i came across an interesting firefox extension today called AllPeers. The basic idea is that it allows you to share files with friends and family that you add to your buddy list. it uses the bitorrent protocal to distribute files, so it has the advantage of distributing bandwidth usage, but since it runs inside of the firefox browser, and you share files with you "buddies", it has no need for a central server, tracker, or client.
if retromags members were to install it and add each other to their buddy list, then one could share files with the whole community, or just a few members, without the need to upload to an ftp server, or rely on someone else's tracker. all you have to do is leave firefox open to download files or let people download files from you, similar to what many of you already do with a bitorrent slient.
read up about it here: http://www.allpeers.com/
personally, i think it could help the community. i have seen it mentioned in a few spots that help is needed editing scans to get them ready to release to the public. this would provide a rather easy way to share those files with only specific people without having to eat up server bandwidth transfering them to the server, and someone else downloading them. it would also allow new releases to be easily distributed to the retromags community before being released to the public on a bitorrent tracker.
anyway, thats my 2 cents worth. i hope you guys will give it some thought.