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  #256  
Old 2007-11-29, 09:36 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

bump cause I like that post the best
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Old 2007-11-30, 10:51 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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the cherry tree doesn't just grow magically by itself [...] My point is just that after the old man dies, the children need to become adults and step up to help maintain the life of the tree.
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I can understand the pro-ratio peoples argument/concern, that if people don't give back, there will eventually be nothing left.

However, I don't think it applies necessarily to torrents. Yes it's a bit irksome to torrent a file, watch 500 people download it, but none re-seeding. But then, some years ago, we relied on ftp, where people NEVER shared back - you simply upload your file and leave it be. Whoever downloads it, downloads and goes away. The means of transportation has changed slightly, the nature of people has not. If people want to share, they will. If they don't, they won't. Why get your panties in a wad over it?

Ratios just serve to restrict and discourage sharing, they do not promote it.
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Old 2007-11-30, 11:29 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Just a small point to make, but this site is now over three years old and we've never had a share ratio policy and shows seem to be sticking around pretty long (usually). Sure, we have some users who hit and run, but I also know we have some users who go above and beyond to share as much as possible.
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Old 2007-12-01, 12:25 AM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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some years ago, we relied on ftp, where people NEVER shared back - you simply upload your file and leave it be. Whoever downloads it, downloads and goes away.
Not entirely true.

I remember some ftp sites that only allowed you to download if you also uploaded shows to the server. The "share ratio" was something like, you had to upload at least one show for every five you download.
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Old 2007-12-02, 12:14 AM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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Not entirely true.

I remember some ftp sites that only allowed you to download if you also uploaded shows to the server. The "share ratio" was something like, you had to upload at least one show for every five you download.

Ahhh... Quotas, I remeber those...

I uploaded a lot of Milli Vanilli albums in those days...
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Old 2008-01-03, 11:45 AM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Why is it that 90% of the people who bitch about people's ratio have never seeded any content?
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Old 2008-01-03, 01:42 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Gotcha Mr. 0.26.
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Old 2008-01-03, 03:25 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Vlad has been sharing his ass off... but his ratio is so fucked it'll take him a year to get it to 1.0.. he does upload though..
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Old 2008-01-03, 03:44 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Seeders of fresh content should get double upload credit. The original seeder is like the chef, and the people who hang on the torrent are like waiters. So chefs with low ratios should get free drinks and valet parking.
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Old 2008-01-03, 03:51 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

tell you what -

for every 1 MB you upload, you'll get full credit on your upload number, with ZERO added to your download number - provided you are only uploading at the time.
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Old 2008-01-03, 03:57 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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tell you what -

for every 1 MB you upload, you'll get full credit on your upload number, with ZERO added to your download number - provided you are only uploading at the time.
Do I look like I have "STUPID" written on my forehead?

Seriously though, people who seed nothing should not taunt others who give generously in other ways - just because we are "ratio challenged". We're kind of like special ed. kids, with special needs. So won't you give? Together, we can make a difference. (Fade in "We Are The World....)
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Old 2008-01-03, 04:04 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

Congratrulations, Vlad, on your first Tera.
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Old 2008-01-03, 04:05 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

If anyone wants to donate bits to Vlad, I'll gladly move any extra uploaded data credit from your account to Vlads, if you want.

Of course, the full staff will need approve as well.
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Old 2008-01-03, 04:08 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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Congratrulations, Vlad, on your first Tera.
Thanks dementrium. To show my appreciation, I'm gonna put up some Herbie Hancock video for you Buddy!
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Old 2008-01-03, 04:09 PM
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Re: Is there an explicit ratio policy here?

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If anyone wants to donate bits to Vlad, I'll gladly move any extra uploaded data credit from your account to Vlads, if you want.

Of course, the full staff will need approve as well.
Can I seed a short ad with Bob Weir for the Bay Area Food Bank, with me overdubbing the audio for my cause?
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