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slashProDanceCulture wrote on 2013-09-28 20:00:30September 28th, 2013 at 8:00pm
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anyone wants to participate? rewriting some of the help & FAQ topics, i mean, experienced users telling inexperienced ones what to do?

or maybe do like a 'faq in-process' section in forum? or maybe there are new questions that can go into faq?

for example (and please, feel free to add to the answers, or add questions, or whatever else ideas):

question. torrent has no seeds.. what do i do?

answer 1. check last active time, if it's as recent as a few weeks, start download, and wait a few hours or maybe a day or two. some users don't seed everything they have due to bandwidth waste, scraping all inactive torrents and looking for downloaders, scrapes usually happen once in a few hours, so it might take a white before clients start your torrent to be seeded, but it's a big chance it'll happen. if nothing changed after several hours - refer to answer 2. if last active time counts as several months or years - refer to answer 2.

answer 2. request a re-seed, find link in middle of the page, click it, reason, submit. start download.

question: what is "connectable"?

answer. "connectable" usually refers to your torrent clients (thus - you, because you're the one who set that client up) and means other torrent clients can connect to you by initiating that connection from their side, i.e. they can get through your Firewall to your torrent client and tell it something, for example, request some data or offer it (actual download and upload first has to be negotiated by the clients), or initiate a handshake (in the very beginning of the "negotiation")...

question: what's good in being "connectable"? what's bad in being "not-connectable"?

answer. the difference being connectable and not-connectable boils down to one simple fact: when starting a new torrent, you (or your client) can only start getting data (downloading) from peers that are connectable. not-connectable peers will not know about your download unless they ask the tracker if there are any new downloaders... download speeds are fast these days and clients are instructed to update their peer info with tracker every 1-1.5 hours. so the chances are you'll finish download long before the time the not-connectable peers even decide to ask about you... this situation is completely reversible, i.e. when seeding something while being connectable will allow new downloaders start getting data from you right away, or at least get in line and wait for their turn to download from you (queues aka wait-lines are managed by the torrent clients). if you are a not-connectable seeder, - new downloaders will only be able to get data from you, if you "offer" it to them, and that is only in case they are connectable, so that you can connect to them to make that offer... to finally answer the question, being "connectable" means always being on top of things, always being ready to offer data to new downloaders, thus connectable users usually have good Share Ratio. while being "not-connectable" means always being late to the data exchange, sometimes luckily getting in on it, and even then only being able to offer little amounts of data, because requesting (downloading) client will prefer getting data from connectable clients.. thus not-connectable users usually suffer from low Share Ratio, slow download speeds, downloads get interrupted, because clients usually (or at least used to) try and reconnect after every rather significant data exchange, thus not-connectable clients end up transferring just a few packets of data and waiting to reconnect, while connectable clients keep transferring and transferring...

question: who checks/decides if i am "connectable" or not?

answer. when your client first addresses the tracker with info on this new upload or download (peer) that you're trying to start, tracker initiates a test connection to your peer (client) according to the info provided info, and if it cannot connect to you within a reasonable 2-3 second time period, it assumes your peer is not-connectable. so it is possible to have simultaneously connectable and not-connectable peers, because some times something maybe wrong, some connections time out, etc. for these cases we have tools to "fix your peers" right here, i.e. if the majority of your peers are good (connectable), then we assume not-connectable (we also say bad or poor peers) were due to some faulty circumstances in the moment of the initial check, and simply change their status with the tracker from "bad" to "good".

question: does tracker treat connectable peers somehow selectively better then not-connectable ones?

answer. No. tracker doesn't care who is what. when new torrent download comes in and asks for peers (data sources), the tracker provides up to 20 of those, not regarding if they are bad or good, simply letting your client figure out the rest. that is done to make sure all possible ways to download are attempted by your client, plus some peers sometimes change into connectable mode after been "bad" for days... and otherwise there're no other ways your good or poor peers could be treated by the tracker. so generally speaking, "connectability" is your own "responsibility"... being connectable will help you download things faster and upload at full speed, maximize your input and output.


question: how to become "connectable" (and stay that way)?

