Topic: Hi there!
Well, howdy doody!
Tindeck's back in action after a troubling few weeks of downtime, and it's back with a vengeance.
We've spent the time offline rewriting Tindeck's codebase to make it leaner and more efficient, introduced a slew of new features, and made it harder for the baddies to host pirated material with us, all of which should mean less downtime in the future and a better site experience for everyone involved.
Here's a nearly comprehensive list of the changes:
significant layout redesign
ability to tag files as favourites
progress bar for uploads
site taxonomy that actually makes sense
ability to upload ogg, wav, mp3, and yet-to-be-announced files (still in testing, not rolled out yet)
better flash streaming that actually works in firefox for a change
better mp3 parsing to avoid incorrect bitrate / length / file size reporting
list of movers and shakers
users can delete their own files if they wish
file upload limit changed to 5mb (50mb for premium users)
automatic deletion of files that have gone over 90 days without a single download
free users can host up to 100 concurrent files (unlimited for premium users)
faster file mirrors that will be coming online shortly
smarter error handling
automated backups (still in testing, not rolled out yet)
social bookmarking service provided by addthis.com
improved image generation, also now displays a proper image if a file is missing or has been deleted
rss feeds for user uploads
proper terms and conditions, and required dmca notice
subscription service for those who want a few extra features and to help cover tindeck's staggering bandwidth costs
free orange juice for all employees
As you can see, things have been pretty busy, and we haven't had enough time to test everything to make sure it works, so we're doing this the google way: put it in beta and hope for the best.
Things will almost certainly break or be broken in the next few weeks as features are used in ways we didn't anticipate and people try and poke holes in things, but we'll try and be on top of things as quickly as possible.
If you notice any bugs, please post about it in the Bug Reports forum, or if you have a request for a new feature (or want to discuss an existing feature) post about that in the Feature Requests forum.
If you head to the forum index, you'll find a number of forums relating to music production, discussion, and review.
For non-music discussion about current events or whatever you like, head over to the General Discussion forum and have a ball.
Finally, if you're a regular user of Tindeck and you'd like to help support this place, as well as get a bunch of features in addition to the ones listed above, consider upgrading your account. It costs as little as five bucks and will help us defray the out-of-pocket expenses we incur every month to keep this place going.
Thanks, and happy listening!