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Whats A Seed, Leech And A IRC

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#1
I guess a seed is someone downloading an item and a leech is someone uploading it!

Well these are a bunch of things I see heeps of and still dont 100% know what they are
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#2
IRC = Internet Relay Chat, which is exactly what it says. You can also send files over IRC.

Seed = Someone who has completed 100% of the torrent file and are now uploading to those leechers.

Leech = Someone who has not completed the torrent file and are downloading from the other leechers and seeders.

Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


#3
So the more Seeds the faster the download speed?

So do I go for files with more Seeds or less Seeds or do i go for files with more Leeches or less
#4
The more seeds a file has the faster it should go. Thats the idea behind seeders/leechers : you arent relying on just one person/place to dl from. the more leechers that are on a file , the more strain / bandwidth is being used from the seeders. Try to find an equally balanced file ; equal number of Seeders and leechers. Best situation is more seeds than leechs.
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