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nosleepno October 10th, 2006 04:05 AM

how I search for hard to find stuff
I have found I have the best luck using the all file types tab.... what I will do is enter a search something like: *sublime*badfish*.mp3
or: *rolling*stones*.mp3

You get the idea... it works great for me.
also use the "get more results" as many times as necessary, and sometimes it takes alot of times.

Sleepless October 10th, 2006 01:08 PM

@ nosleepno

Just curious, but what is your success rate for downloads?

I just tried that Rolling Stones thing and got what is probably 2000 fake files and 3 legit ones. 2003 results. Tried some samples and not a single one downloaded. BTW I normally just close the search, if the results go over 750 in the initial search.

nosleepno October 11th, 2006 02:21 PM

sucess rate
It's actually pretty good... the rolling stones thing was just an example.. you want to be more specific... basically just look at the way most mp3's are named, and put the name of the song you want.... using the * as variables. For example I just searched for *cake*ruby*.mp3 for the song by Cake called "ruby sees all", I got 148 results, without using the get more results thing. about half of them were obviously fake, didn't even have the keywords in them, not mp3's, etc...
The first good one I tried downloaded in 45 seconds, and was the correct file...
That is pretty typical of just about ANY song I have searched for. ANy movie also...
I don't know if it makes a difference, but I purchased Limewire Pro... actually I know it makes a difference, cause the pro works WAY better than the regular one, for me at least.... thanks, to the people that wrote this software


Sleepless October 11th, 2006 03:56 PM

Well I agree with you completely about PRO being better :)

I tried with other stuff as well and got more junk than searching under audio

You do know that limewire does not recognise * as anything right?

try cake ruby under audio. Add .wma to the keywordfilter first

Sleepless October 11th, 2006 04:49 PM

Did a little test :wink:

Attachment 2964

1: Audio. All fake

2: All Files. All fake

3: All Files. 2 legit

4: Audio. 10 Legit including a 320 kbps result

Like I said in the guide. Exhaust all possibilities :D

I still kinda proved your point though since I had to change the keywords

nosleepno October 12th, 2006 07:16 PM

thats weird...
2 Attachment(s)
I already got .wma on the ignore list, as well as a few ip's on the block list.
seems like i get different results when using cake*ruby*.mp3 than if i just use cake ruby .mp3 , in the all types search...
see attached pics for details...

sporanzo November 23rd, 2006 09:26 AM

I discovered one day that if you type in the artist and album name only you get much better results when searching for something you're having particular spam probs with. Or even just the album. I've been searching before and had hundreds of spam results, downloaded about ten different ones and all were spam. I typed just the album name and only a few results came up but they were all good.

Obvious problem is it only works if the song is already on an album!

deckerd26354 December 10th, 2006 08:36 PM

...It may be just me, but I've noticed that within the last couple of months, a *lot* more hosts are offline than before...??

crista311 December 13th, 2006 07:45 PM

HOw come there is a red writing that I cannot delete.
how can I delete it?

natalie roach January 4th, 2007 12:01 PM

well since iam a new member i wouldnt really know exactly what to expect but i am a oldies fan and iam hoping that i would get the songs i have been longing for like the manhattans regina belle patti labelle taylor dane aretha anita baker toni braxton whiney houston lisa lisa lisa, paula abdul janet jackson michael jackson the isley brothers,and so many others

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