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munkynstar/dev/null wrote on 2013-09-29 10:11:11September 29th, 2013 at 10:11am
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Not really sure on any of these topics mate...a start/stop does me most of the time..I did a HOWTO to create a torrent...but that was it..not sure how I can help on any of these matters, without really understanding it! ;-)
slashProDanceCulture wrote on 2013-09-29 17:31:32September 29th, 2013 at 5:31pm
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munkyn wrote:
Not really sure on any of these topics mate...a start/stop does me most of the time..I did a HOWTO to create a torrent...but that was it..not sure how I can help on any of these matters, without really understanding it! ;-)


then submit the questions that you or others might find useful to be answered or just plain interesting... =)
crazytylightningImagine me wrote on 2014-04-03 11:14:57April 3rd, 2014 at 11:14am
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Do we submit it here or make a new thread ? Also you can give some pattern or which ones needed to be rewritten, it will also be good :)
jonathan74tribalmixr wrote on 2014-04-03 20:01:06April 3rd, 2014 at 8:01pm
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I feel kind of  :-(  because it seems im going to get an Automated System Warning for my shutty ratio. I am a little lost on what to do now.
Any suggestions guys
moocowdanstarModerator wrote on 2014-04-03 23:48:18April 3rd, 2014 at 11:48pm
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jonathan74 wrote:
I feel kind of  :-(  because it seems im going to get an Automated System Warning for my shutty ratio. I am a little lost on what to do now.
Any suggestions guys



Why you ask......

Jonathon you have downloaded 600 + torrents from tribalmixes yet you are currently sharing 0. You have a ration which falls below the desired sharing ratio. There are many ways of which you can fix this. The time is now to begin sharing some of those 600 files and turn your ratio around.

The new tribalmixes will be about putting back into the cimmunity you gather your music from. There are many ways outside of sharing your downloaded files to keep your ratio at an acceptable level. Have a read of the forum topics over the last three months and you will discover the ways in which you can make this happen.

You can begin to make a difference right away which will allow you to download earlier after the restrictions come in 2 weeks.

:yes:
jonathan74tribalmixr wrote on 2014-04-04 06:35:52April 4th, 2014 at 6:35am
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Thank you!

I am not a computer literate and after I download any of the mixes I see that the torrent stops and no activity seems to be happening.So I usually close the program.
Besides I use my phone to go online and (I know this is MY problem) have a very low limit of megabytes.I cant afford to keep my connection open all night.
Believe me I have read the forum post about ratios many times and still feel a little dumb.
Unless I start posting like a madman I dont see a way thorough this.
moocowdanstarModerator wrote on 2014-04-04 10:01:44April 4th, 2014 at 10:01am
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jonathan74 wrote:
Thank you!

I am not a computer literate and after I download any of the mixes I see that the torrent stops and no activity seems to be happening.So I usually close the program.
Besides I use my phone to go online and (I know this is MY problem) have a very low limit of megabytes.I cant afford to keep my connection open all night.
Believe me I have read the forum post about ratios many times and still feel a little dumb.
Unless I start posting like a madman I dont see a way thorough this.


Sounds to me like you are not willing to change your existing ways, if not, the ramifications are clear. You have two weeks to work it out. The last option will be to donate to a level to allow your ratio to revive and begin downloading again. This is a simple way out if you aren't willing to being part of this music community.

I wish you luck!
jonathan74tribalmixr wrote on 2014-04-04 12:43:38April 4th, 2014 at 12:43pm
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Hi and thanks again for your reply.

I dont get the chance to go to live shows very often and tribalmixes has been my source of mixes for the last years.
I do understand the idea of a community and that sharing is an essential part of it.
I do want to be part of it and as a result i will be doing what i can to get back in the black.
Cant live without musik!!
Thank you again for taking the time to read and reply.
Good work and keep it up.
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