RE: Torrent Team Manual ver1

From: Ben Grodsky <>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 11:19:06 -0700

The BT manual looks good! I think you're right that this will be helpful for addressing the current fast turn-over rate in the BT department, by helping new hires get up to speed quickly.
Aren't the .torrent filenames farmed by the BTScraper system into a database? I'm referring to this method under II.: "Identify new or existing torrent filename and file structure to decoy."
There's a typo: chopped and skewed --> "chopped and screwed" (in II, under Method)
Ask Rendy/Gerald/Ebert/Jay about "preemptive posting" and some of the other BT techniques/strategies we've used over time. Briefly, preemptive posting seems to work on some sites (I don't have a list of which, and that list is over 1 year old, so probably out-of-date anyway) and is a way of blocking an info hash on a particular site. We tested this technique extensively for TV shows in early 2006 and found it beneficial in some situations. I'm not sure whether Rendy or Gerald have used preemptive posting, so Ebert/Jay may be the only MD staff with more info about this....


From: Benny Mao
Sent: Wed 22-Aug-07 17:29
To: Gerald Macias; Jeff Lew; Niles Livingston; Rendy Oka; Veasna Chhin
Cc: Ben Ebert; Ben Grodsky
Subject: Torrent Team Manual ver1



I've put together what is the beginnings of a Torrent Team Manual. It was helpful for me to understand all the processes by writing them down.


Take a look and let me know if there are any ideas. This will be updated and expanded as we evolve.


I could see this being useful not just for new hires, but for anyone outside the Torrent realm who wants to get an understanding of what we do.


\\mdfile01\public\torrents\TorrentTeamManual.doc <file:///\\mdfile01\public\torrents\TorrentTeamManual.doc>





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