If you’ve been a regular visitor of FILEnetworks Blog, you know that we post about private torrent trackers quite frequently. This post, although related to BitTorrent, is not about a private tracker. It’s about ‘The Pirate Society’ - a forum dedicated to discussing BitTorrent and other forms of file sharing. TPS, started back in July 2008, has quickly grown on to become one of the more active BitTorrent communities that are around.

the pirate society

In addition to staying up to date on BitTorrent news you can request private torrent tracker invites, conduct invitation giveaways, read private tracker reviews, get the latest on seedbox services, read tutorials and even get support for your torrent site related problems on TPS. I’ve been a member of this site for quite some time and got to say that it’s been great so far. TPS is a friendly community where noobs don't get bashed, flaming is almost non existent and the staff is helpful. It’s a pretty active forum with close to 2500 members (as of 2/1/2009).

One thing I have noticed on The Pirate Society is that it has a large number of community reps on board. Community reps are official representatives of private trackers who engage in member recruitment, offer tracker specific support, etc. Speaking of recruitment, TPS has tons of tracker recruitment threads. These are run by community reps seeking potential good members for their trackers. Currently such threads for PTFiles, Electr*nik, AL, Learnbits, ScL (Clover), VIPMusic, TorretTiT, Czone, Cinematik, PTN, FTM, ToxicT, Fux0r, 3SP, S-I, LzTr, Wunza and CT can be found on TPS.   

invite giveaways

There is also an active invitation giveaway section on TPS where existing members give away private tracker invites for free. An invite requests section is also present but don’t expect to get a free ScT invite on your first post – help others, build your reputation and the invites will come to you automatically. Check the list of ‘no movement trackers’ on TPS as well – requesting or giving away invites to trackers in this list are not allowed. 

The Pirate Society is usually a closed community – entry is only available with an invitation. However at time of this post, TPS has open registration which means everyone is free to join. Check it out.

Site Name: The Pirate Society (http://www.thepiratesociety.org)

Registration URL: http://www.thepiratesociety.org/register.php

When registrations are closed, you need to pass the IRC interview (questions based on file sharing) to get into TPS. The invites channel can be found on irc://irc.p2p-network.net/thepiratesociety-invites (Download mIRC from here).


  1. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 2/02/2009 03:12:00 AM  

    TV Tracker - 123 spots remaining on monthly open signup at time of this post

  2. Unknown // 2/02/2009 03:59:00 AM  

    Thanks for the info about the forum; looks good. I have a yahoo e-mail account and I never got my registration but I went to the IRC and someone is helping me. Just an FYI if anyone else has trouble signing up.

  3. jolynntechisalesbian // 2/02/2009 04:04:00 AM  

    Yeah, D, I'm working on getting that straightened out for you, and hopefully you're online soon. Some people use yahoo accounts, and get them, but they seem to cause more problems than not. Anyway, I love The Pirate Society. It rules. <3 No really, it does.

  4. Unknown // 2/02/2009 04:18:00 AM  

    Sweet :) Thanks again.

    - Should've used Google :(

  5. Unknown // 2/02/2009 04:48:00 AM  

    I finally got the confirmation e-mail :D

  6. Dan // 2/02/2009 10:55:00 AM  

    Looks interesting, will definitely check it out. Thx!

  7. bobJR. // 2/02/2009 03:14:00 PM  

    TPS looks to be a cool place.. I Got 1 invite from a tracker i really wanted.. i really dont need anymore invites.. But i like to see what new trackers have to offer props go out to FileNetworks <3333 though

  8. tejaslok // 2/03/2009 01:41:00 PM  

    LS Tower neonscene.net is also a nice giveaway site just like the thepiratesociety.org it is also new and they are giving away invites to most of the ppl so kindly post abt that also

    thank you


  9. TEAM FILEnetworks // 2/03/2009 07:17:00 PM  


    We'll post about neonscene too when we get the time mate.

