The Dark Syndicate Goes Ratio Free

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 10/27/2009 | | 12 Comments »

Ratio free private torrent trackers have always had high popularity among our readership. The Dark Syndicate (TDS), a gazelle based private tracker that we first featured a few weeks back, is the latest site to join the ratio-free club. The move isn’t complete yet, but the tracker is well on its way to become a no-ratio site. For those who missed the previous article, TDS is a general/0day tracker that has the backing of many staffers from the legendary Araditracker (now defunct). TDS started out with a ratio system along with a set of rules that required members to maintain a healthy global ratio on site. This however has now changed.

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Not a lot of information has been made public (not yet at least) by TDS administration about their new ‘ratio free’ system. However, you can still see the tracker recording total upload amount (download stats and global ratio are nowhere to be seen). It can be assumed that ‘total upload’ will be used as some sort of credit to unlock new site features, etc. It would be interesting to see how this works out on TDS in the long as going ratio free has both pros and cons. Nevertheless, the decision will no doubt increase their user base as the BT community has a ‘thing’ about private trackers without ratio rules. Till the ratio free system is fully implemented, the entire site has been placed on free leech mode.

In the meantime, TDS has been growing at a fairly healthy rate. Within just a few weeks since launch, the site has managed to recruit close to 2500 members. Around 600 (active) torrents have also been uploaded during this time. TDS community have done an excellent job when it comes to their requests system – 70% of all member request have been filled.  More information about TDS may be found in our recent review of the site which is located here.

And of course, signups are still open.

Site Name: TDS (http://www.thedarksyndicate.com)

Signup URL: http://www.thedarksyndicate.com/register.php

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12 Comments

  1. bobson_bobson // 10/27/2009 03:38:00 PM  

    sounds like a move of desperation for a tracker that has nothing original to offer.

  2. Cal // 10/27/2009 09:51:00 PM  

    Sounds like you have no idea the history of the Bit Torrent Community bobson_bobson.

    This isn't about being the next best thing, or the latest and greatest. This is about bringing back the Community that was taken from us over a year ago. If you had any inkling of what AT was about then you sure as hell wouldn't be trolling FILEnetworks.

    Have fun enjoying Mininova.

  3. Rodrigo // 10/27/2009 10:38:00 PM  

    Cal smoking pot in the rain.

  4. Cal // 10/28/2009 01:06:00 AM  

    Sorry, but SITR has closed shop too.

  5. Nomad // 10/28/2009 01:36:00 AM  

    Ratio free is appealing (GFTFTW!) but until they implement rss feeds its still not enough to snag me. Good luck though!

  6. Cal // 10/28/2009 04:23:00 AM  

    We do have RSS Feeds

  7. Nomad // 10/28/2009 05:15:00 AM  

    Well RSS for torrents is VERY well hidden then, I looked everywhere. Care to enlighten me?

  8. Rodrigo // 10/28/2009 05:17:00 AM  

    Now I see, sorry Cal.
    Good luck.

  9. Cal // 10/28/2009 06:34:00 AM  

    Nomad, it is on the left side, under the Site Menu area...don't have to click anything to find it...its always there. Hope that helps!

  10. Nomad // 10/28/2009 08:44:00 AM  

    I swear its not there, maybe its for power users or vips only? I dunno whats up, but I do know I'm not blind ;)
    Thanks for trying to help though.

  11. Cal // 10/28/2009 07:55:00 PM  

    Can you put a post in the Forums with a screenshot...will sort you out quickly.

  12. maria // 2/22/2011 03:42:00 AM  

    does anybody know whats going on with this site? IT WAS OUT FOR COUPLE OF DAYS AND KNOW THAT IT IS BACK ON ,I WENT TO LOGIN AND I COULDNT .IT KEPT SAYING IT WS WRONG USERN AND PSW ,TRIED TO RECOVER ,MY E-MAIL WASNT IN THE DATA BASE .NO PROBLEMS WITH MYACCOUNT IM SEEDING .IS THERE ANYOTHER USERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM?