What is my Ratio?

There is no Ratio system on KickAssTorrents. We do not record Download and Upload stats. It is useless at KickAssTorrents as we are a public site.

... but anyway, since so many people want to know ...
The Ratio is the amount that you have Uploaded divided by the amount you have Downloaded. (In general, you should try to keep this ratio > 1.) This is very important on some sites. On some sites, if you don't upload enough, you will lose your downloading privileges.

One of the many great things about KAT is that there are no rules about ratios.

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It's a question that people have.
What you say's true, but it's a complicated dynamic. When people have to calculate how each download is going to affect their ratio, then they become much more selective about what they download -- so lots of torrents will never develop a healthy swarm. Also, of course, it would totally change the tone of the site. The current system is very friendly to downloaders. I'm sure that's a big factor in KAT's popularity. You're right though, it's tough for uploaders. I don't know if you upload to other sites, but that always breathes fresh life into tired old torrents. Ah, another thing. Keeping track of ratios isn't so easy. It is only really practical on a private site. It requires a lot more work on the part of the members and puts a big strain on the servers. It would require running our own tracker ... which just creates another attack point. I think there's no way we could do what we aim to do here with a ratio system.

Thanks for speaking your mind.

Last edited by Anomolous, 7 months ago

If you are using uTorrent, click on help>show statistics. It will give you your ratio in decimal form ie 1.685 which is over a 1:1 ratio. If the number is below 1, you need to seed more.

Last edited by StitchinWitch, 1 year ago

Why you write about Ratio?

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i just started joining.
Nice seeing you guys...

By the way how can i get the high ratio
By keep seeding torrents, the more they download from you, the higher the ratio gets.

Wow, I love this site! I've just begun to use torrent filing and it is incredible! Much of what I've downloaded has been through kickass torrents.
Glad you like KAT, enjoy.

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"Ratio" doesn't refer to seed/peers. It refers to the amount uploaded compared to the amount downloaded. So if you download something once, and you manage to upload that same amount 3 times, your ratio for that torrent is 3:1. 1:1 is usually thought of a the minimum. Your ratio can be considered with respect to an individual torrent, or overall for all torrents. KAT doesn't keep statistics like that. Some clients do.

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It's alright. Just seed as much as you can -- especially for rare stuff.

how to knw how much data did i uploaded from day1?
KAT doesn't run it's own tracker, so that can't be measured accurately. Possibly you could get that data from your client, but it would have the aggregate upload/download stats.
I am not familiar to another program, but uTorrent records your ratio in the info tab!

So many reputed up-loaders. That's why I love it here. Best site so far.
I think being the best torrent site in the world enable people to leech as there are almost always people leeching and uploading at the same time.

Its too big to fail :))))
that's like saying you're to old to die :P

im looking to upload my torrents do we need a ratio requirement for that..?
Nope. biggrin No ratio requirements here at KAT.

I love to have a 1. ratio.

But this is very difficult, because when i look for a torrent, maybe has being there for two weeks, and I download it keep it open to contribute, but i notice on my 'Transmition' that i dont have people use my connection.

any suggestions?
My advice is: "Don't worry about it".biggrin
It's very good of you to keep seeding, but it's not required here at KAT. Other people who come after you will still need seeders. (I've got the same problem on a private site. Lots of other people seeding from fast connections, and no one seeds from me.)

i know it not gonna happen but there plenty of hit and run about and with ratio these hit and run will stop if there in there danger zone.....
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