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Seeder Thread 2

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ITT: Post your seed ratio! Also general seeding discussion, such as what you are currently seeding, how to optimize hardware/programs for seeding, and the ethics of seeding.

>Why should I bother seeding on public trackers, since there is no benefit to me?
The way people act online is often analogous to how they act offline. By seeding, you are affirming that you will help others without expecting anything in return, which contributes to a healthy and high-trust society. Additionally, all of the people you are seeding for share your interests!
>Do I need a VPN to seed?
That depends on your location and the content you seed. In first-world countries, it is typically prudent to use a VPN while torrenting. Even cheap, low-end VPNs work for their intended purpose in this case.
>I have slow internet, should I bother seeding?
Yes! Especially for a torrent that is not well-seeded, you can make the difference between its life and death.
>What is a good seed ratio?
As high as you can realistically achieve. Since torrent clients automatically manage seeding, many users opt to leave their torrent client running in the background regardless of seed ratios or upload speeds. However, if torrents are completely consuming your upload bandwidth and interfering with other tasks, it is simple to limit upload speeds in any torrent client. Additionally, it is possible in programs like qBitTorrent to automatically pause or remove torrents after reaching a specified ratio, such as 2.00, 3.00, 5.00, etc., if this is desired.
>What is the advantage of using a seedbox?
Seedboxes offer drastically increased upload speeds, 24/7 uptime, and can earn you points in private trackers. Some benevolent individuals also use these to keep their favorite public torrents alive and healthy, usually with a limit on their upload speed.
>What are private trackers and how do I get in one?
See dedicated thread: >>>/g/ptg/

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