I was hoping to avoid having to do this. I'm not crystal clear on how the torrents work as far as tracker URLs and whatnot, but I did make sure I went through the whole database and removed any references to crowstown.com, replacing them with crows-town.com. My read on this then is that any previously downloaded torrents that people have probably point to crowstown.com, while any *newly* downloaded torrent files (even of the same actual torrent, just newly downloaded from here) should add the crows-town tracker. The reason I say this is because I tried adding several torrents from here and got successful connection to the crows-town.com tracker, but of course no seeds or peers.
Anyway, with that in mind, maybe everyone can just re-download any torrents they have, and it will add the appropriate tracker? Or just manually add http://crows-town.com:2998 to their tracker lists for those torrents they're trying to seed.
I'm also still hoping to get crowstown.com eventually. It's expiring in a few days and I should be able to just re-register it and then point it here. If that works, then I can probably get all the torrents going again even without people re-downloading. And maybe I can just redo the whole site to point at crowstown.com again, without the dash. Although that sounds like a bit of a pain.
Either way I'm going to wait a little while before taking any drastic action like removing all torrents. Anyone interested in getting the torrents going again should try the above options, re-download a torrent you can seed (it should just detect all files as present, hash them, and add the new tracker), or just manually add http://crows-town.com:2998 as a tracker.
Once the torrents are redownloaded the tracker seems to be ok anyway its not showing errors, although I've noticed its stills shows on the peerlist seeders from the old announce although they are no longer connected?
anyway I will test it out over this weekend with something new.
OK removing all torrents may be a little drastic but I do think a cull on some of the older torrents is necessary, I do have a few ideas which I will pm you with when I have more time