Out of the thousands of private torrent trackers that exist today, not many can boast about being online for 6+ years. PolishTracker is one site that can. PT turns 6 today and in celebration, they are giving away free invites on the official IRC channel. Getting into this site is considered quite hard – it hasn’t had an open registration in the recent history and there are no alternate recruitment campaigns going on in other sites including invite forums or blogs. For those of you who haven’t heard about this site, PolishTracker is a General/0day torrent tracker indexing both international as well as Polish scene/ P2P releases. While being a good source for Polish releases, PT also acts as a excellent General/0Day tracker for those seeking to download latest English releases including movies, games, music, TV shows and more.
With nearly 14000 registered members and 18600+ torrents, PolishTracker falls under the ‘large’ private trackers category. This site has a well established footprint in the BitTorrent scene and is still one of the most sought after trackers even after 6 years of being online. According to FSF, PolishTracker invites are among the top 50 most requested tracker invites of 2010.
As mentioned earlier PolishTracker is a General tracker, meaning you can pretty much find all sorts of content here. There are both English and Polish releases, including scene and P2P uploads as well as exclusive packs. At the time this article was being written, PT tracked over 750 exclusive packs, a great feat for any general torrent site. Screenshot below shows part of this sites torrent index, including some packs uploaded in celebration of the 6th birthday:
PolishTracker is built on the TBDEV codebase. However, according to BloodMan, one of PT’s coders, it only just looks like TBDEV right now. We are told that around 90% of the codebase is re-written to facilitate the site’s own requirements. PT comes with several different skins and category icon sets which you can use to change the look and feel of the site. It also supports 3 languages including English, Polish and Deutsch - you can easily change language using flag icons located on top right corner of any internal page.
As mentioned in the title of this post, PT staff are giving away free invites on their IRC channel. To obtain an invite, follow the instructions below:
- Take a screenshot of the profile page of a private tracker that you already use. This page must have your E-mail mentioned in it (this is where the invite will be sent to). Note that some sites do not include your E-mail info in the profile page – you’ll need to use a tracker that does, such as TL. Upload this screen to an image hosting service such as ImageShack and obtain the URL.
- Log into the PT IRC invites channel using the details below:
Direct Link: irc://irc.polishtracker.org/6th
- Paste the link to your screenshot on the channel and wait patiently for staff to respond.
Note that this invite giveaway will not last for long – it will only be done during today so you might want to hurry.
Once logged into PT, you must read the FAQ, Rules and any news information on Homepage and hit the ‘Read and understood’ button in each page to proceed to the main torrent index.
Special thanks to Bugatti for the heads up and BloodMan (PT Coder) for the support given.