What if the BitTorrent community got together and pooled their information to catch invite traders, sellers and ratio cheaters? The concept itself isn’t a new one; in fact a system already exists between private trackers. It’s known that What.CD offers resources to tracker sysops & admins to catch & remove bad torrenters, available to those of the “Torrent Celebrity” userclass. That’s great for trackers, but bad BT behavior often begins well in advance of finding tracker invites. Unfortunately most Torrent Forum staffers are unable to access those tracker-to-tracker blacklists. Yet, as often is the case, bad members on torrent forums are the same as those found on trackers themselves - and are banned for exactly the same reasons. Is there a similar system set up that caters exclusively to torrent forum staff to share internal info amongst each other? Not until now.
Rapscallion.info aims to fill a void between non-trading torrent forums, in order to allow different forum staff to discuss & communicate on the topics below. For the rest of this article we’ll let Thatch, an administrator from Rapscallion to fill in the finer details:
Rapscallion’s Goal: We are here to create a community of members joined together with one common idea. We want to prevent members who do not belong in the torrent community from joining sites that other people who should, can’t. While there are trackers out there who do not approve of sites such as invite forums, they need to understand that most are not out to ruin their trackers. Most hold the beliefs that trading, selling, and cheating is bad. And that brings us to who can join.
The idea is that any invite forums that follow the beliefs of no trading, no selling, no giving away accounts, no cheating, and none of that such stuff can join. If the site allows that, they obviously cannot join, being that they stand for what this site is trying to remove.
The limited number of boards right now, is due to us creating them as sites come in. When a forum joins up, we give them a special user class based on their position there at their respective forum, and we give them the forum board with their sites name on it. They can then discuss things about their forum, problems, ideas, anything of that nature. We also have a board for the members that we are out to prevent from continuing to join sites such as invite forums and private trackers. Basically, it has the norms of a site, general discussion areas, news, and other odds and ends, but the rest is going to come with the community.
As for private trackers; if the private tracker is a site that is acceptable of invite forums, and willing to accept them being out there, and have no problem with members using them to get into their sites, then they are also accepted. That is a very helpful thing, as it will help with invite forums preventing members at the lowest level, which is, when they are attempting to get into such sites. It could potentially help the bridge between such sites (trackers and forums) as they could see that some are there for good reasons. That end goal, of the bridge between them, is a long way off though, as right now, the primary focus is on the bad users.
Right now, the Admins and creators of the site are two members who have been on a number of invite forums, and seen that the thing that happens to most of them, is a user will get banned on one, and go to another. Now hopefully, that user will get banned on that one as well. But people slip between the cracks and a cheater may snag that SCC invite or something of that nature from the new forum and not get caught. That’s where we came up with the idea. We really aren’t here to do much administrating, besides creating forums as necessary, applying the appropriate user classes to the new members, listening to suggestions and implementing them if they are good ideas, and finally just making sure the sites get along with each other in this endeavor. Beyond that, we are basically an outside observer who is letting the site go. The members basically run the site.
How to Join Rapscallion:
Torrent Invite forums can join, provided they meet the above criteria about not trading and such, by sending an email to:
From there, they must state the site they represent, their username on said site, and their userclass (ie Mod, Admin, etc) A screenshot of proof must also be given so I know that they aren’t just an ordinary member attempting to gain access. Basically, a screenshot of something only that logged in user could have. Forum owners/admins will be admitted in, no problem, upon meeting this criteria. Forum Moderators either have to already have one of the above from their site on here, or I have to hear from them that they are going to allow the moderators to represent the site. I don’t need members of sites getting on hear without the main runners of the sites allowing it and then instantly getting off on the wrong foot with them. From there they will get an invite code for their specific user class, and be good to go.
Another method can be IRC. IRC will also be a good way to collaborate together instantly. Could be a great addition to help do what the site already does.
The channel for registering will be #registration (it may or may not be active at the time of this article). If I am there, it is a one-on-one alternative to registering. But same criteria still apply.
So let me get this correct its a site where incompetent invite site staff can share incompetent information and is mangled by “FORMER” invite site staff and you share information that you get from the clouds .
so no one has help from #staffers ?
FIGHTS EGO AND FAIL
Oh make sure to use your real ips so trackers can ban you lol
Sounds like a terrible attempt to become friends with tracker staff and get invites.
really wanting screenshots of staff accounts as proof… seems like rapscallion is asking a bit too much in all honesty. Wouldn’t it be easier for you to find them in their own irc nets as proof.
