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I miss the old days of dread

by /u/blancodrugs · 6 votes · 1 month ago

When will dread be stable again?? i definitely miss the old days, right now we have little interaction due to the unstable nature of dread right now, I remember how i will spend hours on dread reading comments and posts, very entertaining and educative.

Comments (48)
/u/DickUdoun · 6 votes · 1 month ago · Link

The old internet in general is dead. If we aren't careful we'll have Elon musks monitized hellscape

Anyway, How's your 30s treating you?

/u/SeductiveCatMeow · 3 votes · 1 month ago · Link

I miss the era where starscream999 and sinster6 was around :(

Fun times, I'd come home just to see what's happening with those two

/u/uknowndread000 · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

That time starscream openly admitted to snitching on his friend and then getting shitted on here was hilarious.

/u/blancodrugs OP · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

LOL Starcream had the mos negative score i have ever seen from a dread user,

/u/dontlaugh · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link


/u/Dready_To_Fat · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Copuim is flowing through dontlaugh's veins right now.

/u/AutoModerator M Judge Dread · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

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/u/Exalted · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

holy fuck that is a hilarious post history

/u/whocares123 · -1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

please feel free to downvote me.

/u/dontlaugh · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

surprised there isn't hasn't been some campaign to upvote you to 0.

/u/whocares123 · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

please don't give /u/fudpolice any ideas haha . But hey, 99% of the downvotes are from his alt army. I was hoping he would get me to -500 but he seemed to give up.

/u/DreadBurger · 3 votes · 1 month ago · Link

If you're using the mirror off daunt it's unstable. You gotta get a different one. Mine works every time

/u/m00nkey P · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Your username is absolutely huge /u/DreadBurger deserved a point just for this. lol

/u/DreadBurger · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Thank you haha. I like it a lot too

/u/blancodrugs OP · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

mine too, just at times i will have to try more than once, some days its stable for the whole day and at times you really have to try more than 3 times.

/u/bl6ckm6gic · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Honestly Dread has been working flawlessly for me since they relaunched. It's faster and more stable than ever on my end.

/u/skeletalrose · 6 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Dread has been stable for me as well, using private mirror.

/u/m00nkey P · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Agreed, /u/Paris is working hardly like in a cotton field in the early 1500! so it's more stable for sure

/u/Dready_To_Fat · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

All yall kissing some major ass right now. And its so obvious.

/u/m00nkey P · 4 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Recognizing the hard work is kissing an ass?

Wow, thanks i wasn't aware of that.

/u/Dready_To_Fat · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Just messing with ya bud. No hard feelings lol

/u/m00nkey P · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

No way that I've hard feeling, lol. People usually kiss ass without a reason. In this case, if I'm kissing this ass, at least there's a good reason that anyone can see. Lol. Just recognizing the hard work :)

/u/opiumlover72 · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

I think it is stable again now. Or I'm mistaken? I couldn't enter for months

/u/numberTwo P · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

That wasn't stability issues, they pulled the whole thing offline.

/u/opiumlover72 · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Yeah I know, why was that? DDoS attacks?

/u/Paris A · 6 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Hug explained it well in the welcome back to Dread post. /post/f9a3e8d34c660f42101b

We had hoped to use the time to focus on fixing some poor design decisions in Dread's main code. However do to our simplification of how much work would actually need to be done we realized how much we missed in the process when we were working in it. That isn't to say we haven't improved many things in the back end which allows us to keep things performant for longer but overall dread will need a full rewrite and database system redesign. At the same time we were organizing Daunt and making needed changes on that front. Completely burning and rebuilding the cluster design was a large job which ran into various issues we didn't expect either. We had hoped to be down for just a week or so. But it turned into another and then a month and then a few months. Things didn't go as planned.

It takes time. Hug and I are the most overworked admins on the darknet. I've been working every single day to get the main Dread URL online as much as possible without needing to run and organize many different mirrors. Going as far as developing an improved onionbalance process built from a fork of gobalance which is the single main reason why Dread is even online right now. That with the improvements to endgame and a customized vanguard system for fronts (which has an army of high powered and optimized relays on the network handling the DDOS traffic). People's heads blow when I tell them everything we are doing to get uptime. There is nothing else left I could do other than wait for POW and burn money.

/u/numberTwo P · 4 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Can't say I understand any of this, but I hope you guys know how much it is appreciated. You guys work yourselves to the bone to keep this place going for us, I think I can speak for all of us here by saying; we are forever indebted to you guys for what you've done here. Disgruntled and ignorant individuals will always be the loudest voices in the crowd, but we truly appreciate you guys.

I know for a fact you guys have saved lives, kept people safe, and created an unstoppable movement. Not many can say that. You could retire right now and would have done enough. Please do not work yourself to failure, we don't even deserve Paris operating at 10% never mind 110%.

/u/m00nkey P · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Wow. Im impressed.

More than all about gobalance and custom vanguard system.

Great job btw.

Im worried about the POW, don't seems to be so close as expected.

/u/Shakybeats M · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

I think people thought it was closer than it was. It's on it's way, but fixing a fundamental design in the tor network is not an easy thing. Before they were putting almost no resources into solving the ddos problem. They are finally now working on the problem. Getting it stable, and making sure it is working correctly will take a few months to accomplish. I think some people were expecting it to be out any day. In reality it probably is still months away.

/u/spacelasers P · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

may-june is my bet

/u/DarkBet · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

Just curious, and I know theres a high chance you can't answer this question, but how much does it cost a month to run this site? I won't get into any specifics about how many servers etc.. but I'm just interested in the backend of what it takes to make a site like this work. Thanks for the work you put in.

/u/Paris A · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

It costs tens of thousands a month. Mostly because I am running a literal army of relays on the Tor network to protect the fronts and core servers. After the DDOS finishes these costs will greatly decrease if we need them to but I will probably keep these relays running for much longer.

/u/DarkBet · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

Wow that is steep. And you pay for that all from ads and donations? or do you fund this partially as a donation to the community?

/u/Paris A · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

The bulk of it comes from ads and donations. Unlike what most people think all funds paid to dread gets basically spent on dread or something close to dread (like the bounties for endgame). At times both me and hug have needed to push funds into dread to keep things working.

/u/numberTwo P · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

DDoS attacks, which resulted in a decent time for Hug and Paris to work on the back-end, thus having to shut it down. There were lots of delays though, they didn't think it would take as long as it did.

/u/opiumlover72 · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Thanks for the information. Glad they can fixed!! Applauses for them.

/u/opiumlover72 · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Well, there is some problems to send comments due captcha problem, which isn't appears.

/u/l33tm3ister · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

If it doesn't appear I can just send the message without filling it, but its definitely confusing.

/u/sprout · 2 votes · 1 month ago · Link


/u/m00nkey P · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

If you want a stable dread, go premium and all your problem will definitely disappear.

/u/mudd · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Looking forward to the new days ;)

/u/uD0S · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link


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/u/FJGOO44434sdd · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

Me too /u/blancordrugs

/u/PelicanVendor · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link


/u/lemons0740 · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link

im back after a pause but it's working flawlessly for me

/u/AssahDeday · 1 votes · 1 month ago · Link


/u/rcchem66 · 1 votes · 3 weeks ago · Link

Since dread came back, have you recreated a new account, or are you still able to log in with the old account?