Although there are over a thousand private torrent trackers currently online, the BitTorrent community has long since wanted a new specialized comedy tracker. We’re not talking about general/movie or TV trackers with a few comedy Packs or several standups here and there but of an entire private tracker that’s dedicated to the comedy genre. This is exactly what Comic-Releech (CoR) is – a Gazelle based BitTorrent site for comedy movies, TV shows, stand ups, E-books and even audio recordings. It’s only been a week since the site has officially launched but the progress so far has been very promising.
For the 7 or so days it’s been online, CoR has managed to add 280+ registered members and 165+ active torrents. These are good stats considering the tracker has not had an open signup ever since its launch – at least not yet. As we mentioned earlier CoR is based on Gazelle, the BitTorrent tracker script pioneered by what.cd. A customized version of Gazelle is used with new user classes, custom style sheets (currently 4 styles available – BlueSketch (one that’s featured in screenshots of this article), TheJoker, BloodyHumor and Apollo), a bonus system, requests, forums and so on. CoR 1.1 which is due to be launched soon will contain more stylesheets, bugfixes and some user suggested features as well.
Speaking about the content on Comic Releech, it’s all about comedy. Comedy movies, comedy themed TV series, standups, e-books relating to comedy and audio clips can be found on this tracker. The following screenshot will help you get a better understanding of the site’s content:
Public registrations for CoR are currently closed – it probably won’t open up in the near future as well. However if you are looking forward to join this tracker, you can easily get in if you pass the IRC interview. This IRC interview consists of around 20 questions relating to BitTorrent – you don’t need to know rocket science to answer them and don’t worry they won’t make you write essays. The interview should be over in 10-15 minutes at most.
Site Name: Comic Releech (http://www.comic-relee.ch)
Invites Channel Details: Server: irc.comic-relee.ch Channel: #invites
Once logged onto the IRC channel, do as the channel topic says. Don’t PM channel ops without authorization and don’t spam the channel. Join the queue and when it’s your opportunity, you will be invited to a separate invite channel where the actual interview will take place.