|Posted by: blackcat
Posted on: 20/01/2015 17:40
|Title: IRC week
1. Downloading Rules:
Downloading is conditional of your site statistics, this is not a dump site where you can just take without sharing, our rules are as follows:
We expect from every user to help newly added torrents reach a good seeding/leeching ratio quickly in order to help the torrent during the first hours of its “life” on the site.
All torrents must be seeded to a minimum of 0.5 ratio, we previously had this as 1-1 but felt some were finding it too hard to achieve so we have reduced it to 0.5.
If you cant reach 0.5 on the torrent ratio then the torrent must be left open seeding for minimum of 48 hours.
If its a popular torrent with plenty of leechers then there is no reason why it cant be fully seeded to a 1.1 ratio.
You must keep you overall ratio above 1.00 at all times, anyone not doing so will run the risk of being banned from site.
New Leeching & ratio rules.
All members must keep a ratio of above 1.00 at all times, there are no exceptions to this rule and never has been, even staff must stick by it.
You must have a ratio above 1.00 to download, if you don't the option to leech will not be available to you due to the ratio checker system now in place.
If you find yourself on a level 1 warning, this means you have 7 days to improve your ratio or you will be banned, you have the following options:
1, Trade in any bonus points you may have to increase your ratio, you can do this by selecting BON at the top of the page in the userbar, depending on what theme you are using, if this is not visible look for a small plus (+) symbol to the left, this will unhide it, or you can use the following link.
2, Donate and select upload credit, you must make sure that what you donate will send your ratio back to 1.00, as you will still be banned even if you donate and your ratio is below 1.00
3, Donate and select VIP status, this option freezes the warning process and also bypasses the download check script, so you will still be able to download. While you are a VIP your downloaded amount will not increase, only what you upload back to the site will be added, so this is a very good way to improve your ratio.
4, sit it out and hope you make a ratio of 1.00 in time.
If your ratio is really bad, I do not recommend the last option.
2. General Rules:
*Do not defy the staffs expressed wishes!
*Flaming releases or members in torrent comments or in forums will see you having those privileges removed and a warning issued.
*If a member of staff edits your post or torrent comment under no circumstances should it be deleted, anyone doing so will get a mandatory 1 week warning.
*Do not send or request invites to other sites using our pm system, forums or IRC. We have a script that picks up keywords and flags your post, your account will be instantly banned no questions asked.
*Disruptive behavior in the forums will result in a warning.
You will only get one warning! After that it's bye bye Kansas!
*If your account is unused for 6 weeks you will be sent an email at the address you have provided, then if you do not login to the site within the next 3 days your account will be deleted, we have a lot of active users on site and membership is limited. So those that don't use their accounts will be removed to make space for members who want to sign up and use the site.
*Any new account with a zero download after 14 days will be pruned from the server, this is a download site not somewhere to lurk. You are just taking up spaces that other people could benefit from.
*Do NOT PM The Owner, Admin or Moderators with questions, they are very busy people and do not have time to answer members questions as well. Use the helpdesk instead, where you will receive 1-1 assistance.
*Going over a member of staff's head about warnings, low ratio's or any other matter will only end up with you being banned. We have a rank system use it. Blackcat will back a member of staff's decision 100%, so it's a waste of time sending him PM's whining.
*We are a private tracker and want to remain that way, under no circumstances should our name or details be posted around the internet. This also includes pm's and emails sent to members, any member caught doing so will have their accounts disabled without any prior warning...
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|No, this is a brand new source code, with a whole new set or rules and layout, do not compare this site with the old one, while some things will be the same, many are not.|
This is a complete new start
|RTN has a fully automated Hit & Run system, no longer will Moderators have to plow through thousands of members looking for those that have not seeded.|
There is a grace period of 5 days before the system will slap you with a warning, but by this time, you should have seeded to site rules.
If you do find that you have a Hit & Run warning, simply start seeding, once you have seeded to site rules, the warning will be lifted.
