Here’s a quick update on SuperTorrents. ST, one of the long standing (and not to mention one of the most controversial) private torrent trackers around, have opened public registrations for one day only. Signups will remain open throughout the 1st of March and new members will be able to sign up without the need for an invite code. For those who haven’t heard about it, SuperTorrents is a General/0Day torrent tracker with a unique interface – it tracks both scene and non scene releases related to a wide array of categories at average pre times. ST seems to be close to launching the next major revision of the tracker dubbed ST v2.0 and have already implemented several changes to the current system, as highlighted below:
Following is quoted from a new post on site homepage:
- User Uploads are now shown on the default browse page with official ST torrents and highlighted in orange.
- New Members (noobs) are now required to download or upload 5GB within 45 days of registration.
- Existing new members (noobs) beyond the 45 day period will have until March 15th to reach full User status.
- Members of the User class are now required to maintain a ratio at or above 1.05 after 60 days of membership.
- Existing members of the User class will have until March 15th to increase their ratios beyond 1.05 before being warned.
- audiophreak has won the ST2.0 Logo Contest and will be the first to have his logo featured on our new site redesign. Check the thread for a preview!
The above mentioned changes are now live and affects all new and existing members.
Although there is no exact date set for the launch of ST v2.0 this is a clear indication that it’s soon going to happen. If you are curious about this next milestone, here a list of things that are to be expected after the full launch (quoted from a forum post by the SysOp) :
- New layout, designs & Slogan - Possible addition of custom style sheets
- New Ratio System – Stripped of the outdated & obsolete standard of download vs. upload
- Removal of Seed Bonus - As the ratio system is redesigned there will no longer be a need for seed bonus
- New Class System - Abolition of outdated promotion/rewards system
- Revamped Request System - Request bounty, credit only taken if request filled, etc
- New Browsing - Style changes, mixing of scene with p2p, member-selected category icons (Already underway!)
- Weekly Packs - Weekly packs of various content chosen by users through a dedicated polling system separate from main polls (Already underway!)
- Additional Categories - Anime, ebooks, etc
- Revamped User Uploads - Allow bumping to main section, no restrictions, quality control through member voting (Already underway!)
Free User Uploads – Point
- Systems allowing users to make their torrents free leech for increased download activity
Chat Integration - Integration of ajax chat into the website for increased activity
Since we reviewed this tracker in detail during their last open signup, we won’t be repeating the same information here. If you want to know some background info and see screenshots of ST’s torrent index, we suggest you read this article. In the meantime signups are open for all members (unlike the last time when signups were limited to existing members of STMusic, ST’s sister site) for 24 hours.
Site Name: SuperTorrents (www.supertorrents.org)
Signup URL: http://supertorrents.org/signup.php