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View Poll Results: Filesize Filter?
YES...Would be helpful not to have to see all those viruses! 18 43.90%
NO...I kinda like em 5 12.20%
File size filter will have many benefits including finding exactly the file size I'm after & reducing the rubbish results 18 43.90%
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Any spam filter I have ever seen has never worked as well as a little common since. Lets see what was the fact I just read O yes there are 250 viruses being written every month and a unknown number of spam files.

Now lets see I am no program writer but if I wanted to get my spyware or virus spread and I new that apps were using size filters. I think I would just make them the size of common files.


As far as a network that doesn't have spam and viruses on it I haven't found it yet. In my opinion the only thing a file size filter is going to do is block out legitimate files thus leaving less usable files to share.

But who knows I could be wrong it wouldn't be the first time nor the last.
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Old January 15th, 2006
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Well, after using the new Junk Filter for a while now I've only been able to come up with one conclusion... It's Junk! I would have been 1000 times happier with a file size filter. I'm always finding good files marked as junk that I didn't mark and files that are still displayed as good files that are the infamous virus files. It's not trainable. I've messed with dummy controls a lot and still does no good. I just find I have to mess with it even more. I think I'll just stick to older versions.
I have a theory as to why there's a junk filter vs. a file size filter. Though does anyone have any word from limewire officials as to why they refuse a simple feature?
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I don't know what difference you think a older version is going to make they still have the same search results. The older versions have no filter. Just turn it off if you don't like it or use another app.
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I saw it suggested by a FrostWire programmer last year some time (the one who designed the original junk filter), that once everybody on the gnutella network starts filtering files less than 1 MB (1,000 KB) then these sponsored companies who release these autogenerated spam will simply increase the size of their spam (which includes virii.) Sponsored companies? Google Overpeer as an example of one. I noticed the mp3 spam only showed up after the Grokster court case. And virii started to arrive in more sizes also.

However, having said that, I'm also pro a size filter. One that could define a range of sizes to search for. The more tools in our defence the better. Also would improve search techniques if a person has an idea of the size of the file they're seeking.
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Originally Posted by Only A Hobo
Like I said ... I don't care the more it gets repeated the better Mind you looking at your smiley, I don't think you're sorry atall
Ur right about that...
If there are 100 topics about the same thing, the makers of limewire will irritate about it... So they are going to fix that in a limewire function and so there are no topics needed anymore

But back to the points, yes its better, but why size filter? Why not a 'everything' filter... much better...
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Default File size filter and junk filter

They already have the tool in place. Now they can make it work right. The junk filter.....
If they would just make it filter out the file size it would work. I've tried it repeatedly in several different ways. It comes down to, if it worked right, there wouldn't be so many virus files out there. I know, I know, limewire can't help what the gunetella guys do, but it is a big part of the problem. It was one of the most popular programs, and without the filter working right, it feeds the problem and also causes people to quit using it!

Limewire people. Bottom line is, if you don't allow file size filtering specifically, people will quit using your program and sales will fail!

Everyforum now talking about file sharing says the same thing. To many viruses and junk files on limewire. It is a simple feature, I don't understand the problem since there are soooooo many requests for the program.
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It seem like it would be a simple thing to do. The filters now include:
- file extension
- words in the name
- maybe some other things.

But file size would cover a range of sizes .. a minimum size and max size.
Maybe it's too much processing for the hosts? Because each host has to handle many searches per second while he's using his computer to do other things.

But wait. The client could take the same results he gets now and filter according to file size, right?

But meanwhile you can order the results by the file size, so the biggest ones appear at the top.
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Default file size and sorting

That's something else. Every single time I have to click on file size to get it to sort. You should be able to enable the default sort. Name, size, connection type etc.
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