Gotta admit that I see this as a fail too. I got banned from a torrent site once for reporting a moderator making racist and bigoted remarks towards me because I reported one of his torrents as a dupe. Should I be banned form other torrent sites because of that?
100% FAIL Says:
PUMI HUH Sounds like your both correct!!
Anyhow any invite site worth they’re gold would have tracker staff involved in they’re site unless they’ve lots to hide which means they’re not worth shit just like this idea of this site good-luck and enjoy the in fighting bitches like most these invite forums like to do and as anon says why ask for screenshots and actually wtf even post here about it just bloody amateurs trying to be Mr e big men.
Who do you think you are ?
“Right now, the Admins and creators of the site are two members who have been on a number of invite forums,”
Not even staff at a invite forum, how are you expected to trust these people. Never mind the fact they don’t have any experience running a forum or the ins and outs of traders/cheaters/sellers and there habits and personality’s and traits
IF this was going to happen.This post shouldn’t have been made public. As there only 3-4 forums that this post would apply to and the staff could have been contacted via irc or their respected sites.
the fact that they had to get sharky to post this here tells me that they really don’t have to clue.
Been Done Before Says:
Waste of time…this has been done many times before. Us Staffers already have key places that we share info at with each other…this is/will not be that place.
We (Site Staffer) already have a system in place…stop trying…this aint gonna work!!
What theyre not even tracker staff lol and its hosted on theyre ovh seedbox next theyll be wanting donations to pay for theyre seedbox .
There a back channels to announce this sort of thing, don’t know why you would choose to run it on FSF.
Your IRC channel is empty of any one associated with the project and the member list is visible to to the world. http://www.rapscallion.info/memberlist.php
As Maxell and Frylock have already mentioned, this seems like a very amateur undertaking for them to announce something like this publicly. The public aren’t going to be invited to join, so why bother announcing it to them?
I don’t think this will work for several reasons. Very few tracker staff will participate; they already have their hangouts where they trade info, such as btssu, p2pg and the What.cd forums, they don’t need yet another forum to try to keep up with. A few reps from trackers will join so they can relay whatever info the invite forum staff provide back to those previously mentioned places. They won’t, in turn, share most of their info with the forums, though, since most trackers hat e invite forums, even the so-called “good invite forums”. They may provide a bit of info to back up evidence that’s already been posted, but in most cases it will be a leech type relationship. Most invite forums won’t participate in any meaningful way, either, since it provides them no direct benefit to supply info which helps their competitors. There are also far too many fragile egos, past hostile relationships, etc involved for it to ever be a drama-free environment.
It didn’t work the last time it was tried, and I don’t think it will this time, either.
Wow Sharky, this has got to be the most random article I have seen in a while
quit those stupid scam ads, havent you learned anything lately?
don’t be ridiculous Says:
Paid advertisement? Are you stupid?
What a fucking great Idea , yea go for it you should do this.
I think this a long time coming frankly. Invite forums are a part of the bit torrent community. Like it or not. and for a long time it has been a pissing contest. If everyone can come together perhaps invite forums will no longer be the black sheep of torrent society. I guess only time will tell if these people have it together enough to pull it off but regardless it has to happen at some point. As a response to one of the previous posters.. i think it is good they are asking for proof of admin status as I don’t really think IP ban lists are the best things to be made public to all people.
What we need is …
A more central database of Torrent site admins / staff / uploaders / cappers / crackers ect….
- So torrent site owners…. Give US your user / staff database , we can
- be trusted.
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If torrent site sysops / Admins Don’t give us their user databases ,
then their site will be ruined by cheaters , sellers and maffia.
( ( I mean … look at your sites NOW , they are so , so , so , so , full to the brim with cheaters and sellers.
FACT: 99 % of what.cd users have sold invites… TRUE … seriously ….
- FACT: isp Speeds are so slow , that 99% of torrent users cheat
- upload stats…
- TRUE . REAL upload speed is 1.kbps , thats the fastest upload speed
- around !
- ) )
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BE scared , BE VERY scared…
Now sign up and gives us your database.
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Agree with 08 Says:
BEEN DONE BEFORE stated all that needs to be said about this. The comments can be closed.
Good ideas are often bad ideas…
Good Trackers are already well organised. They know who they can pick as VIP, Coders, Moderators…etc
If there is something wrong they can simply ban the person.
