@bi4smooth said in Is there a "Removed Torrent List"?:
@eobox91103 said in Is there a "Removed Torrent List"?:
@archiver55 To answer your topic question--no, there isn't a list of removed torrents that's available to users, according to what a moderator told me a few years ago.
As @john32123666 says, torrents can disappear if the copyright owner asks it to be taken down. Material from EnglishLads and OnlyFans is often removed. If the torrent is taken down but you're still connected to seeders and/or leechers, those connections will stay active and you can download/upload material from those other people. It will not, though, be counted by the tracker and figured into your ratio.
I can imagine its frustrating to have a torrent disappear when you're using it to boost your ratio. I suggest no using EnglishLads or OnlyFans for this purpose. The torrent you mentioned (Guys of London) sounds like it might have been a thinly masked bit from EnglishLads or its affiliated studios...and those folks watch this stuff carefully.
What you've said is true - except for one minor (possibly?) point. According to a moderator I spoke with back in the 20-teens:
- Once a torrent is removed, the reports to the tracker are ignored. All transferred data AFTER the torrent is deleted is "free" (freely given by the seeder, freely taken by the leecher)
- All data transferred and reported BEFORE the torrent's deletion WILL continue to count for/against your ratio.
That's not the same for "duplicate" torrents. As it was explained to me, duplicate torrents aren't DELETED, so much as HIDDEN. That way, people who start to download a torrent that's marked as a duplicate can still finish what they started, and they're also "charged/credited" for that data as well (the torrent being reported on actually exists, it's just not listed on the site any longer).
Thus, if you download a torrent and it disappears on the site, but the tracker still shows your connection, you stumbled into a duplicate. But if the tracker says the torrent is "unregistered" - that means it's deleted... gone... vanished... torrent? what torrent? LOL
I don't think I'm disagreeing with anyone else on this - just fine-tuning the details a bit :)
I'm going to try and enlighten without giving away any of our staff secrets (Can't have the boss mad at me :P)
Duplicate torrents are NOT deleted, they are hidden away in a dark corner of the site where only staff can see them (So we have a record of them, and if someone uploads multiple dupes, we can message them),
All data transfered from Duplicate torrents STILL COUNTS against your ratio because you are still getting the file. If you already have it downloading in your client (according to the tracker) before it's moved, it's yours. If you downloaded it and your client hasn't started the download yet, when it reaches out to check your limits and whatnot, it will reject the torrent.
(oddly enough, I took a break from handling dupe torrents to type this haha)
All torrents that are "removed" for being duplicates will have another version of it that is pushed to the top of the main search page with a recycle icon, which means staff have removed a dupe and made the original move up (and it's freeleeched).
To address the main question being asked, No. There is not a list of fully deleted torrents. They aren't hidden from view, They are HARD DELETED. Poof, Gone, Done.
Hope that helps,,