SpammedFish is a new NZB site that’s set up under the UK domain SpammedFish.co.uk. If you head off to the site right now, you might find that registration is closed, but the owner of the site says that he will not deny membership to anyone. He plans on taking it back over to open registration in the near future.
Update: as of September 2014
Like many of the people who are working on new NZB sites, the developer at SpammedFish was motivated to create his own Newznab site by the closure of NZBMatrix. The site is currently under construction, and the developer is in the process of backfilling the groups.
There are some interesting aspects to the site as far as how the backfilling is being done and the spirit of the site.
Performance vs. Backfill
SpammedFish is backfilling its groups to approximately 800 days. They want to make certain that the performance of the site does not suffer during this process, however, so only one group per day is being done. This means that the backfilling is going a little bit slower than it may be on some other sites, but people searching for NZB’s shouldn’t notice any decrease in quality because of the work the server is doing.
At present, there are approximately 40 weeks of NZB’s in the groups that this particular NZB site indexes.
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SpammedFish doesn’t have any advertisements on its pages as of yet, but that might change in the future, according to the developers. One of the enticing things about the site, however, is that the developer did specifically say that nobody will be refused access if they send off an email and request to join up at the site. There is a chance that, in the future, users will be able to skip this step when SpammedFish breaks away from the invite only model it’s using right now. The developer says that registration will always be free at SpammedFish.
Sabnzbd and Sickbeard users will find SpammedFish fully compatible with those resources. Users can also simply ferret out the NZB file that they are looking for on the site and download it on other newsreaders or using other tools if they wish.
SpammedFish is being developed by somebody who took it upon themselves to learn the necessary technology and to get their own NZB site set up and running. While the backfilling may be going a little bit slowly, the DIY attitude is certainly in line with the spirit of the USENET and makes the site worth checking out.
Also worth a look would be our list of Best Usenet Providers.