Sign in to follow this  
bitTorrentIdentity

Why Do I See "this Topic Is Locked"

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

I just posted a question in another forum, got an answer which I'm mostly happy with but leaves one question unanswered (for me anyway).  However the admin just gave a reply and then immediately locked the topic  --  so instead of seeing "Reply to this topic" I see "This topic is locked".  I don't want to re-post the question which is pretty much answered.  I can't see any way to contact the admin and I can't reply to the topic.  How should I proceed? 

 

BTW - sorry if I'm being an annoying new user - "Why did you immediately lock my topic?" is my second ever post!  ;-)

 

For information (the following information really doesn't belong in this thread) the admin said you cannot be 100% certain that a client is downloading only from you [i.e. even if they download 100% of the torrent, they may still be downloading from multiple peers] and all I wanted to ask is: I accept the client may be downloading 100% from me and also downloading from other peers, but do you know what sort of client would do that when the out-of-the box setting for uTorrent (and every other torrent application I know of) is to connect to as many peers in the swarm as possible?  You must admit this is unusual behaviour for a client, especially when all the others in the swarm behave in a different way.  I can't understand why the other peer is doing it.

 

Anyway, back on topic if a thread gets locked for no apparent reason, what should I do?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The number of factors that affect how much a given downloader will download from a given seed is long enough and varied enough that ANY attempt to micromanage the behavior in BitTorrent from the seed end will result in a lot of things that the micromanager won't expect.

Your suggestion wasn't locked for "no apparent reason"

It was locked because the original request was either unworkable or based on a misunderstanding of how BitTorrent as a protocol actually works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this