Over the last couple of months, we have featured quite a few BitTorrent invite & news forums on this blog. Some of these sites such as VTN have been successful while some others have now disappeared without a trace. Here’s another new BT forum which we hope will become a success – Su.Per Food is a brand new site that’s just entering the file sharing scene. Although it’s new, it appears to be run by a knowledgeable bunch of folks who crave to do something different. The site already features some rather controversial and uncommon concepts such as unrestricted invites, invite auctions (not for real money :p ), anonymous posting and the ‘miserable members’ feature which is an alternative to banning. The whole site including its name, user classes, credits system, forum categories, etc all revolve around … well… food. Food and BitTorrent is an unlikely combination (or at least it was until Deli.Sh launched) but it does offer a refreshing change from common stuff you see on almost every BitTorrent forum.
Thankfully, Su.per Food is not one of those ‘secret’ file sharing forums which tries to be elite from the start. It however is a closed community where entry is only possible by filling out the online invite application (there will be open registrations just for 3 hours since this articles goes live). In general, they are only trying to recruit members who have one or more years of experience in torrenting. Also, keep in mind that Su.Per Food is a new site – it’s probably getting public exposure for the first time through this blog post. Don’t expect to walk into a forum that has a gazillion threads and buzzing with activity of 100k members. Join this site if you are willing to try out something fresh and new, and keep in mind that even the largest of sites start small.
Anyways, those interested in joining Su.Per Food would want to know what all the hype is about. Here’s a summarized list of site features and highlights you might find interesting on this forum:
Unrestricted Invites - Su.per Food does not have any restrictions as far as invites go, if you have something to give away then you can go ahead and do it (giveaways are usually done in ‘The Buffet’ section). This is the reason for the high level of anonymity and why every member who registers is required to agree to Su.Per Food Privacy Agreement. This however does not mean you can scam invites – invite trading and selling is absolutely prohibited.
Credits - Credits are basically another way to keep Su.Per food users active, when a member offers a giveaway, they can add a credit amount to the GA, meaning that that if someone is eligible for that GA then it will also cost them the specified amount of credits. It’s not just the giveaways – you gain credits for pretty much everything you do on the site, including when a thread you created is viewed by others.
Weight - Weight is somewhat like a reputation system here at Su.per Food, If someone Serves you or helps you in any way, you can add some weight to them and show your appreciation.
The Offer Auction House - The Offer Auction House (OAH), is an alternative to the standard giveaways usually done in ‘The Buffet’. Members may create "auctions" for invites they have to offer, the person who wins the auction will be the one who bids the highest amount of Credits before the auctions time limit is up.
Anonymity - When applying/registering here, its is a must that you do not use a nick that you have used anywhere else at all, the same goes for email and avatar, if someone reports your username, avatar or email being used at another forum, tracker or community, and if Su.per Food staff can match it to being you, then not only will you, but your entire invite tree will be put "on a diet" and not be allowed back in here.
Access via Proxy – Since Su.per Food staff take member anonymity seriously, not only is using a way to mask your ip address allowed, it is also encouraged.
Anonymous Posting - Several of the forums here have the option to make your post or thread anonymous, just tick the box that says "Make Post Anonymously" in the top right corner of the new post editor.
Miserable Members - Unless a member really oversteps the rules, they will not immediately be banned. Instead, there is another way to "Punish" those who cause trouble. If you are a trouble maker, a Su.Per Food staff member may cause you to become "Miserable" - while in this state you will suffer the following:
- Slow response (20 to 60 second delay) on every page.
- A 50% chance they will get the "server busy" message.
- A 75% chance that no search facilities will be available.
- A 25% chance they will get redirected to another preset page.
- A 25% chance they will simply get a blank page.
- Post flood limit increased by 10 times.
User Classes – As mentioned earlier, everything on this forum revolves around food. User classes are no exception. A list of user classes at Su.Per Food can be found below (the minimum required weight for promotion to a particular user class is mentioned in brackets):
- On a Diet - Disabled
- (30lbs) Skin & Bones - Default Userclass.
- (50lbs+) Beer Belly - Registered for at least 1 week, posted at least 10 times.
- (80lbs+) Chubby Bunny - Registered for at least 2 weeks, posted at least 25 times.
- (120lbs+) Tons Of Fun - Registered for at least 1 month, posted at least 50 times.
- (180lbs+) Morbidly Obese - Registered for at least 3 months, posted at least 120 times.
The Brainstorm – This is a forum section where members can get help and help others. You can read tutorials and even get staff assistance here.
For any online community to be successful, it will need to have a healthy culture that does not alienate the user base. Su.per Food administrators seem to know this and this is what they had to say about the culture on their site:
- Everyone is equal within our community, there is no special treatment based on rank, we figure that the application is hard enough that when someone is approved, they earn the right to be here.
- There are no extra privileges between non-staff user classes at Su.per Food, meaning that someone who just joined can order anything that a 5 year member can
- We accept donations, but we will never ever ask for them, you wont ever see any "Please donate" threads, or "need your help" threads because our number one priority is community.
- We have a private twitter account that members may access from their phones or other mobile devices to keep up with community updates.
As mentioned earlier, Su.Per Food is usually partially open to the public via online invite application. However, registrations will be fully open for a few hours since the posting of this article, to provide quick access to any potential new members and FILEnetworks Blog readers.
Site Name: Su.Per Food (https://doofrep.us)
Open Registrations Signup URL: https://doofrep.us/getfat.php (will only work for a few hours)
Invite Applications URL: http://doofrep.us/appguide.php
Special thanks to Su.Per Food staff for the heads up.