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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 668. You may not vote on this poll

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  #46  
Old 2007-11-30, 10:09 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

Ratios are stupid and futile. People who want to share, WILL.. People who don't want to share, WONT. Why even worry about it? It's a fallacious argument to say that if you don't enforce ratios, no one will share.
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Old 2007-12-05, 05:06 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

Zomb has specials every so often offering 2 GB of ratio for every dollar donated to the site. Seems to work for them.

And yes ask to upgrade at Comcast for $10 month, almost magically your uploads go twice-as fast.
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Old 2007-12-05, 05:27 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

We will never sell data blocks. That is too much like bootlegging.

TTD doesn't not require money for music, ever, in any case whatsoever.

Use of this site is free. Donations to keep the server runnnig are appreciated, but NO ONE gets anything for their donation beyond some text reading "Thank you".
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Old 2007-12-05, 06:29 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

Just ban KingMike. All he does is leech but he makes it worse by trying to sound so enlightened about popular bootlegs.

In all seriousness, keep the site the way it is. It's great!
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Old 2007-12-05, 10:05 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

I'm fairly new to the trading community, and I think more people just need to READ THE RULES in the first place. I'm sure most people would follow them.
I know how easy it is, they see so much great shit out there, and they want it all, so they start a whole lot of torrents downloading at once. But they don't realize that they should seed them too when they are done.
A link to BT/TTD etiquette perhaps would be helpful?
I'm not against a ban though, say for ratios lower than .2 or something.
By the way, what is/are b&p's?

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Old 2008-01-03, 07:17 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

'Blanks and Postage'. It is a fairly archaic way of trading shows in which those without interesting material send 2 (or sometimes more) blanks per disc they want back, plus the cost of postage.

It was very popular 10 years ago when blanks cost $2-4 a piece. Its kind of rare now, but some on here still do it.
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Old 2008-01-03, 08:09 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

I say ban anyone under 1.0 unless they donate $500.00 to be a lifetime "Freind of the Den" "Circle of Gold" member. That would weed out the undesireables.
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Old 2008-01-04, 03:40 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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Old 2008-01-04, 03:42 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

Why not just buy boots?
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Old 2008-01-04, 05:39 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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'Blanks and Postage'. It is a fairly archaic way of trading shows in which those without interesting material send 2 (or sometimes more) blanks per disc they want back, plus the cost of postage.

It was very popular 10 years ago when blanks cost $2-4 a piece. Its kind of rare now, but some on here still do it.
no, that is not a B&P...yer referring to a 2:1, which are not allowed here at TTD...and no, B&Ps and snail mail trading are not archaic -- i'd venture to say there's at least just as much mail trading going on as there is bit torrent these days

for a good explanation of B&P, check out our FAQ as well as here:
http://www.mcnichol.com/bnp/
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Old 2008-01-04, 05:41 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

guess what folks, no matter how long this thread goes, we still won't sell ratio points or enforce a ratio

just sayin
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Old 2008-01-04, 07:56 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

I have to add my two cents worth seeing someone has said b&p is archaic etc. I have a limited connection and postal trades, vines and b&p's are how I get most of my shows. There are quite alot of us out there who use this method of getting shows. And as another positive you have alot more contact with people from all over the world etc (if you want the warm and fuzzy feelings too). Postal trading is fantastic!!! Everyone should give it a try
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Old 2008-01-04, 09:30 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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Why not just buy boots?
Buying boots does nothing to help with the operating costs of sites like this. Since the mods give their time and energy freely, the least members can do is make cash donations to help offset the financial burden. I think $10 per month is a reasonable contribution. My last one here was $50 in Sep. or Oct. so I'm just about due.
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Old 2008-01-04, 10:28 AM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

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guess what folks, no matter how long this thread goes, we still won't sell ratio points or enforce a ratio

just sayin
you fukin tell'em Aaron!
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Old 2008-01-07, 08:57 PM
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Re: Should we ban thoughtless leechers?

Today I got a PM from admin which said "We just don't ban people here. Well, rarely." So this poll is pointless.
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