Manners : asking for reseed
every now and then there is some stuff you really want but unfortunately the respective torrent has gone for beyond what could be called stale. :( Fortunately you can ask for a reseed. :cheesy2:
I occasionally did so - and will continue to do so of course. All requests so far were promptly met - thanks a lot folks. I really appreciate that.:thankyou:
When I request something, I first get the torrent and start it - it would be quite stupid to ask for a reseed if you don't have the torrent. Then I stay connected until I have the torrent, possibly longer if there are other leechers.
Sometimes, if the torrent is extremely slow and I get tired of greeting every bit by name or if nobody was able to help, I might ask again after a few days.
Occasionally I also get those messages saying user xxx wants yyy. If possible I try and help, but due to repeated strains of inactivity I can't always oblige. :cry2:
Before I start to seed - or better start to look for the stuff requested - however, I check if the "petitioner" has already been satisfied (in all possible meanings of the word) or if he is still waiting. I alway check if he really cares or not - read: is he connected or not. Lately I - in my opinion: way too often - I find that somebody asks for a file but takes a lot of time to finally come and get it, or he - I assume the number of possible shes here is neglectable - starts to 'suck' a few bytes and then leaves for quite some time or for good.
Sometimes the same request gets sent again after just a few hours - in some cases after just a mere hour, occasionally you get several such requests within a few hours - all for the same torrent by the same guy, of course. To be fair, this doesn't happen very often.
I personally think this (asking and not connecting or asking again after only a short period of time) is rude but I might be overly sensitive here. So folks, what do you think is the proper way of asking for a reseed.
One short second question. Sometimes you see seeders / leechers named ananymous. Who are those guys and why can they hide their identity? Reason for asking: Not knowing who they are makes it hard to ascertain that the requester got what he wanted, to possibly thank him or to inform him - if there are no other seeders - that you will seed for him but that it might take some time. (All have happened already).
Waiting for your opinion
IMHO the way you ask for re-seed is what it should be. When we get complains about frequent repeated requests in short time by the same requester, it is what I advise him to do in future (as a first friendly step of Moderator action).
With the high minimum ratio requirements here, I am quite sure that everyone who got the file and knows how to re-seed will do it. However not every member is looking here each day.
Requesters should keep in mind that they send up to 120 PMs out to members they don't know, a kind of "Spam" in some members eyes.
Anonymous members are either Power User, who have chosen strong privacy level in their Profile or higher (read Moderators, Retired Moderators, Administrators, etc …)
Sometimes the Staff members may send Re-seed requests, to see of a torrent is definitely dead. Not all can leech immediately or at all (a question of bandwidth and ratio, I don't mean me). Sorry for that, but you will know it by the requesters name.