R4I - In an earlier time, IDE might be considered a "1337" site. You guys are publicity shy, don't like the URL revealed, and it's fairly hard to get into. (not asking for an invite - some of your staff have already offered one to me ) . But today's torrent world doesn't have level lists and blogs which hype places, so it is hard to tell is if there is a lot of demand for people wanting to join. (that's the third element of a 1337 place - if it's desirable, often for the wrong reasons.)
Note I'm not putting down IDE. Lots of trackers just wanted to make a small place for friends who know each other, and for whatever reason it becomes desirable (unfortunately desirable to the wrong people) and that's when it gets the 1337 label, to the dismay of the tracker staff. I know staffers who were infuriated that their tracker was high up on the "level list." They felt that list did tremendous damage to their trackers because then all sorts of bad users (at minimum collectors) would now want into their tracker because it was labeled a "high level tracker."
On my other topic - having a tracker but not using and not contributing. On my backup places, or niche places, I've already grabbed what I wanted, have a decent ratio, even made Power User. But now I don't use them much. I still log in periodically to keep my account, lurk at the forums, and check out the browse page to see what's there. I don't want to lose the account because I might need it if there is something that I might want someday in the future.
We are not L337. I invited guys who were active in places. And the thing is that if Fo example if some one needs an invite, its should come from the right guy. Just sorting invitees. Nothing special tbh. And Invites are easy to get tbh. Most of the members have Invite. We just dont want publicity.