Invite trading has always been a hotly debated topic in the world of BitTorrent. No matter how traders try to justify invite trading, the number of private torrent trackers and BitTorrent communities that prohibit this practice are increasing by the day. Latest tracker to join the ‘no trading’ club is GFT – a ratio free private tracker that has risen to popularity in a short period of time. GFT now has new rules against invite selling/trading and as per them the entire invite tree of a known trader can be banned by tracker staff.
The following news post is quoted from the GFT homepage:
would everyone please be very aware and very careful when giving people an invite make sure you know them very well and that they are completely trustworthy because if this is not the case and your invitee is found to be a trader/seller this will be reflected back down the invite tree to you and will result in not only your invitee being banned but also yourself
The invites section on GFT FAQ is also updated to reflect the new rules:
Since we’ve posted news of several GFT IRC invite giveaways before, we know that a lot of FILEnetworks Blog readers are members of this great tracker. If you are thinking of trading GFT invites, think again – it could be the last thing you do before getting banned :p