In light of the semi-recent thread about whether or not partial seeding is effective, I decided to open this thread to discuss how ethical it is..
Personally imo, this practice is very a unethical habit. This is because it promotes bad seeding habits and it does go against the basic principles of files sharing. In addition to this, it also kills torrents much faster and in the process hurts trackers(not every tracker is a giant like S*T or TL)..
If peeps have trouble with seeding back what they take, then perhaps they really need to adjust there torrenting habits or stay away from trackers with tougher peer environments .. However, there are ways to help with this without the need for partial seeding, such as hitting up FL torrents, many trackers have IRC bonuses, and others yet have seed bonuses as well..
Peeps should try to understand, its not about a single individual... its about the community as a whole..
The only exception to my statements above would be for packs.... It really doesn't make much sense to have to d/l a 12GB pack for only one item in it... but, what you take should be seeded well..
anyways... let's hear what you guys have to say about this..