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« on: November 08, 2010, 11:29:41 pm »

This topic would make a good 'sticky'.

Choose your first few files carefully! ! !

As your first downloads, do NOT under any circumstances download a file that has only 1 or 2 seeders and no other downloaders.  Only after you have a decent ratio should you be looking at large files and files with 1 or 2 seeders and no other downloaders.  Until then, choose popular files only.  This is really the best for you in the long run.  

As a first download, make sure you pick a file that is small (under 500 MB) that has lots of other downloaders.  After you have finished downloading the file, make sure you leave your Bit Torrent client open until you have uploaded MORE than you downloaded.  Try to keep an upload ratio per file at 1.1  (110%) and build up a bit of a buffer, sort of like bits in the bank for future use.

Make sure you are connectable.

If you only do one thing on this list, make sure that you have properly installed your Bit Torrent client on your home network and provide it with information of an open port.  This is a multiple step process that is not really an option.  If you do not forward a port (telling your router/modem which port it should open for you), many other members of the swarm (other downloaders) will not be able to connect to you and request packets from you.  The result of this will be a less than good ratio and you will end up loosing your download privileges.  I repeat, this is really not an option, if you are serious about being a member of our website.

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 05:21:12 pm »

We have a policy of "Fair Sharing" here at GT.ru. Simply, this means you give back at least a small portion of what you take. The more you take the larger the required amount to be given back to the site.

Below are links to other topics that will help Guest understand the basics of GT.ru and P2P sharing in regards to our minimum ratio requirements.

New Member/Low Ratio Trouble


Starters Guide:

http://forum.gaytorrent.ru/index.php?topic=707.0

Ratio Minimums Explained:

https://www.gaytorrent.ru/rationator.php

Problems with Ratio:

http://forum.gaytorrent.ru/index.php?topic=6036.0

Downloading Rules :

http://tracker.gaytorrent.ru/rules.php#96
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 02:07:47 am »

Hi,
This may seem like a stupid question... but I guess I am having trouble with the "connectable" part of the above recommendations...
I can download torrents just fine from gaytorrent.ru, and I leave them sitting in utorrent, ready to seed, seemingly forever.. but none of them do anything.  I don't know if I am using the wrong settings or what.  I download from other torrent sites and can seed just fine with them.. and I would love to be a good seeder at gaytorrent, but I just can't get any of my torrents to seed.  Please help.. thank you very much.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 04:59:23 am »

When using uTorrent, you must first know the port number that your settings specify for your torrent usage. You can obtain this information within uTorrent as follows:

1) Click "Options"
2) Click "Preferences"
3) Down the left side, click "Connection"
4) Note the port number that is listed in the box for your connections
5) Make sure that "Enable UPnP port mapping", "Enable NAT-PMP port mapping", and "Add Windows Firewall exception" are checked
6) Make sure that "Randomize each port start" is *NOT* checked, as this will cause the port number to change every time uTorrent is opened.
7) Click "OK"

Once this is complete, you are ready for your next step. The next step is to verify the make and model of your DSL/Cable modem, as well as any third-party router that you are using. When armed with this information, you can get detailed instructions and a walk-through on how to configure your port forwarding correctly from hxxp://www.portforward.com/

My only gripe about the site is that at times (such as when you select the make and model of your DSL/Cable modem or router, you will see ads that cover the page asking you to purchase their PF Config software. When these pages come up, look in the right corner for your clicking spot to close out of the window. It will read "Click here to skip this advertisement..." Once you do this, it will allow you to continue down the path of setting up the forwarding for the TCP and UDP port number that you noted in your uTorrent configuration to your computer.

If you run into problems with this, I can do my best to try and help you out with them. You can always send me a PM for further assistance if you would like, or can reply in the forum in case someone other than myself may be available to assist you further.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 08:30:11 pm »

Hi MrMazda...
Thank you so much for the reply.  I did everything you said.  Had no problems with the actual port forwarding.. but still no success in utorrent.
I have other torrents that have downloaded from another site seeding in utorrent, which are uploading just fine, at speeds of 10-150 kBps... but NONE of the ones downloaded from gaytorrent.ru are uploading at all... except for one file uploading VERY VERY slowly, between 0-2 kBps. 
I will PM you too... but just wanted to post the update here in case anyone else has ideas.
Again thank you so much for your help with this.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 09:40:39 pm »

Hi MrMazda...
Thank you so much for the reply.  I did everything you said.  Had no problems with the actual port forwarding.. but still no success in utorrent.
I have other torrents that have downloaded from another site seeding in utorrent, which are uploading just fine, at speeds of 10-150 kBps... but NONE of the ones downloaded from gaytorrent.ru are uploading at all... except for one file uploading VERY VERY slowly, between 0-2 kBps. 
I will PM you too... but just wanted to post the update here in case anyone else has ideas.
Again thank you so much for your help with this.

