Zeropaid - then and now

Discussion in 'File Sharing' started by MP3Pr0, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. MP3Pr0

    MP3Pr0 Member Established Member

    I've been a big fan of Zeropaid for about 10 years. I used to love coming to the site and reading all the exciting news about how Gnutella was being improved upon and how P2P apps in general were evolving (AntsP2P, Freenet, etc.). The release of Zeropaid's updated Xolox app was awesome. This is where I learned about eMule, PeerGuardian, and so much else. The forums kept my interest going as well with all sorts of topics.

    Nowadays, I dread going to the site. Don't get me wrong: Zeropaid still rocks. I love the site. It's the news that pisses me off. 3 strikes BS, traffic throttling, government collusion with big industry... what the hell's happened?

    I miss the good news.

    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    We all miss those old days, but since Bittorrent came along, things changed. The forum has changed. If you look at other p2p sites, they have all changed too. I can't say I like politics much, but I still find some amusement coming here or I guess I wouldn't bother.

    Good to see ya back!
  3. Signa

    Signa COCK ROCKET!!! Established Member

    Yeah, I miss the good news too, but I like the bad news so I can stay ahead of the competition and know what is going on in the world. I'm too lazy to find my own info, so it's been a massive help to be a member here. I've never gotten a letter from my ISP, so I think some credit has to be given to what I've learned here. Both a friend of mine and my brother have gotten multiple letters, and they don't download much different than I do.
  4. Boomer The Dog

    Boomer The Dog Anthropomorphic

    Man if everything was the same in P2P after 10 years, nobody would be here because they would be bored out of their minds. Let the new decade begin. Seriously, some of those old P2P programs were terrible!

    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    Yeah, like dogster. LOL
  6. Boomer The Dog

    Boomer The Dog Anthropomorphic

    I heard of Dogster and even saw the website for it, found through ZP. Then there was Earthstation V that was supposed to end all other programs.

    Funny program names, there was an e-mail program I tried long ago called Canine Mail, because it was supposed to 'fetch' your mail I guess. It was something like Outlook Express, and I tried it, but replaced the computer soon after and didn't install it again.

    Oh by the way, Mp3Pro never took off.. ;)

    Here's to your Border buddy RnR.
  7. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    About 10 years ago, p2p was new. Everyone was asking questions about it, there were new developments to the networks every day and there was, like, 6 different protocols and hundreds of clients.

    Today, the protocols are pretty much developed as much as they can be developed, the popular clients can't exactly get a whole lot better now and everyone knows everything about p2p (or they use the search features on these forums)

    Honestly, if there wasn't bad or amusing news, there'd be just about no news left on a site like this.

    Things will probably pick up once ACTA fully hits the world and everyone scambles to find the next big encryption protocol, but after that... there's probably not many ways p2p could go. It could be legalised finally or the industry could finally take a hint and develop something decent. We could see some more dramatic stuff like police chases that are p2p related or things could branch into other area's like privacy related issues more and more.

    I personally don't see p2p developing like it use to anymore. It might some, mainly get better and better encryption methods, but beyond that, it's doubtful much will be developed in the way of p2p.

    Either way, the good news is that p2p isn't really going anywhere far. The bad news is that p2p isn't really going anywhere far.
  8. mountain_rage

    mountain_rage Zeropaids nipple Staff Member Moderator

    Now if you were a police officer, and you were told to arrest someone knowing that you yourself download copyrighted material, wouldn't that make you feel dirty? Quite frankly I see a lot of controversy in the near future.

    NDGAARONDI Newbies can change this!

    Yeah, partly why I went absent for a few years a while ago. Looks like my suggestion to have a 'legal watch' subforum came true.

    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    Hey...good to see you still drop by.

    NDGAARONDI Newbies can change this!

    Thanks! Good to see other old timers still around. :)
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    RACKnRAIL 今は知っているでしょ Staff Member Moderator

    There's still a few of us around. Not much to talk about, but we're here. :/

    NDGAARONDI Newbies can change this!

    Well the only things with me wrt to file sharing has been unfortunate news. I got three accounts pruned/banned for lack of activity and one tracker packed it in.
  14. moneoa

    moneoa Vita!!!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

    have a few beer like me and its not so bad
  15. londonescort

    londonescort Guest

    Yah !

    You are absolutely right... Zeropaid Than and Zeropaid now so different between this tow time zone. Oh ! i so miss the old and good time...
  16. moneoa

    moneoa Vita!!!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

    I caught you, you little shit. No more Viagra delivery and spam links in your sig.

    Like you would know how things have chaged when we have NEVER SEEN YOU BEFORE NOW.
  17. mfgbypooter

    mfgbypooter Super Pooper Staff Member Moderator

    Evidently the escorts in london have a lack of boner problem.

  18. mp3master1215

    mp3master1215 Past Zeropaid News Admin

    Join Date: Apr 2002... hehe 10 years? hehe im just messin with you nice post :)
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  19. HelenaP

    HelenaP go luath.. céanna go luat Established Member Contributor

    <*Since it was necro'ed anyway*> ~
    Ah the good old days. Those words were music to my ears...
  20. moneoa

    moneoa Vita!!!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

    I actually should apologize to the necro spammer and admit that he is not a little shit by any means but a big smelly pile of shit

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