Anyone interested in scraping and doing a backup, I’d be more than happy to help.
My other main side project is https://torrents-csv.ml, an open source database / universal search engine for popular torrents.
I have been searching extensively for a place to upload torrents. I refuse to use CloudFlare sites and I refuse to solve Google CAPTCHAs. These constraints have killed every torrent site I’ve encountered (including .onion sites, strangely enough).
I was quite enthusiastic to see a commandline tool. In principle, using a pull request to upload torrents would be fine. But it looks like npm is used, which I think recently crashed for a lot of people recently and the ultimate problem was that npm relies on CloudFlare. I also see that the project is on gitlab.com. I can never login to gitlab.com because of a google captcha. And AFAIK, doing a PR is only possible by logging in via the gui, correct?
So I’m still looking for a way to upload a torrent file without solving a Google CAPTCHA and with CloudFlare out of the loop.
I’d be all for adding another remote, the problem is the repo is really large. The torrents.csv which contains all the torrents is only ~ 80MB, but the torrent_files.csv which contains all the files is now at 2.5GB so its not light on space to host.
I can also just add them if you give me a location to download the torrent files, since that’s what the scanner works with anyway.
I remember reading about the site https://torrents-csv.ml months ago thinking it was really useful & fast. I never knew it was you who did it! Thanks!
Hehe ya, it gets most of its traffic by being integrated into things like qbittorrent and jackett, but I’m glad its being used.
While I am very ideologically inclined to the piracy culture (which I’m glad is slowly being kept alive by communities like this), I can’t help but express concerns about the attention our website might get. Won’t we face trouble when uploading these links/files?
I’ll take the opportunity to ask something: can we share any torrents, or only torrents we’ve uploaded?
Yep you can share torrents on here. I’m backing up the DB, and I can and will move this hosting to anywhere safest. The communism.lemmy.ml instance is running outside the US, and I could potentially move this there as well.
If this gets more attention bc of piracy, remember that this is easily self-hostable, and once federation is done, any anti-piracy companies would have to target hundreds of instances.
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