YIFY - Founder, Administrator
Barrymcj - Web Developer, Administrator
Hitman9000 - Super Moderator
iTeh_Skyss - Super Moderator
Seraph - Super Moderator
Stepherd - Super Moderator
theeshiznit - Moderator
Obit11 - Moderator
Eternal - Moderator
Fez - Moderator
ArchitectX - Web Developer
jduncanator - Web Developer
Retired, but not forgotten; ThatTorrentGuy, lpede5, Frndly Stranger, sundox, kmax102, TheChemist, hillelitz, L81, ur12, Black Death, cryptkeeper91, Deceit, bitloks, DrCoone, Bokutox
The Site Staff are a group of dedicated individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to YIFY-Torrents in helping to grow the service through each of their particular skillsets. (They have no lives.)
The YIFY-Torrents Encoders all use the same software with similar settings and configuration, in order to best optimise the ratio of filesize to quality in movies.
The Moderators are selected for their perserverance in maintaining the YIFY-Torrents website. The Super Moderator rank was created to meet and adapt to the dynamic and fast-growing nature of the YIFY-Torrents community. This expands the role of the site staff to adjust to ever more strenuous interaction dynamics within the YIFY-Torrents community.
How it all began...
In early 2010 YIFY started learning how to re-encode movies to take minimal HDD space, while retaining a respectable level of quality. This was achieved using the newly popular x264 encoding software for the H.264/MPEG-4 codec, with the .mkv container, and later the .mp4 container, (to ensure maximum compatibility.) After uploading the result to The Pirate Bay on a whim, (for the lulz,) he decided to continue re-encoding and uploading on a regular basis, due to the fairly astonishing levels of interest garnered.
Over the next year YIFY-Torrents steadily gained dedicated followers, and in March of 2011, the official YIFY-Torrents Facebook page was created, in order to better connect with the followers.
By August 2011 YIFY-Torrents had grown into a small internet phenomenon of it's own, and reciprocally, the official YIFY-Torrents Website was released. This was done in collaboration with an up and coming web developer under the alias barrymcj.
Since then the YIFY-Torrents community has steadily continued to grow, despite having to overcome several issues both legal and technical.
YIFY-Torrents looks to have a promising future, given the outstanding support provided by it's committed followers.
Current Active services
- - YIFY-Torrents currently has an active chat area, where you can talk with other memebers and site staff.
- - An official Facebook page for YIFY-Torrents can be liked here, which keeps fans connected in the social networking world.
- - YIFY-Torrents has also released an RSS feed here, to keep the community updated as soon as a movie is released.
- - We also run our own Open BitTorrent tracker: udp://tracker.yify-torrents.com/announce which is open for anyone to use.
- - An unofficial userscript that allows you to easily find and download YIFY torrents straight from sites like IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes can be found here.
- - YIFY-Torrents maintains several servers around the world, so that downtime is at a minimum.
- - A comprehensive data backup schedule is also in place, which ensures no data is ever lost irretrievably.
- - FuelPHP
- - Debian
- - Varnish
- - Nginx + Apache
- - Memcached
- - Opentracker
Live long and prosper.