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, 11 months ago

Why you write about Ratio?

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Oh yeah, No Ratial Discrimination here on KAT!!!biggrinpiraterofl

Last edited by PSYCHO89, 3 days ago

My ratio is not that good (below 1) which I've always felt a bit guilty about. I recently upgraded my connection to fibre, so now I have ~20MBps upload speed. So now, I always try to upload at least 2x what I download (and often much more)to help give back to the community. It'll take time, but it's worth it.

It's great that KAT don't keep a tally on ratio, but it's still a good idea to be aware of it, and increase it whenever possible. It makes sense and helps keep the torrent alive.

Last edited by raindogman, 3 weeks ago

thanks for seeding back inlove

So ratio were is not a big deal per to say, right?
just statistic... more or less.
yes its show you how you seed back from what you gain (download)

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.

thanks ..anyway i always keep my ratio >1.5 love seeding biggrinloltitter
Ratio: 0.424 but I have 100-200 kB/s Upload

Last edited by Sr.Dr4cuLa, 1 month ago

Didn't understand what you want to say ? can you explain what happens with your ratio ?
I can't seed for long time and and only at low speed so I'm amazed I have such "high" ratio.
It's your up-load speed. mine is low to. I plan on looking into how to speed up my up-load speed. Thank you for this post and I hope this helps.

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