said by brianiscool:Why would you use a client that has no upload? That severely limits your download speed by preventing you from connecting to many peers at once. If you're concerned about a cap, you can limit your upload speeds, or schedule them during hours when you have no cap.
I use an old client which hasn't been updated for awhile. It has no upload and always works great. Now they are adding ADs I am not interested in their software.
Yes, that makes sense. Let's advertise in a place where many users are trying to avoid paying for things. That's an excellent business plan.
Also many pirates very much dislike ads.
Some even download TV shows from torrents because they don't include ads.
Transmission, rTorrent and a ton of others do the same without ads. Or users will just opt to not upgrade.
Or they won't notice because they have so many things blocked at the router/hosts file already.
Some people will go very far to not see advertisements.
Root of the Advertising problem The biggest problem is that ads (aka: tricking, convincing, selling, cramming utter bullsh*t in our faces, brainwashing, tracking, targeting) people into buying crap is far more profitable than making products and services that are actually worth buying.
Re: Root of the Advertising problem
said by buzz_4_20:That's bullshit and you know it. If people didn't want to see a movie or listen to a song they wouldn't be pirating it.
The biggest problem is that ads (aka: tricking, convincing, selling, cramming utter bullsh*t in our faces, brainwashing, tracking, targeting) people into buying crap is far more profitable than making products and services that are actually worth buying.
Re: Root of the Advertising problem I don't believe you understood the point of that post.
Yes people want to watch movies and shows, yes they will pirate that content, that's not what that post was about.
Look at how hard crappy products, services and media are advertised.
Look at the giant ad push for movies that are just plain crap.
Look at the ad pushes of junk pop music.
You think those "Beats by Dre" headphones would stand on their own merit?
Or that people would buy Air Jordans based on the quality and workmanship of the shoe alone?
What happened to just making the best product and letting it do the talking for itself.
The best quality food items don't come from the store with the big lights, loud commercials and flyers in the paper. It comes from the local farm stand or farmers market.
People didn't see this coming with waffles.fm/what.cd bans? I'm surprised people didn't see this coming, what with waffles.fm and what.cd engaging in sweeping arm bans of all clients except uTorrent.
Azureus, an arguably better client with more granular configuration options (Vuze in classic mode) was banned and the authors of Azureus said, "hey, guys, we'll fix your issue... talk to us?"
People posted in their forums with speculations that someone somewhere was getting kickbacks as the sites seemed to be pushing people on the inferior uTorrent yet those threads were always deleted and/or immediately locked.
Re: People didn't see this coming with waffles.fm/what.cd bans?
said by lester2:Yea, there was a period where everything but uTorrent was banned, where everyone was forced to use it and anyone that pointed out that the bans were crazy was banned from those sites.
Some versions of ÃÂµtorrent are banned on What.cd too. qBittorrent, Deluge, Transmission and rtorrent are good clients that are still ok to use.