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    What is the correct English term for this? I've been wondering with this issue for a long time, so hopefully some expert can clear this up for me and for others.

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    Both,I guess.
    Last edited by pone44; 11-24-2010 at 10:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pone44 View Post
    Both,I guess.
    Seconded. Personally, I prefer "seeders", though uTorrent uses "seeds".
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    When you transfer the files on p2p protocol it's known SEED.
    example :- I seed this file.
    When there are lots of users who seed their files on p2p protocol then those p2p users are call SEEDER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElitUser View Post
    When you transfer the files on p2p protocol it's known SEED.
    example :- I seed this file.
    When there are lots of users who seed their files on p2p protocol then those p2p users are call SEEDER.
    You have explained this nicely.
    By the way, we don't have to worry about the right word, but we have to worry about about the downloading speed (i.e. number of "seeders")..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElitUser View Post
    When you transfer the files on p2p protocol it's known SEED.
    example :- I seed this file.
    When there are lots of users who seed their files on p2p protocol then those p2p users are call SEEDER.
    Am I correct in guessing English is not your first language?

    Quote Originally Posted by bijoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ElitUser View Post
    When you transfer the files on p2p protocol it's known SEED.
    example :- I seed this file.
    When there are lots of users who seed their files on p2p protocol then those p2p users are call SEEDER.
    You have explained this nicely.
    By the way, we don't have to worry about the right word, but we have to worry about about the downloading speed (i.e. number of "seeders")..
    Speed doesn't necessarily come from number of people seeding. On some sites you connect to 1 seed and it maxes out your connection, while on others you connect to 100 seeds, it doesn't max out and messes up the router. When i was on public sites, though, i used to think the same thing. Now i only worry about the UPLOADING speed.
    Last edited by kurdt; 11-25-2010 at 05:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElitUser View Post
    When you transfer the files on p2p protocol it's known SEED.
    example :- I seed this file.
    When there are lots of users who seed their files on p2p protocol then those p2p users are call SEEDER.
    You're an idiot.

    Quote Originally Posted by bijoy View Post
    You have explained this nicely.
    By the way, we don't have to worry about the right word, but we have to worry about about the downloading speed (i.e. number of "seeders")..
    You're another idiot.

    On-topic:
    20 seeds are provided by 20 seeders, just as 20 recipes are provided by 20 cooks. The fact that the nomenclature of our bittorrent world uses a very limited number of roots for the nouns in use, says enough about the people that developed the protocol.

    "Seeds" is used to describe the presence of a seed, as in, "There are twenty seeds" refers to the fact that twenty volumes of the file exist at your disposal. "Seeders" is used when referring to the people providing said "Seeds", as in when "There are twenty seeders" there are twenty people providing volumes of the file that you desperately need. Now, it obviously sucks that they both refer to an equal quantity in practicality, while not referring to the same entity. I'm obviously no pragmatics expert, but that seems to be the predominant way those words are used and have developed. A truly good argument would be the fact that only in bittorrent can a sentence like "Seeders provide seeds by seeding" exist have meaning, and have idiots like the two quotes above follow it without being so much as comprehensible.
    Ellipses go here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringhunter View Post
    You're an idiot.

    Quote Originally Posted by bijoy View Post
    You have explained this nicely.
    By the way, we don't have to worry about the right word, but we have to worry about about the downloading speed (i.e. number of "seeders")..
    You're another idiot.

    On-topic:
    blah blah blah..
    i guess their explanation are easy to understand. not really an idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurdt View Post
    Speed doesn't necessarily come from number of people seeding. On some sites you connect to 1 seed and it maxes out your connection, while on others you connect to 100 seeds, it doesn't max out and messes up the router.
    Correct. More sources and connections doesn't necessarily equal faster speeds.
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    i want idoleyes to show up............

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