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Old 2007-05-05, 03:09 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

ya, a timer would be difficult to script/whatever... what i meant was for people in the case of a low popularity torrent be required to at least leave their window open for a certain amount of time, but that isnt really feasible i now realize.

dynamic ips, etc make it too easy to resurface after banning, seeing as this site probably doesnt want to end up blocking entire domains or ranges of ips... a timer where leeches would have to wait to get onto the torrent would only make the situation worse, because a large # of seeders (or people w/ most of the torrent complete) would already be established, worsening the problem.

<shakes fist> damn you intarweb of tubes and your distribution </shakes fist>
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