You are probably all aware of the recent TorrentLeech Summer2011 special open signup which was targeted at recruiting 100000 new members into the tracker. To prevent the site from cracking under heavy demand, there was a hourly registrations limit in place which limited new signups to a maximum of 800 per hour. However, TL still got hammered by people trying to get in (and refreshing the pages continuously even after the hourly limit exceeded) and soon the open signup had to be prematurely ended. If you are one of the unlucky souls to miss out on this TL open signup, there is some good news – TL will definitely have future open signups and giving out invitation codes will be handled by an automated IRC bot.
Quoted below is part of an E-mail message sent to us by TL owner w00t:
We are building a new irc bot who will handle those invites due to the huge amount of users tried to sign up, and took down the site :P The bot should be ready in couple of days, of you want please inform your users as well because they still try to sign up with the SUMMER2011 code ^__^ Every user will get a unique invite code from the bot, when it will be up ;)
Just to make things clear, the SUMMER2011 invite code is now invalid and will not work – there is no point of trying to sign up using that code anymore. When the IRC invite bot is up and when TL starts issuing invites again, we will post the news on FILEnetworks Blog with detailed instructions on how to join the IRC channel and obtain a unique invite code. Watch this space for updates.Read the rest of this article...