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    How many of you seed torrents?

    How many people leave their torrent client open, just for seeding?

    My share ratio is usually quite good when I download torrents (about .35, usually), but I've never been generous enough to seed. What are your thoughts and practices?
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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    I tend to keep seeding, but limit the bandwidth to the point where it doesn't affect anything else. My feeling is that most of my upload bandwidth never gets used anyway.

    I do make a point of prioritizing seeds for things that I've had trouble downloading. Most recently, that's the OpenBSD installer image. Average downspeed was 4 kB/s.
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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    I tend to seed indefinitely, especially with hard-to-get or startup isos.

    For torrents from ratio-based places, I seed to about a 4.0 ratio. Otherwise, it's indefinite.
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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    I usually seed to about 1.5 ratio..
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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    I never seed.

    Having a 35gb/limit per month (download + upload) I can't afford it.

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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    I never really get decent speeds with torrent, so when I am forced to download something (usually anime related) upon completion I immediately stop seeding and instead share it on linuxdcpp.

    Really, torrents might be good to spread a release for the first few days and to cut on the host's bandwidth costs, but for serious p2p, torrent is the worst possible solution for me.

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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    i seed everything to at least 1.25 ratio. For things that i had issues downloading (few and intermittent seeders) i leave it going until i decide i've seeded more than i really should do.
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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    I tend to seed at least 1.50. It depends on the torrent though.

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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    At least 1.5 here as well. It just kind of defeats the purpose if you don't seed IMO. Though I can see bandwidth restrictions as a valid reason....
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    Re: How many of you seed torrents?

    I sometimes seed, especially if the torrent I have has too few seeds, but usually till the ratio hits 0.5, cause I have an adsl with 256kbit upload and seeding is a pain. If I had a symmetric connection I probably would seed well above 1.0 ratio.
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