You are seeding torrents that are old and have many other seeders and few to zero  leachers.   That is why... You will not see fast or any upload from those.  Seed newer torrents that are in demand, which have few seeders and many leachers.

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 11:18:28 pm »

Hi MrMazda...
Thank you so much for the reply.  I did everything you said.  Had no problems with the actual port forwarding.. but still no success in utorrent.
I have other torrents that have downloaded from another site seeding in utorrent, which are uploading just fine, at speeds of 10-150 kBps... but NONE of the ones downloaded from gaytorrent.ru are uploading at all... except for one file uploading VERY VERY slowly, between 0-2 kBps. 
I will PM you too... but just wanted to post the update here in case anyone else has ideas.
Again thank you so much for your help with this.

Hello, I have the exact same issue, I keep downloading files from several torrent sites, but only the ones from this site do not seed. I am also using utorrent, and whatever file I choose, it hardly seeds. I don't think I only have files with no leechers. I think I have a real issue. It is not the case with files from other torrent sites...
Can you help me further in PM maybe?
Thanks!

nbea016
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 12:34:06 am »

Hi MrMazda...
Thank you so much for the reply.  I did everything you said.  Had no problems with the actual port forwarding.. but still no success in utorrent.
I have other torrents that have downloaded from another site seeding in utorrent, which are uploading just fine, at speeds of 10-150 kBps... but NONE of the ones downloaded from gaytorrent.ru are uploading at all... except for one file uploading VERY VERY slowly, between 0-2 kBps. 
I will PM you too... but just wanted to post the update here in case anyone else has ideas.
Again thank you so much for your help with this.

Hello, I have the exact same issue, I keep downloading files from several torrent sites, but only the ones from this site do not seed. I am also using utorrent, and whatever file I choose, it hardly seeds. I don't think I only have files with no leechers. I think I have a real issue. It is not the case with files from other torrent sites...
Can you help me further in PM maybe?
Thanks!

nbea016


Out of the 10 plus you are seeding all but two have zero leechers.   You can look by clicking on your username  in the blue bar a the top of the page.  So that is the issue.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 08:40:44 pm »

When using uTorrent, you must first know the port number that your settings specify for your torrent usage. You can obtain this information within uTorrent as follows:

1) Click "Options"
2) Click "Preferences"
3) Down the left side, click "Connection"
4) Note the port number that is listed in the box for your connections
5) Make sure that "Enable UPnP port mapping", "Enable NAT-PMP port mapping", and "Add Windows Firewall exception" are checked
6) Make sure that "Randomize each port start" is *NOT* checked, as this will cause the port number to change every time uTorrent is opened.
7) Click "OK"

Once this is complete, you are ready for your next step. The next step is to verify the make and model of your DSL/Cable modem, as well as any third-party router that you are using. When armed with this information, you can get detailed instructions and a walk-through on how to configure your port forwarding correctly from hxxp://www.portforward.com/

My only gripe about the site is that at times (such as when you select the make and model of your DSL/Cable modem or router, you will see ads that cover the page asking you to purchase their PF Config software. When these pages come up, look in the right corner for your clicking spot to close out of the window. It will read "Click here to skip this advertisement..." Once you do this, it will allow you to continue down the path of setting up the forwarding for the TCP and UDP port number that you noted in your uTorrent configuration to your computer.

If you run into problems with this, I can do my best to try and help you out with them. You can always send me a PM for further assistance if you would like, or can reply in the forum in case someone other than myself may be available to assist you further.

I have a Mac and am using uTorrent.  I cannot figure out how to make myself connectable.  I've seen people try to snatch, but they cannot.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 12:06:15 pm »

To be honest, I am new to the torrent stuff. Im trying to understand the terms of seeding, leeching or whatever. Im getting there though.

I tried to download a file, but couldn't get it to open properly. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Hope reading these guides will help and make me understand how this whole thing works.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 03:07:22 pm »

jack, when you download a torrent file you need to open it it in a torrent client such as uTorrent.

Then you can download the file that the torrent refers to.

uTorrent is reasonably easy to setup. Then you assciate torrent files with program Then when you click a torrent file, uTorrent will open and ask where you want to save the file. Then it will link up with copies of the file and save them to your hard disk.

None of the files on this site are the actual files.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2015, 08:23:30 pm »

Now that they're selling computers to just about anybody, programmers have had to find ways to simplify the complex.  Dumbing down bittorrent at the programmer level in many cases means the client application (the one the downloader installs and uses) will do it's best to give as many features to the user without requiring technical knowledge such as how to open a port.  By tweaking the bittorent protocol, applications such as utorrent are able to let non-connectable users (the ones without an open port) at least connect with some members of a busy swarm.  The plus-side to opening a port is the added ability to connect to any and all members in a swarm, both connectable types and non-connectable types. 

