As a member of TL, I saw that registrations were open via invite only. Then I saw this:
"CAUTION!!! Inviting cheater/bad user WILL MAKE YOUR ACCOUNT BANNED AS WELL!!!! Its your own responsibility who you are sending your invite to."
While I understand they are cautious about ppl sending invites but damn!! I know taking responsibility for invites is one thing but banning a member for a bad invite c'mon. For example:
Back in the day when TL had no invite rules. I invited my sister 2 years ago. She knew nothing of the torrent scene. I invited her so she could stop asking for movies and just download them herself. Of course being a klutz, she didn't read the rules and downloaded a 4 gig movie then deleted it. So her ratio was horrible. She tried to seed other files she downloaded but couldn't get her ratio back up within the 4day time limit. She got banned, LOL.
While I found it funny at the time. Now it just makes me scared. I mean I have a ton of friends asking me for invites. Now I have to say no. I had to say no to my brother!!! For gods sake man!! I am just too scared to send out an invite to a person who is a noob. I mean we were all noobs once shouldn't noobs get a chance like the rest of us? Heck the only reason im on TL is that when Elitetorrents was taken down my friend invited me in (when I was just a noob myself).
My question is do you think this is a fair policy? and do other private trackers employ the same invite bann policy?