What is this? '96 FTPing? Ratios? I thought those went out a long time ago. I HATE ratios.
I share about 5,000 files (now that I have DSL) about 40GB worth of data. I'm sure not ALL of those would be considered "useful", but that doesn't mean that people don't download them. I try to house as much obscure and hard to find stuff, 'cause that's why I like, and since it's hard to find, I try to make a little bit easier. So, since I have a lot of hard to find stuff that *most* people won't download, does that mean I should get a lower rating? Or, does that one person who has been searching for an obscure file for a week, and finally gets it from me mean that I am serving a MORE useful file than the latest Britney Spears track?
And there are anti-freeloader measures in place. I love them. That's one of the top three reasons I use LimeWire. I have my freeloader limit set pretty high in an attempt to encourage people to share more.
And as far as the anti-greedy-******* feature, LimeWire 2 has a maxinum files per user setting. I use to hate when people would download 20 files from me AT ONCE, 'cause it's denying others from downloading. So, I would sit there and constantly stop their transfers and let other people get some stuff.
I don't think anyone would play this like a role playing game, but instead move to another, less annoying program or network.
Lastly, I sure as hell don't want LimeWire posting on a site that I shared the most files in a month. That's one HUGE red flag to the RIAA (HEY, THIS GUY IS SHARING A LOT OF FILES, IF WE TAKE HIM OUT, WE CAN CRIPPLE GNUTELLA). No thank you ... I'd rather NOT be singled out and rewarded for sharing a large number of files. There is some strength in obscurity.