Do you seed torrents?

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Do you seed torrents?

  1. Yes

    30 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    48.8%
  3. Torrents are wrong

    11 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. Beric macrumors 68020

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    #2
    I don't, but as for my personal moral beliefs about them, I'm undecided.
     
  2. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Seeding and downloading are 2 different things.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    #4
    Well, you seed torrents whenever you download anything, so I voted yes. I try to seed to a ratio of 2:1 any time I download something.

    For those who say torrents are bad are idiots. I never use torrents to download anything illegal, I mostly use them to download large Linux distributions.
     
  4. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    #5
    Yhup I seed to the ratio 1:1 it is all I can do as BT are throttling my upload speed:(.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    #7
    i don't seed, except when i'm downloading. my internet speed isn't that great
     
  7. Phillyzero macrumors regular

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  8. Shadow macrumors 68000

    Shadow

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    #9
    I do but only when I'm downloading. I'd love to seed more but I can't because my internet connection sucks :eek:
     
  9. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    #10
    I thought torrents was considered a bad thing, usually involved with illegal file sharing.
     
  10. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    I think the OP is referring to seeding once you've finished downloading. Most people just remove the torrent from the list to regain bandwidth (I know I do :eek:).
     
  11. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    #12
    Yeah, I think the largest ratio I've had on a torrent was like 40:1.
     
  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    #13
    i seed to a ratio of 1:1 if its a popular torrent and other people are waiting for bandwidth but if theres no other leechers and just a few seeders ill leech. when im downloading from a small community i always try to seed > 1:1.

    BitTorrent can be used for legal downloads to assist in the aid of bandwidth and some diehard users just dowload everything via BitTorrent. for example podcasts from Revision3 can be downloaded as torrents.

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    in this situation you dont need to seed as the Revision3 servers probably already have many peers seeding. its depends on the community.
     
  13. souldawg macrumors member

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    #14
    If it's a private site then I definitely seed at least 5:1 to boost my ratio. However, if it is a random torrent search engine where I got the torrent from, then I don't seed more than 1:1 if that.
     
  14. Cobol to Java macrumors newbie

    Cobol to Java

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  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  16. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    #17
    I currently have 409 torrents seeding in Vuze. the ratios range from 0 (no peers), to 61.3:1. My "career" seed ratio, in 1 year, 321 days of Azureus/Vuze runtime, is 6.809 (1.007TiB down, 6.857TiB up).

    I also have 15 torrents downloading right now, but they're all dead. :( Stupid backup software eased the wrong drive. :mad:
     
  17. Bfat567 macrumors 6502

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    #18
    i have a 15mbps connection so i try to do my part and help out the torrent world and seed:)
     
  18. K3mp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #19
    Wow. Do you have simplify? We could stream all of this un protected music:D.
     
  19. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    #20
    Yup. Total Transmission Ratio 1.60. Total transfer, 321.8GB DL, 516.0GB UL.
     
  20. iBlue macrumors Core

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  21. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    #22
    I usually seed to a ratio of 4:1. I just let me computer on all day and let it go about its business. I figure i might as well do what i can.
     
  22. 7on macrumors 601

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    #23
    I used to not, then I got my Popcorn Hour and since I don't need a computer on for it to work I just let it seed away :)
     
  23. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    #24
    I am one of those people as well.:eek: My bandwidth is too valuable to me.
     
  24. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    #25
    It's good karma to seed anything you download to at least 1:1. I mostly seed to 105% of the download size, then it stops automatically (uTorrent).
     

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