Here’s yet another open signup update for you private tracker fanboys. Libble, a leading music torrent tracker, has increased its maximum user limit and opened public registrations allowing new users create accounts on the tracker without the need for an invite. The maximum user limit has been almost doubled to 10000 and currently there are around 4500 more free slots remaining – you can expect the open signups to last for a while. In case you haven’t heard about this site before (unlikely if you have been reading us for a while), Libble is a ratio free specialized music tracker running on Gazelle RC2 codebase. This tracker is known for its exclusive mixtapes section, Share Rank bonus system, user friendly interface and of course, nowadays as a large & growing music torrents repository.
Ever since it’s inception several years back, Libble has gone through many changes. It was one of the first trackers to switch to Gazelle codebase (which happened back in 2008) and the site went through yet another major change by switching to a ratio free model in 2009. Today, Libble has grown into a decently sized music tracker which indexes nearly 16000 active torrents including 13000+ albums by 16000 artists. The site has also been gifted with a helpful community of members – a good example of this is the request fill percentage, which currently stands at 81%.
As we mentioned in a previous article, Libble has a special system called ‘Share Rank’ instead of the regular ratio system commonly found on most private trackers. A brief summary of Share Rank may be found below (information is quoted from Libble Knowledgebase):
Share ranks are a system we've implemented to replace ratios. It is a measure of your contribution to the site based on several factors:
Ratio - If your ratio is between 0 and 3 you will get a positive or negative bonus based on how good (or bad) your ratio is.
Torrents Uploaded - The more torrents you upload, the higher bonus you get.
Data transferred - The more data you transfer on torrents (up or down) you higher bonus you get.
Torrents Snatched - The more torrents you snatch the higher your bonus.
Torrents seeding - The more torrents you're seeding the higher your bonus.
Hit and runs - Your total hit and runs in the last month is subtracted from your score.
These factors are combined (with different weightings) to give you a final score. This will determine your user class and whether you are put on Share rank watch or not. In general you should keep your share rank positive.
It’s highly recommended that you read the ‘Share Rank’ section in Wiki if you are thinking of becoming a member of this tracker. It explains things in greater detail.
Speaking of the content indexed on Libble, it pretty much has music related to almost every genre on the planet. Majority of the torrents are music albums, with tracks in either MP3 or FLAC (lossless) formats. Some of the music albums are scene releases while some, such as Libble mixtape releases, are exclusive torrents unique to this tracker.
As mentioned in the title of this post Libble has opened registrations to the public. The site’s maximum user limit has been extended to 10000 – currently there are around 5600 registered users which leaves around 4400 free slots remaining.
Site Name: Libble (http://libble.me)
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