By the way, my original message in this topic pre-dates (I believe but can easily be corrected if wrong) the softer approach to ratio requirements that this site adopted. Harsher ratio requirements require fastidious attention to detail at the user end and most of the masses would be left out if such harshness was the norm.  Not that the masses should be considered dumb, but let's be honest that there is a fairly steep learning curve when you step into concepts like swarms, seeding, ports and packets.  It's always good to have as many nerd friends as possible to help you through these moments.
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2015, 01:51:57 am »

Thank you, I always enjoy being patronised.

And in the same way I don't need to know what's going on under the bonnet of a car, I have managed to download (and upload) the odd torrent or two without having to know anything about swarms, ports or packets

Smiley (one of your dumb masses)

PS I believe they sell cars to 'just about anybody' as well
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2015, 10:11:38 pm »

OK Thank you very much for your information
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2015, 09:14:12 pm »

Dont worry, I am having the exact same problem.  I've had no problem seeding torrents to other sites before, however through this site, I am not able to actively seed.  Im able to download torrents fine, but most of my torrents sit at under 25% ratio when seeding.  Ive downloaded both new and freeleach torrents.  I am not sure as to why I am having issues either, especially with a 10mbps upload speed (I have upoaded/seeded other torrents 1.1MB/s)
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2015, 01:18:10 am »

Dont worry, I am having the exact same problem.  I've had no problem seeding torrents to other sites before, however through this site, I am not able to actively seed.  Im able to download torrents fine, but most of my torrents sit at under 25% ratio when seeding.  Ive downloaded both new and freeleach torrents.  I am not sure as to why I am having issues either, especially with a 10mbps upload speed (I have upoaded/seeded other torrents 1.1MB/s)
The 5 torrents you are seeding have many seeders and few or zero leechers and have been snatched many times.    More supply than demand, that is why you do not see much upload.

To view your torrents and to see the leechers and seeders , just click on your “Username”  in the blue bar at the top pf any GT.ru  page.   Then scroll down until you see, leaching, seeding, uploaded.   You will have to expand those (click).  Which you then should see how many leechers and seeders any torrent has.
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« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2015, 07:01:27 am »

My only advice to add to this thread is to seed everything that you download.  We all download what we like and are interested in.  For some, that may be very obscure, non-mainstream stuff.  If that is all you ever download, then I suggest you download some random freeleech torrents as well, just to give you some items that may also help you get some seeding in.  Seed all torrents until a torrent reaches a point where it has not been leeched from you in X number of days (You decide X.)  For me, if a torrent has not been leeched from me in 5 days, I remove it from my seeding torrent list.  If you use uTorrent, you can scroll across to the right and see the date you completed downloading the torrent, and a column or so later is the last active column.  When something reaches 5 days in the last active column, I remove it.  Hope this helps. 
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2015, 11:49:02 pm »

Another way of improving your ratio is to find a popular new upload of a large archive and only download one or two files (marking them "high priority might help"), so you may be one of the few 100% seeders for a while. I've uploaded surprising amounts by doing that. Because of the way multiple files are divided into "blocks," your torrent client will set aside drive space for adjacent files that you haven't selected, but they won't actually download and you can just delete them when you're done.
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2015, 12:33:43 pm »

Hi,
This may seem like a stupid question... but I guess I am having trouble with the "connectable" part of the above recommendations...
I can download torrents just fine from gaytorrent.ru, and I leave them sitting in utorrent, ready to seed, seemingly forever.. but none of them do anything.  I don't know if I am using the wrong settings or what.  I download from other torrent sites and can seed just fine with them.. and I would love to be a good seeder at gaytorrent, but I just can't get any of my torrents to seed.  Please help.. thank you very much.
I have the same problem!! I use Transmission app on a mac.
No one could explain me why?
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2015, 03:49:20 pm »

As mentioned in some of the posts above, it is likely that it has nothing to do with your torrent client, nothing to do with your settings, nothing to do with the tracker, nothing to do with this site. It's just that everyone who wants some of the post has got their fill. There are no people wanting to download right now.

If you have enough torrent slots, just leave your torrents seeding. I had one that was picked up yesterday, two weeks after I'd finished a reseed.

If you need a slot to download or seed a new torrent, pause one of your other torrents. Start it again if it seems a better ratio booster.

Checkout your torrent history and choose ones which have leechers. Otherwise just let things run while you get on with other stuff. You might be surprised how you ratio increases while you are not looking Smiley
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