ShareReactor has become one of the most popular link sites for the eDonkey2000/Overnet community. This site made the "search" feature irrelevant by using hash codes to directly link an individual with a file. Hash links have proven to be invaluable in the fight against corrupt or false files.
However, after approximately three years as the top link site for eDonkey2000/Overnet, its future is drawn into great question. The site has been down for several days, with little in the way of an explanation. The little information that has surfaced has been confined to the ShareReactor chatroom and a few forum posts. The ShareReactor IRC chat room topic states the following:
"MAINPAGE & FORUM WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE BACK UP, PLEASE DO NOT ASK WHY, WE WILL TELL YOU WHEN WE KNOW MORE!"
In addition, a post on FileHeaven.org by ShareReactor admin "BadM" states that the exact details of the site closure remain unclear. The site administrator, Simon Moon, has been unreachable since the site closure.
Here are the two statements from FileHaven.org. Please keep in mind that this is a fluid situation, and these statements may be continuously updated:
OFFICIAL STATEMENT (or as official as it gets at the time)
As of now you probably noticed that the main page (www.sharereactor.com) and the forums (forum.sharereactor.com) is offline. However our IRC server is still running, although you CANNOT connect to it through the DNS, so use 22.214.171.124 instead, and feel free to join #ShareReactor if you want tooÖ
Now enough of this babblingÖ. Why is ShareReactor down? Youíre all asking. The truth is, none of us knows. However itís seems to be DNS problems, since jigle.com and a few other sites is online which is running on the same line as ShareReactor is/was. SimonMoon has been offline for almost 2 days at the time you are reading this, so nothing can and have been confirmed, so please donít jump to any conclusions.
Now you all probably wonder when ShareReactor will be back up. Again none of us knows, however the core and some of the users still hang around at IRC, and when the page gets back online, thatís the first place it will be announced.
If you wish to contact anyone from the crew and are unable to get on IRC, you can use the mail addresses at the bottom of this post. If the person you seek is not listed, send the mail to someone else and tell him/her to pass it on
- The ShareReactor Crew
Official Statement regarding ShareReactor.com
As of now, 8 pm on friday March 12, 2004, ShareReactor is dead.
We from the SR crew don't know what happened, but we do know SR is dead, at least for the coming weeks, and maybe forever.
It was great while it lasted but now it is over.
Thanks to everyone who supported SR, we wish you all the best!
The ShareReactor Crew