I'd like to start out by saying that this is not a begging thread. Begging shows something about someone's character, or lack of it, to stoop that low. I realize that these are just file-sharing communities, and that I have no physical or mental need for them.
I'm requesting an invite to FSC, because I am looking for a good community of like-minded people. I just need a good forum to hang out in, and that would make a good place to "retire" from torrenting. When I say retire, I mean keep 3-4 sites, and give the rest away. I'm personally tired of this game we "torrent hunters" play, always scanning the Bittorrent Invites section of FST for a new rare giveaway, and then begging to be chosen. I'm just tired of it, I have everything I need on the sites I have, but the only thing I lack is a great community to make friends on.
Now, I bet your wondering who this idiot is who is asking for an FSC invite. Well, I happen to be the network administrator for a 1300 user network (+ 8 servers and 200 laptops), with my MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) certification. I'm somebody who knows their way around the tech world. On a more personal side, I'm somebody who's personable and friendly, because if I wasn't, I would get fired pretty quickly (being a network admin is a VERY people oriented job, but it's mostly angry users yelling at you about something). At home I'm your standard tech geek, with a fairly powerful PC, Zune (I rebelled against the iPod...), laptop, and Xbox 360. I love playing games, and I even get a few rounds of CS:S when things get slow at work.
Torrentwise, I got started file-sharing about 3 years ago, with public torrents like TPB and Mininova. That lasted me about a month or two, and ended when I got a letter from my ISP (I got caught by the MPAA). I looked into a better and faster way to torrent, and that's when these private sites caught my attention. After a while, one of my users invited me to Demonoid (I made sure he didn't torrent from work, our internet there is slow enough as it is). I thought Demonoid was the best thing since Tivo, allowing me access to games, apps, music, and TV. That satisfied me for some time. I started to get involved in more private sites, and the rest is history. However, about a month ago, I took a long. hard look at myself. I noticed that my performance at work severely decreased, and that I was hoarding these beloved torrent sites. I felt like a crack addict begging for cocaine, doing anything possible to get the highest level site possible. I told myself that enough is enough, and quickly stopped. I retired from trading, and stopped trolling some of these ridiculous torrent invite sites. I started visiting FST more often, and I spend most of my time in the lounge playing the "Last Word Game".
So, my simple request is this: I need a place that I can officially hang my torrenting hat up, and settle down. Somewhere I can waste time chatting to people on, while knowing that we're all members of the same tracker.
That's my story, thanks for listening.