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    I've seen that many giveaways require a speedtest. But there's no minimum upspeed requirement. So my question is:

    Why do people want speedtests then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flashback3r View Post
    I've seen that many giveaways require a speedtest. But there's no minimum upspeed requirement. So my question is:

    Why do people want speedtests then?
    Because people need to know that the candidate has a connection that will allow him/her to keep a good ratio in case of being selected.
    But in my opinion is one of the most absurd things that can be requested... I could have a 10 Mbps/10Mbps and 12 seeedboxes, but if I donīt like the site I wonīt upload a single bit. Besides, thatīs the easiest thing to fake.








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    To me, it seems like something people just mimic from other people. As Nemrod said, it's easy to fake yours and just paste someone elses. I feel the same way about ratio proofs, although those are not so easily faked.

    Besides, they aren't even useful. If I was a 56k user but had a Torrentflux account hosted on a 100mbit server, my speed test would suck but I could have decent speeds on torrents nonetheless.

    If anything, direct profile links should be used for things like this and such (given in private that is).

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