CMG/Council member Werner & Tardy (also the former leader of TDU-Jam, Pentagram & Genesis) famously created Dupecheck/Checkpoint in 1997 which quickly became an important resource for the scene.
An online dupe-checking system, created in 1997 and online until the Operation Buccaneer raids of 2001.
Quote from: "werner_t"
« Reply #368 on: May 02, 2004, 06:59:46 PM »
i have not shown my face on here for quite some time (and never with my true nick).
but over the past 9+ years i have ran the scene dupecheck (#dupecheck on efnet and linknet as well as the old public dupe checker @ http://groups.google.com/groups?q=werner_t&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wg .. google cache..).
I was contacted about 6 months ago regarding the bnc.us domain and the activities of dupeXXX bots on the irc networks. I have cooporated with the authorities in question, and ok'd advanced logging of the irc channels .
i dont want to alarm too many sceners, as there is only so much info that may be obtained from your hostname/ip address once connected to the irc servers.
as it stands i was the sole operator of the dupecheck database, and quite honestly i never really understood why the scene trusted me so much.
anyways, its been a great 10+ years.
By: dexter (Friday, January 2nd 2004 - 11:54am)
Due to long standing issues with it's stability, the LinkNet routing committee has decided to delink irc.ircs.us from the network. We thank Werner_T and his staff for his time linked here.
Welcome back, irc.discostars.de!
By: McHowie (Saturday, September 10th 2005 - 4:18pm)
After a short delink, irc.discostars.de is back! Now with a new admin, Werner and his two staffmembers, Vala and Flip. Cheers! :)
By: jff (Monday, May 7th 2007 - 3:20pm)
The german staff decided to rename irc.discostars.de to irc.irc1.de. Please update your clients. To maintain an easy transition, irc.discostars.de will continue to point to the ircd for the time being.
Same guy in announcements?
I can't find any of these releases in a predb, but a database claiming to be dupecheck will have them:
- D.O.V.E._D.A.W.G.-The_Invasion-2000-RAGEMP3 1999-01-01
- Sonya-C_Married_To_The_Mob-1993-RAGEMP3 2000-02-15
- C.I.A.-C.I.A.-2001-HYP 2001-08-04
The first CD has some later releases too:
2004-05-06 19:16:03 89F 4225M GAME-RIP
2004-05-06 21:06:01 25F 367M PRE
The above releases are delpred for fake_spam_screwed.echo.
On the internet
- 1997: https://defacto2.net/wayback/werners-dupe-check-circa-1997/index.html
- 1999: https://web.archive.org/web/19990128120708/http://www.dupecheck.com/
- 1999: https://web.archive.org/web/19990508225705/http://www.mp3check.com/
- Alternative search page: http://ks2000.tripod.com/dupe.html
- 1999: http://newz.dk/ohh-my-god-they-killed-dupecheck-com
- Redirected to isonews.com later
- Links to dupecheck.com as:
- In the news on July 29, 1999: http://partners.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/07/circuits/articles/29pira.html
- Release group not having access to old db: https://layer13.net/rls?id=6248226 Jan_Werner-Inner_Secrets-1997-ATRium "help us helping you enjoying our 90s releases, so if you have axx to a dupe check bot with old db (1996-2007) Please contact :-)"
- Sites in group greetings: https://layer13.net/rls?id=5753640 Scorpions_-_Crazy_World-1990-CMG