By now you probably know that majority of the pirated material (movies, music, games, e-books and everything else) in the world originate from ‘the scene’. ‘The Scene’ comprises of many release groups (RELOADED, PUKKA, DiAMOND, RAZOR1911, etc) whose members are scattered across the globe. Since ‘The Scene’ is an underground community, scene groups do not normally use conventional means to communicate with each other. This is where ‘Scene Notices’ come in.
‘Scene notices’ are public (public to scene members that is) messages similar to .NFOs that scene members use to brag, flame, regroup, coordinate activities and make announcements regarding the warez scene. These are usually posted on scene topsites, sometimes as directories. Memorable (and quite hilarious) Scene Notices I’ve read in the recent past include the one that started all the rumors about ‘PEG Tracker"’ as well as another that exposed the staff at ScT. Another Scene Notice that’s quite unforgettable is
which was posted when Operation Site Down hit the core of the scene back in 2005. Nowadays an increasing number of SceneNotices are targeted at exposing members who leak scene releases to private torrent trackers (remember- sceners hate p2p).
As you can see it’s all very interesting. But how can you read these if you are not a scene member? This is where SceneNotice.org comes in. It’s a public site that indexes and archives selected SceneNotices posted on topsites, IRCs, etc.
The site currently has an archive of over 600 SceneNotices. A search feature as well as an RSS feed is also present. When viewing posts at SceneNotice.org, you may need to zoom in using your browser as the default font used is a little too small. Note that this site does not index each and every Scene Notice – only a selected few are posted. It’s still is a good read and if you are interested go and have a look.
Site Name: SceneNotice (http://scenenotice.org)
Registration URL: http://scenenotice.org/register.php (Registration is optional – even unregistered users are able to read posts.)
P.S. – PEG Tracker is FAKE. Don’t waste your time chasing it lol.