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Offline Plum

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2016, 10:44:15 am »
This thread title nearly sounds like a soap opera title. But I guess here we have "The Plum and the Restless." <g>

And as I said, I'll accept.

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2016, 11:16:19 am »
the yellow squares under your name should mean you should see a new part of the forum at the bottom..

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2016, 07:37:08 am »
Now what? I see the new forums and looked around. What would you like from me that I haven't shared already?

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2016, 08:50:29 am »
Please don't turn the whole thing into an against-your-will chore, if and when you feel you want to work in any of your ideas and even new ideas in fine detail then we can go ahead but my main priority is to get you guys testing Ourmx and working on a fix list for me so we can move towards a release in some controlled fashion, to that end i am working on a version for you guys so a bit of self participation might be in order to size up the others whom are also hiding out in the shadows atm,, its seems a free area for us to chat as humens and get some work done is now a place of fear or dread  :lol:

Jump in when your ready until then I will continue to post items and support data that can be studied and then we can get on with the big picture work and discuss the way ahead and how we are going to deliver it ,  this cannot be a one way street however I need the support you guys can offer but i understand that folks need to find their feet and sort out other working relationships amongst themselves.

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2016, 11:03:39 am »
Sure, I'll be glad to test. I just don't know what to do in terms of suggestions. I've given most of mine, and am not sure how understood they are. I don't want things to become acrimonious.

There are a number of ways to reduce abuse, and it isn't just about deliberate attackers. You may see more individual types of abuse, like hacked/modified clients for selfish people which go as far as hack values in memory to create things that are normally not possible. That was what I mentioned before. It isn't about checking all fields and stats of other users for the sake of stopping big attackers, since they will want to look as close to the real version as they can. The reason to check all the stats and fields are to look for other types of abuse that aren't as bad but not as good. I mean, they are not going to put incorrect or impossible information unless it serves a specific goal, like those who have 50 slots open out of a total of 0 slots in all -- logically and mathematically, that makes no sense. ("Out of" or "per" really means "divided by" and you cannot divide by zero.) So they deliberately hacked their client or used a 3rd-party tool to try to deliberately deceive clients that had anti-leech software.

Then the argument on leeching is, "But maybe they just want to chat." True, so that gives me a possible thought. Why not a loosely-coupled chat network? I mean, why not the ability to join the chat portion of the network without joining the file portion? Thus they can chat without giving or getting files. Or even use them for routing, relays, or hub management without them having any direct ties to the file-sharing part. Thus if there is any integrated leech prevention, it doesn't have to harm those who mainly want to chat, or don't mind their bandwidth being used for other tasks that help the network. So they cannot show up in download lists but will be able to chat, etc.

And another "leech" scenario is when someone owns an entire network but only have files on some of the machines. So they might want to download with the empty machine while hosting with another machine. So if someone really wants to block leeches without blocking those who share on other machines from what they download from, it would take some artful coding to be sure. It would not be fair to block those who do share using other equipment. There could be a way to prove one has another machine like that, but I am not sure that is a good precedent either (may make them more vulnerable to our enemies). The ones who run multiple connected machines are doing a service if they share on at least 1 machine.

Yet, if folks are going to use leech filtering, I'd rather it be in the program than a 3rd party option, since 3rd party can introduce bugs, crashes, etc., and possibly introduce vulnerabilities to the entire network. And it seems that most of the time, leeches only take bandwidth and don't give much back, but the worst concern is that the leeches may be disruptors, RIAA, MPAA, etc. So there are quite a bit of concerns when one looks at the leech thing. The leeches might not be leeches, some are not downloading anyway, and some leeches are some really bad players and are noway our friends. And forcing sharing is not the way to go either, since that invites hacking and is not a show of good faith. I might have lost my files and need professional recovery software before I can give back to the network. So it is a multifaceted issue with no easy solutions that would be fair to the entire community.

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2016, 09:08:14 pm »
Programs that demand forced sharing are on very shakey legal ground but those that do whole computer scanning for files to share are currently illegal in the US following on from a US court ruling in a limewire dispute in which a person claimed that they didn't intend to share copyrighted materials but the scan drives function shared said files without them noticing, thus the initial setup wizard request to share drives or folder in winmx is not included in OurMx so there can be no claims of folks accidentally sharing private or illicit materials by accident, folks have to actively share materials in OurMx theres no way to add folders by accident. .

This isn't the OurMx support area btw so I will curtail any further exchanges by myself here for the reason I mentioned some posts back.

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2016, 06:34:36 am »
Meh.

Some have accused me as a leech because of the way I like how winmx allows you to download some target files, but upload other shared files. (this only in chatrooms btw)

I have not had any problems with getting my downloads from others, while sharing other files that they are interested in trading for. Both sides are happy. Files traded.

I do not consider that to be leeching.

If they dont want to trade theirs for mine, they are free to cut me off. And yet they dont do that.

They either send what im after with no strings, or they queue up and trade for my files.

I see very little bitching and argument with traders lately.

My most annoying one was years ago, some idiot just wanting a file from me, he wasnt even in a trade thing. I was giving freely my file with no want for anything he had.

He ended up flipping shit because I was sending it too slowly. Like wtf?

I dont have infinitley fast Japan fiber access and what makes you feel so entitled?
Go buzz off.

I call that a leech.










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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2016, 08:18:58 am »
i share back what i download... simple...

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2016, 11:56:53 am »
I wasn't referring to "trading," but those who download without sharing ANYTHING. There are occasionally good reasons for that too. For instance, what if they person with 0 files for download were queuing up file recovery software? It is possible that they were sharing before a crash. Or I found those who had their own network who participated with 2+ machines. They were sharing on one of the machines, but not on all, and they would download on the machine that had no uploads.

I'm not a mod, but I do believe we should get back on topic.

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2016, 09:00:58 pm »
Having recently completed my studies, I feel I may now have sufficient time to be able to assist.  GS please decide what help you need from me and drop me a pm to discuss.

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2016, 09:59:36 pm »
Completed eh  :D

The weeks looking up, well done with the studying RebelMx  8)

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Re: For the Restless - OurMX Support Group
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2016, 10:12:21 pm »
Indeed thanks.  Fully qualified on Friday last week, a weekend of celebrations...

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