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.
its like thevault.bz and others private tracker site that use ratio
Why you write about Ratio?
translated:I can not download I was just registered

IF the download button is not working you can use 'magnet link' to download a torrent & make sure you have a torrent client installed!

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shadow206776 Show comment
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 :))))
JIZAL7 Show comment
im looking to upload my torrents do we need a ratio requirement for that..?
Anomolous27.9K Show comment
Nope. biggrin No ratio requirements here at KAT.

olmo47845 Show comment
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?
Anomolous27.9K Show comment
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.)

freeden124 Show comment
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.....
LissiaVegas25 Show comment
i'm new on this site...so all these topics are interesting
KeelyHerrin24 Show comment
VERY Helpfulthump_up
GodAndUlster12.14K Show comment
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.....
Anomolous27.9K Show comment
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, 1 month ago

newbie24503 Show comment
I reckon KAT currently has the best strategy: many loyal members to keep the torrents alive.

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