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Old 2006-08-27, 06:12 PM
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Re: Name & Shame Uberleechers Thread

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Originally Posted by Roshambo
Some of these "uberleechers" must be coming over from the ZOMB site. This seems to be the norm over there.

I thought this was completely insane. I posted in their forums about this practice and met with some opposition. Even the mods over there seem to do this. There explanation was they wanted to keep torrents alive. "Seriously, how long does a torrent need to live?", I asked.

I found myself on a couple torrents that were fairly old with only one seeder. This seeder was seeding 70+ torrents and uploading at .01 - .02 KB/sec.

IMHO, users like this should not be welcome on torrent sites. I commend the mods here in taking care of this problem.

Thank you =)
What you are talking about is the opposite of what is being discussed here. You posted at Zomb that you were leeching from somebody who was seeding 70+ shows.
What is being discussed here is people leeching loads of shows.
At Zomb people can only download 4 torrents at a time in user class. This number goes up as the ranks climb. We also enforce a strict ratio system to stop people leeching and not sharing back at least a reasonable amount.
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Originally Posted by Zomb Home Page
If your ratio falls within the ranges below, you will receive a warning message from the system:

01 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.01
02 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.05
05 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.20
10 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.40
20 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.50
40 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.60
80 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.70
100 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.75
200 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.80
300 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.85
400 GB downloaded with a ratio less than or equal to 0.90
We are also aware that people seeding a lot of shows can reduce the speed on each individual torrent - if there are peers on each torrent. Some users choose to seed lots of shows, to ensure that their upload is maxed out and so that they can share as much as they can. It's frustrating to have only a few torrents open and not be able to max your upload because the leechers have a slower connection, or problems connecting. So some people choose to have a lot of torrents running rather than having to sit and constantly check their client and stop/start torrents as required.

Rather than criticise people who share, try being polite and appreciative of their sharing, without which you may not get the torrent at all.
And rather than getting a dig in at a site where you have downloaded a lot of quality stuff, read the topic and contents of a thread before shooting your keyboard off. This is called "Name & Shame Uberleechers Thread". This is a problem that is taken care of by the staff and the system coding at Zomb as I described above.

Your issue could be taken care of by messaging the seeder, asking if they could help you out and letting them know how fast you are able to download from them. Then they can stop whatever torrents they need to, if they can and want to. Remember these people are sharing, and I do not feel it is a site staff's place to tell them how to utilise their own connection, as long as they are sharing and keeping within the site's requirements.
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