I really love and appreciate the site so it was frustrating to no end that I couldn't contribute some upload. Maybe someone else will come across this post in a search and it will help . My normal torrent setup is qBittorrent running with a SOCKS5 proxy from privateinternetaccess. After trying to no end to become connectable with this setup and the how to get connectable guide, I gave up and decided to download a separate client just to use from Tribal Mixes torrents. Lo and behold and not surprisingly this fixed everything and I became connectable again. Seems like an obvious and stupid "fix", but if you don't need to run Tribal Mixes torrents through a VPN/proxy it might be the simplest/least pain in the ass solution to try. It was a real, head smacking, why-didn't-I-try-this-before moment for me .
Love what all you TM staff/volunteers/contributors do, cheers!