Whatsup with this whole IRC recruitment thing? Do you guys think it is better for security? Or is it another community thing for the fanboys?
I have easily managed to deny ever being banned from trackers, selectively chosen profile links to share, etc. I don't see how this is keeping undesirable users like me out of your cute little trackers and torrent forums.
It is so easy to get through these interviews. It takes little more effort than filling out a signup page. Such recruitment provides illusory security.
The only thing I can see as a benefit is having ammunition to try and get traders/cheaters banned after the fact by ratting them out to staff of trackers they provide as proof.
If you run a tracker/forum that uses irc, please be advised that all your base are belong to us.