All torrents in the 'Sports' category are now free of any 'wait time' due to low ratio/account age/data transfer totals. It was thought a little unfair to ask people to avoid the sports results longer than they have to in order to avoid spoiling the outcome. In return though, we expect people not to 'hit&run' on those (or any other !) torrents. Bittorrent is all about sharing, so please leave downloaded material to seed back so that others can get to see it that bit quicker too. Any member who continually immediately disconnects from a torrent once it has downloaded will face sanctions.
2. Forum Threads Tooltips
If you hover your mouse cursor over the title of a forum thread, you will now see the opening words of the first post in the thread, so you can get an idea what the thread is about. Neat huh?
Downloading programmes using the RSS feed no longer counts towards the “you must log in every 42 days” rule. To keep your account from expiry, you'll need to log in to uknova.com at least that often. This shouldn't be too difficult really; in any case, had you neglected to visit the site for that long, you'd risk never seeing any private messages sent to you, or missing announcements. (The amount of time a PM is kept has also been extended to 42 days to match.)
However, if you've made it to Power User, you'll now get a ‘grace period’ of several days after the 42-day limit. If you log in during this period your account will avoid expiry (and the site will tell you off ). This is a new benefit for Power Users. The old benefit, of being able to search the forums for posts by a particular user (and having the ‘My posts’ link on the ‘Forums’ drop-down and your profile page) is now open to everyone. Happy searching!
µTorrent has recently released a beta version of its forthcoming major update 2.0. No, wait, come back! Don't install it yet.
The current build at the time of writing (16081) has a bug that prevents it talking to some trackers, including those based on the xbt software such as ours. Attempting to use µT2.0b on UKNova (and many other sites) will result in an “HTTP Error 404” coming up in the Tracker Status.
[Update: this now seems to be fixed, starting from build 16126. Probably best stick to the stable releases unless you're feeling adventurous, though!]
Fans of Charlie Brooker will be delighted to hear he has a new show on Channel 4.... Read the review here CLICK! And let us know what you think of the show.
We are trying to get a feel for forum usage on the site and would welcome YOUR views, especially if you are not a regular user of the forums. So if you haven't already done so, please vote in the on-going poll, and if you can, please leave a comment to clarify the reasons for your vote.
You can find the poll by clicking here: Do you use the UKNova forums??
Thank you (and apologies to those who have already voted/commented!).
2013-05-23 06:08 BST
2013-05-23 05:08 UTC