Database of Resolved Shortned/Redirected Links?

OscarLewis

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I have a list of links protected by a link shortener/redirector service which ask for a captcha to be resolved (ouo.io in this case).

I wonder if there is any kind of database made by users that is used to collaborate and share the resolved links. Just like people share ad-blocking lists, I think it makes sense to share that sort of data, I just haven't seen any project for that. Do you know of any?

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By the way, if anyone here wants to collaborate, they are links to MediaFire and the data is high-res sets from XiuRen and similar studios (searching I saw that some XiuRen sets were posted here in the remote past, so maybe there are interested users).

I haven't been able to find a better source for that data (a Vietnamese site with no contact form - I don't speak Vietnamese anyway). It looks like it all comes from Chinese forums that require paid VIP access to download - and I don't speak Chinese. My guess is that some people take it from there, upload to free hosts like MediaFire and use link shortners to make some money. I would prefer them to be on some of the premium hosts for which I have premium access and not use these redirectors with captcha, but I can't complain when it is free (I can only suspect the Vietnamese uploader really does not expect any Vietnamese to have the money to buy premium).
 

Casshern2

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So you're saying if there are links that make you go from site to site to site just to get to the actual content, a database with the direct links to the last site with the actual content?
 
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OscarLewis

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So you're saying if there are links that make you go from site to site to site just to get to the actual content, a database with the direct links to the last site with the actual content?

Browser extensions could automatically redirect the user to the final URL when the user tried to load the gatekeeper URL, so the database does not need to be human readable (as long as someone codes the extension).

That way users would bypass the bothersome captchas (and anything else).
 

Casshern2

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How could that work? With all the captchas and countdowns until the next link is available on each hop on the way to the content?? How could an extension and/or plug in possibly navigate that?

Just to ask, are you a programmer that knows this can be done but just don't have the time to do it?
 
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OscarLewis

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How could an extension and/or plug in possibly navigate that?

I don't think chained redirects need to be navigated by the extension. The extension would care only about the entry and exit point. Only one person would have do go through all the chain, and once that person registered the entry and exit point in the database, everybody else would benefit.

Just to ask, are you a programmer that knows this can be done but just don't have the time to do it?

I guess I would need to learn a thing or two about web development, but it is totally possible to be do what I have in mind, especially when extensions that do the redirection already exist. They would only need to be changed to make it easier for users to share their rules (probably with subscribed list that are updated automatically, like ad-blockers do).
 

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I don't think chained redirects need to be navigated by the extension. The extension would care only about the entry and exit point. Only one person would have do go through all the chain, and once that person registered the entry and exit point in the database, everybody else would benefit.



I guess I would need to learn a thing or two about web development, but it is totally possible to be do what I have in mind, especially when extensions that do the redirection already exist. They would only need to be changed to make it easier for users to share their rules (probably with subscribed list that are updated automatically, like ad-blockers do).
Ah. Let's see if I'm grasping your concept:

1. I see something I want.
2. I click a link that takes me to a Linkbucks page
3. That page takes me to another captcha page
4. That page takes me to another links
5. Until I get to the download file

You're talking about making a database of just the step 5 download file direct URLs?
 

OscarLewis

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Ah. Let's see if I'm grasping your concept:

1. I see something I want.
2. I click a link that takes me to a Linkbucks page
3. That page takes me to another captcha page
4. That page takes me to another links
5. Until I get to the download file

You're talking about making a database of just the step 5 download file direct URLs?

After you do that, insert on the database a rule with the URLs on 2 and 5. Then, every user will be redirected to 5 when he clicks on 2.
 

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After you do that, insert on the database a rule with the URLs on 2 and 5. Then, every user will be redirected to 5 when he clicks on 2.


my head is spinning, and it looks like you are going around in bigger circles than linkbucks,

and you also said
I guess I would need to learn a thing or two about web development, but it is totally possible to be do what I have in mind,

what you have in mind, it seems you are asking a question,
the only reason why linkbucks exist so that they can spam you with rubbish, but you seem to think a system bypass can be setup, before the link is given,
but the way linkbucks works you click on an original link, before it gives you a final link (if it does give you), it sends you through a series of fresh links to make sure you get the spam, so unless the database has a time travel mechanism to make the short cut,

and finally linkbucks has been going so long, and nobody has got around the system, but I am sure many would like you to post the proven results


PS, I will not take it too kindly if you are spamming us
 

OscarLewis

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my head is spinning, and it looks like you are going around in bigger circles than linkbucks,

and you also said


what you have in mind, it seems you are asking a question,
the only reason why linkbucks exist so that they can spam you with rubbish, but you seem to think a system bypass can be setup, before the link is given,
but the way linkbucks works you click on an original link, before it gives you a final link (if it does give you), it sends you through a series of fresh links to make sure you get the spam, so unless the database has a time travel mechanism to make the short cut,

and finally linkbucks has been going so long, and nobody has got around the system, but I am sure many would like you to post the proven results


PS, I will not take it too kindly if you are spamming us

I never said anything about linkbucks. I don't even use it nor have seen it.

Read my posts again with attention. I would not expect something so simple to be so misunderstood. Language issues!?
 

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@OscarLewis my question is this: If you use your ouo.io link today and go through all the sites/hurdles and finally arrive at the download URL to actually get to the content, if I use the same original link you did, will I arrive at the same download URL to actually get to the content as well? If not, then I can't see your concept working.
 
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CoolKevin

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linkbucks is an example of a general term and is a familiar system, no idea how you have not come across it, most work the same system,
 

OscarLewis

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@OscarLewis my question is this: If you use your ouo.io link today and go through all the sites/hurdles and finally arrive at the download URL to actually get to the content, if I use the same original link you did, will I arrive at the same download URL to actually get to the content as well? If not, then I can't see your concept working.

Exactly like that. I don't know what linkbucks does that makes you two so confused, but if anyone goes into link A (in ouo.io, for example, but there are similar others), after solving a captcha, the result is always link B (download URL for a given file, in this case).