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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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Anomolous29.93K
It's a question that people have.
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SimianLine407
Why you write about Ratio?
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StitchinWitch40.66K
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, 8 months ago

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Anomolous29.93K
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, 4 months ago

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How ratio help us?
No ratio here at KAT. Don't worry about it. Just have fun.

Keeping it public it's an awesome thing. I think it even helps to exist more "positive ratios".
Now my upload seed : peer = 1.000 but 3 /3 seed/peer lol. so no download still now. lol
"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.

1:1 is a good ratio?
It's alright. Just seed as much as you can -- especially for rare stuff.

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