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Default I Commend you non-blocker, non-banner types

I have expounded on this subject before in other threads so I won't get into it again except to say, those of you who are so worried about free loaders etc. should get off your high horse and join the network 100%. If you have it, share it. Let him who is without sin throw the first stone or something like that! And, as Only A Hobo alluded to; your upload speed does not affect your download speed. And, for those of you who cut off an upload at 99%, for shame, for shame!

Now, I need a fix. I haven't changed my options for many months so, results in my upload window caught me by surprise this morning. An IP was busy downloading and had filled my que. His/her next attempt resulted in "Greedy Servant Banned". Was it something I said, or a setting I have wrong? How do I un-ban them?
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Old December 10th, 2005
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I don't share my downloads file folder for 2 very specific reasons.
I test the files before I share them.

1. If they're archive files or possibly virus containing files, I scan them first after they are downloaded and in some cases open them and see if they are corrupted or not in which case would be a shame to share a corrupt or virus infected file would it not? And I have downloaded files that weren't of the typical virus containing zips and rars.

2. I download porn, shamelessly, though sometimes the content is comepletely different than what the filename suggests. It rarely ever happens but some discusting things shouldn't be shared (or be in existance for that matter) in which case I promptly delete it off my hard drive as I will NOT make THAT available to the network.

After these files are tested/viewed/scanned I move them into seperate folders which I do share and refresh my library thus sharing legit and in some cases correctly renamed files.

As far as the leaching problem goes, only the Limewire program itself will know for sure if someone is sharing or not. So perhaps limewire can prevent users who are not sharing by preventing them from searching or downloading till they share. Or a nice lil popup window every 5 minutes that reminds them they aren't sharing anything. Like that smiley central advert that says "SAY SOMETHING"! should be, "SHARE SOMETHING"!! But you get the idea.

Though I suppose someone could share their 115kb emoticon collection and show they're sharing 95 files! woohooooooo! I see no reason why anyone can't share 10mb. That should be the minimum and I'm being generous. I had dialup too for years and I still shared a few hundred files, over 100mb.

It is a file sharing program, not a file leaching program. And those who leach should really not use the program.
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Default MORB, I applaud your dedication to screening files before sharing!

Would that everyone would follow your lead. I don't think many realize the trash they help to spread by sharing their download folder automatically.

HOBO-I don't know for sure but I don't think the downloader is notified he/she has been banned. When I'm being greedy by trying to get seldom seen files from hosts who only log on on their birthdays I might succeed for one file but I then get "need more sources" for the others. I searched again and that host was still there with all of the files listed. I rebooted (changing my IP address) and the same thing happened. Downloaded one file and the rest "needed more sources" This could be a fluke though.

In the same vein, I guess I really don't understand "need more sources". You do a search and the host is listed with the files he/she is sharing. Try to download a file and NMS msg. Do a new search and the host is still listed. Are they just pretending to share? If LW lists their files they must be online because you can also browse them. How would they list files yet not share them?

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