First off, if you’re here to complain, look for the thread above / below where the current disscussion is going on.
The point of this thread is to generate a large interest in seeding, becoming seedboxes and more. Just going to give a small FAQ below as to what seeding is, security measures and whatsnot.
So, what is Seeding exactly?
Seeding is the practise of allowing others to download the content you already have. By doing this, you contribute to a bigger system, giving everyone greater download speeds on that download. Suddenly those not so speedy speeds, become incredibly fast.
B-b-but security?! I can get viruses?!
No, you can’t. And if you’re unsure that the torrent is legit or not, you can compare the md5 hashes. If they’re the same, it’s the same file and it’s legit (Maybe a suggestion to post the hash on gmod.org for each file, for people to compare).
Torrenting is safe. If you suggest limewire is safer, you’re an idiot, get out.
So, how do I help seed?
Pretty straightforwards. After your download has completed, it will say seeding. Most people at this point hit the stop button. Don’t stop it, just let it seed. That’s all there is to it.
So what is a seedbox exactly then?
A seedbox is a server dedicated to seeding, by this you load it up the ass with torrents, and simply seed seed seed allowing the maximum upload speed. Because of this, everyone enjoys greater speeds.
Is this legal?
Durp. Of course it is, we’re not hosting any illegal content. Torrenting / Seedboxes are only illegal if used to host ILLEGAL CONTENT.
So, with all the above out of the way, lets get everyone involved in seeding. I’ll have two boxes up myself seeding most of the front page stuff at the moment, however I’m suggesting a method of getting most of the working (see: Non outdated) content on active seedboxes. Garry has already suggested that maybe some scripts should be made to support this, but first we need interest.
I’ll be providing seedboxes, and I’m aware that compwhizzi has two also. If you wish to support this trend, post your name below, and we’ll get a small ring set up dedicated to supplying Gmod content for everyone.