Just a quick shoutout to TV freaks looking to join BitTorrent’s hottest ratioless tracker - BTN has now re-opened their IRC interview channel to those looking to apply. After a temporary (but lengthy) removal of members’ invites and shutdown of IRC recruitment, both have now been restored. Here’s your chance to get into one of the most innovative accomplishments ever put forth by a tracker dev team - this is definitely an opportunity not to be overlooked.
BTN Invites on IRC
Aspiring applicants are encouraged to apply for an interview on IRC (details are below). To join the queue, type !add in the command window in the BTN-Invites channel and wait for assistance (be sure to read the topic, as well). **TIP:
** You might want to brush up on BTN’s rules found at http://passmetheremote.org/?action=rules before applying.
BTN - New Features
A lot has changed at BTN since they officially went public three months ago. After launching with *just* 2,200 torrents, BTN now boasts an impressive 14,000 - which includes an array of more than 8,200 shows and 2,200 unique TV series. Instead of outlining all of BTN’s features (check out our introductory BTN article for a more robust list), we’ll touch on some of the newer details that make this site a modern marvel among TV trackers.
Advanced Searching / Browse Filtering
Members are now able to filter the “torrent browse” page by way of a few new criteria, including:
- • Portable Device — BTN has recently added torrents for portable devices (M4V/MP4 container) - to view all, you’ll need to filter these through an advanced search using the resolution dropdown menu.
- • Advanced Filters — Torrents can now be arranged by criteria including scene/non-scene, internal/non, codec, container, source, resolution, year - or anything else that could be possible.
- • Episodes vs. Seasons — Simply put a tick in “Seasons” and
click filter to return all results that are non-episodic. This
can also be done through
as found on the homepage.
New ‘Legend’ Icons on the Browse
BTN already had a “fast torrent” icon to indicate seedbox-hosted torrents, but now they’ve also added icons for 1.5x and 2x upload torrents; portable device releases; and official BTN autouploads.
Enhanced & Updated “Links”
There’s been a number of changes to the Links ’sidebar’ on the BTN homepage; it’s an area worthy of closer inspection. Here can be found links to some of the best features that BTN has to offer; including pages to TV Schedule, TV Pages, Shows List, Series List, BTN’s PreDB, and their Wiki — all of which make BTN a unique TV tracker as detailed here.
Newly-added features to the links area (see right) includeActors
(this is the Actor’s Showcase) and TVNews
(with a blog-like format for recent info about TV gossip, top stories & headlines from the world of TV - BTN members are able to contribute which makes it special). The Friends
(v2) entry has been revamped to include links for messaging, user profiles, and ‘add’ to your own buddy list as well as an item for possible friends based on snatches of your torrents (amazingly, all these features are available on the same page).
Updated “Notification” System via IRC and/or PM
Common to Gazelle-based trackers, BTN has a *notification
- feature - but with a really cool twist. For those unfamiliar with how this works on What.CD or elsewhere - in a nutshell it allows for members to specify certain criteria or keywords for when a new torrent becomes available on the site (ie - a new upload) and thus users will be notified via a PM when a new release/torrent matches a predetermined set of details as set in the notification. Simply configure a notification to tell you when the next torrent for House, Lost or Dexter arrives, and you’ll automatically get a PM on the tracker.
Sounds cool? It is, but it has it’s restrictions under normal circumstances; especially so with TV trackers whereas being notified via PM is a slow process (since you’d need to continually refresh BTN in the web-browser to be able to be notified, duh). This is the process on which What.CD’s notification system works - it’s great, but not exactly efficient for its members. In reference to music, notifications
are quite useless for those trying to build up ratio (if that’s the goal) but they’re great as they stand - purely as notifications. That’s why pywhatauto & zillions of other customized IRC/seedbox stuffs are used - this is offtopic.
However BTN takes the notifications to a new level. To reiterate - BTN is ratioless, so there’s no reason to be a ratiowhore - it’s all about getting notified of the newest TV eps from the tracker. BTN offers notifications via IRC, PM and RSS. That’s right: set a notification and hang out in their IRC channel and wait for an automated PM through IRC (not on the website) and download the torrent.
Profile Changes, ‘Wall’, & New Options
There’s a new action to choose who can comment on your profile (your options are: anyone, friends or nobody). In order to qualify as a friend, you must be on that users friends list. You can change who can post in your site preferences, but by default only friends can post on your profile.
BTN is the future of TV trackers. Loads of other changes are in store; there’s too many to mention herein. Get in now, if you can.
The best TV tracker around!
Not only is it RATIOLESS, but it’s pretimes kick BitmeTVs ass (most of the time xD).
Get in while you still can, you wont regret it!
I was VERY skeptical at first but I was very pleasantly surprised by this tracker. It’s only been around since November and it’s already giving Bitmetv a run for it’s money. In a year or two I wouldn’t be surprised if they were at the top of the foodchain. Kudos guys. You surprised me, which is pretty hard to do.
I was also surprised by this site. I was invited just over a week ago and quickly learned how great it is. Has lots of potential to be even better too.
hey NYMPHO no one likes you…just leave this site and don’t come back
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amazing tv site. if it had the seeds of TVTorrents there would be no need for any other TV site.
Great article Sharky, i hope your back
BTN needs more activity on torrents, hopefully now they will get it.
Good article, thanks.
this site is awesome! by far the best community i have been a part of.
Only minus is the number of members, double the members and it will be the best out there.
Thank you! Looks very promising
*watches flood of incoming applicants*
I still can’t figure out why people are so in-to TV trackers i mean, most of the stuff on TV is crap except a few exceptions which are easily available on most trackers… I think people just download for the heck of it.. ehh I’m paying for this box why not juice it while i can, people need a real life for christ sake!I
Glad your back sharky
zomg do they have lost?!
I cant figure out why you are posting kamikazee. you are clearly a little bitch that cannot get onto a good tracker so you post your bullshit. you obviously have nothing worthwhile to contribute, so back away from your computer and get your dolls out and play with them.
snap.. btn’s tight, they’ve put a lot of work into this one and it shows. It’s possibly one of the best reworks of gazelle out there atm, and since I’ve joined (months ago) they just keep adding stuff behind the scenes.
Not to mention, they’ve helped my site out a lot as well, so they’re really nice people.
BTN fan Says:
Stats comparision :
User Base : FreshOnTV (~24,359), BitmeTV (21,839), STR (6,843), BTN (4,337)
Torrents : BitmeTV (25,105), TvTorrents (15915), BTN (13,181), FreshOnTV (9,525), STR (5,131)
x torrent in 4 weeks : BTN (+2,901), FreshOnTV(+780), STR(+499), BitmeTV (+191)
BTN second best TV tracker after FreshOnTV !
Great tracker ! Go go go !
still dont know whats the Difference between sites like
Sceneflux and rlslog and these “special’ torrent sites , i gotta go thru a interview wit people i dont know ? ..umm i rather wait a hr and jus get it from a file host thru my favorite release blog
does this stuff matter for people that dont need a release 3 min after its been out…
i mean its free i can wait
We are aware of the long waits in our irc interview channel. Please be patient, and if you cannot wait feel free to leave and come back later. We will be open for awhile.
Kicking BitmeTV’s ass is not an acomplishment. . I am just a guy with a good home connection , and i alone have better pretimes then bmtv.They have no axx, and the uploaders suck. If u want to compare pretimes, compare them to freshon.tv. (witch btw has pretimes comparable to vault and scc and files are already unrarred).
Anyway Btn is a nice tracker and i recmmend it
FreshonTV and BTN can beat BITMETV ass Says:
YEAH!!!! Throw away BITMETV to the garbage thrash. They are aggrogrant. They wont’t accept new member. They think they are the king of TV torrent tracker. Now we have alternative TV tracker which it can beat BITMETV ass. Let them ‘high’ with their own world. We don’t care.
BTN is fantastic, a great site and I can get anothing I want from them.
Deffo add it to your list, its one of the few torretns site is use everyday.
As one of the first members there I’m glad to see it’s flourishing.
comic rereek Says:
thanks for the reminder i’ve been meaning to delete this bookmark for the diskspace
every day im reminded why torrent freak is so much better then this site
Pfft - looked alright until i read this rule:
“No .rars. All scene releases must be unrared. ”
Way to ruin a good site nubs
Mxyzptlk don’t be so stupid. bmtv has more staff that are connected to scene than you’ll ever meet.
R4ND0M, what a noobish comment. You probably only watch the cool new shows, right? And seed only for the required amount of time…
I highly recommend this site. That is all.
Why is it a bad thing that they aren’t rar’d?
Been in this site form a month!
It is the best site around for TV
Regarding activity on torrents it will increase as the users will increase
BTN is amazing. Being ratioless is always a +1 in my book. Highly recommended.
BTN is great
Jo Dean Says:
Dude that makes a lot of sense to me dude I like it. Good stuff indeed.
I like this tracker!
You NEED to sit in the irc channel until your ready to be “interviewed” otherwise if they call you and you dont show up your banned….
BTN is just collecting your details. In about six months this site will shut. With your ip and profiles and you’ll be sitting ducks. Wish you the best for interviews.
^ Sure, since they have been up for 6 months and they haven’t collect enough “souls” yet. They put in hours of time coding one of the best looking trackers around just to fool all us simpletons into giving up our IPs.
What another load of BOLLOCKS. Spend your time doing something else…
For people who cant get into BitmeTV….losers
Please…i would like to get an invite. Is this possible?
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