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Torrent Whoring : What is torrent whoring hhhmmmm i googled it and ya can see for your self...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.ph...nt%20Whore

A Torrent Whore is a BitTorrent user , who is too lazy to upload his own content, so they opt to download a torrent from another user, and use those contents to create another torrent upload in their user name.

Definition (Extended):

Instead of creating their own rips, Torrent Whores merely download other people stuff, rename it and post it again as their own. It is sad, since it generates a lot of unneeded duplicates, instead of allowing larger swarms to develop around a single posting.

They are never going to give credit where it is due, since the folks who do this are trying to make themselves into bigshot uploaders without bothering to put in any real effort.

guy1: Dude, some just uploaded your comic in their name !

guy2: WTF ?! That dude is a torrent whore !

also i would like to say that 99% of my uploads come from private trackers "just like everybodys else's" and how can you upload a private tracker into a public tracker domain...anyway when i googled "torrent whoring" i came accross one of my own torrents which someone at the time insisted that i was torrent whoring but then later apolagised..if ya want the link i will send it to you via PM as i dunno how to do a spoiler Tongue it's a link to a torrent "READ THE COMMENTS PLEASE"

Benny2guns

There is no such thing as a torrent whore in my opinion. If anything it would be someone that downloads everything just for the sake of downloading it. I'm guilty as hell. Wink
fair enough but will VF gimme my VIP skull back for so called "TORRENT WHORING" which he claims i done
almost everything that's uploaded was made by somebody else so you could say it's whoring,nothing wrong as long as you give your source credit

Benny2guns

I seriously do not get that. One person copy's a file to his hard drive from a DVD and uploads it to the net via torrenting.
One person copy's a file to his hard drive from a torrent and uploads it to the net via torrenting.
Both people have copied a file to their hard drive and then uploaded it via a torrent in order to share it with others that will do the same.
In no instance has either of these people shared anything that they have created themselves.
Make no mistake, both of these people are thieves, sorry pirates.
They both do the same thing. Because one person uses more pirated software to do it means absolutely nothing.
I would say more but I think thats enough for now.

Benny2guns

He is more than welcome here VF.

Katkwaraye

They create the containers and .torrent, I would say that doesn't really matter as much as what's in them but...

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 04:17 AM)Katkwaraye Wrote: [ -> ]They create the containers and .torrent, I would say that doesn't really matter as much as what's in them but...

Actually no they do not, they mearly use a pre-designed software package and enter the details. Thats what they all have to do and there is nothing personally creative there at all.

Katkwaraye

Yes they do, the software is just the tool. And who cares about the creativity of a .torrent? the only thing that matters about the .torrent is the creation. Creativity only matters for the content, which it is true, is not created by the uploader.

Benny2guns

Well in fact no they don't, without the software they do absolutely nothing. The software is designed in a fashion that they have no choice but to enter the correct data or it does not work. There is no personal creativity there at all. There is in fact a small amount of work involved but that is something inherent of all uploads of any type. Further more if one views it as work and then complains that they have done more work than another to get more status then I see that as dangerously elitist and everything that piracy stands against in my honest opinion.

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 05:09 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]I think you guys are missing the point.

An original uploader creates his own movie rips and makes them available as torrents.

A torrent whore just downloads an AVI movie file created by somebody else, then re-uploads it as a new torrent.

Thats exactly the the point VF, They have both done the exact same thing, they uploaded someone Else's work man. One fellow stole it from a DVD and the other fellow stole it from the same DVD uploaded from the first fellow, so what, they both stole it and uploaded it. I then download it and steal it again. If I decide to upload it again I have done nothing the first up loader did not do. Your working on an elitist model and I for one do not approve of it.

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 05:33 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]At TPB, we give green skulls to uploaders of original rips, and pink sculls to the torrent whore copycats who are just uploading "me too" copies of existing torrents.

