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    Shadowfire's Avatar catch-22 BT Rep: +19BT Rep +19BT Rep +19BT Rep +19
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    No, I'm not here to ask whether one is down or not.


    When a tracker goes down, do you lose the upload counts that you uploaded during the duration of the downtime? Does it differ from tracker to tracker?

    For example, if I was seeding a torrent before the start of downtime and stopped seeding during downtime, would all the stats for the duration not be counted? What if I stopped it after downtime ended?

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    when the tracker comes back online you click update tracker in utorrent - it should pick up where it left off. but if you go to the forum as the tracker gets back online - you see posts complaining about lost upload credit - thats when the staff usually give out some free credit as a treat to keep the complaints getting outta hand, most sites go down just for a few hours or a day, but if the site is down for weeks or months then your chances of getting anything back is almost 0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfire
    When a tracker goes down, do you lose the upload counts that you uploaded during the duration of the downtime?
    it depends on what type of maintenance is being done to that particular bittorrent tracker

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfire
    Does it differ from tracker to tracker?
    yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfire
    would all the stats for the duration not be counted?
    probably

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfire
    What if I stopped it after downtime ended?
    a little more upload amount would be counted than if you were to stop your torrent during the downtime


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    Thanks for the info! =)

  5. BitTorrent   -   #5
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    i dl'ed 3 gigs from oink during their maintainence downtime a few days ago, and removed the torrents before the tracker got back up.

    result: 3 free gigs from oink

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    That is smart. I never really thought about a tracker not counting my download when it was down...usually I am just concerned about getting upload credit.

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    in general u shouldn't stop the torrents you were seeding or close the client while the tracker is down coz up/down stats won't be counted
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