RockkxD wrote:Just to let you know, we as uploaders or I rather would say "people", were not allowed to post torrents within Chinese Culture & Entertainment Section. The Admins/Mods have explained it in the past, about the site being tracked down by this and that and another reason is, it's a "Discussion" area. Therefore people lost interest on posting torrents to share, due to the rules that were implemented. Which also explains why there's less Chinese Series/Dramas torrents up on D-Addicts. The reason being because their either lazy to go through the hassle of whatever may be your way of getting the torrent within the site or that DDL has already been the only thing people want now. So, you tell me, why is there's less Chinese Series/Dramas for torrents? Exactly my point, and once again, it depends on people's interest, either they like DDL's or torrents. And it's funny how I believe I can consider I am the only uploader here trying evade this stop of DDL's on March.
I believe we only stated that you can't post DDLs to torrents that aren't on our trackers.
It becomes very difficult to maintain if people might inconspicuously post torrents that might include some malicious files (whether intended or not).
If we had the torrents loaded on our tracker, we can easily see what files are being uploaded.
The way I look at Culture and Entertainment for any language would be something concerning
recent events, or maybe latest styles, mannerisms, or whatever may sound interesting.
Let's take a look at J Culture and Entertainment (just the main forum).
Hmmm I see some people taking about things they like about japanese clothes, Hello Kitty, general jdrama genre discussions (specifically targeted dramas are in the Drama Section of their respective language), etc...
In K Culture and Entertainment, I spy some K-Movie discussions, songs, reviews, kisses, etc...
Oh look here, C Culture and Entertainment! I know a little about some of these things.. like Vicki Zhao in that new Mulan movie,
or Jackie Chan playing a non-martial arts role, or maybe some new scandal with Edison, hahaha...
Let's take a look. DDL thread, DDL thread, Request for a DDL, hmmm... doesn't look too pretty here...
Hmmmm... here's another way of looking at these things. J and K Dramas are loaded on our trackers (hardsubs and RAWs).
RAWs often have groups doing Softsubs for them -- Softsubs for English (mainly) and many other languages like Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, etc...
The basic premise is that the dramas are being translated so that another language is benefitting from it
Currently I'm loving Boys Before Flowers and Mei-Chan no Shitsuji. They're even English subbed!
Let's use my favorite example: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_57969.htm
372 episodes all conveniently uploaded to DDL.
Think of how much fun it would be to download the entire series and batch it for torrent! But why?
This is the type of drama that may get watched (or skimmed over) and then thrown away. Subs? Non-existent. Then why?
The truth is, C-DDL's only cater to native-Chinese speakers
. No one outside of this would want to watch it because there's no subs.
Native-Chinese speakers wouldn't want to torrent them because who would they share with? Who would leech from them?
Almost any translated (English mostly) C-Drama has a torrent. No one bothers uploading RAWs because it could possibly be
the sheer magnitude/effort, and that it seems that Native-Chinese overwhemlingly welcome DDL with open arms.
This is just an observation that I came up with, and is by no means a definitive statement that can't be changed (there are many holes in the above statements I presume).
Lastly, besides, why do you guys think that taking out DDL of D-Addicts is the end of the world? It's not like there aren't alternate sites to download from, right?