This Christmas just keeps getting better and better for fans of torrenting. In addition to the many number of private trackers that have already opened their doors to new members, here’s another popular tracker which will soon start a fresh recruitment drive this season. ScienceHD will be opening questionnaire-based invites on the Christmas day and qualifying members will be invited to the site by Sci-HD staff themselves. If you don’t know already, ScienceHD is a private torrent site specializing in science fiction movies, TV shows, documentaries and other related infotainment content and is without a doubt one of the best private torrent tracker to be launched in 2009.
We’ve mentioned about this tracker in about 5 of our articles and some of our readers might think it’s overrated. However, we believe that SciHD truly deserves the attention. They’ve risen from being a relatively unknown private tracker at launch to a site that can rival BitMeTV in terms of science fiction/documentary content, in less than an year. Sci-HD currently tracks close to 3900 torrents spanning across 775+ series/authors and if you are into Sci-Fi/Documentaries chances are high that you’ll love the content.
Speaking of content, it should be no secret to you that SHD is not a general tracker. Allowable content according to tracker rules is “Science, Science Fiction, and learning related videos, eBooks, magazines and Audio books. If a show is listed on IMDB, TVrage, TV.com, or TVguide as scifi, documentary, science, history, learning, etc., then it automatically qualifies”. MPAA rated content is not allowed. And as the name suggests, most of the videos/movies/TV series found on this site are in high definition (HD) formats (1080p/720p MKV, etc). Below is a screenshot of few of the many show categories found on ScienceHD:
ScienceHD is powered by Gazelle codebase and hundreds of available torrent categories are easily organized using tags, category icons, filters and more thanks to Gazelle’s strong organization features. If you don’t like the default theme you can easily switch to any one of the other 5-6 available stylesheets.
ScienceHD, like most other private torrent sites has a set of rules which every member must follow. We think it’s worth mentioning here two of the most important but often overlook tracker rules here:
You must download an average of 3GB per month, or else you will be disabled
All torrents must be seeded to a 1:1 ratio or for a minimum of 72hrs
Pay attention to the minimum monthly download requirement. SciHD will dump if you are not an active member. Thousands of users (including collectors) have been disabled in the past couple of months due to not following site rules so the first thing you should do once you become a member is to have a look at their rules section.
Anyways enough about the site details – now back to the topic at hand; invite applications. As mentioned earlier ScienceHD will open questionnaire based invites on the 25th of December and those who successfully answer the questions will be invited into the tracker.
Currently neither the nature of questions nor the URL which the invite applications will be hosted at has not been revealed. However you can be the first to know this information if you follow Sci-HD’s Twitter stream. If you are too lazy to create a Twitter account and become a follower, you can simply watch the updates manually by visiting the URL https://twitter.com/sciencehd. They WILL open on the 25th of December and don’t miss the opportunity if you are willing to get in – FFS we told you three days in advance :p
Site Name: ScienceHD (https://sciencehd.net)
Invite Application URL: N/A, Watch https://twitter.com/sciencehd for updates
Of course, FILEnetwork’s own Twitter feed will be updated as usual once the details are made public. You can follow/watch our Twitter feed using http://twitter.com/filenetworks or simply monitor the in-site widget on left sidebar.
Special thanks to spaceship9, infinity, shoomer and rest of ScienceHD staff for the info provided.