The death of OiNK spawned two other trackers (at least) which are music only (or music oriented). In other words, the managed to "double OiNK (or should I say 'ouch')" by closing it.
I am reasoning this on the fact that everyone who could prove to be a former OiNK user was offered membership on both sites solely on previous OiNK membership. That is the facts :flower:
Sometime in the future trackers will become a thing of the past, but not until a worthy successor is in place and even then, they will continue to live side by side for an extended amount of time. We see this today as well as there are still music/movie/program FTP sites out there and they have been more or less a thing of the past for the last ten years at least. Heck, even Use net/News still exist albeit a lot lesser used these days.
There are many ways to use a tracker and it is not always with a morally ill intent as I write in my previous post and yes, most young people originally on OiNK probably have become grown-ups and buy the music they like.
It is only part of the fact though, and you miss the point that there were lots of mature users registered as well, people who today are 50-70+ years old. These users could afford to buy their music even when OiNK was the place to be, and they did. They still benefited greatly from other users to break into new musical genres and styles.
Torrent sites are communities too you know, just like club.myce.com, albeit a little more hidden from the general public, they are not hard to find :disagree: