In the competitive world of torrent forums to which the ‘net is grossly overburdened with these days, it almost seems foolish that any tracker discussion board would restrict the influx of new members. Many forums are indifferent to who signs up; others are wisely a touch more selective. Etiv.in is one such community that prides itself on quality over quantity, and they simply don’t offer much in the way of open registration. Never has, never will - simply put, Etiv has essentially remained a closed-community throughout the past ten months.
This story has a happy ending, though - it took yours truly a little bit of coaxing (and a 6-pack) to get Etiv to open the gates for the first time in more than a year. Rare it is that an opportunity should arise such as this, and just in time for Halloween - although it won’t last long. FSF managed to secure an exclusive offer: open registration to Etiv through a special signup link, available to the first 200 FSF readers:
• Etiv.in Signup Link — http://www.etiv.in/fsfex.php
TIP: Leave the Referrer field blank, it’s optional.
Again, there’s only space for 200 new recruits (through the link above). Don’t apply if you’ve already been a member of Etiv. Do use the same username that you use on other tracker forums (if possible), assuming you want to carry forward your good name. This is crucial. “Nicks” that nobody has heard of before can be either good or bad, but most likely bad. Etiv wants quality members who are known to be established, experienced members of the BT community.
Missed out on the open registration? Aspiring members can also apply for membership through Etiv’s IRC interview channel which is also currently open. Note: This is the first time they’ve opened their interview channel since December 2009.
Invite channel: #interview
Tip for inactive members: For those of you who were/are members of Etiv but can no longer log in, this is likely because your account has been flagged as inactive. Needless to say, but it is better to try to get your account reactivated in Etiv’s IRC #support channel, rather than attempt to create a new account.
With over 200 active members, Etiv is comprised of experienced torrenters; long-time users who are active & social. While tracker invites (giveaways/requests) are indeed a popular staple at Etiv, the forum has much more to offer in the way of tracker news & discussion (see image right).
|Online Since:||June 6th, 2009.|
|Forum Stats:||Threads: 6,698 | Posts: 52,413 | Active Members: 202.|
|What.CD is the only tracker that is off-limits to giveaways & requests. Other GAs that are blacklisted are those with internal active recruitment.|
|Credit (Rep) System?||YES|
|iRep system is used to give positive (or negative) feedback for invite GAs, help, etc. Rep is also given by staff for members who submit tracker reviews.|
|Open to all - no ‘minimum postcount’ is required to access this area.|
|Requires 30 forum posts & 5 rep points to be able to make invite requests.|
|Not allowed - trading of tracker invites or accounts is forbidden.|
|Tracker accounts cannot be included in giveaways (only invites are allowed).|
|VIP / Special Forums?||YES|
|Etiv has two separate sub-forums: one for Donors, and one for VIPs.|
|Located in the main “Give-A-Ways” section, and has 34 different tracker threads.|
|Located in the main forum “Reviews”, Etiv currently has 140 different reviews.|
|There’s a sub-forum called ‘Seedbox Reviews’.|
Main Forum Areas:
Etiv consists of eight (8) main forum areas, each with their own sub-forum sections. Below is the postcount for each:
|Etiv News||82 Threads | 1,681 Posts|
|Tracker News/Updates||190 Threads | 3,400 Posts|
|Misc Torrent News||1,688 Threads | 2,533 Posts|
|Official Etiv Contests||15 Threads | 483 Posts|
|Member Contests||10 Threads | 423 Posts|
|Member Intros||519 Threads | 2,404 Posts|
|Torrent Talk||140 Threads | 4,693 Posts|
|Lounge||747 Threads | 13,866 Posts|
|How To Guides||89 Threads | 736 Posts|
|XXX||45 Threads | 979 Posts|
|Tracker Invites||1,177 Threads | 8,411 Posts|
|Non-Tracker Invites||340 Threads | 3,588 Posts|
|Tracker Recruitment||34 Threads | 307 Posts|
|Invites||90 Threads | 558 Posts|
|Karma/Bonus||11 Threads | 56 Posts|
|Donors Corner||30 Threads | 200 Posts|
|VIP Corner||22 Threads | 197 Posts|
|Tracker Reviews||140 Threads | 257 Posts|
|Seedbox Reviews||27 Threads | 318 Posts|
|Support & Help|
|Etiv Support/Report Users||40 Threads | 211 Posts|
|EtivBox News/Support||17 Threads | 139 Posts|
|Report Forum Bugs Here||41 Threads | 243 Posts|
|Suggestions||89 Threads | 733 Posts|
|General BitTorrent Help||36 Threads | 390 Posts|
Etiv - Features:
Image Host — Etiv runs their own internal image hosting service which allows members to upload images directly to the site, instead of using untrustworthy public imagehosts. Each thread contains a link in advanced options for easy uploading.
Movie of the Week club (Motw) — Whereby weekly movies are chosen for discussion by members.
Weekly Poll — Fun & interesting questions and related discussion.
Small Userbase — Active members is kept small by design. Etiv is a small tight-knit site where everyone knows each other.
Friendly Members & Staff — Check your elitism at the door.
Lots of Recruitment — 34 different trackers offer unlimited recruitment to Etiv.in members, including: CHDBits, DesiTorrents, PWNNetwork, iTN, Blackcats-Games, Breathe, PTN and PsyTorrents.
Hey I remember this place!
lawl Backie lies inside
i think i remember it too
backie lies inside? last time I checked (which was a few minutes ago) backie isnt a member anymore lol
need referer id…
@ bdmatt The Referrer id is optional…leave it blank
Thanks for the Awesome write up Sharky
Excellent article Sharky! It’s great to see Etiv open up their doors for new members!
The activation link in the e-mail doesnot work.
@ 09 - FATT
It works. Try it again.
Mr. Eko Says:
Etiv is a really great community, i love it…ROCK ON Etiv
Thanks for review sharky.
All of the accounts that have been created so far have been manually activated and the activation page is being fixed as I type this. Sorry about the inconvenience
Nice move guys!
You’ve got a quality forum with a top-notch staff. It’s nice to see you bringing in some new blood!
All the best…
Nice site. I registered. Changed some options and BAM the forum says I’m not logged in. OK, log in again, right? WRONG. The user and password doesn’t work.
Great writup there Sharky!!
Hmm… finally we will get some new blood out there;
See you there guys
yup. it worked now. thanks a lot sharky.
Try clearing your cookies and site data. I havent come across anything like that recently so its probably a browser issue
Many thanks Sharky, great write up.
OMG is this there database dump?
How these guys gonna keep my identify secure if they can’t keep their database private?
Look at the date it was uploaded. It’s obviously outdated and everyone should have updated their passwords so everyone at Etiv should be safe.
Since they pulled the plug on their sad minor league site, I guess something had to done.
Nice review sharky !! it is indeed a great forum,I joined it last time they opened interviews and enjoyed every minute I visited etiv ! Best chance to join 4 new bies since no need to go through complicated VTN application…
What do you mean by minor league site? VTN? But that doesn’t make since cause its still up and running nicely.. what are you talking about?
Yeah, if you’re talking about VTN, it’s still operating, & It’s no more sad than you are. Get your info straight before you post.
@ 20 & 22
Haters and Trolls are people to. You guys make our little hobby more fun.
never thought of it that way. i’ll change from now on.
yes, VTN is still running strong, if you were a member you would see that.
Link says you need an invite, they all used up or is it not working?
Etiv is the best bt forum around. Thx for good review.
You can try the interviews
You can go to a proctologist too, it might be less invasive. The open regs walk right in. They wanted me to bend over, I declined. My interviewer was nice enough, it wasn’t his doing.
Get booted from interview channel - Bad Channel Key (+k). Closed?
Did they close the interview channel?
@RAT / JANCY Says:
Yes, it seems closed again
Maybe better luck next year or whenever they open up again.
hey..nice tracker.!!!! I join now.. i have invite plsea??
Lol..I thought this day would never come….
yo can anyone send me a invite for movie torrent
RapidLeech Hosting Says:
can you send me a invitation