Market it more really. Its an amazing place and more people need to know about it, also maybe add more things? IK thats hard but you have a community after all.The only advertising we do is generally talking about or linking our data where relevant, like reddit posts, 4chan, etc. I've thought about branching out and making profiles on relevant forums and such but going this route usually pisses people off and we get accused of spamming. This could be dealt with by not just posting about our content but also adding to the conversation being had and helping people while having the-eye linked in our signature when taking forums as the example. This however is very time consuming and myself and staff have day jobs and lives outside of the-eye.
Add actual frontends for the data, not just an open directoryWe will never do this for the primary site, we always intended to be and always will be an open directory.
Easier organization and a download all toolOrganisation takes away from what we do most often which is mirror content, if we start organizing everything more strictly we lose the original content as it was intended to exist. As for a download all tool we've always been a fan of wget as it's the primary tool we use day to day when grabbing sites ourselves, it is a download all tool and we don't intend on developing anything else to further hold the hands of general users.
Load more than two downloads at a timeThis would be nice and historically parallel downloads weren't limited but as we've grown to serve in excess of 35,000 unique visitors (10 million requests) every day we're unable to freely allow everyone to have unlimited parallel downloads due to hardware limitations. We focus on speed over parallel downloads, our speeds per connection aren't limited. The only way to fix this problem would be to throw a good chunk of cash at it to buy more hardware, we haven't asked for or done this for two reasons. The first being I don't like asking for donations when we don't strictly need to do so, the second being power(amps) limitations in our rack which we're currently running at around 80% capacity and couldn't add hardware to really make a difference without having to pay more monthly for the electricity.
whatever you can do to decrease the learning curve. I feel like I mostly have no idea what I'm doing.This makes sense and we've written a few guides overtime but never focused much on this as we never really intended to grow and be presented to a general user audience. But the way I see it for a random person landing on the site is as a treasure trove of random things to spend hours digging though and not a place to offer anything specific which is another reason being an open directory lends well, for example if you put the time into exploring the content there generally isn't a topic our book section don't include one way or another.
Stop backing up tor sitesWhy? We exist to save any and all data. More so data which is at risk of being lost to the world which puts tor sites near top of that list. Furthermore I'm only aware of one tor site we host with intent, aside from the recent onionscan dumps we've never actually focused on scraping tor and the content we host from tor has been given to us by the community and not something we've gone out of our way to collect.
make search more refinedThis is high on our list, though being an open directory our original intent was never to have a search function. We have in the past played around with our options but our goal is to remain as low level as possible in terms of the code that runs on the site so finding fitting solution for search is quite the task. Our previous implementation used redis and would require a full scan of our entire site to update the database, this task is heavily I/O intensive so not very realistic given how often we update and add files. We've now launched searchin.the-eye.eu to allow full text search of our more important collections however this still has the same restrictions when it comes to updates.
Better load speeds and searchI imagine you mean download speeds as our page load times are well within reason given caching. There are a few factors to take into consideration when it comes to download speeds, we don't limit the download speed of anything on site however disk I/O is the main factor. We serve our most popular content from nvme which is always fast despite traffic load but our less popular content is stored on mechanical drives which is where people would exprience a little slower downloads from time to time.
Its already perfectThank you <3
Keep up the good workWe'll try <3
Add a little more clarification and description for the files being hostedHmmm.... I thought about what to even say to this one, I think just saying that we host millions of files across thousands of topics makes doing this hard at best. I think our basic directory titles give you a fair idea of where to look for what failing that you can always do such Google searches as site:the-eye.eu occult for example to find more specific things.
Better job highlighting personal collections. I have found some thru reddit links and I understand you might exclude them from robots.txt to avoid attention but still I otherwise have extreme trouble with finding them.I'm not sure what is meant by this, personal collections? And our robots.txt file contains the three letters 'lol' as in we don't use robots.txt or aim to hide anything.
Some rom channels need to be in order by title not numbers.Rom channels? Honestly roms only exist at all on site because you download them and some people find us one of the better sources for them. If I had my way and it didn't spawn a lynch mob wanting my head then I'd remove them all, we're not a rom site and we don't aim to cater to rom folk, in fact it's become such a meme in the community we literally made merch for that crowd.
