A couple of weeks ago, we posted an article on the launch of SceneExpress (aka SeX) v1. SeX ended its somewhat lengthy beta period recently and launched the first final version of its tracker and web interface with some new features, bug fixes and enhancements. However, the site was not open to the public back when we posted the news – new users who were interested in joining had no way of getting in since even the invites channel remained closed. Good news is that SceneExpress has now opened registrations for 5 whole days, starting today. This is their second open signup since the launch in April 2010. SeX is a General/0Day torrent tracker running on the shiny new SCTBDEV codebase and indexes movies, music, games, TV shows, Ebooks and other general content. The site is the predecessor to SceneLife (ScL), which shut down several months ago.
The decision to open signups is really a good move on the part of tracker admins. SeX currently tracks around 28000 torrents – around 8K in the main index and a further 20000 in the ‘Spam’ category which are all free leech. It’s user base currently stands at around 4500 registered members (statistics as at 9/4/2010). There are hundreds of new torrents uploaded daily and to maintain an extend the retention of such a large torrents index, more leechers are definitely needed. The official news post regarding the open signups is quoted below:
To help spread our new SeXiness we are smashing our doors (literally) and going all out with a full 5 days of open signups! For 5 days our doors will be open starting from today (09.04.2010) and ending on Wednesday (09.15.2010) at 24.00 GMT. So, if you know people that have been trying to get in or that have been curious to see what we're about. Remember .RO and .IL are now unbanned so they are now also welcomed.
Open SignUp Link: http://scenexpress.net/opensignup.php
HTTPS Link: https://scenexpress.net/opensignup.php
Additional Note: We are always looking for dedicated pack uploaders, if you feel you can help fill out a uploaders application Here and let us know.
Additional Note 2: Check out the best way to build a ratio in here: Click HERE
And open registrations isn’t the only good news that’s coming from SceneExpress. If you are from Israel or Romania, you’d be glad to know that country bans for both these countries have now been lifted. News signupsare now allowed from .RO and .IL. In addition, SeX has rolled out a new set of updates for the first time since v1 launch.
Since we have officially opened v1 we have been really working on a lot of things. We have put a lot of focus on some backend engines that we hope will give you guys a SeXier experience. Here's what this means for our members:
New Hit and Run system:
This system is designed to be as fair as possible while at the same time enforcing our seeding policy. A full and complete breakdown of how the system works can be found Here. We strongly recommend ALL members take the time to read through it and fully understand how it works!
Promotion System Changes:
We have reviewed our rank promotion system and decided that it needed some changes. We have decided to remove the max ratio caps. In addition to this we have decided add a time in rank feature. This is because we felt it was a bit to easy to progress to the next rank and with the forum post requirement it brought to much spam to the forums. We hope this will encourage better forum posting and a better overall experience here at Sex. We strongly recommend ALL members take the time to read the updated FAQ to get the full breakdown on this!
Seeding Requirement Changes:
We have reviewed our seeding policy also and have decided to make some changes here as well. Our new requirements will make seeding much easier for our members. We hope these requirement changes helps encourage more site activity. These new changes only reflect the minimum requirements but, we encourage everyone to seed as long as they can to help keep torrents alive as long as possible.
Here's how the new seeding system works:
ALL NEW single torrents (0-14 days old) need to be seeded either 1:1 or seeded for 72 hours (3 days)
ALL NEW packs (0-14 days old) need to be seeded either 1:1 or seeded for 120 hours (5 days)
ALL OLDER single torrents (14 days old or older) need to be seeded 1:1 or seeded 36 hours (1 1/2 days)
ALL OLDER packs (14 days old or older) need to be seeded either 1:1 or seeded 72 hours (3 days)
We have also updated our FAQ with new information about the Snatch Policy System, Hit and Run System, Seeding requirements, new Promotion requirements and so on. We advise everyone of you to check it out.
Above new additions are of course introduced on top of v1 features. For a detailed account of SeX v1 including a list of improvements and screenshots, please refer to this article.
As mentioned earlier, signups are currently open. he current user limit is set to 6000 which leaves around 1500 more free slots (unless the limit is raised at a later stage) up for the taking.
Site Name: SceneExpress (https://scenexpress.net)
Signup URL: https://scenexpress.net/opensignup.php
Signup URL (non HTTPS): http://scenexpress.net/opensignup.php
Special thanks to ViperMM (SeX SysOP) and Peter Vig for the heads up.