Since we’ve posted about HD-Bits.Ro open signups several times on FILEnetworks Blog, it’s safe to assume that there are lots of readers here who are also members of this popular HD torrent tracker. If you are an existing member of HD-Bits.Ro, you may find this news interesting. From this month onwards, HD-Bits has imposed a minimum monthly traffic requirement of 10GB. That is, your average monthly traffic (upload + download) should exceed 10GB if you are to continue being a member of this tracker.
A mass PM sent to all user classes explains the new rules in detail:
Rules: " Accounts with a cumulate traffic (download and upload) less than 10GB/month will be disabled after a 1-week warning.
This is an average value, actually you are not forced to upload/download every month. Freelech download isn't taken into account."
Receiving a warn means you have 1 week to increase your traffic to an average of 10GB/month. If you don't, your account will be disabled.
Example: for a 6 months old account, the cumulate traffic (upload plus download) should be at least 60GB.
It looks as if HD-Bits.Ro is trying to filter our less active users on the tracker. Considering that this is a torrent tracker for HD content, a monthly 10GB traffic requirement seems reasonable. If you download a x264 Blu-Ray movie which is usually around 4.5GB in size and seed it back to a ratio of 1:1, that’s 9GB traffic right there.
HD-Bits.Ro is not the first private tracker to impose minimum traffic limits. Several other HD trackers including HDB too have similar rules when it comes to monthly download/upload amount.
Thanks Mike for the heads up on this news.