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You must be living under the rock for the past two decades if you’ve not yet heard the word – ‘Torrent’. Using torrents, you can download free indie content at an incredible speed. The rise of publicly available torrent sites has made the private ones precious. Why? Because most open torrent sites are filled with malware such as trojans and adware. On the contrary, private torrent communities are much safer as they not only have a strict torrent upload policy but are funded by the community, hence no ads.
Today we’ll be reviewing FluxZone – a private torrent site that is exclusive to invited members. You’ll need an ID Password to access the website and download the free indie content. And you can do so only when you receive an invite from an existing member.
What is FluxZone?
FluxZone is a Romanian general tracker that has nearly 10,000 users. The last updated stat available on the web showcases that the website had over 7,000 users in 2016. However, since then, several thousand users have been added to the community. In the past four years, the website has gone through many changes. With the growth, FluxZone has established its internal encoding and releasing team which ensures that only quality torrents are uploaded on the site.
FluxZone has high seeding requirements and most of the torrent needs to be seeded to the ratio of 1.0 for a period of 72 hours. You cannot hit & run frequently, and if you’re caught doing so, your uploading feature will be disabled and might even lead to a ban. When it comes to freeleech torrents, no user is immune to hit & run rules except the VIP members.
Is FluxZone safe?
For a torrent site to be safe for browsing, it needs to have an SSL certificate, which FluxZone does have. By using tools such as SEOQuake and MOZ, you can easily check the credibility of a website by gauging Domain Score (DS) and Trust Score (TS). Based on my research, FluxZone has a domain score of 2 and a trust score of 31 which is quite poor. Sure, It’s not uncommon for torrent sites to have a DS less than 15 and a TS less than 40. However, given that the site was launched in 2011 and still hasn’t managed to surpass a DS of 5 is extremely disappointing.
What should you expect from FluxZone?
Interactive community – FluxZone is not your average private torrent site. It has plenty of interesting elements to keep the community engaged. For instance, if you’re an aspiring DJ wanting to play some tunes, you can do so using the site’s radio. This provides users with a platform to showcase their skills and talent. If you’re just looking for someone to talk to about free indie movies, design, platform, etc, you can do so by using the forum. There are dedicated categories wherein you can find the subject you’re interested in.
Karma points – Karma points/Bonus points are quite popular in private torrent sites. On FluxZone, you get Karma points for every good deed. A good deed generally refers to being interactive on the platform and can be classified as per points. Uploading a new torrent is the biggest contribution and it helps you earn 100 points. Uploading a subtitle gives you 10 points. Commenting on a torrent gives you 3 points. Additionally, there are other deeds such as ‘Starting a topic’, ‘Making a post’, and ‘Voting on a poll’, which help you earn a point respectively.
User hierarchy – FluxZone similar to other top private torrent sites has a user-hierarchy. This hierarchy determines a place of a member within a community. There are 13 levels on FluxZone. Your journey starts as a Flux member, and by working hard you can progress to next levels – ‘Power User’, ‘Elite User’, ‘Extreme Customer’, ‘Legend User’, ‘Star Customer’, ‘Donator’, ‘VIP’, ‘New Uploader’, ‘Premium Uploader’, ‘Moderator’, ‘General Staff’, ‘Owner’, and ‘Leader’.
Custom Upload Application – FluxZone has a dedicated ‘Request Upload’ page wherein users can request for new torrents that are not available on the site. In order to do so, you need to fill out an Uploader Application with details such as your ‘Username’, ‘Joining Date’, ‘Positive ratio details’, ‘Internal Speed’, and ‘External Speed’. Finally, you’ve to agree to the terms by clicking the two checkboxes and proceed with submitting the application.
Donations – The most efficient way to run a comprehensive community is via member donations. Not only does that help keep a platform ad-free but it also allows mods to invest in staff to ensure overall quality. There are four donation tiers on FluxZone – €2, €3, €5, and €10. Even the most basic tier provides you with certain benefits such as – ‘2 Invites’, ‘Donor Star’, ‘4 Weeks VIP Status’, ‘100 GB Upload Credits’, ‘Custom Title’, ‘Colored Chat Name’, and ‘Immunity to Hit & Runs’.
FluxZone in numbers
As per the Alexa rankings, FluxZone is ranked #1,730,000 which makes it amongst the least popular torrent sites that I’ve reviewed thus far. Nonetheless, FluxZone still gathers some form of traction in Romania. It attracts 4,000 users a month and an average visit lasts nearly 2 minutes. An average user engages with 6 pages before bouncing off the website. Regardless of poor page interaction, FluxZone still maintains a decent bounce rate of just 67.05%.
How to access FluxZone?
You can access FluxZone by searching for the term ‘FluxZone’ in your search engine. Alternatively, if you want to access the platform directly, you can use the following link: FluxZone.
FluxZone has a much better design and interface as compared to most popular private torrent communities out there. The dark skin really makes it appear less boring. There are various sections on the homepage and the inner pages that help the users to engage with the members on the website. These sections have been designed, keeping the user experience in mind. For instance, the polls are placed on the sidebar, so they don’t hinder your browsing or scrolling experience.
Header – The header section on FluxZone has five options – ‘Home’, ‘Torrents’, ‘Community’, ‘Help’, and ‘Support & Upload’. The menus are quite simplified and you can access any particular page by clicking on these options. For instance, if you just want to check out torrents, you can do so without requiring to visit the community page. Thus, the free indie content is segregated really well.
Inner Pages – The inner pages have a traditional content layout wherein all the titles are placed in a horizontal format. You’ll find ‘Categories’, ‘Name’, ‘File Size’, ‘Seeds/Leeches’, and ‘Uploader details’. You’ll also see a search bar, where you can search for any torrent directly.
Free Indie Content – FluxZone has a large catalog of free indie content.
FluxZone works really well both on desktop and mobile. Since the site is responsive, you will have a great time accessing it on your mobile device. As far as downloading the free indie content goes, the amazing seed-to-leech ratio ensures that download is smooth without much of a hassle. As an exclusive FluxZone member, you can download your favorite content without requiring to interact much on the website.
Suggestions I have for FluxZone
FluxZone is an amazing torrent site, there’s no doubt about that. However, it can be even better if it makes it simpler for new users to join the community. As of now, just the existing members get to invite their friends using their reputation within the community. It’d be great if the website allows periodical admissions which can provide everyone a fair chance to join the community.
FluxZone is a quality private torrent tracker and as a user, you’ll find everything you seek on a torrent platform plus added safety. With good speed, well-seeded torrent, and easy to maintain the ratio, FluxZone is quite compelling to users around the world.