  10. johnnyboombox // 2/03/2009 11:16:00 PM  

    I can't join their irc, it says my address is banned yet i have no clue why im banned. I've never been to their irc before

  11. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 2/04/2009 01:08:00 AM  

    Try connecting from here:

  12. Antz // 2/06/2009 04:50:00 PM  
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  13. Unknown // 2/13/2009 05:37:00 PM  

    are there sites like TPS?
    really want to know,I remember a site which name is like neoscene,but I forget its url~~

  14. TEAM FILEnetworks // 2/13/2009 05:42:00 PM  

    It's http://neonscene.net/.
    Also http://tracker-invites.us

    Detailed reviews of these (And more) will be posted in the coming days.

  15. Mr.Chris // 2/15/2009 03:57:00 AM  

    I have an imac, what's the best way to join the Pirate Society?

  16. Winny // 2/19/2009 04:13:00 AM  

    i have invites for TPS, you can reach me at secretstones@gmail.com

  17. Unknown // 3/13/2009 04:47:00 PM  

    Sam, youre willing to give an invite to TPS to someone you dont know?

    Let me ask you something..

    What did you answer them when you were asked your views on invite trading in the IRC interview?

  18. Beagle // 4/28/2009 09:53:00 PM  

    The Pirate Society is open sign up right now!


    Get in while you can. It won't last long.

  19. Unknown // 5/05/2009 05:54:00 PM  

    hii!! is the pirate society down. i have not been able to access it for past 4-5 days

  20. Anonymous // 5/05/2009 10:04:00 PM  

    yeah tps is down atm. its being moved to another server, could be back up as early as today sometime. more info can be found on their irc channel...

  21. Andrew Charlwood // 5/11/2009 12:19:00 PM  

    Yeah guys, the backups are being loaded as we speak, should be up today or tomorrow :)

  22. Final Theory // 5/11/2009 01:03:00 PM  

    yay! i cannot wait. i have been worried. it has been a while since it has been up. so tomorrow is the big day...hopefully

  23. Unknown // 8/11/2009 02:59:00 PM  

    hi can u give me an invite to TPS thanks axxomovies2009@gmail.com

  24. Final Theory // 8/11/2009 07:36:00 PM  

    sorry I only invite those i trust.
    If you were a member, you would understand. nothing comes free. especially to this site. go through with the registration. i am sorry mate

  25. Anonymous // 9/07/2009 07:41:00 PM  

    they are a pack of dogs!

  26. Beagle // 9/07/2009 09:34:00 PM  


    That's a pretty baseless comment.

    Sounds to me like sour grapes from a banned member, or someone who couldn't pass a simple interview

  27. danielrey // 9/11/2009 12:10:00 AM  

    can someone help with invite please ?

  28. Final Theory // 9/11/2009 12:40:00 AM  

    danielrey: you need to go through the interview process

  29. Unknown // 9/11/2009 01:31:00 AM  

    "danielrey: you need to go through the interview process"

    Yeah, you can go to the irc and interview..or just wait like me till they open free signup. I keep checking everyday,..I will let you know when it opens.I fell it will be soon :)

  30. Final Theory // 9/11/2009 01:34:00 AM  


    why do you not just go through the interview

    if you have nothing to hide you will do fine

    there will be no open sign ups anytime soon

  31. Unknown // 9/11/2009 02:11:00 AM  

    @Final Theory

    I don't make it in interviews cos my speed is slow and most of the interviews requires a speed test :(

    I'm just trying to be avoid any embarrassing to myself there Final Theory :)

  32. Final Theory // 9/11/2009 06:51:00 AM  


    TPS is not a tracker.
    It is a forum and does not require a speedtest

    TPS does not have torrents. check out their blog on thepiratesociety.org

  33. Unknown // 9/11/2009 07:49:00 AM  

    Ok, if it's not a tracker...what questions they ask in the interview?

