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  #226  
Old 2007-09-05, 07:41 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Stop downloading 6 dvd's at once.
1 or 2 at the time, leave them open till you upload back what you took down.
THEN start a new download, after giving back NOT while you're giving back.
This is 1 or 2 total, not per site, assuming you dl from other sites as well.

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Old 2007-09-05, 09:17 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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If possible, it's suggested to set one or two shows to upload when you are not using your computer - I set mine to upload overnight all the time.
I just noticed that uTorrent has an auto-scheduler feature to run itself at specific times. As soon as I get it set, I'll let it run all night.
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Old 2007-09-05, 09:22 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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Originally Posted by schmoe75
Stop downloading 6 dvd's at once.
1 or 2 at the time, leave them open till you upload back what you took down.
THEN start a new download, after giving back NOT while you're giving back.
This is 1 or 2 total, not per site, assuming you dl from other sites as well.

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I seem to be running rapidly out of hard disk space so I cut 4 d/ls back to 2.
As soon as they're done, I'll run it at night on an scheduler.

Until I offload some of this stuff to DVDs or another drive, i wont be d/ling anything for a while.

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Old 2007-09-06, 09:23 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Can someone figure out the math on this one for me: In order for some people to have a ratio over 1, isn't it necessary for some people to have a ratio below 1? Is it possible for all users to have a ratio over 1, or would the highest average ratio possible for all members be 1.0?
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Old 2007-09-06, 09:47 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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Originally Posted by splumer
Can someone figure out the math on this one for me: In order for some people to have a ratio over 1, isn't it necessary for some people to have a ratio below 1? Is it possible for all users to have a ratio over 1, or would the highest average ratio possible for all members be 1.0?
you are correct. The average of all users should equal 1.0 in a steady state system. Input = Output
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Old 2007-09-12, 07:10 AM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

The way i try and keep my ratio up is to have a ratio of 1:1.5, that way if for whatever reason I cant seed a show I have downloaded my ratio is still around 1. Every torrent site I am a member of my ratio is above 1 except one (which after approx 50GB i have downloaded I have uploaded over 40Gb, which is approx 0.8 ratio). Just keep the torrent open for a week, you'll find 9 times out of 10 you will upload more than you downloaded unless you jumped on the torrent very very late. Personally I don't see why people need to close a torrent as soon as they have finished downloading it.

Just my two cents...
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Old 2007-09-12, 08:13 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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you are correct. The average of all users should equal 1.0 in a steady state system. Input = Output
But you forget all the hash fails that are introduced into the equation. I've had 500 MB torrents with 30 MB failed. This can throw off the whole system. It still counts toward your ratio even if it isn't useful. You or I may up/down a piece into the mix but it may be worthless. Someone who has a few minor gigs is negligible, but someone who ups/downs 100's of gigs (or even TB's), this can count a large chunk into the whole ratio. This is one of the many variables that can effect a ratio (bad trackers, flaky clients, stopping/starting in the middle of a torrent etc).

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Old 2007-09-13, 05:03 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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But you forget all the hash fails that are introduced into the equation. I've had 500 MB torrents with 30 MB failed. This can throw off the whole system. It still counts toward your ratio even if it isn't useful. You or I may up/down a piece into the mix but it may be worthless. Someone who has a few minor gigs is negligible, but someone who ups/downs 100's of gigs (or even TB's), this can count a large chunk into the whole ratio. This is one of the many variables that can effect a ratio (bad trackers, flaky clients, stopping/starting in the middle of a torrent etc).

Welcome to steady state.
Thus... people who flame those with low ratios are wankers. OK, I guess the moral of the story is that good ratios should be encouraged, but if it's less than 1.0, that keeps those of us above 1.... above 1.
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Old 2007-09-13, 06:50 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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Thus... people who flame those with low ratios are wankers. OK, I guess the moral of the story is that good ratios should be encouraged, but if it's less than 1.0, that keeps those of us above 1.... above 1.
I have nothing against someone with a ratio under one if...I repeat, IF...they are just starting or the ratio is close to one. It's the leechers with a .14 ratio and have downloaded 356 gigs. The only way to explain that is simple selfishness and greed.
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Old 2007-09-13, 09:40 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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I have nothing against someone with a ratio under one if...I repeat, IF...they are just starting or the ratio is close to one. It's the leechers with a .14 ratio and have downloaded 356 gigs. The only way to explain that is simple selfishness and greed.
Have you ever not been able to download something here at TTD because of another member's low share ratio?
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Old 2007-09-13, 09:59 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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Have you ever not been able to download something here at TTD because of another member's low share ratio?
yes.

There have been times when I missed a show (gone away from the home computer for a few weeks) and found the torrent on it's last legs. The 1 or 2 seeds left on it have jumped ship before us leechers have finished. I always check ratios of the members before downloading. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. Not everyone uses a client like Azureus (like myself) and jumps back on torrents that need seeds when needed. I try to keep torrents in Azureus as long as they are active in case some one needs a seed or the S/L ratio gets low. After that I delete them. Right now I have 19 torrents in my finished list and jump on those that need help whenever I have can.
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Old 2007-09-13, 10:07 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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yes.

There have been times when I missed a show (gone away from the home computer for a few weeks) and found the torrent on it's last legs. The 1 or 2 seeds left on it have jumped ship before us leechers have finished. I always check ratios of the members before downloading. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. Not everyone uses a client like Azureus (like myself) and jumps back on torrents that need seeds when needed. I try to keep torrents in Azureus as long as they are active in case some one needs a seed or the S/L ratio gets low. After that I delete them. Right now I have 19 torrents in my finished list and jump on those that need help whenever I have can.
Umm......other than the first word in your post, what has any of this got to do with my original question?

Alright...getting back to that "yes" answer. Please give a specific example of a show you were not able to download because someone here at TTD had a low SR.
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  #238  
Old 2007-09-14, 06:35 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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  #239  
Old 2007-09-16, 01:31 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

I've read that you can change your port number to something out of the "normal" range and beat your ISP from throttling your upload speed on torrents. My ISP doesn't do it but if they did I'd give that a shot.

I'm using port #65534 but I think 6551 is the normal.
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Old 2007-09-21, 11:47 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

fuck the ratio , they have one choice ,let it go or close the site
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