Commenting Update

Posted by on Nov 23rd, 2009, at 12:31 am in Site Stuff.

Well as some of you have noticed, comments are starting to become very hit and miss, sometimes grabbing what you want first try, or ending up with COPS instead of Private Practice. We have decided to rectify this by offering repeat, confirmed good commentors an account. A few features of this are:

  • Confirmed good links, with a symbol next to your name, stating so
  • No need to fill out the annoying form and captcha over and over again
  • Faster browse times

So, if you want an account, drop us an email (email address is on the contact page) and let us know your nick, email address and your nick on the site if you use something different. We will then confirm you are a good commentor, and set you up an account. If you are a first time commentor, you will have to earn your stripes, by continually offering genuine links, once this has been shown, we will offer an account.

We hope this helps everyone out, and makes everyone’s life that little bit easier.

If you see this, you know it’s good:

– Lee

Feel free to post any comments about Commenting Update, including links to downloads, samples, screenshots, information, or any other relevant information. Please note that anything you download from here, you do so at your own risk. Remember if you see Trusted Poster, this means they are trusted commentors!

45 Comments about “Commenting Update”

  1. 1. Kerra Nov 23rd, 2009 at 1:28 am

    YAY, Three times i have been tricked and was not happy.

    Although i don’t upload, im all in for supporting these trusted comment 🙂

    Is is also possible to hide or flag suspected fakes also?

  2. 2. NoFate (ScnSrc Warrior) Trusted Poster Nov 23rd, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Yeah if a comment is fake or the wrong release we will be able to manually prune them. Remember to keep us posted with fakes so we can ban those bad commenters.

  3. 3. actionjackson Nov 23rd, 2009 at 2:06 am

    This is genius! good work team

  4. 4. meh Nov 23rd, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Excellent Idea. It will also cut back on links for the click buck a holes who just want hits for pennies.
    Thanks guys/girls. Wonderful news.

  5. 5. Jeep Nov 23rd, 2009 at 3:16 am

    Awesome initiative! Good work 🙂

  6. 6. Biffo Nov 23rd, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Brilliant idea, will give this site a good reputation. There are some review sites so full of garbage I’ve stopped visiting them.

  7. 7. rofl123 Nov 23rd, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Hah, was funny yesterday, you mentioned the 720p rls of top gear before it came out and someone still posted links for it, priceless.

    Good news, and awesome website 🙂

  8. 8. Saito Nov 23rd, 2009 at 5:36 am

    Mission start~!

    Search and destroy >:o

  9. 9. Flex Nov 23rd, 2009 at 5:52 am

    SceneSource is AwesomeSource!

  10. 10. anon Nov 23rd, 2009 at 6:39 am


  11. 11. mk Nov 23rd, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    ban ip’s

  12. 12. HaDeZz (Serial killer) Trusted Poster Nov 23rd, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    U do realize its quite easy to change ur ip right?

  13. 13. Me Nov 23rd, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks ive been waiting for someone to correct this problem

  14. 14. Anonymous Nov 23rd, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    It’s a shame it took z-e-r-o-s-e-c to do it first before you followed, but hey – good work anyway. Long overdue.

  15. 15. Shapey Nov 23rd, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Fantastic way to go forward. It was getting annoying with the fake links to shows I have never heard of. Maybe it is some form of viral advertising. Regardless, trusted sources have my approval.

  16. 16. Lee (Sysop) Nov 23rd, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Anonymous: zerosec offer their “donaters” accounts only, and make the visitors “rate” links, etc. They don’t offer accounts to repeat commentors.

  17. 17. NuZZ Trusted Poster Nov 23rd, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Lawl, zerosec. More like zerosex amiright? Okay that’s an old one.

  18. 18. djpaetkau Nov 23rd, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve been through a lot of sites before I found SceneSource, but I’ve loved it here since I started, and getting rid of fake links (I’ve been hosed with a few) will definitely keep me coming back.