  34. Final Theory // 9/11/2009 08:20:00 AM  


    from above it says
    "When registrations are closed, you need to pass the IRC interview (questions based on file sharing) to get into TPS. The invites channel can be found on irc://irc.p2p-network.net/thepiratesociety-invites (Download mIRC from here)."

    go try it yourself mate

    if you have nothing to hide...then you will get in...i think

  35. Unknown // 9/11/2009 09:41:00 AM  

    Ok,...I'm going in now. Wish me luck ;)

    Thanks a lot for replying my questions Final Theory :)

  36. Beagle // 9/11/2009 09:48:00 AM  
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  37. Beagle // 9/11/2009 09:55:00 AM  

    xtreme: as others have mentioned, there are no speedtests involved in our interview process. If you'd like to see what's asked on our interview, there's no better way to find out than to come speak with us.

    If you have an IRC client, join:

    then join the channel:

    Or, you can use this link:

    TPS Interview

  38. K73SK // 9/28/2009 10:45:00 AM  

    the interview is fucked up.

    They asked "What else would you do in the forums?" I said "I love forums and am very active in other communities, so I would be just as active in this one."

    then right after that, they said "You failed the interview."

    I guess being a good member isn't what they're looking for.

  39. Beagle // 9/28/2009 10:53:00 AM  

    @K73SK: Here's a hint for you... That's not the reason you failed the interview.

    If you have an issue, you could discuss it with a staff member in #tps-help.

  40. Unknown // 10/15/2009 07:21:00 AM  

    I too was very honest answered everything even after spending an hour reading through the blog then almost 2 hours chatting back and forth through the interview. . . only for dude to tell me i failed??? i to am an active member of the sites i belong to and maintain ALWAYS an above 1 to 1 ratio even if it takes me 11weeks to re-seed ??? but i guess i'm not the kind of guy that they want. . .I then went into help and asked. .. why did i fail!?!?! and no one would give me an answer. . . just that i should re-read the blogs and that should clue me in. . . o and apparently I'm not welcome to ever re-apply....bunch of BS if you ask me. .. i'm sure there is a much better site out there. .. especially if they aren't letting people who are active and community driven like myself in....just a bunch of no-bodies wanting to feel important....thats not really fair to say....as i'm only really mad at 1 member the one who interviewed me. . . i'm sure the rest of them are probably just like me. .. laid back easy going willing to help and loves to torrent

  41. Beagle // 10/15/2009 08:28:00 AM  

    @ jon.wemyss... You failed your interview purely and simply because of your views on invite trading. If you'd read our blog you would have found that we do not allow invite trading, nor do we allow those who condone it.

    Your interviewer should have explained that to you. I'm not sure why he didn't, but in any case, that's the reason you failed.

  42. Anonymous // 10/15/2009 10:28:00 AM  

    Dont worry jon.wemyss your not missing out on anything.

  43. Final Theory // 10/15/2009 10:41:00 AM  


    if you are saying that he is not missing out on anything then you obviously are.

    You do not know TPS if you are not a member and if you are not a member, you are missing out on THE bittorrent forum community online.

    If you are a member saying that, then you are a disgrace.

  44. Unknown // 11/12/2009 04:09:00 PM  

    Just to offer a perspective counter to all the people whining about how they didn't get it - I just interviewed and got in yesterday. I was actually initially surprised that I got in, seeing as how I'm a bit of a noob concerning some aspects of torrenting. The interview was a little nerve wracking (what interview isn't) and its by no means a situation where they just let everyone in no matter what, but they are very understanding when it comes to noobs and the like. As long as you are honest and straightforward about everything, and maybe do a bit of research via the blog before hand to educate yourself about what you are getting into, you have nothing to worry about. But this is not just a place about trying to get stuff out of people, its about being a real community. If all you want is to try to get stuff out of people, imho maybe you need to think about whether this is the place for you.

    Once I got into the forums I found that people were very warm, welcoming and helpful. I can really see that this is a community I want to be a part of. Really happy that I decided to try to join.


