I have a couple questions about the scene, out of curiosity.
How exactly does it run? It seems like all the sites, TL, SCC, SCT, GFT, IPT, ect. ect all seem to get the exact same releases. For example if the latest True blood comes out from DIMENSION, every single site releases true blood from that exact group, not to mention its the exact same torrent.
I was under the assumption that there are various P2L "scene" topsites that released content through ftp. If thats the case, shouldn't there be different releases from each site? How do all releases end up being the exact same? Is there some massive above all magical scene land where all groups release, then gets distributed to the P2L sites? I remember once some story about how when "TVland" or something like that was down, ScT had slower than usual pretimes. That would seem to indicate that perhaps different sites use different sites, so how does each P2L site manage to get the exact same releases? How does the scene manage to cooirdinate this? (And how it seems like there are rarely, if ever duplicate torrents from different groups? Is there some way they check if another group has released it?).
Last but not least, how do they manage to release all this material? Do they actually have bots, who are programmed to record from a tv, put in on their pc, automatically cut out the commercials, check if its a duplicate release, then release it if it isn't? That seems like some pretty advanced crap. Not to mention all the games, movies, CAMs, and prereleases that seem to come out before products are even available to the public (xmen?). If they don't have these amazingly programmed bots (and even if they do), how do they manage? This seems like it would almost be like a full time job Is it worth it?