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Getting Started Using LimeWire + WireShare Tips on getting started with LimeWire. Also a place to seek help getting started. Includes the original LimeWire Pirate Edition thread, with the most up to date LPE installer packages on the internet including File_Girl's LPE version, and WireShare the most upgraded version of them all.

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Old November 12th, 2008
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Hi everybody,

This is a quote I find at the beginning of every sub forum I click on:

"Hello Alex2507,
Our records indicate that you have never posted to our site before! Why not make your first post today by saying hello to our community in our Introductions forum."

I looked around pretty good and decided that this must be the Introductions forum. I was just hoping that this first post would make that whole page stop appearing every time I click on anything including User CP. I'm brand new to LW and dumb as a stump about computers but am familiar with this type of forum. Later I think I will list my gear in my sig but for now I am just hoping to be able to click on a thread and not have to scroll past the The Declaration of Independence to get to what I want.

If there is an Introduction forum that I missed completely and this post gets moved, please PM me, otherwise I'll never find it again. I have downloaded LW successfully and figured out how to get my hands on 1/2 a dozen songs. I don't really understand this P2P and sharing business. My first impression is that if you don't share, you can't download. Some file sizes (5611 Kb?) are a clue that no matter what song you're after, that size file won't work. There's that nonsense at the top of every search talking about orgasms. I blocked those two hosts. I take it that T3 is better than T1. Broadband is best? I have Cox High Speed Cable. A cNET user review cautioned against downloading anything that is all in lower case letters. I am only interested in music and noticed a downloaded song breaking up during playback while the computer was busy. I take it a sound card would help me by lowering the noise floor? Lastly, what is the Gnutella/LW forum rift about? I just thought it was odd that I had to register twice.

I didn't mean to start on any of these topics before doing some reading. One last thing, most everything has 4 stars under quality. Some things have a check mark. What does that mean?

Hopefully the pleasure won't be all mine,
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my first post too, hopefully this works, cuz this website seems difficult to use compared to other forums
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The larger the forum, the more difficult it can be to navigate. The Forum Jump (drop down menu) is a good way of seeing which section you need to go to.

The forums are broken up into these sections: 1. Gnutella Client programs help sections (eg: LimeWire, Phex, etc.). __ 2. Non-english forum sections for Gnutella Client program help. __ 3. General Gnutella sections; These sections include general discussion about Gnutella Network development, Tips & Tricks with files that apply to 'all' users, Lounge which is an open discussion section, Introduction forums, fun & games section.

Alex2507, a good place to start is MAJOR TOPICS for Upload/Download HELP (click on blue link). There's links there leading to discussions about best search techniques, different types of spam & recognising spam (the one you mentioned is spam so ignore those), and other tips.

As for your User Control Panel (user CP), click on the FAQ button at top to learn more about these things. Also see post #3. Subscribed threads are usually ones you have posted to yourself, but you can always manually subscribe to any thread topic using the thread options.
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I guess I need to say Hi to all of you before I can post anything? Well, Hi Yawl
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hi neil_t .. hope you find your times on the forums beneficial & helpful. And even fun if you like the fun sections of the forums.
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So does making ones first post eliminate the "Forum Rules" info? Guess I'll find out cause this is my first post too.

Hi Yawl.
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Default also doing this 1st time

Hi Alex 25..

Y'know, it says go to the forum and select the one.. etc., but if you've never been here before, there is no way to find such forum. No button. Weird that some people think all this is intuitive, I say, it's a puzzle game that sucks up more time than its worth.

Anyway, I hope you are just fine.

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Hi, just started tonight and this is my second post, my first post was a technical problem I'm having with Limewire 5 which I hope someone answers soon.
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hi van blom & welcome to the forums. Always glad to see new faces. Hope you both enjoy & get the help you seek from gnutella forums.
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