Invite applications are becoming an increasingly popular way to recruit members for private torrent trackers. We’ve seen the likes of Sparvar, PTN, TemplateP2P, etc use them and the latest site to deploy online invite apps is PTFiles (PTF). PTFiles, which is a reincarnation of now defunct Phoenix-Torrent, has made significant improvements as a general/0day tracker since its return back in 2008. It has a good community, a feature rich site and lots of torrents – things most users would look for in a general tracker. In addition, PTF now have their own internal release group named EMBER (who seem to specialize in BRRip/DVDRip/DVDR releases of new and old movies).
At last check, PTFiles tracked over 2500 active torrents and had over 3100 registered members. Bulk of this site’s users seem to be very active both on forums as well as on IRC. As we mentioned in a previous article several months back, PTF’s new site interface (PTF 2.0) is not short of features. Apart from standard BitTorrent tracker features such as arcade, shoutbox, forum, bookmarks, trivia, etc, some really cool additional options such as the ability to create new themes (thanks to this feature PTF now has over 35 themes), ‘genres’ feature, moods addon, all kinds of bonus systems (reputation points, karma bonus points (coins), IRC seed bonus, etc), Requests/Offers sections, Wiki, tabbed torrent browse pages, flash games, TV guide, photoshop, pastebin, etc, are also available.
If you want to get into PTF you can either fill up the invite application or simply sign up during the daily open signup period. A countdown to the next open signup window will be displayed in the questionnaire page, making things a lot easier for those who want to get in. This should look something like:
Registrations will be Open in X hour and YY minutes for a period of 2 hours. Tomorrows open registration hours will be set tonight after 23:59:59 GMT.
Anyways invite application is not hard and there are only a couple of questions that need answering.
Site Name: PTFiles (http://ptfiles.net/)
Invite Application URL: http://ptfiles.net/questionnaire.php (Use the ‘Signup’ link on this page to directly create an account when registrations are open)