  19. 19. Bigmouth Nov 23rd, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Well it is o.k. i guess, but it could help but may not becouse some people who just try to help out
    with a link just once in awile will probly just stop becouse no one will bother to use there
    link’s and it will just get flooded will dick’s posting rapidshare links only!
    relly it’s not a new idea p2p wus relly the first to think of this piratebay has been doing
    it for years!
    But good job anyhow, hope it works 🙂

  20. 20. skeptikone Nov 24th, 2009 at 2:06 am

    just get a usenet account cheapasses haha. i only use scnsrc for the release name then copy+paste into a usenet search engine.

  21. 21. Greg (King of Ink) Nov 24th, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Yeah but not everybody is you, are they, skeptikone? Weeding out fake and spam links, will improve the site and hopefully make us more reliable for links aswell as a source for release names.

  22. 22. rodzilla Nov 24th, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Good One!

    The only thing worse than a fudgepacker who posts fakes is a double-fudgepacker who posts passworded RARs then tries to con you into clicking on all kinds of affiliate shit to get the password.

    Manually weeding out the fomer is time-consuming, but it would improve the site no end.

    An “AVIs ONLY” policy would get rid of the latter.

    Single RARs are usually only fractionally smaller than the AVIs inside them anyway, and if some silly bastard splits and multi-RARs a movie then the archive is often bigger than the content. Who needs that crap ?

    Go for the throat! 🙂

  23. 23. spong Nov 24th, 2009 at 4:26 am

    BOOBS…if I had them you would be touching them now as a reward. Great idea.

  24. 24. mropinion (Admin) Nov 24th, 2009 at 4:41 am

    All these people saying “such and such did this first”, I dont think Lee is claiming to of invented the concept of trusted users. We weren’t the first people to use hyperlinks or html, should we stop using those too?

    People will find a way to complain about anything, it’s not like we kissed your mum.

  25. 25. GrX Nov 24th, 2009 at 6:13 am

    if the authors who made the post actually used filehosters instead of leaving it to the comments we wouldn’t have a problem or issue with fake links.

    its about time something was put in place i for one am all for this 🙂
    good choice lee

  26. 26. skeptikone Nov 24th, 2009 at 6:41 am

    rodzilla the reason they come in a whole heap of rar’s is because they originally get posted to usenet and 14.7mb (or whatever) is the usenet file size limit. however real groups dont password protect their rars; fakers do

  27. 27. Giovanni Trusted Poster Nov 24th, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Nice, thanks m8s

  28. 28. InvisibleMan Nov 24th, 2009 at 9:20 am

    good idea, i admit i stopped using links posted in comments long ago, mainly due to the linkbucks spam ect… i would just come by get the keywords for the release and download the torrent off mininova. Now i know i can see trusted user symbol “similar to trusted user at piratebay symbol” and be assured the link is real.

  29. 29. Arucardo Nov 24th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    The authors aren’t here to post filehosting links GrX, getting the links is just extra.

  30. 30. GrX Nov 24th, 2009 at 10:19 am

    i know Arucardo but it sure would help in the war in fakes.
    i guess this idea is just as great personally i’d come here see a release then
    end up going elsewhere which had the exact same releases + authors links

    then i started to wonder why bother keep coming back here just to be teased with some
    release that unless someone in a comment posts a link were stuffed.

    if other sites have the same content + the added bonus the authors actually post links
    to filehosting i couldn’t see the reason to keep returning here.

    but i have great respect for lee and keep using the site.

  31. 31. CrapH Nov 24th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    great idea, should put off the fake link and cash popup linkers

  32. 32. NoFate (ScnSrc Warrior) Trusted Poster Nov 24th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    There are a number of reasons why we don’t post links with our release info/opinions, some of which have to do with money (we are a completely adfree site and it continuesto be funded by it’s founders), resources (we have limited money which means we cannot afford to buy dedicated boxes to upload to sites like RS), time (we do this simply in our own time for our own enjoyment) and of course the legal factor (if we start uploading content it would make us more vulnerable to anti-piracy takedowns, etc.).

    Yeah I think we would all like to upload to free file hosts and provide all our users with 0sec links but as you can see there are a few limited factors preventing us from doing so. Thank you all for your continue support and remember that you, the users, make the site what it is.

