It is clear to me that older members of torrent communities treasure invites and guard them closely. There is obviously a great deal of concern about site security, but even on a user level, all of us want other members to share and respect the site. So it is in all of our interests to keep invites safe.
First of all, inviting friends or receiving invites from friends is always the best way, but that isn't always possible. So people end up at forums like this looking for ways to exchange invites. The question I pose is, how do we handle invites in a secure way that provides the most access to invites and the also gets the best members for the sites.
Trades are obviously frowned upon. Yet, many threads about this go up all day, so it is obvious that trading is not going to be eradicated from this forum any time soon.
Giveaways are also problematic. Many users just send an invite to whoever requests it and posts a couple of pictures. Not all giveaways are so easy, but they are still problems.
Requests have two options. Right now, most requests are for the individual. They get some luck, I know personally, but many are bumped for months unsuccessfully or just get 20 good lucks or flame wars erupt.
So what do you see as the best way of handling invites? I'm just curious because I find this forum particularly fascinating. I think that's why I spend so much time here, I'm just amazed by the economy of invites.