WARNING: THE CONCEPTS IN THIS POST MAY REQUIRE SOME ACTUAL THINKING
Some of you might want to stop reading now
I'm sure you've all considered the aspects of seeders, leechers, speed, content, success, and popularity of different private trackers.
Well, one of the most obvious features of most trackers that I'm aware of is:
Many seeders = difficulty in keeping a good ratio
Take Oink or SCT, or demonoid for example. Point proven
So I was thinking- wouldn't it be great to have a tracker system that allowed really heavy seeding, but not way overseeded.......... or
make it possible for the average user keep on downloading and using even when stuff starts getting overseeded.
Well to achieve that, you'd have to think outside the square...so how could you get the perfect balance?
Have a lot of free leeches - that's basically what a lot of high lvl sites do.
Free leech is great for a while! When everything gets overseeded, free leech clears it up, people are happy, everyones ratio goes up, and everything is good.
PROBLEM: At the start of a free leech, speed goes down, then soon after, speed goes up....Imagine the seeder/leecher ratio of the site on a graph. It makes a wave according to how many free leeches there are.
Basically, there's no controlling how long and high those waves are...that's not a good thing for site owners/admin trying to get the "perfect tracker".
My point is that option A isn't sufficient
Well this is my big thought........ATM the system is:
You have a ratio, if everyone
uploads as much as they download, then the site goes well. Everyone gets what they want in time.
Then, for different reasons, when a site has a good speed or content, then stuff gets overseeded. So if you're the whinging type, then the current system that most sites use are ineffective.
So what if you think outside the square, like I said:
A designated base seeder/leecher ratio is set, based on how fast the owner wants his "perfect" site to be...lets say in this case it's decided to be 5. (ie. if there was 500 people leeching than there would have to be 2500 people seeding)
Let's say there was 100,000 users. Half of them seed a lot, and the other half don't seed much. The S/L (seeder/leecher) ratio averages out at the 1:5 mark so the admin are happy
Then, the users start getting greedy and they start downloading a bit too much. The S/L ratio drops below 1:5.
Then the system calculates the lowest 10% sharers and bans them. This gets rid of some of the leechers and then the S/L ratio goes back up to 1:5 or higher very soon.....if the S/L ratio becomes higher than 1:5 then no one gets banned. In theory, people don't actually have
to seed, although if the S/L ratio drops then they risk being in the lowest 10% and getting banned.
When the S/L ratio gets dramatically higher then 1:5, then invites are distributed, and more users come in, until most likely the S/L ratio goes down (and the lowest seeding 10% gets banned soon)
This process is repeated.
Additionally, users with a ratio of over 1:1 (or whatever the owner decides) becomes immune to demotion of inactivity bans.
With this system, downloading becomes reliable, fast (as fast as the owner decides....the S/L ratio could be made higher or lower at any time).
When stuff becomes overseeded users don't have to get a seedbox just so they don't get banned
People should only be worried about getting banned if they're lazy, or if the S/L site requirement is unrealistically high (which is the site owners fault)
Also, if it worked to plan, then it would become the preferred method of private BitTorrent tracker, and content would be awesome due to uploading users and designated uploaders.
So....let's have some opinion on this idea of mine:
Would it work?
Would you like it?
Would you sign up?
Do you think we should try it?
Could you offer assistance?
Would/Could you help set it up?
Yes I do realize that it's a major step...but is FST really the ultimate filesharing site?
Well I thought so...so I figured if there's heaps of people that could help achieve this, then it would be FST members.
So if all you're going to do is post "I think it would work"...then do it!