Hi @sportykitguy! Donations do indeed help, for both you and this site! The Donators Menu shows how many extra download slots become available for the different amounts (along with seeded credits that help your ratio).
Go to https://www.gaytorrent.ru/userdetails.php and look at the Permissions to see how many torrents you have downloaded in the past 24 hours, and at how many you are allowed to download.
Please keep in mind if you are currently leeching a torrent (and it has not completely downloaded) it counts against how many you can have running - see the Rationator at https://www.gaytorrent.ru/rationator.php
Here is the best advice to help you with your ratio: https://community.gaytorrent.ru/topic/34754/advice-for-our-members-how-to-maintain-a-healthy-ratio
It is a bit of a learning curve we all have to go through, and it can be overwhelming. Just take your time, and do feel free to ask questions if you get stuck.