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A week ago the popular Usenet indexer NZBMatrix announced that following pressure from rightsholders it would close its doors for good. While TorrentFreak is used to receiving plenty of emails when sites go down, nothing prepared us for the influx last Sunday. People were genuinely upset at the site’s demise and today we hear from just one of them, a popular encoder who made NZBMatrix and Usenet his home.Following the shutdown of Newzbin2 a couple of weeks earlier, last week witnessed what many believe to be another significant nail in the Usenet indexing coffin.NZBMatrix, one of the web’s most popular NZB sites, closed its doors after coming to the realization that continuing its activities would be more problematic than simply shutting down.Here at TorrentFreak we’re used to an active inbox when sites go offline, but we were ill-prepared for what happened last Sunday. Dozens of emails from disappointed NZBMatrix fans flooded in after the closure of the site, eclipsing anything we’ve witnessed in recent times.While plenty of people invested time in the site, TorrentFreak has been chatting this week with someone who contributed quite a bit more than the average user. He is the video encoder with MacGuffin, a group that released around 600 movies on Usenet and NZBMatrix. From its beginnings under a different name in 2000, MacGuffin ended up with five releases in NZBMarix’s top ten most popular BRrips of all time.But despite releasing hundreds of movies, MacGuffin says that NZBMatrix was about more than just downloads, it was a thriving community where friendships were born and nurtured. That has now been torn apart.