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There are dozens of quality torrent sites providing classic free indie content. However, 90% of those sites cannot be trusted. If you want to enjoy classic free indie content, you need to turn towards a private torrent community, capable of providing you that experience. And today, we’ll be reviewing one such community called MySpleen.
What is MySpleen?
MySpleen is an extremely popular tracker dedicated to providing free indie comedy, and action movies, cartoons, and TV Shows. If you’re the 80s or 90s kid, you’d definitely find most of your childhood free indie cartoons on this network. Thus, I spent a good amount of time finding classic free indie cartoons and movies on this platform.
Is MySpleen safe?
For a torrent site to be safe for browsing, it needs to have an SSL certificate, which MySpleen does have. By using tools such as SEOQuake and MOZ, you can easily check the credibility of a website by gauging Domain Score (DS) and Trust Score (TS). Based on my research, MySpleen has a domain score of 5 and a trust score of 31 which is not that impressive. Sure, it’s not uncommon for torrent sites to have a DS less than 15 and a TS less than 40. But given that MySpleen has been on the internet for more than 15 years, it’s disappointing to see that the DS hasn’t surpassed 10 yet.
What should you expect from MySpleen?
Incredible Search Function – One of the many features that caught my eye on MySpleen was the in-depth search function. Browsing a website becomes blissful when your interface is backed up by amazing functionality. And that’s truly the case with MySpleen as it helps you dig deep using variable such as ‘Torrent Title’, ‘Type’, ‘Rip Type’, ‘Video Quality’, ‘TV Collection’, ‘Tags’, ‘Movie/TV Show’, ‘Audio Language’, ‘Subtitle’, and ‘Special Attributes’. This ensures that you find tailor-made content as per your preference.
Active Forum – Regardless of the size of a community, forums play a pivotal role by ensuring smooth function. Members with a query can post it on the forum. At the same time, fellow users with knowledge about the subject would provide their input. On MySpleen, not only can you get fellow members but also mods to interact. The best part about the forum is that all the topics such as ‘General’, ‘Requests’, ‘Upload Offers’, ‘Bug Reports’, ‘Questions’, ‘Shows’, ‘Technical’, and ‘Invite Requests’ are bifurcated well and thus finding an answer to your query hardly takes a minute.
Donation-based – MySpleen is yet another private torrent community that runs on donation. The donation-based revenue leverages a community as it makes it independent. The devs no longer need to rely on banner adverts or sponsored posts. Thus, the user interface becomes cleaner and the platform becomes much safer due to the absence of adware.
Torrent Request – MySpleen similar to other private torrent sites allows you to request a torrent. If there’s a torrent you’d like on the website and it meets the content criterion, you can go ahead and suggest it to the mods. Using the request page, you need to add in-depth detail of the file including the File Name, Image, Description, and IMDb link to ensure that the mods understand your requirements clearly.
Clear Statistics – MySpleen is quite transparent with its audience. It shares every little detail about the data usage with its members. Thus, every member can see the amount of free indie content that is being uploaded each day, week, or month. Other than that, users can check data regarding the number of downloads, most seeded content, most-demanded content, top uploader, fastest uploader, and so on.
MySpleen in numbers
MySpleen is a large community with over 32,000 registered members. It caters to a global audience that loves to watch free indie nostalgic cartoons, movies, and TV shows. With tons of torrents, MySpleen doesn’t just boast quantity but quality as well. There are more than 48,300 seeders as opposed to 1,500 leechers. It has an impressive seed-to-leech ratio of 31.995.
The only disappointing aspect is that only 41 TB of data is seeded on this platform in comparison to 65 TB of unseeded data. This certainly casts a negative image of the entire community. Regardless of how active people on the torrents are, there’s a demand for only a specific type of free indie content.
As per the Alexa rankings, MySpleen is ranked #179,431 which makes it amongst the top 200,000 websites on the internet. It attracts more than 225,000 users a month and an average visit on the site lasts for more than 9 minutes. An average user visits 4 pages before bouncing off the website. In terms of engagement, MySpleen fares well, though not as exceptional as CinemaZ still manages to maintain a respectable bounce rate of 34%.
How to access MySpleen?
You can access MySpleen by searching for the term ‘myspleen.org’ in your search engine. Alternatively, if you want to access the platform directly, you can use the following link: MySpleen.
Though MySpleen has amazing functionality, it’s a bit lackluster in terms of design. The extreme dark gray color white light gray accent doesn’t abode well. For the first impression, the site falls flat because there are little to no images to break the monotony. I’m sure the output that the website has is definitely not something that the mods must’ve hoped for but still settled for it. Because it doesn’t complement the interface and functions in any way.
Header – In the header section of the website, you’ll find two menus. The primary menu has a black background with white text. In this menu, you’ll find options such as ‘Ratio’, ‘Uploaded’, ‘Downloaded’, ‘Active Torrents’, ‘Inbox’, ‘Seedbox’, ‘Invites’, and Notices’. The secondary menu has a gray background with black text. In this menu, you can find options such as ‘Home’, ‘Torrents’, ‘Bookmarks’, ‘Reseeds’, ‘Chat’, ‘Forums’, ‘Profile’, ‘Upload’, ‘Top 10’, ‘FAQ’, ‘Log’, and ‘UserSearch’.
Inner Pages – Using the various sections on the homepage, you can easily navigate to the inner page on the website. While most of the free indie content is listed on the homepage itself, you might not find all the titles and thus you can dig deep using the search bar. As for the design sense, you’ll find similar visuals with horizontally placed titles that are accompanied by information such as ‘Comments’, ‘Added’, ‘Size’, ‘Seeds’, ‘Leeches’, and ‘Uploader’.
Free Indie Content – With tons of torrents across various formats, there’s a lot of valuable free indie content on this website. You can choose topics based on your interests – ‘Adult Swim’, ‘Animation’, ‘Cartoon Network’, ‘Comedy’, etc or you can choose from various channels. These categories lean more towards keyword oriented as opposed to static segmentation.
Other than the free indie content quality, it has well-categorized menus which help the users find content in no time. However, you must know that browsing MySpleen on the desktop offers a much better experience than mobile. As far as downloading is concerned, the quality seed-to-leech ratio does help the users to download popular free indie content at a great speed.
Suggestions I have for MySpleen
It’s disheartening to see that more than 60% of the torrents on this platform are unseeded. Maybe, the mods need to upload content by gauging user opinion first. As far as design is concerned, I feel that’s a quick fix and shouldn’t be much of a problem.
While MySpleen is a quality torrent site, I still have my reservations when it comes to design and torrent seeding. However, if you do get an opportunity to join the community, I’d advise you to go ahead and try it. The sheer nostalgia hidden in this treasure is mind-boggling.