The site is easy to use.Thanks, I think so too.
I think you ask for what you need, and the community tries to support for all the hard work everyone does. I understand partially what it's like to host TBs of data. I currently run a cloud service for my customers, which usually nets me about $300 a month from those that don't just take the free 10 GBs. My 4 servers plus internet costs me about $600 a month. So, keep up the good work! Know that what you do is precious to a great many people!Thank you for the support and good luck with your service :)
Download all button(i mean it all)We have that already wget -m -np -c -U "I'm fucking insane." -R "index.html*" "http://the-eye.eu/public/"
Fix the cloudflare shit, for example, if you wget /MSDN, you get an error 503 because of cloudflare. That's it. I think y'all do a great job with the site!Lol!! This is entirely by design, I honestly can't figure out the traffic behavior that is generated by this collection. Aside from people just attempting to mirror it all simply just to have it entirely fucking our I/O as described above somewhere... We also see very strange traffic patterns to this directory, for example for months at a time a subset of IP addresses with multiple countries of origin will check the size of a Windows 7 iso every 4 seconds 24/7. Using cloudflare js check prevents this from being an issue while still allowing people who actually just need an iso to download it in their browser.
I notice the site is very difficult to read and navigate in Mobile but besides that I love everythingYeahhh our css doesn't fallback gracefully on mobile due the the way we implement styling. We could do better here.
Organizing all the content better would doI covered this above.
Make a light mode please.When I land on a light themed site these days and want to scratch my damn eyes out, the-eye will always embrace the dark however you can take care of this with many browser extensions I can think up that let you modify sites themes on the fly. (I use these to make light sites dark!!)
I don't think anything could be done better, and I understand the management changes now that Nemesis left.Nem left months before he actually announced leaving, at one time he bettered the site and got things done. But toward the end he caused and left us with a lot of problems not only in the community but also in the code that we're still dealing with. We thank him for being a founder and having the foresight to start a community around what we do but we're no longer affiliated with him in any way.
Don't be afraid to change things if you feel they need to change.I agree with this but the amount of stress that change bring sometimes can be unreal, users who understand that what we do is on our own time entirely unpaid are few and far between and the majority treat us like we're Google or some shit, backed by millions of dollars with unlimited time and resources. This clearly isn't the case and things take time so we don't change too often.
Archive roms like " Pokémon Volt White 2", also hacks from Games, because some are very hard and rare to get.You answered why we don't have things like this on site rare, so unless someone tells us where to get them or gives them to us if we're not personally interested in the content we don't know it exists. For example we host PSDK/Essentials only because someone told us the hosting was at risk.
Have the Discord news posts accessible from the main page, easier to check out new files without going through discord. Make a Patreon or some other subscription program to keep donation flow up. If donations don't happen, people don't get paid, then the site goes down.News on site isn't a bad idea, but at the same time we do want to encourage discord community growth which is why we haven't done this. As for patreon and other such services there are many reasons we haven't done this, first and foremost they take a rather large cut and we don't feel that's right for us at the moment given some months we don't bring in the required $600. Another reason we don't use such services is because there not easily transferable to a new owner should myself or the staff running it decide to leave, we've already dealt with similar issues when nem stepped down.
More easily indexed; I think it would also be better if there were some how-tos on how to contact staff if we have docs they might want. For instance, I've got a lot of comics that y'all are missing, but there's no info on how to upload to the site or what to do if you have missing info.Easily indexed? As for how to's it's very simple to contact one of the staff and offer us data, however we don't often take data because 9/10 what is offered isn't something we're missing in terms of access to the files offered more so that we've chosen not to host those files. We host a vast spread of file types and topics so using your example we don't plan to host every comic ever, just a good and fair selection.
Add a random download button that takes you to a random file that you can download.This is rather time consuming to implement as a whole, however it's not a bad idea to have this for pdfs, 'click button, get random pdf' pretty cool idea, we may do this, thanks.