The strenght of bittorent is that it’s decentralized, and that it’s easy to start a new community thanks to tracker template, script, seedbox, good users…etc
Staffers know how to build a good a good tracker. See What.cd, BTN…etc
The way to build something good with good members is experience, and not a system.
A system always can be cheated. An if a centralized system like the one proposed is cheated, then a lot of trackers could be set down.
Now we all know we want gold.
But who is gold ? Rapscallion ? or good experienced users (staff, coders, members…etc) ?
Now that you know shit (Rapscallion) want to become gold and have gold… ask yourself who is going to be the cheater…
Wonder if BTSSU is still around. That IRC chan used to have staff from ~20 different trackers and IPs of cheaters/traders were swapped instantly amongst all sites, definitely had potential but only because it was run by site staff themselves and not some unknown 3rd party.
CHILD PLZ!!! You kids have no clue how the game is played.. we can do this here or down at the station…. pple wanna troll like black asses.. stfu. This is a good idea and will help both forums and trackers.
are any ptn staff involved with rapscallion??
Staffers @ laughing_our_heads_off Says:
lol friend 024
Theyre all a joke this just proves to us what kind of children run invite sites and to think that us trackers dont watch them and dont no whats going on is at your pearl .
lol @ noobs
As a novice I have made some minor mistakes and, even though one of these was because of a failure to communicate by the tracker, I suffered a 3 strikes banishment even though they had suggested to me to make donations to keep me in positive ratio - and I was in credit - they took my money!!!.
I have never made the same mistake twice and have now joined other private trackers where (I think) I am a model member with ratios of between 7:1 & 16:1. The fact that some sad & sorry power hungry little person refused to discuss or help (just lecture and abuse) should have precluded me from joining other sites?? How stupid and short-sighted is that - do you mean there is no room in the P2P community for learners and no allowance for them to make mistakes and break a few rules by accident while they are learning??? WOW, no human rights here eh?
A bit more on that - it seems staffers have a really poor outlook on life and immediately assume that anyone breaking a rule is a cheat. I guess they will live that negative life until they die, it’s just a real pity that they are also so arrogant and issue punishment because they can without fear of retribution - give a little bit of power to people who can’t gain it in real life and see what happens.
Common-sense and ethics dictate that this is a bad idea..
LOL @ 028
Ok if you can’t get into TL you might wanna try http://dragons-dungeon.com They are going invite only soon!! To be honest they can’t beat TL on SOME of there pretimes but they are DAMN close. Really what do you have to lose sign up and check them out. If you don’t like them then don’t return but if you sign up you’ll will find they are very very close to TL ups and don’t have as much pressure as you’ll find at TL. I actually use this site to leech off of and use it as a supplier for my site shhh pmsl. I seed then use the bonus points for my upload credit can’t beat it lmao. Don’t hate on me please I am just trying to help some people out that might be trying to supply there tracker with torrents
I think I skip this opportunity…
go to http://www.torrentinvites.org for free tracker invites
you can also sell and buy there trade too
Check out this site: http://www.trackeraccess.org
Although the intension is good, it is too simple to abuse the system. Once you are in, you can access a lot of information. Setting up a simple tracker is not too much trouble for gaining this kind of access.. We have our own ways to sniff out cheaters, traders and traitors..
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So, let me get this straight. A moderator is supposed to screenshot something regular members would not have access to, in order to prove they’re a moderator. First of all, why would I show you something you shouldn’t have access to? Especially someone I don’t even know! What’s to stop you from taking this screenshot, and using it, along with the moderator’s name, to try to get into other places? (You’d be stupid if you tried it with me, LOL).
As far as cheating, who gets caught out for cheating may not have even intentionally cheated. This might be fairly rare, but some sites would rather make sure they ban all cheaters, so might make their perimeters too wide. Say 5 % were really innocent. Should those people now be banned from all trackers? I think that people who do it a lot, or who brag about it (I’m surprised that people do this, but there are sites where they do it), should be banned from private trackers. But there is so much room for abuse here.
You’re also making the assumption that all tracker staffs are nice, well meaning, well adjusted, moderate in the extreme people, and we all know that there are plenty of people at all levels of tracker staffs that lose it with each other. Sometimes the fights are so bad, even ordinary members know they’re going on. So why would you trust that person’s word, just because they were an admin or something. Some of those people are nuts! (Though lately, all the people I’ve been around have been very nice people :)).
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