Its been almost three weeks since our last invite giveaway and the time has come to conduct yet another one. This time around we are giving away free invites to a ratio free movie torrent tracker – PTN. PTN has never had an open signup during its lifetime and has been invite only from the start. However, as we have reported many times before, PTN occasionally opens invite applications to allow external users join the tracker. These applications however are considered quite tough (read the comments in previous threads if you are not sure :p) and obviously some of them do get rejected. So, is there really a difference between this giveaway and a regular invite app opening? Yes, there is. This is an official event organized with help from PTN staff targeted exclusively at FILEnetworks readership and therefore, usual entry requirements do not apply here. In other words you do not have to submit an application to get in – all we need is a profile link and a screenshot of the same profile page from any private tracker that you are already a member of (this is the standard requirement for most our giveaways). UPDATE: We have received over 600 requests. Please do not send any more E-mails. Although the giveaway was limited to 100 invites, we will try to fill at least the first 250 requests.
If you are one of out regular visitors, you probably already know all about PTN. For those that do not, it’s a ratio free, specialized private torrent tracker that indexes movies and movies only. The site has been online for a couple of years and despite tight rules regarding unwanted publicity and permanently closed signups, PTN has managed to amass an active user base of over 3500 members. The site’s most significant milestones during its lifetime was met early last month when PTN v2 was launched with a brand new look and a number of new features. Speaking of v2, we highly recommend you read this post which includes a detailed description and screenshots of the newly introduced features.
As mentioned earlier, PTN is a niche tracker. You won’t find games, music (except for a few official soundtracks or OSTs), books or other general content here. But yes, you will find a ton of movies related to a number of different genres ranging from action, adventure, fantasy, comedy, drama to thriller, horror, western and more. As at 20/10/2010, the indexed torrent count on PTN stood just above 5000, some of them being movie packs (multiple related films grouped into a single torrent). A screenshot of the torrent index including some of the available torrent categories can be seen below:
With the help of PTN staff, we will be giving away 100 free invites to our readers, no strings attached. As stated earlier there is no invite application involved – all you need to do is to send us an E-mail with the following format:
- Subject of the E-mail should be ‘PTN 01’. We use an automated software to filter the mails so don’t get this wrong.
- In the body of the mail, please include a link to a profile page on a private tracker of your choice– for example http://trackername.org/user.php?id=2447424 (you can visit the profile page on most trackers by clicking on the username located next to your ratio stats).
- In the body of the mail, include a link to a screenshot of the same profile page you included in previous step. Note – screenshot should be un-edited and un-cropped. Please do not send images as attachments – upload the image file to an image host and include the link in the body of the mail.
- Send your email to invites[dot]filenetworks[at]gmail[dot]com
Please allow one week for your invite to arrive – we have to send them out manually and it’s a time consuming task :p Currently the giveaway is limited to 100 invites. Depending on the demand, we might be able to increase this number perhaps in a future giveaway but this is unconfirmed as of now.
Either way if you manage to get in, please do respect the site’s rules. Relaxed entry requirements does not mean you will be immune to rule violations – staff will probably hunt down collectors, cheaters and hit & runners and ban them immediately after the giveaway. Good Luck!
Special thanks to lfc4ever (a PTN SysOP) and the rest of PTN staff for the excellent support given.