As one of the top purveyors of copyright violations on the internet, you'd think a major site like TorrentReactor.net would be above reproach. A high-traffic site that facilitates the illicit downloading of music, movies, and pornography has a reputation to uphold, and to take any sort of advantage of its freebie-seeking visitors could do irreparable damage to its business model, which is, of course... well, I'm not sure what its business model is, exactly, but it's a noble one I'm sure.
Now, TorrentReactor has taken criticism for having such low standards for web site security that the site gets routinely compromised by malicious software which infects visitors' computers with a vast array of trojans and viruses. I take issue with the angry victims who claim TorrentReactor should be more vigilant in preventing these infections, since you can't reasonably expect the site's operators to be able to download free pornography, masturbate to that pornography, AND still have time to patch their Apache servers. [Seriously though, your computer had better have two condoms on it before you even think about going there.]
Technical issues aside, it seems that they've made some design choices that don't seem to be in the best interests of the site's visitors. For example, you can type ANY FUCKING THING into their Search field and they will always return promising search results.
Thinking you've struck virtual gold, you click one of the links and land on an even more promising-looking external site.
Oooooh look at all dem juicy matches! "They even have the Gold edition? I don't even know what that is, but I knows I wants it!" That Thing You Desire is only a click away. Clickity!
Oh that's right- because it's like an external site and you don't have an account there yet, you need to sign up before they'll give up the ToRrEnTz. Seems fair. Email, check. Password, check. Name- wait, why do they need that? Aw fuck it, check. NEXT!!! "Oh sweet torrent, here I come!!!"
What. The. Fuck. They want you to actually pay for this shit? And they got your email before they even told you this was a subscription site? Wait... you don't think they're going to spam you now or anything, do you?
Well, obviously that was a bogus link. Better report that to TorrentReactor... after you get your download, yo! You go back to the original results page and follow the next link in the list... only to find that EVERY result TorrentReactor generated was really just a fabricated red herring to harvest your email and maybe even get your credit card information if you fell for it. TorrentReactor couldn't be somehow... complicit in this, could they?
You sit there, cockblocked and slackjawed, gazing at those original search results and wondering what went wrong when you notice the words "external search results" in small letters above the links you just followed. You shake your head, chuckling at your stupidity and scroll down to the actual search results (way) at the bottom of the page.
Hmm, I wonder if TorrentReactor would appreciate an email explaining how they could design the site so that it didn't mislead people into thinking they could actually find anything they were looking for there. After all, if enough people get burned by the "external search results" scam, TorrentReactor might not have so many AdBlock-using visitors with entitlement complexes clogging up their site, expecting unlimited copyrighted software, movies, and music for no money or effort. And wouldn't that be a shame?