Old warnings can be removed with seedbonus. (See Seedbonus FAQ's)
If your warning level gets to level 5, your downloads will be removed until you have seeded back what you have taken.
If you reach a warn level of 10, you will be banned from site for 28 days, repeat offenders will be permanently banned.
Your warn level will reduce by 1 point, every 7 days.
Your options to remove warnings are as follows:
1. Start seeding, once you have seeded to site rules the warning for that particular torrent will be lifted.
2. Donate and get the warning lifted, you need to contact Blackcat once the donation is complete, so the warning can be removed.
3. Use your seedbonus (if you have enough points), to have your oldest warning removed.
If you start downloading a torrent, and get no connections or the torrent is old and running painfully slow, there is a 50 meg download trigger, so as long as you have downloaded less than this amount, you can stop and remove the torrent and not receive a Hit & Run warning.
We know you moved, we know you went on a vacation, we know your dog ate your LAN-cable and we know your hard drive went bananas for the 10th time this year. This is really not of any interest, it is still a release you haven't shared properly, and therefore won't get any sympathy from staff
The system has now been simplified, to make things a bit more straight forward
|On the old site staff had the option to warn members, this could be for a range of things, from bad behavior, abusing members or staff, or persistent Hit & Running.|
We now have something different, called booted
where in the past when you were warned, you could still browse the site, being booted won't let you, you will be completely blocked from the site and all activities for the duration that you were booted for.
Once your time is up, you will be allowed back on site as normal.
|Just like every other site we need donations from members to carry on as a site, if we can't cover our server costs every month we will have no other option other than to close down the site.|
We now have a fully automated donation system that will credit your account instantly, gone are the days of having to send your details and wait for your account to be updated.
you now have 4 options:
V.I.P Status - When you choose this option, depending on how much you donate, you will be moved to this class for a timed duration. During that time, EVERY torrent on site to you will be freeleech, if you decide to donate again before your time is up, you will see another option to extend your V.I.P status, once your time eventually runs out, you will be returned to the class you came from.
Get Upload Amount - Depending on your donation amount, you will receive the following:
Get 2 GB per donated Dollar if you donate 20 Dollars or less
Get 3 GB per donated Dollar if you donate between 21 Dollars and 40 Dollars
Get 5 GB per donated Dollar if you donate 41 Dollars or more
Freeleech Slots - Get one Freeleech slot for every 2 Dollars you donate.
(These can be used to create Custom Free torrents of your own choosing).
Anonymous - Occasionally we get members that do not want any of the above (not very often) and want to remain Anonymous, choosing this option, nothing will be credited to your account, and your name will not appear in the donor list.
Please make sure that when selecting a gift, you make the right choice, as it cannot be changed once it has been finalised.
There is no longer any need to send your donation details to Blackcat, as the system is fully automated, you will instantly receive a message stating that your account has been updated.
If you send a donation via echeck, your account will not be credited until it clears, this is generally 5-7 days.
NOTE: If you make a duplicate donation or submit the wrong amount, you should contact Blackcat, who will then refund your donation, under no circumstances should you launch a dispute with Paypal, anyone doing so will be banned instantly without any warning.
|We now have several freeleech options|
Gold - 100% off the torrent is freeleech
Silver - 50% of the torrent is freeleech
Bronze - 25% of the torrent is freeleech
You can also donate and have the V.I.P option of freeleech for the duration of your upgrade, or you can simply use any freeleech slots you have.
Any torrent on site that is over 8gb in size is set to freeleech.
All these torrents are manually set by admin, so if you see a torrent which is above 8gb that is not freeleech, simply wait until it is set to free, otherwise you will have your download stats recorded up to the point it was made free, we will not remove download amounts on these torrents, so don't ask.
NOTE: Freeleech does not mean you do not have to seed back, as everything you take you must seed back to site rules, it simply means that it will not count towards your downloaded amount, but anything you seed back, will be added to your uploaded ratio.
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