It took a while but they’ve finally done it. TehConnection (TC), one of the largest dedicated movie torrent trackers currently online, has migrated to the Gazelle codebase. The site now boasts a faster, much more elegant user interface with tons of new features such as ‘peoples’ section, Tehconnection Dashboard UI (DUI) and a new and improved forum.
The peoples feature lets you search for directors, actors and other movie related personalities. Search for a celebrity and you’ll see a Biography, photographs as well as a list of related movies complete with youtube trailers, movie posters and other information. They have also implemented something called the DUI:
The Dashboard UI (or DUI) is something we've cooked up to enhance your site browsing experience. Right now, you can see it on Peoples and in browsing, but look out to see it deployed many more new and exciting places
In addition to the DUI and ‘Peoples’ feature, TC’s requests section and the forums have also returned.
Apart from the new features, several changes have been done to the tracker rules as well. The revised set of rules can be found here. Requirements for user class promotions have been lowered - For example you now only need to upload 50GB to become a ‘Teh Fanatic’ (something similar to PU) as opposed to 75GB earlier. Uploads have been opened to all users classes. It seems that several country bans that were previously in effect have also been removed. We do not know whether this is permanent or temporary.
As of 17/2/2009, Tehconnection is open for public signups.
Site Name: Tehconnection (http://tehconnection.eu)
Signup URL: http://tehconnection.eu/register.php
Stats: Around 2200 torrents (~1700 movies) and 9000 users
IRC: (Read this if you want to get a free TC invite via IRC- when signups are closed)