  45. Peter // 1/02/2010 12:47:00 AM  

    why they want to know the names of my all trackers?
    and wanted my user profile link of all trackers?
    i belive something wrong with this.
    when i questioned about it i got kicked from channel.

  46. Final Theory // 1/02/2010 01:32:00 AM  

    @ Hugo said...
    "why they want to know the names of my all trackers?
    and wanted my user profile link of all trackers?
    i belive something wrong with this.
    when i questioned about it i got kicked from channel."

    At TPS, we represent hundreds and hundreds of trackers. You were most likely a liability. if you have any issues with the verdict of your interview then feel free to join the #tps-help channel on the TPS server and we will gladly give you an explanation as to why you were not accepted

  47. Peter // 1/02/2010 01:37:00 AM  

    i would if i wasn't kicked. I couldn't join again. I was kicked with no reason, just because i didn't want to give all my trackers profile links.
    when i asked, "why do you need my profile links from all my trackers?" i got kicked.
    can you explain me that?

  48. Final Theory // 1/02/2010 03:50:00 AM  

    @ Hugo said...
    "i would if i wasn't kicked. I couldn't join again. I was kicked with no reason, just because i didn't want to give all my trackers profile links.
    when i asked, "why do you need my profile links from all my trackers?" i got kicked.
    can you explain me that?"

    It is mandatory that profile links are given through the interview. It should have been explained to you in the beginning if all questions are not answered that the interview will be terminated.
    There is not harm in giving your profile links. Just to prove that you are not lying; showing that you are indeed a member of the sites you stated.

    If you choose to show your profile links, come in again for another interview. State what happened and that you just wanted an explanation as to why you had to show your profile links. You will be allowed to continue your interview

  49. Joseph // 1/02/2010 05:52:00 PM  

    Just wondering how long the wait time is for the invite channel. So I can properly allocate time.

  50. Unknown // 1/09/2010 10:25:00 PM  

    please invite for theplace.bz and thevault.bz pleeaaasssee :(

  51. Unknown // 1/09/2010 10:26:00 PM  

    my em@il adress is --->> wwgokhanww@hotmail.de

  52. Anonymous // 6/08/2010 08:09:00 PM  

    I wasn't accepted either. The interviewer kept saying "do you really think I'm that naive?", after I told him the honest truth that i was a member of a DH for 4 years but I only recently became aware of the topic of private trackers and that DH was one . I guess he made a judgement call that I was a liar. In addition I do admit I forgot to add a peice of information into the question but added it later.

    After going back to the help channel and asking why I failed. He said you aren't the right person, he has no obligation to give me a reason and that I can never apply again.

    The interviewer just seemed extremely hostile and intolerant without any provocation on my side during the pre-interview and interview process.

    It seems a bit harsh that once you fail your interview, it's a life-time ban no matter how much you improve or change as a person.

    Definitely not a pleasant experience to anyone that isn't part of TPS.

  53. Magic // 9/29/2010 07:45:00 AM  

    not sure if anyone monitors these comments anymore, but it seems like mods from the tps community do.
    I have been on the TPS irc interview channel now 6 times, and each time i've waited for AT LEAST 6 hours+ after saying 'Hello TPS' and getting a reply saying 'someone will be with you soon'.
    It's incredibly frustrating and comes across as a bit of a power play when an individual is kept waiting that long time after time.

  54. Final Theory // 9/29/2010 08:53:00 AM  

    invites are closed mate

  55. Magic // 9/29/2010 05:44:00 PM  

    well thats great mate but who's setting the autobot feature on the irc for people who don't know that?

  56. Final Theory // 9/30/2010 01:34:00 AM  

    actually from what i am hearing...it is not in fact closed. :/

    my apologies

    join the help channel

  57. evilmind2011 // 12/09/2010 12:49:00 PM  

    my account is accepted but can't enter in the tracker don't know why they telling that take help from irc but i dont know how to use irc.

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