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Old May 13th 2007, 7:17 pm   #1
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For those who haven't seen this yet, there's a new British Torrent Site called "The Box". Registrations are open and it seems to have a lot of good stuff on there:

http://www.thebox.bz

I've only just joined it, so can't offer any more than that URL at this stage.
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For those who haven't seen this yet, there's a new British Torrent Site called "The Box". Registrations are open and it seems to have a lot of good stuff on there:

http://www.thebox.bz

I've only just joined it, so can't offer any more than that URL at this stage.
Ta v much, will keep this link and try it out.
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Old May 14th 2007, 12:50 am   #3
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For those who haven't seen this yet, there's a new British Torrent Site called "The Box". Registrations are open and it seems to have a lot of good stuff on there:

http://www.thebox.bz

I've only just joined it, so can't offer any more than that URL at this stage.
These seem to be starting up all over the place right now. I've heard of another one called thetelly.net. Apparently it's taken off in Dubai, of all places.

I don't think I watch enough telly to be interested in either, but there's obviously a market for them somewhere!
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Old May 14th 2007, 12:56 am   #4
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I've had a bit more of en explore on this site and it does seem pretty good so far. I've downloaded the latest Derren Brown and the latest Have I Got News For You, both very speedy -- tons of seeds. That means that one has the same problem as on UK Nova, that it's difficult to get your ratio up without uploading slowly for days and nights on end. But TheBox are getting round this, at least in these early days, by offering a bunch of freebies, e.g. Have I Got News For You was a freebie -- download with no effect on your ratio. They are offering the same with a lot of their caps, all those with "FREE" next to them. Don't know how long they'll be able to carry that on for, but it's working nicely for me at the mo. Apparently the incentive is to get people to seed by offering them double the credit.
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I've treid to register with this site now three times and everytime I never receive my confirmation email.
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I've treid to register with this site now three times and everytime I never receive my confirmation email.
That's annoying, isn't it? It has a 40,000 capacity and has only reached 6,000. Have you checked your spam folder?
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this is the shit!!!

peep show and bear grylls here I come.

I could never get on UK nova so this is awesome!
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Someone on here worked on UKNova and suggested the best time to join was 10pm. Apparently they kick people out all the time.
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The problem with UKNova these days is that the site is so slow -- really overloaded, though it has loads of good stuff on it when you can get on. I'm about half and half with UKNova and thebox at the moment. Thebox is always up at the moment, though, and I like their "FREE" downloads; it was Big Brother last night, Doctor Who on Saturday and so on. (And wow, anyone catch last Saturday's Doctor Who? One of the best ever).
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That's annoying, isn't it? It has a 40,000 capacity and has only reached 6,000. Have you checked your spam folder?
I use OE for email. Don't think I have a spam folder.
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p.s.
Yes, I appreciate their hard work. But if I have to see that MIND THE BLOODY GAP PAGE ONE MORE TIME!!!:curse::curse::curse:
I'm sure you know what I mean.
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I use OE for email. Don't think I have a spam folder.
Do you use hotmail with OE? If so, note this on their FAQ, "There are known issues with hotmail. Stop using that piece of shit service and get a real one like yahoo or gmail. Those 2 work fine." That may be the issue. The site's still open, so it's not an issue with it being overloaded.

Yes, I know what you mean about the mind the gap thing on UKNova!
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Nope. No Hotmail. Just my ISP's email. And they aren't free.
Although I'm now beginning to wonder if there is a setting that I'm missing.
I think my ISP may have a filter because I've been blessed with no spam for a couple of years now.
Would a reply from the box come as spam?
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Nope. No Hotmail. Just my ISP's email. And they aren't free.
Although I'm now beginning to wonder if there is a setting that I'm missing.
I think my ISP may have a filter because I've been blessed with no spam for a couple of years now.
Would a reply from the box come as spam?
Yes, it could be. I suggest temporarily signing up for a GMail account, sign in to thebox using that, and then you don't particularly need to use your GMail again, but it's there if you do need it. GMail will take you a couple of minutes, tops, to sign in to. If you're frustrated by UKNova, you'll appreciate thebox, I think.
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