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Thread: Is downloading only a few MB of a torrent a hit and run?

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    Let's say you start a torrent, and there's suddenly some reason why you want to stop it. If you stop it then, is it a hit-and-run? Or do you have to continue downloading to completion to avoid being banned?

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    I think you won't be warned for hit and run if haven't completed the torrent. You are safe if you stop the torrent just after a little while it has started.
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    If you dont completed the torrent you will not be warned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelorus View Post
    If you dont completed the torrent you will not be warned
    although dont think not downloading the sample will not get u in trouble though, sites will still warn u for that as a hit n run

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    Quote Originally Posted by time999 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pelorus View Post
    If you dont completed the torrent you will not be warned
    although dont think not downloading the sample will not get u in trouble though, sites will still warn u for that as a hit n run
    you should always seed back any completed parts of the torrent you are downloading.

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    Most sites wont warn or disable you for downloading part of a torrent.

    However if you stop a torrent shortly after starting it all the time on a particular site... they may think you are trying to cheat the ratio system in 1 way or another and ban you for being a cheater.

    So its a win/lose situation if you do this on every file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torentcouple View Post
    Let's say you start a torrent, and there's suddenly some reason why you want to stop it. If you stop it then, is it a hit-and-run? Or do you have to continue downloading to completion to avoid being banned?
    It depends on the site obviously, ask them. It's a good reason to try to do most of your torrenting at sites that are lax on hit and runs however.

    Anyone know if there's a way to seed back a partial file (not torrent) in utorrent?

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