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Old August 11th, 2001
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Question What does the score mean? + More

I've been using Limewire for a few weeks now, and I've downloaded tons of stuff. The Score column in search has always read 100.

Earlier this morning, the score was 75 on all of the results. Now it is back to being 100, but I'm curious as to what the score is?

I looked through the user guide and the faq and I could find no answer.

Also, what does it mean when the ip address (location) is in red. I have personally found that these red locations always download very well, but the black ones never do.

Finally, I have been downloading a lot of stuff and the downloads were always working fine (there would be a few couldn't downloads, but nothing major).

Now I have been running a search, getting over 100 results, and choosing to try to download about 20 of these files to have at least one be successful. I've done this 4 times in the past two days, and it always reads couldn't download. This seems very odd and bizarre to me. It is not even working in those red locations.

I tried another search (for a different file) and was able to initiate a successful download in one attempt.

What is the problem here? Is there any way that limewire or gnutella automatically filters certain searches and inhibits downloads? I checked to see if I had any filters on personally that would inhibit this search, but I did not.

Thanks for reading. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I've been using Limewire for a few weeks now, and I've downloaded tons of stuff. The Score column in search has always read 100.

Earlier this morning, the score was 75 on all of the results. Now it is back to being 100, but I'm curious as to what the score is?

I looked through the user guide and the faq and I could find no answer.
I seems that the score is the percentage of words matched in your search phrase. If your search phrase consists of 4 words and the filename contains all 4 words you get a score of 100. If it only contains 3 out of the 4 words you get a score of 75. The calculation of the score might be a bit more advanced, but I haven’t been able to find any information on that either.

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Also, what does it mean when the ip address (location) is in red. I have personally found that these red locations always download very well, but the black ones never do.
If the IP address is red then the computer is usually sitting behind a firewall or using a "private" IP address which can't be addressed on the Internet, which might make it more difficult for you to get files from that machine (but obviously not in your case). If you are behind a firewall yourself you probably can't get any files from a computer with a red IP address.

I haven't got an answer for your last question... sorry!
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"What is the problem here? Is there any way that limewire or gnutella automatically filters certain searches and inhibits downloads? I checked to see if I had any filters on personally that would inhibit this search, but I did not."

LimeWire does not inhibit downloads. You can choose to filter out searches with certain words, phrases, etc., but LW won't stop you from downloading something. The only viable answer to your question that I can muster is this: If you try to download something during a busy time of the day (internet peak time), you will find few hosts accepting new connections (their upload slots are full), and thus you will get the "Couldn't Download" message after a few automated attempts. Also, make sure that you are sharing your files, which I'm sure isn't a problem.

This isn't really directed at you Fred, but to others who may be reading this. One of the main problems plaguing the Gnutella network is that there are too many freeloaders who are not sharing files. They download things like crazy, but won't share anything themselves. As a result, all of the people who are sharing try to go and download something and end up not being able to download anything! To ensure a higher quality network, make sure you have antifreeloader features turned on in you LW options (Tools>Options, Advanced Tab).

Everyone who shares on the Gnutella network should do this to make the network better. And if you're not sharing, please share! :-)
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Unhappy you misunderstood

First off, let me say that I am always sharing at least 300 files and I use a cable, so I am not one of those freeloaders (I filter freeloaders).

My problem is that I can download files from any other search, but not this one particular one. I have tried 7 different sessions now.

It is very peculiar. I am usually downloading/uploading big movie files and haven't found any problem, and even though these files are large (150mb to 600 mb depending on which version I try to download), I've downloaded other large files without this type of problem.

Granted, I dont expect every download I try to work. But when I try 200 different locations and get no response on 7 different occasions, I start to wonder what the hell is going on.

Everything else works fine. It's very disturbing.
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I did not mean to imply that you were a freeloader. If you feel that I did, I apologize. I've had days where I got hardly any successful downloads, but your case is just plain bizzarre. What particular file were you looking for? If I try to get it and it doesn't work with me either, well...... we won't jump to any conclusions. Give me the specific file name you are having trouble with, and we'll go from there. :- )
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I dont want to get myself in trouble, but I'll just say I was trying to download a new American movie about pie. I wanted 2 get it in .avi form, but I also tried .mpeg and .asf. I dont care if it is in 2 parts or 1, I tried it all.

Dont try downloading a ~45 MB avi file claiming to be the full thing or a ~99 MB mpeg part 1 of 2 (or the counterpart for that file - a small mpeg claiming to be part 2 of 2)

If it's the real thing it will probably be at least more than 100 MB if split into parts...

Thanks for your help!
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I've tried, and I am attaining the same results. There aren't too many copies of it yet, though. That is, at least, when you compare it to other released films. You can find older films everywhere.

There is the possibilty that this is a hot item. Many people may also be trying to get it. Have you ever had two people try to download the same file from you? I have, and LW will give the other person the same response as if all the upload slots were being used. Two downloads of the same file cannot occur. "Waiting Xs for x busy" is the typical message in LW. So if other people are trying to get these files too (which is probably true because of this film's recent release and immense popularity) I would say that the problem is too much demand and too little supply. :-)
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It's on the search tab. I've attached a picture to show you where it is. :-)
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i got american pie 2 the full version. now if you can solve the problem ive been complaining about then your problem will be solved. that is figure out how to brows a specific ip address, namely me. then you can get it.
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Question what's the address?

what is your IP address?
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