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View Poll Results: Should we ban mindless leechers?
Yes, If their share ratio is less than 1.0 27 4.04%
Yes, If their share ratio is less than 0.75 29 4.34%
Yes, If their share ratio is less than 0.50 131 19.61%
Yes, If their share ratio is less than 0.25 157 23.50%
No, not under any circumstances. Let karma take over! 201 30.09%
Give them a warning and allow them to make up for their wrongdoing by ul'ing constantly. 176 26.35%
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Old 2008-03-04, 11:05 PM
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I read about this ingenious method to seed a torrent if you can't normally seed one because of an ISP preventing it:

-Create the .torrent file as normal, with every file that goes with the show
-When you seed the show, move one file (like the .txt or .ffp file) from the show folder to a different location on your hard drive. Everyone will get to 99.9%
-now that everyone is at 99.9%, remove a different file from the show folder, but add the missing original file
-Voila! everyone completes their download, and you have never shown more than 99.9% complete

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-Create the .torrent file as normal, with every file that goes with the show
-Before you seed the show, move one file (like the .txt or .ffp file, I'll call it file A) from the show folder to a different location on your hard drive.
-Start seeding; lots of people will get to 99.9%
-Now that lots of people are at 99.9%, stop seeding the torrent (hit the red square) and remove a different file (I'll call it file B) from the show folder. Add file A back into the show folder. Before you start seeding again, make sure your client is set to not download file B, as this would make you a seeder and then you might not be able to seed out file A
-Resume seeding, and voila! everyone completes their download, and you have never shown more than 99.9% complete

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Old 2008-03-04, 11:32 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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Not everyone cares about ratios. I know I'm not crazy about them and don't 'penalize' those who have low ratios. But, it does matter to some people.
I fully understand that not everyone can have a high ratio. But The few that download 800GB and only upload 36GB are not helping. GE used to fire it's bottom 10% performing employees annually. This encouraged a better performance out of all it's employees. Maybe if we employed such tactics more people would either try to stay connected or learn why they are firewalled/blocked/ISP limited etc.
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Old 2008-03-05, 11:39 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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Old 2008-03-05, 12:18 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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either enforce or remove the ratio stats
agree. no post counts / no ratio stats.
make them admin only or something.
they serve no purpose.
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Old 2008-03-05, 12:25 PM
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either enforce or remove the ratio stats
agree. no post counts / no ratio stats.
make them admin only or something.
they serve no purpose.
You can stop seeing post counts in your User CP > Options
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Old 2008-03-05, 01:42 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

There was a guest on NPR yesterday who had a new book out about how Shamu taught her all this stuff, but it was essentially how it's easier to train animals (including people) by rewarding good behavior, rather than punishing bad behavior. So maybe the answer is to reward those with high ratios. A porn BT site I use has a system set up where not only your ratio, but the amount you've uploaded gives you "forum perks" which allow you to do such things as have an avatar or post in certain forums. Oddly, my ratio there is even better than it is here, but I haven't originated anything...
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Old 2008-03-06, 04:02 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?



On Topic boys!!!!!
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Old 2008-03-06, 07:18 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

OK, all off topic posts from this thread are being moved to The Lounge. That goes for any future ones too. And future threads.

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Old 2008-04-14, 12:46 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

^^^ cheeky monkey

I'm really surprised that so many people are for banning anyone with ratios under 0.50. That seems really extreme to me and, I think, wuold be pretty detremental to any torrent site.

Sure, they deserve to get some flack for it just to be sure they're making an effort, but ridicule is a bit far, imho, and banning outright just for ratio is silly.
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Old 2008-04-23, 12:49 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

Well, maybe putting a hold on their downloading habits until they get to like 0.8.....at least they'd have to work to get it back up their before wasting other peoples time, good efforts, and hard work.

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Old 2008-04-27, 05:28 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

Well since joining a few days ago, I've caught unholy hell from the uppity bastards in the lounge. I understand it to a point, but I think most of it is just people thinking they're just having a laugh or something. *shrugs*

I managed to upload 3 gigs yesterday while being firewalled, and will be uploading while sleeping (which I should be doing now) and all day Sunday so....hopefully I get closer to a 1:1 ratio by Monday.

I'm kinda glad there is no ratio enforcement (aside from the assholes) so that gives me time to try to figure out the port forward thing, as I'm not really familiar with torrents.
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I managed to upload 3 gigs yesterday while being firewalled, and will be uploading while sleeping (which I should be doing now) and all day Sunday so....hopefully I get closer to a 1:1 ratio by Monday.
If you need any help with that firewall, please feel free to post in Technobabble. We've helped many people get rid of that FIREWALLED sign.
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Old 2008-04-27, 11:49 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

I try to make covers and things like that....Comcast has been real strict with my usage. So how do I get around that...I try to leave stuff on all of the time and upload but only a few ever do. It won't let people leech off of me so how do I fix this. THis is why I make covers I know the ratio thing is a big deal. So how do i fix the seeding thing
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Old 2008-04-27, 12:21 PM
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I try to make covers and things like that....Comcast has been real strict with my usage. So how do I get around that...I try to leave stuff on all of the time and upload but only a few ever do. It won't let people leech off of me so how do I fix this. THis is why I make covers I know the ratio thing is a big deal. So how do i fix the seeding thing
I am one of those that just asks that you contribute in some way - whichever way you can. I don't care. I encourage people to make covers, start vines, do b&ps, just share the show somehow. You will get comments regarding your ratio, but you know that you try, so just ignore the comments.
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