Still not part of a dedicated movie torrent tracker? Here’s a site that you can join; The Swarm is a private torrent tracker specializing in movies and movies only. This Gazelle powered site has opened registrations for a limited time after being closed for several weeks. TheSwarm is a relatively new private community that’s shown a lot of promise lately. The site features IMDB style browse pages, verified torrents, IMDB & Metacritic ratings integration, Libraries, tagged search, organized main index (all torrents for a single movie filed under the same entry), detailed movie description pages and a number of other custom add ons. Both in terms of looks and content, the Swarm boasts several similarities to PassThePopcorn, one of the largest movie repositories currently online. In case you are thinking of signing up for The Swarm, registrations are currently open.
Comparing The Swarm with PTP might be a little unfair since this site is still very young - It still has a long way to go to become a legend in the BT community. However the start The Swarm has had so far is great. As of 3/2/2011, TS tracked over 1100 movie torrents and had a registered user base in excess of 3300 members – good statistics for any start up tracker, even better for a specialized site.
As for the content, there are no surprises – The Swarm is a movies only tracker so expect to find a lot of movies around here . In addition to movies, following content types are also allowed on TS:
- Music concerts and Stand-Up Comedy - official releases only (i.e. released to DVD, Blu Ray or HD-DVD only).
- Made-for-TV movies. TV mini-series (but not TV series) may be allowed with staff approval.
- Documentaries from a specific production company (e.g. BBC or National Geographic) are allowed as long as they are not part of a continuing series. Documentary mini-series may be allowed with staff approval.
- Sports documentaries MUST be a documentary about the sport, and not just a sport-based video.
Keep in mind that The Swarm is not another out of the box Gazelle implementation. This site has its share of custom features, including the very useful movie ratings integration on the main torrent index itself. To know more about TS’s custom features, check out the Rules page and its subsections in full.
Registrations for The Swarm are currently open. We do not know for sure how long the doors would remain open – the site currently has a maximum user limit of 4000 and assuming open signups would continue till this limit is reached, there appears to be room for 650 more new torrenters.
Site Name: The Swarm (https://ssl.theswarm.me)
Signup URL: https://ssl.theswarm.me/register.php
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