If you were looking forward to getting into GFT tracker, the time has come :p GFT has opened its official invites IRC channel for a limited period of time and potential new recruits can now request for a free invite over this IRC chat room. GFT is a highly sought after General/0Day torrent tracker which is perhaps best known for its out of this world pre times. Additionally, it is one of the few successful ratio free private trackers out there, with good torrent retention and fast download speeds. The site has been online for a couple of years but it’s only been accessible to a select few members. GFT hasn’t had an open signup in years and the only way outsiders could gain entry has been occasional IRC invite giveaways such as this. Most of our long time readers should have got in when GFT opened invites five months ago – in case you still haven’t, here’s another chance!
There isn’t really much to discuss about GFT since it’s simply one of the best 0day torrent sites out there. It indexes releases only seconds later that they are pre’d by scene groups and most of these torrents appear to be seedbox hosted. GFT for the most part is a scene only tracker similar to SCC – it does have a packs section dubbed GFT Gems which includes some non scene releases. As of 2/9/2010, the active torrent count on this tracker stood at 18400.
As we mentioned earlier, this is a ratio free tracker. That is, its members are not bound by usual private tracker rules that require maintaining a minimum global upload:download ratio. GFT’s rules are pretty simple - Grab what you like and seed for 48 hours! While the rules are pretty relaxed, don’t even think about hit and running (HnR), here. Usually, your account will be disabled after two warnings. GFT does have a bonus system and this recently underwent a massive revamp. New system is still being implemented but for now you can earn bonus points by simply idling on the GFT IRC channel.
Enough about the site – now for more pressing matters. How does one go about asking for a GFT invite on IRC? The information below should help.
Rules & Tips
- You will most likely be asked to provide profile links from private trackers that you are already a member of. Preferred sites include TL PTP BTN ACID FTN IPT TV SEX BMTV CG PTN BG UG waffles and what (other sites may be allowed – this list was mentioned in a previous IRC channel topic)
- Have your profile links ready before you make the invite request. Delays will not be tolerated due to high demand and staff will probably move on to the next person if you fail to provide them quickly.
- Do not spam the IRC channel. Wait for your turn before PM’ing anyone. Follow instructions in the channel topic.
- Folks from Romania and Egypt are not allowed to request for invites. New registrations from these countries are banned on the tracker.
Details of the official invites IRC channel are as follows:
- Server: irc.thegft.org
- Alternative Server URL: irc.station51.net
- Channel: gft-invites
- Direct Link: irc://irc.thegft.org/gft-invites OR irc://irc.station51.net/gft-invites
- New to IRC? Read this brief tutorial on how to join a IRC channels using mIRC client.
The invites channel will not be open forever. It will most likely close after a limited period of time so grab an invite when you can. Good Luck!
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