymore. Is it really worth the money to keep Slyck.com alive? Aaaahhhh what could have been....

Been eight years... too long... The ideals of P2P'sters have faded. Free stuff is still around, but not the community... and that is reflected here. I miss the old the days of debate.... those were wonderful

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:51 pm
by SlyckRay
And off in a new direction we go!!!! Where we wind up??? NOBODY KNOWS! :)

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:09 pm
by lordfoul
Can never die.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:13 am
by lordfoul
Ever.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:18 am
by MrFredPFL
lordfoul wrote:Ever.


that's the spirit :) :toast:

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:06 am
by troyharper
It feels like it, not everyone as active as before.

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:34 pm
by bpaw
troyharper wrote:It feels like it, not everyone as active as before.

Hi troy

You are quite right that this forum is not as active as before. File sharing in its many guises was very popular for many years, and had many enthusiasts. Slyck was forefront as a community for those who had interest or problems with file sharing for many years. Any question or problem was posted and answered by the forum members or admins.

Slyck.com was a file sharing haven.

What sets apart slyck is that not only did this forum provide a platform for discussion of file sharing, it also provided a United States of America hosted forum threads which was dedicated to those who discussed their innocence of being accused of downloading copyright content via BitTorrent software.

Even though file sharing has died in favour of streaming, slyck.com is, and has always been absolute for over ten years a US hosted haven for innocent UK residents who are victims of a BitTorrent monitoring scam which has seen certain perpetrators punished by their peers.

See the threads below to show why slyck.com is so essential now to me:

http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=44092
http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=57634

Slyck.com has hosted the threads above to help innocent people to not be bullied in paying their own money to a legalised scam. Slyck.com has hosted these threads to let those who have been victims of such heinous and despicable practices have their say.

Slyck.com has also hosted the threads above where members have been so stressed, desperate and even suicidal. Because of slyck.com such members had the help they so desperately needed.

The help that slyck.com still provides now to innocent people to me makes this website unique. Slyck.com is the only website on this planet earth that helps those accused of BitTorrent monitoring when they didn’t do it.

Read the above thread links to show that slyck.com has not died.

BTW, Slyck is also about news. Any registered member can post news by the following link:

http://www.slyck.com/submitwnews.php

A quick note to the slyck admins. Why not have a more prominent link to the submit news link above?

Re: Is Slyck dying a slow death?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:10 pm
by MrFredPFL
any suggestions as to where? my abilities are limited to something in the forums atm :?