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Thread: how long should torrents live?

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    I'm not big on downloading old content at slow speeds without much chance of seeding it back. I like being part of an active swarm. I think we should just let a lot of torrents die sooner than those dedicated seeders would allow (if you have more than 100 torrents older than two weeks in your client right now, I mean you).

    I'd say 1 month is a good period.

    But, I'm curious, what do you all think?

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    I appreciate those that keep the older torrents alive. Granted the speeds are not always the best, but my philosophy is content ftw. I'll get it eventually. Newer isn't always better.

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    If there´s something I miss of the golden times of eMule is that, you could grab very old stuff.
    In torrents -almost always- any release older than 15 days is very hard to download and harder to seed back. And then you have to go to public trackers... a pain in the ass to download...
    But it´s understandable and nothing´s perfect.

    I am seeding torrents 2 months old in some trackers. Only erase them when my HD is running out of space.
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    build up a buffer for those older torrents. I say keep up ones from 2003/2004 on up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Hizzal View Post
    build up a buffer for those older torrents. I say keep up ones from 2003/2004 on up...
    It's not the speed or the ratio that's stopping me. I just don't see the need to go back and get anything. There is plenty of new content to entertain me and keep my intertoobs full.

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    New stuff is just a poor re-make of the old stuff. Rather watch the quality movie than the new release rich on SFX and poor on story

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    I like the old stuff.
    I say keep it on as long as possible.
    I hate it when trackers don't have year-old movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunson View Post
    It's not the speed or the ratio that's stopping me. I just don't see the need to go back and get anything. There is plenty of new content to entertain me and keep my intertoobs full.
    Intertoobs? Is that a word?

    Well, for me personally, I like to go back through the older stuff, see what I happened to miss....

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    Torrents should live as long as possible and as long as there are seeders or members offering to reseed torrents.

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    That is a very hard question because im sure everyone doesnt have the space on the hard drive or doesnt like having all the torrent in there bittorent client sitting with no leechers for a long time. But in the perfect world we could all make requests and they got filled every time. But i think torrents should last a month aswell.

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