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Thread: What is a good ratio to keep on a torrent

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    Hi Guys

    I am new to Bit Torrents.

    I am now a member of two sites and getting to grips with things.

    What is a good ratio of uploads to downloads to keep, so that I have something to aim for and to be fair etc. I try to leave my client online for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digmen1 View Post
    Hi Guys

    I am new to Bit Torrents.

    I am now a member of two sites and getting to grips with things.

    What is a good ratio of uploads to downloads to keep, so that I have something to aim for and to be fair etc. I try to leave my client online for a while.
    you should try to seed every individual torrent back 1:1. if you can't, seed as long as the site rules demand.

    same goes for the global ratio. 1.0 or above is fine on every tracker.
    Last edited by Polarbear; 01-16-2009 at 08:00 PM. Reason: typo

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    Actually the best thing is to leave your torrent files in the client for the longest possible period to maintain the viability of torrent so other users even if they come late they will find the torrent is seeded & download without fear,you can also at least reach the ratio of 1 or more as you like , or more simply fellow the tracker rules found in the faq regarding seeding ratio & seeding duration
    Last edited by Ahmed047; 01-16-2009 at 08:06 PM.

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    Personally I never stop seeding anything I download until it's time to clean out the hard drive (6 month-ish rotation) it averages out at about 3:1 for most of my sites with a few hundred GB or so buffer.

    I mainly use ratio free sites now where I happily leech, seed forever & donate too.

    Currently seeding 150 torrents, after a small clean up
    Last edited by Time-Traveller; 01-16-2009 at 08:08 PM.

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    The important in p2p world is have an ratio 1:1, and keep the torrents active much time than u can.

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    seed as much as you can you will get a decent ratio for every torrent... and try to learn about parcial seeding later if you're upload speed isn't that good


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    Quote Originally Posted by Naix View Post
    seed as much as you can you will get a decent ratio for every torrent... and try to learn about parcial seeding later if you're upload speed isn't that good
    Chunk seeding is particularly effective at sites like TL & RevTT where you have an initial wait time and lots of leechers, some sites actively encourage it & at least 1 will not tolerate it as it messes with their seed point system

    A couple of chunks of a popular PC ISO game or DVD-R will get a small buffer to start experimenting with what else works in no time
    Last edited by Time-Traveller; 01-16-2009 at 08:19 PM.

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    Minimum is 1.0 but I recommend 3.0+ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KushBlow View Post
    Minimum is 1.0 but I recommend 3.0+ .
    why 3.0+ ? many users can't achieve a 3+ ratio... it would be more coherent to recommend them to seed as long as they can.
    whenever people agree with me, i always feel i must be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KushBlow View Post
    Minimum is 1.0 but I recommend 3.0+ .
    1 is okay if you don't have speeds or there is another case you could join a tracker that has no ratio


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