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prettypugs July 15th, 2005 09:34 AM

not getting what I thought I had downloaded
 
Why is it, when I am downloading something, it turns out to be something completely different????

This is VERY FRUSTRATING!

Lord of the Rings July 15th, 2005 10:15 AM

It could be due to these things:

1. autogenerated spam results
2. Incorrectly labelled file. Some people do this on purpose ... they're jerks!

Learn to use Bitzi Web Lookup ... to see if the file exists on their database. If not, add it to help others know it's a poorly labelled file or other.

ukbobboy01 July 15th, 2005 10:46 AM

Prettypugs

This is one of the problems with P2P networks, because there is no central control, just thousands of individuals with their PCs, you will find files with wrong names, viruses, ads or just a large file of nothing.

People are strange and P2P-ing can sometimes bring that strangeness closer than you would really want.

However, I believe you can confirm a files authenticity using Bitzi.com, I’ve not used it myself or sure how it works but others in the forum always recommend it.

Here is the URL to the “Bitzi”instructions:

http://www.gnutellaforums.com/showth...threadid=37676




UK Bob


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