You can do a lot of bad and stupid things on a private torrent tracker but ratio cheating is one of the worst offences you can ever commit. On most private trackers, cheating will earn you a lifetime ban. Apart from banning individuals, trackers tend to ban entire countries if they find a lot of cheaters signing up for a specific country. Users of Romania could soon face another country ban from none other than BitMeTV, considered by many as the king of TV torrent trackers. In a mass PM sent to all members yesterday, BMTV warned to take “further action on a more global scale.” if ratio cheating and account stealing from .RO continued.

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Full PM (which was apparently sent to all user classes) is quoted below:

ROMANIA:
For some time now we have been flooded with account stealing and ratio cheating largely from Romania.
Most of Romania have fiber connections, so we do not understand why the rule breaking has been so MASSIVE from this country.
Sure there are also some great Romanian members but the amount of account theft and cheating going on is far outweighing the good members.
THIS IS A WARNING.
This needs to STOP or we will have to take further action on a more global scale.

What they mean by “further action on a more global scale” is no doubt a country ban. BMTV is not the first private tracker to consider banning Romania. For more similar cases, read the ‘Related Articles’ list towards the end of this post. Now none of us are from Romania and we really don’t know if the internet speeds are as high as they are claimed to be. But if they are indeed high bandwidth lines, why the need excessive cheating? And there are plenty of private trackers from Romania which no doubt have user bases full of Romanian members. How do these sites cope with such problems? If there are any Romanian readers here, feel free to comment and discuss (no flaming, please).

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34 Comments

  1. FAB9891 // 10/28/2009 06:26:00 AM  

    Fuck them!
    We have TvT

  2. jens // 10/28/2009 06:52:00 AM  

    fucking gypsies!!

  3. Ahmed // 10/28/2009 06:54:00 AM  

    @FAB
    You mean that you have TvT to cheat at...!

    Thanks for the warning...but I'm not a member there yet :)

  4. Felipe // 10/28/2009 07:07:00 AM  

    Can't anybody invite me to BitMeTV? I've always wanted an account, but I could never get...please....


    felipe.kira2@gmail.com


    I'd be very grateful.

  5. Georgian // 10/28/2009 07:08:00 AM  

    TvT rullz..bitme?be serious

  6. Ionut // 10/28/2009 08:15:00 AM  

    @jens

    My sincearlly FUCK OFF! If you don't have a clue about this country then SHUT THE FUCK UP! I gotta go, your sister is waiting me .

  7. Rodrigo // 10/28/2009 08:45:00 AM  

    [offtopic]
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    And if you guys upload game scene charts 35 I will be very grateful.

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  8. irraban // 10/28/2009 09:00:00 AM  

    I thought the post said not to "FLAME". But most of the comments seems to be flames.

  9. Joe // 10/28/2009 09:51:00 AM  

    also offtopic

    you guys should report on the what.cd ratio overhaul at somepoint.

  10. Bogo // 10/28/2009 10:17:00 AM  

    "jens :
    fucking gypsies!!"

    If you dont know what are you telling stfu.

  11. TEAM FILEnetworks // 10/28/2009 10:31:00 AM  

    @Joe,
    "you guys should report on the what.cd ratio overhaul at somepoint."

    Article is already written it will be posted tonight.

    @others,
    Could you please keep the comments civil. If you cant dont bother commenting at all.

  12. Dan // 10/28/2009 11:07:00 AM  

    @Joe

    Thanks for the heads up on that, will be interesting to see how that works out.

  13. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/28/2009 11:08:00 AM  

    @Dan
    It's going to be awesome :)

  14. dreamer // 10/28/2009 11:37:00 AM  

    hehe now some trackers ban Romania in order to become a high level lol STN like bull craps xD
    Banning Romania is a Art now...
    poor ppl im really worry abt this country. they got iPlay , Elek , TvT , filelist like great Trackers. IMHO they should stop begging and stick to their own trackers and contribute them. Those sites are way better than those high level shits IMO
    Good luck Romania...

  15. Donny // 10/28/2009 12:11:00 PM  

    romania should be lit on fire and burned to the ground.

  16. k // 10/28/2009 01:17:00 PM  

    "(no flaming, please)"
    haha 1st comment "Fuck them!"

  17. Bogo // 10/28/2009 03:48:00 PM  

    I'm from Romania, a country that has ~ 21.5 million people, rromi (Gypsies) had ~ 535,140 people or 2.5% of the total population. No longer categorized as rromi(gypsies) rest of romanian people. As in any country and there are people who cheat and use ratio programs,the
    difference is that we pay for their stupidity .
    Pace and gl whit traker.

  18. tiger6ex // 10/28/2009 03:48:00 PM  

    I am a Romanian user and former staff at XtremeZone and BitShock and i whant to say that the problem with all users is that they are lacking informations.

    The download bandwidth in Romania is very good. You can get up to 12 MB/s.
    But the problem is that not all have good upload bandwidth. The bigest upload speed i ever saw was 9 MB/s, but it is only with other romanian IP that have mitropolitan speed.
    With the ip's from foreign countries the upload speed dosen't get higher then 2 MB/s.

