Last edited by heiska; 04-05-2012 at 03:06 PM.
Note none of the people listed as my friends are actually my friends.
Also my name isn't actually IdolEyes787 although for the sake of continuity I'm considering having it legally changed.
I'm still a newbie when it comes to this torrent stuff but isn't the auto-dl/rss thing more detrimental to the home user than the actual seedboxes? I wonder if there are any trackers that disallow that stuff.
I've never used a seedbox on What.cd and over the course of 4+ years have build up just under 400gigs of upload. 100 gigs per 365 days is not very hard to do on typical internet plans.
If you strategically download from the daily top 10 you will discover lots of good albums you've never heard of, and by seeding those over the long-run, you can hit ratios of 5+ which for me is more than enough to download whatever else I want. And seeding random music as long as it's not too obscure (<10 snatches) is good for getting ratio, but I would always seed my top 10 downloads over random downloads, if processing power is the bottleneck.
And if you are too casual for that, you can simply bookmark until the next holiday freeleech. Most casual users I know seem to do that. You're right it's not for the most casual users, but that really helps keep the quality up there for a more serious and dedicated userbase.
Last edited by 1000possibleclaws; 04-06-2012 at 04:41 PM.
Keeping a ratio on What.cd is incredibly easy. As long as you seed everything you snatch, your required ratio remains under 0.60 until you hit 60gb downloaded. These are very lenient requirements.
Yes it takes a bit of effort to really grow your buffer, but that effort is reflected in the healthy quality of the community, over a million torrents, and all of them generally being well seeded.
Eventually, a person who wears two faces forgets which one is real.