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Old 2010-03-07, 10:18 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

the first time I can recall ratio enforcement was at the early FTP trading sites.
with FTP upstream bandwidth being a fixed amount at the server level -- admin/owners felt they were 'being used'.
the early FTP ratio restrictions were something like 1 upload for every 10 downloads.
The idea was to force each user 'to share back' into the trading pool (pot luck results for sure).
then again, people who couldnt share back could not download which left more FTP bandwidth for others + 'better seeders'.
those who donated had restrictions removed/privileges --some things never change.

today the whole badge of honor / scumbag leech ratio thing is more an online social phenomenon than a core functional component.

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