Ever since I unbanned myself from Napster, I have been afraid to share. I use the regular Kazaa, not Kazaa lite. I share only video files, I created myself. I have 2000+ mp3s but choose not to share them due to the fact that users can get them from other people. These video files are about 300, but what upsets me is this... ...not a single person whos downloaded off of me shares.
Being a non sharer in the past I understand reasons like, "I dont want to get introuble with the law, dont want to get banned, dont like it eating up my bandwith..." But this is what is upsetting me, the fact that NO ONE shares. Those user ratings I went from a 0 low to guru basically overnight.
I wouldn't be so upset if at least one other person shared. ONE. I have an unstable 56k connection with AOL which basically means its a 28k connection. People get greedy and try to download my entire library. Those that concentrate on one single file, are the ones that ever end up completing it.
I hate how nonsharers would leave me messages telling me that I need to get a faster connection. What the hell?!? They are that greedy?!? First they want every file I have plus they want it faster. Be thankful! Most people would just cancel each sorry attempt.
I have been sharing these files for months, and still when I do a search, I am the only one carrying it. If ONE person out of the zillion nonsharers shared, other non sharers could have a faster connection, and when I was offline, they could still continue their downloads.
I am a sick psychotic fanatic that taped every episode of a now canceled series. I get nothing but complaints of speed, never "thanks for ripping" or even "thanks for sharing" If I cancled each nonsharer, there would be no point in sharing period. I have written on each file "please share this file" as a way of suggesting that they dont have to, I wont cancle them like all the mean people, but even if it is just one file, share this one. What should I do? Suggestions? Stories?