    At trackers that have ratio based rulles is a little hard to keep your account so this may be a reason for the ratio cheating.

    So to be neutral i would say that the main reasons are:
    1. Lack of interrest for information
    2. Lack of respect for autority
    3. Lack of upload bandwidth with foreign IP's

  19. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 10/28/2009 04:01:00 PM  

    Thanks tiger6ex for the info.

  20. wairi // 10/28/2009 04:26:00 PM  

    mine upload speed 80kb/s but i don't do cheat.

  21. k // 10/28/2009 05:04:00 PM  

    2 MB/s is fast!
    most people have adsl (upload 512k or 1mb max) it's not a reason to cheat...

  22. bobson_bobson // 10/28/2009 05:48:00 PM  

    in the UK most ADSL broadband connection have about 100k/s upload.

    perhaps there are a lot of tracker collectors in romania who want good ratios as "proofs" to get in rare sites? just a thought.

  23. jens // 10/28/2009 06:27:00 PM  

    mmm i got a lot less than 2 mb up but thats no reason to cheat
    i think its in the culture
    have to be that as someone here says the romanian people has no respect for autorithies and cheating is probably rooted in their culture or something since 75-80 % of all cheaters are from that country
    and to say that most people only has 9 mb up or in some cases only 2 is the most laughable thing ive heard in a long time, thats over average for a torrentuser
    and you were staff,lol well i think that says it all

  24. P2Pworld // 10/28/2009 07:05:00 PM  

    [quote]
    jens said...

    fucking gypsies!! [/quote]
    your such an asshole!
    you think romanians are gypsies? lol your such a idiot.
    2.5% maybe 5% of romanians are gypsies.

    Anyway, i know why romanians use "programs" to have a good ratio. Because they dont buy a seedbox, if they dont have a good home conection, they better use fake ratio. And anyway, you gys know how many indians,pakistan,etc. make ratio cheat on IPLAY? more than 60% of thoose do this, but we dont ban them! why? because we are not like others trackers. The trackers think if they will ban romanians will be more in "tracker levels" or they will be an hight level. But, this time im with BitMeTV, great job to ban romanians, because at there no seedbox = no life ;)
    [quote]
    FAB9891 said...

    Fuck them!
    We have TvT [/quote]
    lol your an idiot. Go on TVT.ro let BitMeTV ;)

    And that gypsies thing, you guys knwo when ITALIA was considerate a "mafia" country and they was banned on a lot of trackers?

  25. dreamer // 10/28/2009 08:33:00 PM  

    @P2Pworld

    hats off to iPlay mate, one of the grate tracker out there. No one can't beat iplay with site layout thats the best one ever. Speed , content are great and pretimes as well. But they don't shouting we are high level , can't seed here without a seedbox like bull craps. Im very happy with those Romanian users there. Staff ppl are very good not like those high level ass pain staff. And i have never seen that kind of Cheat warning in any tracker. I give my all the seeding speed as much as i can for them i got kinda slow speed though. And i seed a long time :)
    Long live iPlay.... cheers..!!

  26. jens // 10/29/2009 05:47:00 PM  

    alright ,in my hometown Bristol , we have those gypsies begging stealing like everywere else
    not trying to be posh but please tell me that im wrong when thinking they are from Romania
    if they hadnt been here that be jolly good to me
    golly gosh i hate you people

  27. Robert // 10/29/2009 11:43:00 PM  

    A pirate torrent site frets over cheating... now there's a contradiction in ethics.

  28. 0x1 // 10/30/2009 02:20:00 AM  

    @P2Pworld

    You're also an asshole. Instead of questioning "gypsies" as an insult, you distance yourself from them by saying they only make a small amount of the Romanian population.

    You damned racists...

  29. jens // 10/30/2009 04:20:00 AM  

    yeah stfu you racist swine

  30. sirofallsirs // 10/31/2009 11:49:00 AM  

    I use ratio master there..lo;l..got some 100gb upload and 80 download..

    and yea.. GAY SUCKS..FUCKIN human filth.. and GYPSIES CAN BE MY WHORE/servants..!

  31. dorusan // 10/31/2009 04:45:00 PM  
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  32. dorusan // 10/31/2009 04:53:00 PM  

    I'm a romanian and I use a cheap fiber optic connection (40 Mb/s dld & ~2 Mb/s upl @ about 12$/month). That's more than enough for me NOT to use ratio cheating tools. I know about those tools for about 4 years now but rarely I had to use them (when I had a slow connection, or when I tested a new tool). It's not about my mentality, it's about my lack of willingness to keep the same files for long periods of time on my hd for the purpose of seeding... that's all. And when did the gypsies came into the picture and what do they have in common with the rest of us romanians??.. I'm confused. And what the hell to they have to do with ratio cheating. Some of you really need to get a life or a crash course in origami. Chill out.

    cheers,
    dorin

  33. HAI THAR KTHX KBAI // 11/01/2009 06:06:00 AM  

    Fuck BitMeTV anyway, it's a shit tracker!

  34. Ralph // 1/19/2010 05:41:00 PM  

    Fuck tvtorrents.ro now called freshon.tv they sell your email address