RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

From: Niles Livingston <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:35:20 -0700

They're redoing their upload majigger, the whole site'll probably be wonky until they finish.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rendy Oka
Sent: Mon 7/30/2007 12:34 PM
To: Ben Ebert; Daniel Lee; torrents
Cc: qateam
Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents
Seems like there is a problem with the entire snarf-it site. I tried opening other torrents (from music, TV, and software) and all have that same content. The forum is offline so there's no chatters about the site's issue.

From: Ben Ebert
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 12:19 PM
To: Rendy Oka; Daniel Lee; torrents
Cc: qateam
Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

        I have looked at a few other torrents on that site that we are not protecting and gotten the same problem. There may be a problem with the entire snarf-it site. See if you can get a real copy of the movie from snarf-it or if all the torrents are broken at this time.



                From: Rendy Oka
        Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 12:12 PM
        To: Daniel Lee; Torrents_team
        Cc: qateam; Ben Ebert
        Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents


        Upon opening the file using a text editor, I found that it's not a torrent file after all:

                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
                <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
                         " <> ">
                <html xmlns=" <> " xml:lang="en" lang="en">
                  <title>404 - Not Found</title>
                  <h1>404 - Not Found</h1>

        I'm pretty sure this is a torrent that I made, because I have one with that same exact name. I tried opening it with a BT client and it opened just fine. My theory is that this is something that Snarf-It does when it finds a fake.







                                From: Daniel Lee
                Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 10:59 AM
                To: Torrents_team
                Cc: qateam; Ben Ebert
                Subject: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

                Hey guys,


                The top 15 results for "The Simpsons Movie" are all invalid torrents on Could someone please look into this? We won't be getting any credit for these torrents since they're aren't downloadable. I attached a sample torrent.






                Daniel Lee
Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 10:56:05 BST

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