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Turd Icons, Forums, Filters, Chat Rooms and More!
It's been a while since our last update notice so we thought it was a good time to mention some of the new features. Highlight some of the old ones and generally let you folks know that VCDQ is still evolving.
Over the coming months we've got some amazing new additions to roll out, including a new blog by a name that will be familiar to many of you (watch this space!) and a cash bounty for our best reviewers. You may have already noticed the +/- buttons next to comments but now they actually "do" something. We're still working on this as it's a massive addition to the site but we will award our best reviewers with either a cash prize or if they want to remain anonymous they can opt to nominate a charity instead. So get reviewing now and build-up a rating... More news on this soon.
"What about now?" I'm sure at least one of you is asking. Simple, we've hopefully fixed the god damn search bug that has been the bane of our Code-Ninjas life for some time. Improved the Facebook integration (click the "like" button in a release's information page). Added more streaming samples and much, much more.
First of all the site now defaults to movies, in xvid format, from 2011 only. If you want to see the full release lists, click the "DEFAULT FILTER | ALL RELEASES | ALL MOVIES | TV-SHOWS | PC | PS3 | 360 | WII" links at the top of the site. Clicking "Home" will also return you to the default view unless you have customised your view, in which case you'll be returned to that. Want to get rid of your custom view? Click "DEFAULT FILTER". We've also tidied up the code presenting the tables a little. You probably won't notice the changes but they are there :)
Another (slightly controversial) feature we've decided to add is an option to locally "nuke" P2P releases that are messed-up. There's currently no quality control for the P2P scene like there is for the regular Scene and we felt we were letting people down by not alerting them to releases that we're fundamentally broken. With that in mind we've added the "turd" icon to compliment the Scene Nuke icon... If you see a steaming turd next to a release name you can be rest assured it's a show-stopper of a fuck up and you should avoid the release. Turds will not be awarded often and when they are it's just our opinion but we have been doing this for 10 years now. We won't "turd" a release just for being bad or even the 10th dupe of the same source (even though we hate it), we'll turd it for being fundamentally broken in some way; no subs for foreign parts, audio sync is messed up, the end of the film is missing... Stuff YOU need to know. In other words, BEWARE THE TURD!
We're now posting some releases and other forms of wisdom to our Twitter and Facebook pages. You can also add release information directly to your Facebook page if you want to share release information with your friends.
We also wanted to be able to "reach out and touch" some of our visitors. Not in a way that gets us arrested, but by adding a web portal into our Fort Knox like IRC chat channel. Ok, it's not like Fort Knox but it was a pain in the ass to get to. Now you can simply click on the "Chat Room" link at the top of the page for a pop-out Window that will take your preferred nickname (we recommend your forum nick) and join our IRC channel without having to know about IRC, SSL, ports and all that funk.
Forum from Hell
Of course, if a live chat with a bunch of reprobates isn't your bag you can chat in our forum with the same reprobates but at a slower, more leisurely pace. We've even added Tapatalk support so you can chat on the go... Even on the toilet (please don't use Tapatalk to upload pictures of your "efforts" though).
Here you can chat about pretty much anything you want. We have General Discussion, Computers and Gadgets, Movies and TV, Art, Games, Gambling and Sport and the weirdest corner of the known universe, The Twink Prison... Be warned though, the forum is strictly for adults and some things once seen, can never been unseen. Flaming is allowed if it's creative and funny and within reason you can discuss prety much anything you want, just keep it legal (and read the rules!). There's a whole host of members waiting to tear you to pieces if you're an idiot though, you have been warned.
Feedback and Contributing to the Site
So we hope you enjoy the new features and if not don't forget to drop by the forum or IRC channel to tell us ;-) Also, if you can help contribute to the site, we're always looking out for updater's, release groups and other sources of release information (Scene or P2P) - can you hook us up?
Maybe you've written an App that uses VCDQ, or a browser extension, or a Greasemonkey script or something so amazing and radical we'll punch ourselves in excitement? Drop by, let us know, maybe we can get it out there to a few more users.
Remember we're a LEGAL, INFORMATION-ONLY site. We DO NOT provide links to copyrighted material and you MUST NOT post links to copyrighted material or discuss where to obtain releases listed on this site. We don't provide download links, Torrents, Newsgroups or anything of that kind so please don't ask... Unless you're a hot chick with low self esteem, in which case get in touch!