try to think back to when you first registered on a private tracker (with the exception of demonoid) and share your thoughts and feelings of past experiences, speeds, friends made, or whatever motivates you to share your past
i remember i started with elitetorrents; when that was taken down, i moved on to pretorrents (pre-sct), nextorrents and torrentbytes. later, i cycled through a lot of trackers that later died like nextorrents, wdgaf (pre-ftwr), byteem (pre-0second) and torrentit. also along the way were some promising trackers that died too like dofr and the old a-l
i caught some memberships in the wake of trackers that died: from the death of wdgaf came ftwr, pretorrents became sct, byteem became 0second which became ft.n, etc.
i'm now settling on the latter tracker with the inclusion of fsc, exigo and 0second
tell us all your past torrenting experiences