Folder file sizes seem to always be updating or processing. (Just a minor inconvenience)Don't we know it, this functionality was implemented by nem. He was the primary developer while I curated and added data, so I didn't take much time to learn the code before he left which resulted in us having to figure it all out after the fact, that and the previous I/O limitations I mentioned make keep this upto date pretty hard so I just turned it of until we find a better solution.
Retrieve all the xbox 360 retail and xbox live arcade game content out there. Maybe some old shows to like sitcoms of Family Matters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and others that aired in the USA. I love the preservation idea and what you all are doing, I have a few 2tb hard drives that have a lot of downloaded content from you all to preserve for years to come, if it wasn't for you all, this would not be possible. Also I think the site could use somewhat better organization. Find everything on the main page to videos, metadata, roms (alvro), etc.If you mean we should host that 360 stuff we already do for the most part, see /alvro/Microsoft/. As for sitcoms and TV content generally we don't intend to host anything like this on our primary site as it's a HUGE target for DMCA so wouldn't last long. We do however run vv.the-eye.eu for our donors which contains a lot of this type of content sourced from vhs for the most part.
Don't lose petabyte arrays:,(
A little more organization would be good (directory calculations being up-to-date, some folders moved to better categories), but otherwise, the site is very easy to use and clean.I've addressed organisation above. But it's nice to hear from some that the site is easy to use, I think so to.
I don't see any problems, personally.Sweeet.
Index still feels a bit cluttered. More broad groupings (ie audio, books, documents) would be helpful to newcomers. Maybe a readme for more niche things?Clutter is somewhat on purpose, I find it more interesting than strict order.
The directories are a huge mess and should be properly organized, I find it difficult to find items of interestSeem most of you are missing the points I've made often and covered again here.
Just got hereEnjoy your stay.
Woke the other hidden sections more visable and also bring back all the ds rom dumps ;-; aside from that its great!!!! The grey on the site could be a shade darkerFuck your roms!!
The only thing that really needs improvement on the site is the functionality offered to logged-in users. As it stands, there's nearly no motivation to log in, as you can accomplish nearly everything a logged-in user can without an account.This is going to need clarification, we don't offer user accounts on our site.
go commercialDon't be soft.
Like to see the # of files/size summaries return in working order like before.Me too.
Have better ways of showing how your average or even "non-average" user can contribute.The main reason we don't do this is because 9/10 the things we're offered we either already have and choose not to host or because it's content that doesn't fit on our site and would likely either be more at home at archive.org or simply pointless to host because of it's wide availability elsewhere.
gib romHere you go.
Allow paid SFTP / SFTPS access. Provide a tiered service so that people who donate at least $100 could gain access.Why? Just to offer another protocol? All of our primary data is open to everyone, http(s) has zero barrier to entry. We're not going to start charging people for such forms of access.
The site is fantastic keep up the good work!<3
I couldn’t say, everything has been smooth and no issues have occurred on my side<3
More information about download limitations on the site (cloudflare). Potentially more feedback on the donor level required to view specific data, like an error on the site saying you need donor 3 to view a specific set of data. Obviously the Discord has this, but sometimes that is a bit inconvenient.There's nothing on the primary site that needs any authentication or donor level to download. However on videovault anything on the collections info page requires lvl3 to access, maybe we should note that on the page. Aside from that data that requires levels above what you have just isn't listed.
Update existing folders. For instance, the switch NSP folder hasn’t been updated since it was first put up.We're not going to do this, we don't care for current gen rom content in the slightest.
Try to make more money you idiots.We're fine as we are, we're not interested in profit and only follow wider community direction when it comes to raising funds to buy hardware to better the speed of our services. We're currently fairly happy with our operating speeds and 9/10 those who complain are those who haven't contributed and have zero right to complain when downloading content for free.
More software from pre 2000 hardware, please.archive.org
Some downloads tend to disappear overtime, like the BetaArchive stuff recently uploaded.We had a news post about this, this was due to hardware failure. The data is safe and will return sometime down the line. However sometimes we just remove content we no longer want to or feel the need to host.
Readding removed roms(PS2, PSP, WII...)Still there...
All the spin off material is cool but confusing, I'd personally prefer everything in one spotEvery file in a single directory, do it!! Sure.
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