Dessalines
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My other main side project is https://torrents-csv.ml, an open source database / universal search engine for popular torrents.

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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.

Dessalines
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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.

@stevo
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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!

Dessalines
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Hehe ya, it gets most of its traffic by being integrated into things like qbittorrent and jackett, but I’m glad its being used.

無門關
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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?

Dessalines
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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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