it seems one problem is that winmx locks onto the file name when it tries to download it. Alot of these bone heads have multiple directories, each with a file of the same name, but differnt sizes. This confuses winmx when its trying to download the file you select. This confustion only ties up the winmx trying to download.. not the bonehead at the other end. If WinMx were coded to grab the whole file path in the search, not just the name, then it would download the file.
anyone who has browsed users, knows the paths are available.
anyhow. at the least, this would start hammering back on the boneheads, drawing on thier bandwith.
OR it would be nice if a coder would put in a filter designed to see multiple files, from the same user, and block them out of the search.
OR incorporate user designable filters in the search window. I am still amazed the search strings are so limited. That you cannot use bolean search charactors and such. (+jazz -blues.. etc)
In the time winmx was down, I tried out the trial version of Limewire. It's biggest plus, to me, is it's user defined filtering, so you can block out kiddy porn and other offending material.
anyhow.. think filters.. and being able to have search results filtered through the ignore list.