Easy step-by-step guide detailing how to climb the ranks to gain access to the best private tracker sites BitTorrent has to offer.
A member of the forums here at Zeropaid recently updated his much hailed guide into how to become a member of the best private BitTorrent tracker sites around.
The process takes a bit of patience, but it’s worth it if you want to make file-sharing safer and free from the prying eyes of copyright holders whom regularly troll public tracker sites looking for people to target for copyright infringement.
Official Noob Guide for Getting into Private Trackers – v1.3
First of all, being in a private tracker is a privilege not a right so respect it. Second of all, for mid-level trackers and higher, someone else will have to put their ass on the line for you so don’t expect a handout.
Speaking of handouts, what the fuck is with all these new topics showing up begging for invites, assuring good seeding capabilities. LIES. If anyone is as good as their word they wouldn’t be here asking for invites. So without further ado, I present…
The Last Free Guide for getting into torrent sites.
It would be wise to refer to this post when you are unsure about the rarity of the tracker in question.
This guide focuses on midlevel[3-6] trackers as a starting point.
To get into a private you have to:
1) Sign up when the site first started
2) Sign up at regular open signup intervals
3) Sign up when accounts are pruned below the user limit
4) Buy one off eBay[not recommended, all sites will ban]
5) Get one from a personal friend/generous person
6) Exchange one for a similar level site
7) Exclusive forum offers
8) Userclass only offers
9) IRC Interview
1-5 is probably beyond your reach if you are here.
So the only option left is to trade it somehow. And here’s the secret, get ready, this guide will revolve around this: PU+ invite forums on other trackers.
**Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the invite forum here, except it is very opinion/rep based. And also too many people think their Oink, TL, level 5 and under trackers are worth FTN, ScT, Exigo.**
For all you people who claim they can seed, prove it. Get into a low level tracker and get a good ratio going and request an invite in their forums.
The Seeding Approach
Self explanatory.. seed to ridiculous levels.. like 50GB+ with little download. Some sites host the same content so it’s easy to get a file from 1 and upload on another. For example, Bitme hosts an overwhelming number of the same files as on elbitz, a currently open tracker. High ratios tell other people that you know how to share, and removes doubt that you will cost them their invites. Seedboxes help greatly but are not necessary. Demonoid is a good place to get files, ever since it came back up this year my ratio has not moved one way or another no matter what I download. There’s a certain language megapack that is seeded on several other sites. Once you have a high ratio, ask around nicely, preferably in a specifically designated trading forum and generous members will kindly give you invites. TL and RevTT are easily acquired in this manner, for free.
The Bonus Points Approach
Some sites give bonus points for seeding for a certain amount of time like .. x264, BitSeduce(ratio transfer), Bit-HDTV. After piling up a certain sum of points, people offer their invites in exchange for a certain # of points. Oink and bitme are easily acquired in this manner, at low cost.
The PayPal Approach
Easy, but out of reach for most people who don’t have/want to spend money or is against pay2leech concepts morally. Basically, the premise is to accumulate upload through donations and reach PU, or VIP and gain credibility so people want to send invites to you. Posting a lot in the forums help, it makes you seem more personable. If you do this, do it on a lv 4+ site.
Also, at times you can only get invites through donating, people will offer to invite you to a site if you give them money to donate. This is done on a quid pro quo basis, what you are really offering them is free donor status and upload in exchange for an invite, one of the perks they get on your dime.
The Opportunist Approach
As I look around I see a lot of threads with offers for free invites. Some people have invites sitting around they never use. Others don’t want them to go to waste but don’t want to trade. Some people just want to kiss ass. Whatever the reason, look for threads that offer invites to the first __ people. Sometimes this comes with ratio requirements, which you should have to problem with if you use the seeding approach. But other times it will be a matter of being quick and in the right place at the right time.
Some sites that are similar, like What and Waffles, and other high level trackers I won’t mention offer invites for those that have reached a certain userclass, like Power User for example. The impetus for this is obvious, invite traders have made it dangerous to hand out invites so there are more restrictions. The assumption is that those who have made it in and have proven themselves on one tracker will be good member on a similar level tracker. Sometimes just reaching this required class and accessing the forums is all you need. Sometimes there will be hoops to jump through but you will not get this opportunity otherwise anyway.
What not to use — Tracker invite sites because all they do is collect your email and the ratio of beggars to givers is like 1000:1.
Misc — A diamond in the rough site is SITR. It’s small, 10k members, freeleech has been going on for about a month and a half now. You can buy upload cheap. It’s great as a starting point for noobs and it’s where I got Oink and BitMeTV free.
BitMe is a little higher up but I would consider that as another launching point because their invite forum is very active and they have 3 invite forums, the PU and VIP forums are far more generous.
Zeropaid — For me this is where it all started. I honestly would not have so many trackers if it weren’t for this site. But I didn’t use the invite forum. This is your grapevine, here people will post rare open sign up moments with a small window to register. Face it, you can’t keep checking all of the time. Even with tracker checker you can’t be awake all the time. Pay attention to open signups, they don’t last long and sometimes when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Most important thing before I leave you: BE NICE TO PEOPLE! You never know who has connections and who doesn’t. I remembered when I first acquired FTN from what appeared to be a lowly noob I met in a forum.
[THX to TheLastFreeMan for compiling this handy guide]