During the past month we saw several new BitTorrent invite forums being launched. Can’t Get In University or CGI-U is the newest such site to hit the BitTorrent scene. Rather than blindly conducting invite giveaways and such, CGI-U plans to educate it’s members of user etiquette, advanced knowledge and best practices of BitTorrent. As the name suggests, the site is modeled after a university. Members need to advance to the next grade if they are to unlock some parts of the forums which have more goodies or to get access to tournaments, etc. Following is a brief description of CGI-U, as explained by one of it’s staff members:
"A new private torrent tracker invite site has just launched, big whoop right? WRONG! This site will not only be a place for members to gain invites to all of those trackers they always wanted, but before users are able to receive invites they must first go through a "curriculum" complete with a study guide and tests that they must first pass in order to advance to the next "grade". The first 100 people will have free registration, but after that it will be strictly INVITE ONLY!
Last part of this description needs to be updated. Due to the good response received by CGI-U even on launch date, registrations will remain open for two weeks.
Anyways all new members of CGI-U start out as ‘Pledges’. In order to advance to the next grade, you need to complete the required curriculums (read the study guides and take the tests located in ‘The Classroom’ section of forums) as well as meet other user class promotion requirements such as minimum no of posts, minimum rep points, etc. As you advance through the grades (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Alumni and so on) exclusive parts of the forums (aka Houses – see those badges above top toolbar) get unlocked. Each of these houses come with their own specialties and advantages. Also, don’t forget to check the ‘Tournaments’ subsection – it’s a great place to win post credits and even reputation points.
Note that it hasn’t even been a day since this site has gone online. There are some sections of CGI-U that are still being worked on. For example detailed rules and FAQ for certain sections are still not available and some forum sections do not contain any threads yet. However if you have any questions or run into any issues, you can always seek help from staff through the ‘Help Desk’ section of the forums.
If you are interested, register and have a look inside – signups are open. IMHO the site looks pretty promising.
Site Name: Can’t Get In University (http://cantgetin.org)
Signup URL: http://cantgetin.org/register.php
P.S. – Almost forgot to mention it, invite trading and selling is banned on CGI-U.
Special thanks to CGI-U staff.