  33. 33. SUCCESS Nov 24th, 2009 at 10:59 pm


  34. 34. Blue Banana Nov 25th, 2009 at 4:03 am

    @ mropinion: Why didn’t you kiss my mum, are you saying she’s a moose? lmao, only joking, great idea, saves time and bandwidth knowing you will be getting “exactly what it says on the tin”. There’s nothing worse than spending time downloading and unraring to find out it’sa fake or renamed file… well nothing worse apart from admin who refuse to kiss my mum… lol

  35. 35. GrX Nov 25th, 2009 at 5:39 am


    thanks for the reply i kind of understand your reasons but you don’t need special dedicated boxes to upload to filehosting sites your own broadband connection is good enough and will do the job
    i’m not talking about 600mb + file sizes i’m talking about for instance the apps section.

    these apps are very small and these apps are normally the ones with fakes everywhere.
    if the authors who wrote about apps uploaded to filehosting at least its a trusted source.

    as for anti-piracy o come on we all know the issues this site has with brein and other
    outfits like them it makes no difference what so ever if you posted links or posted a picture
    of your ass them idiots would still try to remove the site regardless. (which has been proven)

    your a news posting site only and don’t offer links or downloads but they still tried so many times to shut down this site for some bizarre reason considering other sites of this nature never get touched and have more publicity and actually post file hosting links.

    so all in all regardless if you posted links or not they would still serve the same punishment.
    so it’s a moot point that you’d be more vulnerable to take downs as proven in the past

    they don’t care they want you gone regardless what you do or dont do.

  36. 36. mmd Nov 25th, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Time for those friggin RS-pointhunters to rot in hell with those fake links.

    You’ll see me post NZB links to the ORiGiNAL SCENE RARs and ZIPs in the near future.

    Referral: HaDeZZ .. my hardcore-boom-boom buddy 🙂

    Keep up the good work guys and huns..

  37. 37. johnson (Shiny's father) Nov 26th, 2009 at 1:50 pm


  38. 38. hurdy_gurdy_420 Nov 26th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    what happens to the people that dont post that much, i only post once in a while but if i was to show you all the links iv posted in the past will i still be eligable for an account?

  39. 39. NoFate (ScnSrc Warrior) Trusted Poster Nov 26th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I see know problem with that hurdy_gurdy_420 we could look at your past comments, etc. and I’m sure Lee- will make you an account.

  40. 40. CrapH Nov 27th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    excellent idea,

  41. 41. m0pi1 Nov 27th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I am all for this idea but what does it take to get an account? how many times? how will new uploaders be noticed? Won’t this cause a monopoly with the people who already have an account so they get all the “reward points” from people downloading their files?

    Do I really care? No, not at all. But I figured others might.

  42. 42. really Nov 28th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    holly shi
    i cant believe im reading this right
    please scenesource make this idea into a reality
    no scene site does this
    i bow to u
    do megaupload it is the fastest host to down
    & fu k code the links so they do not get deleted something like house.m.d.s06e01 is easy to spot
    y not start coding em like hos06e01 & same with films

  43. 43. Merlyn Trusted Poster Nov 29th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks Lee for the account! You guys rock!

  44. 44. eXam (Post Monster) Trusted Poster Nov 29th, 2009 at 2:57 pm


    I think Lee pretty much laid it out….

    Here I’ll copy and paste it so you don’t have to scroll all the way to the top

    “…drop us an email (email address is on the contact page) and let us know your nick, email address and your nick on the site if you use something different. We will then confirm you are a good commentor, and set you up an account. If you are a first time commentor, you will have to earn your stripes, by continually offering genuine links, once this has been shown, we will offer an account.”

    Continually do it… how many is that… why not just post 3-10 times and then ask in between that number…..

    New uploaders will be noticed by ‘offering genuine links’

    It will cause a monoply at the beginning sure, but if you are offering genuine links then you’ll get a lill diamond beside your name as well..

    I’m glad you don’t care…. :), but I’ll answer questions anyways……

    For any clarification don’t ask me… email shiny or Lee.. lol..

  45. 45. m0pi1 Nov 29th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    haha yeah thanks for pointing that out.. sounds solid.