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Old 2007-08-12, 06:19 PM
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reseed feature

Hi

I have a suggestion for a reseed feature that I have found to be awesome, unique, and very effective. I am a member of lossless legs also, and when a torrent no longer has any seeders and it is one you want to download, rather than go to the forums and beg etc, there is a reseed button on the torrent's info page. Clicking this sends a standard pm meesage (containing the torrent info, link etc) to everyone who has downloaded the torrent asking them to reseed. I have found this to be very effective in obtaining inactive torrents probably becasue people do reasd their messages rather than go to the forums and browse around. I have not seen this feature on any other site, but damn it works so well. It is surprising how many people will be helpful if they receive a message. And from a seeders perspective, it means I can file away my torrent after seeding, and if I get a message to reseed, I can whip it out and help someone out.

Just a suggestion, I dont know if it is possible, or how hard it is, but IMHO it has been a fantastic feature and is well worth consdieration.

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Old 2007-08-12, 06:36 PM
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Re: reseed feature

It does sound neat, but it also sounds obnoxious. I hate getting automated PMs on sites. I could also see something like that being totally overused and filling up a users mailbox with unwanted 'junk'.
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Old 2007-08-12, 07:32 PM
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Re: reseed feature

hadnt thought of that problem U2Lynne. From experience on the site, it is only used sparingly. I have used it a couple of times over there, and have only received automated messages a couple of times in 6 months or so. I would like to think that if the feature was available, that yobbos wouldnt go pressing a reseed button on a gazillion torrents and ruin it for everyone (misplaced faith in people doing the right thing on my part) I just have seen from experience over there how well the feature works.

And yes it is automated, but it is automated with a very good purpose, reseeding a show, which just in my opinion, I would rather get in my inbox, being someone who has downloaded that particular show and having a bit of responsiblity to help out someone who doesnt have the show.

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Old 2007-08-13, 02:42 AM
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Re: reseed feature

I don't like it, either... if you want to pm everybody who posted in a thread asking for a reseed go for it... no automation! I would recommend asking for either a mail trade or reseed rather than a straight 'gimmie' msg.
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Old 2007-08-13, 03:17 AM
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Re: reseed feature

hi five

and the difference between pming everyone on the thread by hand and doing it automatically is what exactly? (apart from making it a whole lot easier to do?)

When I ask for show that has run its course, I also usually ask for a mail trade, B&P or a reseed and one of those options usually works.

The automated reseed message, is just a request if the person is able to, it isnt a staight gimme. It could be worded in such a way that it includes those options to mail trade etc so that both sides get something tangible out of the request rather than being one sided.

When I browse through the inactive torretns and see so many, and there are heaps here, it would be great if there was a easy way of obtaining some of those great shows, rather than going through the process of checking every individual on a thread to see if they are still visiting the site, and then pming those who are until I got an anwser from someone.

Just a thought
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Old 2007-08-13, 08:10 AM
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Re: reseed feature

LL has less than 10,000 members...there are over 80,000 here. Its not practical here. I also hate automated pm's, plus there are a lot of people who never even check them.

You can just start a thread requesting a reseed or trade.
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Old 2007-08-13, 11:23 AM
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Re: reseed feature

What is wrong with just bumping the thread (if it's still active) or posting in the ISO forum for the show (if it's in Inactive)?

I have gotten PMs from users that have seen my name listed as a completer on a torrent and I'm not to crazy about it since most of the time I then go check the thread and a) they never bumped it, and b) they don't bother to even 'start' it so you can see there is a leecher on the show! I watch the torrents that get bumped. I also look at the Orphaned Torrents list and I also always look at the seeders/peers list of my torrents in Azureus. I think most people will keep track of things in utorrent or Azureus since it's so easy to do.
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Old 2007-08-13, 06:37 PM
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Re: reseed feature

thats cool, u2lynne. There are heaps of ways of doing it, and what you say does work for those who pay attention to bumped threads etc.

My idea was just a suggestion, it seemed cool at LL, worked well, but if it does not suit here thats fine.

Just a suggestion in case it can help improve the place even more than it already is. You guys do an awesome job.
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Old 2007-08-13, 06:53 PM
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Re: reseed feature

a dumb question but what is "bumping" thread? did I miss this is the FAQ? I am rather dim so I may have.
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Old 2007-08-13, 06:59 PM
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Re: reseed feature

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a dumb question but what is "bumping" thread? did I miss this is the FAQ? I am rather dim so I may have.
You just did it.

Oh, so did I.
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Old 2007-08-13, 07:09 PM
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Re: reseed feature

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a dumb question but what is "bumping" thread? did I miss this is the FAQ? I am rather dim so I may have.
Posting in a thread in order for it to be at the top of the forum again - or shown in the New Posts list. Usually people do this to get the thread noticed.

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Old 2007-08-13, 11:48 PM
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Re: reseed feature

If you need some bumping examples, see user EmptyZero - he's the master of bumping. bumping. bumping. bumping.
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Old 2007-08-15, 12:56 PM
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Re: reseed feature

enptyzero bumps threads which really deserve bumping
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