It reads, and I quote, Fuck waffles.
No. Really. Fuck waffles.
Waffles.fm is the torrent site equivalent of Halo 3. Overhyped, mediocre, and surrounded by a cloud of fanboys so thick you'd need a chainsaw to cut through it.
I've been wanting to say this ever since they started with their crap, but I've had the decency to keep my mouth shut until they've had a chance to get off the ground.
They've had their chance. I've seen nothing but fail come from them and their users -- "Expanding the hydra" does not involve roving around the internet screaming "WHAT.CD SUX! LIBBLE IS FOR FAGS! STMUSIC? MOAR LIKE STD LOLOLOL".
Ever since they first started their site, they've been lying their fucking asses off, and I'm getting sick and tired of it. I'll start with the most obvious one.
Their name. They claim to have had that name in the works for months... despite their URL (waffles.fm) not being registered until AFTER (renewal date of 28th) the homepage of oink.cd was changed to have the link to brokep's blog (dated 27th oct) with the collection of what to use sites.
Soon after that, they began asking old oinkers to "confirm they were a member" at oink.cd. Those of you who've been paying any attention at all lately will know that there is no fucking way in hell that they could've "confirmed" anything. Any idiot can forge an email, and any other idiot can forge a passkey or screenshot. The fact is, they have *NOTHING* to confirm it against, as guess fucking what, they didn't have the passkeys, email addresses, or any other things to "confirm" it against. So yeah, good job on that one.
Next up, their lies about the "DDoS" attack. They fucked up and tried to blame it on someone else. Gee mister smart arse running the site -- perhaps raising the announce interval away from 30 seconds might help, you daft pricks. Just where exactly did you pull that 90 mbps figure out of anyway, cause it sure sounds like it came out of your ass. Let's not go into the other major fuckups they have all over their site... like maybe SQL injection vulnerabilities. Posting users passhashes on their front page... yeah. Great admin work. TB Rules Broken, anyone? Maybe it's just this claim in invite emails that's stopping people speaking up -- "IMPORTANT: Waffles.fm has been in development for less than a week, [...] trackers like what.cd have been in the pipeline for months". That statement about what.cd is so full of bullshit it's unbelievable. Making cheap shots like that at other trackers is just uncalled for and isn't a hallmark of a good site... unless they're making fun of Demonoid.
Their vague attempts at officialism, ripping the text directly from the rules page without understanding half of what they were talking about -- half of their staff (you know, the ones who don't have the balls to be listed on staff.php to provide help and support when users need it) couldn't spot a transcode if it walked up to them wearing a t-shirt saying "I'M A TRANSCODE!" and bitchslapped them with their own hand. Their claim of having an excellent reputation for catching cheaters was the icing on the cake there, though I must know how exactly they plan on catching invite sellers without certain members of the staff we had.
Pop quiz hot shots, I get invites from 20 people around the internet more than happy to invite me. I signup a dozen fake email addresses with various providers, and get each of them to send one to a different email. I then sell the invite URLs on ebay. How are you going to catch me, them, or even the inviter? Oh wait.
Let me make this painfully clear: I shit on waffles.fm, almost as much as they shit on their users. Any confusion regarding the matter should now be completely and utterly annihilated. This is My (Paine's) opinion, and my opinion alone -- I haven't conferred with any of the other old oink staff before posting this, because frankly they'd probably try to talk me out of it.
Thanks for the repeated harassment on IRC by the way, that's what really made me want to do this.
In other news, Canapial's done it again.
Just to fan the flames of hatred, I'm turning off comment moderation just to watch the fanboys, invite beggers, idiots and spammers, come out in force. I'll turn moderation on when I wake up again, and you'll see why I've had it on for so long.
Edit: A reply from one of their staff
Regarding the name, it came originally from a project "wafflehat"
which we later merged with our team. We registered the domain name a
bit late, but whatever. Don't believe me if you don't want to, but we
didn't name it after the "waffles" posting on oink.cd.
This entire project stemmed off of our love for what oink was. Hence
our intention was to adopt the oink community. It takes alot of work,
to sort through thousands of emails and make sure screenshots aren't
fake. Yes, fakes get in. The fact of the matter is the majority of the
people that get invited were in fact oink members, or great new
contributors.The system isn't perfect, I know.
That "90mbps" figure for the DDoS attack was, in fact, pulled straight
out of dead1's ass. Notice how he isn't on our team any more? We
wanted to distance ourselves from the scriptkiddie bullshit he brought
to the team. Not to mention, if we were going to have a staff member
call the wired journalist, it would be TO REMOVE THE FUCKING ARTICLE,
not make it official.
We're tying our best to replicate oink - we are copying a lot of the
rules exactly. Our staff obviously isn't final, but we have a couple new ones here that know what they're doing, they've been downloading a shit load of torrents
to check for transcodes already. I don't know where we've claimed to
have an excellent reputation for catching cheaters, because we
I think I actually failed to consider that way to sell invites. I
might have it reduced to one invite per new user, instead of two.
There's been a lot of hype around to replace oink.. and it's turned
sour mostly. So much bullshit flows through the irc channels, oink
memorial forums, and blogs. What.cd, libble, etc and waffles members
have smeared each other in public places endlessly. All I can really
say is this is out of our control. There are two goals to this
project: To replace Oink as the most convenient place to get any album
ever at full download speed in v0.
The second goal would be to better the musical community. Corny I
know, but hear this out. I've spent time speculating the future of
online music downloading with a couple other staff members, and we all
agreed that we want to push towards websites like these being legal.
What with NIN and Radiohead already releasing their music for free,
it's only a matter of time before bullshit record labels become
obsolete. We could have artists officially support having their albums
available on waffles.fm, and give them control over what the users see
& hear... all speculation, yeah.
My point being, none of this is to steal the glory from the death of
OiNK as the replacement. Newport was kicked from the team because
that's what he was here for.
So I don't know why you would hate us, other than the fact that the
amount of hype has splattered shit in the feces of large names such as
yourself. Running your blog, the only website left with any "oink
officialness" left, I can only imagine what you've dealt with.
Make up your own minds.