It’s been a couple of months since we last conducted an invitation giveaway so it’s about time we did another. This time around it’s not a low profile tracker either, we’re giving away 250 invites to one of the best movie trackers around, PTN. As some of you might already know, PTN is a ratio free movie torrent tracker that’s been around for several years. It has mostly been a closed community and is yet to have an open signup – the site has strong rules against unwanted publicity and so far member recruitment has only been done through invite applications and select forums and blogs. PTNs invite application process however has a reputation for being tough to get through. This is where our invite giveaway comes in – it’s 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 need to go through the regular external applications process to get an invite.
UPDATE: We have received well over 250 valid requests. Please do not send any more E-mails – this giveaway is now over. Stay tuned for more in the future.
Before we move onto the invite giveaway, here’s some information about PTN tracker. As most of you already know, PTN is a ratio free torrent site specializing in movies and movies only. The site currently has a registered users base of around 4000 members – note that almost all of the users are chosen by site staff – PTN has tight rules regarding publicity and employs an ‘always closed signups policy. This helps them weed out unwanted members and retain only the most active users contributing to torrent health. As for the torrent index, there were around 6000 torrents of all shapes and sizes indexed on PTN as of 12/3/2011. These included individual movies as well as movie packs.
A notable highlight on PTN apart from its content is the custom user interface and the numerous usability features it offers. It was just recently the tracker underwent a massive overhaul with the launch of PTN v2 – v2 added dozens of new features ranging from off page improvements such as faster loading times to new visual features such as IMDB style browse pages. For a detailed overview of PTN features and screenshots, we strongly recommend you read this article.
Image: Revamped main torrent index was one of the major features in PTN v2
As some of our long time readers would know, this is our second PTN invite giveaway. The last one, during which we gave away 100 invites, was done back in September. Although the giveaway was limited to 100 invites, we got an overwhelming response from our readership which resulted in our E-mail inbox getting assaulted with over 1000 requests (we ended by sending 200 invites instead of the promised 100). This time around we have somewhat increased the amount of invites to 250 in an attempt to meet this huge demand. Future giveaways are also a possibility at this moment.
How to apply for a PTN invite
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 ‘FILEnetworks Blog - PTN 02’. 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
- Do not send multiple requests.
Please allow 10 days 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 250 invites – As usual, these will be sent out on a first come, first served basis. 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 PTN staff for the excellent support given.