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DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:07:45 AM »
Many of the regulars of this side of the board may have heard me or other older bootleg maniac talking about the old DC++ lossless hub for Dream Theater bootlegs that once used to be the best place and the fastest mean to share our collection of taped shows with others.

For those who have never heard of it, here's a brief summary of what it was about in Weymolith's words:

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The requirements for it is a DC++ client software which you'd then use to connect to the hub and to download shows from other users.

The rules are simple: nothing official is allowed, nothing that has been requested by MP not to be shared is allowed, no bands that are against bootlegs are allowed, which essentially means pretty much exact same as this very forum. Also not allowed are shows that have requests from the taper/releaser that it shouldn't be traded electronically (GDT shows mainly). You're not required to have any shows before entering the hub, but you are required to share what you download, this of course is to prevent people from just leeching. You can trade shows electronically at the hub but the main thing is to share the shows to everyone in the hub.

It all sounds heavenly, but the downside is that the hub requires a monthly 50$ to stay online and working. Throughout the years the hub was kept alive by the frequent donations of those who enjoyed the benefits it used to grant, but the passing of time inevitably saw a shrinking of the community that once used to gather more than 50 users, and as a result of this the donations rarefied, until finally the hub was forced to close almost a year ago.

I have always wanted to get the machine running again, as I highly value sharing with others what I had the luck to find within my hand's reach. However, I'm a student with no income and I cannot afford the monthly fee, nor I think would be fair if the burden were to fall completely on Weymolith or anyone else's shoulders, as it happened in the past.

Yet if there were to be at least ten potential users interested in this daring project and willing to contribute regularly, each of us would have to carry a tiny (and I hope affordable to the most) share of the onus.

My quantitative goal is to get below the minumum threshold of 5$ per month per user, that is to say at least 10 regular users. Now, if you understand and agree with our proposition and are willing to contribute to clear the unpleasant but inevitable economic encumbrance, just  post here.

The more we are, the greater will be the possibilities of sharing and enjoyment, and of course the lighter will be the amount needed to keep the house together.

Any suggestion, comment, critique or just general piece of discussion is greatly welcomed. Feel free to chime in and say what you think and join up, if you can.  :)
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 07:13:49 AM »
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 07:30:21 AM »
Come on people, can I get a HELL YEAH?

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 05:30:48 PM »
Count me in.  ;)

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 05:48:51 AM »
Since this is looking like something that might happen, I went ahead and renewed the domain name for another year.
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 05:52:12 AM »
Since this is looking like something that might happen, I went ahead and renewed the domain name for another year.

Thank you Wey :)
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 07:59:41 AM »
Since this is looking like something that might happen, I went ahead and renewed the domain name for another year.

Thank you Wey :)

Yes, Wey to go!  That's what Wey, uh huh uh huh, I like it, uh huh uh huh. 

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 08:05:21 AM »
You must be the 343958th person to say that, John  :lol
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 10:13:47 AM »
You must be the 343958th person to say that, John  :lol

I am well aware of this statistic.   ;)

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 10:15:49 AM »
You must be the 343958th person to say that, John  :lol

I am well aware of this statistic.   ;)

But are you aware of NUGGETZ?1=!  :omg:
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 10:31:49 AM »
You must be the 343958th person to say that, John  :lol

I am well aware of this statistic.   ;)

But are you aware of NUGGETZ?1=!  :omg:

speaking of nuggetzes, the bathroom is free.  I'll get back to you in 5.8 minutes. 

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 10:41:50 AM »
Once again:

Enjoy the piss!
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2013, 05:56:50 AM »
Thank you again wey :) great to se a bit of support!
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2013, 09:53:51 AM »
I'm in for sure.

I find myself lacking in the excellent historic  shows people talk about. I have bandwidth and resources to throw at it too, so it'd be nice to give back.

I'd even be happy to pay upfront for 6 months+ to help get support going.

Fantastic news!

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2013, 10:25:21 AM »
I'm in for sure.

I find myself lacking in the excellent historic  shows people talk about. I have bandwidth and resources to throw at it too, so it'd be nice to give back.

I'd even be happy to pay upfront for 6 months+ to help get support going.

Fantastic news!

Whoa, you are great! I'll add you to the list right now! Thanks for your support and enthusiasm.  :tup
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2013, 02:17:01 AM »
Okay, well obviously with the announcement going out from the message board, that's opened back up at www.dreamtheaterhub.com

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 10:11:39 PM »
Hopefully I'll be able to throw some money in soon. This is exciting. :D

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2013, 01:17:00 AM »
Hopefully I'll be able to throw some money in soon. This is exciting. :D

Things are undr way, algo :D
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2013, 02:40:44 PM »
Just checking in to see how things are going, excited! If any help is needed technically please send me a message I can offer my systems admin help. Or to throw some money at a server/bandwidth to kick it off.

Cheers!

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 12:59:23 PM »
Sounds exciting, and i'm also willing to chip in. Don't know a thing about DC++ though. So would like a newbie guide if possible

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2013, 02:53:55 PM »
Well, register on the forum and we will be happy to have you with us!

I'm no expert of DC++ either, at least on the technical side of it. The best advice I can give you is to install the latest version (should be 0.811) and give a read to this http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net/webhelp/index.html
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2013, 02:54:55 PM »
Post if you need help!

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2013, 11:42:30 PM »
I'm new the bootleg/trading game, and this looked intriguing so I registered.  I'm excited to see what's out there!
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2013, 11:29:24 AM »
I'm new the bootleg/trading game, and this looked intriguing so I registered.  I'm excited to see what's out there!

Tons of boots are out there.  ;)
If only more people registered and started enjoying them.

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2013, 02:16:43 AM »
ehi guys, I'm waiting for your approvation on dreamtheaterhub.com :)

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2013, 03:08:26 AM »
Wait for it, I'm coming :D
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2013, 06:48:40 AM »
Wait for it, I'm coming :D
I'm waiting the second mail to validate my account :)

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2013, 07:02:53 AM »
Should have been sent already  :justjen
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2013, 03:13:53 AM »
not yet :(

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2013, 03:24:23 AM »
And yet you appear as a full member in the members list. Make sure the activation email was not caught in some mail filter.
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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2013, 06:58:46 AM »
ok, now that's ok, thanks :)

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2013, 11:40:58 AM »
Hi Marco,

I want to join the hub also. Can you provide me with the info for participation.

Thanks ina dvance.

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2013, 03:21:33 AM »
Hi Marco,

CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME !!!

I want to join the hub also. Can you provide me with the info for participation.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: DT DC++ HUB - A Flawless New Beginning?
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2013, 10:44:01 AM »
Hi Marco,

CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME !!!

I want to join the hub also. Can you provide me with the info for participation.

Thanks in advance.

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