Synonyms: pre'd, pred
Terminology | Dictionary | Explanation
When a releasegroup pre's a release, it will be available for other people and the distribution will start. Also the releasename will be registered in the pre database
A releasegroup pre's their releases at a limited amount of sites
, where the group is affiliated
. Before the pre, the release will be uploaded & spread to a hidden group directory on all the group's affil sites. This group directory is a special directory which is only accessible to the members of the releasegroup. When the release is spread to all sites, it will be pred. The release will then be moved to the public zone, so all other users on the site gain access to it and spread it to other sites.
The guy from the releasegroup who pre's the release, will use a special command line (pre-command), in order to perform the pre. Usually, this command is: site pre *releasename* *section*. For example: site pre Stargate.Atlantis.S03E14.DVDRip.XviD-GoTV USTV. The pre guy will usually use a pre-tool
to pre the release simultaneously at all the sites.
Usually, the sitebot
will announce the pre in the irc channel. The announcement will look something like this:
[Pre in USTV] GoTV just launced Stargate.Atlantis.S03E14.DVDRip.XviD-GoTV (361MB in 30F)
As soon as a release is pred, racers
will spread to the release to other sites in order to gain credits there. As a racer, the advantage of having a group on pre is that you immediately can start racing, and you don't have to wait for files to get transfered.