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Tips for seeding on Music trackers (small files)

Postby m021478 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:07 pm

I've recently became a member of STMusic, Waffles & What.CD, and I would obviously like to improve my ratio to help the community, and so that I don't get booted...

The problem I am having, which is completely new for me and is quite different from most other private trackers I belong to in which 100MB+ & 1GB+ files show up constantly, is that the files that appear on the sites above are obviously quite small (because there music files), and by the time I notice them in the queue, there always winds up being like 5 seeders or more, and zero leechers? I would think that files with this kind of seeder/leecher ratio would be quite difficult to seed effectively??

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should go about dealing with this dilemma? Thanks!
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Re: Tips for seeding on Music trackers (small files)

Postby piXelatedEmpire » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:38 am

The easiest way is to upload your own files - quality files, not dupes - so you don't get booted.

Failing that, seed often. I only share music, and I have quite good ratios simply by seeding often. Other than that, try and jump on torrents that you think will be popular and hope for the best.
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Re: Tips for seeding on Music trackers (small files)

Postby sideshow » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:47 pm

upload flac, because even if you get less hits, they will often be 3 to 4 times as much data download. Also, spend 10 bucks a month for a cheap shared seedbox. It protects your privacy and is almost always 50+ times faster than your home connection. It's well worth the price of 1 used CD a month to not get a takedown notice (or worse) plus get all the extra upload. I built a 100 GB buffer at one of the aforementioned sites in under 30 days with a $10 seedbox :D
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