Think of it as constructive elitism. Smile

Well that may seem like a fair thing to an elitist but I say death to all elitists and what they stand for VF. You can not adopt a system and fight against it at the same time. A trusted up loader to my mind should be someone that is known and trusted to upload files free of virus and are what they say they are. I see no point in a multi tier status system using color to distinct them other than to signify sheer volume.
someone who puts a dvd up in a torrent is creating an original torrent. someone who then simply downloads the torrent then uploads it with changing it is a torrent whore and they do exist.

many of the dupe torrents have had stuff changed.
speed, sync, bit rate etc. even putting a title in its proper place they're not done by a torrent whore. these are again original torrents.

a whore simply puts up the exact thing that was already there.

personally for me, the more whores out there the better chance of finding a torrent. i never had a problem with them.

i can see how as a mod it can be a bitch if you have to inspect the exact same upload twenty times. but as i say, it's not something that bothers me.

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 06:11 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]someone who puts a dvd up in a torrent is creating an original torrent. someone who then simply downloads the torrent then uploads it with changing it is a torrent whore and they do exist.

many of the dupe torrents have had stuff changed.
speed, sync, bit rate etc. even putting a title in its proper place they're not done by a torrent whore. these are again original torrents.

a whore simply puts up the exact thing that was already there.

personally for me, the more whores out there the better chance of finding a torrent. i never had a problem with them.

i can see how as a mod it can be a bitch if you have to inspect the exact same upload twenty times. but as i say, it's not something that bothers me.

Your opinion is valued and under free speech it is a must but I believe it is wrong myself. There can be no such thing as a torrent whore as long as the file in the torrent has been stolen in the first place.
If I make a movie on the other hand and then decide to upload it to the net via a torrent and you download it only to re-upload it as yours only to make a reputation for yourself then you have indeed done this for personal gain and in so doing you are a whore and I would be well within my rights to call you one.

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 06:52 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]At TPB, we give Trusted status (pink skull) to frequent uploaders whom we trust to upload torrents that are not fake or trojan infected.
The VIP status (green skull) is reserved for highly valued uploaders who create original torrents. The VIPs don't get the site ads when they are logged in to TPB. Instead they see additional information. Nor do they get the CAPTCHAs when they upload new torrents.

The system we use is undeniably elitist, but the users (except for Benny) seem to like it a lot. The skull icons functions as our seal of approval. A great many uploaders crave to get a skull besides their user ID.

The majority of people who still use TPB have no idea what they are. To attack someone that revels an unjust system is in fact a tactic that I once believed to be below you but I have now changed my mind, you have convinced me to. Your decisions are indeed bios sir and I for one can see it.

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 07:11 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]In that case, I suggest that you simply ignore the skull icons when you browse TPBs torrent listings.
Just don't pay any attention to them. The only thing they represent, is the hand picked favorites of TPB elitist mods such as myself.
Don't worry about it VF your no more than a pawn in a larger game.

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 07:29 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-04-2010, 07:16 AM)Benny2guns Wrote: [ -> ]Don't worry about it VF your no more than a pawn in a larger game.

Actually, I'm a Bishop. Smile

You play like a pawn, if your a bishop I have you in mate. Wink

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 07:52 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]On what basis? For trolling me in this forum?

You still don't grok how TPB functions.

Now you say I am trolling you. Who is trolling who here. None of that VF
Mod.Smile

mrmod

Keep it civilized. Rant and flame in the Sewer. Was itching to move it to File Sharing but won't, due to the popularity. Back on tpoic, What would you say is torrent whoring?/mod

To me it's as simple as taking someone else content (or .torrent file) and uploading it and taking credit for it :S

Benny2guns

(03-04-2010, 08:09 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]So why do you have a TPB account Benny?
You don't seem to like TPB, and you have never posted any torrents.

Your correct not with that one, I did have another which I did use to a small extent for a few requests. I deleted the old one by mistake actually and instead of makeing my mistake known I simple opened a new account. I have not used it yet other than to thank a few people for uploads they have done. So there now you know as does everyone else. Smile
(03-04-2010, 08:12 AM)SidewaysDan Wrote: [ -> ]Keep it civilized. Rant and flame in the Sewer. Was itching to move it to File Sharing but won't, due to the popularity. Back on tpoic, What would you say is torrent whoring?/mod

To me it's as simple as taking someone else content (or .torrent file) and uploading it and taking credit for it :S

Yes Dan I agree with you but does that not make every uploader a torrent whore? I think so. Wink
Sorry for the dubble post, my bad fellas. Wink


*Fixed it for you ; )./mod
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