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    This is a post that I made in another thread, the original thread is worth reading: http://www.torrent-invites.com/bitto...tracker-2.html

    These things are all covered in various threads and FAQS here on T-I. That being said I have seen recent questions in the forums regarding this very topic so I thought I would throw this out there for people who are new to the world of private trackers. There certainly are more tips that can be added to this list, and I encourage people to post them.

    My own personal twelve step program for better ratio building. Here are my tips for what they are worth.

    1. First make sure that your client is connectable. If you are not connectable you will not be able to upload to half to three fourths of a trackers members. Those folks that are not connectable will be unable to leech from you if you are not connectable as well.

    2. Never ever, ever, never, ever, download a large pack, unless you have the buffer to take the hit. If you do it will only turn into an unfillable ratio hole. Most of those leechers you see on packs are actually partially seeding and actively downloading nothing. Just don't do it, avoid the pack.

    3. Always read the Rules and FAQ's they are there for a reason. Often times they will provide excellent tips and tricks for starting to build a good ratio on that particular tracker.

    4. Cross seed everything. This is the quickest and most useful way to build ratio in my opinion, the power of cross seeding should not be underestimated.

    5. Take the first few days to actually build a ratio instead of starting to download all of those files you want. this is the best way to make sure that you do not get into trouble over ratio issues.

    6. Never complain in the shoutbox or forums about how hard it is to seed or how hard it is to build a ratio. Sometimes members may help you out, but, more often than not you will annoy people and this is not a good way to build rep in any community. Every member of that tracker is going through the same thing, you complaining about it will not make you popular it will make people want to ban you.

    7. Seed, seed, seed, and then seed some more. If you have a file that has no activity seed it anyway, eventually it will be downloaded and it will hit a ratio of 1. I have had files that sat for months with nothing and then all of the sudden my ratio on them built up to a ratio of 10 or 20 litterally over night. Seed till you bleed.

    8. Consider a seedbox. They decouple your IP from any illegal activity and they are like the Terminator, they never get tired, they never get shut off, and they never stop.

    9. Leave you PC on, often times shutting your PC off if you are seeding will hurt far more than it helps. You need to be part of the swarm or in the peer list in order to build a ratio.

    10. RSS and IRSSI are your friends, learn how to use them. The best way to build ratio is to hop on a file as soon as possible so that you can get the maximum amount of ratio from it. RSS makes this possible by auto downloading a file as soon as it is posted to the tracker.

    11. Take advantage of Freeleech Download files you don't need or want but other people are snatching they cost you nothing to pull down and do nothing but add to your ratio when they are snatched from you. Freeleech is your friend. Freeleech can often do wonders for digging one out of a ratio pit.

    12. Grab files solely to build ratio. Don't have an Xbox grab an Xbox rip anyway. PS3 and Xbox rips are popular files and are great for building ratio. Once the swarm dies delete the files, Porn is the same. Porn is ALWAYS a popular download on trackers and it is one of the quickest ways to build a respectable ratio.
    Last edited by tooms; March 3, 2013, 07:07 PM. Reason: Edited for spelling.
    And last but not least here is a link to my favorite nUb tut: http://www.torrent-invites.com/showthread.php?t=237584

  • #2
    Good info for newbies. Thanks for the time to write this!

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    • #3
      good advices for the inexperienced.Thanks for this.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tooms View Post
        2. Never ever, ever, never, ever, download a large pack, unless you have the buffer to take the hit. If you do it will only turn into an unfillable ratio hole. Most of those leechers you see on packs are actually partially seeding and actively downloading nothing. Just don't do it, avoid the pack.

        11. Take advantage of Freeleech Download files you don't need or want but other people are snatching they cost you nothing to pull down and do nothing but add to your ratio when they are snatched from you. Freeleech is your friend. Freeleech can often do wonders for digging one out of a ratio pit.
        Large packs are usually freeleech, so I would also advise to grab them just as they appear on tracker. And also, if you don't have at least 10mbps of upload speed from your home connection, I would strongly advise you to buy a seedbox (you could find a decent 100mbps box for under 20$/month, just browse the seedbox forum here).

