Private torrent trackers have risen to popularity of the past couple of years and now there are thousands of them online, with new sites being launched daily. Out of these sites, only a few such as TorrentLeech, TorrentBytes, BitMe, BoxTorrents, etc have managed to stay online for more than 4 years. How about a private torrent tracker that’s more than 6 years old?
FatalTracker (FT) is a community based site which is celebrating its 6th birthday in 2009. I don’t know the exact date this site started out – apparently even the FT admins don't know that for sure. But this sure as hell is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) private trackers currently online.
For a BitTorrent site that’s 6 years old, FT’s stats are nothing spectacular. It has a user base of around 530 members and tracks a little over 1000 torrents. Reason for the relatively low member count is perhaps due to not many people knowing of its existence -I’ve not seen this tracker being mentioned a lot of BitTorrent forums, open signups checkers, etc. Besides, FT is a community based tracker and the admins don’t seem to care about numbers anyway.
As for the content on FT, it’s a general tracker with lots of movie releases. Pre times are average and most of the torrents are scene releases.
Download speeds on FT are not bad at all – the site is powered by 3 seedboxes which are more than enough to cater for its small user base. Following is quoted from homepage:
If your download speed is slow , you need to get "connectable" 90% of these files come from seedboxes,I can usually DL @ 1.4mbits. If you dont know how to become "connectable" Join the FORUMS we can help.
FatalTracker has a seed bonus system you can earn points by seeding torrents or by winning competitions. Points earned can later be exchanged for upload credit, etc. FT is also known for extended free leech periods – for example currently every torrent on the site is on free leech. One of the downsides with FT is its layout – it’s not the most attractive tracker interface out there (this is my personal opinion).
As of 19/2/2009, FT is open for public signups. From what I’ve heard they’ll stay open till the 23rd of this month and then shut the doors for another year. If you like to be part of a community based tracker, go ahead and signup while its open (new users get 2GB free upload credit).
Site Name: FatalTracker (http://www.fataltracker.com)
Signup URL: http://www.fataltracker.com/signup.php
Forum URL: http://www.fataltracker.net/