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Thread: what.cd uses user donations for seedbox to fix ratio economy

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    have any of you heard of this? they used user donations to buy a dedicated box and use it to seed back to their own site to improve their sites ratio as a whole. they have deleted pastebin.ca entries from their staff channel and deleted threads in their own forums about it. but recently a thread started that they could not ignore and whatman had to come in and LIE THROUGH HIS TEETH to get them out of this mess. there is also a 4chan tread about it

    but beware, WhatMan is going around lying his ass off to cover this up. don't believe him

    here is the 4chan thread and a WD page about it.

    http://zip.4chan.org/mu/res/1062546.html#q1065829
    http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/What.cd

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    Why do they have to cover that up?
    I fail to see what they have to be ashamed about

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    Why do they have to cover that up?
    I fail to see what they have to be ashamed about
    I think members would rather see their donations going towards making the site better and faster, not juking the stats.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    Why do they have to cover that up?
    I fail to see what they have to be ashamed about
    I think members would rather see their donations going towards making the site better and faster, not juking the stats.
    Just telling the truth with clarity & openness is also good for the members, without members there is no site, no matter how much money is involved.
    Yes Sir, I'm Right On It!!

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    Not sure how I feel about this one, in part because I'm a little confused

    If the seedbox is merely intended to help boost people's ratios a bit by downloading torrents, then I'd say it's a poor use of donation money and pretty lame. But if the seedbox is used mainly to help seed poorly-seeded torrents, that would be good for the site. What are they actually using this seedbox for?


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    Those IRC chats are hilarious. I'm not a member, but if I was, I don't think I'd really mind them using donations to fix the "economy". I don't see how that's a bad thing for the site.

    Interesting read for the rest of the n00bs like me. Pretty informative.

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    If there using it to improve speeds of torrents then whats wrong.
    There adding 1 of the members user accounts in the sme procsess.
    Nothing wrong with that in my eyes.
    Mmebers benifiting from faster downloads.

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    go for it, I say.

    Using a seedbox for any purpose beats the money going into someone's pocket. Not to mention then just bought another monster server planned for colo

    Keep up the good work what.cd, don't mind the haters

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    I think What is fast enough...I mean, they don't need the server, but at least they use it on something

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    i dont see a problem in it aleast they are making up for the lack of leechers and improving the overall ratio

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