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        • #5
          Great info here. Setting up irssi for specific groups like LEGi0N, LOL, EVOLVE are great ways to build a great ratio. Any of here releases easily get 4-5.0+ ratio.

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          • #6
            thanks for the tips!

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            • #7
              these suggestion are really going to help new members alot

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              • #8
                Yup, good for inexperienced users. Thanks for taking the time.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the info!

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                  • #10
                    When I get A brand new tracker, the first thing to do is Read F.A.Q., This will let you know how to be selective to your needs to maximize ratio from scratch, If you have A tracker like IPT or MyA with Free leech and bonus points that are collected over time then you want A different strategy than A tracker that doesn't offer anything but Donation to boost your total upload, Such as (TL) and others.

                    For A tracker like IPT or MyA with Free leech and(or) bonus points that are collected over time-

                    This is A good way to build grate upload fast, Find free leech HD 264(Seed Most) 4 to 6 GB movie(s) with leeches, The newer the better, These will seed most often out of what you will grab first But also you want to get 20 or 30 vary small size torrents, in this case the smaller the better and More more more but stay under 2 GB in size so you don't DL to much. These will acquire a percentage of bonus each hour they seed(even if no one leeches) and that's going to be A nice bit of bonus points after say 3 days of running then you can trade bonus for upload cred 5GB, 10GB, depends on tracker your using but It's the way I have started and kept effortlessly all my bonus friendly trackers.

                    And for Trackers offering no Free Leech or bonus--

                    You have to be More selective and check often for new popular torrents to be posted. With this in mind you all so want to grab A torrent that will seed consistently and for this we need some size I grab A (3GB) or close, and it Has to be New or as close as you can get(some trackers have wait times(TL) it's OK if Movie/show/game Is new and will attract future Downloaders. And then you want to grab 2 or 3 new episodes of popular tv shows, These are small in size and seed fairly well(for about 2 or 3 days) then less often but good for boost if left for 1 week or so, then get new episode and do it again. The most important thing to do "Other than being vary selective" is be patient and find A way to donate in A crunch. I hope this helps, just some guideline like things I do that help't me vary much.
                    Last edited by SteviLGenius; March 19, 2013, 06:03 PM.

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                    • #11
                      When you say "Make sure your client is connectable" can you please tell me what should i do to check if my client is connectable. I think there might be some problem with my client as I cannot seed to whole lot of leechers. TY

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                      • #12
                        Nice tips
                        We buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like.

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                        • #13
                          Awesome tips man, will definitely be helpful to many.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MadafakinBATMAN View Post
                            When you say "Make sure your client is connectable" can you please tell me what should i do to check if my client is connectable. I think there might be some problem with my client as I cannot seed to whole lot of leechers. TY
                            Here is a link to a guide here in T-I that can explain it far better than I ever could.

                            http://www.torrent-invites.com/misce...nnectable.html

                            ---------- Post added at 03:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:14 PM ----------

                            Originally posted by MadafakinBATMAN View Post
                            When you say "Make sure your client is connectable" can you please tell me what should i do to check if my client is connectable. I think there might be some problem with my client as I cannot seed to whole lot of leechers. TY
                            Sorry for the second reply. I figured I should probably share some more links in the interest of being thorough. Here is some more information from sources other than T-I on becoming connectable. Also I should mention that most private trackers will tell you if you are connectable. On many of them right near my username I will see the word connectable. These are links I got from simply using the search term "torrent becoming connectable" in google. Hopefully one of these will be useful for you. Good luck mate.

                            BitTorrent How to become connectable
                            How to become connectable - TMB Wiki
                            How can i see at u torrent if i am connectable ? - Yahoo! Answers (A Yahoo answer on how to check if you are connectable in uTorrent.)
                            How to be Connectable all the time!
                            And last but not least here is a link to my favorite nUb tut: http://www.torrent-invites.com/showthread.php?t=237584

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                            • #15
                              Great info thanks!

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