We are an English-only site. Exceptions are threads on the Chitchat board, but they have to be approved by Admins first.
Do not ask for staff positions or promotions.
No harassment, aggressive behavior, flaming or discrimination allowed towards user on any part of the site. This kind of behavior can get you banned.
Under no circumstances should personal info ever be given out anywhere on site, this is purely for your own safety.
Usage of user statistic tracking services (e.g. flagcounter) is prohibited. We take privacy of our visitors serious, therefor usage of such may result in immediate account block without warning.
Accounts can't be transferred, sold or traded with anyone.
Usernames can only be changed under exceptional circumstances.
Usernames can only have letters and numbers, have to have at least one letter and have at least 3 characters and maximal 15 characters. Usernames that do no meet these requirements are not accepted upon registration on site.
Abusive usernames won't be tolerated here as well as impostors pretending to be an uploader they are not. Also no usernames trying to resemble usernames of staff members.
All accounts must have a valid email address, using fake email addresses will not work upon registration.
Accounts can only be disabled by staff. Send a pm to Admins if you wish to disable your account.
No hacking attempts will be tolerated by any member. If a member is found trying to login into other users account, his/her account will be disabled and the user will be banned from the site permanently.
Having multiple accounts is allowed as long as they're not used to cause any trouble. Using dupe accounts to cause trouble may lead to the permanent blocking of all your accounts, including your main one.
Don't give non-informative/senseless or repetitive reviews; A review, either good or bad, must have merit
Excessive exchange of reputation points between users is considered to be abuse of the review system.
To get uploader status you must familiarize yourself with the rules on Torrent Galaxy and agree to them.
Do not PM any staff member for uploader's Status as it will be ignored. You can only apply in Upload status applications forum (this made link) .
Always give your torrent a good title to describe the torrent.
If you are an encoder then use your own tag in the title.
Do not post any direct download links
Outside the XXX category no XXX images allowed as covers and in torrent description.
Nudity is allowed on XXX torrent covers, but no explicit sex.
No PPC (pay per click) links to malicious sites or intrusive ads allowed on descriptions.
Always use working trackers for your torrent. The maximum is 15 trackers.
Seed any new torrent for at least 24 hours and make sure it has a 1.0 ratio.
Your torrent must be clean of viruses or any infections.
Your torrent must be 100% free, no asking for money.
Your torrent must not be freeware.
Including .torrent files inside your upload is not allowed.
When uploading other releasers work, their original nametags must be included in the torrent title.
Indexing torrents is not allowed (all .torrent files must be created by you).
Uploading private torrents is not allowed (torrents depending on a private tracker)
Using the nametag of other uploaders/releasers is not allowed.
No uploading de-tagged torrents allowed. De-tagging means uploading the torrent of someone else by just changing/editing the title of the torrent before uploading it as your own torrent.
Do not upload fake or repeating movie torrents.
Uploading/reuploading torrents from releasers who directly upload to TorrentGalaxy is not allowed without permission from said releaser.
Do not delete torrents without reason.
Trial uploaders and verified uploaders are not allowed to upload RAR or any other form of archived files without permission from staff.
Password protected rar/zips are only allowed when the password is direct and prominently given in the torrent description.
Trial uploaders are not allowed to upload games or apps.
Verified uploaders are only allowed to upload games, apps and software if they have explicit permission from an Admin or higher.
Posting external links is not allowed without permission from staff. (Image host links and pure informational links like IMDB etc are exempt from this rule)
Do not upload torrents with child pornography, incest, animal abuse or rape.
Usage of any kind of link shortners (adfly for example) is not allowed.
Using this site as platform to spread propaganda motivating racism, hate speech or otherwise socially dangerous misinformation is not allowed.
No trashing/spamming others topics.
No double posting.
No bumping of threads by non-staff members.
No topic names all in CAPITALS and topic names with special symbols are allowed.
No non-English threads/posts allowed. Exception are threads on the Chitchat section that have been approved by Admins.
Links to malicious sites, competing sites or direct downloads are not allowed in forums.
Abusive behaviour will not be tolerated, which includes (but is not limited to): racial comments, racial names, sexual comments, general
Keep all images posted clean, no explicit content, racial or offensive images.
Posting of expliciet language or xxx images is only in the threads with 18+ in the title.
Under no circumstances should personal info ever be given out in the forums, this is purely for your own safety.
Don't ask for upload status in chat, there is a designated forum thread for this.
Rule 55: Protected staff topics Rule 55 only applies when mentioned by staff in the OP. In such topic, every member posting off-topic or outside the realm set out in the OP, will be punished with a warning and 3 day tempban upon repeat. This rule will only be invoked in a select few topics where site business is conducted in order to prevent hindering said site business. off-topic posts will be edited by staff.
No posting spoilers in comments.
No posting links to other torrents sites or direct download links in comments.
No soliciting for downloads in comments.
Don't put requests in the comments, put them in the forum
Rate based on, the torrent, quality of the upload and/or the care put into the whole process.
Do NOT rate the uploader personally or the content of the movie,book,episode or whatever is in the torrent.
Structural abuse of the ratingsystem is punishable
Note to uploaders
User ratings will always be subjective, therefor you cannot request for ratings to be removed. In case of clear and structural rating abuse a user can be reported.
Avatar sizes must be 100x100 pixels.
Maximum uploading file size limit is 1mb.
All avatars must be a .png, .jpg or .gif file size or site won't accept the avatar.
Links in avatar to other torrent/download sites is only allowed for active uploaders.
18+ Avatars are allowed but to an extent. If an out of line avatar is found, then it will be removed.
18+ Avatars are to be checked as 18+ in account settings.
Using someone else's personalized avatar is only allowed with permission of the owner of the avatar.
The growing usage of intrusive ads by release groups has reached a worrisome level. (Water)marks that can be seen throughout the movie/show
We have implemented a set of rules regarding this to keep things fair for both uploaders and downloaders.
Properly informing the downloader is key, so he or she can decide to avoid the ads beforehand.
Ads watermarked or edited in uploaded video/audio files is allowed, BUT...
Whenever there is any such ad that can reasonably be deemed intrusive, the uploader is required to mark the upload as ADS INCLUDED.
(this is done by the ADS INCLUDED checkmark below the torrentdescription box on torrent upload/edit pages)
All uploads marked as such will have a banner on top of the torrent and a special icon in the browselist to inform the downloader.
Examples of intrusive advertising
Any advertising that stops the video
What does not have to be marked
Ads/marks by the legal broadcast/distribution/production companies (such as network watermarks, adblocks not removed)
When broadcasting adblocks are still present, please try to mention this in the description
Short (water)marks, at the beginning or ending of the video (max 15 seconds)
Short intro/outro video by releaser (max 10 seconds, only allowed in front or after the movie/show)
This does only pertain to ads added to the actual video/audio file.
.txt files etc added inside the torrent do not require the ADS INCLUDED mark.