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Considered a seeder or not?
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Hi, my friends!

I've been wondering for a few months... If I download only some files from a torrent, not all of them, will I be considered a seeder?

I don't think so, because the trackers shouldn't show me as a seeder since I don't have a 100 % complete copy! They would show me just as a peer, then?

I searched an answer on the Internet, but I'm not so sure what to think about this... And what partial seeder really means, if the concept in fact exists to begin with.

Thanks!
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I think you will be considered seeder only in the program, in the tracker you are only considered / shown as seeder if you download all torrent content. For other peers you will also appear as a peer.
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(01-10-2017, 09:22 AM)Havokdan Wrote: I think you will be considered seeder only in the program, in the tracker you are only considered / shown as seeder if you download all torrent content. For other peers you will also appear as a peer.

Thanks a lot for the answer!

Then I guess we cannot take as absolute the number of seeders that's shown in a particular moment.

I've found sometimes that when it said 0 seeders, I could actually download the torrent because there were in fact more seeders than that!
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(01-11-2017, 06:41 AM)'Valtiel' Wrote:
(01-10-2017, 09:22 AM)'Havokdan' Wrote: I think you will be considered seeder only in the program, in the tracker you are only considered / shown as seeder if you download all torrent content. For other peers you will also appear as a peer.

 

Thanks a lot for the answer!

Then I guess we cannot take as absolute the number of seeders that's shown in a particular moment.

I've found sometimes that when it said 0 seeders, I could actually download the torrent because there were in fact more seeders than that!

 



I'm talking to you using google translator, in the case of the bittorrent protocol, of course it is possible to continue the download even without seeders, as long as the other peers have needed pieces of the others, can even complete the download without having any seeder, everything will depend on the availability of the pieces in the swarm, with or without seeders.See: https://wiki.vuze.com/w/Availability
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(01-11-2017, 09:05 AM)Havokdan Wrote:
(01-11-2017, 06:41 AM)'Valtiel' Wrote:
(01-10-2017, 09:22 AM)'Havokdan' Wrote: I think you will be considered seeder only in the program, in the tracker you are only considered / shown as seeder if you download all torrent content. For other peers you will also appear as a peer.

 

Thanks a lot for the answer!

Then I guess we cannot take as absolute the number of seeders that's shown in a particular moment.

I've found sometimes that when it said 0 seeders, I could actually download the torrent because there were in fact more seeders than that!

 



I'm talking to you using google translator, in the case of the bittorrent protocol, of course it is possible to continue the download even without seeders, as long as the other peers have needed pieces of the others, can even complete the download without having any seeder, everything will depend on the availability of the pieces in the swarm, with or without seeders.See: https://wiki.vuze.com/w/Availability

Yeah, I knew that.

Thanks again and happy torrenting!
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