Mininova updated their frontpage today. It now lists the ten latest torrents for each category. The old one listed all torrents added that day and had an average size of 150kb which resulted in 107GB daily traffic, and a slow page at the end of the day.
The new frontpage is only 35KB, and should lead to an overall faster performance of the frontpage.
Another nice gadget is the torrent search Tag Cloud. This lists the most frequently searched words of the day. It’s funny to see that “french” is one of the most frequently searched words while the french are actually underrepresented at mininova.