Ratio free private trackers were once a rarity in the BitTorrent scene – however this has now changed. New no-ratio trackers such as GFT, PTN, SceneLive, SceneRace and many others have been launched recently and there will definitely be lots more to come. This article is about InspireThe.Net (better known as iTN), a brand new General/0Day tracker which does not have a ratio system. iTN is a BitTorrent site with Polish origins – it’s content however is mainly English (Scene/P2P releases). InspireThe.Net has only been around for two months but so far things have looked very positive for this tracker.
iTN has added over 800 torrents in the relatively short period of time they’ve been online. The autoupload bot they use should no doubt have helped achieve this feat (similar bots are used by most zero day trackers including SCC, GFT, SCR and many others). As of 15/6/2009, there are over 600+ registered members on this tracker. The user base seems to be pretty active – there aren’t many ‘1 seeder torrents’ on iTN (which are otherwise commonly found on new private trackers) and it definitely is not a ghost town.
As for the content, this is a General/0Day tracker. Do not expect to find any niche content here other than major scene and p2p releases. iTN however has a growing collection of ‘Internal Releases’ and Packs which include torrents unique to this tracker.
As we mentioned earlier iTN does not have a ratio system. Instead, it’s based on a credits system that is somewhat similar to that used by the popular TV tracker tvtorrents.com. Credits are deducted from your account when you download torrents and are added when you seed back downloaded files. Well here is the cool part – you can do a lot more with iTN credits other than just download torrents. ‘The Shop’ is the central location where you can trade in credits to access additional site features and enhancements. You can even permanently increase the rate which credits are added to your account by purchasing a multiplier (2X multiplier costs 40 credits while 3X costs 60 credits). It is also possible to trade in your earned credits for an invitation – an invite will cost you 100 credits.
Jun-13-09 - Domain problem
Our polish ISP refued us inspirethe.net domain, so we should get used to use IP adress 220.127.116.11. Update tracker adress in your clients and tell it to your friends please. Sorry for all inconvenience. I hope we get back to our domain soon or replace it with new one.
How to get invited to iTN
InspireThe.Net is closed for public registration and the only way in is via an invite. Good news is that an unlimited number of invitations are available on IRC. Users will have to go through a short interview before getting invited. The interview is pretty short - there are only 10 questions and you will be asked to provide screenshots of two private trackers that you are already a member of. Invites channel details are given below:
Channel Name: #get.inspired
Direct Link: irc://irc.pila.pl:7000/get.inspired
IRC Noob? : Read this first.
Once you join the invites channel you will receive the questions in PM (private message). You should number your answers and send them to the user name mentioned in channel topic, also via PM. Wait till you get a response from iTN staff. Note that you might have to wait for a while since there may be times when all channel ops are away.