Welcome to the world of torrents. The internet is filled with torrent sites which promises to be the best, only later to be disappointed with inappropriate material and loads of pop ups and ads.
I love mininova, it has a very large user base and very ‘family friendly’. I generally use torrents to only download TV episodes. Mininova always has all the latest episodes, but the Seeders are generally lower than Leechers, so you might not be able to download at the maximum transfer rate.
This is where Private trackers come in handy. These are called private because only registered users can download torrents from their sites. They more often than not, will have rules forcing a user to maintain a minimum download/upload ratio. If the ratio goes below a fixed threshold they will be banned from the site.
This helps in keeping a good share of seeders, and also urge the users to share more.
IPtorrents is one of the many private torrents available online. I love it for it’s ease of use, honest recording of uploads/downloads and their bonus feature(more on this later).
First of all IPtorrents is an invite only site, this is deliberately done to prevent misuse from people who sign up, download loads of stuff and don’t mind being banned because they know for sure they can sign up for another account. So, Obviously you need an invite to join, and invites are provided in limited numbers to existing members. I am planning to give away 5 invites to people who can assure me that they will maintain a good ratio.
Why only IPT?
- Freeleech : These are tags attached to certain torrents, for which downloads doesn’t count and only upload counts. Keep in mind that you need not maintain a good ratio with individual torrents, only overall your ratio should be good. You can find really good torrents with these tags –complete season of a series, complete collection of movies of a director/actor etc.
- Bonus Points : There may be situations where you may not be able to maintain a good ratio because there are simply not enough leechers. Fret not, your sharing is not unrewarded. You keep accumulating bonus points for every hour you seed, which can later be used to get invites or improve your ratio.
See you in IPT. Leave a comment stating why you need an IPT invite, and also try to convince me you deserve one